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Elizabeth "Bette" Marie (Codr) Tomes

November 10, 1936 ~ March 19, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Elizabeth "Bette" Tomes Obituary

Elizabeth “Bette” Marie (Codr) Tomes was born on November 10, 1936 to Rudolph and Marie (Vogeltanz) Codr in rural Ulysses, Nebraska.  She attended Seward High School graduating in 1954.  On April 14, 1956 Bette was united in marriage to William E. Tomes at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Seward, Nebraska.  Bette was the Utica Postmaster for 24 years. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Altar Society, Utica Unit #49 American Legion Auxiliary, York Elks Lodge #1024 and York F.O.E. #3990. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling, playing cards, going to the casino and horse races and participating in the York Fun Club.  Bette passed away on March 19, 2024 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 87.  She is survived by her children, Pat (Loretta) Tomes of Dallas, Texas, Bill (Patty) Tomes of Seward, Nebraska, Bonnie (Salvatore) Balistreri of Austin, Texas, Peggy (Mike) Pankoke of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, Ron (Deb) Tomes of Utica, Nebraska; grandchildren, Dwayne Muckel, Peter Muckel, Andrew (Becky) Tomes, Jen Tobey (Nick Hebrew), Kira (Larry) Nichols, Eliot (Jennifer) Pozehl, Stephanie (Desmond) Bynum, Michael Balistreri, Sarah (Jeremy) Steele, Mitch (Kelsey) Pankoke, Brent (Molly) Pankoke, Ryan (Kathleen) Pankoke, Kristen (Justin) Brahmsteadt, Hannah Tomes (Hunter Reimers), Max Tomes, Sam Tomes; 31 great grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jo (Gary) Karnopp, Carol Lee (Mike) Korgan and Jeannie (Bob) Haskins; sisters-in-law, Willie Tomes and Donna Richards; and her Kinship family. Bette was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Marie Codr; husband, William Tomes; brother, Don Codr; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Tuesday
March 26, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
152 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Rosary
Tuesday
March 26, 2024

7:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
152 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
March 27, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
152 Pinewood Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

Committal

St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery
Rural Utica
Utica, NE 68456

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