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Ardis Gilliland

March 20, 1924 — April 1, 2020


Ardis Gilliland, 96, of Curtis, Nebraska, went to her heavenly home on April 1, 2020 at Senior Living Choices in Curtis, NE.

Ardis was born at Curtis, NE on March 20, 1924, she was the daughter of Carl and Mable Nutt and the eldest of their seven children.  She attended a country grade school and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture. She taught school before marrying Howard Gilliland on November 7, 1942. To this union five children were born, Ronald, Connie, Rodney, Charlene, and Darla. Ardis was known for her hard work. She could operate any piece of equipment they had on the farm while herding "the five". When she moved to Curtis she loved her work at Green Thumb and Sunset Haven Nursing Home. She always felt they blessed her.

Survivors include her children: Ronald of Curtis, Connie (Andy) Bowman of Kearney, Rodney (Darlene) of Smithfield, Charlene (Lee) Malm of Pine Bluffs, WY and Darla (Dave) Ruppert of McCook.  Her sister Doris (Rich) Wood of Littleton, CO; along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren will always remember "grandmommy's" cooking.  Her second family became all those at Senior Living Choices.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Fern, Retha, and Wilma; two brothers Allen and Orville; one grandson Shane and step-granddaughter Jess.

The family wants to express our deepest thanks for all the staff at Senior Living Choices for their loving care for our mother.

Memorials may be made to Senior Living Choices or the Curtis Community Center.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska; Friday, April 3, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  You are welcome to come to the funeral home to pay your respects to Ardis, but please be mindful of the current request for limited social contact and groups of less than 10 people.

Due to the current social and health concerns, we ask that if you are wanting to just drop off a card that you mail it directly to the family.  If you just wish to sign the book and not view Ardis,  you may do so on our website as there will not be a physical book.

Private family services will be held at Curtis Cemetery

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ardis Gilliland, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, April 3, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel

, Curtis, NE 69025

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