Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Randy Howard Reeder, 58, Lincoln, passed away June 11, 2017. Born June 20, 1958 in Grand Island, NE to Eldon Arthur and Delores Patricia (Otto) Reeder. Owner of Reeder’s Sales & Service in Doniphan, NE. Randy previously had worked for Gessford Machine Shop and Friend’s Auto Supply in Hastings, Brown’s Motorworks in Grand Island, VC Howard in Pleasanton, Mid-Continent Race Track in Doniphan, and drove truck hauling cattle for several different owners. Randy built race car motors and raced with Rick and Rod Resh, Phil Kempf, Terry Moffett, Bobby Gregg and the Fegter family. He married Corrine Frentz in Hastings on September 3, 1977; divorced and remarried on February 4, 1995 at Dresbach’s in Grand Island. They had met at the Lexington Race Track where Cori was helping some friends in the pits. Randy was an EMT for Kearney and Pleasanton Volunteer Fire Dept. He served as Emergency Manager for Doniphan. He attended Central Community College in Grand Island and received his certificate in auto cad design. He enjoyed attending his son’s baseball and basketball games, his grandsons sporting events, racing, fishing, NASCAR, a Dale Earnhardt, Sr. fan, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Duane (Robin) R. May was born December 15, 1948 in Lincoln, Ne to D.C. May and Letha (Hageman) May.
Robin was a dedicated member of Sons of American Legion and a faithful member to Trinity Lutheran Church in Walton, NE.
Lois M. Harris, 77, of Lincoln, passed away May 28, 2017 in Lincoln. She was born August 27, 1939 in Rulo, NE to Wilton and Edna (Yoesel) Walker.
Mary Jane Greear Humphrey died on May 17, 2017. She was born July 22, 1941 to David and Ethelmae Hancock Greear in Glenwood Springs, CO. She grew up in Colorado and Utah, graduating from Utah State University in 1964. She later earned a Master of Community and Regional Planning degree and an MA from the University of Nebraska. She married the love of her life, Donald Humphrey, in 1961.
Very active in church and civic affairs, Mary Jane served as junior and senior warden of St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church; carried portfolios in both the local and state League of Women Voters; served on the local and state ARC boards; served two terms on the one-book-one-Lincoln selection committee; fulfilled one term on Lincoln’s Board of Zoning Appeals; was appointed to the first Lincoln-Lancaster Commission on the Status of Women; and served as a Lincoln Literacy board member and officer.
Her professional career involved a ten year tenure as a director at Region V services, then she segued into a late-life, inevitable career as a writing teacher, both at UNL and Southeast Community College.
Mabel C. Stamler, 95, of Lincoln Ne, passed away after an extended illness on May 10, 2017. She was born on March 16, 1922 in Pennsylvania. At four, her parents, Walter and Essie (Struble) Connelly moved to a farm in Ohio; she had four siblings, all have passed. After serving as a navy WAVE in WWII and receiving a degree in dietetics from Ohio State, she took an internship at Stanford. She married Lorraine Stamler in 1953, also Navy. Her three children, Richard born in San Diego, Wendy in Vallejo and Cynthia (Brian) in Rhode Island are all surviving. After moving to Lincoln in 1957, she worked as a head dietitian and instructor of dietetics at Bryan hospital for 25 years. She was respected and loved by all who knew her. Fuller brush was her retirement part-time job, along with maintaining beautiful flower gardens, sewing hobbies and helping with the Veterans Memorial Gardens.
She is survived by four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She will be missed deeply.
Betty A. Cunningham, 89, of Lincoln, died 5/2/17. She was born 11/10/27 in York, NE to John and Mary (Price) Cunningham, youngest of 11 children. She retired from the University of Nebraska.
Jeffrey “Jeff” Dunn, 57, of Lincoln, passed away April 24, 2017 in Lincoln. He was born December 18, 1959 in Lincoln, NE to Orby and Lucille (Dodd) Dunn.
Jeff liked mowing, gardening, working with and collecting cars. He enjoyed helping people and mowing his neighbor’s lawns. He was a custodian for Lincoln Public Schools and the Salvation Army.
Jean D. Stutzman, 90, of Seward, passed away April 24, 2017.
John Paul "JJ" Jackson passed away on April 14, 2017
Corwin “Cory” DeMott, 62, of Lincoln, passed away March 29, 2017, in Lincoln. He was born December 30, 1954 in Gering, NE to Clayton and Shirley (Carroll) DeMott.
Cory is survived by daughter, Jenni (and husband Travis) Shefferd and son, Derek DeMott, all of Lincoln. He was loved by his family and many friends.
Preceded in death by parents and brother, Jeff.
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