June 17, 1915 - Nov. 20, 2008
WILSONVILLE -- Lillian Orpha (Lang) Lemaster, 93, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 20, 2008.
Lillian was born June 17, 1915, to Nels and Sine (Holtze) Lang at their farm south of Wilsonville. Lillian attended Good Hope School through the eighth grade and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1934. Some of Lillian's fondest memories were of the traveling missionaries who stayed at their home when she was a child.
As a youth, Lillian accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior through the ministry of the American Sunday School Union. Lillian later became a member of the Wilsonville Methodist Church where she remained active throughout all of her adult years.
Lillian took Normal Training in high school and taught rural school in the Wilsonville area for six years. She loved teaching children and never tired of talking about her former students.
Lillian was united in marriage to Glenn Lemaster on July 21, 1940. To this union five children were born, Lula Carole, Lilly Marie, Patricia Sue, Jeffery Allen and Pamela Sue. Patty and Jeffery went to be with Jesus as infants.
Lillian was a loving wife and mother, helping on the family farm and rearing her children. At church she taught Sunday School and youth groups and was active in the United Methodist Women.
Lillian returned to public school teaching as a first grade teacher in Beaver City. In 1970, while teaching at Beaver City, she completed her degree from Kearney State Teacher's College. She taught nine years then retired and assisted her daughter as a preschool teacher in McCook for several years.
Lillian enjoyed being a member of the IHO Club.
Glenn preceded her to heaven on Nov. 24, 1990. Lillian remained on the family farm until she moved to Heritage Plaza in Cambridge in 2004. She enjoyed residing at the Plaza until a stroke in April 2008 resulted in a move to the Cambridge Manor.
Lillian loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Nels and Sine; siblings, Lavern, Anna and George Skiles, Ervin and Arloa Lang, Delta and Kenneth Bennett, Hannah and Arrice Washburn, Edmond and Lelia Lang and Darl; brothers-in-law, Vaughan Miller, Charles Colling and Lawrence and wife, Madge Lemaster; and great-grandson, Braden Smith.
Lillian will be greatly missed by her sisters, Ellen Miller and Lula Colling; daughters, Carole Volker, Marie and husband, Norris Smith and Pamela and husband, Gary Frecks.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren include, Jennifer (Volker) and husband, Russel and daughters, Amanda and Maria Cohee; Linda (Volker) and husband, Craig Inghram and sons, DJ and Tony Johnson; Bill and wife, Bonnie and children, Samantha and Drew Volker; Eugene Volker; Troy and wife, Jean and children, Taylor, Paul, Daniel and Paige Smith; Shawn and wife, Diane and children, Brandt, Creighton, Griffin and Sydney Smith; Trent and wife, Julie and children, Chandlar, Riley and Keaton Smith; Natausha (Frecks) and husband, Scott and children, Alex, Jessica and Brock Jean; and Garrett and wife, Susanne and daughter, Gracyn Frecks.
She'll be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at Wilsonville Methodist Church with Keith Theobald officiating. Interment will be in the Wilsonville Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.