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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Betty Berry

Betty Gene Berry

Wednesday, July 18th, 1951 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Betty Gene Berry, 68, of Olathe, KS, passed away Sept. 24, 2019. Visitation will be held 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sun., Sept. 29, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Funeral will be held 10:00 am Mon., Sept. 30, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Condolences may be left at

Betty was born July 18, 1951 in Kansas City, KS to Gene Henry and Betty Lou (Eldridge) Slickelman. She grew up in Sugar Creek, MO as a little girl, she moved to Johnson County in the 1960’s, later to KCMO for thirteen years and back to Olathe in 2003. Betty earned her Associate Degree from JCCC. She worked as a Graphic Artist for the KCMO School District for seventeen years; retiring in 2010. Betty was a special mom, “mamo,” sister and friend. Her greatest joys in life were watching all her grandchildren’s activities and having her annual Christmas Eve celebration with everyone of the family at her house. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, plants, bowling, playing pool, estate sales and going to the YMCA with her friends. Betty attended New City Church in Edgerton, KS. She will be dearly missed by family and friends especially her tail-wagging lap dog Dexter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Caden Powers, grandson; Donna Nelson, sister; son-in-law, George Haworth and first husband, Junior Hendrickson. Betty is survived by her children: Teresa Lynn Hendrickson-Haworth, Olathe, KS, Regina Hendrickson-Meyer, Galveston, TX, Octavia (Lance) Hendrickson-Crist, Gardner, KS and Tony (Wendy) Powers, Gardner, KS; brother, Michael (Barbara) Keefer, Olathe, KS and sister, Laveda Wicks, KCMO; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren with another on the way; former husbands: Glyn Ray Powers, Edgerton, KS and Herbert Berry, KY.

Her most precious canine companion in her life was Duchess. She was very smart and protective of her. Do-Girl passed away in 2015.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, September 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Service

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 10:00am
    Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
    106 South Center
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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  • Interment

    Gardner Cemetery
    300 South Poplar Street
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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Gene and Jeffrey

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Dear Gina Our deepest sympathy for you and your family Gene and Jeffrey at Bistro 303
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Dawn and Wayne Whalen

Posted at 09:34am
With heartfelt condolences, we are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.
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Patty Cupp

Posted at 12:14pm
Our condolences to Bettys family she was our neighbor a very sweet lady loved her to pieces. Aly, Teresa and Pete I am sorry for your loss and praying for your healing and your families healing. We love all of you guys and are here for you if you need anything.

Nicole Powers Suarez

Posted at 12:01am
To my brother Tony, I am so sorry to hear that your mother, who was my step mother at one time, has gone to a better place. There are no words that I can Express enuff about how sorry I am that your mother is gone. I know the next few days are going to be the hardest days you will prob ever experience and want you to know that I love you very much and if there's anything I can do for you, please let me know k? Octavia and Theressa, please let me know if y'all need anything and know that your mother was a good person and really showed the love she had for all three of you kids. I am so sorry for your loss. I will do everything I can to try to make it up to Kansas for her funeral services. She will definitely be missed by so many people. Love y'all very much and I am so sorry for your loss.
Nicole Powers Suarez

Tator Crist Posted at 01:17am

Thank you ❤

Nicole Powers Suarez Posted at 06:01pm

I apologize that I missed also including Regina in the above post! Regina, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother too! Please accept my apologies for the mistake. Love y'all Nicole Powers Suarez

Gina Meyer Posted at 01:16am


Teresa Haworth Posted at 06:48pm


Cookie Cook

Posted at 07:15pm
My heartfelt condolences to all the family.
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