March 5, 2014


Betty Joy Hight, 84, of Scranton, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.

Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, at First United Methodist Church in Scranton with the Rev. Lynn Gunderson officiating.

Organist for the service will be Martha Wolf, and soloist will be Bob Reck. Casket bearers will be Joey Schon, Marlin Hein, Evan Heck, Larry Winkelbauer, Paul Vote and Lee Schon. Burial will be at Scranton Township Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. March 6. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Friday when visitation will resume.

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Born Aug. 11, 1929 at Randolph, Neb., she was a daughter of Joseph and Selma (Becker) Brown. Betty graduated from Randolph High School in 1946 and taught country school for two years. She married Neil A. Hight on March 28, 1948, at the United Methodist Church in Glidden. The couple farmed south of Glidden and at Lake City before moving southwest of Scranton in 1954. Betty was active in all aspects of their farming operation.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Scranton where she taught Sunday school for many years. She volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Jefferson Hospital for over 40 years. Betty enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, sewing, crocheting, traveling and spending time with her family. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Betty is survived by her husband Neil of Scranton; a son Daniel of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters: Janet Hendricks and her husband Dennis of Bagley, Iowa, and Rebecca Hight-Moravec and her husband Ron of Lincoln, Neb.; six granddaughters: Heather, Hope, Denise, Morgan, Melanie and Nancy; several great-grandchildren including Aiden and Reid Horel; a sister Irene Winkelbauer and her husband Lou of Somers, Iowa; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Art and Ralph Brown; and a sister Edith Milander.