Betty Jean Anderson was born on May 22, 1934 to Ralph Harold and Minnie (Rees) Supernaw in Ottawa, Kansas, and she passed away on October 24, 2019, in Belleville, at the age of 85 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Betty grew up in Belleville, and graduated from Belleville High School in 1952. She married Donald H. Anderson a year later on August 23, 1953, at the Belleville Methodist Church. To this union of 61 years, four children were born: Kathy, Susan, Steven and Keith.
Following high school, Betty attended college at Kansas State University, then Marymount College, where she graduated with her teaching degree. Later, Betty returned to Kansas State to earn her Master’s degree. Betty’s entire teacher career was spent in the Belleville schools, as an elementary teacher.
Outside of work, Betty was an avid bridge player, and she also belonged to the Red Hat club, PEO, Shakespeare Club, was a member of the Belleville Country Club, a lifelong member of the Belleville Methodist Church, and participated in their bible study group.
Betty was very active, and enjoyed spending time at Lovewell Lake, boating and water skiing. She also enjoyed snow skiing in Colorado, was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying. Betty also enjoyed traveling, both across the United States and internationally; she recently completed a trip to Panama.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Don, and her brother Harold.
Left to cherish her memories is her family: daughter, Kathy Zook of Wamego and her children, Dr. Aaron Zook (Roxi) with Connor and Parker, of Pratt, Holly Milligan (Stephen) with Zokora and Elise of Lexington, Ky., Kelsey Lueger (Jason) with Beckham and Jentry of Topeka; daughter, Susan Kueker (Dr. Rick) of Concordia with children, Dr. Ryan Kueker (Jessica) with Cadence and Regan of Wamego, Julie Bowers (Charles) with Kassidy and Madalyn of Concordia, Dr. Richard Kueker (Rachel) with Avery, Ellesyn and Ledger of Concordia, Dr. Matt Kueker (Paige) of Concordia; attorney Richelle Malone (Luke) with Camden and Jennings of Concordia; son, Steven Anderson (Kathy) of Belleville and their children Bryan Anderson (Celia) with Graceyn and Gavin of Luanda, Angola, Africa, Dr. Kylee Levin (Joe) with Rees, Brek, Kace, and Quin of Wichita, Abbey Allen (Tanner) of Mission, Kan.; son, Keith Anderson (Deb) of Belleville, and their children, Niki Hoefler (Tyler) with Alivia and Kohen of Manhattan, Ashley Pierson (Brandon) with Daxton and Porter of Belleville, and Josh Anderson of Wichita.
Visitation will be on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville, where the family will greet friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 1:00 pm, at the First United Methodist Church in Belleville, with Pastor Sang Hak Lee officiating. Burial will follow at the Belleville City Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to the USD 109 Playground Equipment Fund or Belleville Methodist Church or Lovewell State Park, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, assisted the Anderson family with these arrangements.