Betty Lou Bevans

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Betty Lou Bevans, 85, 3003 W. Cisco Road, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 9:50 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1927, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Jesse and Edna (Stahler) Bryan. On June 19, 1954, she married Lavern C. (Lefty) Bevans. Lefty died March 16, 2005. They had three children, Michael Bevans, and wife, Sandra, of Leesburg, Fla., Susan King, and husband, Mark, of Sidney, and the late Steven Bevans, and his wife, Kathy, of Sidney, who survives.
Grandchildren, Tammi Risk, Craig Bevans, Dawn (Barry) Eilert, Nick King and Chris (Jessica) King live in the immediate area. Also, great-grandchildren, Sabrina Bevans, Colton Risk, Keaton Eilert, Ethan and Grant King, of Sidney. Betty has a brother, Richard Bryan, and wife, Nadine, of Sidney. Her sister, Judy Adams is deceased. She has several nieces and nephews surviving.
Betty worked at the United Telephone Co. in Sidney for more than 20 years in the business office and enjoyed many friendships with the people she worked with. When Betty retired, her "girls" at the office gave her a book on genealogy. That started her passion with genealogy. She and Lefty liked to travel in the United States and in their travels researched a lot of family history. They joined the Shelby County Genealogical Society where Betty became the secretary and helped with the research and publication of numerous books. The Genealogical Society prints a newsletter, "Shelbyanna," that Betty was very involved with. Betty and Lefty were both honored with awards from the Shelby County Genealogical Society for their work and dedication.
Betty moved back into town after Lefty's death to a house she dearly loved. Her neighbors were very kind and looked out for her. She could sit out in her sunroom to look out at the pretty yards and watch the children next door play. When anyone visited with her, it always made her day.
Betty and Lefty graduated from Sidney High School with the Class of 1945. They were on the class reunion committees. Friendships with their classmates continued throughout the years. The Class of 1945 was a very important part of their lives.
Betty was a Cub Scout den mother for several years back in the 1950s. Mike and Steve wanted to be in the scouts, so Mom signed up. She enjoyed those times with all the boys in her scout troop.
Mom was always lending a hand or ear to whomever needed it. She did a lot for people and our family. Mom was truly a sweetheart. Mom will be missed enormously by Mike and Sue. Mom was our best friend.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home and Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney.
Friends may call Wednesday from 10 a.m. until hour of service at Cromes Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital in memory of Betty Lou Bevans.
Condolences may be expressed to the Bevans family at the funeral home's website,

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Published in Sidney Daily News on July 28, 2013