Mrs. Ottilee "Lee" R Walters

January 3, 1929November 3, 2019

Passed in peace Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at the age of 90 at Hillcrest in Papillion, Nebraska with her family by her side.

Lee was born & raised on a farm near Orchard, NE. She married Louis "Vernie" on Sept. 13, 1950 in Clearwater, NE. She and Vernie moved to Omaha in 1961 and made their home in South Omaha where they started a family. They moved to Beaver Lake in 1979, to Lincoln in 1987, and to Bellevue in 2008.

Lee loved the Lord, was an avid Bible reader and was very active in her church as a pianist and Sunday school teacher. She graduated from Dana College with a teaching degree and started her career in Winnetoon, NE. She taught in many rural school houses over the years, owned and operated an in home pre-school, and was a substitute teacher prior to retiring.

Lee was proud of her family and enjoyed spending quality time with them. She was a devout Husker fan and had faith that Scott Frost will make Nebraska proud - GBR!

Survived by children Denise (Russ) Weatherby and Bill (Lisa) Walters; grandchildren Matthew (Megan) Weatherby, Megan (Mike) Weatherby-Brunkow, and Jessi Monsen; great-grandchildren Avery, Teghan, Gannon, and Mason; siblings Sharon Tompkins; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents William and Evelyn (Dodd) Wellman, her loving husband of 60 years Louis “Vernie” Walters, sisters Joy Ellen Kennedy and Sarah Weinrich. Lee will be remembered by family and friends as a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Celebration of Life will be Friday, Nov 8, at 9am at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ottilee’s name can be made to the American Lung Association (11225 Davenport St Ste 101, 68154)


  • Ron Weinrich, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Tompkins, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Weatherby, Pallbearer
  • Mike Brunkow, Pallbearer
  • Lonnie Weinrich, Pallbearer
  • Chris Lengfelder, Pallbearer
  • Teghan Weatherby, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Avery Weatherby, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 8, 2019


Mrs. Ottilee "Lee" R Walters

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Gary Trease

November 7, 2019

So sorry to read this was just thinking of her the other day seeing moms old phone list of friends Our sympathy

Kathleen Desrosiers

November 6, 2019

Dear Denise and family,

I am saddened of the loss of my dear friend Lee. She was a true friend and so grateful for our times together in Nebraska as Tregaron. Being neighbor's and having our nightly dinner, watching The voice especially, or other shows, and just talking about life, family. Going over to help get her to Bible study and church service. Her love of music and concern of politics on this country and praying for her family and friends and the country. Her love of sweet Jenni. Her smile. Her rolling around in her big scooter, running into things. Concern for my family and praying for them. Praying together. Her interesting sandwiches she would make. Turning the air conditioning on in winter and beat in summer. Ha. Those little things and laughs. We could laugh about. Then when she moved out of Tregaron and when I moved back home to Minnesota we still had our phone conversation and laughs. May you rest in peace with your savior and husband. I'm so grateful for our friendship and all the laughs and times together. Thank you my friend from day one when moving to Nebraska welcoming me and David. Love you forever and always Lee. One true friend.

David Desrosiers

November 6, 2019

Denise, Bill and the rest of your family I'm sorry for your loss. Lee was such a sweet soul as I called her my Nebraska Grandma. I'll Cherish the memories and good laughs we had. Her love for her family. Enjoyed going over every night and bringing her dinner and have good chats. Asking how my kids are. Hearing her talk on today politics. Having her fox news on or CBN and then of course her husker's on. Her reading the Bible faithfully. Going to help her get to church service at Tregaron. Her love for good desserts. I know my mom was grateful for her friendship. Watching The voice together. My nieces and nephews loved her and her playing piano for them and Jenni. She had a fun laugh and was special to us and will always remember her and Lou. Who she is reunited with and her savior. Many life teachings she shared with me. And praying for me when I'd go home Minnesota I could feel. I am grateful for her life and friendship. Now at peace and home. Will be in my prayers 🙏 for you all. I wish we could make it down. Thankful for the memories. Bless sweet Lee and all of you. We love you Lee.

Thomas Gilman

November 5, 2019

Really sorry to hear about Ottilee’s pasting. We send our Sympathy and Condolences to your family. Wish we could be there on Friday . With love and prayers. Thomas Gilman and family.

Robin Brown

November 4, 2019

So sorry I haven't seen your mom for a while. My hearts aches. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. She was a beautiful friend. I love you lee..❤