Lila Rose Alley
Date of Birth
October 28, 1923
Rural Greenwood, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
September 29, 2014
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Private Interment


Thursday, October 2, 2014 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Ashland Rescue Squad

Lila Rose Alley, 90 of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Monday, September 29, 2014 at her home in Ashland. She was born to John R. and Edith (Williams) Vosler on October 28, 1923 in rural Cass County, NE.

Lila attended grade school, thru 6th grade, in Ashland. The family then moved to the Wann community where Lila attended school thru the 10th grade. She was united in marriage to Willard Alley on November 26, 1941. Five children were born of this loving union, Phyllis, Richard, Robert, Rodney, and Ronald.

In the early years of marriage, Lila faithfully followed Willard in his military career, living in California until his discharge, when they returned to Ashland, where they spent the remainder of their married life. Lila’s life was one of loving mate, parent, grandparent, and best friend. Those who met her knew that her husband and family were first and foremost in her life.

Her adventures with husband and family included racing stock cars, with Willard at the wheel, riding appaloosa horses which included many weekends of trail rides, camping in their camper, following the car racing circuits of grandchildren and just being the “world’s best gramma”.

Although Lila did not work outside the home, her days were always full of busy tasks. Always ready to lend a hand, bake up a wonderful sheet of brownies or everyday housework, Lila loved taking good care of family. That was her gift to all of us. Her pride in accomplishments, no matter how small, and her non-judgmental attitude, did much to make everyone appreciate her warm and caring heart. She was a perfect example of what a real MOM is about. She made memories every day. Her welcoming smile made us all feel special.

Lila was devoted to husband, Willard. She never tired of being the best wife she could be. Theirs was truly, “a match made in heaven.” Their marriage was a testimony to true love.

Lila was a best friend to many, a confidante, one you could talk to and know she was listening from the heart. A gentle spirit, she shed light on many problems, bringing them into the proper perspective. She taught us all the meaning of love, a lesson we will carry with us forever. We will miss you, MOM.

She is survived by husband, Willard; daughter, Phyllis (Mike) Humston; sons, Robert (Gail) Alley, Rodney (Donna) Alley, and Ronald Alley; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 5 great great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents; brother, Melvin; sisters, Eunice and Connie; son, Richard Alley, and grandson, David Humston.

Pastor Everett Greathouse will be officiating the service.


Condolences for Lila Rose Alley
  1. Anonymous
    • September 29, 2014 - 10 years ago

    So sorry for your loss, Lila will be tuly missed, sweet lady, my neighbor for 20 years y

  2. Janice Vosler
    • September 30, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Aunt Lila. You were always so welcoming and Kind. Love from Duane and Janice.

  3. Gary and Leslie Krings
    • October 1, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Alley Families,sorry to hear of your loss,always enjoyed visiting with Lila on transports to the hospital,she was a very sweet and kind lady,it was a pleasure to know her. God Bless,and may “He” comfort you and give you peace.
    Gary and Leslie Krings

  4. Charlie & Georgia (Akers) Oppenheim
    • October 1, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Rod, Donna, Crystal & Ryan… very, very sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers and thoughts during this very difficult time.

  5. Cheryl Orr
    • October 2, 2014 - 10 years ago

    Sending my sincere condolences to the Alley and Hightshoe families who are feeling the loss of this special lady. Cheryl Orr & family

  6. • October 2, 2014 - 10 years ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you all and our prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Moms, grandmothers and great-grandmothers are so very important in all of our lives. Logan was so fortunate to have such a wonderful great-grandmother. Dave and Sue Arch

  7. Vana Rogers
    • October 3, 2014 - 10 years ago

    I was so sorry to see in the paper about Lila. She was such a sweet lady to visit with and always a smile. Please hold all the great memories close to your heart. Thinking of you with Sympathy.

    Vana Rogers

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