She was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Bern, to Edward A. and Eula Mae (Bauman) Moser. She was raised on the family farm southeast of Bern. She graduated from Bern High School in 1955. Betty was very proud of her Bern School Alumni attendance and looked forward yearly to her class reunion. She worked as a waitress at the Buzz Café for two years after high school. Later she worked as a housekeeper at the Koch Motel.
Betty married her high school sweetheart, William B. Bredemeier. They divorced. Betty later married Marvin Louis Aberle of Sabetha.
She attended various churches during her lifetime. She loved Jesus, singing hymns, and listening to Christian music. Country music was also a favorite. She loved attending family reunions. Betty played the saxophone in high school and took piano lessons as a child. She shared her love of music with her children.
Betty suffered mental illness for much of her adult life, which impacted her ability to maintain meaningful relationships in her lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Clinton Edward Moser; her parents; her husbands; beloved aunts and uncles; her sister, Phyllis Chauza; and her infant stillborn grandson, Timothy Ohlsen.
Betty is survived by her five children, Virginia “Ginny” (Michael) Skoch of Omaha, Neb., William “Bill” (Jodi) Bredemeier, Patty Ehrsam and Lisa (Brett) Ohlsen, all of Seneca, and Louis Aberle of Sabetha; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Bern Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Kanza Mental Health and Guidance Center or to the family for assistance in defraying burial expenses and sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia St., Sabetha, KS, 66534.
The Sabetha Herald 2/7/2018