Arlene Olney, living in Palm Coast, Florida, with her son and daughter-in-law, went home to be with her Lord whom she loved on May 26, 2017, a week short of her 93rd birthday. Born in Nebraska on June 3, 1924 she was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 42 years, Ward Olney, and by her parents, Fred and Mabel Engelkemeier. She leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Nadine (Bailey) Olney of Palm Coast, Florida. Arlene was the first person in her family to go to college and was a librarian for most of her career, serving libraries in Lincoln, Nebraska; Evanston, Illinois; the famous New York City Public Library; Lake Katrine, New York; and finally, back in her home town of Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
No longer confused from dementia and now free from pain, she is enjoying everlasting life because her sins are forgiven through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and His rising from the dead to give her life anew. A memorial service will be held at Palm Coast Bible Church, 94 Whiteview Parkway, Palm Coast, Florida, beginning at 10 AM on June 17, 2017, to be followed by a luncheon. A graveside service will be held later this summer back in Nebraska. The family wishes to express their deep thanks for the many expressions of love and prayers through this time and especially to the staff of the Florida Hospital Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested in Arlene’s memory to the Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Public Library; St. Paul’s UCC, Plattsmouth, Nebraska; or to Palm Coast Bible Church, Palm Coast, Florida.