Betty Jane Sargent 1923 - 2015

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The child of Charles Sargent and Nell Thompson, Betty Sargent, the fourth cousin twice-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Osceola, Polk, Nebraska, USA on 24 Jul 19231,2.

She married Raymond Rech in Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, USA in 1947.

During her life, she was living at her birthplace on 8 Apr 19301 and on 1 Apr 19404; at 3794 C Street, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, USA in 1959; and in Bradshaw, York, Nebraska on 19 Jan 1974.

She died on 5 Jun 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska2 (from; Betty Jane Rech, age 91 of York, died Friday, June 5, 2015 at Lincoln. She was born July 24, 1923 at Osceola to Charles J and Nellie M (Thompson) Sargent. In 1938, she became a member of the Methodist Church at Osceola and then graduated from Osceola High school in 1942. In 1947, Betty was united in marriage to Raymond Rech at Hiawatha, Kan. She joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1956. Betty loved to cook and entertain her family and friends. She is survived by her sister Opal Ladbury in Salem, Ore. and a nephew Lanny Johnson of York. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers and three sisters. There will be no visitation or services. It was Betty's wish to be cremated and she will be inurned into the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby. Condolences may be sent to the family online at Metz Mortuary in York is handling arrangements) and is buried at Graceland Cemetery, Shelby, Polk, Nebraska.



  1. Charles Jacob was born on 5 Jun 1885
  2. Nell M was born on 6 Jan 1894


Betty Jane Sargent

Betty Jane Sargent

Columbus Telegram 19-1-1974

Columbus Telegram 19-1-1974

Betty Jane Sargent - Raymond Rech - gravestone

Betty Jane Sargent - Raymond Rech - gravestone

Family Tree

Family Tree



  1. US Census 1930 - Findmypast (was age 6 and the daughter of the head of the household)
  2. United States Billion Graves index - Findmypast
  3. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Operations, Inc.
  4. US Census 1940 - Findmypast (was age 16 and the daughter of the head of the household)

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Marriage date (1947) has no citations

Residence record for 1959 contains no citation

Residence record for 19 Jan 1974 contains no citation

Listed in the residence for 1959, but spouse Raymond Rech is not

Listed in the residence for 19 Jan 1974, but spouse Raymond Rech is not

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