Libal, Judy

Judith 'Judy' Ann (Shuey) Libal

Judith “Judy” Ann (Shuey) Libal, 73 years of age, of Virginia, Neb. passed away at her home on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Judy was born on June 15, 1944 in Beatrice, Neb. to Shannon and Viola (Fricke) Shuey. She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1962 and attended Peru State College. Judy attended various Southeast Community College classes for employment and personal improvement. This included graduating from the National Banking Association Ag Lending School. Judy married James Libal on Aug. 21, 1965.

Judy loved the banking industry. Her career included being employed at Jones National Bank in Seward, Neb. and the National Bank of Commerce in Lincoln, Neb. During this time, Judy served as the administrative assistant to Chairman and President Paul Amen. In 1978, J.B. and Judy moved close to the Libal family farm near Virginia. Judy became employed at Citizens State Bank and served there until the fall of 2017. She served as president of Citizens State Bank from 1988 to 1993, until it was purchased by the Bankcook Corporation. At that time, she became the bank manager for the Virginia Branch of Farmers Bank of Cook.

Judy had a passion for service to the community. This was demonstrated by her membership on many communities and organizations. Most recently, Judy served as a member of the Gage County Red Cross Society, Extension Board, and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Judy cared deeply about education and served on the Board of Education for both Virginia and Lewiston schools. Most recently, she served as treasurer of the Lewiston Schools Foundation. She was also past president of the Fisher Unit of the American Legion Auxiliary in Virginia. Her community service was also demonstrated by membership of both the Lewiston and Virginia Cemetery Boards. Judy was instrumental in planning the annual Mother’s Day programs and Veterans Day ceremonies. In 2005, Judy was inducted into the Lewiston School Hall of Fame.

Judy was an active member of Wymore Church of Christ in Wymore, Neb. and served as the wedding coordinator. Most of all, Judy loved being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Judy is survived by her husband, J.B.; her sons, J.J. with wife, Angie, of Overland Park, Kan. and Jason with wife, Michelle, of Ashland, Neb.; her seven grandchildren, Gant Martin, Jace and Kade Libal, Jesse Hoffman, Alexis and Kiara Libal. Judy is also survived by her brothers, David Shuey with wife, Kathy, of Golden, Colo., Harold Shuey with wife, Reta, of Lincoln, Neb. and twin brother, James Shuey, with wife, Jo, of Omaha, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law, Marcia Libal.

A viewing will not occur due to cremation. However, the family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 pm on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at the Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorial services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at the Wymore Church of Christ in Wymore, Neb., with Pastor Clayton Lundstedt officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at the Virginia Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wymore Church of Christ, the Virginia Cemetery and the Virginia American Legion Auxiliary. Jim and Carol Frerichs and Dave and Betty Norton are presiding over these memorials. Condolences may be left at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice is presiding over the funeral arrangements.

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