Myrtle I. Krebs, 95, of Nebraska City died Dec. 3, 2013 at the Morton House in Nebraska City. Myrtle was born on Aug. 17, 1918 in Hiawatha, Kan., to Bryce Gordon and Mae Isabelle (Wright) Dickinson.
She graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1937.
Myrtle married Elmer “Bud” E. Krebs on Oct. 16, 1938 in Hiawatha, and they shared over 69 years of marriage until Elmer‘s death on March 23, 2008.
Myrtle and her husband moved to the Nebraska City area in 1952. They had a passion for chinchillas and raised them for over 30 years.
She was an active member of the Nebraska City Community and was a charter member of the Nebraska City Chapter of AARP #3080 where she served as secretary. She also volunteered many hours for the Red Cross at St. Mary’s Community Hospital and helped with the bloodmobile and blood pressure clinics. Myrtle loved playing bingo and was an avid bowler and member of the Pioneer Women’s Bowling League for many years.
She is survived by sister-in-law Charlotte Dickinson of Hiawatha, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded by step-father Clarence Moseman and brothers Alvin Dickinson and Warren Dickinson.
Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City and 1-2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha with burial to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha. Pastor Shane Spangler will officiate at the services.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department, Nebraska City Rescue Squad or the Brown County Historical Society.
Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City and Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha are in charge of arrangements.