She was born July 24, 1923 at Osceola to Charles J and Nellie M (Thompson) Sargent. In 1938, she became a member of the Methodist Church at Osceola and then graduated from Osceola High school in 1942. In 1947, Betty was united in marriage to Raymond Rech at Hiawatha, Kan. She joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1956. Betty loved to cook and entertain her family and friends.
She is survived by her sister Opal Ladbury in Salem, Ore. and a nephew Lanny Johnson of York. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers and three sisters.
There will be no visitation or services. It was Betty’s wish to be cremated and she will be inurned into the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.