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Jill Boatright Johnson

Alumni Remembrance
JILL JOHNSON
Date of Birth
March 28, 1949
Lebanon, Kansas
Entered into Rest
August 20, 2015
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ~ 10:00 a.m.
Bishop Neumann High School ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Monday, August 24, 2015
Visitation ~ 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Neumann High School ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Memorials

Saunders County Catholic Schools or In Care of the Family

Jill Johnson, 66 of Wahoo, NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo. She was born March 28, 1949 in Lebanon, KS to William and Margaret (Leonard) Boatright. Jill graduated from Gibbon High School in 1967 and Kennedy College in 1971. On June 19, 1970, she was united in marriage to Paul Johnson at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelton, NE. Jill has spent the past 30+ years teaching 7th and 8th grade English at St. Wenceslaus and Bishop Neumann Schools.

Jill not only worked at Bishop Neumann, but the people of St. Wenceslaus and Bishop Neumann were her extended family. She loved her Junior High kids and she was a mother figure at Neumann. Every day she encouraged her kids to read and she was an avid reader herself. Jill was a Junior High Lead Teacher and a Co-Moderator of the National Honor Society.

Family was a very important part of Jill’s life. She was a proud mother and she loved her grandchildren. She always enjoyed playing cards, traveling with her husband Paul, and going to the movies. Jill was also a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, the St. Wenceslaus PCCW, and the FFI (Foolish Female Investors) Club.

She is survived by husband of 45 years, Paul Johnson; children, Adam (Carrie) Johnson of Wahoo, Bil (Brandi) Johnson of Wahoo, and Beth (Jon-Erik) Divis of Wahoo; grandchildren, Kenna and Avery Johnson, Jack and Sam Johnson, Oscar Divis, and a soon to be grandchild due in August; sister, Jamie (Phil) Maddern of Oklahoma City, OK; brother, David Boatright of Colorado Springs, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Alex Divis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Sally

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It is with much sadness that I am sending this. John was a wonderful friend to Mike & I during our JFK years. We had so much fun and the stories we could tell about this man could fill a book. Unfortunately I hadn't noticed that his e-mails of jokes and stories had stopped so didn't think to inquire. Consequently I do not know what type of cancer he was battling or for how long, I am planning on calling his wife in a few days and if I have more info I will... pass it on. Sometimes our lives get in the way and we do not stay in contact with dear friends the way we should. Then something like this happens and you end up kicking yourself saying "Why didn't I just make a phone call to check in?" Opportunity lost . Just know John that we love you, loved the wonderful years we spent with you and will never forget you and when we do think of you it will always be with a big smile on our face, remembering that wonderful smile and laugh of yours.
Sally, John V.Greece: Passed Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:20 PM after a heroic battle with cancer. He is survived by Rita, his devoted wife of 25 years, daughter Jennifer (Jim Malley) Sally, son Vincent (Maria Mammano) Sally, step-daughter Kelly (Rick) Hobbins, step-son Tony (Lida Moore) Camarata, and 5 adored grandsons Jude Malley, Dean Sally and Adam, Mark and Sean Hobbins, brother Robert (Jill) Sally, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law and many friends. Also, his devoted business associate and office manager Vanza McEntee.John was a graduate of Manlius Military Academy and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kennedy College in Nebraska. He taught briefly before finding his niche in the insurance industry which led to ownership of the John V. Sally Agency. John loved to travel, cook, entertain and golf. He was a 17 year member of Ridgemont Country Club which was his second home. A testament to his beautiful heart was how he loved all 4 children as his own, and that love was returned. Beautiful man, heart and soul. 
 

Thank you Bucky

 

 

John V. Sally
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Greece: Passed Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:20 PM after a heroic battle with cancer. He is survived by Rita, his devoted wife of 25 years, daughter Jennifer (Jim Malley) Sally, son Vincent (Maria Mammano) Sally, step-daughter Kelly (Rick) Hobbins, step-son Tony (Lida Moore) Camarata, and 5 adored grandsons Jude Malley, Dean Sally and Adam, Mark and Sean Hobbins, brother Robert (Jill) Sally, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law and many friends. Also, his devoted business associate and office manager Vanza McEntee.

