Mary Lou Sherman

Mary Lou Sherman

August 15, 1935 – August 24, 2021

Mary Louise Sherman was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on August 15, 1935.  The family moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1943.  Mary Lou graduated from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado, after earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.  She married Don Sherman in 1956. They raised their family of four children in Hastings, Nebraska.  In April of 1992, Don passed away.  In February 2002, she married Robert Donahue. The two moved to Omaha at the end of 2004.

Mary Lou passed away at home on August 24, 2021.  Survivors include husband, Bob Donahue; children, Leslie Jackson (Karl); Monica Peter (Greg); Dave Sherman (Mary); Ted Sherman (Audrey); grandchildren: Kate Peter, Sam Peter, Georgia Peter, Luke Peter, Mary Jo Peter, Kody Jackson, Grayson “Gray” Jackson, Madison “Maddie” Jackson, Don Sherman, Lucy Sherman, Emi Lou Sherman, Jacob Sherman, and Rylie Sherman.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 31st from 5pm to 7pm at West Center Chapel followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, September 1st at 10am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive.  Interment: Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, NE.  Memorials are suggested to Sisters of Loretto, St. Vincent de Paul for Masses, or Creighton University.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on our home page.



  • Kevin and Katie Donahue Posted August 25, 2021 7:53 pm

    Thinking about and praying for you during this time!

  • Steve and Lisa Thomas Posted August 26, 2021 8:32 am

    Prayers for the family at this difficult time.

  • Mike and Nancy Sutcliffe Posted August 27, 2021 10:52 am

    So sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers for Bob and the family.

  • May Vinci Posted August 31, 2021 9:06 am

    *My sincere condolences. I was a college classmate of your Mom. We kept in close contact until about five years ago. I dearly loved her and the world was a better place because of her. Eternity has opened its arms to her.
    May Vinci
    *posted with May’s approval by the administrative staff.

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