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KUEHN, William D. "Bill", 74, of Holdrege, formerly of Pleasanton, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at Holdrege Memorial Home
Services: Monday at the Evangelical Free Church in Pleasanton
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9481 of Pleasanton
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Evangelical Free Church in Pleasanton or Holdrege Memorial Home
Born Sept. 13, 1929, in Heartwell
Parents: Frank and Mildred (Nabouer) Kuehn
Attended school in Heartwell
Military: U.S. Army, Sept. 28, 1948-May 9, 1952; served during the Korean War
Married: Nov. 7, 1953, to Doris Berkheimer in Minden; lived in Pleasanton for 38 years
Was employed as a maintenance mechanic at Rockwell Manufacturing in Kearney; retired, 1991; then worked at Hand Machine Co. until 2000
Couple moved to Holdrege Memorial Home, August 2003
Activities: member of VFW Post 9481 and the Horseshoe Association
Survivors include: sons, Rick of Phillips, Larry of Alvo, Daryl of Sedgwick, Colo., Randy of Aurora and Kent of Kearney; daughter, Debra of Kansas City, Mo.; and brothers, Richard of Pleasanton, Charles of Minden and LaMoine; also daughters-in-law, Betty of Phillips, Chris of Sedgwick and Angie of Kearney; son-in-law, Jim Sunderman of Kansas City; and grandchildren, Katie, Dillon, Sam, Megan, Dustin, Krisha, Kaylee and Dalton
Was preceded in death by his wife Dec. 20, 2003, and by parents
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DALLY, Doris E., 81, of Grand Island, formerly of Shelton, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island
Services: Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Shelton
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann, Wood River
Memorials: Hospice of Nebraska or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shelton
Born May 20, 1922, on grandparents' farm north of Wood River
Parents: James and Leona (Reed) HUGHES
Grew up in Wood River, graduated from Wood River High School, 1939
During World War II, lived in Washington, D.C., worked for the military in the Pentagon
Married: Sept. 14, 1946,to Earl Dally; lived most of their married lives in Shelton
Was a bookkeeper for Klein Chevrolet in Shelton; did bookkeeping for her husband's well-drilling business
Moved to Grand Island, 2000
Member of the Catholic faith, the Shelton United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women; enjoyed quilting and crocheting
Survivors include: husband; brothers, John Hughes of Grand Island and James Hughes of Spokane, Wash.; also sisters-in-law, Emma Hughes of Grand Island and Catherine Hughes of Spokane; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother
Kearney Hub, 27 February, 2004

