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Betty Celesky

June 23, 1932 — December 15, 2020

Betty Jean Celesky age 88 of Waverly, NE passed away December 15, 2020 at her home in Waverly, NE.

Betty Jean Hickenbottom was born in Westerville, NE on June 23, 1932. After attending high school, Betty was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse and worked for a telephone company in Broken Bow, NE. Betty married John Celesky and moved to Lincoln, NE, where she worked for Security Mutual Life. The pair then moved to Waverly, NE and Betty was employed at Montgomery Wards Warehouse as well as continuing to provide care for her two children. Betty provided care for her husband John later in life and was grandmother to five grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband John, parents Leonard and Goldie Mae (Bellinger) Hickenbottom, granddaughter Lauren Celesky, sister Rosa Lee Hamilton, brothers Chuck Hickenbottom and Mick Hickenbottom, and by her twin at birth.

Betty is survived by son Mark (Lori) Celesky of Ceresco, daughter Diane Celesky of Lincoln, four grandchildren Lindsey, John, Hunter, and Lara, sister-in-law Bonnie Hickenbottom of Ansley, brother-in-law Reed Hamilton of North Platte, nieces, and nephews Dave (Loretta) Hamilton, Verla Hamilton, Scott (Mary) Hamilton, and Steve (Karla) Hickenbottom.

 Graveside service will be Monday, December 21st at 1:00 pm at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Thedford, NE with Pastor Les Parmenter officiating. Memorial are suggested to the Family. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed for words of encouragement or remembrance at www.govierbrothers.com. Govier Brothers Mortuary will comply with the CDC and State of Nebraska.

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