Betty Barkmeier, age 76, of North Platte, died at her home on October 26, 2019.
Betty was born on September 22, 1943, to Clyde and Annie Zeigler in North Platte, where she grew up. After she finished school, Betty married Cecil Barton in the Fall of 1959 and to this union, Richard and Darla, were born.
On October 19, 1964, Betty married Leonard Barkmeier in Denver, Colorado, and the couple later welcomed three children, Don, Donnita and Leonard to the family. They lived in North Platte for a short time and then moved to Cozad, where Betty worked at Monroe's. In 1970, the family moved to Gothenburg and Betty worked as a secretary for 30 Mile Canal.
Betty and Leonard later moved to Tucson, Arizona, where she was a Victim Witness Advocate and an apartment manager. The couple moved again, this time to Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Betty continued managing apartments. After Leonard died in 1998, Betty remained in Arizona until 2007, when she returned to North Platte and took a job at Walmart. She was still working up to the time of her death.
Betty liked to shop and was a great cook. She especially loved her family.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Holly) Barton of Bloomington, Indiana, Darla (Bill) Libby of North Platte, Don (Patty) Barkmeier of Gothenburg, Donnita (Chris) Deaver of North Platte and Leonard Jr. (Angie) Barkmeier of Gothenburg; grandkids, Travis (Amanda) Barkmeier, Tyler (Tracy) Barkmeier, Ashley Barkmeier, Tara Barkmeier, Amanda Barkmeier, Jacob Barkmeier, Kyle Barton, Logan (Sadie) Ralls and Isaac Deaver; six grandkids; her sister, Belva (Marvin) Godfrey of North Platte; as well as many other family members.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Sr.; parents Clyde and Annie Zeigler; six brothers and four sisters.
Cremation was chosen and services were held at 10:00am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & S Sycamore, who were in charge of arrangements.