BETTY VIRGINIA BARRETT

Betty Virginia Barrett, 72, Ottawa, Kan., passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Olathe Medical Center.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, to the service hour at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family plans to meet with friends 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Interment is set for Wilmington Cemetery, Harveyville, Kan.

Betty was born Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1941, in Eskridge, Kan., the daughter of Chester and Melva (Price) Henderson.

She lived in Ottawa since the late 1960s, moving from Harveyville.

She graduated from Harveyville High School with the class of 1959.

Survivors include her two children, Virginia Baker and Kevin Barrett, both of Ottawa; four grandchildren, Dustin Baker and Mellissa Baker, both of Ottawa, Ricky Baker, Lawrence, and Brandon Malone, Ottawa; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah Baker and Alanna Rhoades; siblings, Mary Slade and husband, Bill, Harveyville, Bob Henderson and wife, Janice, Topeka, Don Henderson, Shawnee, Kan., and Jim Henderson and wife, Linda, Hutchinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Betty worked as a waitress for many years, working for the Hill House Café, Horseshoe Café, Windmill Café and the Antique Mall. She also worked as a receptionist, later promoted to case manager, for Ottawa Social Rehabilitation Services from 1959 to 2005. She later worked for Independence Inc. of Lawrence and Ottawa, as a job placement coordinator, from 2004 to 2011.

She was a former member of the Harveyville United Methodist Church.

Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening, cooking and watching “American Pickers” and sports. She also loved being with her dog, Roxie.    

The family suggests memorial contributions to Arbonne Charitable Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com

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