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Betty Camac

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Betty M. Camac, 79, Bronson, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Moran Manor.
Betty was born Oct. 16, 1933, at Neosho Falls, the daughter of Robert “Bert” and Gladys (Anderson) Covault. She grew up in Neosho Falls and was baptized on July 24, 1942. She graduated from Iola High School.
Betty met her husband, John F. “Bud” Camac, at Moran dances. After a short courtship, she and Bud married at the Allen County Courthouse on April 30, 1955. They made their home in Bronson a short time before moving to the farm.
She earned a teaching certificate and taught at Geneva and Xenia in one-room schools. She later was a substitute teacher while raising her family. She and Bud farmed and actively followed their children’s activities and school events. They also worked as crop adjusters for several years and traveled the state to take care of claims. Bud preceded her in death July 17, 1998.
Betty was a 50-plus-year member of Eastern Star, OES Culture Club, Help the Neighbors Club and the Bronson United Methodist Church.
She loved playing cards and did so with her friends on a weekly basis. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles.
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Joe and Carol Camac, Augusta, Elaine and Scott Stewart, Iola, and Mike and Jeanne Camac, Bronson; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister Barbara and her husband, William Nelson, Iola.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bronson United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bronson United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Bronson Cemetery.
Memorials for the Betty Camac Memorial Fund may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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