Mary Louise (Rexroth) Bankson

April 4, 1938 - November 21, 2022

Mary Louise (Rexroth) Bankson, 84, of Lincoln passed away November 21, 2022. Born April 4, 1938, in Pawnee City, Nebraska to Fred C. and Elsie (Shinn) Rexroth.

Mary worked for Montgomery Wards, Kings Food Host and Lincoln Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic which she retired from after twenty-five years in 2003.
Mary was a happy member of a bunco club for over thirty-five years and a member of the Warren United Methodist Church. She was very proud to have donated well over ten gallons of blood during her lifetime. Mary was the happiest when she was with her family and friends playing games and cards. She also loved to crochet, read, feed, and watch her birds, write and send letters to her family and friends.

Family members include her daughters Kelly (Mateen) Ansari, Fullerton, CA and Alison (Howard) Tegtmeier, Lincoln, NE; grandchildren Kaylene (Michael) Callicoatt, Lincoln, Marcus (Caroline) Tegtmeier, Austin, TX and Adam (Neha) Ansari, Tustin, CA; 4 great grandchildren, and half-sister Lucille Weatherfield.

Preceded in death by her parents, daughter Kathryn Ann Leonard, half sisters and brothers Helen Iliff, Leonard Rexroth, Lee Rexroth, Melvin Rexroth, Barbara Ellen Miller, and Hazel Anderson.

Memorial Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday (11-26-22) Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel, 3950 Hohensee Drive. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest you do a random act of kindness for a stranger.



Memorial Service


Roper & Sons South Chapel

3950 Hohensee Drive (40th & Yankee Hill)
Lincoln, NE 68516

(402) 261-5907

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November 28, 2022

My memories of Mary mostly have to do with happy times and eating lunch at Pop’s with her daughter Kelly when Mary would come to visit. I’m really glad that I had the pleasure of knowing her.

– Joan Delgado
November 25, 2022

I’ll always remember my GREAT GREAT Aunt Mary! As she would say, “so great you have to say it twice!” Her advice that has stuck with me through life is to always eat dessert first because, “you never know if you’ll make it to the end of the meal or if there will be room.” The memories of all the card games played at grandma’s (Barb Rexroth) will hold a special place in my heart. Wishing I could play one more round of “Sh*t on your neighbor” while enjoying a nice root beer float together. Rest in peace 😇

– Nicole Wenzl

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