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Celestine " Sally" A. Siroky

September 19, 1937 — August 18, 2022

Celestine “Sally” Siroky, widow of Eugene “Gene” Siroky, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at her residence in David City, Nebraska.


Celestine (Sally) was born on September 19, 1937, to James J. and Mary M. Stara and grew up on a farm near Bruno, Nebraska. She was the youngest of 5 girls in a family of 10 children. Sally graduated from East Butler High School in Brainard, Nebraska in 1956. After high school, she worked in Columbus before marrying Eugene (Gene) Siroky on September 17, 1960, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bruno, Nebraska. Gene and Sally lived and farmed near Abie, Nebraska.

Sally was the beloved wife of Gene, loving mother of Patricia and Denise, proud grandmother of Alex (Catherine), Lauren, and Tyler Hays. Most recently she became the doting great grandmother of Emma Hays, a role she enthusiastically accepted and quickly learned to excel at.

Sally was active in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Abie, Nebraska. She was also involved in the Abie Public School PTA and various activities at Aquinas High School. After her children were grown Sally worked at KV Vet Supply for several years.

Sally was never happier than when she was entertaining her grandchildren on the farm. She took great pride in teaching them the lessons of farm life; showing them how to garden and sharing her secrets for amazing Sunday dinners which without exception included fresh baked goods and a homemade dessert. Among her specialties were kolaches, cinnamon rolls, rosettes, and a menu of pies. Whether it be coffee and a kolache or a multi-course meal brought to the field during harvest, Sally always made sure everyone was offered something to eat when they stopped by the house or were working on the farm. Over the years her gardening acumen grew to include the mastery of the giant pumpkin. Much to the delight of everyone, she grew pumpkins which served not only as decorations but also as chairs, daybeds, and hideaways for the grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Patricia (John) Hays of Omaha, NE, and Denise (Stephen) Hill of Nashville, TN; 3 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; brothers Albin Stara of David City, NE, Donald Stara of Seward, NE, Kenneth Stara of Rising City, NE, and Ernest Stara of Bruno, NE; sisters Adeline Jakub of Lincoln, NE, Delores (Gene) Coufal of David City, NE, and Martha Glynn of Pacifica, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene (Gene); parents, James J., and Mary M. (Pecha) Stara; brother Eugene (Gene) Stara and sister Marcella (Marcy) Stara.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter and Paul Church in Abie, NE or to the Siroky family for future designations.
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Family greeting Friends

Monday, August 22, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

222 Maple Street, Abie, NE 68001

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Parish Rosary

Monday, August 22, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church

222 Maple Street, Abie, NE 68001

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Lunch

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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222 Maple Street, Abie, NE 68001

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Burial

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemtery

, Abie, NE 68001

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