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Beth Schrader - December 13, 2012


H. Beth Schrader, 84 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln.
Beth was born Jan. 3, 1928, at Parks, the youngest of four children born to Harry and Grace (Gordon) Hester.
She graduated from Parks High School and then graduated from nursing school in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
On June 8, 1947, she was united in marriage to E. Dale Schrader in Benkelman and to this union two children were born: Linley Sue and Robert Dale.
She and her husband farmed and raised registered Angus cattle.
Beth loved sewing, painting and had a ceramic shop on the farm. She and her husband received the Aksarben “Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award – 100 Year Farm.” She also received many awards and designations in regard to her work in ceramics.
She filled various offices for extension club, led adult Bible study at church, was active in church circle and served as clothing judge for the fair board each year.
After retiring from the farm, they moved to McCook and continued to winter in Arizona. After her husband’s death in 2009, Beth moved to Holdrege. She enjoyed her music, crafts and embroidery.
Survivors include her daughter, Linley Brown and husband, Jim, of Holdrege; son, Robert Schrader of Denver, Colo.; granddaughter, Wendy Cox and husband, Chad, of Elkhorn; great-grandchildren, Brianna Cox and Chance Cox of Elkhorn; brother-in-law, Vernon Schrader and wife, Esther, of Benkelman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, Dale, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Hester and Donald Hester; and a sister, Agnes Davis.
There will be no visitation. The family has chosen cremation.
Memorial services were held Jan. 3 at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege with Pastor John Strecker-Baseler officiating.
Inurnment will be held in the Benkelman Cemetery in Benkelman at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials area kindly suggested to your favorite charity in Beth’s memory.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege was in charge of the arrangements.