Betty Glebe-Smith

Betty Yvonne Glebe-Smith, 84, of North Platte, passed away November 8, 2019, at The Arbors in Lincoln.

Betty was born on January 25, 1935, in Minden to Carl and Agnes (Bartlett) Thompson.  

She married Jerome Glebe on May 14, 1953, he passed away August 17, 1998.  She then married Leo Smith on May 12, 2007, he passed away on January 27, 2017.

Betty worked in classified ads at the North Platte Telegraph until her retirement.  After retirement, she worked part time at the North Platte Library.

She enjoyed a wide variety of activities including garage sales, puzzles, bingo, bible study, raising dogs, embroidery, Elvis music and Husker football.  Betty loved her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husbands, and a brother Roger Thompson.

Survivors include daughters Catherine (William) Kolf of Itasca, IL and Marcia (James) Warner of Lincoln; grandchildren, Emily (Joseph) DeHaven of KS, Jerome Kolf of WI, Erika (Allan) Parrish of NE; great grandson August DeHaven of KS; step-daughter Sandy (Mark) Mason of North Platte; step-sons Allan (Brenda) Smith of Colorado and Leslie Smith of North Platte; step-grandchildren Brianna Mason, Matthew Smith and Leah Smith.

A memorial has been established to the North Platte chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences may be shared at

Services were Tuesday, November 12, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Delp officiating.  Burial was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home was is in charge of arrangements.