Memorials Are Suggested: Elaine M. Mooberry, age 84 (1929-2014)

Elaine M. Mooberry, 84, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Wednesday, January 29th, 2014, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Elaine was born August 2nd, 1929, in Gilead, Nebraska, to Carl and Clarrissia (Deaver) Bartling. She was a 1946 graduate of Hebron High School. During high school Elaine worked as a checker at Safeway and then at Hebron High School. She was united in marriage to Dale F. Mooberry on September 12th, 1950, in Hebron, Nebraska. She was a loving mother to five children; Judith, Thomas, Myrna, Charles and Donald.

Dale and Elaine owned and operated the Den Restaurant/Bar in Lexington for many years. She was the smiling face welcoming customers to the business.

She was known for her homemade salad dressings and potato salad, mouth-watering steaks along with the rest of her home-cooking. She cherished her family and her many friendships.

Elaine was always available to take friends to their appointments or shopping. She loved playing bridge and hosting family gatherings.

Elaine was a faithful member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Hospital Auxiliary.

She enjoyed flower gardening, especially roses; reading, golfing and traveling. Her retirement found her enjoying going camping, taking winter trips all over the United States and Mexico. Although she never learned to swim, she enjoyed the lake and the great outdoors, because she loved watching her family enjoy it. Elaine was a lovely lady inside and out who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Mooberry of Lexington; children; Judith (husband Grant Wood) of Lincoln, Nebraska; Tom (wife Trish Brownell) of Johnson Lake, Nebraska; Myrna (husband Lou Stanard) of Lincoln; Charles (wife Evelyn Lijoodi) of Omaha, Nebraska and Donald of Lexington; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Carlean Kassebaum of Hebron, Nebraska; Delma (husband Wayne Houchin) of Bruning, Nebraska; Nola Bates of Carlton, Nebraska; and Sheila (husband John Stables) of Davenport, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Diane Bartling of Deshler, Nebraska; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Nelva, Gladys, Stan, Arlo and Darryl.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 8th, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Neal Nollette celebrating.

Interment will be in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 7th, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, are suggested to the Hospital Auxiliary in Lexington, the Lexington Library or Cancer Society.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.

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