Betty  (Wehling) Powers


Betty Mae (Wehling) Powers, 84, of Mulvane, KS, passed on September 9, 2019. Visitation will be Friday, September 13, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. at Smith Family Mortuary, Mulvane. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorial service will be at Mulvane Christian Church Saturday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. with graveside service following at Mulvane Cemetery.
Betty was born Oct. 23, 1934, and grew up on a farm in Hennessey, OK. She graduated from Hennessey High School where she developed a love of music, played the trumpet, and along with six of her girlfriends formed an all-girl band named The Sloppy Seven. Of the Sloppy Seven Betty reminisced, "Not only did we play sloppy, but we dressed sloppy, too. We sure had fun playing around Hennessey in our high school days.
Betty graduated from Phillips University in 1956 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. While in college, Betty met her husband, the late Bruce Theodore (Ted) Powers. The were married June 1, 1956, at the First Christian Church in Hennessey, OK.
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