IMPERIAL -- Helen Clara (Egle) Stahly, 91, died Sunday (July 7, 2002) at the Ambassador Care Center in Lincoln.
She was born Feb. 28, 1911, to William and Judith (Schindler) Egle south of Stratton. During her childhood, the family moved to California, back to Nebraska and then to Berne, Ind. where she graduated from high school. She attended Taylor University at Fort Wayne, Ind. before returning to Nebraska.
On Aug. 6, 1935, she married George Merrill Stahly. They lived in Stratton, then to Scottsbluff and back to Stratton. The family moved to Imperial in 1955, where they purchased the I.G.A. grocery store which they operated for 11 years. After their retirement they spent winters in Mesa, Ariz. and following the death of her husband, she moved to Lincoln. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Esther Circle. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Women's Club. She taught Sunday School and piano and worked with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers; five sisters; and one grandson.
Survivors include one daughter, Judey Roubol of Lake Montezuma, Ariz.; one son, Kent Stahly and wife, Carol of Lincoln; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Imperial with the Rev. Murray Schmechel, Don Egle and Richard Stahly officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery at Imperial.
Visitation is today until 6 p.m. at the funeral home in Imperial.
A memorial has been established to the Rainbow Acres, a facility for Mentally Handicapped adults, P.O. Box 1326, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial is in charge of arrangements.