Jo McNerney - May 28, 2011‘Jo’ Joellen R. McNerney, 58 of rural Giltner, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at her home with her family by her side.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Giltner United Methodist Church. The Reverend Marta Wheeler will officiate.
Gathering of family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island.
Mrs. McNerney was born on Oct. 31, 1952 at Grand Island the daughter of Dewey and Eunice (Poage) Beckstead.
Survivors of the immediate family are her husband, Robert; son, Baron Meyers of Giltner; daughter, Tina Meyers of Giltner; step-children, Tracy Schmitt of Grand Island, Jamie Barrientos and her family of Grand Island, Laura McNerney of Giltner and Karly McNerney of Hastings; brother, Duane Beckstead of Texas and sister, Connie Lucero of Grand Junction, Colorado. She is also survived by grandchildren, Gage, Frankie, Mark, Michael and Austin.
Her parents; brother, Robbie Beckstead; stepfather, Everett Mog and stepdaughter Kaci Schmitt preceded her in death.
Jo was raised and received her education in Grand Island. She was united in marriage to Robert McNerney on July 25, 2010. She was manager of Trade Secret for 11 years; manager at the Vanity. She was also employed at several locations in the Conestoga Mall including, Brodkey’s and Sartar Hammon Jewelers, KG Men’s Store and served on the board of directors for the Conestoga Mall. She was an in-home care provider for Mid-Nebraska Individual Services for several years.
She was a member of the Giltner United Methodist Church. Jo enjoyed bowling and spending time with family. She always put others before herself. She was very creative and artistic.
Memorials are suggested to the church or to the family.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com.