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Linda Kay Ridlington

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Linda Kay Ridlington, age 67, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on January 5, 2024. Linda was born on December 19, 1956, in Grand Haven, MI, to the late Delbert Winters and Bessie Gordon. She was the loving wife of the late Jewel “Bo” McDaniel.

Linda was a strong-willed and independent woman who loved her three sons, Paul, Brian, and Richard, dearly. She fought bravely against breast cancer and survived, only to be later diagnosed with Leukemia due to the treatments she underwent. Linda continued to fight with unwavering determination but unfortunately, she ultimately succumbed to the illness.

Linda worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for most of her life, dedicating herself to caring for others. She was truly passionate about her career and made a positive impact on the lives of those she cared for.

In her free time, Linda enjoyed playing cards, thrift store shopping, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys. These hobbies brought her joy and allowed her to unwind from the demands of her busy life.

Linda will be deeply missed by her surviving family members, including her sons Paul Winters, Brian Winters (Danielle), and Richard Winters (Clarisse). She is also survived by her loving granddaughter Kendra Winters, her brothers Joe Winters, Danny Hyma, and Randy Barton, and various nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her grandparents, her Mother Bessie and Father Delbert, her sisters Betty Webb, Judy Arrendondo, Barbara VanTil and Donna Hyma, and her brothers Robert Winters and Delbert “Boat” Winters.

Linda was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Holland, MI, where she found solace and strength in her faith.

There will be no visitation or services held in Linda’s Memory.

Linda Kay Ridlington will be remembered for her unwavering strength, her love for her family, and her dedication to caring for others. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

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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.

Philip Henry Rubottom

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Philip Henry Rubottom, 92, of Crete, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023.  Born December 17, 1931 to Philip (Sr.) and Sophie Rubottom.

Philip was a loving husband to his wife of 57 years, Naomi Rubottom, who predeceased Phil on November 4, 2008.  Phil was a devoted father to his four children, Barbara Hupka (Steven), of Sterling, Nebraska; Barry Rubottom of Friend Nebraska; Kathie Garman (Dwight), of Tucson, Arizona; Karen Robertus (Dan), of Lincoln, Nebraska. Phil was a beloved grandfather to 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Shortly after his marriage, Phil was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War.  After his discharge, Phil worked in bakeries in Cozad and Omaha, and farms in both communities, until he began his career as an Electrical Lineman.

Phil enjoyed camping, wintering in Texas and Arizona, fishing, hunting, watching sports of any kind, especially the Huskers.

A Celebration of Life/Open House will be held on November 19, 2023, at the Crete VFW, 130 W. 13th Street, Crete, NE from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Denton American Legion.

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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.

Robert “Bob” Denys Chamberlain Rokeby

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Bob Rokeby died on September 17, 2023, following a long fight with cancer.  He was born to Helen and Thomas Rokeby on March 21, 1949, in Guelph, Ontario.   When Bob was in elementary school, he moved with his family to South Dakota, and the family settled in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Bob attended the University of Arkansas, where he met his wife of 53 years, Vicki Rokeby (Schmieding).  Bob graduated from the University in 1971, and the couple relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska.  Bob was a lifelong learner and almost always had a big or small project in the works. Even at the very end of his life, he was exploring ideas.

Bob, along with his wife, was instrumental in the preservation of the Havelock Business District, through business ownership and rehabilitating several buildings, as well as the Professors Row area of the East Campus neighborhood.  Bob was also active in the Porsche Club of America Porsche Palooza and as a board member for the Schmieding Foundation.

Bob loved to drive. Long or short distances, it did not matter as long as he was behind the wheel.  He was proud that in over 58 years of driving he never once received a traffic ticket.

He is survived by his wife Vicki (Schmieding) of Lincoln, Nebraska and Eureka Springs, Arkansas; children Jennifer Rokeby-Mayeux (Ben Mayeux), of Lincoln; Steven Rokeby (Gilles Hoppenbrouwers) of St. Brieuc, France; and Richeala Rokeby (Phillip Dulcich) of Lincoln; his most-excellent grandchildren Max and Lucy Mayeux; Brother Richard Rokeby (Anne); sister Penelope Rokeby; brother-in-law Larry Schmieding (Michelle); many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

Memorials can be made in Bob’s honor to the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, designated for the Driver’s Education Fund; any animal rescue organization; or a charity of the donors’ choosing.

No service information 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.

Susan Kay Robinson

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Susan Kay Robinson died August 12, 2023.

Her funeral will be held at St. Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church, 13th and R St., at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 7th, 2023. Luncheon and inurnment at Wyuka follow the church service. The Rev. Robert Magoola, officiating. Susan has been attending this church since her teen years, not the oldest member, but the longest attending member of the congregation.

Susan was firstborn of Virginia (Koenig) and Mack Robinson, sister to Scott and Mike. She graduated from Lincoln High. She’s been a part of the Lincoln community, making friends every where she worked. She lived frugally and as independently as possible. The last year of her life, she had excellent care at Old Cheney Rehabilitation.

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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.

Carol Ann Rogers

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Carol Rogers passed away peacefully and surrounded by family.  Carol was born December 14, 1936 in New York and moved to Lincoln with her husband and love of her life in 1967.  Preceded in death by her parents William and Helen Tomicki.  Survived by husband of 65 years Joe, sons, Joe, Bill (Ada Emmett) and Jim (Camelia Rogers).  Grandchildren Alexander Rogers (Shaivani), Kyle (Sam Verhoff), Elena (Justin Hollifield), Tristan and Danica Rogers, and her brother William (Barbara) of Santa Barbara, CA.

At her request there will be no visitation.  A private inurnment at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in the name of Carol Rogers to the Scholarship program at the Grand Lodge, mailed to 4400 South 80th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516.

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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.