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Saying goodbye to one in our family

This summer, we lost a longtime friend to Fort Scott Presbyterian Village.

Betty Jean Barnes passed away on August 5 at Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was 90 years old.

She was born in Fort Scott in 1932, graduating from Fort Scott High School in 1949. In 1953, she graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and in 1956 with a Master of Science Degree.

Betty taught mathematics in Bonner Springs, returning to Fort Scott in 1966, where she worked as a high school counselor until her retirement in 1993.

Throughout her life, Betty was a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church. She served God and the church in a number of ways, including service as an elder. In 1999, she became a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Additionally, she volunteered at the Presbyterian Village office, and shared her love of music and animals with all of us.

Even after her passing, Betty continued to help her Presbyterian Village family by asking that memorials be sent to the Good Samaritan Fund. You can find her obituary at

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