Zelda Mae (Dougherty) Mothershed

March 1, 2023 - February 13, 2023

Zelda Mae (Dougherty) Mothershed, 88, formerly of Lincoln passed away February 13, 2023 in Kearney, NE. Zelda was born March 1, 1934 in Pawnee City, NE to John and Goldie (Skidmore) Dougherty.

“The riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Colossians 1:27

She was the second of three sisters. Her family farmed in Pawnee county and she graduated from Lewiston High School. She moved to Lincoln and worked for Farmers Mutual of Nebraska for 30 years.  She was a member of Christ Temple Mission Church in Lincoln where she met her husband, Ted. She married Theodore Mothershed June 4th, 1980. Her life was characterized by her selfless giving of herself. She and Ted loved their grandchildren, They served as guardians for Brandin, Andrew and Cayliss when they were younger. Her home was always open to others. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Onna Lee Dallmann and Sonja Manley, husband Theodore and granddaughter Cayliss. Those celebrating the memory of her life are niece Sheree Slagle (Tim) and family, brother-in-law Sherman Manley and family, stepson Theodore Jr. (Victoria),  stepdaughter Carmen Johnson and grandchildren Carmella and Lloyd, daughter in law Laurie Mothershed and grandsons Brandin and Andrew (Janelle)  and great grandson Kingston. She lived in the hope of her Savior Jesus Christ and “the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27

Memorials to the family for People`s City Mission.

Graveside to be held at Saturday, June 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. (Meet at gate #2)

Reception to follow at the Roper and Sons South Lincoln Chapel. (3950 Hohensee Dr.)





Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery

6800 S. 14th, Lincoln, NE (meet at gate #2)




Roper & Sons South Chapel

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

(402) 261-5907

Share a Memory or Condolence

June 13, 2023

I worked with Zelda for several years at Farmers Mutual. She was a true, dedicated employee who always set a positive example for her coworkers to follow. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. My Condolences to her family.

– Donna Kazos
June 6, 2023

I’m sorry to hear of the loss of Zelda. May peace and comfort be with you all at this sad time of loss. Sincerely, Carol Meyer, L. Northeast

– Carol Meyer

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