Molly Hanneman

Kearney resident, 88

KEARNEY — Amalia "Molly" O. Hanneman, 88, of Kearney died Monday, June 29, 2020, at St. John’s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday at Countryside Christian Church with the Rev. Ken Hutson officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Fredericksburg Cemetery south of Minden.

Visitation is 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.


Molly was born Dec. 3, 1931, in Kearney to Magner and Viola (Stuthiet) Nielsen. She grew up south of Minden and graduated from Minden High School in 1951. She moved to Kearney in 1952 and began working at St. Luke’s Nursing Home.

Molly married Marvin Hanneman on Feb. 6, 1957, in Minden. They made their home in Kearney. Molly worked as a nurse’s aide at Mosaic in Axtell, a cook and custodian at Northeast Elementary School in Kearney, and a custodian at Hilltop Mall until retiring in 2003. Molly was always there for her family, making them her No. 1 priority. She also enjoyed feeding the neighborhood squirrels and birds.

Survivors include her daughters, Lorelie Hanneman of Kearney; Deb Engler and husband Carl of Silver Creek; Ruthann Whatley of Kansas, Sarah Scoville and husband Bill of Sumner; son, Paul Hanneman of Kearney; brother, Burdette Nielsen of Cabool, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Molly was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Diana Taylor; two brothers; and one sister-in-law.

Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.

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