Mary Klanecky Brox, 66, of Lincoln, died peacefully on Monday, February 16, 2015. Born August 12, 1948 at the Nebraska Industrial Home in Milford, NE, she was placed with the Nebraska Children’s Home (Whitehall) located in Lincoln. Loving parents Frank F. and Viva L. Klanecky, of McCook, adopted her after a long drive to Lincoln in a blizzard, arriving on Christmas Eve 1948; thus they named her “Mary.”
After moving to Lincoln in 1952, she attended Calvert Elementary and Southeast Junior & Senior High Schools, graduating in 1966.
Mary married James L. Brox on December 2, 1967. They had three sons. Her years as a devoted wife and mother were devoted to countless hours as a parent-volunteer in the children’s schools. She was also a gifted and talented crafter. Her projects included knitting numerous blankets for ill, traumatized, or needy children through Project Linus. She was especially known for creating beautiful cross-stitch wedding samplers, which now adorn the homes of many family and friends.
Mary is survived by her husband, Jim; sons, Timothy (Melissa) Brox, Lincoln, Michael (Yanina) Brox, Lakeland, FL, and Daniel (Carrie) Brox, Princeton, N.J.; 12 grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her birth mother, Carol Smith, Beaver City, NE; brothers, Jerry Smith, Hendley, NE, Jim Smith, Beaver City,NE; sisters, Sue Riley, Holton, KS, Terri Martin, Beaver City, Toni Hardenbrock, Axtell, NE, Joyce Smith, Beaver City and Cheryl Buss, Beaver City.
Preceded in death by her parents; in-laws;brother- and sister-in-law; and other aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Friiday,February 20th, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St., Lincoln, with the family receiving guests after. Memorials to the Food Bank of Lincoln.