Betty Jean Edwards

July 28, 1934 ~ February 9, 2020 (age 85)


Betty’s life began on July 28, 1934 in El Dorado, KS; the daughter of Harold and Thelma (Truman) Honn. Betty was united in marriage to Gary Gene Edwards in 1952 at the age of seventeen. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and camping with Gary. Betty took up flower arranging and was a garden club member. She loved playing cards with family and friends ‘til the wee morning hours. Her greatest joy in life was her family which includes her children Steve (Sue) Edwards of El Dorado, Leah (Tony L.) Gray of Ozark, MO; grandchildren Dawn Thomas of Wichita, Jill (Aaron) Butcher of El Dorado, Tyson Gray of Denver, CO, Lucas (Jessica) Gray of Thayer, KS, Andrea (Justin) Ricke of Murrieta, CA, Jesse (Melissa) Gray of Colorado Springs, CO; 13 great grandchildren; siblings Truman (Helga) Honn of Topeka, KS and Maureen West of Topeka, KS. Betty passed away on February 9, 2020 in Augusta. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gary and her parents. Friends may gather with the family from 5-7pm, on Wednesday, February 12 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, February, 13 at 1pm at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home. Betty will be laid to rest at Walnut Valley Memorial Park in El Dorado. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Susan B. Allen Cancer Center or to the Wichita Alzheimer’s Association. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Betty at

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February 12, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carlson Funeral Home
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042

February 13, 2020

1:00 PM to TBD
Carlson Colonial Chapel
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042


Walnut Valley Memorial Park

El Dorado, KS 67042


Susan B. Allen Cancer Center
720 W. Central, El Dorado KS 67042
Tel: 1-316-321-3300

Alzheimer's Association
1820 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita KS 67214

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