John E. “Jack” Beutler, 89, of Omaha, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. He was born to John O. and Marie Butler on March 10, 1927 in Falls City.

He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Dorothy; children, Chris (Judy) Beutler, Cindi (Roger) Gehrig, Cassi (Michael) Hilding, Cissa (Bob) Schneider and Eric (Xiaoli) Beutler; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; great-grandson, Quincy Conway; brother, Jerry Beutler; and sister, Rosemarie Heineman.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Anthony’s Steakhouse, 7220 “F” St. in Omaha. Private family graveside service. Memorials to Arbor Day Foundation or Quincy Brave Conway Memorial Fund in care of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary, 12100 W. Center Rd., Omaha, NE 68144.


Cynthia Lynn Law, 52 of Emporia, KS, formerly of Falls City, died at her home on Sept. 25, 2016.
She is survived by her mother, Ramona (Wissman) Stanfield of Tulsa, OK; son, Cody Sears of Westminster, CO; daughter, Mandy Aranda (Alfonso) of Longmont, CO; brothers, Bob Law, Jr. (Mary) of Lawson, MO and John Law (Carole) of Longmont, CO; four grandchildren; and a host of extended family.
No local services planned.


Lowell Joseph Keithley, 83, passed away Oct. 10, 2016 at his home in rural Falls City. Lowell was born October 19th, 1932 to Emerson and Mildred Watton Keithley. He attended Fike Grade School and graduated from Falls City High School in 1950. He married Merilyn Vere Shafer at St. Anne’s Church in Shubert on June 21, 1952. Lowell and his wife lived on the family farm north of Falls City their entire married life. He was a member of the Falls City Elks Club for more than fifty years, served as president of the Maple Grove School Board for 36 years, and was a member of The Knights of Columbus, as well as St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Lowell was a life-long farmer, working beside his father, brother, and later his four sons. He was a hard-working, loving husband and a dedicated father of six.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Merilyn, five children, Ann (Brad) Albu of Falls City, Jon (Kathy) Keithley of Falls City, Frances (Edward) Finn of Omaha, Jeffrey (Denise) Keithley of Verdon, Joseph (Tiffany) Keithley of Falls City, daughter-in-law Michelle Keithley of Falls City, brother Leon Keithley of Verdon, brother-in-law John Huber of Falls City, 27 grand children, and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his youngest son Jerome, his sister Fern Huber, and sister-in-law Julia Keithley.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Falls City, Nebraska with Msgr. Robert Roh and Fr. Thomas Dunavan officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery near Shubert, Nebraska. A Rosary will be recited at 8:00 PM Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Falls City. Family will greet friends following the rosary on Thursday and not at the funeral home on Friday. Public viewing will be from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday, October 14, 2016 at Hall Funeral Chapel in Falls City. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Falls City Sacred Heart School in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at Hall Funeral Chapel in Falls City in charge of arrangements.


Nellie Pearl Schuler, 95, of Falls City, passed away Oct. 11, 2016. She was born Jan. 14, 1921 at Richardson County to the late Dennis and Neva (Bradberry) Nixon.
She married Maynard Schuler on Sept. 17, 1941 at Falls City. He later passed away on Octo. 16, 2012.
Nellie was raised in Richardson and Brown Counties and attended Hamlin High School. Once married the couple established their home in Brown County. She worked as a homemaker her entire life and always enjoyed helping on the farm. The couple moved into Falls City in 1993 and have lived there ever since. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Falls City.
Nellie is survived by daughter Janyce Kirkendall and Mark O’Grady of Falls City; one grandchild, and four great-grandchildren.  
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Maynard, son-in-law, Ron Kirkendall, three brothers; Mark, Earl, and Chester, sister, Lucretia Meinheit, and a granddaughter, Michelle Peterson.
Services will be Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the Dorr and Clark Funeral Home in Falls City with Reverend Paul Weinert officiating. Interment will be at the Harris Cemetery at Barada, to follow.
There will be an open visitation.
Family has requested memorials to Harris Cemetery.


Dorothy Grace Williams, 93, of Bettendorf, IA, formerly of Camanche, IA, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. Shewas born Dec. 21, 1922 in Nemaha County, the daughter of John William and Edna Lucille (Lucas) Eichstaedt.  

On June 11, 1950 she married Robert G. Williams at the home she was born in. She and Robert lived on the home farm until 1957, before settling in Camanche in 1964. Dorothy was a Stella High School graduate and graduated from Peru State College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Camanche, and the Order of Eastern Star.

Dorothy had been employed as a teacher in Nebraska for more than nine years. After teaching she was a homemaker and reared her family.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Bettendorf; daughter, Peggy (Ross) Lanphere of Coeur d’Alene, ID; sons, Glenn (Carla) Williams of Fulton, IL and J.L. (Ann) Williams of LeClaire, IA; grandchildren, Robert Lanphere, Angie Sower, Michelle Steckman, A.J. Williams, Laken Williams, Jordan Williams, Kerri Kudelka, Brandon VanBlaricome and Bryan Lohse and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a nephew.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at the Prairie Union Baptist Church, Shubert. Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at the Camanche Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home, Camanche. Burial will be at Prairie Union Cemetery, Shubert. Pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearer will be Jim Findley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, the Camanche Fire Department or the Camanche Masonic Lodge #60.
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