LEIBEE, Max, 66, of Parkville, Missouri, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at North Kansas City Hospital
Memorial services: Saturday, Feb 21, Kansas City
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born June 10, 1937, in Kearney
Parents: Harry and Irma (Rockwell) Leibee
Lived in Kearney
Military: 1958-1962; after discharge, settled in Parkville
Was a long-time employee at General Motors
Activities: was an outdoorsman; loved fishing and hunting
Survivors include: brother, Milton of Kansas City; also sister-in-law, Jerre of Kansas City; nephew, Ladd and his wife, Lana, of Kansas City; niece, Leigh Atkins of Kansas City; two great-nephews and a great-niece
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JEFFERIES, Isabel L., 67, of Kearney, formerly of Bertrand, died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at Clarkson Hospital at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Bertrand
Memorials: designated later
Born Aug. 3, 1936, in Howard, Kan.
Parents: Clayton and Bernidene (Anderson) McDONALD
Graduated from Howard High School, 1953
Married: Feb. 11, 1961, to James Jefferies, in Abilene, Kan.
Husband was killed, 1968, while on active duty in U.S. Air Force
Moved to Bertrand in the late 1970s; moved to Kearney, January 2003
Survivors include: sons, Jamie of Tekamah and Jon of Bertrand; her mother of Kearney; brother, John McDonald of Kearney; sister, Kay Mathews of Stafford, Va.; and four grandchildren
Was preceded in death by husband, two sons, her father, two brothers and a sister
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NISSEN, Rocky, 46, of Tempe, Arizona, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at his mother's home in Chandler
Services: Thursday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Grand Island, Neb.
Memorials suggested to the UNK athletic department
Born March 3, 1957, in Chula Vista, Calif.
Parents: Virgil and Betty (Fisher) Nissen
Grew up in Grand Island, graduated from Northwest High School
Attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Military: served 12 years, U.S. Air Force
In Arizona, worked as a paralegal; officiated volleyball at the high school, college and USA levels
Received his Junior Olympic National scorekeeper rating in summer 2003
Activities: was involved with college students and their activities at Arizona State University's Lutheran Campus Ministry; assisted and participated in Sunday services and Bible study classes
Survivors include: mother, Betty Dowd of Chandler; brothers, Dan of Peoria, Russ of Grand Island and Darren of Chandler; and sister, Lisa Norton of Grand Island; also sister-in-law, Karen of Chandler; and brother-in-law, Scott Norton of Grand Island
Was preceded in death by his father
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BAER, Iris G., 80, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Kearney, died Monday, March 1, 2004, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village in Kearney
Memorial services: Saturday May 22, First United Methodist Church
Burial of cremains and the cremains of her husband: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials: local Hospice or donor's choice
Born May 4, 1923, in Broken Bow
Parents: Edwin and Carrie (Coggins) PIERSON
Graduated from Kearney High School, 1940
Married: May 27, 1944, to Wilbert Baer in Phillipsburg, Kan.
Attended Kearney State Teachers College, later earned a bachelor of science degree in 1957
Taught school for one year in Beemer, one year in Kearney and three years in Pleasanton; returned to Kearney schools, taught at Emerson and Northeast elementary schools; retired, 1977
Moved with husband to Fort Collins, then to Cheyenne; lived at Johnson Lake for a time before moving back to Kearney in 1996; spent winters in Yuma, Ariz.
With husband, farmed north of Kearney before he worked for Rockwell and the Good Samaritan Hospital
After her husband's death, 2001, she moved to Fort Collins
Activities: member of the Bethel United Methodist Church north of Gibbon; past member of the Nebraska Education Association and Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Honorary Sorority
Enjoyed cooking, camping and spending time with her family
Survivors include: daughters, Linda Snyder of Greeley, Colo., and Donna Dennewitz of Orlando, Fla.; brothers, Kenneth Pierson of Neligh and Martin Pierson of Gibbon; and sister, Kay Gill of Shelton; also sons-in-law, William Snyder of Greeley and Denny Dennewitz of Orlando; grandsons, Scott Snyder and his wife, Heidi, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jeff Snyder and his wife, Linda, of Casper, Wyo.; and great-grandchildren, Chloe and Zachary Snyder of Jacksonville and Samuel Snyder of Casper
Was preceded in death by her husband and parents
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MOATS, Sandra "Sandy", 50, of Kearney died Monday, March 1, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Elm Creek
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born Aug. 12, 1953, in Lincoln
Parents: Willard and Colleen (Ebmeyer) RESS
Attended school in Lincoln; graduated from Lincoln Southeast High School
Attended Kearney State College; worked at AgTronics
Married: June 12, 1976, to Daniel Moats in Lincoln; lived in Great Bend, Kan.
Worked at Sears Retail Appliance Store, Great Bend
Moved back to Kearney, 1977; worked for Sears for 14 years
Worked at Cabela's Call Center, 1988-2003
Activities: member of WIBC, Kearney Bowling Association and a Big Apple sponsored bowling team; had bowled in several national tournaments in Reno, Nev., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and the Quad Cities in Iowa; enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and bowling, and she collected Boyd's Bears
Survivors include: husband; son, Eric of Kearney; daughter, Angela Bauer of Reading, Pa.; her parents of Lincoln; brother, Steven of Lincoln; and one grandchild; also son-in-law, Ryan Bauer of Reading
Was preceded in death by her grandparents
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FOSTER, Amber W., 96, of Kearney died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Thursday, Mount Carmel Chapel
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: Mount Carmel Home
Born Aug. 21, 1907, in Mason City
Parents: William and Alberta (Murrish) COE
Attended school in Litchfield
Married: 1926 to James Foster. He died in 1963
Lived in Mitchell; moved to Kearney, 1936
Worked at various places in Kearney, including Swift Co., Fox Produce, Stockyard Cafe, Central Caf‚, Kearney Heating and Plumbing, the State Hospital for the Tubercular, Mount Carmel Home and the American Legion
Activities: member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, all in Kearney
Survivors include: son, Richard of Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; Was preceded in death by her husband, a son, five brothers and five sisters
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JOHNSON, Edna E., 82, of Kearney died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at her home
Services: Monday Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials suggested to Bethel United Methodist Church
Born Feb. 4, 1922, on the family farm north of Gibbon
Parents: Melvin and Lora (Karsner) FULLER
Grew up in the Gibbon area; graduated from Gibbon High School, 1939
Worked at Tasty Tea Room Cafe, Kearney, and at Good Samaritan Hospital and the Lexington Hospital
Married: June 25, 1955, to Floyd Johnson in Gibbon; farmed northeast of Kearney; moved to Kearney, 1975
Activities: member of Bethel United Methodist Church and Bethel Methodist Women's Club; dedicated church member and worker; was proud of her nieces and nephews
Survivors include her brother, Melvin of Franklin; also sister-in-law, Betty Fuller of Franklin; nephews, Gary Fuller and his wife, Kelly Kimberly, of Houston and Larry and his wife, Kathy, Fuller of Gretna; niece, Jacqueline and her husband, Stuart, Wilsman of Franklin; and great-nephews, Tony and Joseph Wilsman, both of Franklin, and Brett and Kyle Fuller, both of Gretna
Was preceded in death by her husband in 1991, a son, her parents and a brother
Kearney Hub, 6 March, 2004

