JUNE 3, 1918 - NOVEMBER 25, 1995

The following is information that was supplied by Betty for the 50th reunion held in 1985:

"I married shortly after graduation and had two children; a son and a daughter. With the exception of living out of state for a breif time, I have lived in Osawatomie since graduation. I worked for the railroad from 1951 until I retired. Since retiring, I do some oil painting as a hobby. I lost my son in a Navy plane crash in 1960. He was an Osawatomie High School graduate, as is my daughter and two granddaughters. I also have two little great-granddaughters."



Memorial services for Betty Ellen Ensle, rural Osawatomie, were held Friday in Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ensle, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 1995 in Delmar Gardens in Overland Park.

Born June 3, 1918 in Pratt, she was the daughter of Robert and Ruth Sandburg Giles. She was a 1935 graduate of Osawatomie High School.

On Sept. 2, 1935, she and L. E. Winters were married in Cottonwood Falls. Their marriage ended in divorce.

She and Vern E. Ensle were married May 26, 1955 in Olathe. He died July 26, 1987.

Mrs. Ensle was a clerk for the Missouri Pacific Railroad before retiring in 1976.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Osawatomie.

In addition to her husband, among those preceding her in death were a son, Douglas D. Winters, who died in service with the U. S. Navy, and a brother, Jack R. Giles.

Survivors include her daughter, Gail Popplewell, Osawatomie; a sister, Helen Hill, Osawatomie; two brothers, James Giles, Basehor, and Glen Giles, Osawatomie; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Curtis Roesch officiated. Burial of the cremains was in Osawatomie Cemetery. Arrangements were cared for by Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established in her name to the Osawatomie Public Library.

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