Betty Jo Ledbetter, 84, passed away peacefully at her home on Nov. 24, 2012.
The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of El Dorado. A meal will be served immediately following the service. All family and friends are invited to join in this time of fellowship to remember Betty Jo and celebrate her life.
Betty Jo was born in El Dorado and graduated from El Dorado High School and Butler County Community College. She was married to Robert Ledbetter for more than 30 years. She lived in Tulsa, moved overseas to Iran for eight years and then settled in Irving, Texas. She went back to college when she was 50 and earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Women’s University and became a school teacher and librarian. She retired and moved to El Dorado 20 years ago. She was actively involved in First United Methodist Church as a Sunday school teacher, librarian and member of the choir. She loved to teach children to read and volunteered at Grandview elementary school. She was also devoted to learning and teaching Kansas history and volunteered at the Butler County Historical Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Robette Brooks and her husband Chuck Brooks of Denver; Robette’s stepchildren, David Brooks of Long Beach, Calif., and Laura Isaacson of Beaverton, Ore.; her sisters, Fern Lucas of El Dorado, Violet Mattix of Great Bend and Dorothy Willhite of El Dorado; and many nieces and nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her sister, Opal Ellis; brother, Donald Locke; and parents, Joe and Myrtle Locke.
A memorial in her memory may be made to First United Methodist Church of El Dorado; 421 W. Central Ave, El Dorado, KS 67042. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.