John was a graduate of Manlius Military Academy and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kennedy College in Nebraska. He taught briefly before finding his niche in the insurance industry which led to ownership of the John V. Sally Agency. John loved to travel, cook, entertain and golf. He was a 17 year member of Ridgemont Country Club which was his second home. A testament to his beautiful heart was how he loved all 4 children as his own, and that love was returned. Beautiful man, heart and soul.

We thank Wilmot Cancer/UR Med and Lifetime Care for their treatment, compassion and sincere effort.

Friends may call Thursday 2-7 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 9:30 Friday at Our Mother of Sorrows Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilmot Cancer/UR Med or Lifetime Care.
 
 
Funeral Home
Farrell-Ryan Funeral Homes
777 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14612
(585) 225-0248

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on May 12, 2015
 
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Katherine (Riley) James

Alumni Remembrance

Hi JFK alumni group......here is the information that Kitty's sister Christine shared with me in the Obituary of Kitty's life. Not sure how to post to the JFK alumni page on "remembrances." I actually am locked out of getting on...can someone direct me as to how to get back onto the site?

If anyone in the Wahoo area knows who the musical director of the New Generation group was please share with him...I have forgotten his name and any of the others in the New Generation who knew Kitty. We had an awesome group of singers back then with the group! and in the theater group with Mrs. Dillow.

Please keep Kitty in your prayers and also her siblings and family as they grieve for the loss of their loved one. Please share with others that you know from the college during the time we were students there 1971-1974. Christine also attended JFK but only for a short time so we have renewed old friendships.

Rich sends his best to everyone as well from here in Upstate NY.

Debbie and Rich
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Deb

Here is what I sent to the Union Leader. Kitty approved it minutes before she fell asleep for the last time. How many of us get to do that?

Thanks for getting this information to those you think would want to know at JFK.

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Christine


Sent from my iPhone

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Christine
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Katherine Louise [Riley] James 1953 – 2015

On April 16, 2015, Kitty [Riley] James chose to end her 55-year battle with Type I Diabetes at her home in Nashville, TN. She was 62.

Kitty was born in Manchester, NH, to Paul Jordan and Frances Louise [Hartnett] Riley. Growing up in Manchester, the oldest of three girls, she was a participant of Blessed Sacrament, St. Anne’s, and later St. Joseph Cathedral. In her adult life, she was a decades-long follower of the teachings of the Church of Scientology, working for the organization for many years before retiring in 2012.

She attended Manchester schools [Blessed Sacrament School, McDonald School, Immaculata High School] before graduating from Manchester Central High School in 1971. She later attended Juliet Gibson School in Boston,MA, John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo, NE, and Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. For much of her adult life, she worked in the fields of legal and church administration.

She is predeceased by both parents, and is the widow of Fred James formerly of Boston MA. She is survived by her husband, Mike Walimaa of Nashville, TN; son Benjamin Moses, his wife Emily and their children Sylvia and Ari, of Charlottesville, VA; son Eddie Semrad of Dallas, TX; sister Christine Riley and her husband Michael Koza of Asheville, NC; her sister Karen Godzyk and her husband, Chuck of Tucson AZ, and their children Mark, Chris and Beth.

From her very early years, Kitty was known for her beautiful singing voice, her quick and contagious laugh, and her deep and abiding appreciation for very bad puns.

Kitty has requested that there be no formal memorial services. She has donated her body to scientific research
in Nashville, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pediatric Research Fund of the Joslin Diabetes Clinic in Boston, MA.
Follow this link -- Joslin Clinic -- or mail check to Joslin Clinic, One Joslin Place, Suite 745, Boston, MA 02215.

 

If you would like the family's address to send a note you can request it from Lynette.

 

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Denise A. Mahoney

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Denise A. Mahoney 

(June 3, 1951 - January 11, 2014) 
Denise A. Mahoney

A Funeral Mass for Denise will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Exeter. Father Tom Kuffel will officiate the Mass.

Visitation for Denise will be held on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farmer Funeral Home in Exeter. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church.

Burial will follow the Funeral Mass in the Exeter Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

Denise Ann Cerv Mahoney was born to Robert Henry Cerv Sr. and Phyllis Sithay Ann Pelton Cerv on June 3, 1951, at Lincoln, NE, and passed away January 11, 2014, at home in Exeter, NE at the age of 62 years, 7 months, and 8 days. She was one of 10 children in the family.

