Nemaha Herald


Phyllis Ann (Palmer) Obermeyer, one of two daughters of Philip and Anna (McQuarry) Palmer, was born November 17, 1925, in Auburn, Nebraska. She attended Athens elementary school and graduated from Auburn High School in 1943. Phyllis then attended Peru State College to earn a teaching certificate and continued to attend summer school in later years. On April 2, 1949, Phyllis was united in marriage to Fred A. Obermeyer at the Christian Church in Auburn, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Auburn, and were joined by a daughter, Ann. Phyllis began her teaching career at the Brock public schools, and from there went to Tecumseh schools. She next taught at rural school before taking a job with the Auburn school system. She taught a total of 14 years before retiring to be a full-time mom and homemaker. She was instrumental in supporting Fred as he purchased the Ford dealership and operated it for many years. As a member of the Christian Church, Phyllis belonged to church circles, sang in the choir, and served as church librarian. She enjoyed doing needlework, and made many beautiful pieces throughout her life. In their later years, Phyllis and Fred sold their home in Auburn and moved to Longs Creek Assisted Living in town. They moved to Good Samaritan Society-Auburn in March of 2016. Fred passed away at Nemaha County Hospital on April 20, 2016. Phyllis, whose health was not good at the time, took a turn for the worse. Surrounded by family, she passed away at Good Sam on Saturday, April 23, 2016. She had reached the age of 90 years, 5 months, and 6 days. In addition to her parents and husband Fred, Phyllis was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Richard Kimball. Phyllis is survived by her daughter Ann Obermeyer; sister Judy Kimball of Auburn; sister-in-law Rita Obermeyer of Auburn; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A funeral service, in conjunction with her husband Fred’s, was held Monday, April 25, 2016 at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn, with Rev. Bob Chitwood officiating. Richard Shelton was soloist, accompanied by Janell Johnson. Serving as casket bearers were Daryl Obermeyer, C.R. Wilson, David Kimball, Mike Kimball, Dennis Blount, and Larry Holtzmann. Burial was in Sheridan Cemetery near Auburn. Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.