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 Betty Maxine <I>Whittemore</I> Kuhns

Betty Maxine Whittemore Kuhns

Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota, USA
Death 22 Jun 2012 (aged 79)
Huron, Beadle County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Huron, Beadle County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 92761108 · View Source
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Betty Kuhns, age 79, of Huron, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at Huron Regional Medical Center. Burial was at 1 PM Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. The funeral service was at 2 PM Wednesday, at First Baptist Church in Huron with Rev. Marc Anderson officiating.

Betty M. Whittemore was born December 6, 1932, to Clifford and Doris (Bailly) Whittemore at Watertown, South Dakota. As a child she moved with her family to Stillwater, Minnesota and Willow Lake, South Dakota, where she graduated from high school. She continued her education at Northwest College of Commerce in Huron, South Dakota.

Betty worked for a time in Huron, and was united in marriage to Henry Cook on June 5, 1953. Their daughter Joan was born January 8, 1955. Betty was involved in Henry's service station businesses in Huron and they managed the Coast-to-Coast store in Arlington for several years in the 1960s. She was the bookkeeper for Habicht's department store, and continued her career at Burnison's, Inc. until her retirement.

Betty married A.R. "Bud" Kuhns on April 26, 1997, in Huron. Together they enjoyed spending several winters in Arizona and summers beautifying the "home place" at the farm at Huron. Betty was active in her church, community and professional groups, faithfully and joyfully sharing her gifts of music and hospitality as well as her business skills.

Betty loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who called her to Glory on June 22, 2012, where she joined her beloved daughter Joan; her first husband Henry; her parents; her sister Violet Jean Lehmen, her brother James Whittemore; her brother Joseph who died in infancy; her nephews Leon Lehmen and Steven Whittemore; her great-nephews, Larry Lehmen and Bradford Whittemore; and many other departed loved ones.

Gratefully blessed to have shared her life are her loving husband Bud; her son-in-law, her grandson and granddaughter Emily and two great-grand daughters, her step-daughters and child, as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92761108
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Maxine Whittemore Kuhns (6 Dec 1932–22 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92761108, citing Restlawn Memory Gardens, Huron, Beadle County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Andrea (contributor 47110799) .