Betty L. Blankenship, age 78 of Nebraska City passed away on Saturday evening; Feb. 24, 2018 at Morton Place in Nebr. City.
Betty was born on July 9, 1939 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City; the daughter of Albert and Bertha Lena Elizabeth (Rehm) Weible.   She attended rural school district 29 and later Nebraska City High School where she graduated with the class of 1957.
She was united in marriage to Lester K. Blankenship on Sept. 8, 1957 and to this union three children were born:  Cindy, Cathy and Mike.  She lived most of her life in the Nebraska City and Dunbar communities.
Betty worked for many years in the sewing industry including at Nebraska Outerwear and Pendleton’s.  She later worked at American Meter Co. for 15 years and retired in 2002. After her retirement, she traveled the world with her sister in law Joan Weible.  
In 2014, she suffered her first stroke and moved to Morton Place in Nebraska City where she lived until her passing.
Betty was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and an original member of the Dunbar Response Team, and she delivered Meals of Wheels.  
She received the life-time member award of Presbyterian Women.  Her hobbies included puzzles, horseback riding, bowling, roller skating and community service; however church and her family were her greatest joys.
She is survived by her two daughters:  Cindy Blankenship of Lincoln, Cathy Blankenship of Nebraska City; grandchildren:  Cody, Sadie, and Bailey and fiancé Jake McClane,  daughter in law Darla Holliman of Plattsmouth; sisters:  Kathryn Chapin of Nebraska City and Lois Rodriguez and husband Tony of Sun Valley, Calif.; sisters in law:  Joan, Marilyn and Donetta Weible all of Nebraska City; brothers in law:  Charles Blankenship of Auburn, and Carrol Blankenship of Newton, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband Lester in 2009, a son Michael in 1992, brothers:  G.J. (Bud), Paul and Eugene, brother in law Don Chapin as well as his parents.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday (2/28) at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City; burial will follow in Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City. The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday (2/27) at Gude Mortuary.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church in Nebraska City or Dunbar Fire/Rescue.
Condolences may be left at Gude Mortuary in charge of funeral arrangements.