Ilene K. Kier
Ilene K. Kier, age 73 of Greenwood, NE (formerly Lincoln) passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
Ilene was born on October 5, 1940 in Nebraska City, NE; the daughter of Henry and Anna Sedona (Kleineweber) Bennett. She attended school at Dunbar High School and graduated with the Class of 1959. She later went on to earn her degree in Massage Therapy from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1981.
She worked at various jobs over the years including at Western Union in New York, NY from 1960 to 1962 and then at Burlington Northern Railroad until 1976, at which time she started her career as a massage therapist. She was a massage therapist for some 33 years and also owned and operated her own Health Food Stores in Lincoln.
Ilene was united in marriage to Bernard Eugene Kier on April 29, 1976 in Lincoln, NE. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1985. She was a life-time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She is survived by her daughters: Marla Baker and husband Charles of Greenwood, NE and Kathleen Kier of Lincoln, NE; three grandchildren: Kaylin Blomstedt and husband Joseph; Christopher Brown and wife Katrina and Katie Wissink and husband John; one step-grandchild Kalena Moore; four great-grandchildren: Lindsay, Matthew, Natalie and Mikayla; one step great-grandchild Kyrie; siblings: Dennis Bennett and wife Loretta of Catawissa, MO; Johny Bennett and wife Betty of Syracuse, NE and Gary Bennett and wife June of Nehawka, NE; other family and friends.
In addition to her husband, Ilene was preceded in death by a son Bradley Eugene Bennett Kier and sister Linda Ann Bolles.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lincoln, NE (640 N. 56th St.). Bishop Roger Terry will officiate the services. Burial will be in the Blue Springs Cemetery at Blue Springs, NE.
The family will greet friends Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. They will also greet friends Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lincoln.
Memorials may be directed to the family.