Mae Louise Emons, 79, was born Feb. 29, 1944 in Julian, NE, to Calvin Hilmer Strange and Jewel Dean Anderson. Mae passed away on Jan. 25, 2024 in Lincoln, NE.

Mae was joined in marriage to Ronald Lee Emons on July 5, 1963 in El Monte, CA.

She was a cook at various schools, daycares, hospitals and nursing homes. Including Concordia University, Seward and East Butler High School, Nevada, Schools, Crayon Campus and Williamsburg Daycare in Lincoln, NE.

In her free time, she enjoyed doing puzzles, auctions, camping, fishing, sewing and growing plants and flowers. She also collected many varieties of enamelware and salt and pepper shakers that she enjoyed displaying in her home. She loved baking pies, cakes, cinnamon and dinner rolls.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald L. Emons of over 60 years; sons, Ron and Margaret Emons – Omaha, NE, Robin Emons, Gresham, NE, Jason and Melissa Emons Hastings, NE; grandchildren, Amy (Emons) and Scott Hetherington Milford, NE, Danielle (Emons) and Chas Connors, Bee, NE, Nathaniel Emons, Bee, NE, Samuel Emons and Amanda Barker, Omaha, NE, Daisy Mae Emons, Fairbury, NE, Kenney Wochner, Grafton, NE, Zoe (Emons) and Amir Sognon, Cozad, NE, Tyler Emons, Hastings, NE; brothers/sister-in-laws, Calvin  and Carol Strange, Hatfield, Gary and Rita Strange, Nebraska City, NE; many nieces, nephews and cousins and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin H. Strange and Jewel Dean (Anderson) Pottorff; sister Twilla Ann Strange; great-granddaughte,. Bellamie Sognon.

Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Gresham Community Center, 700 Plum St. Gresham, NE with a private committal.

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