Jean O’Neal Thurmond

THURMOND, Jean O’Neal Feb 28, 1926 – Mar 12, 2013 Born in Omaha, Nebraska to Florence and Jack O’Neal, Jean graduated from Central High School, where she met the love of her life, Bob Thurmond. Together they raised four daughters and shared 67 years of marriage. Jean attended Duchesne College and was a member of Alpha Phi sorority at the University of Nebraska. She was a sustainer in the Junior League of Omaha, a member of the Omaha Symphony Guild Debutante Ball Committee and the Women’s Aksarben Ball Committee. A founding member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Jean practiced her faith with devotion. She loved her family, her dear friends, and excelled in golf, bridge and gardening. Jean is survived by her husband, Bob; daughters: Patty (Dave) Kunsemiller, Jessica Thurmond and Susan (Jack) McMannama, all of Omaha, and “fifth” daughter, Mary Ali Vivanco of Puebla, Mexico. She was predeceased by daughter Elizabeth (Betsy) Brownrigg in 2009. Jean is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brian (Kate) Brownrigg (Lauren, Harrison and Ava), Jennifer (Justin) Miera ( Cedar and Bohdi), Kate (Dan) Parker (Betsy), Alison Kunsemiller and fiancé John Bylsma, Anne Kunsemiller, Robb (Stephanie) Pantano (Ross, Isabella and Sofia), Sarah (Mike) Scott (Jessica, Allison, Peyton and Alexis), Beth Pantano, John McMannama and fianceé Kelly McAleer, Carolyn (Chase) Sutton (Eloise and Edith); and many dear nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, six sisters and one brother. VISITATION begins Friday, March 15 at 6pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Saturday, March 16 at 1pm at Christ the King Catholic Church. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Christ the King Catholic School Educational Trust-Thurmond Family Scholarship.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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