Betty E. Buckley

Betty E. Buckley

June 8, 1933 – December 29, 2021

Born June 8, 1933, in Missouri Valley, Iowa, the family moved to Valley, Nebraska, in the early 1940s where she lived for the rest of her life.  Preceded in death by parents, Howard and Gladys Johnson; brothers, Jack and Richard; sister, Dora (Plymate).  Survived by sons: Michael Jr. (Baiming), Rev. James, Joseph (Jenny); grandsons, Michael III and Garrett; sister, Norma Jean Krahmer.

Betty married Michael Buckley of Panama, Iowa in 1952.  The years of raising children found Betty as president of the PTA, Band Mothers, and leader of Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and other community efforts.  Her work career was spent as plant supervisor for Simplicity Pattern Company and later production supervisor for 3M from which she retired.

She lived her life for her sons and in her later years they were able to provide for her needs in a well-deserved manner.  Inheriting an intense work ethic from her father who served as an OPPD District Manager, Betty passed on a sense of duty and organization which served the lifelong work and intellectual efforts of her children.

VIGIL SERVICE: Thursday, January 6th, 7pm at West Center Chapel with visitation starting at 5:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, January 7th, 10:30am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 307 E. Meigs Street, Valley, NE.  Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Shrine, 23132 Pflug Road, Gretna, NE 68028.





  • Bill and Marge Albracht Posted January 4, 2022 3:52 pm

    Fr. Buckley, you have our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace!

  • Rita and Roger Baumgart Posted January 4, 2022 6:23 pm

    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss. May Jesus hold you close during this time of sorrow. May she receive her crown of glory and be graced to see God face to face.

  • Mary Duffy Posted January 5, 2022 7:14 pm

    Father Buckley, I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s death. May God grant you comfort during this time. may you be consoled by the memories you have of her.

  • Carol Prokop Posted January 7, 2022 7:26 am

    Father Buckley , my sincere condolences. My she Rest in Peace

  • ThaddeusMelissa and kids Posted January 7, 2022 8:14 am

    Padre, we are so sorry to hear about your Mom and just found out.
    We are praying for you and your family. You were so blessed to have her for your Mom and she was blessed to have you for her son.
    We love you Padre and are praying for you.

  • Teresa Hockey Posted January 27, 2022 6:41 pm

    I am heartbroken to hear of this news . I will remember all the sugar cookies and fudge and fried dough we made together! Rest In Peace Auntie! ❤️

  • Jayne Krahmer Royce Posted January 28, 2022 12:04 pm

    I am sad to hear of Aunt Bettys passing. She was a very special person and like a Mom to me.. She taught me many things. She loved to play her organ for me, Aunt Betty taught me how to play guitar.We had many talks about fishing in Minnesota. She bought me my first blue cowboy boots at two yrs old.Im 62 and still have them . Aunt Betty and I would listen to her country tape and she could sing and dance.. She was a great cook and loved to bake. Her homeade noodles and cherry delight the best ,And the best cinnamon rolls ever. You three boys Mike, Jim and Joe she was very proud of you . And talked very highly of you. Much love Hugs and Prayers to You All. Love Jayne.

  • Elizabeth Plymate Sullivan Posted January 28, 2022 7:45 pm

    I am very sad at the passing of my wonderful Aunt Betty. I looked up to her in many ways, and she has been an insperation to me in many ways. She and my Mom (Dora Johnson Plymate) were very close. I have many awesome memories of Aunt Betty, but the one that always sticks is the time she called me into her kitchen and gave me a little doll that I still have. I will miss you and love you very much.

  • Elizabeth Sullivan Posted January 29, 2022 12:26 am

    I an very sad to hear of the passing of my Aunt Betty..She was a great insperation to me in many different ways. She and my Mom, (Dora Johnson Plymate) were very close. I have many great memories but the one that sticks in mu mind most is when she called me into her kitchen once and gave me a little doll which I still have. I will miss you and love you. Liz

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