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Elizabeth Jean Hansen

February 18, 1921 September 16, 2020
Elizabeth Jean Hansen
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Obituary for Elizabeth Jean Hansen

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Hansen was born February 18, 1921 in Nehawka, NE the daughter of Martin and Myrtle Ross. She passed away September 16, 2020 in Omaha, NE at the age of 99. Betty attended Munn District #3 Schools in Otoe County and graduated from Nehawka H.S. in 1938 and obtained her degrees in Music and Education from Doane College in Crete, NE in 1942. She taught school in Eagle and Nehawka until she married Ivan Hansen in 1946 at the Nehawka Methodist Church. She and her husband farmed in the Nehawka area until 2000, she then ran the farm business until 2020. Betty was the Nehawka Methodist Church organist for over 75 years until 2009. She also led the children’s choir for over 20 years and was a 4-H leader for over 35 years. Betty was a member of the United Methodist Women’s organization since 1945, the Maple Grove Extension, Sweet Adelines, PEO, and Bridge Club. Betty retired to Omaha in 2009 to be closer to family. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan, son, John, her parents, sister, Lois and, brothers, Clarence and Elmer Ross. She is survived by her daughter, Lois Hansen, of Peoria, AZ, daughter-in-law, Shirlene Hansen, of Omaha, NE, granddaughter, Kim Peterson (spouse: Kevin), grandson, Geoffrey Stewart (spouse: Matthew Circo), great-granddaughter, Emma Peterson, great-grandson, Sam Peterson, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations to Nehawka United Methodist Church or St. John’s Cemetery near Nehawka.

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Visitation

Thursday

24

Sep

5:00 PM 9/24/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/24/2020 7:00:00 PM
Weeping Water Methodist Church

102 W. Eldora Ave.
Weeping Water, NE 68463

The family will greet friends at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Social distancing and masks are encouraged.

Weeping Water Methodist Church
102 W. Eldora Ave. Weeping Water 68463 NE
United States

Service

Friday

25

Sep

10:00 AM 9/25/2020 10:00:00 AM
Weeping Water Methodist Church

102 W. Eldora Ave.
Weeping Water, NE 68463

Social distancing and masks are encouraged.

Weeping Water Methodist Church
102 W. Eldora Ave. Weeping Water 68463 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. John's Nehawka Cemetery Final Resting Place

7207 Knabe Drive
Nehawka, Nebraska 68413

7207 Knabe Drive Nehawka 68413 Nebraska
United States
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