Eva Lingo - April 04, 2013
Eva May Lingo of Benkelman, Neb., passed away on March 25, 2013, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial, Neb. at the age of 93 years.
Eva was born on Jan. 2, 1920, in Benkelman, Neb. to Earl Lee Campbell and Laura May (Watt) Campbell.
Eva grew up in Benkelman where her father owned and operated a Produce store from 1920 till 1963. She attended grade school and high school in Benkelman and graduated in the class of 1937. After high school she went on to get a college degree in Business at Hastings College.
After graduation she worked, in her field of business, at several places in Nebraska such as McCook, Holdrege, and Broken Bow. She then moved to Denver, Colo. where she worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as a bookkeeper. She kept that job until her retirement. She enjoyed that job very much and talked about it continually.
Upon returning to Benkelman, Eva became a member of Rebekkah’s.
From youth, Eva’s faith and service to the Lord was foremost in her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Benkelman and later the Westside Church of Christ in Imperial.
Eva was always a prim and proper lady. She dressed with elegance and always kept her hair perfectly. She was quiet and somewhat shy and not the outdoor type. You wouldn’t know it, but she had a great passion for football—The Denver Broncos and the Nebraska Cornhuskers especially. She very seldom missed a game on television. Eva also loved to sew (in her younger years) and read books.
Eva never married until late in life. She met the love of her life and married Dale Lingo, of Benkelman, on Aug. 15, 1982 at St. Francis, Kan. The couple lived together for 30 years at their home in Benkelman just west of the local hospital. They lived there until their health started to fail them and in July of 2012 they decided to move to the Manor in Imperial, Neb. They wanted to be near the church they loved so dearly and their church family and friends.
Dale and Eva seemed to be inseparable. About the only time they weren’t together was when Dale was fishing or hunting with friends and family.
Eva outlived most of her family. Preceding her in death were her parents, Earl and Laura “May” Campbell; and brothers, Lawerence and Lenoard.
Eva is survived by a sister-in-law, Venita (Lingo) Henry of Mesa, Ariz.; cousins, Ward Lingo and wife, Shirley, of Grand Island, Neb., Alvin Lingo and wife, Peggy, of Hereford, Ariz. and Byron Lingo and wife, Carol, of Navato, Calif.; nephews, Leroy Grams and wife, Sue, of Benkelman, Neb., Robert Grams and wife, Jacquie, of Imperial, Neb., Dennis Lingo of Brighton, Colo.; niece, Jan (Lingo) Clark of Gold Canyon, Ariz. and Karen Lingo of Aurora, Colo.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Westside Church of Christ in Imperial, Neb., with Minister Bill Bryan and Minister Norman Morrow officiating.
Casketbearers were Randy Bartlett, Troy Burr, Dru Jaeger, Gene Vinson, Steve Grams and Jerry Rowley.
Honorary casketbearers were Bob Bartlett, Vilas Smith, Jeff Oliver, Don Hamm, Dennis Aulston, Eldon Roesener and Scott Grams.
Interment was Thursday, March 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Benkelman Cemetery, Benkelman, Neb.,
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge arrangements.