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Diane Brownell

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Diane Brownell, 77, of Lincoln passed away Sept. 8, 2021 after a long illness.

Mrs. Brownell was born on Nov. 19, 1943 in Lancaster, PA, to J. Frank and Ellen (Diffenbach) Powl.

Mrs. Brownell grew up in Lancaster, PA, graduating from Manheim Township in Neffsville, PA, in 1961. She graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, NC in 1965, and later received her masters from Doane University in Lincoln, NE.

She married John R. Brownell on Aug. 14, 1969, in Grand Island, NE. Mrs. Brownell taught at Starr Elementary School in Grand Island until her retirement. She relocated to Lincoln after Mr. Brownell’s passing in 2005.

Mrs. Brownell was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother; a dedicated and compassionate teacher; and a kind and gracious friend. She put her children and grandchildren first and foremost. She loved to travel, enjoying winter trips to Florida, where she discovered new restaurants and adored the beach. She cherished her outings with her teacher friends. Mrs. Brownell was active in the Lincoln community where she briefly served on the Nebraska Humanities Council, participated in RAK, and the Woman’s Welcome Club. She also volunteered in the Morley Elementary Library. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

Survivors of the immediate family include her daughter, Sara Brownell; her son, Doug Brownell; her sister, Barbara Sahling; and her grandson, granddaughter, three nieces, and one nephew.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made at www.psp.org/iwanttohelp/ways-to-give/ or the community charity of the donor’s choice.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Patrick E. Bailey

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From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on August 21, 1945.

Passed away on August 29, 2021.

No service.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Michael Wallace Brayman

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born on  July 18, 1953

Passed away on July 26, 2021.

Survived by: Alan Brayman, brother; William Brayman, brother; Joann Brandon, sister; and Terri White, domestic partner.

No service at this time.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Mary Jo Bosch

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Mary Jo (Shelton) Bosch, 74 of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on July 22, 2021.  Mary Jo was born on May 7, 1947 in Lincoln, Nebraska to the late Don and Alice Shelton.

She graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1965.  Mary Jo lived in California for 40 years and worked as a paralegal with several law firms.  She continued her paralegal work with John Rouse Law Firm processing bankruptcy cases after moving back to Lincoln with her significant other, Kevin Collins in 2010.  She was very dedicated to her work and her clients appreciated all that she did for them.

Mary Jo is survived by her children, Elizabeth Hall-Villa (Michael) and Harry Hall, her granddaughters Noelle and Alyssa Villa, her significant other, Kevin Collins, sisters Marcia Mullinix (Jerry), Janet Carlbom, Kathy Wilkins of Arkansas, Lori Zarate, brother, Don Shelton, and many nieces and nephews that she cherished.
Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents Don and Alice Shelton, and sister, Donna (Shelton) Jackson.

No memorial service will be held per her wishes.  Memorials may be sent to The American Cancer Society or to Aspen Cremation and Burial Service at 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504; made payable to Jan Carlbom for designation to Mary Jo’s granddaughters’ education funds.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Wilma May Barnett

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From Bruning, Nebraska.

Born on February 16, 1942.

Passed away on July 6, 2021.

Service information pending.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.