Dr Nyla J. Imler, age 70, of Amity, died October 31, 2022, at 10:13 a.m. after an extended illness at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehab Center in Arkadelphia. The courage she demonstrated facing the day-to-day challenges of advanced Multiple Sclerosis was an inspiration to many.
Born January 26, 1952 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Willis and Helen (VanTuyl) Stigge. She married Richard Juhl at Prairie Grove, Iowa, in 1975 who preceded her in death in 1991. In 1995, she married Toby Imler at Bemidji, Minn.
Nyla graduated from Oak Park Academy in 1970, Union College, Lincoln, Neb., in 1973 as an RN, Loma Linda University in 1976 as a Nurse Practitioner, and from University of Texas Austin with a PhD in 1983.
She spent her most of her career as a professor in nursing education. She held positions at Loma Linda University in California, University of North Dakota, University of Minnesota, and Ouachita Hills College in Amity. Her passion for nursing and education endeared her to many students who have remained longtime friends. She was a lifetime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and a member at the Amity church. Her love for Jesus was profound and there is nothing she would not do or give for His service.
Survivors are her husband of 27 years, Toby Imler; siblings, Doris Semadeni, Merwin (Joyce) Stigge, Janene (Michael) McGuire; children, Korine (Nick) Jensen of Longmont, Colo., Toby Jr (Tanya) Imler of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Kristal (Daniel) Ikpeama of Lincoln, Neb.; grandchildren, Heather Jensen, Eilef Imler, Andrew Jensen, and Henrik Imler; and multiple nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Richard Juhl; daughter, Heather Juhl; sisters, Lois Walker and Marla Morgan; and brothers-in-law, Gordon Walker and John Semadeni.
The memorial funeral service for Nyla was held Wednesday at the Amity Seventh-day Adventist Church, with Pastor Robert Neall officiating. Graveside service was held at the Sweet Home Cemetery.
Please send any memorial gifts to the Union College Nursing Program Missions in Lincoln, Neb.