Funeral service for Betty Luella Otto, 71, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Saturday, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Otto died Wednesday July 23, 2014, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
She was born August 3, 1942, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of John Neal and Luella Gray Banks. She graduated from Lawrence High School. Betty worked for KU Alumni for 49 years as a Records Clerk and retired in 2012.
Betty married Ronald Otto on November 4, 2005, at Clearfield Church in Eudora. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a sister Reta Banks, Lawrence, KS, a brother John W. Banks, Osage City, KS, four nieces Debra Heath, McLouth, KS, Diana Huseby, Lawrence, KS, Mary Banks, Lawrence, KS, Sharon Watson, Lyndon, KS; and her three boys Ralph, Rex, and Scotty.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Luella Banks, sister in law Margaret Ann Banks, great nephew Nathan L. Hall, and great great nephew Cody Blake McNish.
Friends may call from 8 am until service time on Saturday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 1 until service time.
The family suggests memorials made to the Clearfield Church sent in care of the funeral home P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
I am so sorry for the loss of a friend like Betty. She was always upbeat. Her faith in God got her through her illness. I will miss her.
I was very saddened and shocked to read of Betty’s death. The last time I talked to her at LMH she indicated that she was doing better.
Her first words to me–every time I saw her–were “I loved your mother”. My mother was Betty’s elementary grade school teacher for all eight years at Washington Creek School.
Betty’s positive attitude and ready smile will always be remembered.
With deepest sympathy,
Mary Demeritt Gordon
Reta, Ronnie, and all. I was privileged to know Betty after selling her and Reta a car. What an awesome, giving, person she was. I am blessed to have known her. My prayers are with you.
My prayers are with you all, may God’s Loving Comfort enfold you at this sorrowful time.
Reta, John and family, also Ronnie many condolences to u. Betty will be remembered as my uncle Charles Howe s wife she had such a bubbly sweet soul and loved everyone. I and my children loved her dearly. God bless you all in this time of sorrow….
Betty was such a wonderful, thoughtful person and brought such happiness every time you would see her. I still have the lovely ornaments she would make for the KU Alumni Association staff and I hang them on my tree every year. Thoughts and prayers to her friends and family at this difficult time.
Dear Ronnie and Family,
Betty was the kind of person you meet once in a life time! Such a loving, giving lady and always thinking about someone else..I know she is dancing and singing in heaven..RIP Betty..We love You
Dear Ronnie, Reta & Family: Betty will definitely be missed by all who knew her. She was such an energetic and giving person with a great enthusiasm for life. KUAA is not the same without her. RIP, Betty. We love you.
My prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.
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