Jeanne Donley
Date of Birth
October 11, 1948
Omaha, Nebrasksa
Entered into Rest
August 2, 2022
Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 ~ 10:30 a.m.
First Christian Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Monday, August 8, 2022 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


In care of the family for future designations.

Jeanne Donley, 73 of Ashland, NE passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2022 in Lincoln, NE.  She was born October 11, 1948, in Omaha to Delbert and Margaret (Corcoran) Smith.  She was a graduate of Omaha North High School, and she received a degree as an LPN and as a Respiratory Therapist from Metro Community College.   In her earlier years, she worked at Brandeis where she met her future husband, Larry D. Donley, the two were married on August 16, 1965 in Omaha, from this union seven children were born. She also worked at Sandhills Implement in Bassett, NE, Helget Homecare, Omaha, St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebraska City, Elkhorn Flower & Gifts and retired from Blooms Floral & Gift in Ashland.

Jeanne enjoyed painting and crafts, cooking and baking especially for family and her church.  She even had a small business making wedding cakes and cakes for all other occasions while in Bassett.   Her passion was caring for her family, especially her daughter, Robyn, and all her medical needs.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Jeanne had strong faith and trust in her Lord.

Jeanne is survived by her husband, Larry Donley; children, Larry (NewLinda) Donley of Pampa, TX, Kayleen Logue of Ashland, Brian (Carmen) Donley of Valley Center, KS, Michael (Alisha) Donley of Tyler, TX, & Heather (T.J.) Straight of Ashland; grandchildren, Aryan Donley, Cory  (Sabrina) Donley, Allison (Caleb) Schilousky, Jacob Donley, Jessalyn, Bobby & Alexander Abad, Danielle (Travis) Laughlin, Brandon (Corin), Logue, Alexie & Michael Logue, Adam & Ethan Donley, Ilsa, Lincoln & Willa Donley, Erika & Carter Straight; great-grandchildren, Hunny, Dominic, Huxton, Aislynn, Elizabeth, Alexandra, Caileigh & Bryson; brother, Robin (Elizabeth) Smith; sister, Renee Reese.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Delbert Donley; daughter, Robyn Donley


Condolences for Jeanne Donley
  1. Anonymous
    • August 4, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your


  2. Mary Lawson
    • August 4, 2022 - 1 year ago


    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for everything your family has done for us and we can only pray to be here too. You and Jean have been there through thick and thin with us. We love the Donley family more than life can explain and are here for you always.


    Mary Lawson

  3. Jerry Taylor
    • August 5, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Dear Uncle Larry and family, Our deepest condolences and prayers for you. Although we will not be there for the services, know that you all are in our thoughts snd prayers.
    Love, Jerry and Frank Taylor

  4. Kristen Dill
    • August 5, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Kayleen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all and sending prayers. Kristen Dill

  5. Dave Spier
    • August 6, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Dear Larry and Kids,

    I am remembering the good times we had playing softball in Bassett in the late 1970’s. My Mom was activities director at Bethesda Care Center then and mentioned the cakes Jeanne would bake for the care center.

    Please accept our condolences and wishes that you find comfort and peace.

    Thinking of you and yours from Platte, SD,

    Blue Goose

  6. Chris McGuire
    • August 6, 2022 - 1 year ago

    My deepest, most sincere condolences. Aunt Jeanne will surely be missed. My prayers are with you all. Love you guys.

  7. Pam and Dan Straight
    • August 6, 2022 - 1 year ago

    So very sorry for your loss

  8. Roy Shaffar
    • August 7, 2022 - 1 year ago

    My sincere sympathy to you and your family Larry.

  9. Sally Vilmont
    • August 7, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Jean was a remarkable woman. Her love and devotion too her family, especially Robyn, was amazing. I will always remember her.

  10. Charles and Kay Endorf
    • August 7, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Jeanne’s family…You guys have lost a gift of God in Mom. Kay and I knew her these last years and she was a 5 star wife and mother. She is holding the Heisman Trophy of motherhood as she has made her earthly exit. You still have her, just can’t talk to her in a 2 way conversation. She will be with you all for a long time to come. She is with her Lord and Savior. Amen

  11. Susan Thomae-Morphew
    • August 8, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Michael, Alisha and all,
    She sounds like the most amazing person who everyone adored. It shows through in her photo. May God be with you during this time and always. My sincere sympathy with celebration for her beautiful life.
    ~ Susan Thomae-Morphew

  12. David and Mary Jo Darling
    • August 8, 2022 - 1 year ago

    We loved her and will miss her.

  13. Charles Donley
    • August 10, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Praying and sending ourlove to a family that displays the love of Christ for each other. My Aunt was truly an example of Christianity in her devotion to God’s assignment in life.
    Her sweet spirit and devotion to family remains a part ❤ of everyone she knew.
    What a celebration, Jeanne reunited with Robyn.
    Love and hugs to you all.
    Charles C. Donley

  14. Stuart and Barbara Clark
    • August 10, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Larry and family, Stuart and I are so sorry for your loss. She was such a rock of your family. We are sure you all have wonderful memories of her.

  15. Linda Mack
    • August 15, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Larry and Family, my heart goes out to all of you during this time of loss. Knowing that Jeanne and Robyn are reunited will help some. Jeanne and you held onto your faith during rough times and now you and family will continue. As Endorf stated and as I have done, you continue to talk to the of your life, it is okay, as I do. God be with you and the kids

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