Betty June (Lehman) Price-Keeler 93, of Bennington and Salina, met her Savior, Jesus Christ, face-to-face on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Betty was born and raised in Saline County on January 16, 1926 to Ralph O. and Anna (Munson) Lehman. Betty attended area rural schools and graduated from Salina High School in 1943. She was a farm wife. She also worked at the Bell Telephone Company and Westinghouse. She owned and managed many rentals and farmlands. She was a guest editorial writer for the Salina Journal. Betty read, studied and participated in many Bible Studies for over 50 years.
Betty is survived by her twins, Janice (Joe) Krause, and John (Susie) Price; 8 grandchildren: Andy (Aimee) Price, Sara (Price) Mehl, Joel (Abby) Krause, Ryan (Melissa) Price, Jeremy (Brooke) Krause, Daniel (Amanda) Price, Joshua (Heidi) Krause, Eric (Michelle) Houghton and 15 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Steven Jay; and her granddaughter, Jennifer (Price) Houghton. Betty was married for 60 years to Calvin Lee Price who passed away in 2002. In 2008, Betty wed William E. Keeler, “Daddy Bill”, at Christ the Lord Community Church where she was a charter member.
Her crusade was sharing her love for Jesus Christ to those she encountered. She prayed for people whenever and wherever they met. Whether at someone’s home, in a hospital room or in the middle of store. Betty always made time to pray with her friends to seek a solution to a problem or bless them with a joyous hug. Her advice came directly from the Bible, quoting for others the wisdom and heart of her Savior.
Viewing will be on Wednesday evening from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Family will greet visitors at from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Betty’s “Celebration of Life” will be Thursday morning, 10:30 am, June 6, 2019 at Christ the Lord Community Church, 210 West Shipton Rd. Salina. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery immediately following the funeral. The family welcomes all to attend Betty’s “Celebration of Life” service. Memorial donations may be made to Christ the Lord Community Church or flowers may be sent to the Ryan Mortuary.