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Rojane B. Witcombe

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Rojane Witcombe
Funeral services for RoJane B. Witcombe, 78, of Aurelia will be Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church on Wednesday with the family present from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 7:00 P.M. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

RoJane died on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Sunset Knoll Care & Rehab Center in Aurelia.

RoJane Berdene Johnson was born January 25, 1933, the daughter of Elmer N. and Lorette (Johnson) Johnson at Wahoo, NE. She graduated from Ceresco High School in 1950. On June 6, 1954 she married Howard Dean Witcombe at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Ceresco, NE. Jane worked various secretarial positions before becoming a daycare owner/operator. She and her husband were also foster parents to several children. After years of baking and catering for others, she finally fulfilled her dream of owning a Swedish-style bakery, RoJane's Baka Butik. Jane went on to work as a bookkeeper, doing taxes, at McDonald, Sayre and Wittgraf in Cherokee, retiring in 2000.

RoJane was a member of the First United Methodist Church, past president of United Methodist Women, and a past matron of OES. She enjoyed bowling, golf, photography, baking, cooking, playing cards, singing and being a member of the church choir.

Preceding RoJane in death were her parents and her son Shawn Witcombe.

Survivors include her husband Howard of Aurelia; one daughter, Shelley A. Witcombe and her husband Don Bossung of Lincoln, NE; two sons, Scott Witcombe of Cherokee and Shane and his wife Kim Witcombe of Stuart, FL; and one grandson, Sean Witcombe of Cherokee. Also surviving are two brothers - Merlin Johnson and Harlan and his wife Sharon Johnson, all of Ceresco, NE; two sisters, Sheral and her husband Earl Johnson and Linda and her husband Fred Schwartz, all of Lincoln, NE; two brothers-in-law, Don and his wife Marlene Witcombe and Ron and his wife Jan Witcombe, all of Cherokee; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.