Nov. 29, 1917 - Sept. 29, 2009
BEAVER CITY -- Mildred M. Lewis, 91, formerly of Beaver City and Arapahoe area, died Tuesday (Sept. 29, 2009) at Cambridge Manor at Cambridge.
She was born Nov. 29, 1917, at Hendley to Frank and Phebe (Pearson) Fletcher. She was a life-long resident of Furnas County. She grew up on a farm southwest of Beaver City. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1935.
She received her teaching certificate after attending normal school and taught for two years at a rural school southwest of Arapahoe. She married Richard Lewis on Oct. 3, 1936, at Beaver City. They farmed between Arapahoe and Beaver City. They moved to Beaver City following retirement and later to Cambridge. Her husband died July 16, 2003. She moved into the Cambridge Manor on Aug. 12, 2003, and resided there until her death.
She was a member of the First Christian Church at Beaver City. She was a pianist and played for nursing homes, churches and funerals.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; son, Charles; three brothers, Clay, Elmer and Ben Fletcher; and two sisters, Marie Fletcher and Helen Bobbitt.
Survivors include her son, Richard Lewis of Nebraska City, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at First Christian Church in Beaver City with the Rev. John Sievering officiating. Burial will follow in the Hendley Cemetery.
Viewing and visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to services at the church on Thursday. Condolences or personal reflections may be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the church, Beaver City Rescue Squad or Cambridge Manor. Memorials may be left at the funeral home or church the day of the service.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.