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100+ WonderWomen

100+ WonderWomen

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a pall on our community. As Mourning Hope navigates these uncertain times, we believe now, more than ever, it’s important to honor the WonderWomen in our lives.

This year, we are transforming our 100+ WonderWomen event into an opportunity to spread HOPE, encouragement and appreciation – because that’s what WonderWomen do! Over the past several months, we have all experienced what grief expert David Kessler calls a “collective loss.” Loved ones have died, plans have been cancelled, and we have lost our sense of safety and routine. We have all had to adjust to a new reality.

You don’t have to look far to identify a WonderWoman who has demonstrated distinctive character and an ability to pivot during these times: your mom, sister, friend, a coworker, frontline or essential service worker, a doctor or nurse, a teacher, a grocery store employee, any number of women in our city, state, in our nation and even around the world. The 100+ WonderWomen of Mourning Hope campaign wants to honor these women.

Since 1994 Mourning Hope has been coming alongside children and families in their grief. Who has been at your side during this time? Nominate these WonderWomen as a way to show your admiration for their inspiration. Their story can bring HOPE to us all.

For each nomination you are asked to make a $100 tax-deductible donation, which will directly support Mourning Hope’s programs and services available to the bereaved. Nominees’ stories will be featured on Mourning Hope’s social media pages (with permission) to publicly recognize them as extraordinary and to share messages of HOPE with the community. Additionally, each nominated WonderWoman will receive a limited-edition candle created by Wax Buffalo, a local, female-owned small business.

To nominate one or more WonderWomen in your life (or to become a WonderWoman yourself), please complete the form below by Friday, December 11.

For over 25 years, the Mourning Hope Grief Center has companioned grieving children, adults and families after the death of someone significant in their lives. Offering support groups, counseling, education, grief resources and referrals, all at no cost, the Center serves as a safe haven of support, hope, companionship and unconditional acceptance for all bereaved individuals in the community. Thank you for your support!

We hope to be able to host our annual WonderWomen celebration at the Country Club of Lincoln in 2021!

2019 WonderWomen

Phyllis Acklie Jacque Haeffner Megan Parker
Connie Adams Kathy Hall Asboe Malissa Pauling
Kathleen Allan Judy Haney Jan Prettyman
Kristin Allan Diane Hansen Lauren Pugliese
Jenny Amend Terry Hansen Jolenne Pribyl
Amy Anderson Cynthia Harre Susan Quambusch
Emmy Anderson Kirsten Harris Suzie Rager
Shannon Anderson Mary Hawk Alison Rash
Sue Anderson Cathy Hedstrom Dawn Raun
Julie Armstrong Connie Heier Karen Ravenscroft
Linda Ashelford Lori Hemmett Janice Reinsch
Denice Aten Linda Hemmingsen Diane Richters
Traci Baker Priscilla Henkelmann Ashley Rife
Betty Lou Ball Elizabeth Hilsabeck Jamie Riha
Sarah Baltensperger Joy Holman Kim Robak
Nancy Bare Kate Holman Joan Roberts
Kelly Bare Diedre Holthaus Amy Roche
Betsy Bergman Gina Honigschmidt Judy Roper
JoAnne Bettenhausen Barb Hoppe Johnson Kerri Roper
Lori Bigler Lorna Hunter Marcia Roth
Sarah Bisbee Elizabeth Jessen Kim Russel
Cathy Blythe Sheila Johnson Claudia Russell
Glenda Boesiger Mary Kent Patricia Ruth
Laurie Boyd Petty Michelle Keogh Cindy Schwaninger
Diane Brestel Mary Kingery Christie Schroff
Misty Brouillette Sue Kittinger Julie Seever
Lorrie Bryant Carol Klaus Liz Shea-McCoy
Deb Buhro Chelsi Klentz Davis Jo Sheets
Ann Campbell Emily Kluver Jan Sheridan
Joan Campbell Foote Kim Koluch Jeanne Sheridan
Linda Carlson Schmidt Laura Krafka Michelle Skala
Marcia Cederdahl Halley Kruse Peg Slagle
Mary Jo Cherry Kate Kulesher Jarecke Julie Smith
Alyssa Christensen Linda Kurkowski Kathy Steinauer Smith
Linda Conrad Deb Larson Deila Steiner
Laurel Crusinberry Kelly Lauer Maggie Stuckey
Donna Curtis Kylie Legree Nancy Stuckey
Mary Curtis Jan Lepard Suzanne Sughroue
Faye Darling Amy Lipins Janet Swanson
Sherri Daubert Diane Lydick Sue Tallman
Sarah David Jane Maly Jan Thelen
Linda Davis Linda Maly Sherri Thomas
Kerri Denell JoAnn Martin Cheryl Thompson
Sharla Dinneen Lavon McBride Lucy Thompson
Pam Dinneen Jill McCabe Nora Turner
Lori Droud Lori McClurg Joy Ullstrom
Diane Dudley Denise McLain Jenny Unruh
Debra Evnen Janet Millnitz Tiffany Verzal
Sandi Fabry Audrey Mines Tracy Vuchetich
Soni Fabry Jill Mlinar Lynne Walker
Kristal Flaming Lori Molzer Jessie Waller
Norma Fuhr Marilyn Moore Elizabeth Wanamker
Nancy Gabelman Angie Muhleisen Nancy Wanek
Pam Ganz Lindy Mullin Emily Wells
Kelley Garay Molly Nance Pam Wessel
Nancy Gerrard Gayla Nelsen Kristen Windle
Megan Gilbertson Pam Nienaber Susie Windle
Marissa Gill Keyzer Megan Niss Megan Woita
Julie Gillmor Rosemary Ohles Linda Wolfe
Diana Good Julie Olson Barbara Woythaler
Diane Guthery Holly Ostergard Carly Woythaler-Runestad
Rhonda Haas Carolyn Otte Sharon Zehr