Leah Faye Williams-Hansen, 84, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital on April 10, 2010. She was born in Riverton, Nebraska on January 4, 1926. She married Walter Williams on March 9, 1940 in Naponee, Nebraska. To this union, two daughters were born, Leota (Dodie) and Shirley (Shug).
Walter was killed in a car accident on September 29, 1953. Leah and the girls moved away from the area in 1954. Leah later made her home in Florida, where she was a resident for twenty plus years. She had a ceramic shop there and also worked as a bookkeeper for numerous companies throughout the years.
Leah returned in later years to make her home in Lincoln, Nebraska and continued working as a bookkeeper. In December 1998, she married William Hansen of Lincoln. They had a short time together, as she became afflicted with Alzheimers. In February of 2002, Leah Faye made her home at the St. Anthony's Unit at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. William passed away in 2006.
Survivors are her daughters, Leota (Dodie) Haake and her husband Roger, Tobias, NE; Shirley Sovereign, Lincoln, NE; brother Harold Bower and wife Shirlie, Colorado; and sister Loretta Montana, Kansas. Five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at United Church of Christ, Riverton, Nebraska with Pastor Baron Cole officiating. Visitation will be from 8 AM to 8PM Tuesday, April 13, 2010 and 8 AM to 12:00 NOON Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Riverton Cemetery, Riverton, Nebraska. The family suggest memorials to St. Anthony's Memory Care Unit c/o Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska.