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Arlene Brill

December 30, 1927 — April 22, 2017

Arlene Brill

Irma Arlene (Graves) Brill was born December 30, 1927, in Hamlet, Nebraska, to Frederick “Jack” and Gladys (Hopper) Graves. As a young lady, Arlene grew up and attended grade school in Hamlet and later she moved to Imperial and attended Chase County High School.

On December 31, 1944, Arlene married Robert Eugene Brill in St. Francis, Kansas and to this union two children were born: Wayne and Charlene. The couple made their home in Imperial for several years before moving to Lincoln and North Platte. In 1974 Arlene and Bob retired in Imperial.

Arlene was employed at Chase County Hospital as a cook and also worked at several different restaurants in Imperial. She was later employed by Dr. Shopp until his retirement. Arlene enjoyed cooking, embroidering and sewing. Arlene was the past president of the VFW Auxiliary Post #4688 of Imperial, where she and Bob conducted Saturday night Bingo for 19 years.

Arlene passed away Saturday evening, April 22, 2017, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial. She was 89 years of age.

Survivors include:
Son: Wayne Brill and wife, Phyllis, of Omaha, NE
Daughter: Charlene Bush of North Platte, NE
6 Grandchildren: Robert and Beth Bush, James and Rachel Bush, Melissa and Anthony Kapustka, Greg and Lucy Brill, Doug and Beverly Brill, and Danielle Brill.
8 Great-Grandchildren: Molly Brill, Corey Brill, Kinsey Bush, Kayla Bush, Kamden Bush, Austin Bush, Charles Bush and Tatum Kapustka
Sister: Verda Spitz of Colorado Springs, CO

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, sister: Billie Vae Taylor, son-in-law: Warren Bush, and granddaughter: KaitLyn Joslin.

Memorial Services will be held Friday, April 28th, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church of Imperial, with Pastor Dirk Weiss and Rev. Melody Newman officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.

No visitation, Arlene chose cremation.

A memorial has been established to Andrew Kinder Post # 4688 VFW Auxiliary, Imperial, Nebraska.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

First United Methodist Church

420 Holland Street, Imperial, NE 69033

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