Eileen Biehl, 96, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.
Eileen was born January 2, 1919, in Lexington, Nebraska, to C.J. “Kit” and Sarah “Ann” Elizabeth (Pickering) Batie. She attended school at Lexington, and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1936. She went onto further her education at Kearney State College and Chadron State College. Upon completion, she taught school for three years until marrying her sweetheart, George Biehl, on June 30, 1940, at Lexington. Four children were blessed to this marriage; Dale, Corrine, David, and Carol.
Eileen was a go-getter from the beginning. She worked hand-in-hand with George on the farm. she attended all of her children’s school activities, as well as the grandchildren who lived close by. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, U.M.W., Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #33, and P.E.O., Chapter HV, Lexington. 4-H was near and dear to her heart, an organization she stayed connected to for years.
She was a kind lady, always had a smile, and a word of advice when asked. She loved volunteering and made hundreds of baby caps, and blankets for the babies born at the hospital. Eileen was always on the go. She would graciously accept any challenge presented to her with a smile and the job always got done.
Eileen enjoyed knitting, was an avid reader, and encouraged everyone to read. Exercising was important to her whether it was walking, or swimming. She was the leader of a swimming exercise group for years. She loved growing roses, and watching birds, especially Cardinals. She was an avid basketball fan as well as cheering on her beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers. She was proud of the fact that she received the “Lexington Booster Club Award” several years ago. God danced on the day Eileen was born!
Eileen is survived by her children; Dale (Judy) Biehl of Lexington, Nebraska, Corrine (Dean) Weatherly of Clinton, Arkansas, David (Cynthia) Biehl of Elkhorn, Nebraska, and Carol (Jim) Sandau of North Platte, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren, Amy (Toby) Biehl-Owens, Blaine (Brenda) Biehl, Matt Biehl, Terri Weatherly, Karena (Kenny) DeYoung, Dan (Shawna) Weatherly, Denise (Chris) Weatherly-Green, Brad (Leslie) Biehl, Liz (Nate) Farmer, Ben (Katy) Biehl, Lindsey (Justin) Tomlin, and Jon Sandau; Seventeen great-grandchildren, Abigail Eileen and Griffin Owens, Barrett McKnight, Colton Weatherly, Jacob and Taylor DeYoung, Parker, Colin, and Allison Weatherly, C.C., Kathrena, Logan, and Gracie Green, Liam Farmer, Rocco and Lyla Biehl, and Hayden Tomlin; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George in 1989, five brothers, two in infancy, and three sisters.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Dr. Dyton Owen officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery northeast of Lexington.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 21, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Lexington Community Foundation, Dawson County 4-H Foundation, First United Methodist Church, or the Donor’s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.