Betty Ann Winters, 96, of Overland Park, passed away in the early hours of the morning of Jan. 31, 2023, at the Village at Mission Senior Living in Prairie Village. She was surrounded by family in her final hours.
A celebration of her life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Ave. The visitation will precede the celebration, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Memorial Gardens at 11200 Metcalf Ave.
Betty was born to Orbra and Rosenia “Rosie” Graham on July 25, 1926 in Denoya, Oklahoma. She grew up on the family farm in Eugene, Missouri. She married her childhood sweetheart Arthur Winters on April 20, 1946, and the pair were married for 60 years. After 35 years, she retired from Swift and Co. in 1984.
She volunteered more than 13,300 hours at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center crocheting hats for newborns and baking cookies, attended Countryside Christian Church for more than 65 years, volunteered at the Catholic Charities consignment shop TurnStyles in Overland Park, made hats for the Johnson County Christmas Bureau and Head Start, was a Lizziette of the Tin Lizzies, was involved in the American Legion Auxiliary Post 370 and the VFW Auxiliary Post 846 and was a lifetime member of the Daughters of the Nile.
She enjoyed playing as much bingo as humanly possible, dominoes, crocheting, dancing to polka music, dining out and spending time with her family. Betty was always one to speak her mind and was fiercely independent. She will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and neighbor as well as an active member of her community.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Art, her brother Bob Graham and her granddaughter Paige Winters. She is survived by her sister Wanda Lou Tucker; her children Shiela (Jerry) Ogden and Kevin (Joan) Winters; three grandchildren, Lori (Robert) McLaughlin, Barry Ogden and Jeff (Megan) Winters; and seven great grandchildren, Kaylie McLaughlin, Sarah McLaughlin, Addison McLaughlin, Samantha Ogden, Greyson Winters, Jackson Winters and William Winters.
Gifts in Betty’s memory can be sent to the Countryside Christian Church Scholarship Fund (6101 Nall Ave, Mission, KS, 66202) or the Abdallah Shriners Children’s Transportation Fund (5300 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS, 66202).
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