Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Betty Ruth Menagh, 92, of Norton, Kan., (formerly of Shell Knob) passed on March 4, 2014.

She was born was born June 24, 1921, in Bloomington, Neb., daughter of Hoyt and Bessie (Sheets) Menagh,

On May 6, 1942, she married Merlin Clyde Menagh in Baton Rouge, La. They retired to Shell Knob and later moved to Whispering Pines in Norton, Kan., in 2012. She was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shell Knob, where she had served as church treasurer.

Survivors include: her husband, Merlin Menagh; one daughter and her husband, Sharon and Melvin Drassen, Golden; four sons and their wives, Michael and Lora Menagh, Centennial, Colo., Lynn and Pam Menagh, of Norton, Terry and Denise Menagh, of Lincoln, Neb., and Steve and Rhonda Menagh, South Bend, Neb.; one sister, Virginia Goedeken, Franklin, of Nebraska; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, William and Jeptha Byrum, one sister-in-law, Alberta Byrum, and one great-grandson.