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Betty L. Ryan, age 88, departed this life on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas surrounded by family after struggling with illness. She was born on a farm north of Hoxie, Kansas on October 21, 1934, in Sheridan County, Kansas, the daughter of Obie Alton and Florence Bell Long Martin.
Betty was the middle child and praised her mother for making a nice, loving home for her and her older brother and younger sister. Her grandparents, whom she loved deeply, lived close to the family farm. At age twelve, her father was injured, which required her to start working with her mother hanging wallpaper. While she was in high school, she continued to work at local cafes.
Through a cousin of hers, she met Carrol “Andy” Anderson of Penokee, Kansas. They fell in love and were married on July 22, 1950, by a Methodist preacher where she went to Sunday School as a child. They moved to Colby, Kansas, and four daughters were born to them. Dana, Delinda, Debbie, & Denise. She enjoyed nothing more than making a good home for her family. In 1962, the family moved to Scott City, Kansas, a place she called home. In 1965, she accepted the Lord as her personal Savior and was baptized. She committed her entire life to serving the Lord and became active in the church throughout those years. She loved singing, teaching, serving on the church board, and being a hostess to many.
In 1977, she found herself single and in a working world. During that time, she met Eugene Ryan and they were married on February 17, 1984, in Scott City, Kansas. This year they celebrated 39 years of marriage. She worked at the Security State Bank in Scott City, Kansas for 23 years and retired in 1999.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a past member of the Church of the Nazarene both of Scott City, Kansas
Survivors include her Husband - Eugene P. Ryan of Scott City, Kansas, Three Daughters - Dana & Steve Edwards of Scott City, Kansas, Debbie Kirk of Enid, Oklahoma, Denise & Steve Wishon of Lawrence, Kansas, One Son In Law - Max Edwards of Scott City, Kansas, One Sister - Bea Rasmussen of South Charleston, West Virginia, One Half Sister - Esther & James Armknecht of Dighton, Kansas, Nine Grandchildren, Twenty Seven Great Grandchildren, Three Great Great Grandchildren, Three Step Children - Dave & Jeanie Ryan, Debbie & Jon Bratt, Melody & Melvin Rogers, Twenty Five Step Grandchildren and many Step Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, One Daughter - Delinda Edwards, One Brother - Bob Martin, One Sister - Mary Ann Martin, One Son In Law - Don Kirk, One Step Son - Mike Ryan, One Step Daughter - Linda Morris, One Step Son In Law - Larry Morris, and One Step Granddaughter - Heidi Morris.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas with Rev. Kyle Evans presiding.
In Lieu Of Flowers, memorials can be written to the Hopes Closet in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 553, Scott City, Kansas, 67871.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington Street, Scott City, Kansas.
Interment will be held in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas.