Betty Y. Riepe, age 80, of Norton, Kansas passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at Andbe Home, at Norton, Kansas. She was born to Fred and Louise (nee Koeteman) Huxoll on November 17, 1934 at Arapahoe, Nebraska.
She was received into God’s Kingdom through Holy Baptism on December 9, 1934 by Rev. Julius Schabacher at St. Matthew Lutheran Church and was confirmed in her baptismal vow by Pastor Walter E. Buss at the same church on May 25, 1947. On June 14, 1953 she was united in marriage to George Edward Riepe of Arapahoe, Nebraska. God blessed this union with four children: Jeffrey Scott, Phyllis Ilene, William Dean and David Allan.
In late February of 1956 George and Betty moved to Flagstaff, Arizona where they continued to live, work and raise their family. Betty enjoyed a thirty year career with the United States Naval Observatory Flagstaff Station and several years thereafter of retirement life with family, friends and church activities. In 2013 she relocated to Norton, Kansas.
She is survived by children Jeff, married to Kim Hunter of Gold Beach, Oregon and Phyllis, married to Herman Braun of Norton, Kansas; grandchildren Lance, Crystal, Ashlea, Aronn, Abbie, Chase and Cody; great grandchildren Trae, Cinch, Dali, Ty, Kaleb, Houston and Savanna; brothers Charles, Norman and James Huxoll, and sisters Marjorie tenBensel, Violet Hilker, Twyla Golter and Isabelle Pfeiffer. Sister-In-Law Thelma Sprague, and daughter-in-law Janette Riepe, and numerous nieces, nephews, sons and daughters-in-law, other relatives and friends survive as well.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband George; sons Billy and David; granddaughter April Dawn Braun; her parents; brothers Laurel, Wayne and Martin and sister June Tracy
Condolences or personal reflections may be left at wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Private family viewing only. Funeral services will be Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. James Moshier, officiating. Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.