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Carolyn Stevens

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Born on September 29, 1945.

Passed away on February 1, 2023.

No service information at this time.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Shirley Suann Scaggs

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Shirley Suann “Sue” (Ellsworth) Scaggs, 94, of Urbana, Illinois passed away in her sleep from respiratory failure in her son’s home, in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Shirley was born on June 6, 1928, to John and Mildred (Farr) Ellsworth, in Salt Lake City, Utah, as an only child. Shirley has a half-sister from her father’s previous marriage. The family moved to Collinsville, Illinois several years later. She attended Collinsville High School, in Collinsville, Illinois, and married her high school sweetheart, Robert Tyler Scaggs, on January 27, 1951, at St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church. After moving around for several years while Robert served in the navy, they settled down in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. They had two children. A year ago, they moved in with their son due to failing health. Shirley was a loving mother and wife for almost 72 years.

Shirley was a long-time learner, always taking classes on many different interests. She was always ready to serve her community, which she did by being a driver for Meals On Wheels and hosting foreign exchange students. She often served in her church with various activities. Shirley loved to travel and see all the places she could with her family. Her highlight trip was going on a Mediterranean cruise for her and her husband’s 50th wedding anniversary.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mildred Ellsworth and half-sister, Ruth Mary (Ellsworth) Hayden. She is survived by her widower, Robert Tyler Scaggs, Lincoln, NE, her son Damon Ellsworth Scaggs, Lincoln, NE, grandson Julian Robert Thayer Scaggs and granddaughter Tahlia Hope Scaggs and her daughter Cassandra Dacia Scaggs (with Husband Steve Willoughby), Aloha, Oregon, grandsons Kendrick Ammon Alexander Willoughby and Jonathan Lorin Michael Willoughby.

Shirley will be cremated. A memorial service will be planned at a later time in Urbana, Illinois.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Arlyce Iona Siebert

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Arlyce Iona (Epp) Siebert of Henderson, Nebraska was born as Betty Marie Schowalter in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 4, 1935. She was lovingly adopted soon after by David H. and Sarah H. (Dueck) Epp of Henderson, Nebraska. Arlyce passed away at 87 years of age on Saturday, December 24, 2022. Arlyce is survived by her husband Roger Siebert, whom she was married to for 69 years, and their four children: Son Kim Siebert and wife Lindy of Henderson, Nebraska, daughter Debra (Siebert) Adams of Marquette, Nebraska, son Eric Siebert and wife Carol of Lakewood, Colorado, and son Matthew Siebert and wife Danielle of Henderson, Nebraska, as well as 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her adopted brother Maynard Epp and wife Chris of Henderson, Nebraska, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arlyce attended Farmers Valley grade school, of which she fondly referred as her favorite years in school. Later she attended and graduated from Henderson Community High School. She married Roger Siebert at Bethesda Mennonite Church on June 23, 1953. They moved to Denver, Colorado immediately and she served as a nurse’s aid alongside Roger, who served as an orderly for 1-W Service at Rose Memorial Hospital until they moved back home to Henderson in February 1955.

Feeling blessed to be adopted by a loving Christian home, after giving birth to her 2 children, Kim and Debra and expecting a 3rd, , Matthew, she and Roger chose to bless and adopt a 4th child, Eric.

She loved gospel quartet music, played the accordion and sang with a beautiful alto voice. She persuaded us many times to sing and play together as a family at various nursing homes in the area. She had a “green thumb” and enjoyed gardening and growing plants and flowers, so much so that she started her own greenhouse and flower business on the farm for several years. Arlyce loved being a farm wife, loving and caring for all animals, both wild and domestic, which was easy living on the farm near the river where she also liked to fish with her children.

She cherished motherhood, and when the grandchildren arrived she made the most out of every moment she had with them. She and Roger enjoyed travelling together in their retirement years, especially “being snowbirds” for the winter multiple years meeting new lifelong friends from all over the country in Texas.

She gifted us all with her unconditional love, instilled in us her Christian faith, and we are eternally grateful for the time she shared in our lives.

Funeral Services will be held at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson, Nebraska, on Friday, January 6 at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Bethesda Mennonite Church.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Carol Loy Surber

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On October 19 1937, Carol Loy Schriver was born in a farmhouse outside of Gothenburg, NE to Kenneth and Betty Schriver. She was the fifth child in a family of seven children. On December 4th 2022, she slipped away peacefully, surrounded by love, to join her loved ones in Heaven.

Carol had a very happy childhood and by age 7, she was helping with the family milk business. She started out washing milk bottles and capping them once filled. By age 12, if she wasn’t driving the milk truck, she was running the bottles to the door and collecting the empty ones. That dairy business grew into a small grocery store that continued to operate until 1996. Something else special happened when Carol was 12. She accepted Jesus into her heart and found a forever friend. This was the moment that changed everything. She found a light that would guide her for the rest of her life.

In her senior year of high school, Carol became engaged to Fred and began planning her wedding. But, the boy that dunked her in the pool in grade school and walked her home a couple of times in Junior High, was back in town. After 4 nights of walking, talking and falling in love, Carol had to write a “Dear John” letter to Fred. She continued planning her wedding, she simply changed the groom! After 10 years of marriage, living in 4 states and having 4 children, Larry and Carol Surber settled in Lincoln, NE.

Carol was the epitome of a homemaker. Never without makeup and lipstick, dinner on the table at 5:30, pancakes on Saturday morning, roast and potatoes after church on Sunday. Along with running the home, she had several side gigs. Amway, Color Consultant, American Baptist Women, Christian Education Board, Christian Women’s Club executive board and gourmet cook. She was a circuit speaker for Stonecroft Ministries where she spoke at over 100 venues throughout the years, teaching about forgiveness. The teaching of forgiveness was her life’s calling after the passing of her son Jake. Because of what she experienced, she was able to lead hundreds of lost and broken people to Christ. This was her silver lining. Just recently, she went back through the thank you letters that she received over the years. This brought her a sense of purpose and immense joy.

Carol is survived by daughter Kelly (Don Gray), son David (Lauren Adrover-Surber) and daughter Jennifer (Jason Adkisson); sisters Arita Wilson and Vicki (Larry Kinnan). Grandchildren Jessica, Leanne, Rebekah, Jake, Joey, Jude and Luke. 5 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

She is preceded in death by husband Larry, son Jake, son-in-law Dave, sisters Betty Ann and Janet and brothers Kay and Gene.

The family has entrusted Aspen Cremation and Burial Services with the arrangements. A Praise Service is scheduled for 1:30pm Saturday January 14, 2022 at First Baptist Church 14th and K Lincoln, NE. Reception to follow. As a memorial to Carol, please look inside your heart and forgive whatever or whoever has a hold over you. Through God, you have grace. Grace is the act of forgiving. Open your heart to love and acceptance, let it go and move on.

The service may be streamed via zoom here.
Meeting ID: 848 2971 4204
Passcode: 711318

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Geraldine May Shuster

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Born on May 14, 1932.

Passed away on November 26, 2022.

No service information at this time.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.