Betty Jean Bobbett

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Betty Jean Bobbett, age 87, of Nevada, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, in Butler, following a brief illness. Betty was born June 7, 1926, in Nevada, to James Franklin Carroll and Florence (Daily) Carroll. She was married to Buford Bobbett on July 9, 1945, in Iola, Kan., and he preceded her in death on July 22, 1998.

Betty grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada schools. She was a lifelong resident of Nevada. Betty worked at Keys Work Clothes, Kresses Department Store, Bob's Shoe Store, Nevada News, and Country Inn & Suites. She was a homemaker. Betty enjoyed camping, shopping -- especially garage sales, most of all she enjoyed her grandchildren and all of the holidays.

Survivors include one son, Rick Bobbett and his wife, Patricia, Nevada; one daughter, Sherrie Simpson and her husband, Carl, Butler, Mo.; five grandchildren, Whitney Weiss and her husband, Matt, Butler, Chace Simpson, Butler, Tiffany Crawford and her husband, Bryan, Nixa, Mo., Kevin Bobbett and his wife, Sandy, Nevada, and Karrie Hold, Nevada; nine great-grandchildren, Kinslee Weiss, Hailee, Austin and Braden Villareal, Peyton and new baby Crawford, Kayla and Karly Hold, and Ryan and Megan Bobbett; two great-great-grandchildren, Riley and Trevor Bobbett; daughter in-law, Lonnie Bobbett; a special aunt, Inez Bobbett; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Buford, she was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Bobbett; four sisters; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Ron Dunlap officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made in Betty's memory to the American Cancer Society in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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