Betty Lou Hohensee, age 63 passed away unexpectedly while traveling the states on March 20, 2023. She was born in Miami, Florida on August 8, 1959. Betty attended school in Barneston and Marysville and received an Associates Degree in both Ag and Business Administration from Southeast Community College. Growing up she was very active with rodeo and 4-H and was an avid horse rider and trainer. On October 21, 1978, she was united in marriage to Mark Hohensee. To this marriage, one daughter, Laurie was born. After this marriage ended in 1982, Betty fell in love with Gary Parde. Though they never married, their relationship unified their families. \n\nBetty worked for the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Beatrice State Development Center, Michael J's, and owned and operated Jeans 'n Pearls in Beatrice. She then moved and worked in various states and places including the Texas Department of Transportation in Austin, Texas; a restaurant and store in Pencil Bluff, Arkansas; Lakin Motel in Lakin, Kansas; Ness Motel in Ness City, Kansas; horse sales back in Nebraska; and a motel in Livingston, Montana. She officially retired in October of 2022 with the mission of traveling the states and traveling to all places warm. She enjoyed line dancing, casinos, darts, her beloved pets, and her loud sense of fashion. She was a master at folding fitted sheets and was a board certified medical doctor according to Google.\n\nThose left to mourn her passing are her daughter, Laurie Hohensee of Beatrice; grandchildren, Taylor Goodwin of Holcomb, KS, Noah Goodwin of Marysville, KS, and Zach, Alex and Mackenzie Goodwin of Beatrice; great grandchildren, Grayson, Analee, Grant, Bentley, Baby Boy Goodwin, and Baby Girl Goodwin; special friend, Gary Parde and his children, Heather, Jarrod, and Audra; sister, Linda (Kenny) Conner of Mount Ida, Arkansas; brother, Cliff (Rebecca) Harper of Moffet, Colorado; sister-in-law, Dorothy Skeens; special sisters, Bev Thomas and Susan Magor; son-in-law, Francis Goodwin; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and her beloved companion Ashes. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Sandy (Mansau) Harper; grandparents, Ross Mansau and Betty Lou Hurn and Cliff and Dorothy Lee Master; brother, Jackie Harper; 5 animals including her favorite horse, Aah-Da-Ha. \n\nA memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on April 22, 2023 at the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore. A visitation will take place at the funeral home on April 21st from 9AM to 5PM. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family's choice for future designation. Casual attire is requested. View additional details about Betty's Services, including any available live streams and tributes at www.ghchapel.com.\n\nThese services have been entrusted to the Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore.