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Vi Eggleston

September 14, 1927 — April 28, 2020

Violet “Vi” L. Eggleston age 92, of Oconto, NE passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Great Plains Health Hospital in North Platte, NE.

Vi was born September 14, 1927 on Walker Hill about a half mile north of her present home, to Clifford and Leota (Flint) Martin. Her family made their home in the Sumner, Eddyville, and Oconto area. She graduated from Oconto High School. After graduation Vi attended College in Kearney and received her teaching certificate. She later taught in Lomax and Oconto.

On December 31, 1947, Vi, married Keith Eggleston in Oconto, NE. Vi told the story many times of the terrible snowstorm that day and the wedding flowers froze on the train coming to Oconto. To this union two children were born, Glenda and Dennis.

Vi’s many hobbies were baking, sewing, & bird watching. Everyone was treated to the most wonderful sweet rolls and cinnamon rolls among many other treats. She loved sewing shirts, quilts, and pillows for her family. Her love for the birds was very evident by the many bird feeders in her yard. She loved watching them, especially the cardinals.

Vi was a member of the Oconto United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Vi leaves to mourn her daughter Glenda Thomas of Cozad, son Dennis (Connie) Eggleston of Oconto, one brother Roger (Sharon) Martin of Eddyville, sisters Bonnie Eggleston of Oconto, and Darlene (Verlouis) Forster of Smithfield, brothers-in-law Roger (Bev) Casey of Friendswood, TX, Lloyd (Sandy) Eggleston of Broken Bow, Chuck (Vicky) Eggleston of Gothenburg, sisters-in-law LaVonne (Gene) Oxford of Broken Bow, Loraine (Delbert) Rogers of Franklin, Judy (Maynard) Struempler of Oconto, and Jane (Nick) Liakos of Lawrence, KS, four grandchildren Brad (Shawna)Thomas of Sumner, Kim (Micky)Linder of Cozad, Jayson (Dani) Eggleston of Oconto, Clint Eggleston of Hazard, and five great-grandchildren Kisha, Riggin, Riata, Colbie, and Cooper.

Vi was preceded in death by her parents, husband Keith, great-grandson Colton, an infant brother, brother Clifford Martin, Jr, sisters Beulah Eggleston, Ruth Magoon, Virginia Coryell, brothers-in-law Kenneth Eggleston, Donnie Eggleston, Jim Davis, Glen Eggleston, Virgil Coryell, Sid Magoon, sisters-in-law Ella Mae Casey, and Pearl Martin.

A family Graveside Service and burial will be Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oconto Cemetery in Oconto, NE with Pastor Ryan Findley officiating. Memorials will be decided at a later date.  A register book may be signed at Govier Brothers Mortuary &/or an online guest book can be signed at  Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements.

Govier Brothers Mortuary will comply with the CDC and State of Nebraska. Govier Brothers Mortuary wants to remind people that no more than 10 people will be allowed in the Funeral Home at one time. We sincerely encourage each person to make your decision whether to attend a viewing based on the best interest of your health and that of your community.

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