Nov. 19, 1924-Dec. 13, 2007
WILSONVILLE -- Lelia Lang, 83, died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2007) at her home in Wilsonville.
She was born Nov. 19, 1924, in rural Furnas County, near Wilsonville to Irwin H. and Melissa P. (Barlow) Orvis. She attended country school at the Good Hope School and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1942. She taught for four years in a country school south of Holbrook.
On June 9, 1946, she married Edmond Lang. He preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1992.
Lelia was a 50-year member of the Methodist Church and a member of Good Hope Club, Federated Women's Club, Double 8's, and the United Methodist Women. She served as the town librarian for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Edmond; three brothers, Kenneth Orvis, George and wife, Betty Orvis and John, in infancy; a sister-in-law, Glenva Orvis; and sister Gladys Knutson.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen Lafler and special friend Chris Erickson of Kalispell, Mont.; three sons, Mike and wife, Roxy, and Chris, all of Wilsonville and Kent Lang of Kearney; one brother, Lawrence and wife, Camilla of Orvis of McCook; one sister, Ella Wilson of Wilsonville; and three grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m., at Wilsonville Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Malchow officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilsonville Cemetery.
Memorials may be left in her name to the Methodist Church in Wilsonville.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.