Mary Kay Lockman, age 71, of Shelby, Nebraska, passed away December 4, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at Shelby Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Leo Seiker officiating. Visitation is 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 with a 5:30 p.m. Rosary at the church. Inurnment at a later date in the Beaver Creek Cemetery near Crofton, Nebraska. Dubas Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.

Mary Kathryn (Kay) Lockman was born October 5, 1946 to Edward and Agnes Bernadette (McCarty) Krogman in Sibley, Iowa. She attended school in Sheldon, Iowa graduating in 1964. She then went on to attend Nettleton Business School in Sioux City, Iowa where she met her future husband, Vernon Lockman.

On November 11, 1966 she was united in marriage to Vern in Sheldon, Iowa. To this union five children were born (Bridget, Mike, Melanie, Neil and Katie). They lived in Big Rapids, Michigan for a year prior to moving to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1970 and then settled in Shelby in 1971. Kay went on to attend UNL where she received her BA and later her MA in education.

She taught Business at Rising City for 20 years. She then taught at Columbus High until she retired, celebrating with a "Celebrate Life" party. She touched so many lives through teaching and loved her students, while developing many special friendships along the way.

She loved watching Vern pitch and spent endless hours at his baseball games. She also took great pride in watching Vern, Mike and Neil play slow-pitch softball together. Kay enjoyed attending all her kids' events, regardless of the type of activity. Her grandkids kept her busy traveling to sporting events, music events, plays, and anything they pursued. She was their biggest cheerleader. She was very dedicated to all of her family. Kay loved Husker Volleyball, reading, playing bridge, hand and foot, and spider solitaire, music (especially Christmas music and Elvis), decorating for all holidays, the Grossnicklaus camping trips, and taking care of her asparagus patch while Vern did the rest of the gardening.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she taught CCD and was a member of the Altar Society and Parish Council. She was also a member of the Clear Creek Extension Club, Bridge Club, Birthday Club and Pinn Club. Her friends and clubs brought her much joy.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Vern Lockman of Shelby; children, Bridget (Tray) Zimmerman of Lincoln; Mike (Amy) Lockman of Davey; Melanie (Lin) Schlueter of Geneva; Neil Lockman of Lincoln and Katie (Andrew) Kobza of Malcolm; 10 grandchildren, Madison, Jarren, Jaela, and Clayton Zimmerman; Taylor Lockman; Brittanie, Jacy and Alec Schlueter; Olivia and Emma Kobza; two great grandchildren , Kaylie Schlueter and Hadlee Tillotson; one brother, Jim (Maya) Krogman of Urbandale, Iowa; one sister Nancy (Bill) Ochs of Casper, Wyo.; and a host of many other family and friends dear to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.