Diana Lee Connolly



SWANS ISLAND/PAPILLON, NEB. — Diana Lee Connolly, 48, of Papillion, died April 8, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Anne (Schank) Overcash and stepfather, Donald B. Overcash and her stepmother, Nancy Zehrer.

She is survived by her loving husband, Desmond “Des” M Connolly; daughters, Erica Murphy and fiancé, Ethan Kahl, and Kathleen Connolly; son, Aidan P Connolly; father, Frederick A (Janice) Zehrer III of Lakeway, Texas; stepmother Cheryl Kerlee of Austin, Texas; sister, Carolyn S. Zehrer of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Frederick A. (Marci) Zehrer IV of Chesterfield, Va; stepsisters, Kristin O. (Tim) Burnette of Raleigh, N.C., Lauren O. (Kevin) Kaiser of Raleigh, N.C., Jamie Bolton of Lakeway, Texas, and Virgina (Dennis) Ellison Downing of Austin, Texas; stepbrother, Jason (Tessa) Hunt of Peoria, Ill.; aunts, Susie (John) Blake of Raleigh, N.C., Pat and Bill Fowler of Centennial, Colo.; uncles David (Martie) Schank of Durango, Colo., Charles E (Judy) Schank of Wilmington, N.C., and David G. Zehrer of Woodland Park, Colo.; father-in-law, Michael D Connolly and mother-in-law Mary of Fort Myers, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Jarlath A (Marisa Tamayo) Connolly of Canton, Conn., Aidan J (Roberto Achacoso) Connolly of Brooklyn, N.Y.; cousins, Anne (Stan) Cleverley, Kathy (Barry) Blake-Wilson, Julie Fitch, Amanda (Jesse) Schank Erickson and Kevin Schank. She was aunt to Colin, Erin, Liam, Brian, TJ, Katelyn, Megan and Cameron.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 19 at St. Columbkille Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to METAvivor/Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Research and Support; http://www.metavivor.org.

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