Obituaries — 5/22/15

Published 10:22 am Friday, May 22, 2015

Peter Underwood

Peter J. Underwood, 31, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday morning, May 16, 2015, near Atlantic, Iowa. Born in Eltham, England on Nov. 24, 1983, to Robert Underwood and Margot Bowen.

Prior to coming to Nebraska as the Assistant Soccer Coach at UNL, Peter spent two years as an assistant coach at Montana and three years as a graduate assistant coach for Marshall’s men’s and women’s soccer teams. He earned a Bachelor’s of Sports Psychology degree from Concord University in 2006 and a Master’s degree in Athletic Administration from Marshall in 2006. He is a native of London, England, and then moved to the United States, playing one season of varsity soccer at Concord, before the program was dropped. He then embarked on his coaching career, serving as a student assistant coach for the women’s program. Underwood earned a Union European Football Association (UEFA) coaching ‘A’ license.

He is survived by his wife Austin; their two young children, daughter, Lyla, and son, Jude; parents, Robert Underwood and Margot Bowen; sister, Renata (Tony) Padilla; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Sissy Clyse; brothers-in-law, Tyler (Savannah) Clyse and Crosby Clyse; sister-in-law, Sunni Clyse; nieces and nephews, Jess and Bella Padilla and Finley and Briar Clyse; his beloved dog, Lady Bigglesworth; and many more friends and loved ones.

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Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church, 611 Center Street, Ironton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Peter Underwood Memorial Fund at any U.S. Bank location.

Services entrusted to Roper and Sons Funeral Home, 4300 ‘O’ Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Condolences online at



William Biars

William Biars, 69 of Ironton, formerly of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Jo Lin Health Center in Ironton. Arrangements are pending at Brown Funeral Chapel in Ironton.



Betsi Taylor

Betsi Taylor, 67, of South Point, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at home. There will be private family services. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory in Proctorville is in charge of arrangements.