KATAJA, Grace M., 85 of Kearney died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
No services
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Born Jan. 20, 1919, in Springfield, Mass.
Parents: Peter and Angie (Thomas) CLEMENS
Graduated from high school in Hartford, Conn.; attended two years of college at Morse School of Business; was administrative assistant for Cigna Insurance
Activities: active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Glastonbury, Conn.
Survivors include her daughter, Judith Hayes of Stuart, Fla.; and three great-grandchildren; also son-in-law, Thomas Hayes of Stuart; grandsons, James Hayes of Quincy, Mass., and Michael Hayes of Manchester, Conn.; granddaughters, Cynthia Shultz of Gibbon and Jennifer Connett of Lomita, Calif.; and lifelong friend, Rev. the M.P. Thomas of South India
Was preceded in death by her parents
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SCHNEIDER, Edna A., 94, of Gibbon died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at Kearney County Long-term Care Center in Minden
Services: Monday at Fredricksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden
Burial: at the church cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson, in Gibbon
Memorials: Lowell Lutheran Church
Born Sept. 26, 1909, south of Minden
Parents: Edward and Anna (Jensen) WARP
Grew up and received her education in the Minden area; attended Minden High School
Moved to Chicago with her parents as a teenager; became a beautician
Married: 1931 to Bruce Kocher in Chicago. He preceded her in death
Returned to Nebraska in 1935
Married: 1937 to Charles Schneider in Franklin. He preceded her in death
Lived with second husband in Minden and rural Gibbon
Was a beautician in Minden and Axtell; retired in 1975
Moved to the Long-term Care Center in Minden about a year ago
Activities: had attended the Fredricksburg Lutheran Church as a youth; attended the Lowell Lutheran Church later in her life
Survivors include: son, Vernon of Gibbon; daughters, Maxine Noltie of Minden and Jeanette Jones of Gibbon; brother, Richard Warp of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Inez of Gibbon
Was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, a brother and four great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 6 March, 2004

URWILLER, Ethel R., 94, of Grand Island, formerly of Ravenna, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island
Services: Tuesday, Ravenna United Methodist Church
Mortuary: Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery
Memorials: church in Ravenna
Born Sept. 20, 1909, in Akron, Ohio
Parents: Anton and Mary FIELDMAN
Was educated in Ohio
Married: Oct. 5, 1940, William Hlava in Wilmette, Ill.; lived in Ravenna. He died Oct. 10, 1980.
Married: Nov. 5, 1984, to Robert Urwiller in Ravenna; he died July 22, 1988
Employment: worked for Ravenna Cold Storage and Baldwin Filters
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Rebekahs and the American Legion Auxiliary; was an avid fisherman and gardener
Survivors include: daughter, Judy Van Winkle of Cairo; brother, Daniel Fieldman of Ohio; sister, Margaret Gould of Ohio; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; also son-in-law, Ed Van Winkle of Cairo
Was preceded in death her husbands and eight brothers
Kearney Hub, 8 March, 2004

BAUGH, Genevieve "Jennie", 74, of Kearney, formerly of Ord and Sherman Lake, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday at Ord United Methodist Church
Burial: Ord City Cemetery
Mortuary: Ord Memorial Chapel
Memorials: Loup City Fire and Rescue or the Sherman Lake Trailer Association
Born March 16, 1929, in Thedford
Parents: Walter and Easter (Hanks) NOEL
Attended grade school in Thedford; family moved to North Platte, she attended high school there
Married: 1951, to Gene Baugh. He died June 29, 1990
Husband worked for the city of North Platte; moved to Maxwell, Callaway, Lyons, Neligh and Ord
She worked at nursing homes and hospitals while living in Callaway, Lyons and Neligh
Enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at Sherman Lake; had recently moved to Wel Life Assisted Living in Kearney
Survivors include: daughter, Pam Proskocil of Kearney; and sister, Kathleen Bailey of North Platte; also son-in-law, Vern Proskocil of Kearney; and granddaughters, Jessica and Kelsey Proskocil, both of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister, Coleen Johnson.
Kearney Hub, 8 March, 2004

HIGHFIELD, Helen M., 85, of Pleasanton died Friday, March 5, 2004 at BryanLGH East Hospital in Lincoln
Services: Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasanton
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Memorials: the church
Born Dec. 5, 1918, in Mills County, Iowa
Parents: Dale and Eleanor (Johnson) LAUGHLIN
Grew up in Iowa and Nebraska; attended school and graduated from high school in Strahan, Iowa
Married John Highfield. He preceded her in death
Lived in Portland, 1951-1996, worked as a bookbinder for Pacific Stationery; moved to Pleasanton, 1996
Activities: member of Grace Lutheran Church, Pleasanton
Survivors include: daughters, Judy Castle of Holdenville, Okla., and Dona Seward of Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and special friend, Robert Buzard of Pleasanton;
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister
Kearney Hub, 10 March, 2004

KEELEY, Frieda M., 91, of Gibbon died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center, Wood River
Services: Wednesday at Faith United Church in Gibbon
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon and Shelton
Born Feb. 19, 1913, in Hildreth
Parents: Jacob and Anna (Best) BRAAMS
Married: March 1, 1933, to Vern Reed in Hildreth. He died in 1965
Married: 1970 to Robert Keeley. He died in 1975
Survivors include: daughters, Margaret Faunce of Buhl, Idaho, Maxine Glassey of Gulnare, Colo., Susan Bailey of Gibbon and Nancy Nordheus of Miller; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 8 March, 2004

MARLATT, Allen E., 52, of Odessa died of cancer Friday, March 5, 2004, at his home
Services: Wednesday at First United Methodist Church
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery at Haven's Chapel north of Kearney
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: designated later
Born June 11, 1951, in Kearney
Parents: Marlin and Norma (McElhinny) Marlatt
Started school in Odessa; graduated from Kearney High School, 1969
Worked for DeKalb until 1983; started working for Cable USA, 1991, later at Charter Communications, where he was employed as a cable technician until his death
Married: Dec. 20, 1996, to Debra Geiger-Fisher in Norton, Kan.
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney; played baseball as a child; enjoyed hunting, fishing reading, and spending time with family and friends
Survivors include: wife; daughter, Amy of Kearney; his parents; brother, Dave of Kearney; sister, Jennifer Phillips of Osceola; three grandchildren; and stepson, Jeremy Fisher of Lincoln; also special family, Jim and Randi Jenniges of Odessa; sister-in-law, Terri of Kearney; brothers and sisters-in-law, Butch and Carol Geiger of Odessa, Doran and Bonnie West of Othello, Wash., and Bob and Linda Grassmeyer of Riverdale; brothers-in-law, Dan Geiger of Seward and Doug Geiger of Lincoln; nephews, Shannon and Matt Phillips of Seward; many nephews and nieces; and company families at Charter Communications, USA Co. and at Anderson Brothers Electric, Plumbing and Heating
Kearney Hub, 9 March, 2004

