MCDONALD, Kan. -- Betty Vergean Edgett Jenik, 79, died Sunday (June 24, 2007) at Homestead Health and Rehabilitation Center in Garden City, Kan.
She was born at the family home in McDonald, April 16, 1928, to Edna Ellis and Fred Edgett.
She was married to Beldon Jenik on Sept. 25, 1949, in Oakley, Kan. They lived in McDonald until 1964, when they moved to Castle Rock, Colo.
She worked as a grocery store clerk and later as a factory worker at Ensign Bickford making detonating primacord and then retired. In 1987, they moved back to McDonald where she helped the Lyons with farm sales serving food, helping with community dinners and the American Legion dinners.
In 2002, she moved to Oberlin to be near Beldon who was a resident at the Cedar Living Center. She and her dog Lucy moved to Moyock, N.C., in 2003, after his passing and lived with her daughter, JoAnn and family until 2006 when she came to live with her daughter, Karen and husband in Garden City. In October of 2007, she moved into Homestead Health and Rehabilitation Center in Garden City.
She attended the Church of God in McDonald and First Christian Church services at Homestead.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Beldon; four brothers, Harold Edgett, Lester Edgett, Earl Edgett and Willard Edgett; two sisters, Leola Gaughan and Erma Randall; and one great-grandson, Cameron Brecka.
Survivors include her children, Karen Ham and husband, Jay D. of Garden City, Kyle Jenik and wife, Vicky of Thornton, Colo., JoAnn Cleveland and husband, Dan of Moyock, N.C., and Shelley Adams and husband, Bruce of Littleton, Colo.; two sisters, Joan Vontz of Benkelman and Wauneta Schnerwerk of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Wayne Edgett of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lloyd Edgett of Burleson, Texas; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.
Graveside services will be at the Grace Cemetery in McDonald at 10 a.m., on Friday with the Rev. Robert Nuckolls presiding.
There is no visitation. Her body was cremated. Condolences may be sent to priceandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Homestead Health and Rehabilitation Center or St. Catherine Hospital Hospice both in Garden City or the McDonald Senior Center all in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main, Garden City, KS 67846.
Price and Sons Funeral Home of Garden City is in charge of arrangements.