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Elizabeth Vrbka

August 22, 2018

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Vrbka

Feb. 27, 1930-Aug. 20, 2018

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Vrbka, age 88, of Shelby, passed away Aug. 20, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society in Osceola.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Shelby Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby, with Rev. Leo Seiker officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 at the church followed by a 5:30 p.m. rosary with Rev. Val Bartek officiating. Inurnment will be in the Shelby Cemetery.

Betty was born Feb. 27, 1930, to Harmon and Helen (Alt) Augustin. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1948. Betty worked as an aide at the Shelby Hospital.

On Feb. 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to Raymond L. Vrbka at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelby. The couple lived on a farm north of Shelby. Betty was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir and St. Ann’s Guild and served as president. She was also a member of the Shelby Legion Auxiliary and Shelby Extension Club.

Betty enjoyed Wednesday at Good Samaritan Society doing Betty’s Baking for over 30 years. She received a National Volunteer of the Year award from the Good Samaritan Society for her years of service. Betty was a 4-H leader, and a volunteer reader at Shelby Public Schools. Betty was well known for her baking, especially her cinnamon twists, Kolaches and Kuchens.

Survivors include her children Susan (Gary) Ott of Osceola, Jerry (Peggy) Vrbka of Shelby, Judy (Kevin) Kuhnel McWilliams of Springfield, Missouri; Lori Freeman of Lincoln, Cal (Trish) Vrbka of Shelby, Andy (Jodie) Vrbka of Clarks, Angie (Virgil) King of Shelby, Nancy Vrbka of Kansas City, Missouri; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one brother Winard Augustin, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Vrbka who passed away June 17, 2010; parents Harman and Helen Augustin; in-laws O’Tillie and Joseph Vrbka; sister-in-law Alice Augustin; son-in-law LaVerne Kuhnel; brother-in-law and wife Leonard and Louis Vrbka; brother-in-law Pat Patterson.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.dubasfuneralhome.com.

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