Sheila E. Elder, 72, of Cowden passed away at 4:48 a.m. Saturday (May 31, 2014) in Bryan Medical Center West, Lincoln, NE.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in Christ Tabernacle Church, Herrick with Pastor Tom Suey officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Church. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Christ Tabernacle Church, Herrick. Arrangements are by Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden.

She was born April 3, 1942 in Davenport, NE the daughter of Frank and Margarite (Thieman) Johnson. She married Clark R. Elder, July 3, 1980 in Beecher City.

She was a member of the Christ Tabernacle Church, Herrick. She was an avid bowler and she loved bird watching and working for the church, especially bible studies and was a prayer warrior.

Surviving are her husband, Clark; son, David Nees (Goldie) of Herrick; granddaughters, Shantell Morgason (Bill) of Herrick and Sasha Price (Chris) of Vandalia; great-grandchildren, Tyson, Shelby, Becca, Abbie, Trayton and Natally.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, James and Michael Nees, one brother and one sister