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Violet Mae Lewis

March 17, 1932 — August 22, 2021

Violet Mae Lewis, 89, of Callaway, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at the Callaway Good Life Center.

Violet was born March 17, 1932 in her parent’s home on the family farm between Mankato and Burr Oak, Kansas, in Jewell County, Kansas. Her father was Elmer Elsworth Alexander and mother Florence Isabelle Silsby.  She attended a one-room country school (Lamb School) located on the edge of the family farm and graduated from Burr Oak High School with the class of 1950.

Violet was united in marriage to Elmer LeRoy Lewis on March 26, 1951 in the bride’s home. They raised four children, Ronnie, Connie, Dale and Anita.  Violet and Elmer lived in Beloit, Kansas; moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and Greenwood, Nebraska where Violet worked as a housewife and bookkeeper for the family service stations.  They retired in 1992 and moved to Callaway, Nebraska.

She was a member of TOPS for 50 years, a member of United Methodist Churches for over 75 years, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Her favorite past times were puzzles, scrapbooks, family history books, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer of Callaway; children, Ronnie (Jeanine) Lewis of Greeley, Colorado, Connie (Ken) Rigler of Callaway, and Dale (Angie) Lewis of Crystal Lakes, Missouri; son-in-law, Jon Gaul of Webster City, Iowa; they were also blessed with 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Doris Alexander of Mankato, Kansas and Virginia Alexander of Esbon, Kansas.

Besides her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her daughter, Anita Gaul; her son, Gale (twin of Dale); brothers, Newell and Merlin Alexander; sister, Vera Dempsey and brother-in-law, Forrest Dempsey.

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Shanon Williams, officiating. The service will be livestreamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway. The casket will be closed.

Interment will be on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Burr Oak Cemetery at Burr Oak, Kansas.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the Callaway United Methodist Church or Callaway Good Life Center.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Callaway United Methodist Church

, Callaway, NE 68825

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