She was born June 13, 1931, in White Cloud. Bettye went to school at Morrill until the fifth grade when her mother, Zereda Wagner, got a job as a telephone company agent at White Cloud. She went to school in White Cloud through her freshman year. Her sophomore year she returned to Morrill High School. During her junior and senior years, her mother worked at the telephone company at Hiawatha, and Bettye graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1949.
Bettye worked at Duckwalls while going to school and Byer Clothing Store a year after graduation. She married Dale Bosse of Wheaton on May 21, 1950. Later, the family moved to a farm northwest of Sabetha. They then moved to a farm south of Hamlin. Dale and Bettye worked at the Hamlin Elevator for 20 years. Dale was mayor of Hamlin, and Bettye was the treasurer. She also was the treasurer of the Hamlin Cemetery for 17 years.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Sabetha and a member of the LWML. She volunteered at the preschool. In her spare time, Bettye loved to draw and write poems.
Bettye is survived by her husband, Dale, of the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha; four children, Leonard (Brenda) Bosse of Westcliffe, Colo., Dan (Cindy) Bosse of Spring Hill, Doyle (Melissa) Bosse of Marianna, Fla., and Brenda (Douglas) Rodvelt of Horton; 17 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the First Lutheran Church in Sabetha. Pastors Michael Dunaway and Sean Kilgo will officiate. Interment will follow at the Morrill Cemetery. Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Friday, March 16, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening. Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church or Apostolic Christian Home and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124. S. 7th St., Hiawatha, KS 66434. Online condolences may be made to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.
The Sabetha Herald 3/14/2018