Denise was born in Lincoln, NE and lived there until she was 7 when her family moved Kansas City, MO. When she was 12 years old her father retired from professional baseball and two years later he took a job teaching and coaching at John F. Kennedy College in Wahoo, NE. So when she was 14 she moved to Wahoo with her family and then attended Bishop Neumann Central High School and graduated from there in May of 1969. She then attended John F. Kennedy College where she majored in Elementary Education and met a young man from Williston Park, Long Island, New York. She graduated from John F. Kennedy College in May of 1972 and got married in June of 1972. Then both her and her husband went to Georgia to start their teaching careers and eventually made their way to Exeter, NE where they have made their home for the last 39 years. Denise spent 29 of those years teaching at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in York, NE where she touched many lives and was honored as Educator of the Year in 2012-2013 by the York News Times.

Denise was married to Robert J. Mahoney of Williston Park, New York, on June 17, 1972 and to them 2 children were born.

Denise was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church in Exeter, NE and throughout the years was very active in the Altar Society as well as a CCD teacher and a CYO teacher for many years. Her faith was extremely important to her and she found a way to live it every day of her life through her ability to love, laugh, and forgive. The most important people in her life were her family and friends and she made sure that they knew how much she loved them every day of their lives.

Denise was preceded in death by her mother Phyllis Cerv of Lincoln, NE, her maternal grandparents Chester Pelton and Pearl Pelton, her paternal grandparents Henry Cerv and Henrietta Cerv.

She is survived by her husband Robert J Mahoney Exeter, NE, her daughters Lisa Mahoney, Lincoln, NE, Brie Mahoney, Lincoln, NE, Sisters- Sithay Cerv, Fremont, NE, Sandy Harrington, Lincoln, NE, Karen Chambers, Oceanside, CA, Phyllis Willis, Baeshor, KS, Dawn (Todd) Ericson, Hawarden, IA, and Melissa (Randy) Lock, Blair, NE, Brothers – Robert H. (Mary) Cerv Jr., Alliance, NE, Joseph (Mary) Cerv, Overland Park, KS, and John (Maggie) Cerv, Gladstone, MO. Many nieces and nephews and cherished friends.

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Remembering Ed Mancini

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April 28. 2013 12:01AM
Edmond Raimond Mancini
Edmond Raimond Mancini, 66, of Corning, NY, formerly of Eastchester, NY died Saturday, April 13, 2013, after a valiant battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for over twelve years.

He was born January 21, 1947, the son of Raimond and Jean (Cabaret) Mancini both who predeceased him.

He was also predeceased by his beloved son, Eddie, who died in 1988. Ed was a graduate of Eastchester High School in Eastchester and John F. Kennedy College in Nebraska.

Ed thoroughly enjoyed his new home in the Southern Tier where he moved after meeting his wife, Judith Cross.

He was a communicant of All Saints Parish and a proud member of the Corning Rotary.
Ed was a passionate, big-hearted, caring neighbor and friend who never hesitated to assist those in need.

Rally-at-the-Alley, Wineglass Marathon, Market Street activities, Rotary fund raising, hockey nights – Ed was there to volunteer to ensure success. “Valentines for Vets” was his endeavor which brought together scores of community members (mostly young people) to honor our nation’s veterans with valentines.

He was a cheerful helper whose only motive was to leave the world a better place.
In addition to his wife, Ed is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Nicole (San Marco) Mancini, and their children, Edmond Trey and Maggie Rose; brother, William (Theresa) Mancini; nephew, Christopher Mancini, and many Mancini and D’Alessandro relatives with whom he enjoyed the exchange of family stories.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3 at St. Mary Church, 155 State Street, Corning, NY.

Interment will immediately follow on Friday May 5th, 2013 at St. Mary Mausoleum in South Corning.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s name to the Salvation Army or to the All Saints Parish TV Mass ministry.
 

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Steve Furimsky

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Steve Furimsky, JFK Class of 1969, passed away in the Miami, Florida area December 2009.  No Obituary available.

