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Lois Shea

May 8, 1963 — October 5, 2020

Lois A. Shea, 57, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died October 5, 2020 at Cozad Community Hospital.

Lois was born May 8, 1963 in Cozad, NE to Elvin and Imogene Hansen Buss. Lois attended school in Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School in 1981. She then went on to a business college in Denver, CO.

Her first job was at Paulsen Building and Supply in Cozad, NE after college. Lois went to work for Bellamy Grain and All Points Cooperative for over 12 years.  She was employed at Petersons Supermarket in Gothenburg for 17 years an was currently employed at Flatwater Bank in Gothenburg working as a loan clerk.

Lois married Thomas Shea on March 14, 1996 in Las Vegas, NE. To this union one son Matthew was born.  She was a member of  First United Methodist Church in Gothenburg, NE.

She loved attending her sons activities at school and was very active in her sons life. She loved taking long walks with her dog, and enjoyed kayaking.

Survivors include husband, Thomas E. Shea of Gothenburg; son, Matthew Shea of Gothenburg; Sister - Cindy (Dan) Finnegan of Cozad, Brother Tim (Kim) Buss of Cozad; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert Shea and special friend Madonna McGovern of Alexandria, VA, Jim Shea of Holdrege, Lisa (George) Hendricksen of Cozad, Amy Oxford of Broken Bow, Bill Shea of Fremont and Sally (Paul) Schumacher of Omaha, two aunts, Arlene Beans and Joyce Wolf, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her father  Elvin Buss, mother Imogene Buss and brother Marc Buss, brother in law Jerry L. Shea.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Sunday, October 11th, 2020, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., with the family present.

Services will be held at the First United Methodist, Gothenburg, NE, Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Grace Gichuru and Pastor Doug Smit officiating.

Burial will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and or Central Plains Home Health and Hospice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, October 11, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska!


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Funeral Service

Monday, October 12, 2020

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist (Gothenburg)


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