Elizabeth K. “Betty” Leakey
Elizabeth K. “Betty” Leakey, age 91, died Thursday, August 23, 2012, in at rural Meade, Kansas.
She was born May 7, 1921, at the Sand Creek Township, rural Meade County, Kansas, the daughter of John W. and Katharina T. (Classen) Cornelsen. As a young girl she attended the Meade school system.
On January 5, 1940, she married Clio Leakey at Cimarron, Kansas. After their marriage the couple made their home in Wichita, Kansas, Buttermilk, Kansas, and Arlington, Kansas, before returning to Fowler in 1961, where they made their home. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Fowler First Christian Church. She enjoyed crocheting, needlework, attending church, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by: Two daughters, LaDonna Meyers and husband Larry of rural Meade, Kansas and Wanda Zinn of Wichita, Kansas; A brother, Anthony K. Cornelsen of Texas; A sister, Esther K. Brocket of Ponca City, Oklahoma; Six grandchildren, Ryan Meyer, Daylin and Amy Meyer, Kris and Jennifer Zinn, Karlee Zinn, Troy and Jennifer Meyers, Todd and Irlana Meyers
She is preceded in death by her husband on September 10, 1998; a son Dennis D. Leakey on November 12, 1999; seven brothers, Jacob, John, Pete, Abe, Ike, George, and Henry Cornelsen; and seven sisters, Marie Cornelsen, Mary Cornelsen, Katherine Mayes, Helen Bohling, Anna Neufield, Gertrude Young, and Agnes Webb.
Celebration of life services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the Fowler First Christian Church with Brother Ken Pitzer presiding. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
The family would welcome memorials to the Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, Kansas.