Cora Bethel Gwendolyn
(Mann) Krebs, 96, of Carlisle, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the Sarah A. Toddd Memorial Home, Carlisle.
She was born November 27, 1917 to Clarence and Cora (Gaisford) Mann. She grew up on a farm near Ellis,
Nebraska, attended country school, three years at Diller High School and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1935. She
taught country school, grades 1-8 for four years. In 1939, she married Elmer H. Krebs. They lived in Jansen
for three years and then moved to a farm in Jefferson County where they lived until 1970. They moved to Lincoln where she
worked for the state in Social Services until 1982. She was active in the Vine Congregational UCC Church that they joined
in 1970. Bethel enjoyed sewing, crafts and piecing quilts. She and Elmer enjoyed many trips during their
70 years of marriage. For the past year and a half she lived in Carlisle.
She is survived by children; Harry D. Krebs and spouse Jane, Suzann K. Zeger and spouse George, Steve A. Krebs and
grandchildren; Portia Krebs and spouse Dory Boyd, Thad Krebs and spouse Jennifer, Aaron Krebs and spouse Krista, Wes Zeger
and spouse Heather, Nicole Zeger and spouse Jamie Lawfer, and Emily Krebs and spouse Douglas Turner; great-grandchildren;
Princess Krebs, Emma and Ellie Krebs, Gabrielle, Nolan, Cora and Gwendolyn Zeger, Sabrina and Natalie Krebs, Simon Turner,
sisters; Letty Phelps and Doris Menke, sisters-in-law; Dorothy Krebs and Phyllis Weimer, brothers-in-law; Orville Krebs, Delmer
Weimer and Earl Bartlett and many extended relatives and good friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Krebs, daughter, Lois Louise Krebs, her parents, Clarence and
Cora Mann, sisters; Lelia, Florence, Esther, Clare Faye, Vivian and Blanche, brothers; Keith, Lester, Orra and Dean, daughter-in-law,
Patricia and grandson, Ian.
A Celebration of Life service will be at a later date in Nebraska. Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
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May you find tranquility
that loved ones share in the loss of your dear mother.
Love, Carol Bartlett
Dear Steve and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of your Dear Mother.
What an inspirational lady she was. May you hold the many wonderful memories created in her exceptional lifetime close to
My Sincere Sympathy,
Gaylene Switzer Ryan
and prayers are with your family.
Kerry Howe Hartshorn
send our heartfelt sympathy to you and your families. Aunt Bethel was very special to us, always so loving and caring. She
was a wonderful example of how to live life. We will greatly miss this amazing lady. Hugs and prayers, Bob and Cathy
Our prayers and hearts go out to all of your families at
this time. Your mother was such a special neighbor to us on Cresthaven as was Elmer. Tho they are gone God has given you
another gift of the memories, to help ease the pain and help you carry on.
Pam and Rodger Wurst
I was so sorry to hear about Aunt
Bethel's passing Our thoughts and
prayers are with you.
Dennis & Becky (Hudson) Zabel
So sorry to hear
about Bethel. She was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed her company. My deepest sympathy to the Krebs family.
Leroy and Kathy/Hays/Klein
I am so happy that
Bethel, Elmer, Bob and I had so many great times together. We enjoyed traveling, golfing, and bowling. Bethel and I had great
times going to garage sales and finding all those "treasures" at bargain prices. Love and prayers to you all.
I just received the Fairbury
paper. How wonderful that your mother was 97. I have wonderful memories from the Harbine church and of your family. Wish
I could have kept in better contact. May the Lord's blessings be on your family. I thank The Lord for the heritage of
Barbara (Engelman) Hewitt
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