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August 23, 1933 – July 10, 2018

Elizabeth Alverna Drain, age 84, passed peacefully at her home in Jerome on July 10, 2018 of natural causes.

Betty was born in Glen Ullin, North Dakota on August 23, 1933 to Ben and Cecilia Wetzstein. She married Lee Newberry and was blessed with three children. They later divorced. She married George Drain on June 5, 1959, gaining not only a husband but two more children. They added one more child to their blended family and raised them on the family farm south of Jerome.

Betty occasionally worked outside the home, but her primary job was taking care of her family. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, and all types of puzzles. She collected angels, bells, and Campbell Soup memorabilia.

Betty is survived by her husband, George; children, Scott Drain (Jocelyn), Ed Newberry (Yolanda), Shonna Colleen Fraser (Scott), Theresa Newberry Bliss (Gene), and Mark Drain (Leisa); as well as 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Ceceile McBenge; a grandson, and four sisters.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jerome Public Library or Jerome Animal Shelter. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Visions Hospice team.

A viewing will be held from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S. Lincoln Ave., Jerome. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Farnsworth Mortuary with burial to follow at the Jerome Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to gather at North Park, Main Street, Jerome to share time with the family following the burial.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.farnsworthmortuary.com.

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