Obituary: Betty R. Walters

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05/16/1941 – 08/18/2022

Betty Walters sadly and unexpectedly passed away last week, she was 81 years of age. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Betty was born in Ft. Scott, KS to Everett Roland Wheeler and Margaret Louise Henness, the oldest of six children born to the couple. She attended school in Osawatomie, graduating high school in 1958. In October she married Larry W. Walters of Garnett, whom she met on a blind date, the couple celebrated nearly 65 years together and had one daughter, Stephanie Chamberlain, all of Lawrence.
Betty worked several jobs in her lifetime including a nurse’s aide, waitress, cashier, and housekeeper, but nothing was more important to her than her family. She enjoyed spending time with her sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews at family gatherings and camping trips at the lake.

Betty is survived by her husband and daughter of the home, one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, one sister, and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests donations to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association or to the family to help with expenses, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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