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Betty L. Sumner

January 30, 1925 — September 13, 2023

Betty L. Sumner, age 98, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the Anderson County Hospital.

She was born on January 30, 1925, in Ottawa, Kansas, the daughter of William J. and Mabel Glasser Marks, the tenth of eleven children.

Betty was united in marriage to J.H. "Pete" Sumner on June 23, 1943, in Ottawa, Kansas. They celebrated over 75 years together. This union was blessed with five children, Joe "Butch", Joyce, Lloyd, Larry and Ron.

She grew up in the Chippewa Hills, west of Ottawa, Kansas, and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1943. Betty lived most of her life around the Anderson County area. Her passions included sewing, gardening, flowers and family. Betty enjoyed attending her children and grandchildren's sports activities and spent many hours playing cards with friends and family, and always enjoyed winning.

Betty worked various jobs with a majority of her years at JC Penney's until retiring in 1987.

She was always there to support her friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; all of her siblings; and her husband of 75 years, Pete Sumner.

Betty is survived by her five children, Joe "Butch" Sumner and wife Sharon, Joyce Malone and husband John, Lloyd Sumner and wife Bobbie, Larry Sumner and wife Diana, Ron Sumner and wife Darla; ten grandchildren, Jodi (Matt) Hickman, Jason (Mary) Sumner, Michelle (Ashley Smith), Shawn (Denise) Malone, Keara (Scott Brown), Trisha (Jason Foltz), Cindy (Derek McDonnell), Kirk (Robin) Sumner, Drew (Haley) Sumner, and Dylan (Charissa) Sumner; sixteen great grandchildren, Haley, Austin (Brooke) and Jenna Hickman, Cali, Caitlyn and Coleson Foltz, Avery, Morgan and Josie Sumner, Josh and Jake Smith, Mac Sumner, Paxton and Allison Sumner, Kennedy and Griffin McDonnell; one great-great grandson Kase Hickman; several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, September 18, 2023, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Betty's family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or the donor's choice in her name and left in the care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation with Family Present

Sunday, September 17, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Funeral Service

Monday, September 18, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Burial

Monday, September 18, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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