Betty D. Mayhew, age 85, died late Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
She was born January 15, 1926, at Lemmon, South Dakota, the daughter of Henry Isaac and Olga Marie (Olson) Barone. As a young girl she attended school in South Dakota, she later attended nursing school. On January 4, 1948, she married Hobart Eugene “Gene” Mayhew at Arapaho, Nebraska. After their marriage the couple made their home in Kansas in 1967 when they moved to Meade. Later in 1973 they moved to several locations in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas before settling in Adrian, Texas. She was a nurse, owned and operated an upholstery business and an EMT.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Adrian, Texas, and enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, cooking, and had a fondness for Angel food cakes.
She is survived by: Her children,Larry Mayhew of Amarillo, Texas Reverend Terry Mayhew of Greensburg, Kansas Sonja Yazzie of Albuquerque, New Mexico Half sister, Stephanie Lee of Minneapolis, Minnesota Eight grandchildren Fifteen great-grandchildren One great-great-grandchild
She is preceded in death by her parents; a stepdaughter, Patricia “Pat” Britton; two brothers, Virgil and Loren Barone; and a sister, Donna Sievers.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at the United Methodist Church, Plains, Kansas, with the Reverend Steve Morgan presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Vega, Texas.
The family would welcome memorials to the Lone Tree Retirement Center or the Adrian United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com