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Betty Wenger
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Hiawatha, formerly of Powhattan , KS

Betty Bryan Wenger, Hiawatha, formerly of Powhattan, was born November 24, 1926, to Edgar and Ella Collins Bryan near White Cloud.

Betty passed away a day after her 95th birthday, November 25, 2021 at Amberwell Hiawatha.
She graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1944 and attended Kansas State University.  She taught at a rural school near Powhattan where she met Loyd V. Wenger.  They were married March 4, 1945 and settled on the family farm.  Loyd died March 9, 1984.  She married Chuck Ludwig in February, 1988.  He died August 2004.

She is survived by sons Dennis (Jackie) Wenger and Dean Wenger of Powhattan, daughter Jane (Lee) Osburn of Lawrence, son–in-law Don Ehrlich of Emporia.  Also surviving are grandchildren Dedra (Justin) Stutesman, Amy (Scott) Corcoran, Jered (Michael) Solace, Denise (Greg) O’Bryan, Dusty Wenger, Erin (Jared) Schreiner, Jill (Jason) Selland and Jill Blake, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Homer, Woodrow, Robert, Bill, and Clyde Bryan, two sisters Fern Pierson and Alyce Ragan, and her daughter Judy Ehrlich, daughter-in-law Brenda Wenger, and step-grandson Todd Widman.

A Celebration of Betty’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 30, at the United Methodist Church of Powhattan, with Shane Spangler and Pastor Nicholas Marsh officiating.  Interment will follow at Powhattan Cemetery.

Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home until 6 p.m. Monday.  The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services Tuesday at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, the Betty requested memorials contributions to the Powhattan Methodist Church, c/o the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

A special message or note of remembrance may be sent to the family at www.

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