November 10, 1927 - October 25, 2019
Mary M. Shiers, 91, of Kearney, died Friday, October 25, 2019 at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, October 31, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Hannappel officiating and burial at the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 7:00 pm, October 30, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church with a Christian Wake service at 7:00 pm. Memorials are suggested to Kearney Catholic High School Foundation or St. James Catholic Church. Mary was born in Kearney to Jacob and Helen (Zimmer) Paitz. She graduated from Pleasanton High School in 1945. Mary attended Kearney Normal School. She taught at several rural schools in Buffalo County. Mary married Roger Shiers on June 5, 1948 in Pleasanton. They lived in Kearney and she stayed at home raising their children. Mary enjoyed being involved with and attending her children's school activities especially at Kearney Catholic High School, vegetable and flower gardening, going to horse shows, crocheting, sewing, she made sure the children were all involved with 4- H, she was a member of the Kearney Rustlers saddle club, she was on the election committee, loved raising animals, bird watching and going on family camping trips and trail rides. She enjoyed attending the Shiers and Paitz family reunions, was a book keeper for Rogers(Short) mechanic shop. She also liked to bake and prepare Sunday dinners especially fried chicken and you never left the house without eating first. Mary was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Mary is survived by her daughters, Ann Teply and husband Rodney of Loup City, NE, Sue Ellen Shiers and Mark Foell of Grand Island, NE; sons, Daniel Shiers and wife Theresa of McCook, NE, Michael Shiers and wife Katy of Kearney, NE, Mark Shiers of Lincoln, NE, Andrew Shiers of Alliance, NE, son-in law, Ron Nielsen of Grand Island, NE; brother, Joe Paitz of Pleasanton, NE; sisters, Rita Busch of Pleasanton, NE, Monica DeCarlo and husband Tony of Poulsbo, WA; 13 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Roger; son, John G. Shiers; daughter, Virginia Nielsen; three brothers, and one sister.
Mary M. Shiers, 91, of Kearney, died Friday, October 25, 2019 at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, October 31, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Hannappel officiating and burial at the... View Obituary & Service Information
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