May 8, 2018

Lois Arlene (Bailey) Hubert

Lois A. (Bailey) Hubert, 93, of Lincoln, passed away on May 3, 2018 after a struggle with pneumonia.  Lois was born on April 11, 1925 in Lincoln, to Leon E. and Anna C. (Stutz) Bailey.  Lois grew up with three sisters and endured the extreme difficult times of the Great Depression.   She graduated from Lincoln High School just as World War II was starting.  Following graduation she worked for Western Electric and Russel Stover Candy.  To help the war movement she also worked as a seamstress.  All of this set the stage for the making of an incredibly strong and yet tender, kind and caring woman that was always ready to help others and to do whatever was needed of her. 

Following the war Lois married Sargent Ray Wesley Hubert on July 21, 1947.  She remained a devoted loving wife for over 50 years until Ray’s death in 1998.  Ray and Lois had three children: 2 sons; Leslie & Steven, and one daughter; Connie who passed away in 2004.  Lois was a loving warm-hearted mother that was always there for her children.  As they grew up and left home she went back to work at Brandeis Department store as a security officer.  Later she went back to school to become a professional florist and then worked at Russ’s Market until she retired.  After retirement she continued to keep very busy with her flowers, landscaping, and antique collecting.  

Lois loved gardening and plants and was a very talented floral designer able to create amazing flower arrangements or transform a yard into a horticultural paradise.  Lois was a collector and began collecting antiques before it was common to do so.  She prized her many collections of glass, furniture, rare purses, thimbles, spoons, among many other items.  Her home evolved into a work of art fashioned from a lifetime of pursuing her creative interests and passions.

In her youth, she was known for her roller skating talents.  Later she was known as a tireless hard worker that showed love and kindness to everyone.   She was the sort of person who was comfortable in the home or in a boat casting a fishing line during one of the many family trips or down at the family cabin. She was the epitome of the loving mom who worked tirelessly to create a loving, inviting, and secure home for her husband and children.  

While Lois was a humble and unassuming person she possessed a wonderful sense of humor that reminded others to take things in stride, and not to worry about the small stuff.  She believed in a “live and let live” approach to life.

Despite Lois’s many interests and talents her greatest love was her family that included her cats. Adopting many over the years “Gram Kitty” offered her kind heart and unconditional love to her furry felines.   

In 2016 Lois moved to Gateway Vista after a fall that broke her hip.  There she continued making friends and showing her love for others.

Lois is survived by one sister; Marie Rustermier, Son; Leslie Hubert (wife Donna), Son; Steven Hubert (wife Marina), eight grandchildren; Teresa (spouse Claude) Rinke, Adam Hubert (partner Michelle McKay), Erik (spouse Vicki) Hubert, Brian (spouse Mary) Holland, Michelle (spouse Courtney) Parker, Matthew Hubert, Gregory Hubert, Natalie Hubert, along with seven great grandchildren, one great-greatgrandchild, 5 nieces & nephews, plus many very close cousins.

Lois came from a generation that valued hard work, devotion to family, simple pleasures, kindness and compassion.  She was the embodiment of what it means to be a good person. Her warmth and affectionate nature inspired others and lifted the spirits of those who knew her. Many considered her as a friend.  She will be deeply missed on this earth, though returns home to the source of life and family of souls that has awaited her.

Memorials to the Lincoln Cat House. 

Visitation Wednesday, May 9th from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Wyuka Funeral Home. Family present from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Service Thursday, May 10th at 11:00 A.M. at Lincoln Berean Church

Interment at Wyuka Cemetery.



  1. “Another Lincoln High Job Well Done.”

  2. Lois was my next door neighbor for 13 years. After I retired from nursing in 2011, (and was able to spend time at home) we spent many a morning chatting about life in general. She had a great sense of humor and we would laugh together over the silliest things ( a blessing reserved for one’s senior years and a special gift from God – in my humble opinion).

    I will miss her greatly, but I believe heaven required her presence at this time just to liven things up a bit. Love you dear Lois, and I will see you again one day.


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