Shirley Darlene Tenney, age 84 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Nebraska.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington with Rev Gary Kimm officiating. Burial will be in the Hartington City Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 10 am on Thursday at the funeral home. Her grandchildren will be honorary pallbearers.
Shirley was born May 31, 1934 in Pleasant Valley to Rosella (Beckmann) Albrecht and John Albrecht. She graduated in 1951 at Liberty High School by Pleasant Valley. She worked at Gene Wagnor's Cream Station in Hartington after high school. She married Rex Gregg on October 25, 1952. She also had worked at Pleasant Valley Store as a cook and waitress from 1960-1965. She was an extremely talented cook, her lunch specials were always sold out. The repeat business was incredible.
Shirley also worked at Jim's Cafe in Hartington for a short time. She worked at Dale Electronics in Yankton from 1966-1993. She married Gerald Tenney November 25, 1978 in Hartington.
Throughout their lives they lived in Wynot, Denver, Lincoln, Pleasant Valley, and Hartington since 1965. She had been a resident of the Park View Haven Nursing Home since 2016.
She said her best accomplishment was her three daughters. She enjoyed dancing, the Chicago Cubs, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, shuffleboard and most of all gambling.
She is survived by daughters Sherry (Tim) Miller of Yankton, Cindy Koupal Yankton, Michelle Waugh of Cleo Springs, OK; 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and sister Carol (Ron) Piechnik of Michigan City , IN.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Tenney on October 17, 2016 at the age of 81, a daughter Connie Sazama, son Joe Tenney, parents Rosella and John Albrecht, brother LeRoy Albrecht, sister Marcella Albrecht, first husband Rex Gregg, and best friends Mary Ann Albrecht, Liz Albrecht, and LaVernna Albrecht.
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