Doris A. Essay
Date of Birth
August 21, 1926
Omaha, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 14, 2021
Elkhorn, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at St. John Cemetery ~ Weston, Nebraska


Children’s Hospital ~  Omaha, NE

Doris A. Essay, 94 of Wahoo, NE passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Life Care Center Elkhorn.  She was born August 21, 1926 in Omaha to Otto and Helen (Spicka) Cerny.   She graduated from Weston High School in 1945.  She was united in marriage to George Essay on June 28, 1953 in York, NE.  George and Doris owned and operated George’s Bar in Wahoo for 25 years.

Doris was a very crafty and creative person who made her own clothing for herself and her children, she even made her own lamp shades.  She enjoyed making art projects, quilting, and cooking Syrian food.

She is survived by her sons, Tim Essay of Omaha, Robert (Wendy) Essay of Omaha; six grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Turner of Weston; brother, Gary Cerny of Rising City; sister-in-law, Rita Cerny of North Bend.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Essay; infant daughter, Susan Essay; son, Steve Essay; brothers, Bob, Don and Richard Cerny.

Condolences for Doris A. Essay
  1. Cindy Essay
    • July 25, 2021 - 22 hours ago

    My name is Cindy Essay, and my husband was Dave Essay who is deceased. Doris was his aunt, and I know he welcomed her to Heaven. Doris always seemed to be filled with the joy of life.

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