ARAPAHOE -- Betty Lucille DeFruiter, 82, of Arapahoe, passed away on May 16, 2009, at the Arapahoe.
She was born May 10, 1927, to John and Minnie (Jensen) Selk at Lexington. She attended and graduated school at Lexington High School.
Betty worked on the Production Line for Monroe's for 28 years. In 1945, she married David C. Frew in Lexington.
In 1972, she married Alfred DeFruiter in Gothenburg. Betty and Alfred lived in Gothenburg.
Betty enjoyed bowling in her early years, her vegetable gardens, playing cards, flowers, baking, especially cakes, crocheting afghans, sewing and making clothing for her daughters growing up, cooking, music, dancing, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren
She was a member of Methodist Circles, Eastern Star, and enjoyed teaching Sunday and Bible school.
Betty is survived by daughters, Cynthia (Cindy) (Dick) MaMahon of Rockford, Ill., Patricia (Trish) (Roger) Houser of Cambridge, Marsha Ellison of Gothenburg, Becky (Darrel) Naylor of Brighton, Colo.; granddaughters, Jami (Dan) Schulz, Stephanie (special friend, Tom) Fochtman, Catherine (special friend, Chuck) Fochtman; grandsons, Paul (special friend, Jamie) Fochtman, Michael Fochtman and fiancée, Jessica, Dustin Naylor, Bronson Naylor, Heath Naylor; great-granddaughters, Krista Besler, Jadan Schulz, Sara Fochtman, Anna Miller, Libby Miller; and great-grandsons, Cody Head, Brendan Head and Dustin Miller .
She was preceded in death by husband, Alfred John DeFruiter; father, John Selk; mother, Minnie Selk; ex-husband, David C. Frew; brother, Dale Robert Selk; and grandson, Chad Naylor.
Memorial book signing will be today from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel at Gothenburg.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 11 a.m., at the Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg with the Rev. Janie Freeman officiating. Burial will take place in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the DeFruiter Family, 72874 Trail 3, Lot 31, Cambridge, NE 69022. Online condolences can be given at www.blasestrauser.com.
Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.