SHELTON -- Marlene E. Welliver, 64, of Shelton died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Syracuse, Kan., following a battle with breast cancer.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with the Rev. Richard Boring officiating. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery south of Elwood.
Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Welliver was born on Oct. 19, 1936, at Eustis to Edward and Rose (Schmeeckle) Oelkers. She grew up in the Eustis area and attended a country school in Frontier County. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church south of Elwood.
She married Charles Myers. They had three children. She later married Jerry Welliver. They had two children. She owned and operated Parkway Cafe in Cozad. She cooked at numerous cafes in the area as well as at a sale barn. She also sold concessions at auctions and later worked as a nurse's aide at the Lexington Community Hospital and at the Elwood Care Center. She owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Shelton. After she became ill, she sold it last summer and went to Kansas to be near her children. She loved to entertain family and friends with her cooking.
Survivors include four sons, Dudley Myers of Phoenix, Dan Myers of Syracuse, Kan., Tim Myers of Oklahoma City and Toby Welliver of Mason City, Iowa; one daughter, Jodi (Mrs. James) Desbien of Syracuse, Kan.; one sister, Gayle (Mrs. Ronnie) Rogers of Elmwood; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a special friend, Dennis Webben of Shelton.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jolene Brockway and one sister in infancy and a brother, Gary Oelkers.