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Betty Meier

d. January 4, 2019

Hillsboro – Betty Meier, 96, passed away January 4, 2019 at Asbury Park in Newton.  She was born March 22, 1922 in McPherson to Ed and Leah (Geis) Geis.  She married Bill Meier March 25, 1944 rural Durham.  Survivors include: daughters, Julianne Arguello of Costa Rica, Willabeth Gonzalez of Newton; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by: brother, Quentin Geis; sisters, Eunice Klein and Lois Whitney; husband, Bill Meier in 2009.  Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Durham.  Interment 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Haven of Rest cemetery rural Hillsboro.  Family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.  Memorials to King Daughters of Durham Baptist Church or Gideon’s in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063.  Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com

Life Sketch Taken From the Funeral Bulletin

Betty Rose (Geis) Meier was born March 22, 1922 at McPherson hospital. She was he daughter of Ed and Leah Geis. She was raised on a farm by Durham Kansas with siblings Eunice, Quinton, and Lois. She attended grade school at the square top country school and attended Durham High School and graduated in 1940. She then worked at Durham high school food service department. She later became an Avon representative for 12 years. She married William Meier on March 25th, 1944. They were married 65 years until his death in 2009.

Betty was a busy homemaker and farm wife helping Bill haul wheat, take meals to the farm, and fried lots of chicken and cherry pies for the farm hands. She was a wonderful cook and her favorite things to make her peppernuts and Beirrocks.

She was baptized at an early age. She and Bill attended the Durham church of God and later became members of the Durham Baptist church in which she was active in King’s Daughters and belonged to the Guideon’s Auxilary in Hillsboro EHU.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Carl William Meier. Brother Quinton Geis, sisters Eunice Klein and Lois Whitney, and her parents Ed and Leah Geis.

She is survived by two daughters Julianne and Husband Oscar A. of Costa Rica. Willabeth and Socorro G. of Newton, Ks. Grand Children Wade and (Christine) B. of Texas, Jeremy and (Mari) B. of Colorado, Reagan and (Kyle) S. of Newton, and Laura and (David) D. of Newton, Sorrina and (Edward) M. of Park City, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

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3 thoughts on “Betty Meier

  1. Julie and Willabeth, so sad to read about your Mom. Please accept my condolences. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.
    Marsha Childs Postar, Lubbock, TX.

  2. Julie and Willabeth, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Marge and I enjoyed many years of friendship with you parents.

  3. So sorry to hear of your Mom passing. She was such a sweet lady. Our deepest sympathy and prayers of comfort for you and your families.

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