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Betty Eileen Kania Obituary |  The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Betty Eileen Kania Obituary | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Betty Eileen Kania Obituary |  The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Betty Eileen Kania, born July 18, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, passed away June 18, 2024, in Oklahoma City. She was a dedicated homemaker who lovingly cared for her children. Betty met and married the love of her life, Edward Alexander Kania. In 1983, Betty and Ed moved to Rogers, Ark., from Downers Grove, Illinois. After Ed’s death, Betty moved to Oklahoma City in 2018. Betty was a remarkable woman who found joy in various interests. She enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling, playing cards with her friends, painting, cooking delicious meals, and most of all, taking care of others. Her nurturing spirit and kindness touched the lives of many. Betty is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Edward Alexander Kania; and her son, Mark Kania. She is survived by her five sons: Tom Kania and wife, Judy, of Earlsboro, Okla., Bob Kania and wife, Sue, of Oak Brook, Ill., Bill Kania and wife, Denise, of Littleton, Colo., Steve Kania and wife, Kerri, of Mcloud, Okla., and John Kania and wife, Tracy, of Plainfield, Illinois. In addition to her sons and their spouses, Betty leaves behind a legacy through her ten grandchildren: Erin Shea Harrison and husband, David, Carrie Dubbell and husband, Eric, Nicki Loftis and husband, Pete, Rachael Marten and husband, Kevin, Ryan Kania and wife, Jessica, Tarra French and husband, Nick, Matt Kania, Jeff Kania, Brennan Kania and Tegan Kania. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren who brought immense joy to her life. Betty Eileen Kania will be remembered for her unwavering love for her family, her nurturing nature and the impact she had on all those around her. Her legacy of compassion and caring will live on in the hearts of those who knew her.

Published June 23, 2024