Betty Jean (Waller) Starner

Born: Sun., Apr. 24, 1927
Died: Sat., Sep. 23, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 27, 2017
Location: Gude Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Thu., Sep. 28, 2017
Location: Gude Mortuary

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Betty Jean (Waller) Starner passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City unexpectedly at the age of 90.

Betty was born to Icel and Lola (Curl) Waller on April 24, 1927 in Nebraska City, NE.  She graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1945.  She was united in marriage to Elwood Starner on April 24, 1945 and from this marriage they had five children.

Betty worked for the “The Little Diner” for her mother in law from 1959 to 1969.  Then she went to work for Morton House Kitchen until it closed in 1981.  She enjoyed embroidering, word-puzzles, drawing and her grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her sister Marty and husband Larry Pickering of Lincoln, NE, three sons Elwood “Bub” Starner and wife Carol of Eagle, NE, Larry and wife Kathy Starner, Bill and wife Pam Starner all of Nebraska City, NE, daughter Bobbi Starner of Nebraska City, NE, and daughter-in-law Sharon Starner of Sidney, IA; 13 grandchildren:  Mike & wife Julie Starner, Mark & wife Lori Starner, Chad & wife Leah Starner, Courtney and husband Bryce Thies, Michelle Starner, Cory Starner, Cristine & husband Corey Bohlen, Jenny & husband Chad Bassinger, Kyle & wife Megan Starner, Amanda & husband Josh Loos, Cody and wife Staci Starner, Mikki & husband Jake Brooks, and Morgan Starner and friend Haley Knoll; 24 great-grandchildren:  Layne, Clayton, Josey, Bailey, Myranda, Brittany, Christian, Alexia, Eli, Molly, Cael, and Aftin Starner, Lauren and Zach Thies, Kaylee, Kolton and Tanner Loos, Garrett and Reagan Bassinger, Jace, Brynn and Mason Bohlen, Joleeanne and Lillian Brooks; three nieces and one nephew; many other relatives and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Icel and Lola Waller; husband Elwood Starner on Feb. 19, 1981 and son Michael Starner, Sr. on Jan. 17, 2009.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Sept.. 28, 2017 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Terry Weible officiating.  Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday (9/27) evening at the mortuary.

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Tina and Tony Buttercase
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
To the Family of Betty,
Our sincere condolences to you all. Betty has been a long time friend of our family such a beautiful lady and so a loving person and outspoken, She will be dearly missed. She loved each of her children and had left you with such loving and wonderful memories. She is peaceful and happy and will always be near each and everyone of you watching and protecting. Cherish your memories and lean on each other for comfort and peace. God bless you one and all until you can meet your angel some day.
Tony and Tina Buttercase
Zac and Carissa Buttercase Averie and Maddox
Pat and Katie Livingston Kane and Molly

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