Miscellaneous Douglas County, Nebraska Obituaries
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Obituaries for Wednesday, October 13, 1999
ANDERSON - Mary H., age 82 yrs., Omaha. Preceded in death by husband, Charles Anderson; grandson, William Brodd; great-grandson, Hunter James Brodd; brother, Willis G. Harkness. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Gerald "Jerry" A. Morris; son and daughter-in-law, William G. and Carol Anderson; grandchildren, Melanie, Stacie, David, Joel and Charles; 4 greatgrandchildren; sister-in-law,
Geraldine Harkness; brother-in-law, Robert M. Knapp, Sr.; host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
ARNEY - Mary "Pat" (Heinrichs), age 69 yrs., Wahoo, died 10-11-99. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law Deborah Jo Heinrichs, Lincoln, Cynthia Kay and Charlie Bohaty, Wahoo, Karen Sue and Terry Svoboda, Lincoln, Janet Lea and Bill Rhynalds, Prague, NE; 8 grandchildren; brother Ed Shotkowski, Columbus, NE.
BILLS - Lawrence E., 68 yrs., Omaha. Survived by wife, Evelyn R.; sons, Steven A. and Randall S., all of Omaha; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Eileen Bills, Valley, NE, Richard and Vernetta Bills, Roy and Pat Bills, all of Columbus, NE; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews.
BYRNE - Eugene A., Jr., 75. Survived by wife, Evelyn; 2 sons, Michael and Carol, Mark and Denise, both Omaha; 2 brothers, Daniel Byrne, St. Paul, MN, Barry Byrne, Hong Kong; sister Natalie Carey, Anchorage, AK; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter. Memorials to Holy Cross Educational Fund.
CRAIG - Wesley C., 74 yrs., Omaha. Retired from Rite Style Optical. Survived by wife, Kathryn, Omaha; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jennie Ferguson; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Gordon Lantz, all of PA; son and daughter-in-law, Turner and Gay Maynor, Chatsworth, CA; 10 grandchildren.
CRITCHFIELD - Robert H., Sr., age 86 yrs., Omaha, died Oct. 6, 1999. Survived by 2 sons, M.L. Critchfield, Reedsport, OR and Robert H., Jr. and wife, Joan, Dallas, TX; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Jane O'Brien and Betty Brame, of TX; June Battle, of NC; brother, Al Shepard, of CA. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of American Legion Post #1. Most of his adult life he was a Truck Driver and worked for several trucking companies: Nebraska Motors, Carbolic Ice and Amerigas Corp.
DRIGGS - Terry L., 50 yrs., LaVista. City of LaVista employee. Preceded in death by father, Lawrence Driggs. Survived by wife, Edie; son and daughterin-law, Scott and Mandy Driggs; sons, Barry and Nick Driggs; mother, Margie Driggs; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Mary, Rockford, IL; brother, Lynn, Omaha; sister, Cheryl Brezenski, Omaha; 4 nephews; 2 nieces; many friends.
ELIAS - Irene, age 79 yrs., Omaha. Preceded in death by husband, Jack Elias; 3 brothers, LaFayette Davis, Houston Davis, Malette Davis. Survived by son, John J. Elias, Omaha; granddaughter, Felicia I. Tschupp, Council Bluffs; sisters, Lois Abbalene Milton, Houston, TX, Willodean Tritico, Tuscaloosa, AL; nieces, Sandra and husband, Bob Martin, Brooklet, GA, Rachel Long, Tuscaloosa, AL; sister-in-law, Mary Clayton, Omaha; brother-in-law, Tony Vencil, Omaha; cousin, Robert and wife, Martha Elias, Omaha.
HOLMES - Earnest L., age 54 yrs. Survived by wife, Wanda L. Holmes, Omaha; daughter, Evandlyn HolmesCalahan; 3 brothers, Robert, Dewey, and Willie Holmes; 8 sisters, Charlene Johnson, Annie Abrams, Barbara Donaldson, all Chicago, IL, Nina Edwards, Alma Ramson, both of Skokie, IL, Vernell Glasper, Alice Crutcher, Wynne, AR, Floretta White, Daytona Beach, FL; 4 grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives.
KOLEY - Marie, age 81 yrs, Omaha. Survived by husband, Robert, Sr., Omaha; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Thomas Walz, Sr., Omaha, Judy and Michael Gittings, Cincinnati, OH, Jerilyn and Pat Lampert, Omaha, Jacqueline and Randy Williams, Tucson, AZ; daughter, Christine Koley, Omaha; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Nancy, William and Marie, all of Omaha; 30 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren.
MEYERS - Jeffrey W., age 51 yrs. Preceded by parents, H. Fremont and Helen Meyers. Survived by wife, Jean; daughter, Erin and son, John, all of Omaha.
NOVAK - Catherine E. (Szczepaniak), age 72 yrs., Oct. 10, 1999, Omaha. Preceded in death by sisters, Agnes Greguras, Veronica Fuhrman; brothers, Albert, John and Frank Szczepaniak. Survived by husband, Michael J. Sr.; sons and daughters-inlaw, Robert and Linda Holzapfel, Sebastopol, CA, Dr. Frank and Kathleen Holzapfel, Joseph and Patricia Holzapfel, all of Omaha, Michael J. Jr. and Michelle Novak, Chicago IL; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Tim Trabold, Omaha; 12 grandchildren; brother and sister-inlaw, George and Ann Szczepaniak, ChuIa Vista CA; sisters and brothersin-law, Helen and Floyd Cieslik, Mary and Jim Borowiak, all of Omaha.
PAYNE - Karen M., age 43 yrs., Bellevue, NE. Survived by 3 daughters, Jamie, Brandy and Lindsay Payne; and their father, Dave Payne; 1 grandson, Anthony Drefs, all of Bellevue; mother, Mona Dillon, Plattsmouth; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Bev Dillon, Kirkland, WA, Kevin and Margia Dillon, Omaha, Shawn Dillon, Plattsmouth; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Tom Jensen, Omaha, Linda and Jim McDonnel, Seattle, WA, Debbie and Roger Karl, Rothschild, WI, Sue and Ed Betzer, Ralston.
PEARCE - Russell F., 83 yrs., Papillion. Survived by wife, Lucille; daughter and son-inlaw, Carol and Gregory Hainline, Papillion; grandchildren, Gregory, Kenneth and Heather.
PHILLIPS - Ralph, Sr., age 72 yrs., Omaha. Survived by wife, Theresa Phillips, Omaha; son, Ralph and Kimberly Phillips, Jr., Omaha; daughters, Lynette Gaytan and Terri Lee Gaytan, both of Omaha; grandsons, Mathew David Gaytan, Noah Gaytan and Nicholas Ryan Phillips, all of Omaha; sister, Myrle Blair, Huntington, IN; aunt, Lena Phillips, Omaha; many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, Clifford and Charles.
PROULX - Kevin, age 20 yrs. Prececed in death by father, John Proulx. Survived by mother, Jean M. Proulx.
STEWART - Kathryn T. "Kay" (Dicks), age 81 yrs., Council Bluffs, 10-12-99. Retired Secretary UPRR. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kathie L. and Steve Hall, Council Bluffs; grandsons, Greg E. Davis and Scott W. Davis, both Council Bluffs.
WARD - James S. (Jim), age 81 yrs., Omaha. Passed away Oct. 11, 1999. World War II Veteran of U.S. Navy. President/CEO of Continental Bridge Co., retired in 1980. Previously employed by Peter Kiewit & Sons. Preceded by parents; 2 sisters; 5 brothers. Survived by wife, Floretta M. Ward; 3 step-children; several nieces and nephews.