Ernestine Vance, 96, Chappell

Ernestine Vance, 96 of Chappell, Nebraska died early Monday morning, December 17, 2012 at the Miller Memorial Care Center in Chappell.

Memorials services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 21, 2012 in the Chappell United Methodist Church with Pastor Ezekiel Koech officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Chappell Cemetery.

Cremation has taken place and there is no visitation at the funeral home.

Memorials have been established to the Chappell United Methodist Church.

Ernestine Vance, the daughter of Barton and Nell (Smith) Armstrong was born June 24, 1916 at Church Hill, Tennessee. The family moved to Deuel County to a farm on the south table when she was two years old. She attended country school before graduating from the Deuel County High School in 1934. She furthered her education at Hastings College, where she met her future husband, graduating in 1939.

On December 1, 1939 she was untied in marriage to Louis Vance in Sidney, Nebraska.

At the end of World War II, they returned to the family farm where they lived until moving into Chappell in 1952.

Ernestine loved gardening, playing bridge and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Chappell United Methodist Church, P.E.O., the Luceba Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and numerous bridge clubs.

Survivors include her daughter Janet Flohr and husband Larry of Chappell, NE; her son Gary Vance and wife Louise of Fort Collins, CO; one sister Lorraine Stoll of Scott City, KS; 4 Grandchildren: Andrew Vance and wife Yolanda of Livermore, CA, Jen and husband Jeff Errett of Fort Collins, CO, Kris and husband Jeff Forney of Batavia, IL and Kevin Flohr and wife Becky of Chappell, NE; and 11 Great-grandchildren: Peter and Lydia Vance, Alex and Calli Errett, Allison and Carson Forney, Courtney and Payton Flohr and Ian, Aidan and Colin Peters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Louis in 2000.

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