Olga Nabers

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Olga Marie Nabers, 90, of Waterloo, Ill., died Monday, April 21, 2008, in Springfield, Ill.

She was born Nov. 23, 1917, at Tilsit, daughter of Gustav Adolph and Bertha Kamp Zeller. She was a graduate of the former College High School in Cape Girardeau and of Southeast Missouri State University in 1945.

Nabers was a teacher 35 years at Matthews, Mo., Waterloo and Valmeyer, Ill. Along with Paul Randolph, she founded an educational and social group for couples made up of veterans and their families in Valmeyer. She was a leader of Valley Maids 4-H Club and was active in Monroe County Extension at the local and county level. She was a life member of Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

She and Auval J. "Slim" Nabers were married Aug. 17, 1948.

Survivors include a daughter, Maribeth Rahe of Hillsboro, Ill.; two stepchildren, Fanny Schellhardt of Maeystown, Ill., Lowell Nabers of Valmeyer; seven grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, with Tony Troup officiating. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery in Valmeyer.

Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo is in charge of arrangements.