Deborah A. Hackler


Deborah A. Hackler, 63 of Beatrice died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Beatrice Community Hospital.  She was born April 3, 1954 at Stow, Norfolk County, England and along with her parents returned to Beatrice in 1955.  She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1972 and worked at the Umphenour’s Super Market until its closing.  She married James Hackler on April 17, 1983 at Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice.   She was a stay-at-home mom, raising her two daughters. 

 She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and UMW.  She volunteered at the Beatrice Community Hospital Gift Shop and delivered Meals on Wheels.  She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking and traveling.


            Survivors include two daughters, Jessica Lyons and husband Dennis and Maggie Hackler all of Beatrice; four grandchildren, Mason, Chase and Kaylee Lyons and DeLaina Weinman; her mother, Laura Umphenour of Beatrice; one sister, Terri Johnson and husband Tim of Hershey; numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Umphenour; her husband James, who died August 25, 2012


            Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Centenary United Methodist Church of Beatrice with Rev. Mark Schutt officiating.   A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Lisa Milke in charge.  There will be no viewing.  The body has been cremated.  Private family burial will be held at Evergreen Home Cemetery of Beatrice.  A guestbook for signatures will be available on Thursday from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. and then at the church one hour preceding the services on Friday.  A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at  Fox Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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Wanda Rains

Laura and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep you all my prayers

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 10:16pm
Matt Herrick

Hackler family, sorry for your loss, Deb sounded like a very loving, kind, compassionate and generous woman. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. May God Bless you all.

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 9:20am
Charlet Nichols

I feel for all of you. Prayers to everyone.

 Posted May 9, 2017 - 8:37am
,aDenise Wasserman-Hoffman

Dear Terri and Mrs. Umphenour and families.

I am sorry to hear about Deb's passing. Oh, the memories I have of the times we shared. No one can take the love and memories of our loved ones.

 Posted May 8, 2017 - 9:35pm
Terri Johnson

Thank you Denise

 Posted May 10, 2017 - 12:03am
John and Rene' Tiedt - Lee's Summit, Mo

Jess and Maggie,

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you work through this week and the days to come.

 Posted May 8, 2017 - 8:45pm

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