Phyllis (Kuehner) Zoucha

Phyllis (Kuehner) Zoucha

Jul 4, 1926 – Apr 20, 2017

Age 90 years, passed away April 20, 2017.  She was born a Yankee Doodle Dandy, July 4, 1926 in Omaha, Nebraska to Walter and Julia Kuehner. Phyllis grew up in South Omaha and had quite fond memories of her time at South High. After high school Phyllis had jobs in the debt collection business, insurance industry, and the promotion department of the World Herald. While at the World Herald she was frequently photographed for promotions and feature stories.

On a blind date in early 1951 she met the love of her life, Adam Zoucha.  They married on September 6, 1952. Phyllis provided a loving, nurturing, and intellectually stimulating home to their five children. She was a huge support to Adam in his medical career.

Phyllis was a fun, creative, and imaginative woman and an accomplished artist.  Adam and Phyllis were big supporters of Creighton University.  Her Catholic faith was a constant in her life and a source of joy.  Phyllis will be missed by many.

Survived by sister, Gwendolyn Marshall (Gaylord) of Omaha; children: Anne McGee (Joseph) of Palo Alto, CA, Jill Fox (Steve) of St. Louis, MO, Thomas Zoucha (Gwen) of Tyler, TX, Jennifer Zoucha and Philip Zoucha, both of Omaha; seven grandchildren: Kevin Fox, Jeffrey Fox (Danielle), Adam Fox, Taylor Petersen (Andrew), Max Buerman, Katherine McGee, and Julia McGee ; two great-granddaughters, Molly and Lilly Fox. Preceded in death by parents, Walter and Julia (Jelinek) Kuehner; husband, Adam Zoucha; two sisters, Karlene Aldrup and Bobbette Schultz; brother, Walter Kuehner.

VISITATION begins Sunday, April 23rd at 5pm, with VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, April 24th at 10am at Christ the King Catholic Church.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Christ the King Catholic Church or New Cassel Foundation.




  • Karon Elder Posted April 20, 2017 5:53 pm

    We have great memories of Phyllis. . She and Adam were down visiting Tom and Gwen, we had Thanksgiving dinner at our house, after lunch Phyllis asked us if we knew how to play quarters. She pulled dice out of her purse and all my grandkids and kids began to look for quarters. We played all afternoon. Phyllis was so competitive and we all had so much fun.. know you will miss your Mom, prayers will be with all of you..

  • Kathy Salstrand Posted April 23, 2017 6:49 am

    I have so many fond memories of you mom ( I called her Burrie ). My earliest is being at Ba-Ba and Pum-Pum’s and getting to sleep with her and have hot chocolate in bed!
    I loved her sense of humor and laugh. Also her care and concern for others. She will always be in my heart.
    I’m so sorry for you’re loss. I know how much she loved each of you.
    Love to all,

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