Betty Maxine (Keith) Maier, the daughter of Gertrude and Logan Keith, was born on a farm south of Morland, Kansas on February 27, 1930. She departed this life on October 7, 2018 at the Good Shepard Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas.
Betty attended Morland Grade School and High School.
Because she enjoyed typing she decided to attend a secretarial school located in Topeka. After secretarial school in 1950 she went to work for the Kansas State Department of Motor Vehicles, where she was secretary to C. M. Voelker, the State Motor Vehicle Superintendent for several years. A picture of her holding the new 1951 car tag appeared in the Topeka Journal.
After years away she returned to Hill City where she used her typing skills as a legal secretary at the law firm of Chipman and Clark. She remained at the firm until she met her future husband John (Jake) Maier. They were married on September 1, 1957. The couple then returned to Manhattan until Jake got his degree in engineering.
She loved typing and enjoyed writing letters.
She never met a dog, large or small that she didn’t love.
Her favorite flower was the sunflower. Sunflower pictures are on display in her home everywhere.
She loved K-State! She and Jake went to football games for 40 years. After moving to Manhattan she also enjoyed going to the men and women’s basketball games. For several years after moving to Manhattan she enjoyed helping at the Bergman Elementary School with the first graders. She really enjoyed their antics and stories.
Betty was predeceased by her father Logan, her mother Gertrude, and her brother Fred and his wife Grenadine.
She leaves to mourn her passing: her husband Jake; her nephew Logan and his wife Debra of Morland and their daughters Amanda Trujillo and her husband Zach; Nicole Timmerman and her husband Ryan; her niece Theresia Gillespie and her husband Mike of Grainfield, and their daughter Chasity Lewis and husband Mike and their son Keith Cressler and his wife Michelle