Betty L. Leslie

Memorial services for Betty L. Leslie, 90, Lecompton will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Lecompton United Methodist Church in Lecompton. Betty passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

Betty was born December 4, 1927 in Independence, KS the daughter of Harold and Beryl (Wilson) Webber.

She worked at The Douglas County Treasurers Office for many years and The KU Endowment.

She married William Leslie on March 6, 1947 in Oskaloosa, KS. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her daughter, Bonny (Steve) Fugett; two sons, Dennis (Joy) Leslie, Jim (Gena) Leslie; 7 grandchildren; Dennis Leslie, Stacy Slater, John Leslie, Torrie Ellis, Julie Fugett, Andy Leslie, Jennifer Goetz; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and brother, William Webber and brother-in-law, Homer Leslie.

Betty was preceded on death by her parents and sister, Pauline Carpenter.

Betty had many interests. She was a consummate seamstress and was also an excellent cook. She loved making ceramics. Betty volunteered many hours maintaining records for the Lecompton Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening and raised beautiful African violets. Her outdoor activities included fishing and hunting mushrooms. Betty and her husband, Bill traveled the United States together on numerous bus tours.

The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 13, 2018 also at the church. Her burial will be at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to Lecompton Historical Society or Lecompton United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Sally Arnold on September 26, 2018 at 8:07 am

    So sorry For your loss. Betty was such a delightful lady.

  2. Lori Blaylock on September 26, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Betty was a great lady. I enjoyed working with her at KU Endowment. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

  3. Charles L Bloss Jr on September 26, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Bill and Betty sold us a building site over 32 years ago. They were just like a second set of parents to each of us, as our parents had passed. Betty made the best apple pie I have ever tasted. Just out of the blue one day she called and told me to stop by. I did, and she gave me the pie. By the time my wife was home, half of it was gone. We loved each member of their family, Betty was like the glue that held the family together. What a delightful lady, many a time I prayed and thanked HIM for knowing her. Her heart was as good as her cooking. I have prayed for her each day since she got sick. I am happy that my parents, and my wife’s will get to know her now, as we have.

  4. Joyce Behlke on October 3, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I know you will miss the wonderful things she did for you and the community. She was always very friendly. Thinking about your whole family.

  5. Connie Norwood Stilson on October 3, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    I am so very sad to lose Betty Lee from this life. When she was first ill and at Pioneer Ridge, my mother, Louise (Webber) Norwood, also a resident of Pioneer Ridge, asked me to take her to Betty Lee’s room for a visit. At that time, she was very much herself and I am so glad we enjoyed that visit. Betty Lee’s father, Harold and Louise’s father, Lloyd, were brothers. I’ve known her my whole life and am so thankful God has blessed me with such good memories.

  6. Aaron Kaser on November 19, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, mother, grandma, great grandma. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the memories. Kaser/Christy Family

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