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Smith, Rita I., age 88

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Date of Birth: 02/10/1927

Date of Death: 10/01/2015

Services: Memorial Mass Wednesday (10-7-15) 1:00 PM at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Tuesday (10-6-15) 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment:Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

Preceded in death by husband, Jack P. Smith.
Survived by children, Cathy (Dick) Lindmier, Mike (Kelly) Smith, Colleen (Bob) Finochiaro, Terry Smith; grandchildren, Chad, Rich (Wendy), Matt, Kevin (Liz), Mike, Cody, Sonny (Steve), Gabe (Jess), Maddie (Jason), Ashley (Steve), Bob (Libby), Mark, Bryan (Dani); 14 great grandchildren; sisters Irma Sundquist, Arlene Weinzierl; numerous nieces and nephews.

Edward Gehringer, Sr. Age 88

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Date of Birth: January 12, 1927

Date of Death: October 1, 2015

Services: Memorial Service Monday, 11:00am at St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

Visitation: Memorial Visitation with the family Sunday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the 72nd Street Chapel.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Susie and Will Gehringer; brothers Bill and Jack Gehringer and sister, Elizabeth Kraus.
Survied by his wife, Patricia Gehringer; children, Robert (Natalie) Gehringer, Jane Gehringer and Nanci (Paul) Sammut; grandchildren, Lea Gehringer, Dane (Lauren) Gehringer, Alexi (Reed) Weber, Lain Sammut, Sara Gehringer and Laura Gehringer; great grandchildren Ben and Greta Gehringer and Sloane and Vincent Weber. 

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be directed to the Pat & Ed Gehringer Student Family Opportunity Endowed Fund of the Papillion-LaVista Schools Foundation (to provide assistance to students and single parent families in need), 242 West Grant Street, Papillion, NE 68046 or Omaha Habitat for Humanity.

Carpenter, Marie, age 66

Date of Birth: 11/13/1948

Date of Death: 09/29/2015

Services: Memorial Service Saturday (10-3-15) 1:00 PM at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.


Preceded in death by parents, Lyle and Fern Snider; husband, Quint Carpenter; son, Nick Hughes; brother, Lyle Snider.
Survived by daughter, Cindy Smith; son, William Hughes; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Barb and Monica; brothers, Larry, Jack, Raymond and Richard.

Abraham, Barbara J., Age 68 years

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Date of Birth: January 13, 1947

Date of Death: September 27, 2015

Services: Thursday, 10am at Trinity Cathedral, 113 North 18th Street Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: The family will receive friends on Wednesday 6-8pm at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72 Street Omaha, Nebraska 68114.

 Memorials: Suggested to the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.

Survived by her husband, Hap Abraham; daughters, Christine (Clint) Williams, Jennifer (Brian) Kobs, Leah (Paul) Eiting; grandchildren, Trey and Lance Williams, Sydney and Max Kobs, Charlie and Lauren Eiting; mother, Harriet Major; siblings, John, Jamie and Jimmy Major, Nancy Jaeck, Susan Chastain; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, John A. Major; mother Blanche Major and sister Laurie Riggs. 

Menck, Dorothy E. "Betty" Age 90 Years

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Date of Birth: 01-01-1925

Date of Death: 09-28-2015

Services: Thursday 11:00 A.M. at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries, 72nd Street Chapel, 1010 North 72 Street Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment: Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. 

Visitation: The family will receive friends begining on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at the 72nd Street Chapel.

Memorials: Suggested to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo Foundation, in her name.

Betty earned the title of New Year’s Baby, being the first child born in Omaha in 1925, to Philip (Jack) and Sadie Gleason. She graduated from Central High School and the Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her registered nursing degree in 1947, through Cadet Nurse Corp, a program which trained nurses for service in World War II. Betty’s photograph is featured in a book that describes this program, Learning to Care, tending to an injured serviceman. Betty and her husband owned Menck and McGovern Glass, where Betty worked part-time promoting their services. She was also an enthusiastic docent at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha. When their children were growing up, they lived in several homes, the majority of the time on Leavenworth Street, near the University of Nebraska at Omaha. They also had a cabin in Woodcliff, near Fremont, Nebraska, where the Menck’s experienced the great outdoors. Betty enjoyed life to the fullest, and along with Jerry, was in a dancing club with friends. Betty welcomed many relatives and friends to live with her family, and some for extended stays. Betty is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 51 years, Jerry Menck. She is survived by sons, Tom (Peggy) Menck of Omaha, and Ted (Vicki) Menck of Palatine, IL; grandchildren, Scott, Jessie, Robin, Andy and Philip; great-granddaughter, Audrey; nephews, Phil Gleason and Barry, and Denny Berquist.