Ellen Catherine (O’Kane) Rowe

Ellen Catherine (O’Kane) Rowe 

May 25, 1962 – November 1, 2022

Ellen Rowe, 60, of Omaha, passed away peacefully in hospice care at Esprit Whispering Ridge on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Ellen was born on May 25, 1962, in Seattle, Washington.

Ellen is survived by her loving son, Thomas (“Tommy”) C. Rowe; sisters: Mary O’Kane (Joseph Graif), Julie Warner (James), and Corinne O’Kane (Scott Fleischman); brothers: Mark O’Kane (Joy) and Daniel O’Kane (Heidi Roehrich); aunts, uncles, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents Patrick and Patricia (Brady) O’Kane and brother Michael.

In April of this year, Ellen suffered a stroke and fought bravely for many months, but succumbed to complications of the stroke.

Ellen lived a full and joyful life. She enjoyed her job working as a dental lab technician, however, she enjoyed spending time outdoors more and always looked forward to spending time on the lake with her friends or fishing. But, above all else, Ellen loved spending time with family and friends; and her laugh was uniquely contagious. Ellen spent most of her life caring for others, including her brother, Michael; her mother, Pat; and her niece and great-nephew, Alecia and Aydrian (2). She made a point of accepting others in all their diversities. Everyone who knew Ellen knew what an exceptional person she was.

After her stroke, Ellen needed to be cared for in all aspects of her life. Along with her family, Ellen’s cherished friends, the Brashers’ (Paul, Toni, Becca, and Jocelyn), helped lovingly care for Ellen; and we are forever grateful to them.

VISITATION: Friday, November 4, 2022, 6:15 – 7:00PM, followed by a VIGIL at 7:00PM, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10:30AM, at Holy Cross.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations be made to Thomas C. Rowe to be directed by the family.



  • Rocío Granados Posted November 3, 2022 10:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss
    My heart is heavy today, and I know yours is too.
    I wish I could be there to comfort you as you grieve. I’m holding you in my heart.

  • Renee Dinges Posted November 4, 2022 9:57 am

    Thomas, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Feel free to call if you would like to talk. Lot’s of love, Renee Dinges

  • Jan schnack Posted November 5, 2022 8:04 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing. I worked with her years ago at a Dental office. She was a wonderful person! She will be missed!

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