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Vonda Kay McCracken

January 31, 1966 — February 26, 2024

Auburn

Vonda Kay McCracken

   Vonda Kay (Palmer) McCracken, one of three children of Jerry L. and Mary M. (Hanner) Palmer, was born January 31, 1966, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She grew up and attended school in Kimball, Nebraska.

   On June 14, 1987, Vonda was united in marriage to Terry McCracken in Bushnell, Nebraska. They made their first home in Bushnell, and were blessed with two daughters, Heather and Cinnamon. In 1994 the family moved to Holdrege, Nebraska for some time and eventually settling in Fairmont, Nebraska.

   Vonda was primarily a stay-at-home mom in her younger years, and later in life did the same for her grandsons in Fairmont, Nebraska.

   It’s no secret Vonda loved to shop and accumulated many possessions through the years. She had special collections of both teapots and elephant figurines. She loved all her cats but loved her Marshmallow.

   While in Auburn to help care for her grandsons, Vonda lived next to her daughter Heather’s home. On the morning of Monday, February 26, 2024, Vonda was rushed to Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. She passed away at the hospital that day, just 26 days past her 58th birthday. She was preceded in death by her father Jerry, grandparents Margaret and Don Hanner, niece Tricia Holly McCracken, and her dog Nemo.

   Vonda is survived by her daughters Heather McCracken-Rimpley of Auburn and Cinnamon McCracken-Schendt of Belleville, KS; grandchildren Kellen, Kaiden, Talen Rimpley and Holly Schendt ; husband Terry of Fairmont; mother Mary Palmer of Holdrege; brother Wade Palmer of Holdrege; sister Tonya Krejci of Holdrege; brothers-in-law Tim (Jan) McCracken of Edison, Tracy (Kim) Haack of Witten, SD, Dale Krejci of Holdrege; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

 A funeral service will be Friday, March 1, 2:00 p.m., at Hemmingsen Funeral Home in Auburn.  Family will greet friends Friday 12:30 until service time.  Vonda’s body will be cremated following the service.

 View Vonda's funeral service via Livestream here.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

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801 S St, Auburn, NE 68305

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Friday, March 1, 2024

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Hemmingsen Funeral Home

801 S St, Auburn, NE 68305

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