Funeral Services for Clara Bethune, 85 of Aurora, Neb., formerly of the Carroll, Randolph, Pierce, and Norfolk area were held on Friday, November 29, at the Howser-Fillmer Mortuary with Reverend Gail Axen officiating. Interment was in the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Norfolk.
Mrs. Bethune died Tuesday, November 26, at the Hamilton Manor in Aurora, NE.
She was born September 23, 1917 to Charles and Alice (Moon) Goodman at Ottumwa. She attended school in Ottumwa and Randolph, Neb. She married Lester F. Bethune on June 21, 1938 at Carroll, Neb. They farmed in the Carroll and Randolph area where they retired from farming in 1979. Mr. Bethune died August 28, 1987.
Clara lived in Pierce from 1988 to September 2001 when she moved to the Homestead in Norfolk for a year before moving to the Hamilton Manor in Aurora, Neb. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce, Neb.
She is survived by sons Robert and wife Linda of Storm Lake, Merle and his wife, Sandi of York, Neb., Roy and his wife Cindy of Grand Island, Neb.; a daughter Alice and her husband Tom Townsend, of Grand Island; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; six step-great-granchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son; two grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and an infant sister.