Sister Barbara Markey, N.D.

Sister Barbara Markey, N.D.

November 15, 1934 – April 3, 2021

Preceded in death by parents, James and Elizabeth (O’Brien) Markey; brothers: Joseph, John, and James; sisters: Sister Campion Markey O.S.F., Rosalie Craig, Joan O’Connell, Mary Mangus, and Regina McCulloh.  Survived by Notre Dame Sisters; brothers-in-law, Richard Mangus and Douglas McCulloh; sister-in-law, Sharon Markey; numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Friday, April 16th from 4pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, April 17th at 10am at St. John Catholic Church at Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza. The church asks that people  register for the funeral at 402-280-3031.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Notre Dame Sisters.

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  • Rev Richard Whiteing Posted April 8, 2021 9:16 am

    My condolences to the Sisters of Notre Dame and to Sr. Barbara’s family. I am grateful for all that Sr. Barbara did for the Church here in the Archdiocese of Omaha; especially her work in the family Life Office. Sr. Barbara ought to be remembered as one of the great leaders in giving the Church tools with which to carry out its Mission to the people of God.

  • Pat Sexton Posted April 8, 2021 7:44 pm

    Sr. Barb was many things to me, friend, counselor, teacher, cheerleader, mentor and above all example of what a woman of God is. She has been a part of my life from the time I was a child and responsible for my becoming a therapist. She experienced much pain some of it from within her own Church, yet she kept her faith. My love for her leaves an empty void in my heart now that she is gone, but I know God is enjoying her quick wit and Irish sense of humor.

  • Daniel York Posted April 8, 2021 9:06 pm

    Many positive memories. R.I.P.

  • Barbara Cockerill(Shanahan) Posted April 9, 2021 10:40 am

    Sr. Barbara Markey (Sr. John when I was in high school), was a positive influence in my life throughout my high school days! Se was the director/producer of “The King and I” while I was in high school at Neumann High School in Wahoo! Will always remember her, and the impact she made on my life!!

  • Andrew Lyke Posted April 14, 2021 10:09 pm

    Being mentored by Sister Barb is among my greatest blessings as a Catholic family life minister. Sincere condolences to her family and community. May she rest peaceful in the everlasting arms of God.

  • Mimi Amondsen Coffman Posted April 22, 2021 10:16 am

    Teacher, mentor and treasured friend who gave so much to so many. Her faith and strength even in adversity was amazing. In the hardest of times she continued to give of herself and her talents. She was an extraordinary woman who will be missed by many whose lives she touched. Rest In Peace dear friend.

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