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Betty E. Drews

January 17, 1934 – November 7, 2018

Betty E. Drews, 84 years, of Fremont died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Methodist Fremont Health in Fremont. Betty was born Jan. 17, 1934, in Culverton, Georgia, to Eddie and Thelma (Hadden) Johnson.

She grew up in Tifton, Georgia, and was a 1951 graduate of Tifton High School. Betty married Leo Drews on Dec. 11, 1955, in Pitts, Georgia. They moved to Fremont and she was employed by Western Electric/Lucent Technologies in Omaha, retiring from there in 1991. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Fremont, Telephone Pioneers of America, Friday Night Follies Bowling League, Tuesday Night Women's Golf League at Whitetail Run and Fremont Airboat Club Women's Auxiliary and served as a past president.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Leo Drews of Fremont; sons, Doug (Cindi Kern) Drews and David (Kathleen) Drews, all of Fremont; daughter, Sherri (Scott) Johannesen of Fremont; son-in-law, Tom Barton of Surprise, Arizona; brother, Tommy (Sandra) Johnson of Tifton; sister-in-law, Carol Johnson of Tifton; 14 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lisa Barton; and brothers, Johnny, Roy, Charles and Billy Johnson.

The funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Vicar Shari Schwedhelm will officiate. Visitation with family receiving friends will be Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and again Monday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont.

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Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Ave., Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490

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