James Holmes Chesley
Date of Birth
February 15, 1935
Sutherland, Iowa
Entered into Rest
December 25, 2014
Greenwood, Nebraska
Memorial Service

Saturday, January 3, 2015 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Private Interment at a Later Date


Friday, January 2, 2015 ~ 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In Care of the Family for Future Designation

James Holmes Chesley, 79 of Greenwood, NE, entered into rest on Thursday, December 25, 2014 at his home in Greenwood. He was born February 15, 1935 in Sutherland, IA to Earl and Kathryn (Holmes) Chesley. In 1953, Jim graduated from Sutherland High School in Sutherland, IA. Soon after high school, he join the U.S. Navy and served his country until he was honorably discharged. On March 5, 1957, Jim was married to Betty Rohrbaugh in Sutherland, IA.

Jim worked for Wilson’s Packing House in his earlier years. He worked for Kawasaki for a few years and then spent 15 years with Data Documents until his retirement. He coached several little league teams through the years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and always loved fishing.

Jim is survived by children, Mary Nichelson of Ashland, Kathy (Randy) Beranek of Ashland, Tony (Melissa) Chesley of Lincoln, Jim (Sheri) Chesley of LaVista, and Ed (Julie) Chesley of Lincoln; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Cleo (Roger) Hill of Sutherland, IA and Betty (Julius) Hoger of Paullina, IA; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife, Betty Chesley; parents, Earl and Kathryn Chesley; brother, Ed Chesley.

Pastor Kyle Ballard will be officiating the service.

Condolences for James Holmes Chesley
  1. Roger & Cleo, Penny & Joel
    • December 27, 2014 - 10 years ago

    We are so saddened by your loss of Jim. We love you all!
    Roger & Cleo
    Penny & Joel

  2. JamesJohannsen
    • December 28, 2014 - 10 years ago

    DearFamily,May we offer our condolences at Jims passing. Jim & Harriet Johannsen

  3. Nancy and Bob Elliott
    • December 30, 2014 - 10 years ago

    The Chesley Family….So sorry to hear that Jim has left us and you can no longer enjoy him but he is now free of the oxygen and other ailments and can enjoy his life with Betty and the Lord….We need to remember all the good memories we have of him and smile….God be with all of you at this time…Just remember that he made a difference in alot of lives…and when someone You love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure…..that is why God gives us memories…..Love leaves a memory that nobody can steal….Until you meet again God’s Speed…

  4. Kelsi Rinke
    • January 3, 2015 - 10 years ago

    It was such a pleasure getting to know such a wonderful man. He always told me how much he loved his family. I will be thinking of you all and praying for peace during your time of grief.

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