OBITUARY: Betty Bockhaus

Ms. Betty Bockhaus, our adored mother and friend, was called home to her Lord on July 15, 2019. She passed peacefully at her residence in Kennesaw Place Assisted Living Facility, Kennesaw Ga.

Miss Betty (as she was called by her Georgia friends) was born in 1944 in Wichita to the late Damon and Queenie Lowe.

She moved to Halstead in the 1960s, where she married and raised two daughters, Ellen and Lena. In 1985, she fulfilled a life-long dream of purchasing a home in Burrton and lived there for 28 years. Miss Betty spent most of her career in the health-care industry, working at local hospitals and nursing homes in housekeeping services.

After retiring in 2013, she moved to the Atlanta area to live near her youngest daughter until her death. Miss Betty spent her retirement enjoying hobbies (adult coloring books, classic movies, bird watching) and having great adventures. She loved to travel and was ecstatic to take a Caribbean cruise, tour various Georgia vineyards, visit Graceland, and attend local arts and music festivals. She spent numerous weekends at Lake Allatoona for fishing and picnicking. 

Betty leaves behind her daughter, Lena Heidel, of Roswell Ga.; and her sister, Karen Haas, of Grove, Okla.

Her daughter, Ellen Bockhaus, preceded her in death.

A service to celebrate Betty’s life will be at a later date in Georgia. Online condolences may be expressed at

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