Chambers — Beverly Ruth Gartner, 87, of Chambers, died Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Arbor Care Center in O'Neill.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a parish rosary at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill. Fr. Bernard Starman will officiate.

Burial will be in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Beverly was born July 19, 1933 to Kenneth and Lucy (Voorhies) Miller in Allen. She attended Neligh Public Schools, graduating in 1951. She then moved to Fremont to work at Hormel foods.

Beverly met Don Gartner at the skating rink in Neligh. The couple later married on May 3, 1954 in O’Neill. To this union seven children were born Randy, Rod, Nancy, Steven, Vicki, Renee and Todd. The couple lived on several ranches before purchasing the home place in 1956. 

Beverly enjoyed being a part of the Holt County Fair and was a past open class superintendent. Don and Beverly were named Grand Marshal of the Nebraska State Fair in 2007.

Beverly was a member of the Chambers American Legion Auxiliary and the St. Patrick Catholic Church and Altar Society. 

Beverly loved to go to and to follow all of her children and grandchildren’s activities and could always be counted on as the “official unofficial” scorekeeper at all their games.

Beverly is survived by her six children Randy (Lila) Gartner of Chambers, Rodney (Rita) Gartner of O’Neill, Nancy Bowers of Spencer, Vicki (Denny) Libolt of Chambers, Renee (Charles) Vandersnick of O’Neill and Todd Gartner of Chambers; 15 grandchildren Matthew (Leslie) Gartner, Anthony Gartner (Tiffany Ketelsen), Hattie (Allen) Burrell, Rachel (Chris) Stacy, Rick (Jenny) Gartner, Lindsey Strong (Jeff Hinkie), Alycia (Matt) Harden, Montana (Zach) DeVries, Donna (Schylar) Franssen, Daniel Libolt (Mallory Cooper), Sarah Vandersnick, Traci Vandersnick, Ty Gartner, Tate Gartner and Lizzie Gartner; 21 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Gartner; her son Steven Gartner; one son-in-law Larry Bowers; her parents Kenneth and Lucy Miller; one brother Duane Miller; three sisters Laura Vietor, Norma Hutchinson and Bonnie Barley; and her in-laws Robert and Mary Gartner.                               

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