OBITUARY

Betty Louise (Bidwell) Wright

September 26, 1937November 21, 2020
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Betty Louise (Bidwell) Wright was born on September 26, 1937 in El Dorado, Kansas to Earl Loyal & Thelma Louise (Frost) Bidwell and passed away in Hesston, KS on November 21, 2020.

Betty married Dean Dale Wright on May 10, 1958 in Whitewater, KS. They were married for 55 years at the time of his passing in September of 2013.

In her younger years Betty taught piano and later worked as an Executive Secretary for Boeing in Everett, WA until her retirement. For several years after, she and Dean were snowbirds who enjoyed wintering in Yuma, AZ.

In her free time Betty enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working on various sewing and quilting projects, enjoyed crafting and jewelry making, and was always up for taking a new arts and crafts class to learn something new.

Betty is survived by his her children: Linda Ingram-Criger, Monte Wright, and Deanna Ice; Step-children; Jim Stonequist & Susan Crook. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her Parents; Earl L. and Thelma L. Bidwell; Sisters, Marylan R. Hall & Helen D. Hensiek; Husband, Dean D. Wright; and Granddaughter, Christina Criger.

A Visitation is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 from 5-8 PM at Petersen Family Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 AM, Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Petersen Family Funeral Home in Newton, KS. This will be followed by a graveside service at Whitewater Cemetery in Whitewater, KS.

Please leave a remembrance for Betty and her family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

  • Family Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Marilyn Ghere

November 24, 2020

Betty was in my graduating class at Whitewater High School. I remember having slumber parties in her folks basement and going on the senior trip. Betty was a very nice person.

Melody Ice

November 23, 2020

I am so thankful for the time that I was able to spend with you and for the opportunity to be creative with your crafting supplies, such as with your many beads! You were so generous and patient as we poured over your collection. It was always fun to come and hang out with you and Grandpa and to just spend time together going to such places as the date farm in Yuma to get a shake. I think you would really like the MeM that we could get put together for you. I love you and am thankful to know that you are in Heaven. I love you Grandma.

-Melody

Linda Ingram-Criger

November 22, 2020

Thank you Mom for all your love you gave me as you brought me up and sharing Jesus with me. I miss you so very much.

I look forward to the day we will be together once again praising Jesus.

Judith Feuss

November 21, 2020

Betty was one of my three Bidwell cousins, all of whom were like sisters. My sister and I had such fun with Betty, Marilyn and Helen every time we were together. We felt so grown up when we were allowed to ride the Doodlebug (train) from ElDorado to Whitewater to visit. Once Betty and I decided we needed to raise a little money so we shaped some of our Playdough into what we thought looked like salt and pepper shakers. After poking them with a few holes from a toothpick, we went door to door in Whitewater selling them. Business was quite brisk until Aunt Thelma discovered our business plan.

Betty, Marilyn and Helen are all at peace now. How I loved them and how I miss them! My sincere sympathy to their children and grandchildren.

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