Betty Lou Lewis
Sept. 7, 1934 – Nov. 9, 2020
LEBO — Betty Lou Lewis, Lebo, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. She was 86.
She was born Sept. 7, 1934, in Newton, the daughter of James Robbins Fick and Grace Opal (Paulson) Fick. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas State Teachers College, in Emporia, and a master’s degree in education from UMKC.
Betty married Lewis R. Lewis (“Rod”) on June 2, 1956, at Congregational Church of Emporia. He preceded her in death.
Betty created and ran one of the largest Montessori pre-schools, in the United States, for 15 years before moving with her family to Lebo. Following the move, Betty taught kindergarten, in Lebo, for 16 years. Many also know her as the parent educator for the Lebo Parents as Teachers organization and the volunteer art and reading tutor in Lebo and Osage City elementary schools.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother and her parents.
She is survived by two children, David Lewis, Osage City, and Susan Sundberg, Leawood; four grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A private family ceremony will be followed by a private interment in Lincoln Cemetery, Lebo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arvonia restoration project, Farmers State Bank of Aliceville, Lebo Branch, P.O. Box 66, Lebo, KS 66856.
Dove Cremations and Funerals Southeast Chapel is assisting the family.
Condolences may be expressed at www.DoveTopeka.com.