Obituaries

Betty L. Stephenson 1928 - 2009 Tonganoxie

Tonganoxie — Services for Betty L. Stephenson, 81, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Stephenson died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Joplin, Mo., the daughter of Myril and Lila Elliff Irick. Mrs. Stephenson worked for Hartzfelds department store in Kansas City, Mo., and the Franklin Creamery in Tonganoxie. She retired as a teller for First State Bank and Trust in Tonganoxie after 31 years. She was a member of Tonganoxie United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, P.E.O. Chapter HS, Parental Study Club, TLC Club and Ladies Bridge Club, all of Tonganoxie.
She married William J. Stephenson Jr. on May 28, 1950. He died earlier.
Survivors include a son, R.J. and wife Karen, Tonganoxie; two daughters, Sheri Ussery and husband Charles, and Martha Schiltz and husband Robert, all of Tonganoxie; a sister, Reva Irick, Lawrence; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.
Online condolences can be made at quisenberryfh.com.