IOWA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC.
"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Upd0ated June 28,1, 2022

Betty Jean (Rigby) Ivins

June 24, 1947--March 31, 2022

Betty Jean (Rigby) Ivins, 74, of La Vista, NE, June 24, 1947-March 31, 2022

Betty Jean (Rigby) Ivins, passed away on March 31, 2022.

She was born to Gerald and Josie (Mussman) Rigby on June 24, 1947 while the family were living on the Rigby farm near Western, NE. She was the sixth child of four girls and two boys. She grew up in Crete, NE and then attended the Nebraska School for the Deaf in Omaha where she was an excellent student until her graduation.

Betty married and to this union her daughter Traci Ivins was born. She lived in Omaha for many years having gone to work for Wells Fargo Bank. She enjoyed the company of many classmates who lived in Omaha after graduating also. She would eventually live in Nevada and Utah but returned to Nebraska to reside in Lincoln and finally back to Omaha. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling in leagues, and many other games, crocheted blankets for all her grandchildren, and treasured the company of her long-time four-legged friend Fluffy.

She was an avid sports fan, had an excellent sense of humor, and enjoyed many jokes and good times with her siblings and family.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Traci Ivins, grandchildren, Zachary Huse, of LaVista, Taylor Huse, of Elkhorn, and Cameron Huse, of Omaha, great grandson, James Huse-Delarosa, sisters, Verlamae Winte, Maxine Patterson, Shirley Timmons, brothers Dale Rigby and Larry Rigby, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Josie Rigby, sister-in-law, Beverly (Yost) Rigby, brother-in-law, Lloyd Patterson, and brother-in-law, Ralph Winte. 

In lieu of flowers, Memorials to the “Betty Ivins Fund” in care of Larry Rigby, 6716 S 86 St, Lincoln, NE 68526. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, April 9th, 11:00 a.m. at First Street Bible Church, 100 West F St., Lincoln, NE. 68508