OTIS — Betty Lou Mootz, 90, died Jan. 10, 2017, at Locust Grove Village in LaCrosse. Born Feb. 9, 1926, in rural Barton County, she was the daughter of Herman L. and Pauline (Reinhardt) Brack. She was a graduate of Otis Rural High School and Salt City Business College in Hutchinson. On May 8, 1949, she married Robert L. Mootz at the Otis United Methodist Church. He died July 13, 1992. A lifetime area resident, she and her husband operated B&B Sundries in Otis for many years. She also worked at the Otis State Bank and then Otis-Bison High School until her retirement. She volunteered at the high school until 2015.
Mrs. Mootz was an accomplished musician, playing the organ in area churches from the age of 15 until she moved into assisted living in August 2016. She played for countless weddings and funerals. She enjoyed her flower garden and working outside.
Mrs. Mootz was a member of Otis United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one nephew, Todd Greer of California; one niece, Becky Greer of California; special companions, Trixie and Lilly; and many cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Otis United Methodist Church with Pastor Angie Vertz officiating. Burial will be in Otis Methodist Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials have been established with Otis United Methodist Church or Otis-Bison High School Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home**
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 12, 2017