Mary Ann Method, 98, of Tekamah NE

Mary Ann (Blackwell) Method was born May 26, 1918 to Jesse and Clara (Kroehler) Blackwell in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska, at the age of 98 years.

Mary Ann graduated from North High School, in Omaha, in 1936. In high school, she was the girls’ ping-pong champion. She attended business school, and prior to marriage, worked for Guaranteed Mutual.

Mary Ann married George William Method November 28, 1943. They lived on a farm in Burt County, in the Quinnebaugh Township, all their married life. Mary Ann, a city girl, adjusted quickly to being a farmer’s wife. To this union, five children were born; Barbara, Eileen, Linda, Marilee and Bill. Following the death of her husband on January 26, 1980, she remained on the farm, while her son farmed. In 1986 she moved to Tekamah, Nebraska.

She was an active member of the Riverside Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, pianist and secretary. She was a 50 year Eastern Star member, having served as Worthy Matron in Decatur, Nebraska. She was active in the Extension Club. She served on the Board of the Chatt Senior Center. She loved everyone and enjoyed her grandchildren, dancing, reading and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; grandchildren, Janelle and Derek Curtis.

She is survived by her children, Barbara (David) Anderson of Watsonville, CA, Eileen (Jerry) Klindt of Anthon, IA, Linda (Richard) Curtis of Chittenango, NY, Marilee (Russell) Jensen of Omaha, Bill (Laurel) Method of Decatur; grandchildren, Angela (Rodrigo) Enriquez of San Francisco, CA, Kurt Anderson of Santa Cruz, CA, Lisa (Scott) Dulitz of Shawnee, KS, Jason (Nichole) Klindt of Kansas City, MO, Ryan (Andrea) Curtis of Syracuse, NY, Kimberly (Greg) Palmer of Omaha, Lori (Joe) Felstow of Omaha, Jessica (Drew) Iverson of Huron, SD, Andrew Method of Raleigh, NC, Derek Method of Decatur; sister, Donna Beth Head of San Marcos, CA; eight great grandchildren and one on the way.

Visitation will be Thurs., Sept. 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends during this time with Eastern Star Service at 7:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service is Fri., Sept. 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Baptist Church.

Burial is in the Tekamah Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.


Mary Ann Method

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