Lillie Amelia Rose, 108, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022 in Kearney, Nebraska surrounded by family. Service will be Saturday, April 2, 2022, 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Rosemont, Nebraska with Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery southeast of Rosemont, Nebraska. Visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2022, 9:00-8:00 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials can be directed to the church or the Lutheran Hour. Private Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mertenbutlermortuary.com. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie was the oldest daughter of John D. and Hulda Emma Amelia (Gragert) Johnson born on February 15, 1914 on a farm southeast of Blue Hill, Nebraska in Webster County. Lillie was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Blue Hill, Nebraska. She attended School District 73 and School District 81 in Webster County. She worked on the family farm until she met and married Frank L. Rose on June 20, 1934 in Ayr, Nebraska. They had two daughters; LaVonda and Margene. The couple farmed in Webster County until Frank’s death in 1995. Lillie then moved to Hastings and resided there until moving to Kearney, Nebraska to live with her daughter in 2019. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the LWML. She enjoyed baking, quilting, needle work and crocheting as well as playing dominos, cards and bingo.
Lillie is survived by her daughter, Margene Stevens, Kearney, Nebraska; sister, Helen Nemecek, Minden, Nebraska; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, LaVonda Schmidt, son-in-law, Leslie Stevens, brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Viola Johnson, brother-in-law, John Nemecek, grandson, Daniel Schmidt, grandson-in-law, Shawn Davis and great granddaughter, Kayla Stevens.
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