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Diocese of Nebraska 2015 Necrology List

Angel Sculpture Christian Stock Image-smallThe Communion of Saints

The communion of saints is the whole family of God, the living and the dead, those whom we love and those whom we hurt, bound together in Christ by sacrament, prayer, and praise (BCP 862).

This is how the Book of Common Prayer defines the “communion of saints,” one of the things we declare we believe in when we say the Apostles’ Creed. What an amazing way of describing the family that God has created in Jesus. Through baptism, we are knit together, connected to each other so completely that nothing—not distance, or death, or the ways we hurt each other—can break us apart.

Loved ones who have passed on, Christians throughout history who inspire us, and, yes, even that person who gets on our very last nerve: God has brought us all together, has made us profoundly, eternally one, in Jesus Christ.

This Sunday, All Saints’ Day, is when we celebrate that eternal communion.

– Deacon Sarah Miller, Bishop’s Society Curate

 

Eternal Lord God, you hold all souls in life: Give to your whole church in paradise and on earth your light and your peace; and grant that we, following the good examples of those who have served you here and are now at rest, may at the last enter with them into your unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 

ALLIANCE, St. Matthew’s

Dale Val Jean Borg

 

ARAPAHOE, St. Paul’s

None Reported

 

BASSETT, St. Mary’s

Marvin Dorsey

 

BEATRICE, Christ Church

Verna Smith

 

BELLEVUE, Holy Spirit

Mary Cowles

 

BLAIR, St. Mary’s

None Reported

 

BROKEN BOW, St. John’s

Verla Ruth Scafer

 

CENTRAL CITY, Christ Church

Edward “Ed” L. Burke III

Clarence “Bud” A. Gaghagen, Jr.

Wesley Davis

 

CHARDON, Grace Church

None Reported

 

COLUMBUS, Grace Church

Phillip Hockenberger, Jr.

Gary Weber

 

COZAD, St. Christopher’s

None Reported

CREIGHTON, St. Mark’s

None Reported

 

CRETE, Trinity Memorial

None Reported

 

DE WITT, St. Augustine’s

None Reported

 

ELKHORN, St. Augustine

Patricia Morgan

Delores Mattson

 

FALLS CITY, St. Thomas

None Reported

 

FREMONT, St. James

None Reported

 

GORDON, St. Mark’s

Anna Mae Fitch

 

GRAND ISLAND, St. Stephen’s

Botros Eltahir Gabriel

Allene Bish

Joanne Rasmussen

Sumia Rabib

 

HARRISBURG, Good Shepherd

None Reported

 

HARVARD, St. John’s

None Reported

 

HASTINGS, St. Mark’s Pro Cathedral

None Reported

 

HOLDREGE, St. Elizabeth’s

David M. Hamilton

Mae Marie Lofton

Harley Griffith Lofton Jr.

 

HYANNIS, Calvary Church

Betty J. Dyer

 

KEARNEY, St. Luke’s

Gary E. Zaruba

John G. Haeberle

Bettie C. Godfrey

Thomas B. Murray

Grace F. Hause

 

KIMBALL, St. Hilda’s

None Reported

 

LEXINGTON, St. Peter’s

None Reported

 

LINCOLN, Holy Trinity

None Reported

 

LINCOLN, St. David’s

Harry Hieter

 

LINCOLN, St. Mark’s on the Campus

Barbara MacKnight

Andrew Thompson

 

LINCOLN, St. Matthew’s

Ahda Ellis

Ellen (Becky) R. Greenwald

Mollie Baldwin

David Patrick

 

McCOOK, St. Alban’s

Willard Hoyt

Flora Lundberg

 

MITCHELL, Holy Apostles

None Reported

 

MULLEN, St. Joseph’s

Jean Harding

Mary Elliot

Marlene Marshall

 

NEBRASKA CITY, St. Mary’s

None Reported

 

NORFOLK, Trinity Church

Joan L. (Jody) Thoma

Kay Ann Putters

Burton E. Nixon

 

NORTH PLATTE, Our Savior

Harold Kay

Virgina Mapes

Harvey Lauer

Sam Kamino

Vernon Allen

Dudley Oltmans

Mary Helen Haythorn

Anne McCracken

 

OGALLALA, St. Paul’s

None Reported

 

OMAHA, All Saints

Coralie Strickland Dossel

Catherine Rauscher

James Foutch Pegram

Paulina Helen Carlos

Richard E. Gibson, Jr.

Fedrika R. Pirruccello

Clora Elizabeth Haviland

Lorenz Kellner Muller

Gunnar K. Mossblad

Leslie Lee Hadan

Imogene Lurvey

Mary Lou Keyser

Jim R. Kanago

Diane Young Hamsa

 

OMAHA, Church of the Resurrection

None Reported

 

OMAHA, St. Andrew’s

Rose Henry

Elinor Hansen

Les Sladek

Betty Clark

Ingrid Van Blerk

Bernice Johnson

Edwin “Ding” Daisley, Jr.

Elizabeth Burney

 

OMAHA, St. Martin of Tours

None Reported

 

OMAHA, Trinity Cathedral

Ryan Joneson

Georgia Heaton

Ellen Marie Scott

Timothy Dunning

Carl Woods

Sheila Emmannel

Cheryl Kerrigan

The Rev. Larry Jaynes

Margaret Darlington

Samuel Blanchard, Jr.

Colleen Kile

Helen Barger

Sylvia Witt

Phyllis Klein

 

OSHKOSH, St. George’s

None Reported

 

PAPILLION, St. Martha’s

John Barnett

Doug Henson

Jerry Hall

Jane Stackhouse

 

PLATTSMOUTH, St. Luke’s

Mary Egenberger

 

RUSHVILLE, St. Mary’s Holly

Barbara Krotz

Flora Krotz

Alice Winter

Martha Krotz

 

SCOTTSBLUFF, St. Francis

The Rev. Kenneth “Cal” Henderson

Pauline Mae Brown

Teresa Josephine Lynn

Katherine (Masid) Connelly

The Rev. Dorothy “Dottie” Wolfe

Barbara (Hatch) Vernon

Jason Alan Krager

 

SEWARD, St. Andrew’s

Langdon “Paul” Green

Walter Stanley Waas

 

SIDNEY, Christ Church

None Reported

 

TECUMSEH, Grace Church

None Reported

 

VALENTINE, St. John’s

None Reported

 

Priests Deceased Since Last Council

The Rev. Kenneth “Cal” Henderson

The Rev. Larry Jaynes

The Rev. Ed Newbury

The Rev. W. J. Barnds

The Rev. Mary Lou Reynolds

 

Deacons Deceased Since Last Council

The Rev. John Titus

The Rev. Dorothy “Dottie” Wolfe

 

 

 

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