November 2, 1926 - August 24, 2021
Mary Yendra, 94, of Kearney, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society-St. John’s in Kearney following a short stay. Prior to that, she enjoyed her independent living at Regency Retirement Residence. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Home with Chaplain Steven Shanno officiating. Inurnment will follow at Riverside Cemetery near Gibbon. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later. Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Mary Rebecca Yendra was born on November 2, 1926, in Axtell, Nebraska to James T. and Katie (Battreall) Muchmore. She was married to K. Neil Yendra of Gibbon on January 16, 1947. They farmed for 33 years near Gibbon, then moved to Kearney, NE. After moving, she worked at the Kearney Head Start program and later as a volunteer for the Trails and Rails Museum. Mary enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, rock collecting, painting, genealogy, reading, and creating crafts. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James and Alvin Muchmore; her husband of 66 years, Neil Yendra, who died on November 29, 2013. She is survived by two sons, Patrick (Deb Stickney) Yendra of Kearney, and Carl (Dianne) Yendra of Laporte, CO; four grandchildren, Melissa (John) Minard of Austin, AR., Michael (Lacee) Yendra of Kearney, Zachary (Rachel) Yendra of Laporte, CO, Whitney (Derek) Herider of Laporte, CO; ten great-grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. To all her beloved family, she was known as “Grandma Mary”. She loved them all.
Mary Yendra, 94, of Kearney, died Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society-St. John’s in Kearney following a short stay. Prior to that, she enjoyed her independent living at Regency Retirement Residence. Memorial services... View Obituary & Service Information
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