HUMPHREY -- Joan “Bunny” Noonan was born Nov. 5, 1931, to Matthew and Nellie (Bender) Schumacher in Humphrey. She passed away surrounded by family on Feb. 20, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital.  

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at Humphrey St. Francis Church. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, with a 7 p.m. vigil, at St. Francis Church. Graveside service will follow the Mass on Saturday.

Bunny grew up on a farm near Cornlea. She was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cornlea. She also attended school in Cornlea. On Oct. 8, 1951, she was united in marriage with Mark Noonan.  Four children were born to this union.

Bunny was an integral part of Mark’s farming and business endeavors Travelling with her husband Mark, playing cards, spending time with friends and family, and garage saling were a few of her favorite activities.  

She is survived by her children, James (Mary) Noonan, Roxanne (Roger) Bode, Douglas (Cheryl) Noonan, and Marie Noonan; brother Dale (Nell) Schumacher; sister Arlene Schumacher; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding Bunny in death are her parents, husband Mark, brothers Sylvester, Harold, Gerald, Alvin, and Maynard Schumacher and sisters Mildred Gronenthal and Marlyn Schumacher.

Memorials may be directed to:  Big Pals Little Pals, 3020 18th St. #10, Columbus, NE 68601 or St. Francis Church, PO Box 116, Humphrey, NE  68642

 Duesman Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.