March 1, 1920 – October 23, 2019
Born in Palmyra, NE
Resided in Bennet, NE

Lovina Falsom Genuchi

Lovina Falsom Genuchi, 99, passed away October 23, 2019. Born March 1, 1920 in Palmyra, NE to John Sr. and Falsom (Dwinell) Dowding. She grew up in a loving family but there were tough times during the 1930’s with the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Lovina told of helping her Mom with placing wet sheets around the windows and doors to help keep the dust out. It helped some but the dust still settled in the house. Dusting 2-3 times a day didn’t help against the Dust Bowl.

Lovina graduated Peru State College in 1938 and received her Bachelor of Science from UNL in August, 1964. Lovina taught at Cracker Box School from 1938 to 1940. She married Myron Vedder on Dec. 21, 1940. They had four children, Roger, Jerry, Judy and Pat. She married Howard Genuchi on October 25, 1968. They enjoyed traveling until Howard’s death in 1975. She taught 5th grade at Bennet and Palmyra Elementary Schools. She retired in 1985.

One of the families favorite pastimes was playing pitch. This has continued to be a family favorite with lots of spirited games! For many years Monday nights were set aside for wrestling. Lula and Toad would come to the Vedder home and play pitch and after the news, All Star Wrestling would come on. This was a family tradition that continued until the show was no longer shown. Lovina was a loving mother and grandma, the matriarch that taught us the true meaning of what family stands for. We were blessed to have her for 99 years and she will be in our hearts forever.

Survived by Roger (Faye) Vedder, Jerry (Louise) Vedder, Judy (David) Headley, Pat (Merle) Derry; grandchildren Bonnie (Tom) Fram, Cindy Blessing, Myron Vedder, Dell Vedder, Nikki Vedder, Mike (Lisa) Vedder, Andrea (Jeff) Simons, Kim (Zach) Krzycki, Jessica (Jeff) Orlouski; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and 4 great-great-great grandchildren; brother Verne (Winnie) Dowding; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, husbands, brothers/spouses Joe (Irene), John (Lola), Gerald (Eva), Clyde, sisters/spouses Lulu (Theodore) Knox, Pearl (Clarence) Monahan.

Funeral Service: 10:30 am Monday (10-28-19) Bennet Community Church, 350 Monroe Street with Rev. Darin S. Corder officiating. Burial in Bennet Cemetery.

Memorials to Bennet Community Church or Bennet Area Historical Society.

Visitation with family present on Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive.

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