MILLS, Margaret "Peggy" C., 73, of Kearney died of cancer Friday, March 5, 2004, at her home
Services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Edgar Cemetery
Born July 25, 1930, in London, England
Parents: Arthur and Margaret (Stuart) CORNISH
Moved to Edgar, 1957; raised her family and worked in Edgar; moved to Kearney, 1990
Worked at Richard Young Hospital in Kearney until her death
Survivors include: son, Kurt of Kearney; daughters, Renee Malone of Lincoln, and Valerie and Lisa, both of Kearney; brothers, Harry Cornish of Scottsbluff and Jack Cornish of London; and sister, Renee Colville of London; also son-in-law, Gilbert Alvarado of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Donita of Kearney; and granddaughters, Lori, Sarah, Lexie and Addison
Was preceded in death by a son, Carl Mills and her parents
Kearney Hub, 9 March, 2004

SCHULLER, Stephen "Steve" R., 56, of Grand Island died Thursday, March 4, 2004, at his home
Services: Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral
Burial: Grand Island City Cemetery, military rites provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard from Fort Riley, Kan.
Mortuary: Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home
Born Aug. 18, 1947, in Poole
Parents: Frank and Elizabeth (Pokorney) Schuller
Married Betty Scheiding in 1967
Married: later to Maria Gladys Rodriguez
Survivors include: wife; daughter, Desa Tucker of Lincoln; his mother of Ravenna; a brother, Wendell of Omaha; a sister, Alice Holmgren of Golden, Colo.; and two grandchildren
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BRODINE, Ivan, 80, of Elm Creek died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Friday, Elm Creek United Methodist Church
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Elm Creek
Memorials: the church or the Elm Creek Rescue Squad
Born June 11, 1923, in Elm Creek
Parents: Victor and Ethel (Chittenden) Brodine
Grew up in Elm Creek; graduated from Elm Creek High School, 1941
Married: Aug. 17, 1944 to Opal Beavers in Kearney; moved to Lexington, 1946-1951; lived in Shelton, 1951-1959; moved to the farm near Elm Creek; moved into town, 1987
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church in Elm Creek; served on many boards, held offices in the church, served on the extension board, the ASCS board, Co-op board, Platte Valley Sale Barn board and the Odessa School Board; enjoyed traveling
Survivors include: wife; sons, Gregory of Gibbon, Stanley of Kearney and Bradley of Elm Creek; sister, Marilyn Golightly of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters; also daughters-in-law, Linda of Gibbon, Vera Lee of Kearney and Alynn of Elm Creek; and brother-in-law, Dan Golightly of Columbus
Was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vera Reed
Kearney Hub, 11 March, 2004

CAPSHAW, Arlene F., 77, of Kearney died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney
Memorial services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born Sept. 4, 1926, in Hildreth
Parents: Henry and Minnie (Schepler) Best
Grew up in Kearney, attended Zion Lutheran School; graduated from Kearney High School
Married: April 29, 1944 to Harry Capshaw in Smithfield, Kan. He died Dec. 5, 1976
Worked at both the east and west sale barns, and for many years at Kaufmann-Wernert in the candy and hosiery departments
Was a member of the Lutheran faith
Survivors include: daughters, Margret Brunson of Layton, Utah and Barbara Stevens of Kearney; brother, Ervin Best of Oregon; sisters, Charlotte Diggins of Stillwater, Minn., and Ada Josh of Oregon; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Larry Brunson of Layton and Mark Stevens of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers, five sisters and a granddaughter, Kelly Fenstermaker Brunson
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GEISLER, Dwane R., 79, of Kearney died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, St. James Catholic Church
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice Program
Born Oct. 5, 1924, on the family farm southwest of Pleasanton
Parents: Rudolph and Clara (Pearson) Geisler
Attended school in Pleasanton, graduated from Pleasanton High School, 1942
Married: April 24, 1948 to Adeline Mazankowski in Hazard; lived in Pleasanton, moved to Kearney, 1971
Delivered fuel for Pleasanton Farmers Union Co-op, 1949; later owned and operated Dwane Geisler Trucking Co. until 1969
Was also employed by Producers' Platte Valley Livestock auction and Waitt Cattle Co. as an order buyer; formed his own cattle order buying business, Geisler and Associates; retired last year because of health
Activities: member of St. James Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus; past member of Kearney Elks Lodge 984, Eagles and Ak-Sar-Ben
Survivors include: wife; daughter, Marlene Trampe of Amherst; brother, Gerald of Pleasanton; sisters, June Zimmer and Marilyn Bock, both of Pleasanton; and three great grandchildren; also son-in-law, Delman Trampe of Amherst; and grandchildren, Jolene Baldwin and Ryan and Brady Trampe
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 12 March, 2004

