Betty J. Kassebaum, age 73 of West Point, Nebraska passed away Saturday the 20 th of May, 2023
at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa with her son by her side after a short illness. Funeral services will be
held on Wednesday the 24 th of May at 2pm at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point,
Nebraska with Pastor Aaron Trimble officiating. A visitation will be held at the funeral home
from 11 am until the time of the service with family present during this time. The final resting
and burial will follow the service in the Mt. Hope Cemetery and a gathering of family and
friends will be held at the Kassebaum Residence immediately after. All are welcome.
Betty J. Harris was born October 26 th, 1949 to Allen and Emma (May) Harris in Burwell,
Nebraska. She graduated from Burwell High School and was united in marriage to Eldon D.
“Red” Kassebaum on September the 7th, 1968. After Eldon returned from the Military, Betty and
Eldon made their home in Chadron, Nebraska for a year until a new job opportunity became
available in West Point, Nebraska and they officially moved and made their home in West Point,
Nebraska in 1970.
After moving to West Point, Eldon and Betty were blessed with two children, Casey and Lisa.
They were Betty’s pride and joy and she loved her children dearly. Eldon and Betty even
extended their arms as well to foster children to give them a loving home. Along with her
children, Betty loved the Lord and truly shared his message to others. She is now with her
beloved Lord enjoying the everlasting joy and love he promised along with peace and eternity.
Betty is survived by her children, first born son Casey (Mary) of West Point and daughter Lisa of
Lincoln. A sister Julia Morrow of Bridgeport, Nebraska and a brother Melvin Harris of Broken
Bow, Nebraska. She also leaves several nieces, nephews and cousins along with a special friend
Ashley Neesen to cherish her memories.
Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband “Red”, brother-in-law Bill Morrow, parents
Allen and Emma Harris, and parents in law Bob and Eva Kassebaum.