Jean K Diers

April 17, 1927December 4, 2018

Jean K. Diers of Lincoln, passed away on December 4, 2018, at age 91. She was the only child of Lallie Jane and James Homer Turner of ElDorado, Arkansas, and was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Jean finished her successful creative career at Nebraska Public Television, previously she was vice president and advertising manager of Hovland-Swanson and was with the firm for 21 years. Jean attended Louisiana State University and New York School of Retailing. Throughout her career she was recognized nationally in the retail advertising industry, received dozens of awards, and was included in several editions of Who's Who of American Women, and International Who's Who of Women. Locally she was active in Lincoln Advertising Federation, and was named Advertising Woman of the Year in 1968. Preceded in death by three loving husbands, Robert D. Diers, Thomas L. Hornbeck, and Odell A. Kelley. Survived by sons, Ken (MaryAnn) Kelley of Hutchinson, KS, Jim (Cheryl) Kelley of Edmond, OK, and Charlie (Darla) Diers of Lincoln, and one daughter; Jan (Jon) Weinberg of Lincoln. Jean is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. There will be a private family memorial service. Jean's family asks that in lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Nebraska Children's Home Society: 4939 S. 118th St., Omaha, NE 68137.


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Betty Huttenmeyer

December 7, 2018

I was blessed to know Jeannie and call her my friend. Vic and I lived close to Jeannie and Bob and had many a fun times together. 4th of July parties and Jeannie and the Thirsty Thursday Girls group. Thanks for being a good friend. I loved hearing all the fun times the group had over the years before I joined in. So sorry I have to say good bye but will see you again. Rest in peace Jeannie.

Gene Nick

December 6, 2018

Jean was one of those people who help make my job at the NETV Pledge breaks fun. She was always interested in doing the best for NETV.
I was on the TV production crew she always was great to work with to get the most out of the pledge breaks.
I'm sorry to hear of her passing.

Annette Condon

December 4, 2018

I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear of Jeannie passing. I know she had a great life, wonderful career and love from her family. I had so many good times with her, with the thirsty Thursday girls lots of laughter and of course drinking and sun bathing. Most of all living next door for years and going over to have a drink and end up having a fashion show with the beautiful vintage clothes she had, I remember one piece in particular a beautiful long black velvet coat with a stand up collar, she even let me borrow it to wear one New Year's eve! I was always making something and had to much so I would end up taking it over to her and Bob, most famous was my chocolate souffle' neither one was supposed to have it but they eat it anyway and loved it. I will always have those special memories as you and your family have yours. Remember they are never really gone as long as you keep the memories alive.

Love Annette