Perry, Joan Hanson


JOAN HANSON PERRY, 86 of Lincoln, lived faithfully and fully by Jesus' command to "LOVE ONE ANOTHER!"

From her Gamma Phi Beta sorority sisters to her fellow parishioners at St. Michael Catholic Church, her many social clubs (TNT, "bridge" and book), her Calumet Ct., Pine Lake and Grand Lodge neighbors, she LOVED her FRIENDS.  From her speech therapy in Lexington to her continuous volunteer work with the Vietnamese and at Tri, Friendship Home, Lincoln Literacy, Junior League and Lincoln Law Wives, she LOVED her COMMUNITY. And, from her husband Ed of 55 years to her six children, together with their addition of her "chosen" children, 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, she LOVED her FAMILY, which she affectionately referred to by the acronym from their last names--i.e., P(hipps) H(effelfinger) A(bdo) M(ills) L(yons) E(vnen).

The inspiration for Joan's LOVE for her FRIENDS, COMMUNITY and FAMILY (or PHAMLE) was her core belief in and experience of Jesus' LOVE for her.

For the multitudes who were touched by her LOVE, you may further her memory with donations to either (1) the Joan Perry Scholarship Fund at St. Michael Catholic Church, 9101 S. 78th St., Lincoln, NE 68516, (p) 402-488-1313, which began in her honor in 2011 with donations from Ed's passing, or (2) Lincoln Literacy Council, 745 South 9th St., Lincoln, NE 68508 (p) 402-476-7323.

Visitation will be Friday 9:00am-9:00pm at the funeral home and Saturday 9:30-10:30am at St. Michael Catholic Church. Rosary will be at 7:00pm Friday at the funeral home with a Mass of Christian Burial-Saturday, 10:30am at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will be at 1:30pm at the Davey, NE St. Mary Cemetery. Fr. Kenneth Borowiak officiating.


Guestbook for Perry, Joan Hanson

5:38PM Oct 8th, 2017
I have great memories of Joani, she was always kind to everyone she met and the Perry family are special friends. I was fortunate to have known Joanie .
Morgan Tyner (Scottsdale , AZ)
11:09AM Oct 8th, 2017
Dear Perry PHAMLE, I am so sorry to hear of Joanieā€™s death. Since Judy and I became friends in first grade, I have so many fond memories of Joanie. I will miss her annual Christmas poems. Much love,
Lynn Goodbody Davidson (Chesapeake , VA)
12:17PM Oct 7th, 2017
Dear family of Joanie, Sorry that we were unable to attend services today and past week. We were saddened by the death of Joanie. We first met when she was in high school and I was working at the Chancery offices. All these years we had been friends and together in a Discussion Club, as well as other organizations. Both Joanie and Ed will be missed deeply. May God rest their souls and may God bless all of you. Al and Eleanor Hamersky
Eleanor Hamersky (Lincoln, NE)
7:51AM Oct 7th, 2017
Joanie was one of God's special people. Dick and I both admired her for all of her service to the city and the world. She made life better and more enjoyable for many many people. She will indeed be missed.
Maggie Sievers (LINCOLN, NE)
12:20PM Oct 6th, 2017
To our cousins, the Perry Kids...we are saddened to hear of your dear, sweet mom passing. She was a soldier of love, a beacon of caring light that burned bright whenever she was in a room. Her smile and warmth were contagious... we are all better people for having her in our lives! we were so glad to have been able to talk with your mom on Saturday, September 23rd, letting her know that her cousin, Margy Lea, passed away. She was understandably sad, but chased it away with a quick thanksgiving to the Lord for all the years they'd known each other. Now, they are holding hands in Heaven. We will remember your dad, mom and Judy in our prayers. God Bless!
Diane, Denise Kim, Karen and Kurt Korinek (Lincoln, NE)
12:12PM Oct 6th, 2017
Joan was a wonderful friend to me as a seminarian and as a young priest. She was a dedicated and active Catholic who lived her faith in charitable action. God surely loved her so much. May she now have the reward of her labors and the eternal life of the God she loved and served. My sympathy to the family.
Rev. James Benton (Minden, NE)
11:05AM Oct 6th, 2017
We will miss her so much at Lincoln Literacy. She was a wonderful person. Sincere condolences.
Mike Eppel (Lincoln, NE)
9:08AM Oct 6th, 2017
I mean at U of N.
Del Harding (Windsor, CO)
8:53AM Oct 6th, 2017
Joanie was a year ahead of me at LHS. She was such a pretty, charming person...always with a smile. My condolences to her family.
Del Harding (Windsor, CO)
10:16AM Oct 4th, 2017
My heart simply hurts upon hearing this news....there is no one I associate more with darling hand-written poems, love and laughter...(and amazing homemade cinnamon rolls --yes, we McGreers would ALL fight over them at Christmas)!!! Please please please feel our prayers and our condolences...Mrs. Perry was a one of a kind , LOVELY lady. Hugs and prayers for you all, Very sincerely, Mary McGreer Schmidt (and the whole McGreer family)
Mary McGreer Schmidt (Longview, TX)

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