April 11, 2012

Carol A. Ide

Carol A. Ide, age 53, of Lincoln, died April 10, 2012.  She was born July 3, 1958 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania to Ralph M. and June L. (Schell) Drumheller.  Carol was raised by her mother and step-father, Russ Birt.  Her biological father died when Carol was a young child.  She enjoyed her job at the Gere library as a Library Assistant.

She is survived by her husband, Harry Ide and their son Andrew Ide both of Lincoln.  Her sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Jeff Diltz of Berwick, Pennsylvania and mother, June Birt of Berwick, Pennsylvania.  Nieces and Nephews.  Preceded in death by her father, Ralph Drumheller and her step-father, Russ Birt.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. in Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel.

Private family inurnment will be in Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be left for the National Organization for Rare Disorders.


  1. I knew Carol for over 10 years as a usher for the Lied Center as Carol was the the the person in charge, did so much to make the Lied Center what it is today. Will always remember that smile and her love for coffie.She will be missed by all who new her.


  2. Carol was a wonderful friend. Ever since YF days at Bethany have I considered her my SISTER. My heart goes out to her family, but we can rejoice that she is over her suffering. God Bless you all.

  3. Several years ago I called the Gere Library and Carol answered the phone. Amazingly she recognized my name from the Lied Center usher staff and we had a really nice visit. She was a joy to know….always friendly and upbeat. She always took the time to talk, even when she was on a tight schedule. We miss you, Carol.

  4. Harry and Andrew,
    I was saddened to hear of Carol’s passing, your entire family has my sympathy.
    Carol and I worked @ Gere Library, she was always so kind and understanding. Carol would go “above and beyond” to help each library patron find the information or book they were looking for. She took a genuine interest in the library patrons and her co-workers. I have missed her these last few summers, she was a joy to work with each year.

  5. I also worked with Carol at the Lied center. Carol made it fun to be a volunteer. My condolences to Harry and Andrew, she talked of you often.

  6. Dear Harry and Andrew,

    What a treasure Carol was to so many people here in Lincoln. Through her work at the Lied, Gere Library and as an active member and volunteer through the UNL Fculaty Women’s Club, Caro’s life touched many, many people and will be very much missed. Our deepest sympathies to you and all of Carol’s family.

  7. I have always thought of Carol as a friend, even though our conversations were fairly brief and our meetings sporadic. She was a good, kind, brave, strong, and honest person, and I always looked forward to chatting with her both at the library and the Lied Center. Michael and I send our very deepest condolences to her beloved Harry and Andrew.
    Nora Keith and Michael Hoff

  8. Dear Harry and Andrew,

    We were so sorry to read of Carol’s death.

    Our memories go back to Beattie School days, when Andrew and Toby were in the same class. Carol was a room mother at the same time that I was; the boys enjoyed the results of our party planning.

    Those are the memories we will keep of her.

    Trudy, Don and Toby

  9. I haven’t lived in Nebraska since 1998, but I still carry with me a folded-up piece of paper with all of the first names of the Lied Usher Staff I worked with. As I scan the list, I count 11 Carols! But there was only one Carol Ide.

    Carol was instrumental to my sanity in my early days at the Lied, and in addition to her making it possible to have a night off when I needed it, we became buds: I got to visit the beautiful Ide home, and we both had significant others who studied Philosophy. What a ray of sunshine you are, Carol.

    Vaya con Dios, Carol! Thank you for being you and my absolute best to Harry & Andrew. Carol, you are missed.


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