Neva M. Bovill
Date of Birth
February 1, 1919
Silver City, Iowa
Entered into Rest
March 14, 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska
Celebration of Life Directions

Saturday, May 2, 2020 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Wahoo Community Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Private Interment at St. Francis Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


Wahoo Community Church, Wahoo Senior Center or Meals on Wheels of Wahoo

Neva May (Stogdill) Bovill, 101 of Wahoo was called home on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  She was born on February 1, 1919 in Silver City, Iowa to Noah and Nancy Faye (Wilhelm) Stogdill.

Neva had a heart that was even bigger than her personality and she was loved by all that knew her!  She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and great Gigi! Neva married Glenn Bovill on August 15th 1937 in Rock Port, MO. When Glenn was called to serve in WWII, she was faithful to write him everyday for three and a half years. She was also a hard worker at a small cafe in Wahoo but she loved cooking for her family most of all! With a personality that was always full of laughter and a love of life, she thrived on being surrounded by her family and friends. She was an avid Husker football fan.  At the age of 84, she made the most important decision of her life when she placed her faith in Jesus Christ alone for her salvation.

Neva’s family sincerely thanks the staff at Tabitha especially the Martin House for their loving care. Thanks also to the friends who saw Neva to the end of her earthly journey.  You loved her well and we are grateful.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Bovill; sons, Ronald Bovill, Larry Bovill; son-in-law, Jim Swartz, brothers, Carl (Cleo) Stogdill of Malvern, IA,  Thomas (Anita) Stogdill of Council Bluffs, IA,  Herbert (Thelma) Stogdill of Hastings, IA,  Malcolm (Maddy) Stogdill of Lavelette, NJ, Robert Stogdill of Omaha, NE, Wilbert (Clydeene) Stogdill, of Malvern, IA Richard (Kathryn)  Stogdill of Malvern, IA; in-laws, Guy Boone of Tabor, IA, Lillian (Donald) Joslin of Holdredge, NE, Clair (Hazel) Bovill of Wahoo, NE, Francis Bovill of Hastings, NE, Donald (Katherine) Bovill of Arlington, TX, William Bovill of Omaha, NE.

Neva is survived by her daughter, Jo Anna (Michael) Sheets (Swartz) of Lincoln; son, Douglas (Roxanne) Bovill of Round Rock, TX; sister, Velma Jean Boone of Tabor, Iowa; loving niece, Barbara Bovill of Fremont, NE;  grandchildren, Andrea (Thomas) Jordison, Samuel (Briana) Swartz, Laura (Duane) Nelsen all of Lincoln, Staci (Jarrett) Evans of Sacramento, CA, Brett Bovill of Round Rock, TX, Kirk (Joni) Bovill of Los Angeles, CA, Kami (Randy) Landenberger of Omaha, NE, Shawn (Maria) Bovill of Bangkok, Thailand, Patrick (Xan) Bovill of Round Lake, IL; great-grandchildren, Juliette and Merrick Jordison, of Lincoln, NE,  McKinley and James Swartz of Lincoln, NE, Isaiah, Paxton, Abigail, and Connor Nelsen of Lincoln, NE, Kellen Bovill of Round Lake, IL, Tyler Landenberger, of Denver, CO, Lee (Kelsey) Landenberger of Omaha, NE, Lane Landenberger of Karlsruhl, Germany; great-great grandchildren, Zeppelin, Jagger, Frankie Landenberger of Omaha, NE.

Condolences for Neva M. Bovill
  1. Diane l Koranda
    • March 17, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Sorry to hear of the loss of mrs Bovill.Prayers and thoughts to the family from Leonard and Margo Koranda family. I knew of her from my mom Margo.

  2. Earl Flittner
    • March 19, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    Very sorry for your loss. I’m Buzz Flittner. I met some of you at Neva’s 90th birthday celebration, and again at Ron’s funeral. Joe as I knew him and I were best friends in high school. My brother and I spent nearly as much time at Glee and Neva’s house as we did at our own. She was a great lady and will be missed by all who knew her. I hope this virus thing goes away so I can attend her memorial.

  3. Vonnie Klassen
    • March 19, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    JoAnna, What a wonderful lady your mom was! I remember spending time with you and her.(even if it was only across the street). I am so happy to read she knew the Lord, and will be spending eternity with Him!

  4. Anne Bremer
    • March 22, 2020 - 2 weeks ago

    I loved Neva. After retiring almost 6 years ago, I had the honor of getting to continue to sing at Tabitha. I always looked for Neva, and, she was almost always there! One of my greatest joys was that we were friends. She is in a wonderful place, now! She will be greatly missed. My heart here on earth is broken. Blessings to your family.

  5. Gina Simanek
    • March 31, 2020 - 3 days ago

    I got to know Neva when I was a senior in High School. I volunteered to work at the Wahoo Senior Center and one of the first people I met were Neva and Glenn. Neva allowed me to think of elderly people as normal human beings. I never thought of any differences in our ages since we first met. We have been very close friends ever since. Neva was not only a close friend but a confidant. On her 90th birthday, I bought Neva a pair of thong underwear. Allegedly we wore these on our birthdays since that time. She always had a great sense of humor, loved her family dearly as well as her close friends. She even stayed up on world events and we would discuss these over some taffy or miniature Milky Way candy bars. Neva will be the best guardian angel any one of us could ever have. Thank you to Neva’s family for allowing me to be a part of your family.

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