Betty (Griffith) Kading

By Press Release


Betty (Griffith) Kading passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017, at Colorow Care Center, Olathe, surrounded by her family.

Betty was born on July 10, 1921, in Cory at her parents' home.

Betty, a longtime Delta resident, was dearly liked by all who knew her. She lived with her parents until the age of 22, and then moved to California where she met her husband, James Kading. They moved back to Delta to continue always caring for her parents, such a priceless daughter.

Betty and Jim had three children from their union, Christina Lee (Kading) Steele, Jimmy Ray Kading and Sherry (Kading) Willford. They raised their granddaughter, Vicki Lynn (Kading) Garcia, from age 2 1/2.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Donna Lee Steele; daughter, Christina; son, Jimmy; three brothers, John Griffith, Roger Griffith and Laddie Griffith; her husband, James Kading; her father, William Griffith; her mother, Ida Geneva (Williams) Griffith; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Walker.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Sherry Anne (Kading) Willford of Olathe and a daughter/granddaughter, Vicki Lynn (Levi) Garcia of Delta;

five grandchildren; Jodi Kading, Darby Kiger, Jill Walker, Kyle Kiger and Anna Fivecoat;

eight great-grandchildren, Levi Garcia Jr., Paul Garcia, James Garcia, Blaine Sinks, Evan Walker, Garrett Schlottman, Dylan Kiger and Emme Kiger;

eight great-great-grandchildren, Natasha Garcia, Marcus Garcia, Destiny Garcia, Desiree Garcia, Denea Garcia, Nevaeh Garcia, Kayden Garcia and Kolton Garcia;

two special daughters-in-law, Janie and Katie; two sisters-in-law; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Graveside rites will be held Saturday, April 1, at 10 a.m. at the Cory Cemetery in Cory. Interment to follow.

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