Jean McTygue, 93, of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Overton passed away on Monday February 7, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society – St. John’s in Kearney.
She was born on April 28, 1928 in Lexington, Nebraska to William and Lucille (Morgan) Saulsbury. Jean attended public schools in Overton and Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1946.
Following High School, Jean started working at Lexington State Bank. On January 16, 1950, she was united in marriage to Bob McTygue at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton, Nebraska. They were the first couple married in the church after it was rebuilt. Three daughters were blessed to this union: Barbara, Sharlene and Peggy. The family made their home in Overton and Jean started working at the Overton National Bank full-time in 1961. Jean held several positions throughout the years at the bank and enjoyed working with her co-workers until she retired in 1990.
Following her time at the Bank, she began a new career in making doll clothes. She was a very talented seamstress, which started many years ago when she made personalized quilts for her grandchildren. She made the clothes for American Girl Doll, which were sold by her and her daughter, Barbara in Kansas City. She sold the doll clothes all over the country. Bob passed away in 2013 and Jean moved to Kearney in 2014, living at Northridge before she moved to Good Samaritan Society – St. John’s until her passing.
Jean was a role model of service to her community and church. For many years, she helped with the meals at the Overton Senior Center and other special events. She was a member of the Alter Society at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton, also being a past-president. Jean’s faith and church were always an important part of her life.
Jean was an avid golfer and was a member of the Overton Golf Course for many years. In her young years, Jean and Bob enjoyed going dancing, traveling and playing bridge. Jean also got to accompany Bob on the Hero Flight which was a great honor. Family was very important to Jean and family get togethers were always a highlight.
Survivors include her daughters, Barbara (Ed) Scanlon of Kansas City, Missouri, Sharlene (Jay) Larson of Kearney and Peggy (Bob) Shaver of Dallas, Oregon; eight grandchildren, Matt (Melissa) Scanlon of Kansas City, Missouri, Bridget (Paul) Brion of Overland Park, Kansas, Molly (Richard Marquez) Scanlon of Kansas City, Missouri, Mike (Lisa) Scanlon of Kansas City, Missouri, Jennifer (Chris) Hall of San Francisco, California, Eric (Rachel) Larson of Lincoln, Becky Witmer of Overton and Katie Scriven of Atlanta, Nebraska; eighteen great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Nadia Saulsbury of Sequim, Washington, Gerda Saulsbury of Lexington, Leigh Saulsbury of Colorado Springs, and Dolores McTygue of Sumner; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Besides her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; grandson, Brian Witmer; four brothers, Keith, Larry, Ed, and Richard Saulsbury; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, February 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton with Father Joseph K. Joseph, officiating.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022 from 2-3 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton.
Interment will be in the Overton Cemetery at Overton.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the Overton Area Community Fund.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com