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  • Obituary: Mary Patricia Neerman, 93

  • Mary Patricia Neerman, 93, died Dec. 7, 2013. She was born Nov. 19, 1920 to Patrick and Marcella (Coyne) McMahon in Axtell, Kan.
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  • Mary Patricia Neerman, 93, died Dec. 7, 2013. She was born Nov. 19, 1920 to Patrick and Marcella (Coyne) McMahon in Axtell, Kan.  
    She grew up in Falls City and graduated from Sacred Heart High School then from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan.  
    On May 29, 1943, she married Charles Neerman.  They were happily married for 64 years until Chuck’s death in 2008.
    Mary had a special love for her family and enjoyed spending time with them.  Christmas was her special time of the year.  She loved decorating her home and sharing her collection of nativities with friends and family.
    Mary is survived by her daughter Marge Hammerschmidt and son-in-law Ben; grandson Eric Hammerschmidt; granddaughter Ann Burk and husband Chris;  four great- grandchildren, Jane, Ian, Stoney and Liam; sisters Marcella McMahon and Ella Jo Callahan; and brother Pat McMahon Jr.
    She was preceded by her husband, Chuck, and twin sister Marge Caldarulo.
    A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln and at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Martin, Carlson & Becker Funeral Home in Abilene, Kan.
    The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at St. Andrew Church in Abilene, Kan., with burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

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