March 5, 2015




Wendy Jo Thrasher-001Wendy Jo (Owens) Thrasher, age 56, of Lincoln, passed away March 5, 2015. Wendy attended East High School and the University of Nebraska here in Lincoln. Early on she worked in Broadcasting for NETV; and as a Seamstress for Fringe and Tassel; she also pursued a career in Theatre as a Stage Hand at Kimball Recital Hall, Pershing Auditorium, and the Lied Center.  Wendy also really enjoyed performing with local theatre arts groups.

Wendy is survived by her mother Margaret Todd, her father James Todd; her three children Todd Krumm-Owens, Avery Thrasher, and Emily Rose Thrasher; brother Bryce (Tiffany) Todd; one grandchild Danae Gariboy; and her nieces and nephews.

Preceded by her brother Troy Owens; and her sister Julie Fenstermacher.

Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery.


  1. I am so very sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing. We had lost touch over the last few years, but I always enjoyed seeing her. She always had a smile on her face and seemed to see the good in things and people around her. My sincerest condolences to all the family. God Speed, Wendy.

  2. I will miss Wendy. She was a very brave lady and what she had to share was always on the mark. Thanks, Wendy. See you soon.

  3. Wendy and I go back over 30 years. She was my best friend for many of those years. The Maid of Honor in my wedding in 1985. The many monthly card games we enjoyed. The laughter and tears throughout our happy moments and struggles in life. Always there with a helping hand and a good laugh. I will certainly miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family that I was also lucky enough to know and spend time with. I am so sorry.

  4. This is very shocking to me and I’m so sorry and send my prayers to the family I’ve known Wendy for many many years I too used to play cards and listen to the many many stories that she would share I will miss making her, her hashbrowns covered in cheese and how she used to stand with me in the kitchen and catch up on things. My condolences to the family from myself and all the employees from Tina’s café we will all miss seeing her and enjoying her stories she was a great great person.

  5. I got to know Wendy through the monthly card parties. She was a free spirit and always made us laugh with her adventurous story telling. May you always keep her memories alive and her in your hearts.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones. Peace be with you.

  6. I met Wendy at least 30 years ago, and was in and out of contact during those years. I, too, played cards with the group. So very sad to hear, thoughts and prayers with all of her loved ones. I enjoyed her uniqueness.

  7. The world will be a much less interesting place now that Wendell has departed. It is entirely too early, but we will continue to be blessed with our memories of her. Rest in peace, dear Wendell.

  8. Condolences to the Thrasher family. May Jehovah the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.


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