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Verna N. Weatherly, 95, of Tekamah NE


Verna N. Weatherly, age 95, of Tekamah, Nebraska passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Tekamah.  Memorial services will be on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Tekamah.  Burial will  be in the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, Nebraska.  Memorial visitation will be held Friday, June 17th, from 5-6:30 p.m. with family receiving friends and Eastern Star Service at 6:30 p.m. all at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah.  Memorials to the family to be designated at a later date  Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah is in charge of arrangements.

Verna Nylene Weatherly was born to Chancey and Alpharetta (Irish) Underwood in Belgrade, Nebraska on February 26, 1921.
Verna grew up in the Belgrade area and graduated from Belgrade High school in 1938. On November 5, 1941, Verna married Robert “Bob” Weatherly in Belgrade. They lived most of their lives on farms around the Tekamah area and moved into Tekamah in 1975. She spent numerous hours answering phones and taking messages at Weatherly Bros Irrigation.

Verna was a member of the United Methodist Church of Tekamah, Tekamah Chapter 131 Order of the Eastern Star of Nebraska. She was a leader for various 4-H groups and a loyal supporter of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Bob and Verna loved traveling with friends and family to Texas and Las Vegas; they had numerous stories of the adventures.

Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Weatherly; daughter, Patricia Weatherly Nicholls; daughter-in-law, Mary Jane “Janie” (Mullins) Weatherly, grandson Michael Weatherly; sister, Aila Ahlers; brother, Claire Underwood; brothers-in-law, Walt Ahlers and Vernon Hansen.

Verna is survived by her sons, Robert K. ( Beth) Weatherly, Jr. of Fremont, NE and Jerry L. Weatherly of Bellevue, NE; three grandchildren, Mark (Amanda) Nicholls of Irving, TX, Bruce (Teresa) Nicholls of Claremore, OK,  Jill C. Weatherly of Lincoln, NE; five great grandchildren, Tyler and Grant Nicholls of Claremore, Tori, Micah and Laura Nicholls of Irving. Verna is also survived by brothers, C. Harold (Emma) Underwood of Redding, CA and Duane (Shirley) Underwood of Dry Ridge, KY; sisters, Janet Hansen of Harvard, NE and Jean Craig of California; many nieces and nephews.

Verna Weatherly

Verna Weatherly

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