Memorials are suggested to Federated Church, Whitewater, Kansas, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, Kansas 67114
Bettie Sue Dunn Solomon Davis, age 74, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, at her son Stephen Solomon’s residence in Newton, Kansas. 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 was a member of the Federated Church in Whitewater, Kansas. 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 of Halstead, Kansas and Joseph Solomon and his wife Michelle of Newton, Kansas; one step daughter Peggy Wheaton and husband Bob 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; 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 grandsons Jeremy Solomon and Stephen Solomon.
Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home Newton, Kansas. Visitation will also be on Friday, January 4, 2013, from 6-7 p.m. with a Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, both at Bland- Hackleman Funeral Home, 3130 East Highway 54, El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Hackleman Cemetery in rural El Dorado Springs, Missouri.