HIGGINS, Kathryn M., 93, Kearney, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Center
Services: Monday, Faith United Methodist Church; Rebekah services by Naomi Rebekah Lodge 12
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials suggested to Faith United Methodist Church or Rebekah Lodge 12
Born June 1, 1910, in Alma
Parents: Leslie and Grace (Scott) RAMMAGE
Received her education in Alma
Married: Jan. 16, 1929 to Clarence Higgins in Kearney. He died May 3, 1990. Activities: member of Faith United Methodist Church, Naomi Rebekah Lodge 12, I.O.O.F. Auxiliary and the Patriarch Militants Auxiliary
Survivors include: sons, Earl of Hastings and Rolland of Greeley, Colo.; daughter, Sharon Jacobsen of Bothel, Wash.; brothers, Dean and Dale Rammage, both of Roseburg, Ore.; sister, Anna Lewis of Seattle; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Eunice of Hastings and Mary of Greeley; and son-in-law, Harlan Jacobsen of Bothel
Was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 13 March, 2004

CHISM, Harold C., 81, of Everett, Washington, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Monday, March 8, 2004, at his home in Everett
Memorial services: Saturday, New Life Center in Everett
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Everett
Memorials: Hospice of Snohomish County
Born July 9, 1922, in Kearney
Parents: Thomas and Lola (Blevins) Chism
Military: 1942-1945 with the 9th Armored Division during World War II; was engaged in many battles, the most notable being the Battle of the Bulge; was among the last American GIs to cross the bridge on the River Rhine and reached safety only minutes before the bridge was bombed to halt the advancing enemy; returned from the service in 1945, docking in New York aboard the Queen Mary on her final voyage
Married: March 17, 1973 to June Spreine in Everett
Activities: longstanding member of the International Association of Ironworkers
Survivors include: wife; sons, Ronald and Steven, both of Merrysville, and Mathew of Everett; daughters, Sharon Booker, Susan Ewing and Jody Leblanc, all of Everett, and Debra of Arlington; brother, Richard of Kearney; sister, Margaret of Kearney; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; stepsons, Jack Hinds, John Hinds, Gary Spreine and Pete Spreine, all of Everett; and stepdaughter, Bobby Wampler of Everett
Was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Lawrence and Dwayne; sisters, Louella and Clara; and granddaughter, Tamara Mattson on Dec. 9, 2003
Kearney Hub, 11 March, 2004

FREEBURG, Velma L., 79, of Shelton died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann, Wood River
Memorials: the church or the Salvation Army
Born Nov. 22, 1924, in Albion
Parents: Herman and Emma (Lind) TETZLAFF
Grew up in Petersburg, graduated from Petersburg Public Schools; attended Wayne State Teachers College
Married: July 23, 1949 to Herbert Freeburg in Omaha; lived in Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois
Worked for Douglas Aircraft as a riveter, Union Pacific as a typist and Peter Kiewit Co. as a payroll clerk
Moved to Shelton in 1961
Activities: member of Shelton United Methodist Church, taught Sunday school, was Sunday school superintendent, was chairman of the Hunger March; enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, gardening and working outside
Survivors include: husband, of Gibbon; daughters, Deborah Schroeder and Janice Emal, both of Shelton; brother, Andrew Tetzlaff of Osceola, Wis.; and sister, Elsie Gohnenkamp of Omaha; also sons-in-law, Fred Schroeder and Steven Emal, both of Shelton; sister-in-law, Dara of Osceola; and grandchildren, Darren and Andrea Emal, both of Shelton
Was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arthur and Oscar; and sister, Esther Dvorak
Kearney Hub, 13 March, 2004

CLARK, Waldeen M., 81, of Kearney died Friday, March 12, 2004, at Mount Carmel Home
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Services: Tuesday, Faith United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: Faith United Methodist Church of Mount Carmel Home
Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Nosho, Mo.
Parents: John and Rhoda (Reed) Clark
Moved with family to the Miller area when he was 8 months old; attended rural schools near Miller
Married: Nov. 9, 1942 to Wauneta Harmoney in Smith Center, Kan.
Employment: mill operator at Consolidated Blenders Hay Mill in Minden for 33 years; retired, 1983
Activities: member of Faith United Methodist Church, the Kearney Elks Lodge and the Kearney Eagles
Survivors include: wife; son, John of Odessa; daughters, Cathy Lawson of Gibbon, Connie DeLaet and Cheryl Trew, both of Kearney, Cindy Gibreal of Broomfield, Colo., and Crystal Stamcy of Canton, N.C.; brothers, Raymond of Amherst and Billy of Snohomish, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; also his sons-in-law, Johnny Lawson of Gibbon, Ed DeLaet and Don Trew, both of Kearney, Michael of Broomfield and Randy Stamcy of Canton
Was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dan; and two sisters [Compiler's note: Birthplace may be Neosho, Missouri.]
Kearney Hub, 15 March, 2004

