|Birth: ||May 23, 1978|
|Death: ||Apr. 21, 2013|
Survived by husband, Steve; daughter, Olivia; parents, Del and Deborah Ringling; sister, Angela McGee, all of Omaha; nieces and nephews: Avery, Cullen, Addison, and Sullivan McGee; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Annette and Marvin Pottebaum of Remsen, Iowa; grandmother, Verena Pottebaum of Iowa.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, 5pm to 8pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 15353 Pacific, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7:30pm at the church. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, 10:30am, St. Wenceslaus Church. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Olivia's Education Fund.
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From the Omaha World Herald Newspaper:
Emily Pottebaum, who was honored as the 2012 Gretna Worthy Woman of Distinction, died April 21 at the age of 34.
In March 2011, Pottebaum was diagnosed with breast cancer. After more than 20 chemotherapy sessions and 33 rounds of radiation, her condition appeared to be coming under control, until cancer was found in her brain.
Despite her condition, Pottebaum remained optimistic during the October 2012 Worthy Women of Distinction ceremony.
Worthy Women honorees are recognized annually by Suburban Newspapers Inc. and the Bellevue Leader, the Base: 68113, Papillion Times, La Vista Sun, Gretna Breeze and Ralston Recorder newspapers. Suburban Newspapers is a subsidiary of the Omaha World-Herald Co.
Pottebaum had started Auntie Em's Angels, an organization that hosts monthly benefits for cancer patients. The idea began when a friend's daughter held a birthday party, but instead of asking for gifts requested donations for Pottebaum.
Pottebaum is survived by her husband, Steve; daughter, Olivia; parents Del and Deborah Ringling; and sister Angela McGee, all of Omaha; and a grandmother in Iowa.
A funeral was April 25 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Omaha.
Created by: Don
Record added: Apr 23, 2013
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