Archive for Monday, April 10, 2006

Betty Ellen Mize-Lewis

April 10, 2006

Services for Betty Ellen Mize-Lewis, 82, were Saturday, April 8, at R.L. Leintz Funeral, Leavenworth. Burial was in Oskaloosa Cemetery.

Mrs. Mize-Lewis died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Saint John Hospital, Leavenworth.

She was born July 11, 1923, in Oneida, the daughter of Carl Nolan Mize and Edith Mae Zeigler-Mize-Orr.

Mrs. Mize-Lewis was a longtime resident of Topeka and Overbrook, before moving to Leavenworth in 1993. She had worked many years at Hallmark Cards in Topeka and Osage City before retiring in 1988. She also ran an antique store, The Recovery Room, in Leavenworth for five years.

She was a member of The Fortress of Faith Church in Leavenworth. She started the ministry "God's Open Closet," a free garage sale for people in need. It still continues at the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarance "Louie" Lewis, and a son, Phillip Eugene Lewis.

Survivors include a brother, Herb Mize, Oskaloosa; two daughters, Barbara Trickel, Leavenworth, and Trula Hummerick, Lansing; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to God's Open Closet at the Fortress of Faith Church in Leavenworth, sent in care of the funeral home, 4701 Tenth Ave., Leavenworth 66048.

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