Bessie Jane Mutchie

April 17, 1931 - May 13, 2022

Bessie Jane Mutchie, 91, of Lincoln passed away May 13, 2022. Born April 17, 1931, in Lincoln, NE to Lumir and Laura (Sindelar) Simecek.

Bessie was raised in Wilbur, NE and moved to Lincoln in the early 1950’s. She married her husband Jack Mutchie in July of 1964. Bessie worked for Elgin Watch from 1953-1957 and then for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company from 1957-2002.

Bessie enjoyed the outdoors and her numerous dogs throughout the years. She had a huge heart to go with her outgoing personality. You could always tell when Bessie was in the room, she was always willing to help out others. Bessie touched the lives of many in her retirement years at The Legacy and her final resting place at The Arbors.

Family members include her sons Tim and John Mutchie; grandson Lincoln Mutchie; sister Donna West. Preceded in death by her parents; husband Jack Mutchie; sisters Laurette Shestak, Louise Kiner, Joann Orth, and Hazel Burg; brother Joseph Simecek.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday (5-19-22) Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ Street with Pastor Kerry O’Bryant officiating with graveside service to follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation with family present from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday (5-18-22) at Roper and Sons Midtown Chapel.

Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association for Emphysema or American Heart Association.





Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

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Roper & Sons Midtown Chapel

4300 O St.
Lincoln, NE 68510

(402) 476-1225

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May 25, 2022

Bessie was the Betty White in my life. Always had something to say and it was usually mixed with just the right amount of sass. Full of life and a spit fire. I was blessed to have known her.

– Jenifer Simpson
May 20, 2022

My Aunt Besse Jane was a sweet soul. We would drive from Springfield Mo every year for many years to visit family in Lincoln. Always loved visiting and feeling close to family. So sorry for the loss. Wish I could be there now.

– Sherry Wallin

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