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Betty J. Mustoe

November 11, 1936 — June 21, 2017

Betty J. Almond Mustoe, 80, of Newton, died Wednesday (June 21, 2017) at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

She was born on November 11, 1936 in Edna, Kansas, the daughter of Robert E. and Wathena Bryant Tilton. Betty was raised in the Altoona, Kansas area, graduating from Chetopa High School. Shortly after, she moved to Wichita.

Betty married Charles “Chuck” Almond in 1955 in Altoona, Ks. They later moved to McPherson before moving to Newton in 1964. Chuck died on September 16, 1991.

She later married Vernon L. Mustoe on June 3, 1994 in Newton. He died on September 18, 2007.

After moving to Newton, Betty worked at a local dry cleaning business. She later went to work at Full Vision until starting at Dillons in 1982 where she continued until retiring in 1996. Since late 2007, Betty was a receptionist at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church where she was very active in numerous committees. She was involved with the Respite Care program. Betty was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. Ladies Auxillaries and B.P.W., where she held several offices. She also enjoyed her time as a volunteer at the gift shop of the Newton Medical Center.

Survivors include her daughter Vicki Miller of Hutchinson; sister Bonnie Hobbs and husband Dewey of Polo, Mo.; grandchildren Tina Pearce and husband Steven of Fayetteville, N.C., Krista Buckman and husband Derick of Hutchinson, Doni Perry and husband Chris of Wichita; Mark Boyer and wife Jennifer of California; eight great grandchildren; and daughter-in-law Susan Almond Garofalo of South Carolina.

Along with her husbands, Betty is preceded in death by her father; mother and step-father Wathena & Kenneth Blaker; and son Kevin Almond.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday (June 26, 2017) at the Trinity Height United Methodist Church in Newton.

Graveside services and interment will be held at 3:00 P.M., Monday at the Altoona, Ks. Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday between 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. where the family will receive friends between 4 and 6.

A memorial has been established with Respite Care and the American Cancer Society; contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
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