Jan. 2, 1927-Feb. 19, 2019
Norma Darlene (McNichols) Oglevie, 92, peacefully passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Buddy Rodgers of Lincoln.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior, with the Rev. Jeff Kimberly officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, with family members available from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Superior, with a lunch to follow at the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall. Memorials are suggested in care of the family.
Darlene was born in Guide Rock on Jan. 2, 1927, to Glenn and Hazel (Howe) McNichols. Darlene married Gene Oglevie, her high school sweetheart, soon after graduating from Guide Rock High School on June 5, 1945. They initially lived and raised their two children in Superior, then in Tescott Kansas, and settled in Columbus for approximately the next 12 years.
It was in Columbus that this couple came to faith in Jesus Christ, and both served faithfully at Highland Park Evangelical Free Church, making many lifelong friends in the community. With her husband Gene's promotion within the Champlin Oil Corporation, the couple moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Darlene entered the workplace full time for approximately 10 years, with Southwestern Bell. They were active there in Nazarene Churches, where again, they developed lifelong friendships. In the early 1980's, the couple took advantage of an opportunity to transfer to Superior with Champlin.
The couple enjoyed settling back into the Superior community, renewing many relationships built from their youth, and also making many new friends. Darlene was active in the Superior community, helping with the Nazarene Women's Ministries, Hospital Auxiliary, Retired Teachers Club, Nifty Thrifty Shop, Head Start Program, Christian Women's Club, and Bird Club.
As the years progressed, Darlene downsized to an apartment in Superior, under the watchful care of nephew and niece Dave and Karen Frey. In 2013, she moved to live with her daughter Charlotte and son-in-law Buddy in Lincoln. Her generally chipper spirit and quick witticisms endeared her to many of Charlotte's neighbors and to the loving staff provided by Home Instead and Hospice Community Care. Most people who came to know Darlene considered her to be their friend.
Darlene is survived by her daughter, Charlotte (Buddy) Rodgers of Lincoln, son, Mike (Carol) Oglevie of Columbus, brother, Steve (Carol-deceased) McNichols of Golden Colorado, grandchildren, Beth (Oglevie) Mueller of Kansas City, Matthew Oglevie of Menlo Park California, Cory (Brandy) Miller of Omaha, Julie (Eric) Bengston of Arvada Colorado, great-grandchildren Danielle Mueller of Columbus, Madeline Mueller of Kansas City, Missouri, great-great grandchildren Logan Mueller and Lily Mueller of Columbus, Brady Bengtson of Arvada Colorado, Willa Miller and Julia Miller of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Hazel (Howe) McNichols; husbands, Gene Oglevie and Harvey Wallis; sister, Betty (Dana-deceased) Fenimore of Golden, Colorado, sister, Joann (Gene-deceased) Brehm of Golden, sister, Doris (Raymond-deceased) Ross of Golden, sister, Glenna (Vernon-deceased) Kitten of Lincoln, brother, Ron (Marlos, Barbara) McNichols of La Junta Colorado.
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978 or in care of www.pricefuneralhomes.com.