Cleone Margaret Sebek

Cleone Margaret Sebek

October 27, 1924 – June 5, 2024

Cleone  Margaret Sebek, 99 of Omaha passed away June 5, 2024. Cleone was born October 27, 1924 in Hartley, Iowa to the late Fred and Margaret  (Fink) Linder. She is survived by her husband of 64 years Joel Sebek ,  and a daughter Lori (Vince) Veach of Lenexa, KS . She had two grandchildren Ethan Veach, and Elise (Tommy) Trendel and four great grandchildren in the Kansas City area.One brother, the late Darrel Linder of Lima Ohio.,

Cleone worked in the popcorn company as well as deputy auditor  in Spencer, Iowa.  She worked 8 years in  direct sales for Home Decorators where she won top National sales awards. Later in Omaha she was involved in PTA, Mother Singers, School librarian,  and active in 4-H. She was in the North Omaha Republican Women’s club where she held positions of secretary, vice president and president. She won various awards for Republican work.. She was a member of the American Security Council and Eagles Forum.  She managed her church bookstore for several years. She enjoyed teaching children’s Bible studies and helping to organize Christian Charm Course for 5th-6th grade girls for over 15 years at church. Sharing Jesus and His love was a lifestyle for her. Selling  Herbalife was a 10 year part of her life helping nutritionally and helping  pay for her daughter’s college. She loved being a mom and poured herself into her daughter, Lori and all the many activities. Later she loved being a grandma of two., The last five years she was elevated to great grandma status and enjoyed monthly trips to Kansas to be with those special people. .

Her hobbies included golf, sunbathing, flower gardening, being in garden clubs, putting on programs for the elderly at nursing homes, being out of doors, Brittany spaniels and oil painting. She loved having company over for dinner and dominoes. She loved  to travel. For over 20 years, she and Joel went to Bonita Springs, Fl  for a month during  the winter.  For the past 8 years she has gone on a  “girl’s” trip with her daughter, Lori to Waco, TX, Bonita Springs, FL ,Lake  Okoboji, IA and various places which always included time in the sun!

Many of these accomplishments were written up in the Who’s Who’s in  Nebraska in 1977.

A Celebration of Life Party will be held on June 30, 2024 at 3:00 PM at The Arbor Event Venue in Omaha at 14040 Arbor St. . It will be a celebration of 99 years of an amazing , energetic woman and the life that touched so many!

Memorials are suggested to the Joslyn Castle or a donation for a tree to be planted in Cleone’s Honor.


  • Richard Paul Anders Posted June 16, 2024 4:38 pm

    We had a Cleone as a neighbor for many years.. She was a great person..

  • Lori Brunner Posted June 18, 2024 2:05 pm

    I loved it when she would come visit her daughter in Kansas. I didn’t know her name, but knew her as Grandma. I always enjoyed her smile, how she was always “put together ” and dignified contagious laugh, and friendly spirit. I will miss seeing her, and her visits to Kansas. I pray you are enjoying Jesus, and many exciting things in Heaven. Rest well my dear friend.

  • Deborah Jacobs Posted June 18, 2024 2:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  • Mary Aldinger Posted July 2, 2024 4:00 pm

    Cleone was a lovely, one of a kind person. She excelled in everything she did and was an exemplary citizen. She will be missed by many

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