FURRY, Lawrence D. "Bud", 89, of Miller died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at his home
Services: Monday, Miller Christian Church
Burial: Overton Cemetery, military rites by Miller American Legion Post 351
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice or the Sumner Rescue Unit
Born Aug. 9, 1914, in Juniata
Parents: Lawrence A. and Christianna (Detwiler) Furry
Grew up in Dawson County; graduated from Lexington High School
Military: U.S. Army, World War II, 1942-1945
Married: Jan. 15, 1947 to Alta Metzler in North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Moved to Mirage Flats and then Hays Springs, farmed 1948-1958
Moved to Miller, raised family; farmed until 1968
Worked for Buffalo County Roads; retired, 1978
Served for 30 years on the Miller Village Board; life member of American Legion Post 351
Activities: enjoyed visiting with everyone, gardening, refinishing antique furniture, the Sumner Rodeo Club and baby-sitting his granddaughter, Kelly; attended the Miller Christian Church
Survivors include: wife; and daughters, Freda Fay Rohde and Maryann Potter, both of Overton, and Christianna Johnson of Oconto; also daughter-in-law, Janet Furry of Utica; sons-in-law, Allen Potter of Overton and Darrel Johnson of Oconto; grandchildren, Jodi Schroeder of Kearney, Kelly Hilbers of Minden and Michael Potter and his wife, Kathy, of Elm Creek; great-granddaughter, Bailey Hilbers; and his adopted family, Dick Neben, the Bergs and the Lipps
Was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Ross and Aaron; sisters, Catherine Harden, Ethel Carpenter and Vi; and grandson, Timothy R. Schroeder
Kearney Hub, 13 March, 2004

NUNEZ, Roberto Hernandez, 56, Kearney, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at his home
Services: Wednesday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Pecos, Texas
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Born Aug. 1, 1947, in Pecos
Parents: Nick and Manuela (Hernandez) Nunez
Grew up and attended school in Pecos
Military: Vietnam veteran, U. S. Army, 1967-1968
Moved to Kearney, 2002
Survivors include: wife, Margie; sons, Robert Abila of Odessa, Texas, Tony Vasquez of Big Springs, Texas, and Joel Villesca of Kearney; daughters, Candie Lincon of Pecos and Nissy of Odessa, Texas; brothers, Ramon and Jesse, both of California, and Joe of Pecos; 20 grandchildren; stepson, Michael Lario of Monahans, Texas; and stepdaughters, Alice Gonzales and Nanette Villesca, both of Monahans; also nieces and nephews, Jose Flores, Earnest and Ruby and Eddie and Jackie Quintana, all of Kearney, Jose Luis Flores, Danny Lopez, Nellie Flores, Freddy Nunez, Ramon Nunez Jr. and Judy Nunez, all of California, and Robert Nunez of Texas
Kearney Hub, 16 March, 2004

BARTUSIAK, Linda (Slater), 88, of Kearney died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Wednesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner
Burial: Stanley Cemetery near Amherst
Born March 18, 1915, on the family farm northeast of Amherst
Parents: Frank and Martha (Taubenheim) MATZNER
Walked to school at District 80 northwest of Amherst
Married: June 1, 1931 to Selmer Slater in Riverdale. He died April 15, 1975
Married: Aug. 11, 1977 to Adam Bartusiak in Reno, Nev. He died in September 2003
With first husband ran grain elevators in Eddyville and Oconto
Ranched and farmed in the Amherst and Riverdale areas most of her life
She enjoyed traveling and gardening
Survivors include: daughter, LaDene Blevins of Amherst; sister, Minnie Stevens of Kearney; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; also son-in-law, Bill Blevins of Amherst; grandsons, Terry and his wife, Carolyn, of Riverdale, Bryan and his wife, Susan, of Kearney and Rod Blevins and his wife, Sandra, of Norfolk; and granddaughter, Robbi DeWeese and her husband, Lonnie, of Amherst
Was preceded in death by her husbands, a son, her parents, two brothers, three sisters and a grandson
Kearney Hub, 16 March, 2004

BILTOFT, Charles R., 51, of Kearney died Sunday, March 14, 2003, at his home. Memorial services: Wednesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Body has been cremated
Born Oct. 29, 1952, in Ainsworth
Parents: Earl and Mildred (Vandevender) Biltoft
Grew up in Ainsworth, attended school there
Military: U.S. Army, 1971-1974; served during the Vietnam War
Married: June 6, 1976, to Nancy Hagemeister in Aurora
Lived in Bloomington; was employed by R&R Tractor and Tire
Graduated from Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, 1986
Moved to Kearney in 1999
Survivors include: son, Chad of Kearney; daughters, Bobbi VanCleave of Campbell and Shawna of Kearney; brothers, Marvin of Omaha, John of Arab, Ala., Bob of Sutherland and Frank of Ainsworth; sisters, Doris Biltoft and Dora Cross, both of Page; and five grandchildren; also son-in-law, Virgil VanCleave of Campbell; sisters-in-law, Pat of Arab and Mary of Ainsworth; and brother-in-law, Bill Cross of Page
Was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers
Kearney Hub, 16 March, 2004

