In Memory

Kathleen Clark (Tvrdy)

Kathleen L. Tvrdy, age 58, of Lincoln, died January 26, 2013. Kathleen was born in Lincoln and graduated from Northeast High school. Graduate of UNL, Band member, graduated with a degree in Music and earned her masters in music. She moved to Oxford Junction, Iowa in the early 1980's and lived there until 1996. Lived outside Waverly, Neb. from 1996-2002 then moved to Cody, Neb., then Mullen, Neb. She was a substitute teacher at Olin-OJ & Midland public schools in Iowa. She taught music and voice at Cody-Kilgore, Scribner-Snyder, Mullen Public Schools. Nebraska Alumni band, member Bennet Community Church, NSEA, NSBA. Hobbies were spending time with her family, loved music, travel, golfing, active church member, taught piano lessons, she had an amazing amount of friends, loved the sandhills.

Survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Melissa (Tvrdy) & Christopher Jones, Lincoln; granddaughter, Hannah Nyhoff; parents, Virginia & Oren Clark, Lincoln; brother, David Clark, Lincoln; best friend, Sybil Moreland, Cody, Neb.; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces & nephews.

Services: Saturday 11 a.m., Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5200 Francis. Viewing: Thursday 12-9, Friday 9-9, with family Friday 5-7, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street. Burial: Fairview Cemetery. Memorials: Tabitha Hospice. Arrangements by Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at

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06/24/13 06:52 PM #1    

Janis Clark (Pike)

My cousin Kathy and I grew up 4 blocks from each other and attended the same school and grades K-12, Brownies and Girl Scouts.  I was the shy, quiet one, Kathy was outgoing and so talented.  She was so gifted in music, an awesome teacher; she put so much into her students even sewing costumes for various performances.  Kathy was also an awesome mother & Grandmother; she guided her daughter through everything 4-H; including sewing, cooking, music and livestock.  I remember the time Kathy took a cake decorating class and always made beautiful cakes and cookies.  I have many fond childhood memories with her especially the time she took her older brothers Beatles album and brought it over for us to listen to and got it back in his room before he knew; we thought we were pretty sneaky.   After graduation  I got married, started having children, she went to college, got married and had her daughter.  I then moved to Arizona and she moved to Iowa; however we got together whenever we both made it back to Lincoln.  I was fortunate to spend some time with her last summer and she faced her illness and last few months with the same grace and dignity she lived her life.

I love her and miss her greatly'

Jan Clark Pike


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