Betty M. Ray, age 93, formerly of Fort Scott, Kansas, died May 2, 2018 at the Prescott Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, Kansas. She was born May 28, 1924 at LaPorte, Indiana to O.G. and Myrtle Taylor Culver. She graduated from LaPorte High School and South Bend College of Commerce.
She married Donald R. Ray May 12, 1949 in LaPorte, Indiana. They lived in the Los Angeles area for ten years where she was employed by a law firm and then a Certified Public Accountant. In March of 1960, they moved to Pleasanton, Kansas. Over those years she worked as a bookkeeper for the Linn County Farmers Co-op Association, Smith-Miller Construction Company and Fundcraft Publishing, Incorporated until December of 1986. Over this span of thirty-four years in Pleasanton, she assisted her husband with his accounting and tax business. She was a member of the Chapter F.U. P.E.O. in Fort Scott and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post 862 in Pleasanton, Kansas. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Don and a sister, Marian Pope. She is survived by a stepson, Donald Frazier and four grandchildren, Courtney Phillips, Dan Frazier, Steve Frazier, Gale Cohen, and her good friend Lena Lowe.
Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon, Monday, May 7 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Visitation will be from 11 am to service time. Burial will follow at the Pleasanton Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to American Diabetes Association or Prescott Country View Nursing Home.