Betty Jean Goodnight will celebrate her 85th birthday on Monday.


Betty Jean Goodnight will celebrate her 85th birthday on Monday.
Betty Jean was born in Newton to Otto and Eva Putnam. She graduated from Newton High School with the class of 1945. Betty married Harold Ray Adler of Peabody in 1954, and they farmed just east of Newton for 35 years, until Harold died suddenly of a cardiac arrest. Betty continued her working career, having begun with Stauffer’s Construction Co. in 1945, followed by 16 years at International Multi Foods Mill, and then 21 years with American Coach/DMH Co.
Following the company’s closure, she worked for United Methodist Youthville nearly 10 more years, before retiring.
Betty married Lee Goodnight in 1992. He died in 1999. She continued enjoying her friends and church activities.
In 2007, Betty moved to Presbyterian Manor, where she resides.
Friends, co-workers and classmates who have know Betty through the years are invited to send her birthday greetings.
Cards would be very much enjoyed and treasured. They may be mailed to her at 1200 E. Seventh St., UTZ. Wing No. 130, Newton, KS 67114.