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Betty J. Mock

June 1, 1928 ~ April 23, 2017

Betty June (Ford) Mock, died surrounded by her loved ones at her home, on Sunday morning, April 23, in Argonia, Kansas at the age of 88.

Betty is survived by her son, William & (Rhonda) Mock of Argonia; grandchildren, Richelle & (Galen) Greene of Argonia, William & (Kelly) Mock of Argonia, Raline & (Lincoln) Crampton, of Winfield, Rebecca & (Justin) Payne of Geuda Springs. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Lane & (Autumm) Greene, Leander Greene, Laramie Greene, Amber Gelsinger & (T.J.Collins), Brennon Mock, Seth Butler & (Brandi Regier), Parker Butler, Gabriel Crampton, Laila Crampton, Grace Crampton, Claire Crampton, Danielle Payne & (Alex Jones), Lauren Payne, Addison Payne; great-great grandson, Theo Jones and soon to be great-great grandson Sawyer Collins. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, William Glendon Mock; her parents, Lovell & Nellie Ford; her brother, Jimmie Ford and her beloved grandmother.

Betty was born on June 1, 1928, in Edna, Kansas to Lovell & Nellie (Mitchell) Ford. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1946. She married William Glendon Mock, on October 27, 1948, after he proposed to her at the skating rink. The couple welcomed one son, William Martin, who was her pride and joy. During her marriage, Betty spent many years as a sheet metal worker for Cessna. She also held many cooking jobs through the years. Her most talked about moment of cooking was for the workers in Denali National Park in Alaska. She then spent many years as a greeter at the Derby Walmart before she finally retired and moved to Argonia to be closer to her family.

Betty was known for her baking skills and often tried to teach her daughter-in-law and granddaughters how to make her famous cinnamon rolls, to which they never really could figure out her way of measuring things. She was a loving individual who was very proud and passionate about her family. She loved to share stories about her family with anyone who would listen.

Visitation with the family present will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, at Schaeffer Mortuary, in Caldwell, Kansas with internment to follow at the Caldwell Cemetery. Reverend Don Cross will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life.

The family would like to thank the workers from Sumner County Home Health and RiverCross Hospice for their care and dedication to Betty in her months and days before her death.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sumner County Home Health or RiverCross Hospice via the funeral home.

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Our thoughts and prayers are

Tim & Karen Fuchs - 04/24/2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time!


Thoughts and Prayers

David Bowles - 04/24/2017

My thoughts and prayers are going out to the family during this diffficult time.


To Bill and Rhonda

Rod & Dorothy O... - 04/24/2017

Sorry that your mother Betty is gone. She was a wonderful lady and good neighbor to my mother at the manor. She was always in a good spirit and concerned about others. We will all miss her.


Bill, Kelly and family,

Connie Applegat... - 04/25/2017

Bill, Kelly and family,

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.


The Mock Family

Dionne Wenciker - 04/25/2017

I have the best memories of Grandma Mock trying to teach Richelle and I how to make her cinnamon rolls and the diaster we made of her kichen. Grandma blessed so many people with her kindness and smile. Praying that you'll find comfort in your memories of her.


To the Mock Family

Becky (nee Dawson) - 04/26/2017

I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. Betty was very special and my father William Dawson spoke very fondly of her. When I met her she was so very pleasant and had the best smile. I was so happy that she wanted to stay close as family. The first time I met her was sometime in the late 1980's when we visited her in Kansas. We had a wonderful visit with her. The next time was in 2008 when your family visited us Maryland to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Over all the years she kept in touch with my family by phone and cards. She was a very loving person and will be greatly missed. I'm thankful that she kept in contact with the Mock family from afar! I admired her love of family; work ethic; sense for adventure and sunny disposition. I wish I would have been able to have spent more time with her. My prayers to everyone.


We are so sorry of the

Don and BETTY Dody - 04/27/2017

We are so sorry of the passing of Betty. I got to visit with her a short time ago wgen I went down with Ermina. She was a special friend. Everyone loved her . Prayers for the family.



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