Betty Ann (Blazek) Chapman, the daughter of George and Esther (Vicker) Blazek, was born December 1, 1941 in Adams County. She graduated from Creston High School with the class of 1960. On November 6, 1960, Betty was united in marriage to William “Bill” Chapman in Creston. Three boys: Rick, Rod and Dan blessed this union.
Betty worked at various places throughout her life, including Geis Jewelry and Burton R. Jones Jr High School in Creston. Family was everything to Betty. She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and would always put her family first.
She was very community minded. Betty volunteered at the Greater Regional Hospital gift shop as well as helping with the Union County Red Cross Blood Mobile drive. She was also very involved with the Union County Democrats and volunteered her time at the poles for numerous elections.
Betty loved her Nebraska Cornhusker football as well as going to the casino not to gamble, but to socialize. Tuesdays were her day to get out and play cards with the ladies here in town. Betty also enjoyed attending races at the Adams County Speedway where she holds a place in the Adams County Speedway Hall of Fame. In 2010 Betty was inducted into the Creston High School Hall of Fame. She was also recognized as “Fan of the year” by the Creston Booster Club for her support of Creston athletics.
Left to cherish Betty’s memory is her loving husband, Bill; sons: Rick Chapman of Creston, Rod Chapman (Diane Kitzman) of Kearney, Nebraska, Dan Chapman (Marie) of Creston; grandchildren: Devon Chapman Cross (Josh Cross), Alex Chapman, Mikel Curtis (Tina) and Mark Curtis; great-grandchildren: Olivia and Willow Cross, Taya, Cade, Isabelle and Avalyn Curtis; sister-in-law, Daisy Blazek; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
Preceding Betty in death were her parents; infant sister, Martha Blazek; brothers: Roy, Harold, Gene and Dale Blazek; sisters-in-law: Kathryn, Helen, and Leota Blazek.