Jeanne Sculley, 90 - June 12, 2012
Jeanne Sculley, 90. of Lexington passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with the Rev. Don O’Brien officiating. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Sculley was born on Dec. 27, 1921, at Gothenburg to Karl and Anna (Mundell) Swanson. She graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1938. She later attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where she obtained at bachelor’s degree in home economics. While at Colorado State, she was active in the Tri Delta Sorority.
Jeanne married Floyd Sculley on Sept. 19, 1944, at Gothenburg. Following their nuptials, they traveled the Midwest in a jazz band before making their home in Gothenburg. While in Gothenburg, the couple owned and operated the Dixie Coffee Shop for a number of years before moving to Cozad in 1952. While in the Cozad area, the couple farmed northeast of town.
In 1958 they adopted their son, Mike. The family moved to Johnson Lake in 1976. Following the passing of her husband, in 1991, she made her home briefly at Johnson Lake before returning to Cozad. In more recent years, she resided in Lexington at Park Avenue Estates and the Plum Creek Care Center.
Sculley enjoyed playing bridge, reading and going shopping. She loved travel, with her favorite destinations being the Colorado Rocky Mountains and Hawaii. She and her husband were avid Husker football fans. They were season ticket holders for over 50 years. Jeanne always held a special place in her heart for her family and she always attended her grandchildren’s activities when she was able, family members said. Her life’s fulfillment was for her family and their happiness.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cozad and was a past member in the Cozad Does.
Sculley was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Floyd; and infant granddaughter, Elizabeth in 1991.
She is survived by: her son, Mike (Ella Mae) Sculley of North Platte; sister-in-law, Kay (Arlin) Osborn of Cozad; three grandchildren—Joseph Sculley and special friend, Brita Lehmkuhler of North Platte, Sarah (Oscar) De La Torre of Lexington and Megan Sculley of Lexington; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
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