Marcella A. Duis, 84 years of age, of Odell, NE passed away at the Linn Community Nursing Home in Linn, KS Tuesday morning, December 18, 2018. She was born on November 10, 1934 near Hanover, KS to Fred and Ella (Grefe) Meyer. She and Vernon Duis were married on August 19, 1956. Marcella was a farm wife, built and operated The Tigers Den in Odell with her husband from 1977-1989, and domestically cleaned homes and businesses in Beatrice and surrounding area. She was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Odell and had been in the choir and was an active LWML member; and was a volunteer for the Blood Mobile. She enjoyed crafts, quilting, sewing, and gardening. Marcella especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include daughter Ellarene (David) Sanders of Austin, TX, sons Rodney (Carolyn) Duis of Mathis, TX, Kevin (DeAnna) Duis of Odell, Timothy (Joni) Duis of Hanover, KS, 6 grandchildren Kurt (Michaela) Duis, Samantha (Brandon) Thornburg, Bryce (Tiffany) Duis, Connor (Amber) Duis, Luke Duis, and Emily Duis; 5 great-grandchild Braelynn and Jayden Thornburg, Harper Duis, Channing Duis, and Grant Duis; and sister in law Paula Meyer of Fairbury; and numerous nieces and nephews and in laws.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Vernon (2014); brothers Paul, Edwin, Arthur and Arnold Meyer; and sister Luella Tegtmeier.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 22, 2018 at the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Odell with Reverend Greg Stuckwisch officiating. Interment will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, R. Hanover. The body will lie in state Friday from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM at the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice with the family greeting friends from 6-7:30, and at the church one hour preceding the funeral. A family prayer service will be held at 9:45 AM Saturday at the church. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with the funeral home in charge. Sign Marcella’s online guest book at www.ghchapel.com.
These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.