Cover photo for Nancee Peterson Neely's Obituary
Nancee Peterson Neely Profile Photo
1932 Nancee 2023

Nancee Peterson Neely

February 10, 1932 — March 30, 2023

Nancee Neely passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 30, 2023. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, H. David Neely; parents, Homer H. and Elizabeth (Buss) Peterson; brother Charles A. Peterson; sister-in-law Donna Neely Potts; and in-laws, Robert D. and Anne Neely.

Survived by two children: son, H. David "Dave" Neely, Jr., and daughter, Lizbeth "Beth" Neely Stanek; daughter-in-law, Joni Glantz Neely; son-in-law, Michael E. "Mike" Stanek; six grandchildren, Robert, Emma, and Kaitlin Neely, and Michael C. "Buck", Jonathon "Jack" (fiancé Hailey), and Ashley Stanek; sister-in-law Marti Peterson; niece; nephews; and dear friends.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nancee attended Dundee and Loveland Elementary and Brownell Hall (Brownell Talbot) for High School before entering the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and graduated in 1954 with a Degree in Elementary Education. She taught Kindergarten for several years at Sunset Hills. Nancee married the love of her life, David Neely, on December 4, 1954. She was an amazing wife and mother.

Nancee was an active volunteer in the Omaha community. She served as President of the Junior League of Omaha and on numerous Boards, including Joslyn Art Museum Women's Association, Clarkson Hospital, Brownell Talbot, and Duchesne Academy. Nancee was Chairman of the Ak-Sar-Ben Women's Ball Committee and Omaha Symphony Guild. She was an active Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Group member, named Sigma Chapter Alumnae of the Year in 1984.

Nancee and David loved Nebraska football and tailgating with family and friends. She was a master at needlepoint and loved researching and collecting antiques. Nancee enjoyed spending time with family and friends, her pets, orchids, gardening, tennis, bridge, and traveling. Most of all, she adored her husband David, her children Dave and Beth, and six grandchildren.

We will miss her dearly; she will live forever in our hearts.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Nancee Peterson Neely, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

113 North 18th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree