Bethany R. McGhee

Bethany R. McGhee, 23, of Omaha, Neb., passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at her parents home in Leavenworth County.

She was born Aug. 5, 1987, in Atchison, Kan.

Bethany is survived by her parents, Eric and Deborah (Crook) McGhee of Leavenworth County; her sister, Rebecca (McGhee) Trechter and husband Daniel of Manhattan, Kan.; a niece, Hannah Faith Trechter; her maternal grandmother and husband, Donna and Jack Rogers; her paternal grandparents, James and Lorraine McGhee; and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Dale Crook.

Bethany graduated valedictorian of her class at Pleasant Ridge High School in 2005. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University in May 2009 with a BSBA in Accounting and Finance. She worked very hard pursuing her college degree and achieved a 3.87 - 4.0 grade point average. While in college she was very involved in extra curricular activities and community service. Beta Alpha Psi, Bata Gamma Sigma, Campus Intramurals, French Club, Habitat for Humanity, Sienna-Francis House Volunteer, Big Brothers & Sisters of Omaha and Sudanese Refugee Assistance Program. Bethany was currently employed with Deloitte and Touche Accounting Firm in Omaha.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Lawrence Church in Easton with Rev. Keith Lunsford as celebrant. Inurnment will follow at St. Lawrence Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Bethany R. McGhee memorial scholarship fund that has been established at Mutual Savings P.O. Box 274 Bonner Springs, KS 66012.