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12.22.17 Issue

Ilene Toby (Morris) Pachman passed away on Nov. 27 in Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Bill Hafits and Bill Pachman; son, Larry Hafits and sister, Rose Lowenstein (Herman).

She is survived by daughter, Fran Delisle, daughter-in-law, Patricia Hafits, daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Paul Shyken, Karen Pachman and Mike Cook, sons and daughters-in-law, Allison and Louis Pachman, Mary and Howard Pachman; grandchildren: Lee and Gary Shyken, Paige and Jeff Shyken, Beth and Chad Rothbart, Danny Pachman, Alex Pachman; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and many friends.

Ilene was born in Omaha to Michael Morris and Fannie Kohn. She married Bill Hafits of Sioux City, IA, and moved to Fremont, NE, in 1950 where they raised their two children. While living in Fremont she made life-long friends and was very involved in Eastern Star, Girl and Boy Scouts and constant activities with her children. In April she moved to Florida to be closer to her daughter.

When Bill passed in 1971, Ilene returned to Omaha to be near her father. She married Bill Pachman in 1980 and was delighted to join a whole new large family. After Bill retired, they traveled to Israel, Europe, Alaska and took cruises. Ilene was rarely without yarn in her hands, creating beautiful things that she was always giving away. She was passionate about mahjong and spending time with her friends and family. For many years she was very involved in the YES (Young Energetic Seniors) Group at the Jewish Community Center and treasured all the friends she made there.

Memorials may be made to the organization of your choice.