Nemaha Herald

Karen S. Cockrill age 73 of Lincoln, passed away May 25, 2015. She was born January 13, 1942 in Auburn, Nebraska to George and Leola (Hicks) Cummings. Retired from Goodyear as a supervisor. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Monte and Renee Mertes, Mitchell and Beth Mertes, Jeremy and Kristie Cockrill. Daughter and son-in-law, Stacy and Dave Barth. Grandchildren and spouse, Melissa and Herbert Kinchen, Lauren Mertes, Alex Mertes, Paige Jewett, Jenna Elson, Rebeka Elson, Jachin Mertes and Grace Mertes. Great grandchildren, Meliyah Lashley and Cameryn Collier. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Paula Cummings, Earl and Betty Cummings, George William III and Nadine Cummings. Preceded in death by her husband, Jerold W. Cockrill. Services will be held at 1 P.M. on Thursday, May 28th at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 “O” Street, Lincoln. Memorials to Hearts United in Auburn. Online condolences may be left at