Betty Smith age 96 of West Point, NE passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point, NE. A Guild Rosary followed by a Memorial Mass will begin on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in West Point. Inurnment will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in West Point, NE. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is assisting with the arrangements.
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Betty Lynne Smith was born on January 14, 1924 at West Point, NE to Clem and Rose (Poeschl) Goldsberry. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, NE and attended Guardian Angels School through the 10th Grade.
In June of 1940, she was united in marriage to Dayton Smith. Betty worked as a Nurses’ Aid at St. Francis Memorial Hospital until her retirement.
Betty was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its St. Mary’s Guild. She loved playing cards, especially Pinochle with the neighbor ladies, going to the Dairy Queen with friends, spending time at the Sunshine Center until residing at St. Joseph’s Retirement Community in 2015, she later resided at Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer in March of 2018, where she loved to play Bingo, work puzzles and do color art projects. Betty has resided at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa since March of 2019.
She is survived by:
Son-Reggie Smith of Dunning, NE
Grandsons-Ryan and Julie Smith
Michael and Tiffany Smith
3 Great Grandchildren-McKade, Andrew and Giana Smith
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-Linda Smith, brother-Paul Sorensen, and her step-father-Walter Sorensen.