Bette A. Conroy, 94 of Oconto passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her home.
A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St.Mary’s Catholic Church In Oconto with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Inurnment will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Oconto.
A Christian wake service will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019 at7:00 p.m. at St Mary's Church in Oconto.
She was born Nov. 13, 1925 in Moorefield, to Lewis and Ethel (Palmer) Berg.
She graduated from Brady High School with the class of 1942.
She was united in marriage to Wilbert Kauffman on Dec 2 1945 he preceded her in death on June 9, 1949.
On May 13, 1952 she was united in marriage to Paul Conroy in Stapleton. The couple had met at a dance in Stapleton. In 1960 the couple moved to the Oconto area.
Bette worked in the Sale Barn Cafe, Plectron in Overton and later was a housekeeper for many years at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oconto.
She enjoyed sewing, doing various crafts, taking care of her kittens, quilting, baking cookies and was considered the Jelly “Queen”. She also enjoyed being with her family and many friends.
Bette is survived by three sons, Maynard and wife Deb of Gordon, Mike and wife Sandy of Franktown, Colo., and Mitch and wife Lanett of Oconto; three daughters, Vicky (Chuck )Eggleston of Gothenburg, Paula (Jeff) Ingram of Overton and Pam (Larry) Karschner of Kearney; one sister, Gwen (Kenneth) Pitney of San Diego, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild and her two loving cats, Minnie and Holly.
Bette was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilbert Kauffman in 1949 and Paul Conroy on March 7, 2008, one daughter, Morgan Conroy and one grandson, Kyle Karschner.
Memorials are suggested to the Oconto Fire and Rescue Unit or AseraCare Hospice in Kearney, Nebraska.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family. Please share online condolences with the family by visting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com