August 14, 2022

Betty L. Fakes

Jetmore – Betty L. Fakes, 88, passed away May 27, 2017 at Hodgeman County Long Term Care Center, Jetmore.

She was born September 5, 1928 in Jetmore, the daughter of D.O. and Harriet Barker Rynerson.  A lifetime area resident, she was the Deputy County Clerk for Hodgeman County for 21 years.

She was a member of the Jetmore United Methodist Church where she served as a volunteer, Senior Center and Friends of the Library, both of Jetmore and the Hanston V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary.

On June 1, 1947, she married Virgel T. Fakes in Jetmore.  He passed away January 18, 2004.

Survivors include: daughter, Virginia (Paul) Carrington, Orleans, Mass.; son, Dale (Janet) Fakes, Lebanon, TN;  grandson, Troy (Kayce) Fakes and two great grandsons, Logan and James Fakes, all of Lebanon, TN.

She was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Mary Ann Dornburg; two brothers, D.J. (John) and Russell Rynerson and two sisters, Edith Odell and Lucille Thomas.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Jetmore, with Pastor Cyd Stein presiding.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore. Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery, Jetmore.

Memorials may be given to the Jetmore United Methodist Church or the Jetmore Public Library, in care of Beckwith Funeral Home, Box 663 Jetmore, KS 67854.  Condolences may be left at