Becke Jeffers Hottenstein, 64, Chanute, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at St. Luke’s Stroke Center, Kansas City, Mo.
She was born July 17, 1947, in Humboldt, the daughter of James “Jack” Jeffers and Wilma “Jeane” Chambers Jeffers.
She grew up in the Humboldt and Chanute areas and graduated from Humboldt High School. She traveled with LDH Farms and Rural Vision, and was a well-known bar and grill owner/operator.
After the death of her mother, Becke raised her two youngest siblings.
She was dedicated to her family and had a great loving circle of many friends.
Becke was the first female member of the Elks Lodge #806. She was also a member of the Lady Elks and the American Legion Women’s Auxilliary.
She was active in many community fundraisers including the Horizon Hospice Shoot, Cherry Street Youth Center, Faith House and the Elks Kids Christmas. Anything that needed to be done, she could be called on to help.¬† She was hard working and enjoyed life every day. She will be missed by many.
Survivors include her daughter, Lesli Dillman, granddaughter Chandler Hottenstein, and grandson Caleb Luman. She is also survived by her siblings, Ron Jeffers and wife Jeanette; Jim Jeffers; Barbara Jeffers; Brenda Willard; and Scott Jeffers and wife Kimberly; nieces and nephews Shawn Scott, Justin Jeffers, Mark Brock, Dana Garner, Jessica McMahan, Jamie Steeves, and Chris and Timmy Jeffers; and 15 great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Monday, March 26 from 6 to 8 pm at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, followed by a celebration of life at the Elks Lodge #806. Funeral will be Tuesday, March 27, at 11 am at the First Baptist Church Good News Center, at the corner of Grant and Elm, Chanute. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Humboldt.
Memorials in her name may be made to the family (Lesli Dillman) and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.