Betty L. Eisenhour, age 84, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident in rural Sheridan County, Kansas. Betty was born January 14, 1935 in Scott City, Kansas, the daughter of Leo C. & Anna B. (Frank) Beeson.
A lifelong resident of Scott City, Kansas, graduating from Scott Community High School with the class of 1953, and later graduating from Fort Hays State University in 1996. She was very proud of achieving her college education, taking over thirty years in summer and correspondence classes.
In 1973, Betty opened B.L. Eisenhour Accounting in Scott City, Kansas and in the late 90’s added an office in Leoti, Kansas with Kathy Graff and with Alicia Buehler in Scott City for Eisenhour & Graff Accounting, retiring in 2017. She also was bookkeeper at Ike’s Body Shop for her husband Vearl and later, her son, Brett.
Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Scott City, and spent many years as a Sunday School teacher. Betty also served the Scott City community as a board member of Park Lane Nursing Home. She was a member of the Public Accountants Association of Kansas, serving as a board member and as Past- President of the Western Chapter. For many years, she was the chairwoman of the Jennings 1040 Tax Seminars across the state. She was an active member of the local chapter of Business and Professional Women for many years.
Betty had a lifelong passion for health and fitness. She was an aerobics instructor for many years as well as an avid walker. While in her 70’s, she competed several times in the “Bolder Boulder” 5k marathon in Boulder, Colorado. For many years, Betty and Vearl opened their home as a safe have to many foster children in western Kansas, providing them with unconditional love and faith.
Betty loved to travel in adventurous ways. She traveled to most of the western United States, often stopping to see extended family along the way. Never knowing where the next stop was going to be, she would always call and have a story to tell upon arrival. She and her family spent numerous days camping and fishing at area lakes, primarily Cedar Bluff Reservoir. Later in life, Betty was blessed to find a companion in Mike Scott, who was always ready for her “unplanned adventures”.
On December 28, 1953, she married Vearl Dean Eisenhour at Raton, New Mexico. Betty & Vearl were able to spend thirty-seven years of loving marriage together until Vearl’s passing on April 3, 1991 in Scott City, Kansas.
Betty’s surviving family includes Her daughter and husband - Jeanette D. & Stephen Price of Ottawa, Kansas, Her daughter-in-law - Katie Eisenhour of Scott City, Kansas, Her companion - Mike Scott of Hoxie, Kansas, Her sister-in-law - Ella Mae Eisenhour of Scott City, Kansas, Four grandchildren and their spouses - Eric & Danita Price of Ottawa, Kansas, Courtney & Brian Williams of Baldwin City, Kansas, Blake & Grace Eisenhour of Moscow, Kansas, Brice & Sarah Eisenhour of Scott City, Kansas, A niece and her husband - Jill & Lance Tucker of Scott City, Kansas, A nephew - Cash Beeson of Scott City, Kansas, and thirteen great grandchildren including Ayden, Paige, Dylan, Sadie, Ethan, Natalie, Easton, Hudson, Conlee, Cade, Cayden, Jessa & Korina.
Her parents, husband, son; Brett D. Eisenhour, and three siblings; C. Eugene Beeson, John C. Beeson and Mary Ann Beeson precede her in death.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Scott City, Kansas with Pastor John Lewis officiating.
There will be no calling times.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be written to Camp Lakeside, First United Methodist Church or the scholarship fund for the Public Accountants of Kansas Association in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at priceandsons.com