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Betty Johnson, 85

March 15, 2012

Betty J Johnson, age 85, of Broken Bow died Saturday March 10, 2012, at St. John's Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Kearney. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials may be made to the family.
Survivors of the immediate family include her husband, Allen R. Johnson; two sons, Carl Hansen and wife Barbara of Thornton, Colo., Galen Hansen and wife Debra of Aurora, Colo.; one daughter, Janet Kosmicki and husband Melvin of Dannebrog; five grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Betty's sibling survivors are Mary Lou Anderson of St. Paul Louise Hack of Aurora, and Joann Hartman of California; sister-in-law, Lillian Kisler of Aurora; in-laws, Norman and Wanda Johnson of Callaway, Roger and Donna Johnson of Mason City, Jerry and Wanda Johnson of Aurora, Sharon and Fred Chop of Ravenna, and Dianna and David Bridges of Missouri.
Betty attended school in Polk. She worked in a dry cleaning business in Aurora. Betty was united in marriage to Dean Hansen March 7, 1945, at Marquette. She was a homemaker and a stay-at-home mom.
Betty moved into many communities in Nebraska. After moving to Broken Bow in 1973, she worked as a meat wrapper, cooked at the Elks Club, and was a press operator at Shea's Laundry.
Nov. 27 1974, Betty married Allen R. Johnson at Broken Bow. They lived their 37 years of marriage in Broken Bow. Betty was a member of the Christian Life Center Church in Broken Bow.
Betty's hobbies included selling Stanley Home Products, embroidery work, making quilts, puzzles, paint by number, cooking and baking. She also liked to play Bingo and Domino's.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, two grandsons, and her brother Glen Kisler.

Published in Custer County Chief, March 15, 2012

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