Rural Northwest Deanery Council of Catholic Women Day of Recollection is set for June 30, 10 a.m. at St. Ludger's Parish Hall, Creighton. Registration at 9:30 a.m. A free-will donation will be taken. All women are asked to bring a finger food to share; coffee, juice and rolls provided.
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Benefit for Denny Novacek, a member of St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha, is set for Aug. 23, 3-8 p.m. at Firefighter's Union Hall, 6005 Grover St., Omaha. All proceeds will be donated to the Novacek family to help with the mounting medical expenses in Denny's fight against pancreatic cancer. Admission of $10 includes food and drinks, silent auction and live auction. For more information, contact Katie Day at 896-6708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAWYER-Eugene S., 65. Visitation 4 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both June 25 at St. Mary Church, Bellevue. Funeral Mass 10 a.m., June 26 at the church. Interment Bellevue Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents; two brothers. Survived by wife, Darlene; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Matt Brooks; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Dawn Sawyer, step-daughter, Emily Roberts, all of Bellevue; nine grandchildren; relatives.
RIPLEY-Nancy "Mary Jo", 62. Funeral Mass June 24 at St. James Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by father, Joseph McCarthy. Survived by husband, Roger; daughters and sons-in-law, Deb and Mike Corkery, Kim and Keith Sare, Julie and Jeff Krum-wiede, and Jaelynn; step-daughters and spouses, Jamie Logan, Stacie and Mike Klingbeil, and Karie and Joe Fayen; 18 grandchildren; great- granddaughter; mother, Helen McCarthy; siblings and spouses, Pat McCarthy, Dennis and Bonnie McCarthy, and David and Gail McCarthy; mother-in-law, Elsie Ripley; family; friends.
NOVOTNY-Blanche M., 86. Funeral Mass June 24 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Bohemian Cemetery. Prededed in death by parents; sister, Mary Panzer (Fremont). Survived by husband, Richard; sister, Betty Schneiber, Texas; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Thomas Burke, Florida, Susan Novotny and husband, Scott Laidig, Montana, and Carole and Dr. Dan Steier. Six grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Memorials to Marian High School in Memory of Blanche Novotny.
CONNELL-Rita, 89. Funeral Mass June 24 at St. Bernard Church. Interment Calvary. Preceded in death by parents, Mary and James Bennett; siblings, Fabian Wolf, Valerie, Verus and Audrey Bennett. Survived by husband, Joseph Connell; children and spouses, Sister Rita Connell, RSM, Mary and Jim Gehring, Patty and Joe Samson, Mike and Donna Connell, Lucy and John Incontro, and Mark and Sandy Connell; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Bennett; sister-in-law, Cora Mae Bennett; brother-in-law, Dick and wife, Marge Connell; nieces; nephews. Memorials to St. Bernard-St.
KNIGHT-Laurie Ann, 44. Visitation 5 p.m., June 25 at the funeral home. Funeral service 10:30 a.m., June 26 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by daughter, Melissa Brown. Survived by husband, Dean; son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Tiffany Bruber; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Roberto Ceballos. four grandchildren; nephews; sisters.
FINKE-DWYER-Jennifer, 30. Visitation 6 p.m. vigil service 7:30 p.m., both June 24 at the funeral home. Funeral Mass 11 a.m., June 25 at St. Gerald Church, Ralston. Survived by husband, John; parents, Iza Correa and Larry Finke, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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BRICK-Karen L., 35. Visitation 6 p.m., June 25 at the funeral home. Funeral service 10 a.m., June 26 at the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Survived by husband, Jason Brick; children, Christopher Otten, Taylor Krenz, and Christina Brick; mother, Peggie Coons (Claire Ortmeier); father, Stan Otten; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cory and Sherri Otten, Pat and Cari Coons, Mike Coons, Eric Watters, and Shane Watters; uncles; aunts; nieces; nephews. Memorials to the family.