Betty Stroh


November 21, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Betty Louise Stroh, age 90, of Chanute passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Chanute. She was born on July 10, 1928 in Iola, to Jay and Claire (Rowland) Judah. Betty’s stepmom, Mary Ellen, raised her after her mother passed away shortly after giving birth to Betty. Betty graduated from Iola High School in 1947. On July 19, 1947, she married Charles R. Stroh in Iola; he preceded her in death in 2001.

Betty was an avid seamstress making all her family’s clothes. She took great pride in that she never had to take her children to the store to buy clothes. She was also very proud of staying home and taking care of her family and making sure they had everything they needed. She was a very compassionate person and believed the best in everyone. Betty was a past member of the Eastern Star and was active in Farm Bureau with her husband. She was also a very active member at First Christian Church in Chanute.

Betty is survived by daughters Sandy Hatfield and husband Alan of Chanute, Debbie Decker and husband Marv of Collinsville, Okla.; grandchildren Brandi Schwarz and husband Ryan, Casey Decker and wife Stacey; great-grandchildren Cooper and Tristan Schwarz, Abby and Miley Decker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Mary Ellen Judah; husband, Charles; siblings, Bertha Cation and Theodore Judah.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at First Christian Church in Chanute. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Humboldt. Online condolences may be left at

Memorials have been suggested to First Christian Church or God’s Pantry and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720.

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