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Loraine I. Hooks, 91, of Lyons NE


Loraine I. Hooks, age 91, of Lyons, Nebraska passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska.  A Celebration of Life service will be on Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons, Nebraska with burial at a later date.  There is no visitation.  Memorials are suggested to the Robert Klase – Rogers VFW Auxiliary, Lyons Community Club & Nebraska Humane Society.  Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons is in charge of arrangements.

Loraine I. Hooks was born December 16, 1924, in Kennard, Nebraska, to Lillard S. and Myrtle A. (Petersen) Jensen. She passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Oakland Heights in Oakland, Nebraska, at the age of 91 years.

Loraine attended country school, and graduated from Blair High School in 1941.  She loved gardening, cooking and especially shopping.

On August 22, 1945, Loraine and Leo Hooks were united in marriage in Omaha, Nebraska.  They were married almost 62 years.  They have one daughter, Melissa.

Loraine was a member of the Eastern Star and was a past Worthy Matron for Esther Chapter No. 208, OES.  She was also a longtime member of the Burt County Extension Club and the First Presbyterian Church in Lyons.  She was actively involved in the Robert Klase – Rogers VFW Auxiliary.

Loraine’s hobbies included anything to do with gardening, her club activities, camping, and her grandson, Søren.  She loved people and especially enjoyed talking on the phone, playing cards and taking care of her cat, Buffy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; and sister, Eleanor Hansen.

Survivors include her daughter, Melissa, of Papillion, NE; grandson, Søren also of Papillion; sisters and brother, Lois Eaton, Mary Ann (Ralph) Nielsen, and James (Joan) Jensen all of Omaha, NE; many nieces and nephews.

Loraine Hooks

Loraine Hooks

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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