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 Phyllis Irene “Dolly” <I>Dowell</I> Kepler

Phyllis Irene “Dolly” Dowell Kepler

Birth
Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska, USA
Death Nov 2012 (aged 89)
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Plot Sec-40 Lot-152 Sp-9
Memorial ID 100334339 · View Source
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Phyllis Irene Dowell Kepler was born in Fremont, Nebraska on October 17th, 1923 to Danial and Pearl Peterson. At age 3, she was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Thomas and Maude Dowell. They were wonderful parents to Phyllis, or "Dolly" as she was called by her family. Phyllis attended Arlington Public Schools and was graduated in 1941 as Valedictorian of her class. She received a Regents scholarship and a Church-School scholarship. Phyllis attended Midland College in Fremont and the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

She began her working career as an Executive Secretary to the President and Chairman of the Board of Nebraska Clothing Company in Omaha, Nebraska. Following his retirement, Phyllis became employed by Standard Oil Co. (now BP) in the Legal and Real Estate Department. In 1958, she was transferred to a newly established District office in North Platte, Nebraska.

In North Platte, Phyllis met Clifford D. Kepler. They became engaged and were married November 28th, 1959 in Arlington, NE. Phyllis and Clifford are the proud parents of Kay Lynn Kepler who was born December 10th, 1960. The Keplers lived in North Platte until 1975 when Clifford was transferred by his firm to Lincoln.

Phyllis was a member of First-Plymouth Church, Chapter DX, P.E.O., Naphis Chapter, Daughters of the Nile, Trinity Chapter # 299, Order of the Eastern Star and 50/50 Bridge Club.

Phyllis was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, attending many games at Wrigley Field and spring training in Arizona. She enjoyed many good bridge games, as well as good books and good music. She also enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kay Lynn & Nelson Stephens of Lincoln; step grandchildren Allison, Aaron (Jessica) and Austen; sister-in-law and husband Jane & Vern Pflaster; sister-in-law Jane Purcell; cousins, nieces, nephews, and many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Maude Dowell; husband Clifford; two half brothers, Charles and Austin and a half sister Joanne Iacoionni.

A Memorial Service will be 11:00 AM Monday, November 5, 2012 at Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A. Street, Lincoln 68510.

Interment will be private in Wyuka Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon – 8:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to First-Plymouth Church or Donor's Choice.


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  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100334339
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phyllis Irene “Dolly” Dowell Kepler (17 Oct 1923–Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100334339, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .