Betty L. Steenbock

Funeral services for Betty L. Steenbock, 77, Baldwin City, KS will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Worden United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Topeka. Betty passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation.

Betty was born on December 18, 1942 in Ft. Scott, KS, the daughter of Raymond and Cecile (Leffler) Streeter.

Known for getting things done, Betty was involved in numerous activities and organizations over the years. She was a former member of the Lion’s Club, National Letter Carriers Union Auxiliary, and Douglas County Trail Riders, just to name a few. Even while residing at the Care Center she was a true leader, and served as president of the Resident Council for VI years. She was also a member of the Worden United Methodist Church and occasionally attended Grace United Methodist Church when she lived in Topeka.

Betty was most at home in the kitchen and everyone benefitted. There isn’t a person who can’t name a favorite food or dessert made by Betty. Her Rueben’s, Chicken and Noodles, Peach butter, peanut brittle, cinnamon candy and mayonnaise cake top the list. She truly enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, gardening. She shook up the dust on any dance floor and loved to sing, despite how off key she was. Nothing was more important to Betty than family. She loved her family with all her heart and she made every friend feel like family. Whether it was the huge 4th of July picnic she hosted, a family dinner after church on Sunday, Bingo at the Care Center, or even the casino, Betty lit up the room with her warmth and laughter and she will be sorely missed by all.

She married David McCrary in April 1960. They later divorced. She then married Dale Steenbock on February 24, 1995. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her daughter, Theresa (Kenneth) Bateson, Eudora, Margaret (Sean) Hadle, Dodge City, KS; son, George (Cheryl) McCrary, Baldwin City, KS; stepchildren, Randy (Brenda) Steenbock, Topeka, Rick (Michelle) Steenbock, Colorado, Dusty Steenbock, Topeka; six grandchildren, David Bateson, Eudora, Kaylin McCrary, Raymore, MO, Madeline McCrary, Baldwin City; John Hadle, Minnesota, Katy Hadle, Minnesota, Kourtney (Nick) Larmer, Dodge City; two sisters, Anna Mae Berndt, Topeka, Ruthie Hatfield, Lawrence; brother, Raymond Streeter, Ft. Scott; 10 step grandchildren, 12 step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Krystal Bateson.

The family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Worden United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Betty Steenbock Garden Club Memorial for the Baldwin Healthcare Center and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

9 Condolences

  1. George & Cheryl Hunsinger on September 29, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    To the whole family, was saddened to read about Betty. She was always a joy to be around. now she is watching down on all of us, so we better step up our game. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  2. Steve Isham on September 30, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    She was a treasure and a joy to so many. Prayers to the family. She will be missed.

  3. Penny J Westgate on September 30, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Betty always had something positive to say and rarely complained. She was fun and delightful. I wish I could’ve talked to her again. Till we meet again Betty! Everyone who knew you will miss you!

  4. Darlene Bohannon on September 30, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Uncle Dale and Family..I am truly sorry for your loss..
    Love from niece Darlene Ferren-Bohannon

  5. Lori Kissinger-Hazen on September 30, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    My husband and I got to know Betty when my father was living at Bakdwin Healthcare. She was so sweet, always smiling and always caring. She and my husband made good friends over the years. We were even blessed with one of her paintings which hangs in our kitchen. We will miss Betty and will be praying for her family. Rest with God, dear lady.

  6. Elvi Freudenhammer on October 1, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Please accept my condolences. My thoughts will be with your family during this difficult time.

  7. Mark and Heather Huettner on October 1, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    George and Cheryl and family,
    Our condolences. Mark and I send our warmest hugs and prayers. We are sorry to miss Betty’s service. Know that we love you all and hold you near in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Nancy Blankenship on October 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Dale and Family, I am so saddened to read of Bettys passing. My prayers of comfort to each of you. Betty was such a joy to know.

    Nancy Blankenship

  9. Jill Hasty on October 8, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Theresa and family… big hugs to you during this time.

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