CHESTER, Neb. --- Bernetha J. Gillette, 86, Chester, [NE] died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at a Deshler, Neb., nursing home.
Mrs. Gillette taught school in Nebraska at Blue Hill, Beatrice, Chester and Byron and was the home extension agent in Hastings and Chadron, Neb.
She was born Nov. 21, 1915, in Chester, to Raymond M. Hinthorn and Myrtle Mae Emery Hinthorn. She was raised in Chester and attended Chester public schools. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1938 and did graduate work at Colorado State University, Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska.
Mrs. Gillette was a member of the United Methodist Church in Chester.
She married James A. Gillette on Jan. 17, 1959. He died May 18, 1987.
Survivors include two stepsons, Orville Gillette, Mesa, Ariz., and Larry Gillette, Tipton, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Roberta Dalsing, Pueblo West, Colo., and Janice Koll, Marysville, Kan.; and 10 stepgrandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Chester United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Chester cemetery. Mrs. Gillette will lie in state from 9 a.m. to noon today at Bachelor- Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home in Chester.