Townsend, Mary Ann


Mary Ann Townsend, age 71 years of Lincoln, passed away April 12, 2018. Mary Ann was born on January 18, 1947 in Fairfield, Iowa to Jack and Leona (Schrader) McKinzie. She graduated Fairfield High School in 1965.
Mary Ann devoted her life to many masonic organizations at the local and state level. She was a member of Temple Chapter No. 271, Order of the Easter Star where she was Worthy Matron and held many offices. Nebraska Grand Chapter, O.E.S, where she was a Grand Supervisor and Grand Representative. Naphis Temple No. 66, Daughters of the Nile, P.E.O. Chapter FQ, President 2013-2015. Job's Daughters of Nebraska, Grand Guardian, 2003, and Bethel Guardian of Bethel 27, Lincoln. Mary Ann worked for the Sesotris Shrine for 16 years as the Hospital Patient Coordinator. Mary Ann enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, with New York and Okoboji being her favorite places, Broadway shows, and attending activities for her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.   
Mary Ann is survived by: Daughter, Julie (husband Bill) Thielen of Lincoln, son, John Townsend of Lincoln, son-in-law Kyle Luthans of Kearney, NE, Grandchildren Emma and Will Luthans, Jack and Nick Thielen, Jake Faimon, Kellen Townsend. Sister, Debbie (husband Dick) Hunt of Fairfield, IA. Niece and nephews. Many dear friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter Dina Luthans.
Visitation with family receiving friends will be on Wednesday, April 18th from 6pm to 8pm at Butherus Maser and Love Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, at 10:30am at Burtherus Maser and Love Funeral Home, 4040 A. Street, Lincoln, NE.
A Luncheon Reception will be immediately following the service at the IBEW Electrical Workers Union Hall, located at 1409 Old Farm Road (south of 14th & Old Cheney).
Interment will be held at a later date in Kearney, NE.
Memorials may be designated to the HIKE Fund (Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment Fund), and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Guestbook for Townsend, Mary Ann

11:36PM Apr 17th, 2018
I have fond memories of working with Mary Ann at Centel along with going to the house at Lake Okoboji with several other friends for a girls weekend. Those were the days when the kids were little and in grade school and high school. My prayers go up for all family members and friends
Diane Uhlig (Shawnee, KS)
1:05PM Apr 17th, 2018
Mary Ann was a dear friend and mentor to me during my years serving on the Sesostris Divan. Any success garnered during my year as Potentate owed a great deal to her wise counsel and many hours of dedicated work. She will be missed by many.
Keith Plummer (Lincoln, NE)
12:27PM Apr 17th, 2018
She'll be missed for her zippy spirit and unfailing kindness. With sympathy to her family at this sad time...
John & Cynthia Timmermier (Kennard, NE)
10:17AM Apr 17th, 2018
We are all going to miss Mary Ann dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends.
Joe Hunt-Family (Fairfield, IA)
10:37AM Apr 16th, 2018
Mary Ann was a "hoot and a half". We enjoyed seeing her and speaking with her when working for the Shrine. When she spoke of her children and grandchildren, which was often, you could feel the love she had for her family. Our deepest sympathy for the family and many prayers for the happy repose of her soul.
Luis and Rogene Villamonte (Lincoln, NE)
12:40AM Apr 15th, 2018
Prayers for Mary Ann's family and friends. She was an amazing lady whom I admired and called a friend.
Mary Kay Retzlaff (Norfolk, NE)
8:25PM Apr 14th, 2018
Thoughts and sympathy to the Townsend family.
Shirley DeVasure (Omaha, NE)
3:15PM Apr 14th, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Townsend family and Shrine family and friends. Mary Ann was a very special lady.
Edsel & Janice Grove (Cortland, NE)
3:13PM Apr 14th, 2018
Our deepest symphathy, thoughts and prayers to the Townsend family and Shrine family and friends. Mary Ann was a very special lady.
Edsel & Janice Grove (Cortland, NE)
2:41PM Apr 14th, 2018
Our prayers and thoughts are wth you. Mary Ann was a special lady.
Candy Martin (Fremont, NE)
7:11AM Apr 14th, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Townsend family. Sorry for your loss
Jim & Isobel Taylor (Omaha, NE)
11:58PM Apr 13th, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with the Townsend family
Suzanne Byler (Beatrice , NE)
10:59PM Apr 13th, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the Townsend family.
Anita Sohm (Bellevue, NE)

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