|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1982|
|Death: ||Dec. 5, 2007|
Victim in the Nebraska Mall shooting.
On the cusp of a life full of possibilities, 24-year-old Maggie L. Webb had just taken over the responsibility of managing Von Maur, one of Omaha's premier department stores.
Employees quickly came to know the young woman as an energetic, friendly boss with a sparkle in her eyes.
"She was so sweet and so bubbly," said Heidi Cvilikas, the store's cosmetics manager. "People took to her in a kind way."
Webb came to the Omaha store with experience managing a smaller Von Maur, Cvilikas said.
That wasn't surprising, she said, because the company is adamant about cultivating young talent.
Cvilikas, 43, said Webb handled her responsibilities with ease.
"I think she was respected because she had a lot of respect for everyone she dealt with."
Webb was passionate about her job, Cvilikas said, and her office was right behind customer service.
"I'm sure she was in customer service or back in her office," she said. "When she heard everything going on, I can guarantee you that she ran out of her office and right into the whole thing."
Cvilikas said she knew little about Webb's personal life. A spokesman for Von Maur said information about employees would be forthcoming.
When Cvilikas asked Webb recently about her Thanksgiving plans, the new store manager said she didn't have family in town.
"She said she would probably just hang out at her apartment, get a rotisserie chicken at Baker's and two sides for $6.99, or whatever it was.
"And maybe get a bottle of wine and cuddle up with her cat."
Cvilikas recalled Webb's "sparkle, her face."
"Her whole face lit up when she smiled."
By Nancy Gaarder of the Omaha World-Herald
Maggie Laine Webb, age 24 years.
Services and interment in Moline, IL.
Maggie Laine Webb, age 24, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Moline, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007 in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3205-60th Street, Moline. Visitation is from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Avenue, Moline. Entombment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Maggie's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Maggie was born December 19, 1982 in Rock Island, the daughter of David L. and Vicki (Vaught) Webb. Maggie graduated from Moline High School in 2001 where she was involved in numerous school activities, including Contemporaires, Girl's Basketball and Dad's Club softball. She then graduated from Illinois State University in 2005, with a B.A. in Business Administration. Maggie started working at the Von Maur store in Moline in the shoe department her senior year in high school. She continued working in the shoe department while attending Illinois State University. Upon graduation, she was promoted to department manager in the Iowa City, Von Maur. Maggie was again promoted to floor manager in Livonia, MI and later to floor manager in the Lombard, IL Von Maur. She moved to Eden Prairie, MN as the Human Resource manager and took a position of floor manager. Maggie then was promoted to Normal, IL as the store manager of Von Maur and later to store manager of Von Maur in Omaha. SURVIVORS Parents David & Vicki Webb Port Byron, IL Sisters Trisha (Michael) Abaca Normal, IL Breanne (Chad) Clark Port Byron, IL Nephews Brody Clark & Gabriel Abaca Uncles & Aunts Danny (Cheryl) Webb Douglas (Cynthia) Webb Denise (Les) Rowold Mary Jo (Dick) Dwinal Patricia Mundziakiewicz Several cousins She was preceded in death by a sister, Kiersten Webb; grandparents; Clarence & Darlene Webb; Lloyd & Helen Vaught.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Rock Island County
Created by: Denny Jackson
Record added: Dec 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23268383