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Merlyn J. Gaffey

Merlyn John Gaffey 87, of Omaha, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at the Papillion Manor in Papillion. He is survived by seven children: Lester (Karen) Fox of Stillwell, OK, Shirley (Jerry) Berney of Norfolk, Linda Plummer of Lincoln, Vernie (Eva) Fox of Valley Falls, KS, Karen (David) Galaska of Omaha, Clara (Rodney) Hartson of Ruthton, MN and Fred (Robin) Fox of Mason City, IA; 42 grandchildren; 64 great grandchildren, sister Jeanne Malichke of Iowa, Goddaughter Karen Gaffey of Iowa City, IA, along with other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Merlyn was preceded in death by his wife Iola, his parents, two brothers: Thomas and James, sister Carmelita, maternal grandparents James and Susan (Gray) Gaffey, his paternal grandparents T. F. and Julia (Griffin) Donohoe, grandchildren: Lynn Marie Fox, Daniel Eugene Fox and Jason Cemper; great grandchildren: Joseph Cemper, Elijah Kurtz and Isaiah Kurtz.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Albion with Mgsr. Ralph Steffensmeier and Deacon Paul Weeder officiating. Interment folloed at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion.
Levander Funeral Home of Albion was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.levanderfuneralhome.com.