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Betty Lou Twitchell 1930 - 2024
Betty Lou Twitchell

LARNED — Betty Lou Twitchell, 93, passed away Feb. 19, 2024 in Goddard, Kan.

She was born May 25, 1930 in Larned, the daughter of Herbert R. and Lauretta Deighton Milhouse. A lifetime area resident, she was a music teacher in Pawnee Rock and Larned.   

She was a member of the First Christian Church and the church choir. Betty was a charter member of the Sweet Adelines in Larned, loved singing, enjoyed sewing and quilting. She graduated from Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Music Degree and she later wrote a book, It’s Fun To Be A Rest, with her daughter, Sherryl. 

On Aug. 22, 1947 she married Robert Verne Twitchell at Ottawa, Kan.  He passed away Dec. 24, 2008.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherryl D. (Isaac) Lemuz, Larned and Rebecca A. (Gene) Hagerman, Goddard; six grandchildren, Anthony Lemuz, Paul Lemuz, Jack Lemuz, Monica Hoffman, Tyson Hagerman and Trent Hagerman; and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert J. Twitchell; two brothers, Wayne and Glenn Brown; and a sister, Bernadyne Brannon.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with Pastor Jarred Smith presiding. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at the mortuary. Cremation has taken place and Inurnment will follow at a later date. Memorials may be sent to USD 495 Vocal Music Program in care of Beckwith Mortuary, Box 477 Larned, KS 67550.  Condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary

PO Box 477

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 22, 2024