Elizabeth “Betty” Jeanne Northop Septer, the beloved matriarch of our family has gone home to be our Guardian Angel in Heaven. Elizabeth was born on March 27, 1926, in Cairo, Kan., and departed this life on May 20, 2011 in Wichita. She was the daughter of Walter E Northrop and Elvira Belle Meredith Northrop.


Elizabeth “Betty” Jeanne Northop Septer, the beloved matriarch of our family has gone home to be our Guardian Angel in Heaven. Elizabeth was born on March 27, 1926, in Cairo, Kan., and departed this life on May 20, 2011 in Wichita. She was the daughter of Walter E Northrop and Elvira Belle Meredith Northrop.

She is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Douglas Septer, three sisters, one brother, one granddaughter, one step-grandson, three great grandchildren. 

She is survived by her children: Elva Nelson, Pampa, Texas, William (Joyce) Septer, Donald (Belita) Septer, Mary (Gary) Johnson, Vivianne (Dwight) Bowyer all of Wichita; sisters, Barbara Logan and Janice Conner of Hutchinson, Ruth White of Wichita, Winifred Mings of Park City and Karen Conner of Topeka; brothers, Charles Northrop of Towandaand Harry Northrop of California.

She is also survived by 15 grandchildren including Loretta (Erikson) Caballero, Shannon “Shae” Erikson, Melvin Lee Erikson Jr, Heather (Reed) Stewart, and Jeremy Septer; 38 great- grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 30 step-great-grandchildren and 20 step-great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Baker Funeral Home, 6100 E Central, Wichita.  Services will be held at Calvary’s Rock Church, 2661 S Meridian Ave, Wichita,  on Wednesday, May 25,  at 10 a.m. with a viewing from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at  Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt.