Melissa (Hansen) Glass, 41 - May 21, 2014Melissa Sue (Hansen) Glass, 41, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at her home in Omaha.
A memorial service was conducted at the Zion Lutheran Church on Tuesday, May 27, with the Rev. Carol Mapa officiating. Inurnment will take place at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Gothenburg at a later date.
Glass was born Nov. 8, 1972, at Gothenburg to Dale and Rhonda Hansen.
She graduated from Brady High School in 1991, where she was active in 4-H, band, choir and the Zion Lutheran Youth Group.
Glass then graduated from Mid-Plains Community College with a degree from the LPN nursing program in 1999. In 2012, she graduated from the IT Tech RN nursing program.
She acquired her love for nursing by helping her father on the family farm, according to family members. She began by candy striping at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, where she met a great influence in her nursing career, Kay Olmsted, who she later invited to pin her at her ITT Tech graduation.
On Oct. 3, 1992, she married Kevin Bodfield. This union brought six children.
She later married Eddie Glass on Sept. 7, 2011, at Las Vegas.
Glass was employed at the Callaway hospital and the Broken Bow Clinic before moving to Omaha where she was employed at the Nebraska Donor Recovery Center. She was currently employed at the Skyline Retirement Center in Omaha.
?Her greatest loves were her family and friends, never meeting a stranger, said family members. She had a great love of animals being the owner of three pugs and two cats.
?Glass is preceded in death by: her grandfathers—Walter Scott and Hans Hansen; grandmothers—Freda Foster and Evelyn Hansen; two uncles—JR and Ricky Scott.
Survivors include: her husband, Eddie Glass of Omaha; her children—Johnathan (Heather) Bodfield and Lance Bodfield, all of Gothenburg; Sonja (Eric) Johnson, Jacqueline (Josh) Bodfield and Jessica Bodfield, all of Omaha; and Jacob Bodfield of North Platte; four granddaughters—Nevaeh, Paisley, Adelynn and Aubrey; her parents, Dale and Rhonda Hansen of Gothenburg; sisters—Jacqueline Hansen of Maxwell, Nancy (Joe) James of Iowa, Connie Hansen and Deb Hansen, both of Grand Island; brothers—John (Karen) Hansen of Grand Island, and Wesley (Annie) Hansen of Lincoln; grandmother, Norma Scott of Gothenburg; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later time.