January 27, 1934 – April 8, 2018
Born in Wood Lake, NE
Resided in Lincoln, NE
Emogene (Genie) May Sullivan
Emogene (Genie) May Sullivan, 84, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on April 8, 2018 surrounded by her family and loving husband of 67 years. Emogene was born in Wood Lake, Nebraska on January 27, 1934 to George and Harriett Mabel Pearson. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her sons Gary and Glen Sullivan, sister Shirley Deetz, and brother William Pearson. She is survived by husband George Sullivan, son Greg Sullivan (Linda), sister Georgia Belleville and many family members, grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and friends. Emogene grew up on a ranch south of Valentine, NE. This is where she met the man of her dreams when he was hired as a ranch hand on the family ranch. She was 17 and George was 23. They were married on June 10, 1951 at the Methodist Church in Valentine and honeymooned in Yellowstone, Wyoming. In 1952, she and George moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and started their family. She had three boys, Gregory Francis, Gary Scott and Glen Lee Sullivan.
Emogene (Genie) was an avid quilter, fisherman and enjoyed hosting family and friends at their cabin at Sherman County for 29 years. Over the years, she was a den mother, member of PEO, volunteer and lifelong husker fan. She loved to dance and sing and cherished the Christmas holiday. She was a member of the B & S Club (bowling and sewing) and had a strong faith and love for the Lord. She will always be remembered for her beautiful white hair and loving spirit. She earned her wings.
A celebration of Genie’s life will be at 11:00am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 8550 Pioneers Blvd.
Visitation beginning at 3:00pm on Thursday, April 12th with family greeting friends from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm and concluding with a prayer service at Roper & Sons South Lincoln Chapel 3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill Road)
Memorials can be sent to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, University of Nebraska N Club, or Quilters Guild.
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