Judith Dankert

Judy Dankert

Thursday, July 17th, 1947 - Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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Memorial Services for Judy Dankert, age 73, of Chambers will be 11:00 am Friday, September 25, 2020 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with burial to follow at Chambers Cemetery. Casual Attire is requested, as that is what Judy would have wanted. Memorial Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Due to the current pandemic, Judy’s family requests that masks be worn for both the visitation and memorial service. Judy passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Arbor Care Center in O’Neill. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Biglin’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Judith Marlene Booth was born on July 17, 1947 in O’Neill, Nebraska to Clarence and Nellie “Irene” (Smith) Booth. She graduated from O’Neill High School in 1965 were she participated in Pep Club. After graduation, she attended Lincoln School of Business.

Judy met Douglas Dankert on a blind date and the two were married at First United Methodist Church in O’Neill on August 17, 1968. To this union, two children were born; Mike and Shelly. Judy worked for a time at the O’Neill National Bank, then the Holt County Register of Deeds. She started Paint ‘N Play Ceramics Shop in 1977. Judy was an award-winning artist that created many figurines and Christmas Trees over the next 30 years. She enjoyed traveling to many Craft Fairs throughout north central Nebraska to sell her art and meet new friends.

Judy loved to garden (giving away many bushels of tomatoes throughout the years), her flowers, giving out holiday goodies and cookies, and she especially loved her dog, Tootsie. She was a member of the Chambers American Legion Auxiliary.

Judy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Doug Dankert of Chambers; two children, Mike Dankert of David City, Shelly Dankert of Chambers; two grandchildren, Chris (Alyissa Milne) Dankert, Kaylee Dankert; three great grandchildren, Chris Dankert Jr., Halle Dankert, Evie Dankert; one brother, James Booth; sister-in-law, Janet Booth of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Irene Booth; brother, Duane Booth; sister, Joan Booth; and uncle, Harley Booth.

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Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

Posted at 06:44pm
Bought many ceramics from Judy, she was a dear lady. Out thoughts and prayers to the family. God Bless.
Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

Louise Sparks

Posted at 09:41pm
My deepest sympathy to Judy's family. May God Bless and comfort you all during this difficult time.
Louise Sparks

Karen Walters

Posted at 03:27pm
We are sorry for your loss. Judy was a very creative lady and full of life. To bad that a disease can take that away. Our sincere sympathy to all. Boog and Karen Walters.

Posted at 09:17am
Judy was a great lady, I remember spending hours at the shop with her and my mom, Beryl. And joining them for lunch at the Cafe. My condolences to Doug, Mike & Shelly, she will be missed.

Kitty (Beed) Hudiburgh

Carol Bernhardt

Posted at 09:17am
Sorry to hear of Judy's passing. I think back on the times I visited her at the shop, always a fun time. You and yours are in our prayers. Bob & Carol

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