February 24, 2011

Lydia Alma (Petersen) Eley

Lydia Alma (Petersen) Eley, age 93 of Lincoln died February 23, 2011.  She was born in Exeter, Nebraska on June 1, 1917 to Martin and Emma (Johnsen) Petersen.  Lydia was united in marriage to Floyd Eley in 1946.  They had no children.  Lydia along side of her husband Floyd loved to hunt and fish, and was quite a dead shot with a gun.  Together they would plant enormous gardens and would share most of the produce with neighbors, friends and family.  Lydia worked at Russell Stover Candy Co. in Lincoln as a shift manager.  She retired after thirty one years to take care of her husband Floyd when he became ill.  Lydia was a beloved aunt and great aunt to 10 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.  Some of the nieces remarked how they were fascinated by her ability to identify the filling inside a piece of Stover candy by the swirl on the top.  Lydia’s hobbies were working in her garden, her first love, crocheting, embroidery and  quilting to name a few.

Lydia was preceded in death by her parents Martin and Emma Petersen.  One brother, Alvin Petersen, a sister-in-law, Gladys Petersen, Three brothers-in-law, Ed Eley, Gudmund (Pete) Petersen and Fred Delhay.  Lydia is survived by her sister Lorraine Delhay, sister-in-law, Doris Eley Angell, several nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews, and special friend Joy Harr.

Services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 10:00 A.M.

Burial will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials to the Kidney Foundation

1 Comment

  1. We were so sorry to hear of Lydia’s passing. She & her husband Floyd were such good neighbors to my parents, Neil & Marie Rowland, for over 40 years. The neighborhood is changing now that the Eleys, Douglases & Rowlands are gone. They were all such wonderful people. Lydia’s special friend, Joy Harr, was a very special person to my parents, too. Our thoughts & prayers are with Lydia’s family today & in the weeks to come. ~Jan Seltmann, DeLand, FL


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