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Bettie Mae Bobbitt 1929 - 2016
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Bettie Mae Bobbitt 1929 - 2016

PLAINVILLE — Bettie Mae (DeBey) Bobbitt, 86, passed away March 22, 2016, at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville.
Born on March 30, 1929, in Rural Phillips County on the Bow Creek DeBey Homestead, she was the daughter of Thomas and Lola Lorraine (Lowrey) DeBey. On Sept. 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to Alvy P. Bobbitt Sr. in Salina.
Survivors include two sons, Alvy Bobbitt Jr. and wife Terry, Kansas City; and Randal Bobbitt and wife Angie, Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughters, Sherylene Gager and husband Jack, Kirwin; Esper Lorraine “Lorrie” Baxter and husband Garry, Cedar; and Christine Polzin and husband Bill, Hoisington; sisters-in-law, Marilee DeBey, Phillipsburg; and Margaret DeBey, Olathe; grandchildren, Lisa Konzem, Jodi Johnson, Matthew Bobbitt, Rachael Boyle, Toni Culbertson, Wesley Elliott, Clinton Elliott, Tammy Channell, Ryan Baxter, Kurt Baxter, Jerron Baxter, Robyn Dodge, Clayton Van Brimmer, and Macie Holden; 22 great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Lola DeBey; husband Alvy P. Bobbitt Sr.; two brothers Thomas Edward DeBey and Tony Lee DeBey; a sister Eleanor Gertrude Hubbard; and a daughter Debra Sidey.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Stockton. Visitation will be Sunday from 1  to 8 p.m. at the funeral home with family receiving friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home*
723 N. 1st Street
Stockton, KS 67669
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 24, 2016