Jeanne Lambert
Date of Birth
October 27, 1921
Springfield, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
July 7, 2022
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Private Family Service


Greenwood Memorial Cemetery ~ Greenwood, Nebraska

Elinor Jeanne Lambert, 100, of Ashland NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland NE.  She was born October 27, 1921 to William O. and Lucy E. (Petty) Post.  Jeanne graduated from Springfield High School in 1940.  She married Robert (Bob) E. Leesley and they lived near Greenwood NE.  They had three children: Sharon, Roberta (Bobbie) and Robert Jr. (Bud).  Bob passed away in 1971 and Jeanne eventually moved to Waverly.  During her lifetime, Jeanne worked at Lincoln Liberty Life, Purina Feed Store, and Lancaster County Bank, always making lifelong friends wherever she went.  In 1975, she married Willis Lambert and they lived in Waverly until his death in 1986.

Jeanne continued to live in Waverly until she made the decision to move to Legacy Terrace in November 2005.  She enjoyed the company of good friends who also lived there and they spent much time eating together, playing cards and laughing.

In January 2017, Jeanne moved to Oxbow Living Center to be closer to her family in the Ashland area.  She lived at Oxbow with wonderful care from the loving staff at Oxbow until her last breath.

Jeanne was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waverly, United Methodist Women, Order of Easter Star #242 where she served as Worthy Matron and Grand Representative, Daughters of the Nile #66 where she served as Recorder, and PEO member of Chapter FF Lincoln NE.

Jeanne’s greatest delight was being with her family.  She tirelessly cared for their needs and always made them her priority.  Jeanne had a wonderful way of making everyone feel special and important, because she truly appreciated the gift of her friends and family around her. Jeanne loved watching the Huskers, reading, playing cards and doing the daily puzzles from the newspaper.  Jeanne chose to focus on the many blessings in her life, despite the many hardships she also endured.  Her faith and her family, as well as a lot of “spunk”, sustained her through her 100 years of life.

Jeanne is survived by her granddaughter, Leigh-Ann (TJ) Ochsner of Ashland, NE; son-in law, Jerry (Jan) Newsham; two great grandchildren, Aaron (Morgan) Ochsner and Amanda Ochsner and one newly born great great granddaughter, Jensen Jeanne Ochsner.

Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, 11 siblings, three children, husband Bob; husband Willis; and many more dear friends and extended family members.

Condolences for Jeanne Lambert
  1. • July 8, 2022 - 5 months ago

    Jeanne was a “favorite” of mine! Such a blessing to many people.

  2. Evelyn Treadway Franke
    • July 9, 2022 - 5 months ago

    My heart is heavy and aching for your family and also for all of Aunt Jeanne’s and my family who survive this wonderful, loving Aunt. My mom, Alta, and Aunt J. looked alike and it was wonderful at the family reunions to give her an extra hug! Love you All!

  3. Judy Post Wichman
    • July 9, 2022 - 5 months ago

    Aunt Jeanne made each of us feel, like her favorite. She loved each and every family member. What an amazing lady.

    I also want to thank Jerry and Jan for their love and care. And of course Leigh Ann and family. You were her everything. Love to you all.

  4. • July 9, 2022 - 5 months ago

    Jeanne was a privilege to know and care for- she met challenges in her life with humor, grace and an abiding faith in her Lord and Savior. Yes, a special lady indeed.

  5. Mary K Moller
    • July 9, 2022 - 5 months ago

    Such a special aunt! I so enjoyed every visit with her. Praying for a special reunion with all her loved ones.

  6. Jeanne Krenk, PQ, Pr. Recorder
    • July 10, 2022 - 5 months ago

    On behalf of Naphis Temple No. 66, Daughters of the Nile, we extend our deepest sympathy to your family. We will always remember Jeanne’s faithful dedication in the service of our Temple. May special memories bring you comfort at this difficult time; you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Diane Bloch
    • July 12, 2022 - 5 months ago

    I lived just down the road from Bob and Jeanne as a little girl. I will always remember going upto her house and Jeanne babysat me. Oh what fun we’d always have. Played dress up and painted in coloring books. She was a very loving lady and I’ll always cherish those memories. She bought me my first puppy “Peanuts”. Rest in peace Jeanne. My condolences to her family. She truly was an amazing lady.

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