Betty Bowling O’Bleness

ASHLAND - Betty Bowling O’Bleness, age 97, died on Nov. 1, 2020, in Scott City, KS. Betty was born on July 5, 1923, in Wichita, KS, to OA (Ben) and Iva (Sawyer) Bowling. She lived in Clark County and Ashland, KS. In June of 1942, Betty was married to Kenneth O’Bleness at a ceremony on her parents’ farm in Ashland, KS. They were happily married for 65 years before he passed away in 2007.


She is survived by her children, Betty Marie Mathies and Larry O’Bleness; siblings Ocie Bowling, Darlene Yunker, Elaine Alexander, Ann Harrod, and Karen Maris; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth O’Bleness, her brothers Melvin Bowling, Gordon Bowling, and sister Marjorie (Tiny) Rainbolt.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Park Lane Nursing Home 210 East Park Lane, Scott City, KS 67871 or First Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 683, Ashland, KS 67831. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Ashland, KS, on Nov. 5, 2020 at 1 p.m., burial will follow at Ashland Highland Cemetery. We will be observing social distancing protocols and asking all attendees to wear masks. Arrangements being made by Ashland Funeral Home in Ashland, KS. Condolences can be made to the family at www.schillingfhg.com .