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Betty J. Mowbray

January 14, 1936 — September 6, 2020

Betty J. Mowbray

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Betty J. Mowbray, 84, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 6, 2020, surrounded by family at The Cedars Healthcare Center. She was the former secretary at Trinity Lutheran Church and secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for U.S.D. #418.

Betty was born on January 14, 1936, in Hutchinson, KS, the daughter of Walfred Cornelius and Mabel Florence (Johnson) Briggs. She graduated from Inman High School in 1954. On September 4, 1960, Betty was united in marriage to Duane Mowbray at the Andover Lutheran Church, Windom.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she belonged to WELCA and the Altar Guild.

Survivors include: her loving husband of 60 years, Duane of the home; two children, Darin Mowbray and wife, Billi, of McPherson, KS and Darla Mowbray of Huntington Beach, CA; a sister, Vivian Smith and husband, Howard, of McPherson, KS; three grandchildren, Seth Mowbray (Catherine), Samantha Reitsma (Chance), and Danielle Leiker; and three great-grandchildren, Lillyth Huff, Emery Huff, and Averi Reitsma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, half-brother, Hersal Briggs, and half-sister, Opal Racster.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, September 10, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Leaf officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery. To view a livestream broadcast of the funeral service, click here:

Memorial donations may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Betty J. Mowbray please visit our Sympathy Store.

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