Lincoln — Laura A. Waters, 91, of Lincoln died Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of the arrangements.

Laura was born Sept. 2, 1930, to Grover C. and Effie (Fowler) Scherff.Laura grew up in and around Hamilton County.

Laura graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in education. 

She met Robert W. Waters while they were both students at UNL, and they married in 1951. Laura and Bob moved to O’Neill after Bob finished his medical residency where they raised their three children.

Laura was a member of the Zeta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, as well as a member of Chapter V PEO in Lincoln. 

She loved yardwork and feeding the birds and squirrels around her home. Laura was an avid reader, and she enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with her family.

Laura is survived by her three children Jennifer Waters (Steve Baumann) of Tucson, AZ, Jill Waters (Gary Belzer) of Lincoln and Chris Waters (Cori) of Grand Island; four grandchildren Jordan Siepker (Bret) of Omaha, Caitlin Haselhorst (Dillon Woodrum) of Plattsmouth, Alec Waters (Rylee) of Grand Island and Elizabeth Waters of Dallas, Texas; two great-grandchildren Rowan and Sloane Siepker, both of Omaha; and one sister Flo (Scherff) Evers of Plattsmouth.

She was preceded in death by her parents Grover and Effie; five siblings Louis, Lois, Norma, James and Mae; and her beloved husband Bob.

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