BETTY JO NIELSEN
1924 - 2016
Betty Jo Nielsen age 92 of Plattsmouth, NE passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth.
Betty Jo was born on February 6, 1924 to Claude B. Wilson and Lena (McCarthy) Hansell in Plattsmouth, NE. She was raised and schooled in Plattsmouth and graduated from Plattsmouth High School with the class of 1942. Betty Jo married Russell "Rus" Harry Nielsen on August 20, 1946 in Plattsmouth. Betty Jo and Rus made their home and raised their children in Plattsmouth. She had worked at The Martin Bomber Plant, during WWII, at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, NE. Betty Jo was a loving wife, mother, grandma, great grandma, and homemaker.
She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Plattsmouth.
Betty Jo is survived by her four sons: David Nielsen and wife Mary of Murray, NE; Steve Nielsen and wife Susie of Bellevue, NE; Stuart "Stu" Nielsen and wife Susie of Plattsmouth, NE; Ran Nielsen and wife Tish of Wichita, KS; thirteen grandchildren: Niel Nielsen and wife Julie, Marcus Nielsen and wife Marcail, Amy Mason and husband Aaron, Dusty Nielsen and wife Jennie, Lindsay Stangl and husband Travis, Matt Carlson and wife Shelbie, Scott Nielsen and wife Naomi, Sherry Arch and husband Rick, Spencer Nielsen and wife Missy Iverson, Jeremy Nielsen and wife Jill, Jerrod Nielsen and wife Shannon, Zach Nielsen, and Ariann Nielsen, twenty eight great grandchildren, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Lena and Willard Hansell, her daughter: Nancy Nielsen, and her husband: Russell Nielsen.
Visitations will be held from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M., with family greeting relatives and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Roby Funeral Home in Plattsmouth.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth with Pastor Portia Iverson officiating and Chris Abbott as pianist.
Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Plattsmouth.
The Pallbearers will be Dusty Nielsen, Scott Nielsen, Jeremy Nielsen, Jerrod Nielsen, Zachary R. Nielsen, Andrew Nielsen, Trevor Nielsen, Zach Nielsen, and Matt Carlson.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Memorials to The Nebraska Masonic Home.
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