Denise Narciso

10/30/1953 – 3/2/2020

Lincoln – Survived by husband Stephen, children Tyson Searls, Mia Watson, Meghan Meyer, Nicholas Meyer, 9 grandchildren, sisters Willmetta (Bill) Fritz, Janice (Mark) Kenney, family, and friends.             

Visitation Saturday (3/7/20) 10:30 – 11:30 AM at Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE with Graveside to follow.

Interment Ashland Cemetery. Ashland, NE.

Roeder Mortuary11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE 402-332-0090

Phyllis dean Ogg (Titus/Mohler)

9/26/1936 – 3/1/2020
Gretna – Preceded in death by Husband Tommy, parents Ivan Titus, Carl Mohler, Ruth Cottam. Parents in law Harold Ogg, Lloyd & Lucile Janovec, sister Pat Mederas, sister Elaine (Jim) Hurley, brother William (Orlee Schant) Titus, sister in law Eileen Ogg, brother in law Charles Ogg.
Survived by Children Cheri (Dan) Synowicki, Sandra (William) Curlis, Susan (Dave) Zajac, Michelle (Doug) Rowin, Mike (Vicki) Ogg, 17
grandchildren and spouses, 3 grandkids in law, 19 great grandchildren with the 20th due in April, 5 great grandchildren in law, sister Noreen (Pete) Darveaux, Brother in law Harold Ogg, 3 Aunts in law, Uncle in law, Lifelong
family friends the entire James & Donna Kohlbek family and her beloved dog KC. Numerous nieces, nephews, family & friends. She will be greatly missed.
Visitation Thursday 5:00 -7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service Friday (3/6/20) 10:30 AM at Gretna United Methodist Church 11457 S 204th St. Gretna, NE. Interment LaBorde Cemetery Gretna, NE.
Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE 402-332-0090

Brenda J. Phelps

January 11, 1953 – February 20, 2020

This beloved Queen is preceded in death by her baby son Joseph, mother Willia Mae, father Floyd, Brother James, sisters Laura and Jessica and grandparents Wille and Louise Ross, cousins and uncles, and a host of others. She is survived by her husband Joseph, son Shane and daughters Nikita and Seanna, and a full house of nieces, nephews, cousins and a packed house of grandchildren.  Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – 11:00 AM at Bethesda Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3725 Ames Ave, Omaha NE 68111.

Mary Ann Cafferty

7/11/1954 – 2/25/2020

Mary Ann Cafferty (Cooper) died Feb. 25th aged 65, after a four-year battle with cancer.  Mary Ann fought the good fight, she was a model patient, and was not a whiner, nor expressed self-pity. 

She grew up in the Rocky Mountain states, following her parents (Bob & Patty Cooper) as Bob’s job as an engineer saw them living in Idaho, Utah, & Montana, later moving to Nebraska with her husband, Kim, in 1981. She was known to generations of children in Omaha and Gretna through her work as a Sunday School (and later, CCE) teacher at Church of the Cross, Peace Presbyterian, St. Brigit’s and St. Charles Boromeo churches, having embraced Catholicism late in life. She was also an active member of the Scottish Society of Nebraska for several years.  As a college student, she was a ski instructor on week-ends, and she also played Piano and studied British literature & the Classics

Those who knew her will remember her ferocious intelligence and wit, her willing and fast full smile, dedication to duty, and her phenomenal talent as a needlewoman, spinner, knitter, and Chef. While she came to feel at home in Nebraska, she always loved the mountains.  Hiking and skiing were by far her favorite outdoor activities, even if she spent more time working in her lawn, gardens, and pastureland outside Gretna.  She was also a very private person and could at times display her dad’s temper!

She was remarkable in her attention to detail and conscientiousness.  She never liked wasted time.  If not cooking and exploring various cultures through food, film, travel and literature; she would take part in artistic endeavors like Ukrainian egg painting, spinning wool, making curtains, or quilts, painting the house again and again and again remaking it in a new image and new style- maintaining what she believed was her role in every art of the hand.  She always did what she believed ought to be done.

“Mac” was smart.  She could see farther down the road than most of us.  There was seemingly nothing she couldn’t do…really well: she designed, architected, and helped build three houses, helped to start and maintain a working hay farm, and worked alongside her husband, Kim, to turn a one-truck Johnstone Supply warehouse into a family business that has grown to over 100 employees in 8 locations.  Mary Ann was a very good partner in business, in life, in child rearing, in gardening, in farming, in just about everything.  She handled all corporate legal work 39 years and impressed auditors, accountants and attorneys at the job she did, and was once offered a job by our attorney! She did all things exceptionally well.  She ran a tight ship!

