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Janet L. (Hitchcock) Bejot

May 15, 1936 ~ June 16, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Janet LaRae (Hitchcock) Bejot passed away on June 16, 2023 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She was the daughter of Frank and Vera Hitchcock.  She was born at the Ainsworth Hospital in Ainsworth, Nebraska on May 15, 1936.

She graduated from the Ainsworth High School in 1954.  She attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colorado in 1954-1955.  Transferred to Chadron State Teachers College for the school year of 1955-1956.  In 1958, she received her License of Practical Nursing from Saint Mary’s School of nursing in Pierre, South Dakota.  She attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and in 1982, completed three years of college in elementary education.

Janet married Dennis David Bejot on December 30, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Ainsworth, Nebraska.  Two children were born to this union, Mark David on June 26, 1960, in Ainsworth, Nebraska, and David Lee Bejot on December 13, 1965, in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Janet worked in nursing at the Ainsworth Hospital in Ainsworth, Nebraska, Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska and Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, Iowa. while her husband was getting his Doctor of Philosophy Degree at Iowa State University.

Janet was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.  She was an active member teaching Sunday School, Bible School, Nursery Attendant, serving on various committees and participating in Bible Study during her lifetime.  She served at Churches in Ainsworth, Kearney and Seward, Nebraska and the United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa and Lawrence, Kansas.  She was active in her community serving on the Meals on Wheels program, Women’s Club, Welcome Wagon, Chat & Stitch, Elks Club as a Does and the Nursing Association as a member.  She was active as a Cub Scout Den Mother and 4-H Club Leader. Most of all, she loved being a mother to her sons.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis D. Bejot PhD, parents, Frank and Vera Hitchcock, Uncle, Julian and Uncle Howard and Aunt Edna Hitchcock, Uncle Harold, Aunts Glenda Smith, Judy Saville, and Uncle Floyd Gould and Aunt Evalyn Gould.  Brother in laws, Francis, Victor, Lewis Bejot, Norman Larabee, sisters-in-law Mary Lou Van Doozer, Daughter-in-Laws, Julie Marie (Rathje) Bejot and Patti (Willis) Bejot.

Survivors include sons Mark Bejot, Maywood, Nebraska; David (Cynthia) Bejot, Temperance, Michigan;  Grand-daughters Lorinda (Bejot) and Joe Mollenkamp, Wichita, Kansas, and Megan (Bejot) and James Chandler, Lincoln, Nebraska; Sister-in-law, Loridean Larabee, Neligh, Nebraska.



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June 23, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Volzke Funeral Home
147 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434

Funeral Service
June 24, 2023

9:30 AM
Seward United Methodist Church
1400 N. 5th Street
Seward, NE 68434

June 24, 2023

Ainsworth Cemetery
877th Road
Ainsworth, NE 69210


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