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Cozad Resident: Mary H. Lemmer, Age 87

Thursday, March 26, 2020
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Mary H. Lemmer

Mary H. Lemmer of Cozad passed away Friday, March 20th, 2020 at Emerald Care Center at the age of 87.

Mary was born August 27th, 1932 at Holbrook, Nebraska to Elmer and Clarissa (Clarke) Hawthorne. She graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1951. On June 10th, 1951, she married Jerome Lemmer at the Evangelical Church in Cozad. Their union was blessed with 6 children, Randall (Mose), Gary (Dutch), Alan (Moose), Kelly (Flakes), Susan and Linda (Pot). The couple raised their family on the family ranch northeast of Cozad. She was a faithful member of the First Lutheran Church of Buffalo. Everyone she knew thought of her as a mother. She was always feeding people, deer hunters, pheasant hunters, etc.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Randall and daughter-in-law, Laura Lemmer.

Survivors include her children, Gary (Kathleen) Lemmer of Cozad, Alan (Leesa) Lemmer of Lexington, Kelly (Theresa) Lemmer of Cozad, Susan (Danny) Buffum of Lincoln and Linda (Dennis) Bauer of Omaha; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; brother, Harold Hawthorne of Cozad; sister, Betty (Ray) Kenney of Holbrook; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Online condolences may be shared at Memorials are suggested to the First Lutheran Church of Buffalo.

Private family graveside services were held Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at First Lutheran Church of Buffalo Cemetery with Rev. Vic Rasmussen officiating. Berryman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.