Betty Mae Matheson, 75, Hays, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Salina Regional Health Center.

She was born Jan. 17, 1940, to Herman and Alice (Teeters) Davis. She attended Buckeye School.

She married Jerry D. Matheson on Nov. 1, 1958, in Hays. She worked at Kirby Vacuum in Andrews, Parker Grain and Spikes Trucking in Hugoton, Light Milling and Grain in Liberal, and Farmers State Bank in Hays.

She was a member of Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, Hays.

She enjoyed being a wife, mother, cooking, sewing, crocheting, embroidery, and cross stitch. She worked very hard on the farm as a girl and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays; a son, Dean Matheson and wife, Cheryl, Salina; two daughters, Diana Jernigan and husband, Monte, Goldthwaite, Texas and Shari Merritt and husband, Daniel, Hays; a brother, Don Davis, Hays; a sister, Alice Paul, Hays; six grandchildren, Shana Wasdon, Antonia Matheson, Staci Taylor, James Matheson, Kory Jernigan and Christian Matheson; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold Davis; a sister, Sharon Klusener; and a granddaughter, Amber Collins.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 1605 East 29th Hays, KS 67601; private family inurnment will take place at a later date.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

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