CALDWELL, R. Evelyn, 83, of Kearney died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Ord Memorial Hospital
Services: Friday, First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery. Mortuary:Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials: First Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society
Born Dec. 17, 1920, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Parents: Charles and Rose (Watkins) HOLOMEK
Soon after birth, moved with her family to her father's parents' farm in rural Caldwell, Kan.
Grew up in that farming area, attended Springdale Elementary and Caldwell High School
Attended accounting school in Kansas City, Kan.
Married: May 17, 1938 to Robert Caldwell of Nash, Okla. lived in Caldwell;later moved to Lakin, Kan. In Lakin, they farmed and operated a Minneapolis Moline farm equipment dealership;later opened a second dealership in Holly, Colo.
Sold the two Minneapolis Moline dealerships and moved to Kearney in 1952
Raised her family and did bookkeeping for the Caldwell Manufacturing Co. at the Kearney Airport
[Caldwell Manufacturing is now a part of Chief Industries and continues to manufacture grain-drying and aeration equipment and other products for national and international customers.]
Moved to the Valley County Nursing Home in Ord on Dec. 17, 2003, to be close to her son, Robert
Activities: member of the First Lutheran Church in Kearney, Kearney Drove 14 BPO Does, Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles 2722, American Legion Auxiliary of Kearney; did volunteer work at the Kearney Jubilee Center, was responsible for the State Commodity Reports
Survivors include: son, Robert of Ord; brother, Charles Holomek of Ponca City, Okla.; and sister, Mary Ellen Kern of Caldwell, Kan.; also daughter-in-law, Linda of Ord; sister-in-law, Barbara Holomek of Ponca City; grandchildren; Robert E. Caldwell II and his wife, Beth, and their daughter Annelyn, all of Lincoln, Teri Sue (Caldwell) Eppler and her husband, Mike, and their children Cort and Kelsey, all of Riverton, Wyo., Forest Treavor Caldwell and his wife, Jenni, and their children Linda and Forest, all of Kearney, Valerie L. Hendricksen and her husband, Marc, and their son Colby Scott Pazdernik, all of Oconto, Matthew J. Caldwell of Denver and Brett L. Caldwell of Phoenix.; sister-in-law, Alice Stinebaugh of Alexandria, La.; and daughters-in-law, Audrey (Hawkins) Caldwell, wife of James, and Linda S. (Sigler) Caldwell, wife of Robert
WSas preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 13, 1985, a son, James Lee Caldwell on Oct. 18, 1991, and a brother, Billy Edward Holomek on Feb. 13, 1995.
Kearney Hub, 17 March, 2004

ZOOK, Ruth M., 64, of Minden, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin
Services: Tuesday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to be designated later
Born July 26, 1939, in Burke, S.D.
Parents: William and Katherine (Herrmann) DENNY
Moved with family to Gothenburg, graduated from Gothenburg High School, 1957
Received elementary teaching certificate from Kearney State Teachers College, 1960; taught at Rural District 13 near Cozad 1960-1961, and sixth grade in Cozad city schools, 1962-1963
Moved to Kearney; was a member of the Kearney Head Start Volunteer program starting in 1982
Member of St. James Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters Court 2007
Lived at Kearney Manor; moved to the Bethany Home in Minden in 2002
Survivors include: son, Michael of Omaha; daughter, Robin Kuhlman of Murdock; her mother of Grand Island; and brother, Robert Denny of Seward; also grandchildren, Allison, Jacob and Carlie Kuhlman of Murdock and Natalie and Rachel Zook of Omaha
Was preceded in death by her father
Kearney Hub, 15 March, 2004

BEAHM, L. Pauline Beahm, 77, of Kearney died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at her home
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials : First United Methodist Church or the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
Born May 5, 1926, on a farm in Buckeye Valley northwest of Gibbon
Parents: Ernest and Irma (Frederick) REITER
Attended school at Lower Buckeye District 97; graduated from Kearney High School, 1943; graduated from the Omaha School of Telegraphy, was employed by Western Union in San Francisco transmitting messages overseas to the troops during World War II
Returned to Kearney, was employed at ABC Drug and Nebraska Public Power; retired in 1983
Married Robert Galvin
Married: Aug. 24, 1952 to Kenneth Beahm in Kearney
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney; enjoyed playing piano by ear, watching birds, camping, taking boat and car rides, and spending time with family
Survivors include: husband; sons, Lorin Galvin of Omaha, Donald Galvin of Falling Water, W.Va. and Steven of Kearney; brothers, Stanley Reiter of Grand Island, Bruce Reiter and Irving Reiter, both of Kearney, and Larry Reiter of Virginia Beach, Va.; and sister, Eloise Einspahr of Booneville, Mo.; daughters-in-law, Carol Galvin of Falling Water and Camille Chevez of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Gwen Reiter and Marie Reiter, both of Kearney, Kathy Reiter of Virginia Beach, Lois Johnson of Hastings and Beverly Stout of Thornton, Colo.; brothers-in-law, Clete Corlis of Greeley, Colo., and Glenwood Einspahr of Booneville; grandchildren, Vance Galvin and Staci Drayton, both of Lancaster, Pa., and Jennifer Platford of Omaha; special friend, Lola Mae Johnson of Kearney; a number of nieces and nephews and many friends
Kearney Hub, 20 March, 2004

COLLINS, Lily "Fern", 90, of Englewood, Colorado, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Monday, March 15, 2004, in Englewood
Services: Friday at Holy Love Lutheran Church in Aurora
Burial: Marvin Cemetery in Glade, Kan.
Born near Kirwin, Kan., March 24, 1913
Parents: Leroy and Martha (Leora) RIGG
Married Harold Collins in Kirwin, Kan.; were married for almost 71 years. He preceded her in death
Survivors include: son, Roger of Centennial; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 17 March, 2004

