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Betty McIntosh, 79 - January 09, 2008


Betty McIntosh, 79, of Gothenburg, died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services were held on Monday, Jan. 7, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
McIntosh was born on Feb. 12, 1928, to Gust Emil and Alice Irene (Floro) Viter at Gothenburg. She grew up in Gothenburg and attended Gothenburg High School.
She was united in marriage to Alfred DeFruiter. To this union, seven daughters were born—Linda, Cheryl, Donna, Roxie, Sandy, Karen and Lana.
Later in life, she married Russ McIntosh. To this union was born a daughter, Shanna.
McIntosh was a homemaker, an avid reader and enjoyed singing, baking and spoiling her grandchildren, according to family members.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Gust and Alice; nine brothers and sisters; a grandchild, Markie Rae Devine; a great-grandchild, Aydan Lee DeFruiter.
?Survivors include: her daughters—Linda (Kenny) Gerdes of Cozad, Cheryl (Dale) Knoedler, Donna (Frank) Vandolah, Roxie Ritz (Tim Devine), Sandy (Jim) Sabotka, Karen (Randy) Derra, Lana DeFruiter (Dale), and Shanna (Tim) Keiser; 18 grand children and 22 great-grand children; brothers—Larry, Doug, Paul, Bobby, Junior, Dick and Cliff Viter; a sister, Kay Ensworth.
Memorials are suggested to the Betty R. McIntosh family, 620 10th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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