Louise A. Lichty Callahan, 93

Louise A. Lichty Callahan passed away early Thursday morning, October 11, 2012 in Gering, NE. Louise lived an active and healthy 93 years.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Big Springs Cemetery in Big Springs, NE with Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating.

She was born on June 7, 1919 in Sutherland, Iowa to William and Edyth (Cook) Burgess. She had nine brothers and sisters. When she was a young girl, her family moved to Scottsbluff, NE. She married Darrell Lichty on February 27, 1938 and they made their home in Big Springs, NE. They had three children, Bruce, Bonnie and Shirley. Louise worked for Goodalls in Ogallala, NE from 1957 until Darrell's death and her retirement in 1980. She moved to Gering, NE in 1981 and worked for West Nebr General Hospital in Housekeeping. She could work circles around the younger girls thus was deemed "The Roadrunner." Louise enjoyed golfing, walking, swimming, watching sports and politics, and playing games with her family. She even learned how to water ski at the age of 67. She met Edward Callahan and they were married in October of 1985. They enjoyed many years of traveling before his death in January 1997.

Survivors include her daughters Bonnie Dancer and Shirley White of Gering; daughter-in-law Janice Lichty of Gering; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; sisters Maxine Sanders and Eunice Corbin of California; and numereous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Louise in death were her husbands Darrell Lichty and Ed Callahan, son Bruce Lichty and grandsons Ray Dancer and Roy Dancer, four brothers and three sisters.

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