Bettie Sue Dunn Solomon Davis, 74, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at her son’s Stephen Solomon’s residence in Newton.
She was born May 2, 1938, in Nevada, Missouri, to Aurbery Banks and Nettie (Walker) Dunn. On October 14, 1953, she married John Solomon, and he preceded her in death on February 15, 1963. On May 12, 1976, she married Art Davis, and he also preceded her in death on April 21, 2004.
Bettie was a homemaker and mother and member of the Federated Church in Whitewater. She enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. She also enjoyed raising and caring for animals around the farm including sheep and cattle. Bettie’s family was important to her and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.
She is survived by two sons: Stephen and his wife Victoria Solomon of Newton, and Joseph and his wife Michelle Solomon of Newton; one step-daughter, Peggy and Bob Wheaton of Brentwood, California; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; sons, Willard Solomon and John Solomon; step-son, Artie Dean Davis; three sisters, Beulah Dunn, Lettie Dunn and Virginia Dunn; six brothers, Hiram, Aurbery, Carl, Charlie, George and Joseph Dunn; and grandsons, Jeremy Solomon and Stephen Solomon.
Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Visitation will also be on Friday, Jan. 4, 2012, until 7 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, both at Blank-Hackleman Funeral Home, 3130 East Highway 54, El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Hacklaman Cemetery in rural El Dorado Springs, Missouri.
Memorials are suggested to Federated Church, Whitewater, Kansas, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.