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Betty M. Prue, 88, Richmond, Kan., died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Ottawa Retirement Village.

Cremation is planned. Memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Richmond United Methodist Church. The family will meet with friends following the memorial service. Private inurnment will be at a later date.

Betty was born Wednesday, June 17, 1925, in Salina, Kan. She was the daughter of Edward and Stella (Dewey) New.

She was a near lifelong resident of Franklin County, Kan.

She graduated from Princeton High School with the class of 1943.

On April 14, 1947, Betty was united in marriage with Arthur Prue in Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death Nov. 26, 1980.

Betty worked for the De Soto Ammunition Plant on the assembly line from 1943 to 1946 and Mode-O-Day, as a seamstress in the early 1950’s. She later worked for HD Lee as a seamstress for 28 years, retiring in 1988.

She was a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, a member of the Richmond Library Board, and volunteered with the Richmond Senior Center.

Survivors include her five children, Charles Prue, Richmond, Stephen Prue and wife Kim, Lawrence, Robert Prue and wife Diane, Kansas City, Mo., Richard Prue, Joplin, Mo., and Cynthia Prue, Richmond; sister, Roberta Bronson, Ottawa; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Allyson, Melynda, Andrew, Christopher, Brian, and Katie Prue; four great-grandchildren, Dylan Behrens, Von Prue-Esparza, Lincoln Prue and Miles Prue; six nieces and nephews, Janice Coombes, Alan Welch, John Donart, Delores Kiehl, JoAnn McGregor and Carman Dorsey.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Stella New; two sons, Kenneth and Thomas Prue; two sisters, Ada McGregor and Alice Pentecost; and brother, Charles New.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Richmond Library in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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