Longtime Olathean, Betty Hougland, dead at 82

Betty Hougland

Betty Hougland

Betty (Turner) Hougland, 82, long-time resident of Olathe, KS, passed away May 4, 2016.

Betty was born June 25, 1933 in Topeka, KS to Harry and Neva (Ewing) Turner. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1951, and went on to attend the University of Kansas where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Betty was one of the first female small-business owners in Olathe, and owned and operated the Greeting Service, and was often among the first citizens new residents met upon arriving in Olathe. She not only welcomed new residents, but represented many small businesses and encouraged them to “Shop Olathe First”. New residents were encouraged to become a part of the Newcomers Club, providing them a social circle and a place to establish new friendships.

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