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Shirlee Vinton

February 19, 1930 June 14, 2019
Shirlee Vinton
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Shirlee L. Vinton, 89, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, NE. She was born February 19, 1930, in Sidney, IA to Sidney and Ellen (Murphy) Shannon. Shirlee graduated from Cathedral High School in Omaha, NE and attended Creighton College. She married John H. Vinton III on June 3, 1952, in Mullen, NE. To this union ten children were born; they later divorced. Shirlee received her LPN from North Platte Nursing School. She and her life partner moved to Lincoln in 1988 where she worked as an LPN at Tabitha. Shirlee retired in 1995 and then volunteered with hospice and took care of two of her grandchildren.

Shirlee is survived by her life partner, Mary Ellen Macomber; children, Hop (Kathy) Vinton of Mullen, NE, Tom (Jennifer) Vinton of Omaha, NE, Bob (Cathy) Vinton of Brighton, MI, Ann Vinton-Bruce of Durango, CO, Steve Vinton of Brady, NE, Meg Vinton of Twin Falls, ID, Jean (Doug) Baum of Lincoln, NE, Chris (Sherry) Vinton of Whitman, NE, Kathleen Vinton of Omaha, NE, Nancy Vinton-Smidt of Franklin, NE; twenty-two grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Pat Motl.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 735 S. 36th Street in Lincoln, NE. Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, June 17, 2019, with Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 5200 R Street.

Memorials may be directed to the Tabitha Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska.


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Visitation

Monday

17

Jun

5:00 PM 6/17/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

5200 R ST
Lincoln, NE 68504

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home
5200 R ST Lincoln 68504 NE
United States

Rosary

Monday

17

Jun

7:00 PM 6/17/2019 7:00:00 PM
Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

5200 R ST
Lincoln, NE 68504

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home
5200 R ST Lincoln 68504 NE
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

18

Jun

10:00 AM 6/18/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Teresa's Catholic Church

735 S 36th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

St. Teresa's Catholic Church
735 S 36th Street Lincoln 68510 NE
United States
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