Barbara Jarecki
 - 12/10/2003

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Barbara M. Jarecki, 95, of Holdrege, formerly of Columbus, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003 at Christian Homes in Holdrege. Funeral services are 10:00 am Saturday, December 13, 2003 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Del Lape officiating. Visitation is on Friday from 4-7:30 pm at McKown Funeral Home. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:30 pm Friday at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue Saturday morning from 9 am until service time at the church. Burial is in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

Barbara Mercedes Jarecki was born November 12, 1908 on the family farmstead near Columbus, Nebraska, the sixth of thirteen children of Matthew and Hedwig (Tryba) Jarecki. She attended parochial school at Duncan, NE and then pursued higher education at Omaha, Nebraska. Barbara was then employed as a clothing buyer and specialized in children's clothing for J.C. Penny and J.L. Brandeis in Omaha. Following her retirement she resided in Columbus and later moved to Holdrege to be near her sister Germaine. While in Holdrege, Barbara resided at Christian Homes due to her failing health. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus and through the years enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by:

Sister Germaine Cummins of Holdrege, NE
Brother Anthony P. (Mary Anne) Jarecki of Tyler, TX
Sister-in-law Mary Jarecki of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law Verna Jarecki of Columbus, NE
Several Nieces & Nephews

She is preceded in death by:
Father Matthew Jarecki
Mother Hedwig Jarecki
Sister (infancy) Christine
Sister Marie (Lester) Gerber
Sister Viola (James) Gonka
Brother Edward (Martha) Jarecke
Brother Ben L. Jarecki
Brother John Jarecki
Sister Anna (Charles) Maslonka
Sister Hedwig (Alvin) Micek
Sister Helen (Phillip) Sock
Sister Amelia (Don) Wilson

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