Chambers — Judith "Judy" Marlene Dankert, 73, of Chambers died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at Arbor Care Center in O'Neill.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at the mortuary in O'Neill. 

Casual attire is requested as that is what Judy would have wanted. Due to the current pandemic, Judy's family requests that masks be worn for both the visitation and memorial service.

Burial will be in the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Judy was born on July 17, 1947 to Clarence and Nellie “Irene” (Smith) Booth in O’Neill. She graduated from O’Neill High School in 1965 where she participated in Pep Club. After graduation, she attended Lincoln School of Business.

She met Douglas Dankert on a blind date and the two were married at First United Methodist Church in O’Neill on Aug. 17, 1968. To this union two children were born Mike and Shelly.  

Judy worked for a time at the O’Neill National Bank, then the Holt County Register of Deeds. She started Paint ‘N Play Ceramics Shop in 1977. Judy was an award-winning artist that created many figurines and Christmas trees over the next 30 years. She enjoyed traveling to many craft fairs throughout north central Nebraska to sell her art and meet new friends.  

She loved to garden (giving away many bushels of tomatoes throughout the years), her flowers, giving out holiday goodies and cookies and she especially loved her dog Tootsie.    

Judy was a member of the Chambers American Legion Auxiliary.  

Judy is survived by her husband of 52 years Doug Dankert of Chambers; two children Mike Dankert of David City and Shelly Dankert of Chambers; two grandchildren Chris (Alyissa Milne) Dankert and Kaylee Dankert; three great-grandchildren Chris Dankert Jr., Halle Dankert and Evie Dankert; one brother James Booth; one sister-in-law Janet Booth of Lincoln; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Irene Booth, one brother Duane Booth, one sister Joan Booth and one uncle Harley Booth.  

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