Mary K. McKernan, RN

McKERNAN-Mary K., (RN) – age 60 of Omaha, NE. a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend lived her life caring for others but left this world after a courageous battle with cancer being loved by all. She is preceded in death by her father, Everette J. Ostdiek. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, James P. of Omaha, children; Sean P. and Kristie McKernan of Dallas, James K. and Tanya McKernan of Kansas City, Brian T. and Staci McKernan of Omaha, Meghan K and Shawn Wiedel of Kansas City, Erin C. McKernan of Kansas City and Colin J. McKernan of Omaha. Brothers James (Mary Ellen) Ostdiek, William (Barb) Ostdiek, Robert (Laura) Ostdiek, John (Becky) Ostdiek and Dennis (Lori) Ostdiek and sisters Ann (Phil) Krieg, Victoria (Tom) Jaeger, Elizabeth (Mick) Smith, Theresa Dulkowski and Laurie (Kevin) Klein. Grandchildren, Thomas, Camden, Cooper, Harrison, and Joseph. Many nieces and nephews. Mary began her career as a nurse caring for others in Omaha before eventually moving to Hebron, NE where she and her husband, Jim, raised their family and she continued to touch others as a nurse, a mother and friend. After being diagnosed 7 years ago with breast cancer she continued to be a champion for cancer awareness and battled the disease until God took her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Thursday, 6 – 8 PM at the West Center Chapel with a Rosary Service at 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Gerald’s Catholic Church on 96th and Q Street in Ralston. Mary will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Estabrook Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital.


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