Cornelius Francis ‘Neil’ McCarthy


(Feb. 15, 2010)

Cornelius Francis “Neil” McCarthy, 69, of Omaha, Neb., died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Neil was born July 5, 1940, at Broken Bow, Neb., to Cornelius and Francis (Mohatt) McCarthy.  He attended Cozad High School where he was active in 4-H and FFA, graduating in 1958. He married his high school sweetheart, Rosemary Lauby, on January 28, 1961, at St. Ann’s  Catholic Church in Lexington, Neb.

Neil was a member of the Lexington Chaptr of Knights of Columbus, the Lexington Jaycees and the Nebraska National Guard.

Neil and Rosemary lived in Powell for seven years, where he drove a truck for the Gillett Dairy.

Later in life, Neil enjoyed camping and fishing, often serving as a campground host.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years; sons Jerry (Lori) of Blair, Neb., and Chris and partner Jimmy Victor of Omaha; daughter Trueline; and grandchildren Kristina, Mason, Evan and Dominque.

Neil was preceded in death by his son Robert Anthony; infant daughter Christine Anne; infant grandson Tyler Anthony; his parents; and a sister, Janet.

Services were held last week, with burial following in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the family for the grandchildren’s education.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington handled arrangements, and online condolences may be directed to