Shibble Maloley, 97, of rural Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, March 20th, 2014, at Callaway Good Life Center in Callaway, Nebraska.
He was born October 8th, 1916, at Lexington, Nebraska, the first of twelve children born to George N. and Mary (Malooley) Maloley. He attended school at South #17 country school. Shibble was united in marriage to Virginia Mouzes on December 12th, 1943, in Lexington, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with three children; George, Mary Ann and Sara Lee; foster son, Bill Ristov and daughter adopted by love, Shirley Gleason Wells.
Born and raised in Lexington, he worked on the family farm until 1962, when a tractor accident forced him to change occupations and touch the lives of many folks. He owned and operated the Midway Chevron Gas Station for 13 years. He worked for Don Coad’s Skelly Station and later was a familiar face at Barmore Drug for 23 years and Reynolds-Love Funeral Home for over 45 years.
Shibble was a member of St. George Eastern Orthodox Church in Kearney and the First United Methodist Church in Lexington. He was a member of the Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge, Mercury Club and Eagles Club, all for over 50 years. Shibble was a proud supporter of Nebraska football, Lexington youth and never knew a stranger and could visit with anyone.
Shibble was a kind, caring soul who put all others’ needs before his own. It was amazing that he continued to work until he got sick in 2010, yet held a positive attitude and loving concern for everyone else. We will all remember him sharing his candy, fruit, cookies and kindnesses with the entire community. “Give my love and regards to everyone”, he always said. God Bless You Shibble!
Survivors include his children; George and wife Sharon Maloley of Phoenix, Arizona; Mary Ann and husband Ed Nohalty of Merna, Nebraska and Sara Lee Maloley of Omaha, Nebraska; a son adopted by love, William and wife (Carol) Ristov of North Platte, Nebraska and goddaughter, Shirley and husband Harlan Wells of Las Vegas, Nevada; three brothers, Nimir and wife Margaret Maloley of Kearney, Nebraska; John and wife Mary Maloley of Lexington, Nebraska and Joe and wife Linda Maloley of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters; Sadie Malooley of Spring Valley, Illinois and Victoria Salem of Kearney, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Drucilla and husband Brett Goldsmith of Phoenix; Krista and husband Bob Hannem of Bemidji, Minnesota, Alexandria Nohalty of New York City and Jason Nohalty of Broken Bow, Nebraska; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Cade Goldsmith of Phoenix; the Fred & Julia Maloley Family, as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and many friends.
Shibble was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; infant son, Norman; parents, George and Mary; brothers, Toffie, Andy, Zickie, and Faud; sisters, Leenda Liakos and Esther Maloley; nephew, Jayson Maloley and many other family members.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 29th, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverends Christopher Morris, Don Hock and Phil Vreeland officiating. Eastern Star Ceremony will be performed at the church.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 28th, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with Trisagion Service at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
At Shibble’s request, please give memorials in lieu of flowers.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be in charge of arrangements. Please share memories of Shibble with the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.