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Anabel Svehla – Metz Mortuary

    Anabel ‘Ann’ Svehla
    Anabel “Ann” Svehla, age 87, of York, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at York.

    Born on May 18, 1930 to Frank and Grace (Ingalls) Mytholar and raised in Shelby, she attended primary school in Shelby and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Following graduation she taught in Lincoln and Polk County. Ann married the love of her life, Ray Svehla on Dec. 25, 1951 in Shelby. Together they were blessed with four children, Cheryl Seib, John Svehla, Jean MacDonald and Karen Olin.
    After a career as a teacher and speech therapist some of Ann’s greatest memories involved spending time with friends and her many family travels throughout the world. Her greatest joys in life were her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Ann is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ray of York; her children, Cheryl (Tom) Seib of Lincoln, John (Karen) Svehla of Lincoln, Jean (Stuart) MacDonald of Melbourne, Fla. and Karen (A. Terry) Olin of Omaha; nine grandchildren, Sarah (Dan) Beaudoin of Minot, N.D., Greg Seib of Lincoln, Ryan Seib of Lincoln, Justin Svehla of Wichita, Kan., Trent Svehla of Omaha and Jessica (Brett) Nelson of Orlando, Fla., Cole Heckman of Denver, Colo., Jack Cenovic of Omaha and Claire Cenovic of Omaha and three great-grandchildren, Peter, Paul and Claire Beaudoin.

    Private immediate family services to be held. The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in York. In lieu of flowers and plants memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of York or to the family for further designation.

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