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Betty Irene Lynch 1933 - 2022
Betty Irene Lynch

Betty Irene Lynch, 88, of Great Bend, Kan. passed away Jan. 23, 2022, at the University of Kansas Health System, Great Bend Campus. She was born on July 14, 1933, in Maryville, Mo., the daughter of Charles and Myrtle (Seals) Middleton. She married Thomas B. Lynch on May 1, 1950, at Anchorage, Alaska. He died on May 9, 2004. 

Coming from Derby, Kan. in 1965, Betty had resided in Great Bend. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Altar Society. Betty was a dedicated housewife and mother. 

Survivors include, her son, Thomas Lynch Jr. and wife Merrilee of Wichita, Kan.; four daughters, Sheryl A. Lynch and Christina Talbert and husband Larry all of Great Bend, Mary K. Johnson and husband Kelly of Bates City, Mo. and Elizabeth T. Wooldridge and husband Donald of Stillwater, Okla.; a daughter in law, Kathy Lynch of Medicine Lodge, Kan.; a half sister, Ruth Marie Hamm of Naples, Fla.; six grandchildren, Christopher Lynch and wife Casey, Michael Lynch Jr., Karen Lynch, Mark Lynch, James Lynch and Colbi Wooldridge; and eight great grandchildren, Madyson Lynch, Braedon Lynch, Gracyn Lynch, Matthew Piper, McKinnley Piper, Chloe Lynch, Eloise Lynch and Daphne Lynch. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Thomas; a son, Michael D. Lynch; a daughter, Karen Jean Lynch; a sister, Gertrude Middleton Reynolds; and two brothers, Earl Middleton and John Middleton. 

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Altar Society rosary at 4 p.m. and Vigil service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Father Prakash Kola presiding. Interment will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in St. Columba Cemetery in Conception, Mo. with Father Peter Ullrich. Memorials have been designated to Prince of Peace Parish, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS  67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 26, 2022