JoAnn Marie Ebel, 73, of Columbus died Saturday, October 6, 2007 at her home in Columbus following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 am Tuesday, October 9 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation is on Monday after 4 pm at McKown Funeral Home with a Vigil service at 7:30 pm, also at the funeral home. Visitation continues Tuesday morning from 8-9:30 am at McKown Funeral Home. Interment is in Ss. Peter & Mary/Presentation Cemetery in rural Bellwood. There will be a lunch served at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Bellwood immediately following the committal.
JoAnn Marie Ebel was born August 12, 1934 in Columbus to Joseph F. and Lydia (Gabel) Mick. She grew up on a farm in rural Butler County and graduated from Bellwood High School, District 71. Following graduation she worked at the luncheonette at Scott's 5 and Dime in Columbus until her marriage.
JoAnn was united in marriage to Kenneth G. Ebel on April 26, 1956 at St. Peter's Church in Bellwood. To this union five children were born. The family resided on a farm northeast of Bellwood. In the fall of 1997, JoAnn and Kenneth retired from farming and moved to Columbus.
JoAnn's gift of homemaking was a blessing to her family. She'll be remembered for her cooking, baking, sewing, vegetable gardening and furniture refinishing. Her grandchildren will cherish the memories of the many storybooks she read to them.
While in Bellwood, JoAnn was an active member of St. Peter's PCCW for 41 years. For the past 10 years JoAnn and Kenneth have served in the Perpetual Adoration at St. Bonaventure Church in Columbus where they are currently members.
She is survived by:
Husband Kenneth Ebel of Columbus, NE
Daughter Patty (Dale) Dolezal of Columbus, NE
Brian, Lynn, Laura
Son Michael (Fran) Ebel of Bellwood, NE
Bonnie (Curtis) Dykstra, Amanda, Robin, Jeremiah
Great Grandchild Caleb Dykstra
Daughter Sherry (Steve) Jones of Grand Island, NE
Amy, Paul, Susie, Kip
Daughter Sandy (Rolan) Knust of Plymouth, NE
Emma, Jared, Riley, Ethan
Daughter Carla (Tim) Hottovy of Columbus, NE
Carson, Caitlin, Cole
Brother Dwane (Jane) Mick Bellwood, NE
Sister Janice Molnar of Hastings, NE
Brother Jim (Fran) Mick of Bellwood, NE
Brother Jerry (Pat) Mick of Bellwood, NE
Sister Ann (Don) Bell of Monroe, NE
She is preceded in death by:
Father Joseph F. Mick
Mother Lydia Mick
Niece Lynette Bell
Brother-in-law Louie Molnar