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Kim, their daughters Katherine Fletcher and Sarah Gray, and eight grandchildren, as well as her brother John Cooper, sister Susan Farnsworth and their families. She left the world a better place than she found it, and will be sorely missed.

Visitation Friday (3/6/20) 5:00 – 7:00 PM with Vigil Service 6:30 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service Saturday (3/7/20) 10:30 AM at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church 7790 S 192nd St. Gretna, NE. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery at Gretna, NE. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to Breast Cancer Awareness.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel 11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE – 402-332-0090

Steve A. Lewis

Steve Lewis, age 73 of Gretna, died Tuesday February 25, 2020 from pancreatic cancer at his home surrounded by his family. Steve, son of Arthur and Helen Lewis was born on May 31, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. On March 27, 1971 he married Linda Thornsberry.

He served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve for 32 years. Steve was the manager of engineering and maintenance for Campbell Soup in Omaha from 1986-2001.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gretna. He was also on the City of Gretna planning commission until his resignation due to illness.  A Lifelong Kansas City Royals baseball fan, Steve enjoyed model railroading, virtual flight planning, working on classic cars and watching his grandchildren at a variety of sports and activities. Survivors include his wife, Linda; his children Andy Lewis (Darci) of Crestwood, KY, Matt Lewis of Gretna, Missy Schere (George) of Waverly; 7 grandchildren; and a brother Mike Lewis of Kansas City, Mo. He was proceeded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm Saturday February 29 at Roeder Mortuaries in Gretna and Burial will be Monday 11:00 AM March 2 at the Omaha National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday at 12:00 pm until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to to aid in the fight against pancreatic cancer ( Roeder Mortuary 11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE 402-332-0090

Idalyne B. Bryant-Merriweather-Townsell

Loretta K. Zarp

12/8/1936 – 2/25/2020

Age 83 – Preceded in death by: Husband, Peter W. Zarp, Parents and Granddaughter, Laura Kathleen Zarp. Survived by Sons: Craig (Traci), Kevin, Todd and Keith Zarp; Daughter-Rita Binder; Grandchildren: Adam, Sarah, Robert (Shannon), Todd Jr., Chloe and Liam Zarp, Keith Binder-Burkhard, Heather King (Russell), Sherice Dismang, Bobbie Jo Taylor and Justin Taylor; Great-Grandchildren: Laura Alexa, Braelyn and Brady Zarp, Austin, Addison and Casen King, Zachary Dismang, Nadia Kennedy, Izzac and Nathan Christensen, Junior and Addison Taylor and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.  Memorial Service: Tuesday ( 3/3/2020 ) 6:00 PM with visitation 1-hour prior to service at Roeder Mortuary, 4932 Ames Avenue.  

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Ames Chapel 4932 Ames Ave – Omaha, NE –


Ethel M. Howard

11/10/1920 – 2/23/2020
Omaha – Preceded in death by Husband Floyd, Daughter Sunny. Survived by Children Michael (Debi), Jill (Jack) French, Kimberly Howard, Grandchildren Connie, Jason, Jenna, Nichole & Dustin, 7 Great Grandchildren, many family and friends.
Visitation Friday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th Street Omaha, NE. Funeral Service Saturday (2/29/20) 10:00 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church 2941 North 80th Street Omaha, NE. Ethel’s request was to wear bright colors. Interment Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials to Nebraska Humane Society or Quality Living.

Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE 402-496-9000

Rocco D. Ferrucci Sr.

August 15, 1934 – February 24, 2020

Omaha – Preceded by parents Giuseppe and Elisei Ferrucci; daughter Debra Ferrucci; son Rocco Ferrucci, Jr.; sister Ida Barretta; brother James Ferrucci. Survived by wife Sandra Ferrucci; daughters Alicia Ferrucci (Steve); Toni Ferrucci; Gina VanLaningham (Jesse), Lori Cwach (Andy); son Larry Schovanec; brother Tony Ferrucci; sister Josephine Kabot; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorials to the charity of donor’s choice. Visitation Friday 5 – 7pm. Funeral Service 11am Saturday (2/29/2020) both at Roeder Mortuary- 108th Street Chapel. Interment Omaha National Cemetery.

Terry J. Williamson