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Betty J. Hoven

1926 to 2014


Betty J. Hoven, 87 of Sidney, went to her Heavenly Father Monday morning, May 12, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Sidney.

Memorial Services will be 10 a.m., Fri., May 16th in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel with Rev. Kelvin Boltjes officiating.

Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's name to Western Nebraska Community College.

Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Friday morning prior to service time to sign Betty's register book and to drop off condolences for the family.

You may view Betty's Book of Memories, share photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Betty's care and funeral arrangements.

Betty Jane Hoven, the eldest of five children of Edward Lemond and Bertha Amelia (Raddatz) Anderson, was born on Sept. 20, 1926 in Sidney. Betty was united in marriage to Clair Hoven on Oct. 19, 1947 in a double ring ceremony with her sister Joyce and Louis Bennett in Sidney. From this marriage two children, Camelia and James were born.

During Betty's early years she worked in the restaurant business and later attended college in Lincoln. Following her education she began working at the Sioux Army Depot until it closed. She then managed the Overland Café and Greyhound Bus Depot and later worked at WNCC until her retirement. Betty reentered the work field with the Office of Human Development, where she enjoyed working with the clients and staff until she retired permanently.

Betty's love was for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was very proud of all of them and cherished the time she got to spend with them. She was an avid Colorado Rockies fan, loved to watch any chance she could and rival with her granddaughter Shawn over their favorite teams. Betty really enjoyed playing bingo, was an unselfish person and would do without to be of help to others.

Survivors include: (1) daughter: Camelia McGee and husband Allen of Santee, Calif .; (1) son: James E. Hoven of Sidney; (1) brother: Edward Anderson and wife Mardi of Kearney; (1) sister: Judy Hartman of Wenatchee, Wash .; (4) grandchildren: Shawn Banks and wife Peggy, Curtis Banks and wife Lee, Brandy Hoven and Jennifer Hoffman; (6) great-grandchildren and numerous extended family members and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Clair and (2) sisters: Vivian Minshall and Joyce Bennett.


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