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Betty Rose Shuler 1929 -2012

POSTED March 28, 2012 4:34 p.m.

HUTCHINSON — Betty Rose Shuler, 82, died peacefully March 25 at her home. She was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Bushton, the daughter of George R. and Hanna (Schlusiger) Heiken. Betty Rose graduated from Holyrood High School in 1948 and started the Grace Hospital Nursing Program. She met and married Gilbert A. Shuler “JR” on Jan. 23, 1949, in Bushton. He died on July 7, 2010. Betty Rose was a homemaker, a longtime bus driver for USD 309, worked for Berrridge’s IGA, and was the maker of Shuler’s Peanut Brittle.
Mrs. Shuler was a member of the Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church in Hutchinson.
Survivors include, four children, Max C. Shuler and wife Irmtraud, DiAnn M. Bussard and husband Max, and Ernest E. Shuler, all of Hutchinson, and Mark S. Shuler of Independence; a sister, Allene Hogan and husband LeRoy of Holyrood; two brothers, Harvey Heiken and wife Mary of Bartlesville, Okla., and Edward Heiken and wife Marjorie of Blaine, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Shuler; and a great-granddaughter, Kayla Gibbs.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Nancy Proffitt presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m., on Friday at Elliott Mortuary Chapel.  Memorials may be made to the Mitchell Cemetery Association or Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church in care of the mortuary. Visit to leave a personal message for Betty Rose’s family.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Elliott Mortuary*
1219 N. Main
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 29, 2012

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