Dorothy Jean (Shelledy) Lynes

Dorothy Jean (Shelledy) Lynes

September 25, 1937 – December 11, 2023

Dorothy Lynes entered Heaven on December 11, 2023. She was surrounded by loving family throughout her final days.

Daughter, Wife, Mom, Grandma, Friend, Educator, and Neighbor, were among the many roles Dorothy enjoyed in her life.

Preceded in death by parents, Earl Everett Shelledy and Elizabeth Millicent Jones Shelledy; siblings, James Robert Shelledy, Richard Earl Shelledy, and Elizabeth Lou Shelledy Shefland; and beloved husband of 60 years, Richard “Dick” Raymond Lynes.

Born on September 25, 1937, Dorothy was raised in Spirit Lake, Iowa, and graduated from the Iowa State Teachers College.  Marrying her college sweetheart, Dick Lynes, they raised their family first in Urbandale, Iowa, and then Omaha. She loved her family; husband, children, grandchildren, and grand-dogs, especially – Daisy, Kirby, and Ollie.  Her enjoyment of family gatherings, walks, the local TV news, newspaper, and crossword puzzles, helped define her last years.  Dorothy will be greatly missed.

Surviving family includes children, Kelly (Brian) Ridder, and their children, Matthew, and Erin; Todd (Denise) Lynes, and their children Olivia, Maria, and Lucas; Allison (Larry) Shanks, and their child Alyssa (Eric) Brown; and their grandchildren, Finn and Parker.

Per Dorothy’s wishes, No services will be held.


Memorials can be sent to Hands Hearts & Paws Animal Rescue of Omaha, NE.

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