Betty Lou Tannahill, age 62, of Arapahoe, Nebraska

Betty Lou Tannahill, age 62, of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at her home. She was born on May 19, 1951 at Topeka, Kansas to Robert & Ruby (Berry) Gifford.

She grew up at Havensville, Kansas and worked at the family dairy farm. She moved to Nebraska and attended college getting her degree in Nursing and became an LPN. She moved to Reno, Nevada and worked in a Nursing Home for a few years. She would then have to move back to Kansas to help take care of her grandmother. Later she would move to Arapahoe, Nebraska to be closer to family. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Elwood, Nebraska. She loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and taking care of animals of all shape and sizes, along with doing all kinds of carpentry work. Her love of life and work inspired everyone she knew.

She was preceded in death by her father, brother John Ira Tannahill, Step-Father Robert Gary Tannahill.

She is survived by son: Terry and wife Donna Tannahill of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Mother: Ruby Gifford of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Brothers: Martin & wife Melissa Gifford of Enterprise, Kansas, Roudy & wife Katrina Gifford of Miami, Florida. Sisters: Roberta & husband Roger Randle of Havensville, Kansas, Barbara & husband David Hicks of Salina, Kansas, Linda Tannahill of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Grandchildren: Nick & wife Sheila DeOss of Kearney, Nebraska, Mallory & husband William Dunn of Loomis, Nebraska. Great-Grandchildren: William & Evan DeOss, Matthew & Makaden Dunn. And many nieces and nephews.

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There will be no viewing or visitation as Betty chose cremation.

Memorial services will be Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:30 AM at United Methodist Church, in Elwood, Nebraska with Rev., officiating.

Private family inurnment will be at a later date.

Elwood Funeral Home of Elwood, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.

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