Betty Jean Zabokrtsky, 80, died March 20, 2013 at Lincoln, NE. A funeral service was at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at the First Baptist Church, Washington. Betty’s nephew, Dr. Robert Miller officiated. Erin Toole was the pianist and Garold Syring sang. Pallbearers were her grandchildren, Aaron Acree, Caleb Acree, Lucas Acree, Nathaniel Chapin, Kyle Zabokrtsky, Rahe Chapin, Addie Chapin, Sarah Zabokrtsky and Pamela Mitchell. Burial was in Washington City Cemetery. Betty was born January 14, 1933 in Meeker, Oklahoma to Benjamin Franklin Baker and Charity Sue (Collins) Baker-Bishop. She attended High School in Chandler, Ok. Betty married Elmer D. Zabokrtsky on November 18, 1950 in Clayton, NM. To this union three children were born, Peggy, Karen and Keith. Betty was a homemaker, worked at the Washington County Hospital as a nurse and bookkeeper. She was owner and bookkeeper for Zabokrtsky Hardware and Zabokrtsky Electric. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting, embroidery, camping and raising her children. She was an active member with the First Baptist Church of Washington, in addition to a variety of organizations over the years. Betty loved her children and grandchildren and was always making something for them, such as dolls, purses, clothing, stuffed animals, quilts and many other items. Betty is survived by her husband, Elmer; daughter, Peggy (Mark) Chapin of Washington; son, Keith (Debra) Zabokrtsky of Washington; sisters, Bertha (George) Kaulback of Eugene, OR, Shirley (Roger) Stephens of Wellston, OK; grandchildren, Aaron Acree, Caleb Acree, Lucas Acree, Rahe Chapin, Nathaniel Chapin, Addie Chapin, Kyle Zabokrtsky, Sarah Zabokrtsky, Pamela Mitchell; great grandchildren, Brennen, Hanna, Bradley, Ella;and step great-grandchildren, Aaron, Brendyn, Brian and David. Preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Karen Acree Price; and sisters, Frances Miller and Dorothy Sweet. A memorial fund has been established to the church. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.
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