Marie Kathleen (Prather) Gregory peacefully passed away in the presence of
family on Friday, June 2, 2017. Marie’s greatest joy in life was being involved
in the lives of her family. She treasured the time spent at sporting events,
musical performances, scholastic achievement presentations, birthday parties,
weddings, “Thanksmas” or any other time that she could visit with her family.
She was always the first to arrive (usually at least a half hour early) and the
last to leave any event. Marie was a great cook with “sweets” at the top of the
list. She also enjoyed garage sales, where she always found “good stuff” that
her family could use, and her Beanie Baby collection was a prized possession.
Preceded in death by her parents, Ross & Agnes (Roe) Prather; husband of 52
years, Lee E. Gregory; sons-in-law, Steve Boldt & Robert Kelly; siblings,
Pauline (Junior) Kelly, Jack (Rena) Prather, Edgar Prather & Shannon (Dean)
Survived by her children, Kathy Kelly, Sandra (Johnny) Boldt-Schuelke, Linda
(Jim) Rice, Bob Gregory, Jim (Peggy) Gregory and Tom (Kathy) Gregory; twenty
eight grandchildren; thirty four great-grandchildren; brother, R.E. (Terri)
Prather; many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Marie’s Life will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at
Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln 68510. Pastor
Kerry O’Bryant will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later time in the Hubbell,
NE Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family.