Bettie-Lou Metsker 1919 - 2007 Baldwin City
Memorial services for Bettie-Lou Metsker, 88, Baldwin City, were Wednesday at Lone Star Church of the Brethren. Mrs. Metsker died Dec. 16, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born July 13, 1919, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Dabney S. Grant and Rose Elizabeth Phillips. She attended Pickney School and graduated from Oread Training School, both in Lawrence. She attended Kansas University. She worked for Lawrence Telephone Company, Green Brothers Hardware and retired from Lawrence Memorial Hospital as secretary to the purchasing agent.
She served as chairwoman on the Baldwin City Maple Leaf Committee, was a 4-H Club leader and served on the Bert Nash Mental Health Board. She was a member of the Baldwin City Business and Professional Women, Lawrence Knife and Fork Club, Town and Country Republican Women and served as Marion Township Republican chairwoman for many years.
She married John P. Metsker Nov. 18, 1945, in Lawrence. He died Feb. 4, 2007. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Kalb, Wellsville, and Merry Wilde, Overbrook; three sons, Andy, Leavenworth, and Phillip and David, both of Lawrence; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.
Inurnment will be at a later date at Washington Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Douglas County 4-H Foundation, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence, KS 66046, or the church and sent in care of Margaret Kalb, 1973 N. 200 Rd., Wellsville, KS 66092.