Jacqueline Marie Belyan

Jacqueline Marie Belyan

May 10, 1936 – November 23, 2022

Jacqueline Marie Belyan, age 86, of Omaha, NE, passed away on November 23, 2022, at Hospice House, the Josie Harper Residence. Visitation for Jackie will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26th, with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at West Center Chapel.

She was born Jacqueline Marie O’Day on May 10, 1936. She attended St. Peter’s School in McKeesport, PA, graduating in 1954. On May 25, 1963, Jackie was united in marriage to Ronald Andrew Belyan at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in McKeesport. She loved the casino, looking at the moon, Nebraska sunsets, polka and country music, and Husker women’s volleyball.

Jackie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ronald Andrew Belyan, Sr. of Bellevue, NE; her children, Ron Jr. of Bellevue, NE, and Michelle (Jeff) Funke of Omaha, NE; grandsons Ethan and Aaron Funke of Omaha, NE; brother John (Marie) O’Day of Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Donald O’Day.

In lieu of flowers, please direct all memorials to Jackie’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website.

8 Comments

  • Judy (Ozbun) and Mike S. Wyzga Posted November 23, 2022 3:15 pm

    Dear Michelle and Jeff, Please know you and Ronny and extended families are in our hearts. I remember how kind your parents were to me during an especially difficult time; and now as you grieve, we hold you dear in our prayers, that you are comforted by good memories. Love, Judy and Mike

  • Tracy Lenz Posted November 23, 2022 7:44 pm

    I am so very sorry for Aunt Jackie. She was a sweet, kind soul and is now in heaven with her sweet and kind brother. Blessings and prayers to the family.

  • Michael Holland Posted November 24, 2022 4:10 pm

    I was so fortunate to have Jackie, and the entire Belyan family, in my life. Seeing Jackie and Ronnie hold my children was one of the happiest moments of my life. Jackie, I will forever love and miss you and that laugh of yours. I will miss the pancake sleepovers and the polkas at International Village. Thank you for always looking after me and my family. You are already missed.

  • Belinda Cardillo Posted November 24, 2022 4:16 pm

    Ronnie and Michelle,
    My heart is broken hearing of Jackie’s passing. It is an honor that your parents are my Godparents and I am grateful for all the family memories we have shared. As a kid, our weekends were always so fun playing cards and getting together. I have missed all of you thru these years since you have moved out west. If only we could turn back time. Never forget our great nicknames for Jackie…”Bubb Yakkie”, “Sparkles” and “Moonbeam” She was a wonderful lady, loved and missed. Please give Ronnie “Smooth” a hug for me. Jackie is now in Heaven with Aunt Mary, Uncle John and I am sure Teta was waiting for her.
    Love,

    Belinda

  • Inccle3ß6 Posted November 25, 2022 2:32 am

    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Aunt Jackie. She was a great woman. I remember being the flower girl in her and Uncle Ronnie’s wedding when I was only five years old. We also have so many good memories of all of us getting together for coffee, donuts, and game nights at our house, plus we can’t forget all the family parties where Aunt Jackie made her great potato salad, but would go out of her way to make me my own potato salad with no eggs. She was the best!!
    Rest in peace Aunt Jackie until we meet again. We will truly be lost without you, and hearing you say, “everything ‘s going to be ok!” So Uncle Ron, Ronnie, and Michelle, in your own Mother’s words, “everything ‘s going to be ok” We wish all of you peace and solace in the days ahead..

    We loved you so much Aunt Jackie, and ask for your prayers for us here. You will truly be missed .
    Love, Donnie and Karen Cicco

  • Jo Groski Posted November 25, 2022 1:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy to you all. She was a wonderful lady.

  • Catherine Gudenrath Posted November 26, 2022 3:23 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Jackie’s passing. I will miss seeing her in the halls of Millard Senior Residence whenever I was visiting my own mother. She always had a witty response and a ready smile. She will be sorely missed.

  • Merci MATHEWS Posted November 28, 2022 5:40 pm

    Just heard today that JACKIE went to Heaven last WEDNESDAY. What a kind and beautiful person. Her friendship meant the world to me. – Rest In Peace JACKIE – Save a seat next to the winning video poker machine and we’ll pick up where we left off …. GOD BLESS HER WONDERFUL FAMILY…. ❤️ MERCI

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