From its inception in 1947 until today, the Goodfellow Shoe Fund organization has had many dedicated and generous volunteers and donors.

On Dec. 18, 2018, the Goodfellow Shoe Fund Board lost one of its earliest members. Bettymae Erb served selflessly and faithfully for more than 50 years. She served in many capacities including president, vice president, buyer and treasurer.

At the time of her death at the age of 87, Betty was still serving as assistant treasurer on the Goodfellow Shoe Fund Board.

“We are most grateful for all of her years of service and thank the family for designating Good Fellow Shoe Fund as one of their memorials in remembrance of Bettymae,” the board wrote in a press release. “Bettymae Erb will long be remembered for her years of service during her lifetime and the timely and generous gift she left for the purchase of shoes for the children of North Platte surrounding area.

“We want to thank all of our donors for their continued support of the Goodfellow Shoe Fund.”

Gifts and memorials received since May 1:

» $25,000 Bettymae Erb Estate Memorial Gift.

» $25 anonymous, in memory of Tom Gorman; Marge and Sam Thomas in memory of Tom Gorman; Mary and Justin Roberts in memory of Adella Brouillette; Rob and Paulette Stefka in memory of Sharon Beisner; Sandra and Don Peters in memory of Ray Hanson; Rob and Paulette Stefka in memory of Therese L. Myers.

» $33.05 Brown’s Shoe Fit collection can.

» $50 Rob and Paulette Stefka in memory of Senator Don Pederson.

» 90 pairs of socks, Chapter EB P.E.O.

Memorials and Gifts can be made at any time to the Goodfellow Shoe Fund at P.O. Box 923, North Platte, NE 69103, or to Great Western Bank, P.O. Box 220, North Platte, NE 69103.

The application process will resume July 15 for the coming school year. Application forms are available at the Nebraska Health and Human Services office in the Craft State Building 200 S. Silber.

For more information, contact Paulette Stefka at 308-530-2710.

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