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Betty Whiteaker Edit Profile

illustrator

Betty Whiteaker, illustrator. Secretary Junior Women's Philharmonic Association, Kansas City, Missouri, 1975. Member Daughters of the American Revolution (treasurer, chaplain Westport chapter 1990-1999).

Background

Whiteaker, Betty was born on August 27, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Ray Elbert and Wilma (Polk) Smith.

Education

Student, University Missouri, 1965. Student, Washington University, St. Louis, 1965. Student, Kansas City Art Institute.

Career

Designer Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, Missouri, 1966-1969. Freelancer, vice president Morgan,Inc., 1980-1983. President Whiteaker, Inc., Overland Park, Kansas, since 1987.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Artist for children's/infant journal How Does Your Baby Grow?, 1997. Works include cover illustratons J.C. Penney Christmas Catalogs, 1991, 93, 94. Creator collectible figurines Human Beans, 1981.

      Creator nostalgic Christmas Santas for papergoods, textiles, ceramics, 1994-1996.

Membership

Secretary Junior Women's Philharmonic Association, Kansas City, Missouri, 1975. Member Daughters of the American Revolution (treasurer, chaplain Westport chapter 1990-1999).

Connections

Married Jim H. Whiteaker, December 29, 1962 (divorced). Children: Matthew, Laura.

father:
Ray Elbert Smith

mother:
Wilma (Polk) Smith

spouse:
Jim H. Whiteaker

children:
Matthew Whiteaker

Laura Whiteaker