Obituary: Betty Mock

Betty June (Ford) Mock died surrounded by her loved ones at her home on Sunday morning, April 23, 2017, in Argonia,  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, and Rebecca (Justin) Payne of Geuda Springs. She also is survived by her 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 and 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 and Nellie Ford; her brother, Jimmie Ford; and her beloved grandmother.

Betty was born on June 1, 1928, in Edna, Kan., to Lovell and Nellie (Mitchell) Ford. She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1946. She married William Glendon Mock, on Oct. 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 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the mortuary.

A funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 28, at Schaeffer Mortuary, in Caldwell, with interment to follow at the Caldwell Cemetery. The Rev. 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 the 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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Arrangements are by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kan.