Mary Jean Steward

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Mary Jean Steward

Oct. 7, 1940 - Dec. 17, 2019

WESLACO.Texas Mary Jean Steward, 79, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco.

Mary Jean was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Van Nuys, Calif., to Louis J. and Pearl (Sonnenburg) Krajewski. The family moved to Lewellen, Neb., where Mary Jean received her education, graduating from Lewellen Rural High School in 1959. She attended Chadron State College and graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She married James E. Steward in 1960, and two daughters, Lou Ann, 1961 and Lori Lynn, 1963, were born to the union.

The family lived in Lewellen, Chappell, Ogallala, and 45 years in McCook, Neb., moving to Lincoln, Neb., in 2015. Mary Jean taught in Indianola, Neb., for 30 years. Her husband Jim passed away in April of 2019.

She is survived by two daughters, Lou Ann Hoehner and Lori (Gary Kratochuil) Steward; granddaughters, Lindsey Hoehner, Bonnie Lawrence, Christen Hoehner, and Catlyn Kratochuil.

Cremation will take place at a later date.