Peggy Lee (Stearley) Felton

8/17/1957 – 6/12/2022

Proceeded in death by parents Wayne Stearley and Joyce Sundermnan; twin sister Cheryl Thompson and sister Carol Moller.

Survived by husband of 41 years, Nathan Morris Felton; daughter, Jalene Felton; son, Javon Felton; 10 loving grandchildren; sisters, Susan Hunter, Brenda LaCoste and many family and friends.

There will be no services.

Memorials to be designated to the family.



Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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

Phyllis A. Lowder

Lowder, Phyllis A.

9/24/1922 – 6/13/2022

Omaha – Phyllis Adamson Lowder, 99, entered her eternal home with Jesus on June 13, 2022. Phyllis was born September 24, 1922 in Thurman, Iowa to Walter and Velma Adamson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Leonard Lowder. She is survived by her children: Terry (Bethanne) Lowder, Sandy (Roger) Howard, and April (Jim) Veline; grandchildren: Jennifer (Andy) VanBuskirk, Kristen (Jack) Yerton, Christopher (Kelly) Lowder, and Jonathan (Chrissy) Howard; eight great-grandchildren. Phyllis met her husband Leonard when they both worked on the school newspaper at Omaha North High. While Leonard served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, Phyllis taught school. They were married June 1, 1944. Phyllis and Leonard raised their three children in Omaha. While a homemaker, Phyllis was an active volunteer and leader in PTA, ASME, Girl Scouts, Eastern Star, Church Circle, and Sunday School. When her children were older, Phyllis completed her BA in Education and returned to teaching First Grade at Field Club School and later, Second Grade at Franklin Magnet School. When she retired from teaching, she continued to work with children at her church. Phyllis was a child magnet. Whenever she stepped out of the house, children would approach her to talk. She loved storytelling, incorporating puppets and role play to make stories come alive. She created original stories to help children expand their imaginations and navigate the world. Everyone called her “Grandma Phyllis.” Phyllis was known for her infectious laugh and twinkling smile. She was an empathetic friend who prioritized bringing joy to others. Her family was blessed by her constant love and encouragement.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE Saturday, June 18 11:00 Spirit of Faith Church 740 N 129th Street followed by a luncheon. A private family interment will be held prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Spirit of Faith Church

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Darlene J. Richardson

9/3/1936 – 6/15/2022

Gretna – Preceded in death by husband Donald.  Survived by children Robert Richardson, Kathleen (Tom) Jensen, Pamela Richardson, Dennis (Sue) Richardson, grandchildren Steven, Tom, Justin, Chelsea, Kevin, Donny, Liz, great grandchildren Rachel, Sydnie, Hailey, brother Darrel Petersen, nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation Friday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday (6/18/22) at Gretna United Methodist Church  11457 S 204th St. Gretna. Interment Springfield Memorial Cemetery, Springfield, NE.  Memorials to Gretna Fire & Rescue

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – Gretna Chapel

11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE


Margaret M. Buffinton “Peg”

November 26, 1934 – June 13, 2022

Omaha – Preceded in death by husband Merlin W. Buffinton. Survived by children Sandra E. (Douglas) Payne, Steven W. (Keri) Buffinton, Ricky D. (Lori) Buffinton, and Linda R. (Wayne) Wesp, sister Karen Reeve, 12 grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St.

Funeral Mass 10:00 AM Thursday (6/16/2022) at St. James Catholic Church, 9025 Larimore Ave.

Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Evelyn M. Martin

2/11/1925 – 6/11/2022

Springfield –  Evelyn was born February 11, 1925 to Alfred and Sophie Heisner in Omaha, Ne.
She was the third born of six siblings. Her nickname growing up was PeeWee because she was smaller in size. She quickly rid of this nickname by proving her size with her big personality.
In 1942, Evelyn welcomed a son, Louis, into the world. In 1950, she married the love of her life, Kenny Martin. They were married 65 years until Kenny’s passing in 2016. Kenny and Evelyn farmed in the Springfield area for many years. Evelyn helped on the farm for most of her life. Her other jobs included cleaning chickens for area folks, selling black walnuts and painting houses.
Evelyn was a true kid at heart. She enjoyed all children and was the first to get down on the floor to play even into her later years. She was never one to turn the TV on for kids, instead she’d play games like hide the button, pin the tail, clothespin drop or just go outside to explore. Her philosophy through her entire life was to stay busy and active. She lived 35,539 days on this Earth and she’d often say “I made it another day, let’s go do something.” She was a lifelong learner up to her last day.
Preceded in death by husband Kenny Martin, son Louis Gibson, sisters Edith, Dorothy, brothers Rich, Abe, Bob, daughter in law Laureen. She shared this youthfulness with her 3 grandchildren-Kevin (Tammy) Gibson, Amy (Darrell) Eloge, and Lisa (Tony) Matthes. Evelyn had 6 great grandchildren-Tyler, Nicole, Trevor, Layney, Aryan and Lausyn; and one great, great granddaughter, Cora.
Some of Evelyn’s favorite activities were gardening, sewing, canning, baking cookies, picking flowers, and spending time with friends and family. She loved celebrating birthdays and holidays. She was the hostess with the mostest.

