Michele Lynn Deaton, 53, of Lincoln, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Michele was born in St. Louis, Mo. and moved to Lincoln with her family in 1972. Michele was a beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, friend, and colleague.
Survived by: Eleanor Deaton (mother); Richard Deaton (father); Randy and Jan Deaton (brother and sister-in-law); Nieces and nephews: Kristin and Jon Simpson, Chris and Cynthia Deaton, Randi Heidtbrink, Rachael and Jack Eliker, Jennifer and Jordan Luke, Jay and Morgan Deaton; 14 great nieces and nephews.
Michele was employed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Glenn Korff School of Music for 28 years. She was a member of the First Plymouth Congregational Church Choir for 26 years. Michele was also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota National Music Fraternity.
Michele will be remembered in a private, family service, with a public Glenn Korff School of Music memorial to be held at a future date. Memorials to: Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 122 Westbrook Music Building. Lincoln, NE 68588-0100 or First Plymouth Congregational Church Choir, 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE 68502