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Gregory A. Ricks

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7/12/1981 – 9/10/2017

Of Omaha – Gregory was born July 12, 1981 to Gregory T. Robinson and Deborah K. Ricks in Omaha, NE. Gregory was later blessed with his step-father Robert L. Dunn who loved and helped raise him as his own.

Gregory grew up to be a sweet, loving, kind hearted young man with a sense of humor to light up a room. At an early age, Gregory accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Gregory attended and graduated from North High School in 1999. After high school, Gregory began working at Target, Coastal Environmental, Asphalt Maintenance and later became the caregiver of his fiancé, Tonya. Gregory met Tonya in 2003, who became the love of his life and they remained together for 14 years.

Gregory was the life of every party. No matter where he was, he made sure to have fun and enjoy his time with everyone in his presence. Gregory found peace and enjoyment with many things, one of which was keeping the peace. He also enjoyed old school cars, and watching or attending WWE. But most of all, Gregory loved spending time with his family and friends

Visitation Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary – Ames Chapel; Funeral Service 12:00 PM Thursday (9/21/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska, Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Jessie J. Sullivan

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11/16/1945 – 9/9/2017

of Omaha – Jessie James Sullivan was born November 16, 1945 in Parkin, Arkansas to the late James Oliver & Lillie Bell (Wilson) Sullivan. He departed this life on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:40 AM in Omaha, Nebraska.

Jessie moved to Omaha in 1973 and was a retired construction worker.

In June of 1971, Jessie married Lucy (Vinson) Sullivan and to this union 3 children were born: Gary Sullivan, Jessie Jr., and Latashia Sullivan.

Jessie leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 46 years Lucy; Son Gary (Kellie) Sullivan; Daughter Latashia; 7 brothers; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Son Jessie, Jr.

Visitation Monday 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Funeral Service 12:00 PM Tuesday (9/19/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska; Interment Mount Hope Cemetery at Omaha, Nebraska

Nellie M. Estep

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7/4/1956 – 9/14/2017

Memorial Service 6:00 PM Monday (9/18/2017) at Fontenelle Kingdom Hall 5465 Fontenelle Blvd Omaha, Nebraska (junction of Fontenelle Blvd & Sorensen Pkwy).


James “Jimbo” LaChapelle

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9/6/1926 – 9/2/2017

Born in Omaha, NE, “Jimbo” was preceded in death by his wife, Misako. He was a veteran of WW II, the Korean War, plus the Vietnam War and retired from the Air Force in 1992. He is survived by nieces, nephews, and many friends. Jimbo loved traveling, playing golf, and talking about the days when he was a pilot.

Memorials suggested to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund

A Celebration of Life gathering will take place 11:00 AM Saturday (9/9/2017) at Roeder Mortuary –

2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska 68164

Joan D. Engdahl

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11/23/1931 – 9/1/2017

Omaha – Preceded in death by Husband of 49 years: Stewart; Children: Barb Spicka & Rob Engdahl; Sister: Jackie Graves. Survived by Brothers: Johnny (Linda) Sammons, Jerry (Diana) Sammons; Grandchildren: Nicole (Brandon) Bird, Matt Spicka, Josh (Taylor) Spicka, Rob, Jr. (Molly) Engdahl, Heather Engdahl; Great-grandchildren: Jaxson Spicka, Brooklyn Bird, Rhylan Jo Bird, Landon Spicka; Brother-in-Law: Ted Graves; Daughter-in-Law: Nancy Engdahl; Son-in-Law: Frank Spicka.

Memorial Service 1:00 PM Friday (9/8/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska

Memorials to the Arthritis Foundation

Evelee D. Mason

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7/15/1923 – 9/1/2017

There were 8 children in the family: 4 girl and 4 boys. Evelee Mason was born on July 15, 1923 to Charles and Martha Mason in Tecumseh, NE. She had a triplet sister and brother. The brother preceded her in death at age 6 months. That left the twin girls.

She and her twin sister, Genevie, grew up on a farm and lived with their parents until around the age of 19, in which they went to Mitchel, SD for theological training. After that they went to Colorado Springs, CO for more Bible School Training.

Evelee and Genevie felt called to Christian work and they graduated in 1945 and went to Bladen, NE to pastor a church, and after that they moved to Omaha, NE. They also pastured churches in McCook, NE and Pueblo, CO.

The tow of them felt a call to foreign missionary work. The door opened in 1959 for them to go to South America. She and her sister worked for 10 years on the coast of Guayana and the jungles of South America.

Then they came back home and did deputational work for 2 years; pasturing churches in Columbus, IN for 10 years.

She and her sister moved back by their family in Springfield, NE in 1980 and continued to do the work of the Lord as pastors in both Plattsmouth, NE and Council Bluff, IA. In addition to that they also led bible studies in Springfield,NE.

While in Springfield, they purchased an old country school house that had been moved into town and set on a basement foundation. With the help of family and friends, the twins turned this old schoolhouse into a lovely home. They knew that God had given them this home as a place to rest from all their adventures and they opened their arms to many friends and family that came to visit.

She and her sister’s lives have been very interesting, eventful, and happy. They had always lived together, dressed alike every day, and worked together. After much urging from people to write an autobiography, they wrote a book, naming it, “They Walked Together”. A book that became so popular that it went into a 2nd printing that sold out. It became available on the internet until that also sold out.

