Ann M. (Seymour) Chaney

Ann M. (Seymour) Chaney

November 27, 1945 – November 18, 2022

Preceded in death by parents, Marian and Bill Seymour; and brother, Bill Seymour.

Survived by husband of 57 years, Bob; sons, Rob (Stephanie) and Jim (Kelli); daughter, Bridget Gould (Jim); 4 grandchildren: Robby, Aleksandra, Samantha, Hayden, Jackson, and Ian; and brother, Bob Seymour (Kathy).

Ann was a beloved teacher at Millard South High School, highlighted by selection as Teacher of the Year – the first secondary teacher so honored in Millard. She was very much loved and deeply appreciated.

VISITATION: Monday, November 28th, 9:30AM with 10:30AM MASS at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S St. Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

To view a live stream of the service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button.

Memorials will be directed by the family.

20 Comments

  • Aline Jones Posted November 23, 2022 3:00 pm

    Condolences to Ann’s family. She was a wonderful person and an excellent caring teacher.

  • LYNNE ELWOOD Posted November 23, 2022 4:55 pm

    Ann was a kind person and a great teacher. She will be missed. Sending the family my condolences.

  • Richard D. Brown Posted November 23, 2022 4:56 pm

    It was my privilege to know Ann as a colleague and friend. She was a demanding teacher, a characteristic driven by hour love of literature and writing. Many of the students we shared over a couple of decades developed their writing skills considerably with her instruction and she published classroom-based anthologies of her students’ writing, which supplemented the larger creative arts magazine the Literary Club sponsored. Ann was also a sponsor of the creative arts magazine. My condolences to her family.
    Richard D. Brown
    Social Studies/Language Arts
    Millard High/Millard South, 1973-2009

  • Stan Hale Posted November 27, 2022 7:54 am

    My condolences to the family of Ann Chaney. She was an outstanding teacher while I was at Millard South. She touched many lives and made a difference in the lives of students. She will be missed.
    Stan Hale, Vice Principal, Millard South (retired)

  • Matthew Westercamp Posted November 27, 2022 4:29 pm

    My condolences to the family of Ann Chaney. While almost 30-years have passed, I still remember my time in Mrs. Chaney class. Good memories of a teacher that believed in both the subject and the students lucky enough to cross her path. Matthew Westercamp (Class of 1995).

    • Angela Kros Cutler Posted November 27, 2022 6:33 pm

      My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved Mrs. Chaney. She was such an extraordinary teacher and person. She brought out the best in her students and I actually chose a creative writing path for my career because of her thoughtful guidance and the genuine care and concern she showed me as a student in her creative writing class. I’ll never forget when she showed up at my graduation party because I talked up my graduation cake so much in class that she said she needed to try it! 🙂
      May the wonderful memories you all have of her provide you comfort in the days ahead. She truly made a difference in my education and most importantly, in my life.

  • Tammy Bacchi Posted November 27, 2022 5:50 pm

    One of my favorite teachers at Millard South. My sympathies to her family and friends.

  • Mari Patania Posted November 27, 2022 6:31 pm

    I was lucky enough to have Mrs. Chaney as my English teacher the first year she taught, and for a few years after. She was my inspiration to be a writer, and an English major in college! When I graduated from UNO with my BA, she was graduating with her masters. I was so excited to know we graduated together. I touched base with her a few times over the years, and will member forget her. Her legacy will go on!

  • Anne Denton Posted November 27, 2022 6:40 pm

    Mrs. Chaney was an amazing teacher. She sparked my interest and love of writing over 35 years ago when I had her as a teacher. She is one of the reasons that I went on to become a writing teacher. My thoughts and prayers to her family . (Class of 1987)

  • Laurie Gunderson Posted November 27, 2022 7:09 pm

    I loved Mrs. Chaney! She was smart, funny, energetic and inspirational. She was a big reason I majored in English in college; she believed in me and I knew it. Class of 1985.

  • Katherine Brown Posted November 27, 2022 7:27 pm

    Wonderful teacher! What a loss to her family and friends. My condolences.

  • Justin MacNair Posted November 27, 2022 7:44 pm

    Condolences to the family of Mrs Chaney

  • Susan Hardester Posted November 27, 2022 7:56 pm

    My condolences to the family of Mrs. Chaney. I have known her ever since I was in high school. She was not a favorite teacher, friend, but also like a second mother. I didn’t have many friends in school but she was always there for me when I needed someone to talk too. May she rest in peace.

  • Marc Shkolnick Posted November 27, 2022 7:57 pm

    May Ann’s memory be an eternal blessing.

  • Phyllis Glab Posted November 27, 2022 8:19 pm

    My condolences to Ann’s family. We worked together at Millard South for several years and it my pleasure to know this wonderful, kind, and helpful teacher. May Ann rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

  • Amy Kaup Posted November 27, 2022 8:51 pm

    I was lucky enough to have Mrs Chaney as my home room teacher and classroom teacher. She was as so kind and truly cared about all of her students. I was fortunate enough to keep up with her on Facebook over the past several years. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Millard South Class of 1993.

  • Mark Russell Posted November 28, 2022 6:22 am

    She was a great teacher and made sure to make each of her students feel special. She had a gift and when I went back to visit my homeroom teacher after I had graduated I made sure to stop in and see her also. She’ll be missed and did a great job of making sure she touched and changed many lives while she was here.

  • Justin F Mac Nair Posted November 28, 2022 9:21 am

    Mrs. Chaney was my favorite teacher of all time. I had more to say but it said my post had too many characters

  • Bruce Seymour Posted November 28, 2022 9:31 am

    My cousin and friend. You will be missed.

  • Christy Christenson Heller Posted January 21, 2023 12:43 am

    Mrs. Chaney was my favorite teacher. I am so sad to hear that she has passed away. Much love to her family as I am sure she was so loved and adored by them. ❤️

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