Betty Ann Coburn, Mentor
June 27, 1935 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 86)
Betty Ann Coburn, 86, of Mentor, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021. She was born June 27, 1935 in Salina, to August and Luise (Sterling) Laas.
She attended Bavaria High School and Marymount College, where she received her bachelor’s degree.
She was married to Harold Jensen from 1955 to 1967, until he passed away. She married William "Bud" Coburn on November 13, 1976 until his death in 2014.
Betty worked as a social worker for many years for the state of Kansas. She loved her work with children. She did adoptions, foster care, and abuse cases. In her spare time, she enjoyed oil painting, quilting and growing flowers.
Survivors include her children Michael Jensen, Teresa Swisher (John) and Danette Toone; one sister, Ethel Diehl; grandchildren Brooke Swisher, Uriah Swisher, Madison Sanderford, Morgan Toone, Joshua Jensen, Jessie Jensen, Jaley Jensen, and Justin Jensen; and great-grandchildren, Raegan Kee, Ethan Sanderford, Dylan Sanderford, Rustin Swisher, Brody Swisher, and Quinley Swisher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and siblings Walter Laas, Otto Laas, Dorothy Richards, Elmer Laas and Rudolph Laas.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2021 at Ryan Mortuary, with family present from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, at Immanuel Lutheran with burial to follow at 1 p.m. in Bavaria Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bavaria Cemetery or Immanuel Lutheran, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, Kansas 67401.