Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. MDT May 18 at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Mullen with the Rev. Bill Graham officiating. Scattering of cremains will be later.
O’Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Feb. 7, 1930, at Nahant, S.D., to Bulus Reeves and Ida Gilkey.
On Nov. 14, 1948, she married John “Bud” Gibson Jr. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Dan of Plattsmouth; daughter, Shari Bergmeier of Kearney; sisters, Ruby Sommers of Omaha, Iola Richardson of Arvada, Colo, and Evelyn Foster of Sparks; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Betty graduated from Hyannis High School, after which she earned her teaching certificate from Chadron State Teachers College. She and her husband, Bud, owned and operated the Mullen Cafe for 12 years.
Additionally, she taught for numerous years at various rural schools throughout the Sandhills.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; eldest son, Eddie; and siblings, Arthur, Ray, Lois, Hazel and Martha.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later determination.
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