Former Lexington Resident: Judy A. Eilers, age 57 (1957-2014)

Judy A. Eilers, 57, of Seward, Nebraska, died on September 19th, 2014, at Seward. She was born on May 9th, 1957, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Robert Harold and Eunice Marie (Holscher) Brell.

Judy was baptized on June 16th, 1957 and confirmed on May 7th, 1972, at Hope Lutheran Church in Smithfield, Nebraska. She grew up in the Elwood area where she attended District 4 country school and then graduated from Elwood High School with the class of 1975.

Judy began her working career at New Holland in Lexington, where she did data entry and also was a receptionist. On September 15th, 1984, she married her best friend Mark. They continued to live in Lexington for several years before moving to Hastings, Nebraska. In 1995, Mark began teaching at SCC in Milford and Judy worked at the Milford Elementary School Library. In 2001, Judy and Mark built a new home in Seward. She was able to stay home and work in the garden, cook and bake which she loved very much. Judy volunteered at St. Vincent School Library, the Plum Creek Literacy program and she also helped start Operation Christmas Kids at the Rock Lutheran Church. Judy's joy in life was being with Mark and spending time with family. She was a strong supporter of Concordia sports, especially the Women's Basketball team. Judy was a member of the Rock Lutheran Church.

Judy is survived by her husband Mark of Seward; two sisters, Sharon Miller and husband Alan and Marlene Evans and husband Terry, all of Elwood, Nebraska; brother-in-law, David Eilers and wife Missy of Overton, Nebraska and sister-in-law, Anne Eilers of Scottsdale, Arizona; nine nieces and nephews, Carson, Chase, Cody, Rachel, Derrick, Dale, Scott, Rebecca and Jamie. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Richard and Marion Eilers, grandparents and brother-in-law Brian Eilers.

Memorials may be made to the Seward Library in Judy's name or to the donor's choice.

Graveside Service and Inurnment was a private family service at Elwood Cemetery. The family greeted friends at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, at Hope Lutheran Church in Smithfield for food and fellowship.

Celebration of Life Service was held 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church, Seward, with Pastor Scott Bruick officiating.

Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Zabka Funeral Home, Sewerd.
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