Papillion — Ottilee "Lee" Roze (Wellman) Walters, 90, of Papillion, formerly of Orchard, died in peace on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at Hilcrest in Papillion with her family by her side.

A celebration of life service was held Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home in Omaha.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Lee was born and raised on a farm near Orchard.  

She married Louis "Vernie" on Sept. 13, 1950 in Clearwater. She and Vernie moved to Omaha in 1961 and made their home in South Omaha where they started a family. They moved to Beaver Lake in 1979, to Lincoln in 1987 and to Bellevue in 2008.

Lee loved the Lord, was an avid Bible reader and was very active in her church as a pianist and Sunday school teacher.  

She graduated from Dana College with a teaching degree and started her career in Winnetoon. She taught in many rural school houses over the years, owned and operated an in home pre-school and was a substitute teacher prior to retiring. 

Lee was proud of her family and enjoyed spending quality time with them. 

She was a devout Husker fan and had faith that Scott Frost will make Nebraska proud - GBR!

Lee will be remembered by family and friends as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  

Lee is survived by two children Denise (Russ) Weatherby and Bill (Lisa) Walters; three grandchildren Matthew (Megan) Weatherby, Megan (Mike) Weatherby-Brunkow and Jessi Monsen; four great-grandchildren Avery, Teghan, Gannon and Mason; one sibling Sharon Tompkins; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years Louis "Vernie" Walters; her parents William and Evelyn (Dodd) Wellman; and two sisters Joy Ellen Kennedy and Sarah Weinrich.      


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