Alma Isabel Sheffer Romine, age 83, longtime resident of Palisade, NE passed away April 17, 2020 at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, IA.
Alma was born in Hamburg, NY to Frances (Elmer) and Ruth (Thexton) Sheffer on July 28, 1936. She was one of four children.
Alma graduated from Orchard Park High School in 1954. She attended college at Buffalo State Teaching College for 1 year.
Alma met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Romine while he was stationed in Fort Niagara, NY. Bob would come home with her brother Gordon on weekends. The couple wed in South Park, NY on November 12, 1955. Alma moved with Bob to his hometown of Palisade, NE and made their home on the family farm. They were blessed with two children, Cindy and Randy. Alma and Bob moved to Onawa, IA in December of 2016.
Alma was a District Officer of Jr. Women’s Club, a member of Women’s Club, Home Study Club, Friendly Neighbor’s Club and the United Methodist Women. Alma was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, painting, crafts, sewing, quilting, and crocheting. She was especially proud of her flower garden and enjoyed having a big garden of produce every year. She was best known for her baking and making pies for various events. Alma loved to cook and always made sure she had meals and baked goods for all the men working with Bob on the farm. She would have fresh flowers at the Palisade Methodist Church every Sunday during the summer. She loved travelling with Bob to various REA events through their years in Palisade. They really enjoyed their trips to Waldon and Estes Park, CO to see the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Alma had many friends that she kept in touch with through the years in NY, NE, and IA.
She was a city girl turned farm wife. She could work as hard as the men on the farm. Alma also enjoyed watching sports with Bob and was an avid Husker fan, closely following the football and volleyball teams through the years.
Alma is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Dave) King of Onawa, IA; sons, Randy (Dawn) Romine of Elmwood, NE and Arlie Holmes of Columbus, NE; brother, Gordon (Kathy) Sheffer of Orchard Park, NY; seven grandchildren, Rachel (Dean) Orvis, Josh (Naomy) King, Hannah King, Brandon Cudaback, Elise Romine, Hope (Kylor) Gilmore, and Dallas Romine; three great grandchildren, Bo Orvis, Reagan Orvis, and Riley Orvis; a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Alma was preceded in death by her husband Bob; her parents; brother, Ronald Sheffer, sister, Margaret Sheffer Holmes; and granddaughter, Naomi King.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Children’s Home, 4939 S 118th St, Omaha, NE, 68137 or the Palisade United Methodist Church, 103 North Powell, Palisade, NE, 69040. Cards of condolence can be sent to the family in care of Cindy King, 1421 11th St., Onawa, IA 51040.
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Nebraska Children's Home
4939 South 118th st, Omaha NE 68137
Palisade Methodist Church
103 North Powell, Palisade NE 69040