Bette Jane Long-Butler
Bette Jane Long-Butler, 93, of Salina, KS joined God in Paradise on Tuesday, April 2, 2014. She was born March 5, 1921 in Hebron, Nebraska to Will and Edna Long.
She grew up in Nebraska, got married in 1943, started the family, proudly supported her husband during World War II, eventually moved her family to Salina, KS and established roots that would last over 60 years.
Her beloved husband of 68 years, Kenneth O. Butler; her parents, and her brother and sister, Tommy Long and Lois Koerwitz of Hebron, Nebraska, preceded her in death.
Son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth O. Butler, Jr. and Diane Butler of Andover, KS and son William O. Butler of San Antonio, TX and daughter Peggi Kiser and son-in-law Jim Kiser of Salina, KS survive her. She leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 3 great great grandchild, 7 nephews and nieces.
Mother is a proud “Daughter of the American Revolution”, thus connecting her family to the independence of our country.
Bette was a stay-at-home Mom and was a never ending Home Room Mother for each of her children. She and Ken were founding members of the Church of the Incarnation in Salina. Bette was a long standing Altar Guild Chair.
Bette was a serious Kansas State Fan.
She requested to be cremated and buried with her husband at her passing.
Their ashes will be combined into one urn and the family will have a graveside service at the family gravesite in Hebron, Nebraska.
There will be a Family Visitation at the Holiday Resort, 2825 Resort Drive, Salina, Kansas 67401 from 2 to 5 on Saturday afternoon, April 5, 2014.
In lieu of flowers she and the family request that donations be made in her name to the Kansas State University Basic Cancer Research or First Tee of Salina. Donations can be sent to Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eight, Salina, KS. 67401
Thanks so much Mom for all you have done, we are blessed to have had you in our lives, and you are truly loved in Kansas.