Nettie M. Park, age 86, of Arapahoe, Nebraska formerly of Beaver City and surrounding area, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital at Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born August 21, 1921 at Beaver City, Nebraska to Albert & Opal (Shellenbarger) Penrod.
She grew up in Beaver City and attended Beaver City Schools. She married Ben Park on June 16, 1937 at Phillipsburg, Kansas. They lived in several States namely Kansas, Nebraska , Colorado and Texas to find work. Nettie ran the first cafe in Edison, Nebraska in 1968. She had worked at Artistic Labels & Beckon-Dickinson at Holdrege for a time also. She worked for Mid-Nebraska in Oxford, Nebraska for 4 1/2 years. Nettie also ran cafe's in Beaver City and Stamford, Nebraska. In 1975 she built the Dew Drop In Cafe in Oxford, Nebraska. She retired from the Cafe Business in 1992 after an auto accident. Her husband Ben died April 19, 1995. She had spent the last 2 years at Sunshine Village in Arapahoe, Nebraska where she resided till her death. Nettie joined the First Christian Church in Beaver City in 1940.
Preceded in death by parents, grandson Tony Park, husband Ben, 2 Sons; Charles & Puzz and son-in-law, Orville Stump.
Survivors include; 2 Sons; Robert Park & wife Joann of Greeley, Colorado
Roger Park & wife LaVonne of Kearney, Nebraska
3 Daughters: Barbara Stump of Oxford, Nebraska
Ruth & husband Frank Sayer of North Platte, Nebraska
Twila & husband Harold Kappers of Edison, Nebraska
2 Brothers: Clair Penrod and wife June of Mesa, Arizona
Merlin Penrod of Oxford, Nebraska
Grandchildren: 19 Great Grandchildren: 39 Great-Great-Grandchildren: 5
Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www. wenburgfuneralhome.com
Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, May 1, at Wenburg Funeral Home at Arapahoe, Nebraska 1 PM until 8 PM and then Friday at Wenburg Funeral Home at Beaver City, Nebraska from 9 AM until 8 PM and prior to services at the church on Saturday, May 3rd.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 2:30 PM at First Christian Church at Beaver City, Nebraska with Pastors Phil Olsen and Keith Theobald, officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City, Nebraska in charge of arrangements.