May 28, 2023

Betty Leigh Stanislav

Betty Leigh Stanislav, a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on May 25th at the age of 90. She peacefully departed this world at her home in Lincoln Nebraska surrounded by her loving family.  Betty was born on July 17, 1932 in Central City Nebraska to Mildred and Irl Larson.

Betty found great joy in her marriage to Jim Stanislav. Their union on March 26, 1950 in Central City Nebraska brought immense happiness to both of their lives.  Together, they created a beautiful and loving home in Central City.  During her life, Betty taught Sunday school, bible school and helped with the girls 4H as a leader.  She worked as an administrative assistant for the Chamber of Commerce and SCS-ASCS soil conservation service for 17 years. She loved to put together puzzles, play dominos, reading, watching jeopardy, dining out at Wendys and emailing her friends and family.

Betty’s memory will forever be cherished by her daughter Sheila and her husband Walt Johnson of Lincoln Nebraska, her son Richard and his wife Mary Stanislav of Central City and her daughter Janette and her husband Tom Reifenrath of Eagle Nebraska. Her sister Carol and her husband Jim Cornell of Lincoln Nebraska and their family was forever grateful when Betty moved to Lincoln in 2005 to be closer to them. She was also adored by her nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and fourteen great-great grandchildren resulting in five generations.  She was deceased previously by her husband Jim Stanislav, her brother Ken and his wife Shirley Larson, and her parents.

A celebration of Betty’s life will held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 @ 2:00 pm followed by cake and coffee at Wyuka Funeral Home and Cemetery at 3600 O Street in Lincoln, NE 68510.

Memorials in her memory may be directed to the family to donate at a later time.


  1. Being part of extended family, and not knowing many of the relatives, I was blessed with having Betty as an email friend for many years. She definitely was blessed with a wonderful, large, family thoughts and prayers going to the whole family love, Shirley Larson, a Portland, Oregon wife of deceased, RT Larson.

    • Hope to be able to reconnect with you as we seem to have lost touch over the years Jim John and Tom Kiser

  2. Well, Betty the Lord has granted you your wish and you will soon be united with your love and husband, Jim. You have spent many years doing the Lords work by helping others. Many have appreciated over and over again what you have done. This is a deserving life that you have used wisely in helping others and guiding the family that you and Jim started, along with the following generations, you will be sadly missed by all of them, and by Janet and me
    Remember us when you and Jim are again together.
    We will never forget you.
    God bless and safe journey!
    David and Janet, Larson

  3. So very sorry for the loss of your Mother! Losing mine recently, I feel your pain! Betty was always very kind! She invited us to her birthday party and we had an amazing time. I loved seeing the pictures of her puzzles that she completed! Saw her a few times at Hyvee playing games. She was always think ing of others!!
    God rest her soul!!🙏🏻💔
    God Bless all of you!!

    Karen Tagge

  4. To family,
    My deepest condolences. My dad and mom spoke highly of you all.

  5. Sara Hudgens Burczy

    I am so sorry to just learn of Betty’s passing. She was such a lovely person — I remember her well from my childhood. Sending sympathy & love to Carol, Sheila, Richard, Janette and all of her family. 💜


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