Evelee was preceded in death by her twin sister, Genevie, on February 25, 2015.

Evelee and Genevie’s whole life and thought was in the work of the Lord, and serving Him acceptably.

Visitation Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Service 10:00 AM Wednesday (9/6/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone Gretna, Nebraska; Interment Springfield Cemetery Springfield, Nebraska

Daniel J. Potter

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5/21/1956 – 8/28/2017

Omaha – Worked for BNSF for 38 years and a Friend of Bill W. Preceded in death by his parents; Survived by Children: Daniel & Germaine, Theresa; Granddaughters: Arista, Chloe, Robyn; Great-grandchildren: Aliyah, Abel, Jr.; 5 Siblings.

Memorial Service 10:30 AM Saturday (9/2/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, Nebraska

Donations can be made out to the family.

Darrell R. Davis, Sr.

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11/3/1960 – 8/23/2017

Darrell “Ray” Davis, known to everyone as Ray, was born November 3, 1960 in Omaha, Nebraska.  His mother didn’t have time to make it to the hospital so he was born at home.  He was the baby of nine children born to Jeremiah Sr. and Vinnie Lee Davis. Ray’s mother was paralyzed from polio at the time of his birth which left her unable to care for him as a baby.  Ms. Mattie Hendricks, who at the time of Ray’s birth was caring for his mother assumed the role of primary caregiver for Ray along with his older siblings.

Ray had several proud moments in his life, one of which happened to be his accomplishment in education.  He demonstrated perseverance and determination while working on his education. Ray successfully completed the required classes and earned his General Education Diploma from Creighton University in 2009.

Ray was a hard worker.  His most recent employment was as a contract worker for an apartment complex, where he worked for several years.  He managed a variety of jobs and often provided employment opportunities for others in need. Ray had a close bond with his boss and built lasting relationships with co-workers.  He was dedicated and dependable and could be counted on to get the job done.  Ray was a selfless person with a big heart.  He was known for thinking of others and putting others needs before his own, even though his own struggles in life.

Ray was always a believer of Jesus Christ.  He had a longing for a closer relationship with God.  On February 9, 2017 he was baptized by his brother accepting Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.

Ray loved his family and friends tremendously. He strived to be a good father to his children and grandfather to his grandchildren.  His grandchildren called him “Grandfather,” and he enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed listening to music, attending family events where he was always taking pictures, cruising down Carter Lake and spending alone time.

After a courageous three year battle with cancer, Ray entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 surrounded by family.  He was relentless, never complaining, positive, and encouraging to those around him.  Ray never truly expressed to anyone the real struggles that he faced during this battle, choosing instead to remain strong and maintain his independence.

Ray was proceeded in death by his parents, Jeremiah Sr. and Vinnie Lee Davis; foster mother, Ms. Mattie Hendricks; and nephew, George Davis, Jr.

Ray leaves behind to cherish his memories his son, Darrell Ray, Jr., Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Shantel Nichol, Omaha, Nebraska; grandsons, Jamir, and Rylin; granddaughters, Desirae, Destinee, R’rhianna, and Re’shaye; brothers, George Davis, Sr., Jeremiah (Betty) Davis, Jesse (Hazel) Davis, Edward Davis, Sr.; sisters, Doris Clausen, Norma Davis, Gardenia Davis, and Mary (Bettye) Davis; longtime companion, Sharon Savage; longtime friend Glen Whitney, all of Omaha, Nebraska; and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces other relatives and friends.

Visitation Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 PM; Service 1:00 PM Friday (9/1/2017) all at Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska; Interment Mount Hope Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Leona M. Delezene

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12/13/1938 – 8/19/2017

Omaha – Place of residency at time of death was Glen Haven Home, Glenwood, IA; Preceded in death by Husband: Glen Lee; Parents: Merval Miller & Eunice Woodruff (Curtis); Step-parent: Robert Woodruff; Brothers: Richard Miller, Bobby & Gary Hoops; Sister: Carolyn Christensen; Survived by Children: Clark, Shelley (Dave) Grudle, Ted, Dana (Cindy), Todd; Siblings: Karel Cornett, Robert & Darryl Woodruff; 17 Grandchildren; Numerous Nieces & Nephews. Leona was born in Columbus, NE and lived all her adult years in Omaha where she worked many years in the Omaha School District as a cafeteria worker.

Visitation Wednesday 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Ames Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 AM Thursday (8/24/2017) at Roeder Mortuary 4932 Ames Avenue Omaha, Nebraska; Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

Mary Ann Buelt

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5/12/1929 – 8/8/2017

Omaha – Retired from Northwestern Bell after 32 years of service. Longtime member & former President of Telephone Pioneers. Beloved Wife & Mother. Preceded in death by beloved husband of 49 years: John L. Buelt; Survived by Sons: Thomas (Keven), William (Kathy), Daniel, John, Joseph (Lisa); 9 Grandchildren; 9 Great-grandchildren.              

Visitation Friday 5:00 – 7:00 PM with at Rosary 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary – 108th Chapel; Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Saturday (8/12/2017) at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church   3601 N. 65th Street Omaha, Nebraska; Interment Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha, Nebraska

In lieu of Flowers Memorials to House of Hope, Dementia Memory Care