September 26, 2022

J. Elizabeth (Bettie) Elder


J. Elizabeth (Bettie) Elder, age 95, of Elkhart, Kansas died July 9, 2014 at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart, Kansas.  She was born August 16, 1918 in Elkhart, Kansas the daughter of Ernest H. and Daisy (Wright) Fisher.

Bettie married Burton Elder Jr. on June 6, 1941.  He preceded her in death on May 11, 1974.  Bettie lived most of her adult life in Elkhart.  

Survivors include one son, Bob Elder and wife Joy of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two daughters, Sharla Elder of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Sandy Lane and husband Richard of Ft. Collins, Colorado; five grandsons, Carrick Williams of Vista, California, Ashley Hoden of Berlin, Germany, Nate Hoden of Atlanta, Georgia, Brandon Elder of Wichita, Kansas, and Denton Elder of Lawrence, Kansas; two granddaughters, Caisha Hinnen of Van Nuys, California, and Breeanne Youngers of San Diego, California.

Bettie is preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Elkhart Cemetery with Pastor Jim Cunningham officiating.  Arrangements are in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 854, Elkhart, KS  67950.