Longtime Goodland, KS resident, Betty F. Pettijohn, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at her home in Goodland.
Betty was born on April 14, 1935 to Andrew J. and Martha (Juhl) Pettijohn, on the family farm north of Kanorado, KS in Kit Carson County, Colorado. She was one of 8 children. Betty attended school in Goodland and graduated from Sherman Community High School in 1953.
Betty was hired by the City of Goodland on June 21, 1956 and retired on January 1, 1996. During her time at the City Office, Betty worked as Customer Service, Billing Clerk, and upon her retirement, she was Deputy City Clerk. In 1961, Betty married E.L. “Buck” Buxton, and after 40 years of marriage, they later divorced.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers Bud and Alvin Pettijohn and two sisters Dorothy Cowan and Joan Sipes.
She is survived by a longtime friend Margaret Russell of Goodland, KS; two brothers Conrad (Carol) Pettijohn of Goodland, KS and Robert (Joy) Pettijohn of Austin, TX, and one sister Grace Simmering of Ness City, KS. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Private burial services were held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Goodland Cemetery, Goodland, KS.