Lily Marie Hower

Born: Mon., Mar. 1, 2010
Died: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 02, 2019
Location: Gude Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: Calvary Community Church

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Lily Marie Hower, age 8 of Nebraska City passed away Friday; Dec. 28, 2018 at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, NE surrounded by her loving family.

Lily was born on March 1, 2010 in Omaha, NE: the daughter of Matthew James and Amber Marie (Meredith) Hower.  She attended school and was currently in the second grade at Northside.  Lily loved to draw, color and read.  She also enjoyed various pasta dishes and Chinese food.  She was a happy girl with a smile that could light up a room.  More than anything else, she loved being with her family!

She is survived by her parents Matt and Amber Hower of Nebr. City; brothers Nicholas, Sean and Andrew Hower all of the home; grandparents:  Walter and Rita Hower of Omaha and Jim and Kim Meredith of Omaha and Nebr. City; an aunt Katie Welchans (Eron) of Omaha; uncles:  John Hower (Diane) of Omaha, Joe Hower (Kendra) of Bennington, NE, Tim Hower (Christina) of Huntington Beach, CA, Bill Hower (Tammy) of Omaha, Dan Hower (Megan) of Minneapolis, MN, Alex Meredith (Katie) of Nebr. City and Chris Meredith (Abi) of Nebr. City; great-grandparents Floyd and Garnet Kreifels of Nebr. City, other numerous family members and many friends.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday (1/3/19) at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Community Church in Nebr. City; burial will follow in Wyuka Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gude Mortuary.

A Memorial Fund to benefit the Northside Library is being established and memorial contributions may be directed to the family.  

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Patti Hawk
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express my sadness for your family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Diane Hower
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018

BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent by John and Diane Hower.

Rest in peace Lily. Love your Godparents, Uncle John and Aunt Diane

Deb Pfister
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
Amber, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Was so sad to hear of Lily's passing. Your fellow Head Start colleague. Deb Pfister

Anita Kimpston
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
So very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful little girl! No words will be able to comfort you, but all of you are in my thoughts and prayers! May God bless you and show you the way to a little comfort!!

Grandma Rita and Papa Duke
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
We are praying TO Lily. We can feel her smiling down on us.

Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to
your word. Psalm 119:28

Jay Velvick
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
I am so Sorry for the loss of Lilly! Hold on to the memories & faith.

Teri Knowlton
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
My heart is breaking for your family. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing a child. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Nicole Yost
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019


Our deepest condolences, love, and prayers. Love, Your friends at CDM Service Group

John and Lynn Gray
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
Prayers and love to all of you. RIP Lily💕

Katie & Sean Hower
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
We met Lily at Duke and Rita’s before an annual Hower Family Happy Meat Night event. Lily was the happiest and sweetest little girl. She was embracing all the kisses and hugs she could from her Grandma Rita. It was clear to me that she knew just how special she was. I’ll never forget those beautiful smiles and how much love the entire family expressed. Thinking of all the Hower’s through this challenging time. ❤️

Jean DeJong
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
So very sorry for your loss.
Prayers for your family.

Arlan and Jean DeJong

Katie D.Domayer
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Dear Bill,Tamra and children,
So very sorry on the loss of your niece and cousin Lily.
She was a sweet and special girl! May the warm memories
of times spent together ease your pain.
Know that all of Lily's family will be in our prayers.

With sincere condolences,
Kate And James Domayer & family

TJ Honke
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Words cannot express our sympathy for you and your family in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Higgins
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Dear Walt and Rita:
My heart hurts for the two of you and your entire family. As a grandparent myself, I can only imagine the depth of your hurt and grief.
I wish blessings, comfort and grace for you as you grieve the loss of this beautiful little girl.

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