Twila Mae Vavra, 75 of Lyons NE

TWILA MAE VAVRA, 75 years, of Lyons, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, in Bancroft, Nebraska.

Twila was born August 15, 1938, at Pender, Nebraska, the daughter of Anton and Wavia (Twyford) Fendrick. She attended country school near her home and high school in Thurston, Nebraska.

On April 24, 1960, Twila married Dale Vavra at the United Methodist Church in Thurston. To this marriage three children were born, Curtis, Debbie and Lance.  They lived on a farm northeast of Rosalie, Nebraska, and then moved to the home place, where they farmed until moving into Lyons in 1985. Twila was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft.

Twila loved her flowers and spent countless hours gardening in her yard on the farm. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and going out with her sisters, working on needlepoint or trying her best to beat Dale at a game of cards.

She was preceded by her parents and brother and sister-in-law, Franklin and Myrna Fendrick.

Survivors include her husband, Dale of Lyons; children and their spouses, Curtis and Rhonda Vavra of Decatur, NE, Debbie and Bill Witt, Lance and Lynette Vavra all of Rosalie;  brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold  and Darlene Fendrick of Arcata, CA, Bob and Pat Fendrick of Pender, Anton and Pam Fendrick Jr. of Tallahassee, FL; sisters, Marlene Abendroth of Bancroft; Betty Meister of Pearson, IA; seven grandchildren, Brantley  and Melissa Vavra,  Patrick (Jami)  Erickson, Anthony  and Colten Ruzicka, Tyler and Garret Vavra; five great grandchildren, Hadee and Kaylee, Amara, Caleb and Savannah ; many family and host of friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:30 am, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft.

VISITATION: Sunday 5-8 pm with family receiving friends at the Pelan Funeral Home in Lyons. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service at the church.

BURIAL: Lyons Cemetery

MEMORIALS: To the family

Please feel free to send your condolences to the family.
Each condolence will be printed and given to the family after the service.

Twila Vavra

Twila Vavra

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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