Madylon Carol (Gregg) Anker
May 19, 1938-June 12, 2023
Madylon Carol (Gregg) Anker was born on May 19, 1938 in a farmhouse near Oakland, Iowa. She graduated from Oakland High School where she was a talented student and basketball player. She started college, but put her educational plans on hold to move to Florida and marry her one true love, Larry, who was serving in the Navy.
After her daughters were grown, Madylon went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned her degree in Education. She then spent several years as a popular art teacher at Gross High School in Omaha. Madylon was also a softball, volleyball and baseball umpire.
Madylon was extremely creative and had many hobbies throughout her life. She was a talented photographer and had a life-long love for gardening. She had “green thumbs” and she always had beautiful flowers and plants in and around her home. She also patented a volleyball device for referees to keep track of substitutions and rotations.
Madylon quickly became a friend to nearly everyone who met her. She was thoughtful, giving, caring and encouraging. People loved spending time with her. One of her most endearing qualities was her sense of humor, which was always on display.
She remained very active into her 70’s, when her health began to inhibit her mobility, but never inhibited her spirit.
Madylon passed away at Prestige Care Center in Plattsmouth, NE on June 12, 2023. Contributing to her passing was the death of her daughter Bonnie in September 2022 and suffering a broken hip in November.
She had previously been a resident at Heritage Ridge in Bellevue, NE since 2010 where she had made several good friends. She enjoyed bingo, and all the other activities at the facility. She sewed many baby bib overalls for other residents to put on their walkers as a handy way to carry needed items.
Madylon was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth & Frances Gregg; beloved husband, Larry; loving daughter, Bonnie. She is survived by her sisters, Phyllis Smith and Gilberta Racek, siblings (in-law): Don & Carolyn Anker and Jim & Loni Anker. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Madylon will be missed by her daughter, Lori; grandsons, John and Gregg.
Family will receive friends Sunday, June 18, 2023, from 5:30-6:30PM at West Center Chapel
Funeral: Monday, June 19, 2023, 1:30PM at West Center Chapel