Resthaven Mortuary & Resthaven Gardens of Memory

11800 West Highway 54, Wichita, KS


Betty "Rogene" Gripe

January 10, 1927September 6, 2019

Gripe, Betty "Rogene", 92, passed away September 6, 2019. Rogene was born January 10, 1927 in Wichita, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Thomas Lyle Gripe; infant son, Thomas; father, John Greenstreet; mother and stepfather, Helen and Charles Zarnecke; and granddaughter, Teresa Sanders. She is survived by a son, Roger Gripe of Jarupa Valley, CA; daughters, Shari Hinds and Joyce Sudekum both of Wichita, KS; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren. Rogene sold Avon for 50 years and loved visiting with her many customers and friends, she also loved decorating for the different seasons and holidays. Her favorite past time was working on her many picture albums. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Resthaven Mortuary with visitation 1 hour prior.


  • Roger Gripe, Son
  • Shari Hinds, Daughter
  • Joyce Sudekum, Daughter
  • Thomas Lyle Gripe, Husband (deceased)
  • Thomas Gripe, Infant Son (deceased)
  • John Greenstreet, Father (deceased)
  • Helen Zarnecke, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles Zarnecke, Stepfather (deceased)
  • Teresa Sanders, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Betty also leaves behind six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Shayne Crays, Casket Bearer
  • Cody Crays, Casket Bearer
  • Zach Crays, Casket Bearer
  • Eric Talley, Casket Bearer
  • Thomas Welton, Casket Bearer
  • Shelby Sanders, Casket Bearer
  • David Walker, Honorary Casket Bearer
  • Frank Welton, Honorary Casket Bearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Betty "Rogene" Gripe

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Linda Bird Lair

September 11, 2019

It was always a nice diversion of our summer farm chores to have your family visit. Your mother was so sweet to gift us bottles of Avon perfume and lotion. Peace. Linda Bird Lair

Margaret Stanfield

September 11, 2019

I’m always thankful that aunt Rogene would contact me or I could contact her when she was in her home. She would update me on her family and her Avon, which she dearly loved. She sent me pictures of some of my family as she was making moves to go into the nursing home. I actually got to go and visit her once in Kansas not that many years ago.. I’m glad that she had her friends and family to be with her . Her daughter and granddaughters sure did a good job helping take care of her