Longtime Kansas State donor Betty Tointon died July 20. She was 87.

Tointon, who was born in McPherson, graduated from K-State in 1955 along with her husband, Bob.

They both became major boosters to the university, K-State Athletics, the K-State Alumni Association and the KSU Foundation. The Tointons supported K-State’s athletics program by investing in numerous facility projects.

The Kansas State baseball field is named after them because of two major donations from the family: once prior to the stadium’s initial construction and again during the stadium’s 2019 renovation.

“Betty was one of the most gentle and caring individuals I have ever met,” K-State athletics director Gene Taylor said in a statement.

“She, along with the entire Tointon family, cared deeply for Kansas State University and K-State Athletics. All of our student-athletes, baseball in particular, have benefited greatly from their generous support. She will be missed, and Bob and the Tointon family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”

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