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Edie Reese

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Edith Ione Reese  
(March 2, 1944 - April 23, 2012)
      Edith Ione Reese, 68 died peacefully at home with her family on April 23, 2012. Edith “Edie” was born in Wahoo, Nebraska on March 2, 1944. She married Richard Ives Reese in 1964 and they had two children, Lisa and Richard. She was widowed in 1968 and moved to Fort Collins, Colorado in 1970.Edie was known for her sense of humor and contagious laugh. She made friends wherever she went and would always find a way to connect with a person regardless of age or background; she was sincerely interested in what a person had to say. Edie embraced life and all of its experiences with courage, grace and a big smile. She was a source of strength and support for numerous friends, family members and co-workers. Edie is survived by her daughter Lisa Reese, son-in-law Kent Nixon, 15 year old grandson Willow, her son, Richard Reese, girlfriend Tara Beals and 11 year old granddaughter Alexis, of Fort Collins. She is also survived by her beloved brother Wallace “Wally” Polak and family of Bellvue, Nebraska and countless cherished friends, young and old. Edie’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for all of the love, support and guidance throughout her life and especially during the last several months. She will be dearly missed. A celebration of her life will be held on May 12, 2012 at 4pm at her home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Homer Fund Home Depot, USA, Inc. 2455 Paces Ferry Rd NW Building C-17 Atlanta, GA 30339
Pathways Hospice, Community Care for Northern Colorado Memorial Donations
 

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Dona "King" Grubbs

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Dona J. "King" Grubbs, 65, of Virginia, formerly of Newburgh, NY died Tuesday, February 21, 2012.  Graveside services; 12 noon Friday, February 24, Woodlawn Cemetery, Newburgh.  Arrangements: BrooksFH.com 845-561-8300.  Published: 2/24/2012

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Robert Wiseman

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Robert Wiseman history professor at John F. Kennedy College

 

Robert Lee Wiseman, 75, of Moberly died Sunday, September 12, 2010, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, MO.

 

Mr. Wiseman was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on September 20, 1934.  He served in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War.  He was a member of the V.F.W. and the Episcopal church.  He will be remembered by many for his 50-year career as professor of history and geography, most recently at Moberly Area Community College.  Robert volunteered at the Little Dixie Regional Libraries and served on the Friends of the Library board.  His family remembers him as a storyteller extraordinaire.

 

Mr. Wiseman is survived by two children Jonna Gail Wiseman Humphries and Eric McQuistion Wiseman of Columbia, grandson Ian Matthew Wiseman of Kansas City, bother William Wayne Wiseman of Cleveland, Ohio and sisters Mary June Boydston of Fairplay and Julie Ann Mabry of Collins, as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers Frank C. and H. David and parents Frank and Esther Wiseman.  Their immediate family was known in early vaudeville as The Wiseman Players.

 

His ashes will be interred in a private service at the Wiseman family plot in Gassville, Arkansas.

 

Obit from the Moberly Mirror and County Observer dated Sep 15, 2010 

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Mary Jean "Kuligowski" Cranny

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Mary Jean Cranny

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Cranny, Mary Jean
Apr 18, 1949 - Aug 3, 2011

 

Age 62. Omaha. Mary was born in Lincoln NE to Tony and Lois Kuligowski. Mary Cranny is survived by her husband, Dan of Omaha, NE; sons, Bryan and wife Sandy of Lincoln, NE, Scott and wife Elizabeth of Omaha, NE; daughter, Christina and Ryan of Omaha, NE; grandchildren, Nina and her 3 year old Best Friend Trinity. Also survived by the large family of her late parents, Lois and Tony Kuligowski; brothers, Edward and Kathy of Elgin, TX, Steve and Arlene of Lincoln, NE, John and Theresa of Lincoln, NE, James and Blanca of Austin, TX; sisters, Betty and Ron (late) Czaplewski of Grand Island, NE, Carol and Brent Wilson of Loup City, NE, Diane and Russell Panowicz of Ravenna, NE, and 16 Nieces and Nephews and families. Mary was valedictorian at Loup City High and graduated from John F Kennedy College in 1970. She united in marriage with Dan Cranny on September 4, 1970 and resided in Omaha, NE. Mary established Every Nook'n Cranny, a retail craft outlet where she made and enjoyed many crafter and customer friends. Arts and Crafts was a special joy to Mary. After a long bout with illness, unexpected complications resulted in Mary's death on 8/3/2011 at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, NE.
MEMORIAL SERVICE Sunday August 28th 2:30pm at Braman Mortuary, Southwest Chapel. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence
BRAMAN MORTUARY
Southwest Chapel
6505 S. 144 St. 402-895-3400

 


 
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 21 to August 27, 2011

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