Ilene M. Lundy, 99, of La Vista, formerly of Hiawatha, KS, died Friday, May 26, 2017 at CHI Health Midlands Hospital in Papillion. She was born northeast of Falls City on Jan. 25, 1918 to the late Lawrence and Edith Gerwick Bauman and was a lifelong resident of southeast Nebraska/northeast Kansas area.
She graduated from Falls City High School and Platt Gard Business College in St. Joseph, MO. She went to work for Triple AAA in Falls City, where she was employed until the time of her marriage. In October 1940, she married William I. Lundy of Shubert. They lived in Hiawatha all of their married life, where he worked in the engineering department for Gas Service Co. until retiring. Ilene worked for some time at the Hiawatha Daily World, and the Soil Conservation Service. In December 1952, she went to work for the Kansas Power and Light Co., where she retired from on Jan. 31, 1981. Mr. Lundy died on Nov. 5, 2011.
Mrs. Lundy was a longtime member of St. Ann Catholic Church, of Hiawatha, and the Altar Society of the Church. She enjoyed embroidery and making doll clothes for her granddaughters. She loved playing cards and belonged to several card clubs over the years. She taught all her grandchildren card and board games and spent hours playing with them.
Survivors include her children, Judith (Myron) Welton, of LaVista, and James (Dorothy) Lundy, of Minot, N.D.; sister, Mary Lou Barrow, of Lodi, CA; grandchildren, Craig Lundy, Philip Lundy, Sarah (Patrick) Holtzmann, Jennifer (Chris) Sheeran, Mariah (Mark) Crouser, and Shannah (Nathan) Portwood; great-grandchildren, Kieran Lundy, Jason, Savannah, Elizabeth and Christopher Holtzmann, Addison and Liam Sheeran, Crosby, Wrenna and Maylee Crouser, and Alexi and Livia Portwood.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ilene was also preceded in death by a brother, Sylvester Bauman; and a sister, Lorraine Albert.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Thursday, June 1, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hiawatha, with Fr. Dan Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Hiawatha Cemetery. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, with the family visiting with friends following rosary until 8. Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha, KS 66434.