Elizabethe I. Creveling
Elizabethe Irene Creveling was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Parks, Nebraska, to Charles K. and Margaret I. (Pugh) Leach. As a young lady Liz, as she was known, attended country grade school, graduating from Chase County High School in 1949.
On Oct. 2, 1949, she married Arthur Harry Creveling in Imperial, and to this union two children were born, Cynthia and Richard (Dick).
Liz and Art settled in Imperial where Liz was employed as a secretary for the Plains Oil Company. She was also involved in irrigated farming with Art and family. Liz then became a part of Creveling Construction, completing the finish work and painting.
Liz and Art purchased the Luhrs and Reynolds Funeral Home of Imperial in 1968 and later the Brunkhorst Funeral Home in 1976. They owned and operated the local funeral homes until 1992.
The couple remained in Imperial until moving to Lexington to be near daughter Cynthia.
The couple again made Imperial their home in 2012. Art passed away in 2015 and Liz remained in Imperial until moving to Lincoln in 2016.
Liz was a member of the United Methodist Church of Imperial and the United Methodist Women Miriam Circle. She was also a member of the Freedoms Foundation of Imperial. She enjoyed sewing, reading, music, art, walking, church activities and traveling. Liz also loved spending time with family and close friends.
Liz passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Clark-Jeary Retirement Center in Lincoln. She was 86 years of age.
Liz was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Margaret (Johnnie) Leach; husband Art; son Richard (Dick) Creveling in 1986; and brothers Dick and Tommy Leach.
Survivors include daughter Cynthia “Cyn” (Don) Norman of Lexington; grandsons Donivan (Nic) Norman of Lincoln and Adam (Creveling) Johnson of Denver, Colorado; sisters Janette Rivers of Imperial and Joanne Grantham of Greeley, Colorado; brother Don Leach of Hobbs, New Mexico; sisters-in-law Deanie Leach of Texas and LaDonna Williams of Arizona; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12 noon at the United Methodist Church of Imperial with Rev. Melody Newman officiating. A private family inurnment will be held before services at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been suggested to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.