Lena V. Mihm, 91 of Palisade died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at Community Hospital in McCook.
Lena was born on the 21st day of May 1916, in Harrison County, Mo., to Sanford Ramer and Zella H. (Ballard) Tucker. The Tucker family moved to Southwest Nebraska when she was a young child and she attended school in Hayes Center.
She married Elmer L. Nickerson in North Platte on Dec. 31, 1935. A son, James Sanford, was born to this union in June of 1952, but died in infancy. Two daughters, Donna and Carole, completed this family circle. Elmer passed away in 1977. She married Harold Mihm in Trenton on April 21, 1981, and they resided in Palisade.
Lena's highest priority was her family, especially her four grandsons. She was well known for her expertise in quilting and spent many happy Mondays quilting with her friends in Hayes Center. She also enjoyed playing cards and in earlier years, tending her garden and canning.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational Church in Hayes Center, the American Legion Auxiliary, Women's Fellowship and the Jolly Farmerette Club of Wallace.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; infant son, James Sanford; two brothers, Delbert D. Tucker and Darryl Lee Tucker; and two sisters, Helen Cotton and Mildred Beck.
Survivors include her husband, Harold of Wauneta; two daughters, Donna Price and husband, Dan of Manitou Springs, Colo., and Carole Patterson of Boise, Idaho; four grandsons, David and Doug Price and Matthew and Christopher Patterson; two sisters, Thelma Walter and husband, Richard of McCook and Wilma Witman of Greeley, Colo.; and sisters-in-law, Louise Tucker of McCook and Shirley Tucker of Bremerton, Wash.
1 Corinthians 2.9 "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love."
Memorials may be given to the United Church of Christ Congregational Church of Hayes Center.
Funeral services will be Saturday 1:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ Congregational Church at Hayes Center with Pastor Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in McCook.
The casket will not be opened at the church. Visitation will be 8:30 -- 5:30 today and Friday until 8 p.m. Family and friends may also send condolences on-line at www.carpenterbreland..
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.