Betty Chalender

Gravesides services for Betty Jean Chalender, 81, Baldwin City, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Reno Cemetery in Reno, Kansas.

Mrs. Chalender died Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab.

She was born May 26, 1937, in Lawrence, Kansas, to Aloysius and Josephine Kerr Powell.

Mrs. Chalender was a homemaker for most of her life and also worked as a custodian at The University of Kansas. She enjoyed feeding birds, gardening, fishing, and boating, traveling, and watching KU basketball.

She married Robert R. Chalender, October 12, 1953, in Lawrence, Kansas. He preceded her in death.

Survivors include four children, James Chalender of Topeka, Kansas, Dale Chalender and wife Krista of Big Lake, Alaska, Debbie Schlesener and husband Kenny of Redding, Kansas, and Richard Chalender and wife Debbie of Baldwin City, Kansas; sisters, Rosemary Robinson of Oklahoma, Judy Johanning and husband Orville of Baldwin City, Kansas, Darlene Schwartz and husband Allan of Baldwin City, Kansas, Dorothy Johanning and husband Richard of Baldwin City, Kansas; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, William Powell, Allen Powell, Robert Powell, and George Powell, and a grandchild.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 3-4 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Cindy Hout...

So very sorry for your loss. Allen and Cindy Hout

From Linda Brey...

So very sorry for your loss Rick and Debbie.

From Kari Wempe...

Debbie and Rick and family, sending peace and sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts.

From Rita Fulks...

I am so sorry for your loss.

From Eric & Tessa Schwarz...

We are so sorry for your lost. Aunt Betty will be dearly missed by all. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

From Debbie Sparkes...

Rick and Debbie, Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

From Darlene and Ike Taylor...

Rick Debby Jared Kylie Hunter, And all the rest the family our hearts are broken for you all may your mom rest in peace and that you share all the memories of a lifetime

From Jo Arnold...

Sorry for your loss

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