Levonne Joy Salisbury
October 23, 1920 – November 20, 2018
Levonne was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. She graduated from Lincoln High School and Lincoln Business School. She worked as a secretary, bank teller and school cafeteria worker, but most of her 98 years were spent as a homemaker. She was a long-time member of Heritage Presbyterian Church, Eastern Star, VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and Homemakers Extension Club. She was a Girl Scout Leader, a 4-H leader, an accomplished seamstress, and for many years worked in the Fine Arts area at the Nebraska State Fair. Levonne married Vance Denning Salisbury in 1944 (deceased) and had two daughters, Linda Lee Salisbury Shute (George-deceased) and Lana Kay Salisbury Rinke (deceased), (Robert Rinke). She had 4 grandchildren, Evon Joy Rinke Koeppen, Annie Marie Rinke Ele, Amy Elizabeth Shute McAndrew (James McAndrew), and April Leeanne Shute Molina (Bryan Molina). Her 9 great grandchildren included Cooper Vance Koeppen, Caden Robert Koeppen, Tate Denning Ele, Truitt Bannon Ele, Shylo Reyes Molina, Mason Oliver Molina, Autumn Elizabeth Molina, Cassidy Leeann McAndrew and Lochlan James McAndrew. She is also survived by brother, James Lee Westcott (Doris Westcott - deceased) and brother, Steven Carson Westcott. Preceding her in death were her father, Leemore (Lee) Wesley Westcott; mother, Anna Evon Carson Westcott; brother, Ralph Eugene Westcott (Lydia Westcott); Joan Elaine Westcott Hile (Ivan); Phyllis Arlene Westcott Weygint (Bernard); and Patricia Ann Westcott Howett (Charles) When asked why she lived to the age of 98, she replied, “I guess God still has work for me to do.” Her beautiful life blessed us all. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12:30 PM at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park.
- Celebration of Life Thursday, December 6, 2018