Christine (Chris) Marie McCauley, was born May 20, 1958, to Harold and Jennie (Hoffman) McCauley. She departed this life on October 30, 2022, at Kearney, Nebraska.
Chris was born at the rural family home north of Edgar, Nebraska at a time when doctors made house calls. She grew up on a farm in the Edgar/Clay Center area. Chris received her education from the Clay Center public schools, graduating with the class of 1976. She continued her formal education at Kearney State College (now known as UNK) graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in May 1980. During the summers, Chris worked for Clay Center Parks & Recreation as an Assistant Summer Coordinator coaching softball and taking care of the concession stand.
She enjoyed working with children and their families. For most of her career, Chris worked as a Social Worker for the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services in a few different capacities, but always working with children. She also worked for two other agencies providing foster care services and teaching parenting skills. Chris was always willing to help others with problem solving and to help any time needed. She would do anything for anyone, no questions asked. Chris had a kind heart and loved her family and friends dearly.
Chris enjoyed being outside, taking care of the lawn, planting flowers and gardening. She was an avid Nebraska Husker football and volleyball fan. As well as, a loyal fan of the Kearney Catholic Stars Football team. Chris treasured phone calls and visits with family, especially trips to Colorado. She was never fond of her legal name, Christine, and always preferred Chris.
Surviving are her sister, Donita Roemmich of LaSalle, Colorado; nieces: Jennie Roemmich (Will Owsley) and great nephews, Liam Owsley of Evans, Colorado; Heather Roemmich of Durango, Colorado; Jacy McCauley of Beatrice, Nebraska and nephew, Cody McCauley of Beatrice, Nebraska; Aunt, Kay Bailey of Mynard, Nebraska; uncle, Bob Hoffman of Arkansas and numerous cousins and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Harold and Jennie McCauley; sister, Viv McCauley; brother, Duane McCauley and brother-in-law, Steve Roemmich. Also maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be Monday, 11:00 am, November 7, 2022, at the Williams Funeral Home in Edgar, Nebraska with the Rev. Hayes officiating. Interment will be at the Edgar Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.
Williams Funeral Home
219 North C Street
Edgar, Nebraska 68935