Proving that God’s timing is always perfect, Evelyn was baptized shortly after her 97th birthday. Her relationship with God continued to grow and will now continue forever in Heaven. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.



Visitation Thursday 5 – 7 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service 10:00 AM Friday (6/17/22) at Roeder Mortuary. Interment Ashland Cemetery.


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11710 Standing Stone – Gretna, NE


Mary Berry Murphy

12/2/1942 – 6/7/2022

Omaha – MURPHY, Mary Berry, age 79, of Omaha passed away peacefully on June 7, 2022. She was born December 2, 1942, in Omaha, NE to Charles Berry and Catherine (Berry) Galsche. She was a 1961 graduate of South Omaha High School and an active member of their alumni association. Mary worked in the travel industry for 40 years, even starting her own agency, Berry World Travel. Her unruffled nature and adventurous spirit made her the perfect world traveler. Mary, along with her devoted husband and golf partner, was a dedicated member of Oak Hills Country Club, where she developed long lasting and true friendships and was always at the center of the crowd with her infectious laugh.

She is survived by her loving husband Robert Murphy, Bogie (loyal dog), Roma Pate (sister), Raymond Galsche (brother), John Cvilikas (brother-in-law), Fred Murphy (brother-in-law), Kay Murphy (sister-in-law) and numerous nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death her by her Parents, brother James Galsche and sister Linda Cvilikas,

Celebration of life will be Sunday June 19 from noon to 3pm at the Oak Hills Country club 12325 Golfing Green Dr. Omaha. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted for the Estabrook Cancer Center, Josie Harper Hospice House and The Nebraska Humane  Society.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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


Harry Michael Pieper

Harry Michael Pieper was born 12/17/1943 and died on 6/5/2022. He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald (Jerry) Pieper; father, Harry H. Pieper; mother, Vera H. (Schaefer) Pieper; and sister, Pamela K. Pieper, He is survived by his four children; Sham M. Pieper, Michael J. Pieper, Daniel E. Pieper and Cheera J. Hibbard (Scott) and 9 Grandchildren in California and Nebraska.

Harry was born in Minneapolis, MN and attended Douglas Jefferson Vocational High School.  In 1962, he enlisted U.S. Navy (R), and served active duty until receiving his Honorable discharge as an Airman (E-3) in 1968.

In 1975, he re-enlisted in the Army; serving as a Military Policeman and Counter Intelligence Special Agent.  Harry served at Fort Devin’s MA, Fort Ord CA, Germany, and Korea.  He was Honorably discharged in 1992 as an acting Sgt. Major.  Harry served his country for 26 years and received many awards and medals, including three Meritorious Service medals and six Army Commendations.  He completed his career in Salinas, CA, as a Criminal Intelligence Specialist in Monterey County. Harry retired in 2006 and moved to Omaha, NE. His cremated remains will be buried at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel

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

Kelly, Martin G.

December 15, 1936 – June 4, 2022

Omaha – Preceded in death by wife Marlene Kelly, parents Gerald Kelly and Helen Kelly and sister Rita Meister. Survived by sister Judy (Kent) Hurlocker; children Patti (Tim) Thoma, Mike (Brenda) Kelly, Kevin Kelly, Peggy (Brad) Biffar, and Kathy Kelly; grandchildren Brandi (Cameron) Gales, Katelyn Schenkelberg, Alex Thoma, Brian (Jordan) Kelly, Jessica Kelly, Tyler Nieland, Cory Nieland, Ryan Lane, Kayd Kelly, Karsynn Kelly, Brantz Kelly; great-grandchildren Addison, Jesslynn, Cameron, Jr., Harper and Alexander; special friends Kara Kiddoo, Romina Perez, and David Wietlispach. Visitation Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 PM with Rosary at 7:00 at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St. Memorial Mass Friday 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 5419 N 114th St. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

James “Jim” Anderson

7/18/1937 – 6/3/2022

Age 84. Preceded in death by his mother, Opal (Wilt) Anderson; father, LeRoy Anderson; sister, Beverley Andersen; and brothers, Harold and Gerald “Jerry” Anderson. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Norma Anderson; brother, Carl (Linda) Anderson; children, Michael (Joanne) Anderson, Michelle Anderson, Suzan (Michael)Witkowski, Theresa (Vaughn) Richardson, and Michelle (Todd) Pinegar; 17 grandchildren; and many beloved great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11am Wednesday, June 8, with VISITATION prior to Service from 10-11am, all at Roeder Mortuary,2727 N. 108th Street, Omaha, NE. Private Family Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Omaha. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials to the American Heart Association, or Parkinson’s Nebraska.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel – 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE – 402-496-900

Lynne Elaine (Harrison) King