Bettie Sue Davis

Posted January 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

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Bettie Sue Dunn Solomon Davis, 74, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the residence of her son, Stephen Solomon, in Newton, KS.

She was born May 2, 1938, in Nevada to Aurbery Banks and Nettie (Walker) Dunn. On Oct. 14, 1953, she married John Solomon and he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1963. On May 12, 1976, she married Art Davis and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2004.

Bettie was a homemaker and mother and was a member of the Federated Church in Whitewater, KS. 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 Solomon and his wife, Victoria – Halstead, KS and Joseph Solomon and his wife, Michelle – Newton, KS; one step daughter, Peggy Wheaton, and husband, Bob – Brentwood, CA; seven grandchildren; seven great – grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two 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 two grandsons, Jeremy Solomon and Stephen Solomon.

The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in Bland- Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. James Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Hackleman Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Federated Church, Whitewater, KS, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.

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