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Betty Lou Meyers, 77, passed away on December 12th, 2021, at NMCHealth in Newton, Kansas
surrounded by loved ones.
She was born in Great Bend, Kansas, on February 10th, 1944, the daughter of John and Helen
(Maes) Berscheidt. Betty grew up on a small farm outside of Belpre, KS and attended Zook High
School graduating with the class of 1962. She was a class officer, cheerleader and was an active
participant in multiple school activities. She was a member of the local 4H club and St. Bernards
Catholic Church group. After high school, Betty attended college at Emporia State University
followed by cosmetology school in Wichita, KS.
On August 31st, 1963, Betty was united in marriage to the love of her life, Terry F. Meyers. Betty
& Terry had two children, Brett & Jill. They lived in several places across KS but would reside
in Newton, KS. The couple would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in August of
Betty worked as a beautician at Silhouette Hair Fashions for 37 years, retiring in 2019.
Following her retirement, she continued to do hair for her friends and family as a hobby.
Betty loved spending time with her family and taking care of others. She never missed a birthday
or anniversary. She enjoyed the Holidays, family gatherings, dancing, playing the piano,
painting, making Halloween costumes for her grandchildren and loved to take pictures. Betty
loved to watch the KS sunsets and the leaves change in the fall. She was a gentle, kindhearted
woman who always put others before herself.
Betty is proceeded in death by her parents John and Helen (Maes) Berscheidt and her son Brett
Meyers. She is survived by her husband, Terry Meyers; daughter, Jill (Ed) Griswold of Newton,
KS; brother, Thomas Berscheidt of Great Bend, KS; sister, Jayne (Charles) Suiter of Edmond,
OK; grandchildren, Toria (Adam) Deterding, great-grandchild, Demi Lou Deterding, Shaylee
(Storm) Mosher, great-grandchildren Kimber & Remi Mosher, Easton Griswold, and Jentry
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Newton, Kansas. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday,
January 6, 2022 at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, KS. A graveside service will take place at
Lakin Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood, Kansas.
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