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  • Obituary: Mary L. Scheele, 81

  • Mary L. Scheele, 81, of Lincoln, died Aug. 5, 2013. She was born on May 15, 1932 in Blue Springs to Leslie and Bertha White (Shelley). Mary was a teacher in one room schools in and around Nebraska City and Fremont.
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  • Mary L. Scheele, 81, of Lincoln, died Aug. 5, 2013. She was born on May 15, 1932 in Blue Springs to Leslie and Bertha White (Shelley).  Mary was a teacher in one room schools in and around Nebraska City and Fremont.
        She received a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Nebraska. She became a children’s librarian in Fremont for approximately 15 years. Mary was active in the Christian Churches (DOC) in both Nebraska City and Fremont, serving in many roles.
        She was an avid quilter later in life. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary and husband, Don, loved to travel after retirement.
        She is survived by son  Mike (Dana) Scheele of Holton, Kan.; daughters Patricia (William) McReynolds of Manhattan, Kan., and Pam Wendelin of Crete; 10 grandchildren: Heather, Don, Richard, James, Suzanne, Andrew, Eric, Jill, Lori and Erin; nine great-grandchildren; brothers Eldon White, Les White, David White and Sam White; and sisters Becky Picolet, Verna Clement, Betty Gritz and Karen Collins.
        She was preceded by husband Donald, son Gregory Scheele, and infant brothers Marvin and Bobby Wayne White.
        Services are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Bethany Christian Church, 1645 N. Cotner, Lincoln. Visitation is at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Interment is at Ridge Municipal Cemetery in Fremont.
    Memorials are suggested to Bethany Christian Church.
    Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left at lincolnfh.com.

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