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Betty Jane Fund
Mercer Funeral Home in Holton
Wetmore, KS

Betty Jane Fund, 80, of Wetmore, KS, passed away Monday, March 18, 2024 at her home. She was born September 12, 1943 in Andrews, SC, the daughter of Dempsey and Dorothy Mae (Martin) Cooper.

Betty graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1962. Due to the fact her father had been disabled; Betty was able to earn her license to drive a school bus that enabled her to continue until high school graduation.

After graduation, Betty married the love of her life and best friend, Larry Keith Fund on February 1, 1963 in Coward, SC. After they were married, they moved to Wetmore. Larry and Betty celebrated over 54 years of marriage. Larry passed away on January 19, 2017.

Betty worked for Rockwell Manufacturing in Atchison, KS, she began as a Grinder and ended as a Palletizer, working over 9 years. She worked for Walmart stocking shelves, manager of Paint and Hardware Dept and retired in 1999 as Service Desk Manager. While her boys were in school, she was also a school bus driver for Wetmore schools.

She was a member of Wetmore United Methodist Church and belonged to United Methodist Women.

Survivors include her 3 sons, Bruce Fund (Martha) and Brad Fund (Sarah) both of Wetmore, KS and Bryan Fund (Mikayla) of Topeka, KS; 2 brothers, Charles Cooper of Bonneau, SC and Gerald Cooper (Patti) of Andrews, SC; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and many more extended family and friends.

Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, Dempsey and Dorothy Cooper; sister, Brenda Ethrige; 2 brothers, Ernest and Lindrow Cooper and grandson, Justin Wommack.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Family will greet friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Red Neck Games c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. Betty will be cremated after the service and her cremains, along with her husband-, will be returned to South Carolina. To leave a special message for the family, please visit