Betty Lou Craft

February 13, 1935 - September 12, 2020
Betty Craft

Betty Lou Craft age 85, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Windsor Place in Iola. Betty was born on February 13, 1935 in Bolivar, Mo., the daughter of Jess Harrison Sr. and Nellie May Davis.

In 1952 Betty moved to Kansas, she married Harold Dean Wasson and they had four children. On September 13, 1959, Harold passed away. In 1961, Betty married James Emery Craft in Ft. Worth, TX. , and they had four children and James passed away in 1971.

While raising her family, Betty worked at Advance Systems in Chanute building homes. In her free time she enjoyed working in her garden, sewing and making quilts. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Betty is survived by:

Zelma Jane Pease (sister)

Seven Children:

Dena Burket husband Don

Beverly Beggs husband Georgre

Cheryl Williams

Dean Shultz and Ginny Doll

James Craft and wife Wanda

Rex Craft and wife Lisa

Rena Craft husband Marvin

35 Grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, 9 siblings, both husbands Harold Wasson and James Craft, daughter Ronda Jack. Grandchildren: Rex Craft Jr, Samantha Jack, Brandy Jack, great grandson Jordin Brackett.

Cremation has been requested and a graveside inurnment will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:30 PM at Elmwood Cemetery (across the street from Memorial Park Cemetery on East 14th St., Chanute) Memorials have been suggested to the Windsor Place Activities and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at: www.countrysidefh.com Services entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720