Betty Jane Westervelt, 85, of Oswego, Kan. died at 8:27 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation in Oswego after a short illness.

Betty was born October 13, 1925 north of Hallowell, Kan. to Cloyd W. and Edith Gertrude (Guy) Westervelt.

She graduated from Columbus Unified High School. She was a very talented knitter. She enjoyed working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lawrence Westervelt.

Survivors include her brother, Wyman Westervelt and his wife Eva of Columbus; two nephews, Ronnie Westervelt of Columbus and Chris Westervelt of Oronogo, Mo.; and one niece, Rita Westervelt of Columbus.

A visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Murdock Funeral Home in Oswego.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Friendship Cemetery, north of Hallowell with Rev. Gene DeWitt officiating.

Murdock Funeral Home of Oswego is in charge of arrangements. Friends and family may sign Betty’s online guestbook at