Dec 8, 2010 — Hildreth, Franklin, Nebraska
"Frances Bebensee, 88 years of age from Hildreth, Nebraska, died Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney.
Frances was born January 16, 1922 in Astoria, New York to William and Valeska (Kopp) Garland.
Frances served in the U.S. Army as a nurse from 1948 until 1949. On July 21, 1949 she married Ralph G. Bebensee. They lived in Hildreth, Minden, Denver and then back to a farm near Hildreth in 1972. They moved into Hildreth in 1981. Frances worked at the Kearney County Hospital in Minden as a registered nurse. She retired in 1998.
Frances enjoyed her family; she also spent many hours reading, crocheting and knitting
Survivors include three sons, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth with Revs Patti and Steve Byrne officiating. Burial was in the St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Hildreth."
(Original published in the Dec 8, 2010 edition of the Franklin County Chronicle.)