Libbye Veronika (Zavodny) Kaspar

Class of 1933

Libbye Veronika (Zavodny) Kaspar

January 19, 1914 – February 24, 2008

Libbye Zavodny Kaspar, 94, Dorchester, widow of Miles, died Sunday (02/24/2008) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born January 19, 1914, near Brainerd, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Joseph P. and Pauline (Schultz) Zavodny. Her family moved to Perry, Oklahoma in 1918, where she graduated from Perry High School in 1933.

On December 26, 1933, she and Miles Kaspar were married in Wilber, Nebraska. They lived on a farm in Pleasant Hill from 1933 to 1978, when they moved to Dorchester.

Libbye was a long-time member of the Dorchester Methodist Church and United Methodist women. She taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She was a member of the Literary Guild as well as Friendly Nabors and Just’us Extension Clubs.

She and Miles loved to dance and were active in Square Dancing for many years. Libby always had a big garden and was well known for her beautiful quilts and delicious kolaches.

Her parents, husband Miles, brothers Joseph (Katie), Adolph (Mary) and Edward (Josie); sisters Josephine (John) Cerny, Elsie (Virgil) Mornhinweg; brother-in-law Bernard (Helen) Kaspar, preceded her in death.

She will be loved and remembered by: daughter Willa Penney of Lincoln, son and daughter-in-law Miles (Pug) and Charlotte of Fullerton, California; grandchildren Leah and Mark Knoll of Peapack, New Jersey; Dan and Laurie Penney of Acton, Massachusetts; Miles (Mike) and Lisa Kaspar of Barnett, Missouri; Eric Penney of Chicago, Illinois; Heather Carb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Alma (Newton) Dunagan of Perry, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Gladys (Milton) Janda of Wilber, Nebraska; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday (02/28/2008), at the Dorchester United Methodist Church with Reverend Paixao Baptista officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, or donor’s choice.