JONES, Elmer H., 86, of Amherst died Monday, March 13, 2004, at his home
Services: Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Amherst
Burial: Immanuel Cemetery northwest of Amherst
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Amherst Emergency Unit or the Immanuel Cemetery Fund
Born Jan. 18, 1918, northwest of Amherst
Parents: William and Clara (Woltemath) Jones
Attended Immanuel Lutheran parochial school; farmed in the area his entire life
Had belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church
Enjoyed watching and listening to baseball and spending time with his nieces and nephews
Survivors include sister-in-law, Evelyn Jones of Amherst; nephews, Chuck Jones, James Jones and Robert Jones, all of Amherst; nieces, Lana Gosch of Papillion, Kathleen Jones and Laurie Wilkens, both of Omaha, and Rosalyn Jones and Anita Havlena, both of Lincoln; three grand nephews; and one grand niece
Was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister
Kearney Hub, 19 March, 2004

WEIDNER, Orville J. "Chub", 85, of Ravenna, formerly of Sumner, died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Saturday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Eddyville
Burial: St. Patrick's Cemetery
Mortuary: Govier Brothers, Broken Bow
Memorials: Ravenna Good Samaritan Center or the Michael Choplin Children's Fund
Born May 21, 1918, in Cornlea
Parents: Louis and Stella (Smith) Weidner
Grew up on the farm; moved with his family to the Overton area, 1929
Attended rural schools, worked on the farm; joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at Halsey, drove the ambulance for several years
Married: June 8, 1940 to Nellie Shears in Lexington. She died in January 1944. After her death, he moved to the family farm and farmed with his father
Married: Dec. 27, 1954 to Rita Purnell; lived at Sumner, operated Weidner Garage; drove a school bus for Sumner Public Schools, 1957-1982
Served as mayor of Sumner and as Civil Defense coordinator, was a member of Sumner Commercial Club and served on the Sumner Volunteer Fire Department; as a young man, he enjoyed baseball; pitched for Seneca, Overton, Miller and Eddyville; enjoyed bowling, pitching horseshoes, antique cars, playing the accordion, collecting baseball caps, gardening, and feeding the squirrels; enjoyed spending time with family and friends
Survivors include son, Gary of Sheridan, Wyo.; daughters, Peggy Choplin of Kearney, Maris Bentley of Amherst, Kay Stock of Hot Springs, S.D., and Lou Ann Tuzson of Scottsbluff; brothers, Cyril of Mesa, Ariz., and Merlon of Broken Bow; sister, Mary Lou Carr of Broken Bow; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; also Was preceded in death by his first wife, parents; grandson, Michael Choplin; and daughter-in-law, Marilyn
Kearney Hub, 18 March, 2004

GRIESS, Thomas Everett, 82, of Peoria, Arizona, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, Feb. 20, 2004
Memorial services: Feb. 26, All Saints of the Desert Episcopal Church in Sun City
Mortuary: Regency Mortuary in Sun City
Kearney Hub, 18 March, 2004

HODGES, Gilbert Welcome, 101, of Kearney died Monday, March 22, 2004, at Mount Carmel Home
Services: Thursday, Mount Carmel Chapel
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Mount Carmel Home
Born Jan. 21, 1903, in Washington, Kan.
Parents: John and Alba (Patton) Hodges
Grew up and received his education in rural schools near Washington; at age 21, moved to Shelton, worked at his aunt's bakery
Married: Jan. 8, 1927 to Hazel Wilcox in Kearney. She died Jan. 26, 1996
Lived in Shelton for 12 years, worked for Arnas Filling Station
Moved to Paso Robles, Calif., in 1939, worked for Goodyear Tire Shop for 35 years before retiring
Couple traveled extensively; returned to Kearney, 1978
Lived at Mount Carmel Home after wife's death; enjoyed card games and fishing
Survivors include: sister-in-law, Iona Schanou and her husband, Cort, of Omaha; nephew, Richard Young of Tucson, Ariz.; and niece, Velma Peterson of Stockton, Calif.
Was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 24 March, 2004

HORN, Brian W., 54, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville Inpatient Unit at Audubon Hospital
Memorial services: Sunday, Hall-Taylor Funeral Home in Shelbyville
Born June 11, 1949, in Springfield, Ill.
Parents: Henry and Virginia (Walden) Horn
Married: Marilyn Tate
Survivors include: wife; his mother, Virginia Sell of Petersburg, Ill.; brothers, Alan of Saumanack, Ill., and Craig of Paletine, Ill.; three grandchildren; and stepdaughter, Lori Hart of Vandalia, Ill.
Kearney Hub, 24 March, 2004

LINDSTROM, Helen A., 97, of Kearney died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village
Services: Saturday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Fridhem Cemetery, Funk
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Born: Oct. 20, 1906, in Sacramento
Parents: Otto and Elizabeth (Erickson) Lindstrom
Was baptized at the Sacramento Community Hall
Graduated from 10th grade at South Sacramento District 8, completed high school at the former Roosevelt School in Holdrege, 1924
Attended Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney, known then as Kearney Normal School; received bachelor's degree
Taught in Wilcox, Gothenburg and McCook schools; at Kearney Junior High School for 25 years; taught at Village Heights Elementary School, Littleton, Colo.
Her teaching spanned 51 years; was well known for her rigid discipline in her teachings; many students came and thanked her for the caring attitude she had in their lives; became proficient in the dialect of the Uncle Remus stories and would recite these tales to the students; took joy in helping at Pumpkin Patch Day Care Center in Kearney in later years
Was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Survivors include: sisters-in-law, Eryal of Hastings and Joy of Holdrege; also many nieces and nephews
Kearney Hub, 26 March, 2004
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