Barbara A. (Killham) Schiffermiller, 90

Barb A. (Killham) Schiffermiller was born in Sidney, NE on April 21, 1927 and died in Omaha, NE on June 18, 2017. She was the second of four children born to Arthur “Ike” Elsworth Killham and Barbara Augusta Alice (Pieron) Killham. Barb spent her childhood on a farm near Dix, NE. She attended a one-room school, where she often claimed to have been the fastest girl runner her age; however, as we reminded her, she was the only girl in her class. Barb’s mother died at a young age, and the four children were lovingly raised by her father and Lucile (Cile) Gressot. While attending Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney, NE, Barb met Floyd Harvey Shiffermiller. She and Shiff were married on December 22, 1946 and a few years later settled in Ainsworth, NE where they raised five children: Bill, Don, Cathy, David and Roger. In 1998, they moved to Omaha to be closer to their children and grand-children. When Shiff died in 2006, they had been married for 59 years. Barb provided a warm and loving home for her family. She was an accomplished seamstress, loved to knit and crochet, played excellent bridge and worked the crossword puzzle every day. Her best-loved pastime was caring for her many grandchildren. Barb was active in the Ainsworth community as a member of the First United Methodist Church and a member and past president of P.E.O Chapter BM. Barb was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Elsworth Killham. She is survived by her children, William (Laura) Shiffermiller, Donald (Katie) Shiffermiller, Catherine (Rod) Johnson, David (Joy) Shiffermiller and Roger (Barb) Shiffermiller; grandchildren, Jason (Abby), Matthew, Alexander (Courtney), Anne, Cassi, Chelsy (Kevin), Caylen (Katie), Michael (Patryce Bak), Jessica, Andrea, Erica, Nicholas, Steven, Scott (Jessica), Adam (Kassie), Erin and Brian; great-grandchildren, Arthur, Tristan, Landon, Corinn, Leah, Christopher, Lezlie, Joshua, Shane, Kaela, J.J. and Rex; and sisters, Patricia (Larry) Sterling of Kimball, NE and Janet (Robert) Andrew of Portland, OR. A memorial service will be held for Barb on Saturday, August 5th in Omaha. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ainsworth Library Foundation, P.O. Box 207, Ainsworth, NE 69210, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements were made by Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler in Omaha.

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