Mary Schneider Stricker, 94, Gering

Mary Schneider Stricker, 94, of Gering, died Friday, August 17, 2012 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Her funeral service will be held at 10am on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Interment will be held at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. Her visitation is scheduled from 4pm until 7pm on Monday at Jolliffe Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Mary's honor be made in care of Prairie Haven Hospice.

Mary was born October 8, 1917 in Wellington, CO to Henry and Katherine (Brandt) Schneider. She came to the Scottsbluff/Gering area at an early age. She received her education in rural schools. She married Jake Stricker on January 15, 1939; they lived on the family farm all of their married life. Mary also worked at Ace Hardware for 15 years. After Jake's death, she moved to Northfield Villa.

She was a member of the Salem Congregational Church and also a member of Cedar Valley Women's Club.

She is survived by her daughters Eileen (Tom) Jones of Leavenworth, KS, and Donaleen (Ken) Messersmith of Kearney, NE; grandchildren Kim Montgomery, Michelle Graham, Melissa O'Carroll and Jake Messersmith their spouses; and three great grandchildren Hailey Montgomery, Cooper Montgomery and Chloe Graham.

Her parents, husband Jake, daughter Elvira Elaine Stricker, son Norman Jake Stricker, three sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

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