Luella Stevens, 88 - June 14, 2011
Luella Elaine Stevens, 88, of Gothenburg passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at her home north of Gothenburg.
Services were conducted at the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg on June 18 with the Rev. Matthew Groenke officiating. Interment took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Stevens was born April 13, 1923, at Farnam to James L. (Lonnie) Teel and Lula L. Heath Teel. She attended schools near Farnam and graduated from Farnam High School.
She taught at rural schools near Cozad, and also clerked at grocery stores and restaurants.
On May 26, 1946, she was united in marriage to Edward Stevens at Christ Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. The couple resided northeast of Gothenburg.
Stevens became a member of Christ Lutheran Church and the American Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She was also a member and officer of ALC Women of the Church, and was one of the founding members of the Nebraska Chapter of Women Involved in Farm Economics, serving as a state and national officer.
She enjoyed family, church and friends as well as traveling, gardening, reading and writing, according to family members.
Stevens was preceded in death by: her parents, James and Lula; two brothers—Carroll D. Teel and James L. Teel; three sisters—Nona Cooper, Ethel Hardee and Gladys Harwood; son-in-law, Bruce Tomrdle; a great-grandson, Michal Rosner.
Survivors include: her husband, Edward; two sons—Kenneth (Barbara) and Ronald (Connie Jo); two daughters—Kathleen (Terry) Williams and Jacqueline Tomrdle; four grandsons, six granddaughters, 13 great-grandsons and 10 great-granddaughters; numerous nephews and nieces.
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