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Betty Joan Poppelreiter 1940-2020
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Betty Joan Poppelreiter 1940-2020

CLAFLIN — Betty Joan Poppelreiter, 79, died March 18, 2020, at Tiffany Springs Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center, Kansas City, Missouri.  She was born November 21, 1940, in Claflin, Kansas, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Muller) Radenberg.  Betty graduated from Claflin High School in 1958.

On May 1, 1965, she married Robert A. Poppelreiter at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Bushton, Kansas. He preceded her in death on October 10, 2017.

A lifelong resident of Claflin, Betty worked for the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Claflin from 1958 to 1974.  It was then that she decided to stay home and raise her family.  In the 1990’s she returned to work at the Petroleum Club in Great Bend. After that she worked part time at Keating’s Grocery Store in Claflin for a few years.

Betty was a member of the United Methodist Women of Claflin. She enjoyed shopping, visiting with friends, collecting recipes and spending time with her grandkids. 

She is survived by her daughters, Amie Attebery and husband Eric of Kansas City, Missouri; Julie Pletcher and husband Dan of Lawrence and Portis, Kansas; grandchildren, Ocean, Callie, Macy, and Ava Attebery of Kansas City, Missouri, and Jade and Dane Colclasure of Lawrence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; sisters, Viola Talbot and Violet Krebbs; and a brother, Kenneth Radenberg.

Betty’s wishes were to not have a funeral just a visitation.  Given the current Covid-19 social precautions we have decided to postpone a visitation at this time. Interment will take place at a later date in the Claflin Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to the Golden Belt Humane Society, as she had a great love of animals, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home

PO Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 29, 2020