Arlys Neville

Arlys Neville, age 76 of Philip, South Dakota, formerly of Milesville, died September 22, 2009, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Arlys Lee Hansen was born May 22, 1933, the daughter of Wallace "Bud" and Helga (Ellefson) Hansen. She was raised by Bud and Marie Hansen on the Hansen ranch.

Arlys was united in marriage to Robert S. Neville on October 15, 1950, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, and to this union five children were born. Arlys and Bob worked for various ranchers around the Philip area. In 1963 they purchased the Ed and Opal Bodkin place west of Billsburg, where they resided until moving into Philip in 2008.

Arlys was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Milesville.

Grateful for having shared her life include her husband of nearly 59 years, Bob Neville; three sons Kenny Neville and his wife Nancy of Philip, Bobby Gene Neville and his wife Tootie of Rapid City, and Randy Neville and his wife Bessie of El Paso, Texas; one daughter Marlys "Molly" Kukal and her husband Marty of Garrison, Montana; thirteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; her mother Marie Hansen of Philip; three brothers Jack Hansen and his wife Donna of Philip, Darryl Hansen and his wife Kay of Stockton, California, and Bob Hansen and his wife LaVonne of Howes; three sisters Paula Poss and her husband Bill of Riverside, California, Charlene Reed and her husband Sonny of Pierre, and Shirley Raue of Pierre; one sister-in-law Sandy Hansen of Winner; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arlys was preceded in death by a daughter Marilyn Neville on July 24, 1992; her parents; and two brothers Richard "Zip" Hansen and Gene Hansen.

Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 25, at the Rush Funeral Home in Philip, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 26, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Ray Greenseth officiating.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at the Milesville Cemetery.

A memorial is established.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com


Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Philip, South Dakota


Pastor Ray Greenseth


Rick and Marlis Doud

"Old Rugged Cross"

"Amazing Grace"

"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"


Mark Hanrahan - Glenn Parsons


Clint Neville - Chad Hanrahan

Kaden Neville - Marty Hansen

Jesse Hansen - D.J. Neville


Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 1:00 p.m.

Milesville Cemetery

Milesville, South Dakota