Agnes Ann Rood, 81, of Lincoln, formerly of Bay City, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Medilodge of Sterling. She was born June 6, 1935 to Frank and Mae (Craven) Plant in Lincoln, where she spent her childhood. She was a longtime resident of Bay City, and only recently returned to Lincoln. Agnes was a devoted homemaker, who loved baking, making ceramics, playing BINGO, watching game shows, and sharing funny stories. Most of all, she loved her family! She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed. Agnes is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, James Gassman; seven children: Penny (Randy) Skibinski, Robert (Tammy) Blair, Karen Blair, Diane Blair, Bridget (Ernie) Graham, Annette Blair, and Mark Blair; four stepchildren: Laura Pacholka, Bobbi Rood, Heather Vliet, and Cathy Ballard; 32 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln.
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