Betty Marie Harlow


Betty Marie Harlow, 78, Gardner, Kansas passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Delmar Gardens, Lenexa, Kansas. Visitation will be 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111. Funeral will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation KS Chapter (JDRF) or Ascend Hospice. Condolences may be left at

Betty was born January 29, 1941 to George Lyle and Sarah Marie (Flory) Enyart in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Ottawa and Olathe, attending Olathe High School. After high school she graduated from Stewart’s Beauty Academy of Topeka. On May 23, 1959 she married Thomas Edward Harlow in Ottawa, Kansas. Betty and Tom lived in Olathe before settling in Gardner in 1968. Betty attended the First Baptist Church of Gardner, Kansas. She was a 30 year member of the Dishpan Bowling League, Olathe, Kansas and enjoyed playing Left Right Center games with friends. Betty enjoyed cooking and baking, gardening and traveling. She cherished her family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband Tom in 2015 and sister MaryLou Laufman. She is survived by children: Kelly (Ralph) Bigham, Wheatland, Missouri, Kent (Diana) Harlow, Gardner, Kansas and Kirk (Lori) Harlow, Gardner, Kansas; nine grandchildren and her sister LaWanda Gorton, Ottawa, Kansas and many nieces, nephews and friends.