August 22, 2017

Betty L. Nettland

Betty L. Nettland age 86 of Lincoln passed away August 22, 2017.  She was born October 14, 1930 in Murphysboro, Illinois to Charless and Bessie (Rowan) Caraway.

Survivors include her daughters, Laura Nettland and Linda Nettland both of Lincoln.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Nettland, her parents, sisters Cleo Caraway and Ethel Miller.  Brothers, Lester, George, Wayne and Charlie Caraway.

Funeral services will be held at Noon on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Wyuka Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until service time at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to The Cat House.


  1. Laura and Linda: Our sympathies to you on the death of your wonderful mother. Our memories run deep with the fun times we had when they lived in Columbus. We hope you remember us and our family. Ralph and Betty were our best friends back then and we have thought of you many times since. Our sorrow intermixes with yours and we wish you nothing but the best in the future.

  2. Laura and Linda: Our hope is that you remember us as we lovingly send our sincere condolences on the death of your wonderful mother. How much fun we had together over the years when you all lived in Columbus. Ralph and Betty were our very best friends and we have thought of you many times since. Between our houses and the Sahara we were together many times. Our thoughts are with you and your extended loved ones during this difficult time.

    • Hello Ron and Bonnie! How wonderful to hear from you! Indeed, how we remember the great friendship and fun we all had together. They treasured their friendship with you; and we remember so very well all the fun get-togethers either at home or at the Sahara. We have pictures in our scrapbooks of some of those afternoons (and even your dachshund doggie, Sammy!) What very special times that meant so much to them. Thank you so very much for your kind words and wonderful thoughts. We think of you too. Knowing people are with us in thought at this time means so much. We hope all is good with you both. Recalling the fun you all had together is a priceless memory for Linda and I. Thank you and God Bless!

  3. Laura and Linda, I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. Your mom was a wonderful lady and a great friend. I worked with her for 11 years at KTTT and we had such fun each day talking about “our girls” and our kitties. We shared a lot of our lives with each other. I know you will miss her but she gave you the best of the best and left you with many memories…cherish those and know she will always be with you!

    • Dear Sue,
      Thank you for your sweet word on the passing of our Mom. How we remember so well of her friendship with you at work, she truly cherished that. I recall her saying “we raised our daughters across these desks!” And she loved having you to share kitty stories too! She was indeed so very special and we are honored that she was our Mom. She would be honored too on your wonderful,thoughts and memory of her. Bless you so much for your words and kindness. We are so glad you had each other as friends!

  4. Sorry to here about your Mother.. She’ll always be in our hearts!

  5. Laura and Linda – Spent many years working with both your Mom and your Dad at KTTT Radio. You are very blessed to have such wonderful, thoughtful and caring parents. Treasure those memories and know that many other Columbus residents are part of all that. Wishing you comfort and peace. It is very sobering to be the senior members of your family – a role which your Mom and Dad carried forward through you two lovely daughters.

    • Ron and Jeri,
      Thank you so much for your lovely words in the passing of our Mom. We indeed feel so blessed that we had our Mom and Dad as our parents. They talked so fondly of their time working with you both. They indeed were such special people and it is so touching that the people of Columbus
      remember them with such wonderful words. Thank you so very much for your words of support and kindnes. They both would be so honored in your remembering them as such. It means so much. Bless you.

  6. Condolences. I worked with Betty and Ralph during my first radio job at KTTT. They were great people…kind, considerate and radio pioneers. Betty always had a smile and was so positive–despite having to update the logs with new spots that were sold minutes before air time.

    • Ken, Thank you so much for your remembrance and kinda words about our Mom and Dad. They made such a difference in people’s lives by how they treated others. Yes indeed, I recall Mom talking about the logs and what a challenge it was getting last minute changes done. And she was always so wonderfully open and smiling to people. She so enjoyed being around other people. She was priceless and we are touched that you shared your thoughts about our Mom.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *