Gothenburg Resident: Jean C. Clymer, age 89 (1924-2013)

Jean Charlotte (Gustafson) Clymer, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died December 11th with family at her side. She was born April 13th, 1924 at Gothenburg to Henry Andrew and Jennie Ester (Anderson) Gustafson.

She grew up and lived most of her life south of Brady, Nebraska where she attended Union School, Dist 74, graduated from Brady High School and later graduated from Kearney State College.

Jean married Louis R. Clymer, June 21st, 1947, living for one year in Thedford, Nebraska. After Jean’s father passed in 1949, they moved to the family farm, south of Brady, where they resided and farmed until retiring to Gothenburg. They were also ‘snowbirds’ in Tucson, Arizona, for 20 some winters and enjoyed many friendships with other retirees from everywhere.

Jean was an elementary teacher in Lexington preceding her marriage and over the years, taught in several one-room rural schools. She took a special interest in her pupils and enjoyed keeping in touch with many of them.

She was a 50 year member of the United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and United Methodist Women. She held various offices in all memberships. For many, many years, she was the church organist for the Brady Methodist Church and pianist for the Sunday School when her children were small. She was also a Cub Scouts Den-Mother and served many years as an on-site volunteer at Nebraska Girls State in the summer, and was a representative to the Nebraska Methodist Church Conference.

Jean enjoyed reading, playing bridge and golfing. She and Louis traveled all the states and enjoyed several trips to foreign countries.

She is survived by her children, Stephen (Jolleen) Clymer, Lincoln; Mark (Sandra) Clymer, Gibbon; Janelle (Larry) Beran, Stephenville, Texas; Bruce (Lori) Clymer, Gothenburg. Her grandchildren include: Christian(Christina)Beran, Little Elm, Texas; Jameson (Amy), Georgetown, Texas; Stacy (Shane) Rockfeller, Gibbon, Nebraska; Michael (Heather) Beran, Stephenville, Texas; Shea (Brynn) Clymer, Austin, Texas; Kelsey (Chad) Ruwe, Omaha, Nebraska; Jennie Clymer, Omaha; Brittany Clymer, Weymouth, Massachusetts; Jill Clymer, Omaha and Josie Clymer, Ralston, Nebraska. Her family also includes her great-grandchildren: Quentin, Baylee, Kreyton, Cooper, Lincoln, Isabel, Charli and Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Louis.

Services were held at First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138 on Saturday, December 14th, 2013, at 10 a.m. with Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating.

Interment followed in the Gaslin Cemetery, Brady, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Brady United Methodist Church, 301 N Market, Brady, NE 69123; First United Methodist Church, 1401 Lake Ave, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or, Gaslin Cemetery, Brady, NE 69123.
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