Betty Trotter, 87, of Herman NE

Betty Jane (Corbin) Trotter was born March 2, 1929 in rural Tekamah, Nebraska to Leo F. and Eva Jane (Pratt) Corbin. She passed away Friday, July 29, 2016 at Oakland Heights Nursing Home in Oakland after complications from several falls.

Betty attended Tekamah schools and graduated from Tekamah High School in 1946. She attended one semester at Wayne State College before accepting a position at the First National Bank in Tekamah and was later employed by the Herman State Bank. She and William Russell Trotter were married October 14, 1951. They had three children: Barbara Jane, Brenda Jo and David Russell. Betty and Russell lived in Herman for over 60 years before moving to Oakland Heights Assisted Living in the spring of 2016.

She joined the First Presbyterian Church of Tekamah on April 1st, 1945. She had been active in Presbyterian Women, taught Sunday school, and had helped with the after school kids’ Logos program. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Herman Legion Auxiliary and the local Betty Club. She was also involved in book club, bridge clubs, and the Chatt Senior Center. She enjoyed writing notes and sending cards to friends & family, knitting, reading, family vacations in Minnesota in the summers and wintering in Texas with Russell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Leo F. Corbin, Jr.

Survivors include her husband, Russell; daughters: Barbara (Steve) Frank of Westmoreland, KS, Brenda of Oakland, NE; son, David (Sara) of Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Joshua (Kylee) Frank of Manhattan, KS, Jordan (Diane) Frank of Myrtle Point, OR, John Frank and Rachel Frank of Westmoreland, Samuel and Lucas Trotter of Rochester, MN; and great-granddaughter, Emery Eden Frank of Manhattan, KS.

The Memorial Service will be held on Sat., Aug. 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Tekamah NE.

A Private Family Burial will take place at the Herman Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Trotter

Betty Trotter


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