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Sioux Falls - Betty Machmiller, 80, died Tuesday January 7, 2014. Private services followed by interment at Graceland Cemetery, Madison, SD, are under the direction of George Boom Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Sioux Falls.
Bettena Kathryn Gayken, daughter of John H. and Christina (Poppenga) Gayken, was born September 27, 1933 at Lennox, SD. She grew up at Worthing, SD where she graduated from high school in 1951. She married Leroy Machmiller. She later married Jack B. Stillson at Elk Point, SD. After their marriage the couple made their home in Sioux Falls.
Betty's work career began at Fenn's Ice Cream. She then worked at the E.R.O.S. Data Center for 22 years and lastly at Dow-Rummel Village where she retired in 2005 after 14 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, Jack B. Stillson; her two children, Susie (Dennis) Schoffelman and Douglas (Lisa) Machmiller, all of Sioux Falls; 4 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and 2 brothers, David (Sharon) Gayken, Jacksonville, FL and Loren (Alma) Gayken, Yakima, WA.
George Boom Funeral Home
3408 East 10th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 9, 2014