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Leola Mae (Tillotson) Haney

Leola Mae Haney, 62, of Elwood died Aug. 7, 1983 at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.

She was born Jan. 22, 1921, to Leroy Sr. and Hazel (Farmer) Tillotson at Farnam. She was graduated from Farnam High School with the class of 1939. Leola married Homer Lee Haney on Sept. 4, 1940 at North Platte. To this union four children were born, Mrs. Loyle (Hazel) Debban of Holbrook, Mrs. Galyn (Ellen) Olnhausen of Cozad, Stanley Haney of Grand Island and Mrs. Wesley (Vesta) Liehs of Lexington.

They farmed in the Elwood area until moving to Elwood Nov. 13, 1954. She was presently employed at the Elwood Post Office. She was a former Girl Scout, Cub Scout and 4-H leader and a past president of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Unite Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Homebuilders Club and the Quilting Aid. She enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening and sewing.

Leola was baptized at the Farnam Methodist Church.

Survivors include her four children; three sons-in-law; one daughter-in-law; eight grandchildren, Clint and Lisa Debban, Jason and Sara Olnhausen, Jeffrey and Andrew Haney, Steven and Tandy Liehs; two brothers; Leroy Jr. and Raymond of Farnam; one sister, Mrs. Leonard (Mary) Thompson of Elwood; and many relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, on Nov. 15, 1977; her parents in March of 1968; and one brother in infancy.

Services were held Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Elwood with Rev. Clair Kess officiating. Music was by Mrs. Stan (Tommie) Harm and Ruth Tilden, organist.

Pallbearers were Don Gruber, Greg Tillotson, George Thompson, Nelson Halker, Gale Shafer, nephews; and Stan Harm, neighbor.

Burial was in the Elwood Cemetery.

Tri-City Tribune, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1983

Published: 8/16/2022 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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