Yvonne F. Anderson Stauber, age 87, of Stromsburg, Neb., died on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Yvonne was a longtime area resident and lived in both Benedict and York, Neb. She was born on December 21, 1935, to Albert and Eva (Sandin) Anderson in Shelby, Neb. Yvonne graduated from Luther College in Wahoo, Neb. with an associates degree in Education. She went on to teach in Polk County for a few years. She was united in marriage to Gerald (Jerry) Stauber in 1957 and they later divorced.
Yvonne worked as the Activities Director at the Hearthstone from the late 1970s until she retired. She loved working with the elderly and continued visiting the Hearthstone and area assisted living facilities as a volunteer until recently. Before her time at the Hearthstone, she was part of the York Welcome Wagon and sold Beeline Fashion.
Yvonne was a talented organist and pianist. She was the organist for several area churches and played at many weddings, funerals and other celebrations. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church in York and served on the Board of Trustees as Treasurer for many years. She regularly attended bible study, was an officer of the United Methodist Women and participated in their prayer chain. Yvonne served for several years as a member of the Epworth Village Board of Directors.
In addition to activities with her family, Yvonne enjoyed playing bridge, crocheting, knitting, bird watching and gardening. She loved sports and attending her grandchildrens’ sporting events. She watched as many college and professional sports as possible.
She is survived by her children: Bill Stauber of Lincoln, Neb., Fran (Randy) Lott of Benedict, Neb., and Tina (Patrick) Ames of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren: Joseph (Lexi) Stauber of Lincoln, Neb., Jacob Stauber of Salt Lake City, Utah, Sara (Jesse) Dofner of Neola, Iowa, Hannah (Charlie) Robison of Alma, Neb., Olivia Ames of Omaha, Neb., and George Ames of Omaha, Neb.; great grandchildren: Luna Stauber of Lincoln, Neb., Connor and Brayden Dofner of Neola, Iowa, Hadley, Lainey, and Dawson Robison of Alma, Neb., many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Phyllis Borden.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Calvary Lutheran Church Swede Home, Stromsburg. Burial will follow in the Swede Home Cemetery, Stromsburg. Yvonne has been cremated. There will be no viewing, however, the family will greet friends from 4-6 pm on Wednesday, November 15, at Metz Mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to the York Adopt-A-Pet or the Hearthstone (York General Foundation – please designate the donation to the Hearthstone Activities Department).