Betty May Miner, 81, of Wakefield, Nebraska died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield, Nebraska. Funeral services for Betty will be held on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Wakefield; Pastors Kelly Johnston and Dave Rusk will be officiating. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home in Wakefield with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
Betty was born on a farm near Allen, Nebraska on April 14, 1933, the daughter of Philo and Gladys (Penlerick) Thompson. She attended country school before entering Allen where she graduated from high school in 1951. On November 4, 1952, Betty was united in marriage to Robert Miner at the Allen Methodist Church. To this union two sons were born Larry and LaVern and three adopted children Dave, Jerry and Patty. The couple owned and operated the B & B Café for several years. Betty also worked at the M.G. Waldbaum’s egg plant and later babysat children. In her earlier years, Betty was a cub scout leader. She was involved in the Covenant Church Women and enjoyed playing cards, word search puzzles and camping.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law LeAnn Miner of Wakefield, NE, several grandchildren including Shad (Tara) Miner, Shanda (John) Geiser and Brady Miner all of Wakefield, several great grandchildren including Weston Miner, Camden Geiser and Asher Geiser, sons Dave (Judy) Miner of South Sioux City, NE and Jerry Nelson of Sioux City, IA.,. She is also survived by two brothers Ross (Bonnie) Thompson of Sidney, NE and Norman (Mickey) Thompson of Kearney, NE and three sisters-in-law Jean Thompson of Fremont, NE, Janet Thompson of Wilbur, NE and Sandy Thompson of Sloan, IA.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert who died in 1999, sons Larry who died shortly after birth and Vern who died in 2005, brothers Merlyn, Mike and Pat, Manuel and Bobby Thompson a sister Edith Taylor and an infant sister.