Bernice Anne "Bing" (Chromy) Blatny, of Lincoln, NE passed away peacefully at home on November 18, 2014. She was born on June 6, 1943 to Joseph and Alice (Nesladek) Chromy in North Bend, NE, where she grew up along with two sisters and a brother. She graduated from North Bend High School and later attended Southeast Community College. She was married to Dr. Richard Blatny from 1967 to 1987, and to this union, five children were born.\n\nBing had an artistic side which could be seen in her oil paintings, and a sense of style which could be seen in everything from her clothing to home decor. Working in the floral business, she created beautiful and imaginative arrangements while living in Fairbury, NE, and later Lincoln. She also held a couple of people-oriented positions, including receptionist, while living in Lincoln. \n\nShe was an excellent cook and hostess who made all feel like they belonged, with a warm and welcoming personality. She was an avid reader (never starting a book she didn't finish), and had a knack for solving crosswords and other puzzles. \n\nFall was her favorite time of year, and November in particular. She loved to join her brother and son (and her father in earlier years) on their hunting trips and deer drives, where she was especially good at spotting the deer. She enjoyed traveling and sightseeing, and looked forward to the "sister trips" that were planned on a regular basis. \n\nBing's greatest pride and joy, by far, was her family. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and rarely missed a special event if it was within reach. She attended so many performances, sporting events, school programs, ceremonies, birthday parties and other milestones, and had a special way of making each of her 14 grandchildren feel like they were her favorite. \n\nBing was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Joseph Jr., who was born into heaven. She is survived by her children, Angie Boohar of Overland Park, KS, Dr. Rick (Darcy) Blatny of Fairbury, NE, Pamela (Doug) Hund of Spring, TX, Paige (Eric) Dragoo of Frisco, TX , and Brooke (Scott) Nelson of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren Reed, Erika and Wade Boohar, Josephine, Rorik and Adeline Blatny, Avary, Audrey and Addison Hund, Gage and Isabella Dragoo, and Eve, Jules and Van Nelson; siblings Janice (Scott) Boyd of Waverly, NE, Margaret Nelson of Blair, NE, and Ken (Kathy) Chromy of Ohiowa, NE; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.\n\nSpecial thanks to the staffs of Nebraska Hematology-Oncology, P.C., Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, and HoriSun Hospice for the wonderful care she received this past year.