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Obituary — Mary Rae (McNamara) Wolf

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OMAHA — Mary Rae (McNamara) Wolf, Omaha, died peacefully June 3, 2020. 

Visitation is 4 p.m., June 11, with a 7 p.m. wake service at Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel, Omaha.

Funeral services are 10 a.m., June 12, at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Omaha. 

Private family burial to follow. 

The visitation, wake service and funeral will be live streamed on the mortuary website for those unable to attend.

Mary Rae was born in Hartington Sept. 3, 1936, and moved to Omaha as a child. She attended Cathedral High School where she met her dear Joe. Mary Rae was both a Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts leader and was very involved in all other activities in which her children participated. She served as president of the Mercy High School PTA. Mary Rae’s longtime involvement with the Firehouse Dinner Theater endeared her to many. She was active in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish and the Field Club Homeowners League where she lived for 47 years. She was known for her Fourth Of July all-night escapades adorning each house in the neighborhood with an American flag so that when the sun came up, the streets were lined with them. Always a champion of college education for her children she began her own college career when her youngest child was 2 years old and earned her bachelor’s degree from College of Saint Mary in 1983. Mary Rae was a long-time successful real estate agent with CBS HOME Real Estate, from where she retired in 2016. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Cecelia (Bange) McNamara; and her husband of 53 years, Joseph Wolf. 

She leaves behind 11 children, Elizabeth Hanlon, Diane (Bob) Woltemath,  Pamela, Charles (Holly), Edward, Loretta, Daniel (Mariesa), Margaret, Andrew (Tricia), Bernadet (David) Braudaway and Theresa (Troy) Troshynski; her 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Noelle (Don) Johnson, Judy (Gary) Duncan, Bernadet Taylor,

Kathleen (Chet) Mullin, Carolyn McNamara (John Wagner), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials preferred to be directed to Music In The Catholic Schools (