Elizabeth L. “Betty” Stilmock

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Stilmock

February 16, 1936 – October 3, 2023

Betty Stilmock, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother was born February 16, 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska to John and Bernice Ossowski.

She grew up with her brother Bob and sister Mary Ann in South Omaha, where she attended St. Mary’s school, while her neighborhood friends attended St.Stan’s.  Those neighborhood friends would remain very close throughout their lives.

Betty married Tom Stilmock in 1954 and they were blessed with seven children.  While she didn’t work outside the home, she kept very busy as a mother and homemaker.  When the grandchildren were born, she cared for several of them while their parents worked.

She especially valued her family, girlfriends, gardening and her Christian faith.

Preceded in death by husband, Thomas J. Stilmock; sons: Tom Jr., Tim, and Terry; brother, Bob Ossowski; son-in-law, Mark Bendix.

She is survived by her children: Lynn Bendix, Sue Kraniewski (Mark), Todd (Julie), and Patrick (Kim); 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; daughters-in-law, Vicki Newstrom and Sue Stilmock; sister, Mary Ann Thompson.

Family will receive friends Sunday, October 8th from 3-5PM at West Center Chapel with Vigil Service at 5PM.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, October 9th, 10AM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church

Interment: Calvary


  • Mandy (Stilmock) Wilson and family Posted October 6, 2023 4:42 pm

    Love for you always, grandma. One of the toughest and warmest people I know, and one who gave me so much love and learning.

  • Patty Mulligan Posted October 7, 2023 11:41 am

    Aunt Betty, What a sweet, kind caring person! Loved your letters and cards. You will be missed
    Love, Patty
    Hugs to the cousins

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