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Lillian Seip - January 09, 2010


Lillian Seip was born on Jan. 13, 1928 in Chase County southeast of Venango, Neb. She was the only child of Ralph and Laura Mefford Maine.
Lillian attended rural school and later attended school in Venango where she graduated in 1945.
Lillian was married to Gerald Seip in Scottsbluff, Neb. on Sept. 15, 1946. They lived their entire married life southeast of Venango. Lillian continued to maintain her farm home after Gerald died in August of 1999. She had been failing in health and had moved to the St. John’s Care Center in Kearney, Neb. the first week of January where she could be closer to her daughters. She died at St. John’s on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2010. She had reached the age of 81.
While Lillian’s parents were alive, she was an active member of the Grant Foursquare Gospel Church. She later became an active member at the Venango Community Church.
In addition to her husband, Lilian was preceded in death by a son, Merrill, who died in January of 2007.
She is survived by one son Rick and wife Marcia of rural Wallace, Neb.; two daughters, Penny and husband Gene Dietz and Shelly and husband Jason Brandt, all of Kearney; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 at the Venango Community Church with Pastor Kevin Hausman officiating.
Burial was in the Venango Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant, Neb. was in charge of arrangements.