June 20, 2016

Phyllis J. Lorraine

Phyllis Lorraine-001Phyllis Jean Lorraine, 84, born in Covington, Vir. a resident of Lincoln since 1951 died June 19, 2016. She attended Neb. School for the Blind and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.  Phyllis led a life dedicated to her family, loving every minute of being mother, grandmother, and aunt.

Preceded in death by husband, Daniel; parents W.G. and Lula (Keeling) Shanks; and great grandson Avery.

Survived by sons Dan (Julie) and Bill (Deanna); daughter Jean Rentfro; nine grandchildren; six great grands; sister Louise Van Bloom; brother Glenn (Kathryn) Shanks; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral at 10:30 am, Thurs. June 23 at Wyuka Funeral Home 3600 “O” St., Lincoln; with Visitation Wed. June 22, from 5-7 pm. Burial in Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to the National Federation of the Blind,  Condolences at


  1. Jean and Family.

    We hope you can find comfort during this difficult time. Your Mother/Grandmother was a very strong lady. Please know that I am sure she is in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.

    Alan Silverberg

  2. Phyllis is at peace now….I know you will miss her. I always enjoyed visiting with her. We exchanged greeting cards for many years.
    You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Donna Nerud & Al


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