Thursday, December 22, 2011

Betty Zane (Kinnick) Sheer Obituary

Betty Zane (Kinnick) Sheer Obituary

From Coon Rapids Enterprise, Thursday, December 4, 2008, page 2:

Services for Betty Sheer

Services for Betty Sheer of Bayard will be Thursday (today), December 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bayard with Reverend Larry Monthei officiating.
Casket Bearers will be Betty's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in the Highland Township Cemetery south of Bayard.


Betty Zane, daughter of Robert and Edna (Pierce) Kinnick, was born June 8, 1922, on a farm west of Coon Rapids, Carroll County. She moved with her family to a farm near Glidden where she attended county school. They then purchased a farm south of Bayard where Betty completed her education, graduating from Bayard High School. Betty worked in a grocery store for a short time before her marriage. On November 1, 1942, Betty was united in marriage with Howard Sheer at Bethany, MIssouri. When her husband quit working in Nebraska and South Dakota building electrical high lines, they farmed in the Bagley and Bayard area.

After they retired from farming in 1987, they moved into Bayard. Betty and Howard took great pleasure in spending their winters in Texas. Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bayard and the United Methodist Women, as well as the Rebekah Lodge.

She enjoyed garage sales, auctions, and antique/junk stores. Betty enjoyed singing, fishing from a boat, gardening and cooking for her family and friends. She and her sister Gretchen spent time at the local nursing home sewing and mending for the residents. Above all, she had a special place in her hear for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

After the death of her husband in 1993, Betty was able to remain in their  home until mid-October 2008 when she became a resident of the Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids. She died there on Monday, December 1 at the the age of 86 years, 5 months and 23 days.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; brothers Burdette Kinnick and Lyle Kinnick; and sister Ila Jean Buhr.

Betty is survived by her three children: Stephen Sheer and wife Cheryl of Bayard; Calvin "Kelly" Sheer and wife Linda of Bayard and JoAnn Moses of Ankeny; five grandchildren: Mike Sheer and wife Tricia, Karen and husband Tracy Gotto, Morgan and husband Tony Maurth, Jason Sheer and wife Elaine and Robert "Bobby" Moses, nine great-grandchildren: Gentry, Dakota and Rachel Sheer; Samantha, Tayonna and Tanner Gotto; Carson and Davis Maurth and William Sheer; sister Gretchen Vaughn of Bayard; other relatives and friends.

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