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  • Obituary: Marcella "Marcy" (Gruber) Chaney, 87

  • Marcella "Marcy" (Gruber) Chaney, 87, of Omaha died April 22, 2014 at her home in Omaha. She was born on July 11, 1926 in Union to Simon and Helen (Bueler) Gruber. She attended school in Union through the 10th grade and the last two years attended the Nebraska City High School where she graduated in 1943.
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  •  Marcella "Marcy" (Gruber) Chaney, 87, of Omaha died April 22, 2014 at her home in Omaha. She was born on July 11, 1926 in Union to Simon  and Helen (Bueler) Gruber.  She attended school in Union through the 10th grade and the last two years attended the Nebraska City High School where she graduated in 1943.
        She married Earl Chaney on Nov. 9, 1947 in
    Logan, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1949. They had a son.
        She loved and honored her Heavenly Father and was a member of the Marshall Drive Baptist Church in Omaha. She was saved, baptized and joined the First Baptist Church in Nebraska City in June of 1941 and was an active member until moving to Omaha in 1959.
        In her younger years, Marcy was very active in sports.  She also drove in the stock car races in Auburn and at the Grand View Theater Track south of Omaha.
        Marcy worked in the office at the former Morton House Kitchens in Nebraska City for 17 years.  She began driving a semi  in 1961 and was one of the first female truckers in the United States.  She was an avid and loyal Nebraska Football / sports fan.
        She is survived by brother Rex Gruber of Omaha and many  nieces, nephews, cousins, and church “family” members.
        She was preceded by son Ralph E. Chaney; sisters Lucy Douglas and Elaine Teten; brother Darrell Gruber;  and Penny, her Shih-Tzu Poodle.
        Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City. Burial will be in the Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City. Marcy's family asks that those who attend the service wear Husker gear in her memory.
        Memorials may be given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
        Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
        Gude Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
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