WESLACO – Mary Jean Steward, 79, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco.
Mary Jean was born October 7, 1940 in Van Nuys, California to Louis J. and Pearl (Sonnenburg) Krajewski. The family moved to Lewellen, Nebraska, where Mary Jean received her education graduating from Lewellen Rural High School in 1959. She attended Chadron State College and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She married James E. Steward in 1960, and two daughters, Lou Ann, 1961 and Lori Lynn 1963, were born to the union.
The family lived in Lewellen, Chappell, Ogallala, and forty-five years in McCook, Nebraska; moving to Lincoln, NE in 2015. Mary Jean taught in Indianola, NE for 30 years. Her husband Jim passed away in April of 2019. She is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Hoehner and Lori (Gary Kratochuil) Steward; granddaughters, Lindsey Hoehner, Bonnie Lawrence, Christen Hoehner, and Catlyn Kratochuil.
Cremation will take place at a later date.
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