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Karen Mann, 66 - November 03, 2016

Karen Rae Mann, 66, of Brady passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services were conducted at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joel Plisek officiating. Burial was at the Pleasant View Cemetery at Gothenburg.
Mann was born Oct. 11, 1950, at Gothenburg, the daughter of Frank and Lois (Vickers) Jenkins.
She grew up at Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School with the Class of 1968. She resided at California, Ohio, West Virginia, Gothenburg and Brady.
In 1969, she was united in marriage to Dale Mann. To this union, three children were born. The couple later divorced.
She was employed at the Gothenburg Hospital in the early 1980s. She also worked at Brady Public Schools from 1985 to 1987, and spent most years working as a travel agent and a truck driver.
Mann enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their events, according to family members.
She was known for her smile, her beauty and her generous spirit, family said. She has a passion for politics and was an admirer of those who served in the military, going out of her way to tell anyone in uniform, “thank you for your service.”
Mann had many friends all over the country and include the friends of her children and grandchildren, stated family members. She knew no stranger and could have a conversation with anyone, and often did. She had a desire to help anyone she could in any way and gave freely gave of her time, her money and her love.
?She also had a forgiving spirit and was always willing to give second chances to others, family said. She had an art of making those she loved feel as if they could accomplish and overcome anything, as she epitomized strength.
Mann was preceded in death by: her father, Frank Jenkins; her step-father, Emil Alberts; a brother, Mike (Diana) Jenkins.
Survivors include: her mother, Lois Alberts of Gothenburg; her daughter, Stacy Mann of Maxwell; two sons—Justin (Melissa) Mann of Oxford and Shad (Samantha) Mann of Brady; two sisters—Shirley Logan and Janet Jenkins; five grandsons—Christian DeStefano, Trevor Mann, Levi DeStefano, Seth DeStefano and Kyle Mann; four granddaughters—Alexis DeStefano, Alexis Mann, Hannah DeStefano and Sarah DeStefano; nieces, nephews and extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be sent: 20000 E. Fort McPherson Rd., Maxwell, NE 69151.