Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11Th St., Gering, NE


Mary Ellen Wightman

18 diciembre , 193116 octubre , 2019

Mary Ellen Wightman, age 87 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center in Brush CO. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Gering Memorial Chapel with Pastor William Bibb officiating. Interment will follow at East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 pm at the chapel. Memorials may be given to Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center. Online condolences may be left at www.geringchapel.com. She was born December 18, 1931 in Wheatland, WY to Earl Eldridge and Dessie Ellamay (Ireland) Field. She graduated from Fort Laramie, Wyoming in 1951. Mary Ellen married George Wightman on November 25, 1952 in Torrington, Wyoming. She worked at Neatex Textile Company for 6 years and Motel Laundress at Coach House and Days Inn at Sterling, Colorado. Later was employed for Health and Human Services for 10 years. She was a member of the Koinonia Fellowship Church in Mitchell, NE. Mary Ellen enjoyed sewing and raising a garden and helping others. She is survived by 6 daughters; Joanne (Roland) Herman; Cathy (Joe) Marquez; Norma Jean Parsons; Eileen (Kevin) Ireland; Wilma (Dusty) Richard; Nancy (Mark) McVay and 23 grandchildren and numerous great and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband George H Wightman, son Gene Wightman, her parents and three siblings.


  • Charles Herman, Pallbearer
  • Scott Herman, Pallbearer
  • Isaiah Parsons, Pallbearer
  • Jabari Parsons, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Marquez, Pallbearer
  • Shane Marquez, Pallbearer


  • Visitation domingo, 20 octubre , 2019
  • Funeral Service lunes, 21 octubre , 2019
  • Graveside Service lunes, 21 octubre , 2019


Mary Ellen Wightman


Chaplain Ro Fesser

18 octubre , 2019

A woman of great character, who loved the Lord, lived her commitment, and stuck to her guns in principles and values. She kept you accountable, loved you to the hilt, and taught you the important lessons of life. She is an unforgettable gift from the Lord that practiced sainthood every day, readied now to live it out faithfully in eternity.

Danielle McDonald

18 octubre , 2019

One of the sweetest kindest ladies. It was such a pleasure knowing her . I heard a story about her today- that she always ate cornflakes with almond milk and a banana. Every night ;)
I remember how she loved to read and listen to books on tape.
She was special. One of my favorites.
With love,

Les Parsons

17 octubre , 2019

Mary Ellen was a lovely woman, a great Mom, and Grandma. She lived her life for the Lord Jesus Christ. And is now celebrating in the presence of her King.