Burial will be in the Beaver Crossing Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday September 18, 2013, from 1-8 PM at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home in Beaver Crossing, NE with family greeting relatives and friends from 6-8 PM.
A memorial has been established for the Beaver Crossing Cemetery or the American Legion Auxiliary.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at laubermoore.com
The pallbearers will be her sons, Rick and Bob Briney and Robert Morava, and grandsons, Shane, Alvin and Terry Morava, Jeremy Nickels, and Shawn Briney.
Helen Briney was born August 2, 1931 in Gilliam, Missouri to Lloyd “King” and Margaret Elizabeth (Harrison) Richardson, the third of four children and passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 at BryanLGH East Medical Center in Lincoln at the age of 82 years 1 month and 13 days. Helen moved with her mother to the Crawford area in Nebraska where her mother taught country schools. Helen and her brother attended Assumption Academy, a catholic boarding school, in Chadron and graduated in 1949. She furthered her education by attending Chadron State College and earning a business degree. In 1949 she was united in marriage to Lyle Morava and to this union three children were born, Dorie, Robert and Ed. She was blessed with a second marriage to Richard Gordon Briney on February 8, 1958, bringing three more children, Pat, Bob and Deb into her family. And to this union, an additional son, Rick, was born.
Richard worked on the railroad and they started their married life as a “bunkcar” family. In 1960 they purchased a home in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska and spent the school years there while they renovated the property. During the summers Helen and the children continued to spend their time in the “bunkcar” following Richard as he worked around the country on the railroad. She was an avid doll collector and especially enjoyed working with her granddaughters to collect their favorite dolls. Helen also collected napkin rings and salt wells. Spending time with her grandchildren playing with musical action figures was a fun pastime. She also enjoyed searching for coins and other objects with her metal detector. Dancing was a lifetime passion, especially polkas and in later years spending time listening to and watching Mollie B’s Polka Show. The family set up a special camera so she could watch the trains go by. In her spare time, Helen made afghans for several family members.
Helen is a member Beaver Crossing American Legion Auxiliary Unit #178, and was a long time volunteer at the Veterans Hospital in Lincoln. She also attended the United Methodist Church in Beaver Crossing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard in 1998, son Ed Morava, brother, Bob Richardson, an infant brother and sister, grandson, Marc Banks, sister-in-law, Ruth Davis, and a brother-in-law, Duane Briney.
Children and their spouses: Dorie and James Winchester, Oklahoma, Pat and Jim Redinger, Lincoln, Robert Morava, Exeter, Bob Briney, Deb and Randy Banks, all of Beaver Crossing and Rick and Linda Briney, Piedmont, SD,
Brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lillian “Babe” Richardson, Crawford, Jim and Pauline Briney, Florida
Numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Lauber-Moore Funeral Home in Beaver Crossing is in charge of the
arrangements for Helen Briney.