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Beth (Kruse) Cecil

July 1, 1936 - September 11, 2018

Beth (Kruse) Cecil, 82, of Lincoln, passed away on September 11, 2018. Born July 1, 1936, to Ernest and Dorothy (Seltz) Kruse in Omaha. Beth was raised in Fort Calhoun, and graduated from Fort Calhoun High School. She went to Dana College in Blair where she obtained a two-year secretarial degree. While single and in the early years of marriage, Beth worked as a secretary in Omaha; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Sacramento, California. She was a member of P.E.O., First Plymouth Church, and enjoyed traveling and playing bridge.

Survivors include her loving husband of almost 59 years, Ed Cecil; children, Greg (Darice) Cecil, Kristin Cecil & Brian Robinson; grandchildren, Alia, Jonah, Ian, Zach, and Zoe; brother, Gordon (Edith) Kruse. Preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of life service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, September 20, at Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Dr. The family requests casual attire. Cremation, no visitation. Memorial contributions may be directed towards Parkinson's Foundation, or First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St., Lincoln.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone at Tabitha Cove House and Tabitha Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion provided to Beth. Condolences online at

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