GRAND ISLAND -- Betty Dean Linnemeyer Durham, 77, died Sunday (June 28, 2002) at Lincoln.
She was born Feb. 26, 1925, at Brownsville to William Valentine and Ora Mae (Miheal Parker. She lived in Lincoln as a child before moving to Curtis and then to McCook, where she lived until 1986.
On Aug. 15, 1944, she married Thomas Richard Linnemeyer at Curtis. He died Dec. 10, 1983. On May 5, 1986, she married Robert Durham at Hastings. They lived in Farnam and Gothenburg for a brief time before moving to Grand Island.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in McCook.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas; three sisters; and three brothers.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Grand Island; one daughter, Mac and husband, Dennis Hilker of Loveland, Colo.; one son, Paul Linnemeyer and wife, Diana of Farnam; two step-sons, Dennis Durham of Goodland, Kan. and Raymond Durham and wife, Melissa of Beatrice; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Blase Memorial Chapel, in Gothenburg with the Rev. Mark Borchardt officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.
Visitation is today until 5 p.m.
A memorial has been established in her name.
Blase Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg is in charge of arrangements.