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Michele Lynn Woollen, 54, of Lincoln NE


Michele Lynn (Spires) Woollen was born to Robert and Donna (Land) Spires November 29, 1961 in Geneva, Nebraska. She passed away February 12, 2016 at her residence in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 54.

Michele was raised in Exeter, Nebraska and attended Exeter Public School and Exeter High School before graduating in 1980. She attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1984.

In 1985 she set out for Nacodoches, Texas to begin her managerial training for Wal-Mart. She worked at stores in Alva, Oklahoma, moving to Fremont, Kearney, Grand Island and Lincoln, Nebraska; her career spanning 30 years.

On November 20, 1999 she was married to Jerry L. Woollen in Lincoln at St. Mark’s Methodist Church.

Michele had a passion for travel, she was a voracious reader, and enjoyed spending time outside working in her yard. She loved spending time with her family and friends, but her greatest love was her two boys. Her loving and caring spirit, quick-witted humor and the unmistakable joy she brought to all around her will always remain with us.

She was preceded in death by her parents; mother-in-law, Leone (Johnson) Woollen; sister-in-law, Sherri Flood; brother-in-law, Randy Johnsen; nephews, Travis Volkmer, Alex Woollen; niece Laura Kopsa.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry; her sons Landon Jones of Melbourne, Australia and Logan Woollen of Lincoln; siblings, Vicki Kopsa of Lincoln, Spencer Spires of Lincoln, Kathy (Denny) Volkmer of York, NE, Sheila (Thomas) Ekeler of Oakland, NE; father-in-law, Bernard (Juanita) Woollen of Wilcox, NE; brothers-in-law, Ron (Sue) Woollen of Wilcox, Dennis White of Gothenburg, NE, Larry Johnsen of Alma, NE; sisters-in-law, Diane (Clark) Norblade of Axtell, NE, Cheryl (Gary) Gittelson of Oceanside, CA; numerous nieces and nephews, loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Thurs., Feb. 18th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln NE.

The Funeral Service will be held Fri., Feb. 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Lincoln NE.

Burial is in the Greenwood Cemetery in York, NE.

Memorials are suggested to the family for a later designation.

Michele Woollen

Michele Woollen

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