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Marie Maybelle (Dunbar) Dilsaver

Marie Maybelle (Dunbar) Dilsaver, 88, of Ord and formerly of Taylor passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.

A Celebration of Life and Committal Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the Moulton Cemetery. Pastor Jason Hunt will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Maybelle was born March 24, 1931, in the Dry Valley Community of Loup County, Nebraska to Fred Austin and Mattie Marie (Stithem) Dunbar. She graduated from Loup County High School in 1949.

On September 4, 1949, Maybelle was united in marriage to Arthur William Dilsaver at Taylor, Nebraska. They settled on the Frank Vintage place until they moved to Ord in 2007.

Maybelle was a member of the Clever Clique Sewing Club, a 4-H leader, and a Girl Scout Volunteer. She taught Sunday School and helped with many county fairs. Maybelle loved reading her Bible, devotions and doing word searches.

She enjoyed baking, canning, gardening, raising fryer chickens and layer hens, and milking cows. Maybelle enjoyed making meals or snacks of Pepsi, popcorn, Rice Krispy treats or graham crackers.

She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s events; and usually was handing out a cough drop or tootsie roll to anyone and everyone.

Maybelle was always kind and giving, and always was taking care of someone. She cared for her parents; and was always ready to feed or cook for someone. Always feeding the World!

She was very appreciative and thankful for anything anyone ever did for her. Some of Maybelle’s thoughtful expressions often heard were, “bless your heart” and “come again if it’s convenient”.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Dilsaver of Mission, SD and John Dilsaver of Taylor; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marcia and Chet Wales of Dunning, Kathy Connell of Stapleton and Judy and Ron Bower of Burwell; 33 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and brother and two sisters-in-law, Floyd and Betty Dunbar of Almeria and Margaret Davis of Broken Bow.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur William “Bud”; a son, Fredric Dilsaver; a brother, Leroy Mattox, a son-in-law Gordon Connell; and grandson-in-law, James Bruha.