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Alta Marie Riley Wickless
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1919
Death: Nov. 8, 2012

Alta Marie Wickless, age 92, died November 8, 2012 in Lincoln. Born December 24, 1919 in Bigelow, Kansas to William and Sarah Elizabeth Riley, she attended high school in Blue Rapids, Kansas. After graduating from Missouri Methodist School of Nursing in St. Joseph, Missouri, she began a long and distinguished nursing career at Bryan Memorial Hospital and Bryan School of Nursing in Lincoln. Alta was an active member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for many years and held offices on the Women's Wesleyan Educational Council, the Bryan Women's Board, and on the Nebraska United Methodist Women's Board.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, James A. Wickless; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Mimi Wickless of Lincoln; daughters and sons-in-law Jeanne and Ron Niederhaus of Elkhorn, and Joanie and John Lindsay of Lincoln; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Matt Wickless and LeAnn Holmes, Andy Wickless, Chris and Jason Clements, Lisa and Brent Richter, Jenny and Chad Flanders, Kate and John Karol, and Tom and Whitney Lindsay; three step-grandchildren, Matt Steinheider, Jill Steinheider, Anne Jackson; and 11 great-grandchildren. Alta is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Leonard; and her sister, Margaret.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. A visitation and fellowship with Alta's family will be prior to the service from 9:30 11:00 AM at the church, with coffee and rolls available. Pallbearers will be John Lindsay, Tom Lindsay, Ron Niederhaus, Matt Wickless, Andy Wickless, and Matt Jackson. Honorary Pallbearers are Matt Steinheider, Karen Harris, Chris Clements, Lisa Richter, Anne Jackson, Jill Steinheider, and Carolyn Pavlacka.
Memorials in Alta's name are suggested to St. Paul UMC and Bryan School of Nursing. Condolences may be left online at

Family links: 
  William Elderberry Riley (1888 - 1970)
  Sarah Elizabeth Whaley Riley (1896 - 1986)
  Alta Marie Riley Wickless (1919 - 2012)
  Leonard William Riley (1921 - 1970)*
  Margaret Anna Riley Butler (1924 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Lincoln Memorial Park
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Rodney Carstens
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100594789


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