Greta ‘June’ Kentopp Nothaus
Greta June the daughter of Walter Thomas and Violet Stella ‘Dell’ (Seitz) Blankenship, was born February 19, 1945 in Benkelman, NE and passed away March 14, 2021 in Wauneta, NE.
Survivors include her Husband, Michael Nothaus of Palisade, Children Bill Kentopp of Mesa,
AZ, Barry Kentopp of Kansas City, MO and Angela (Bascue) Kentopp of Wichita, KS.
Stepdaughters Michelle Paul of Strasburg, CO, Korine Gorham of McKinney, TX and Marni
Linenberger of Victor, CO. She leaves behind many Grand and Great Grand Children.
June is also survived by siblings Tom Blankenship of Phoenix, AZ, Evelyn Blankenship of
Trenton, NE and Judy Clark of Benkelman, NE. Preceding her in death were her Parents and
siblings Roberta ‘Bobbi’ Blankenship, Georgie Seybold, Ruby Terry and Timothy Blankenship.
June’s accomplishments thru her life were many, from a business owner, as well as being the first female Police Officer in Oakley, KS, and Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector in Teller County, CO. She was an avid runner for many years and regularly competed in races across Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. She also had a great talent and enjoyed designing, building and remodeling homes which began early in her life with her father Walter.
A Family Celebration of her life to honor her wishes will be in Colorado in the mountains she
loved, where she and husband Mike lived for many years.
The family of June would like to extend their gratitude to Wauneta Care & Therapy and their amazing Staff for their expert care, support and compassion during her illness and passing.