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LEWIS, Catherine Lorene, 42, of Kearney died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born March 3, 1962, in Kearney
Parents: John and Doris (Bowker) KEOUGH
Grew up in Kearney, attended Kearney Catholic High School
Married: Dec. 27, 1980 to David Lewis in Kearney; lived in Kearney
Graduated, valedictorian of the class at Central Community College LPN School, 1985; was employed at Good Samaritan Hospital
Survivors include: husband; son, Joshua of Kearney; daughter, Robyn of Kearney; her mother of Kearney; brothers, Thomas Keough of Virginia Beach, Va., Joseph Keough of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Patrick Keough of Shelton, Michael Keough of York and Dominic Keough of Kearney; and sisters, MaryAnn Jahn of Imperial, Cecilia Ingram, Regina Molina and Theresa Baack, all of Kearney, Louise Taggart of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Elizabeth Rawlins of St. Paul; also son's fiance, Stephanie Klootwyk of Kearney; her daughter's special friend, Scott Clevenger of Kearney; father- and mother-in-law, Carl and Darleen (Lammers) Lewis of Riverdale; sisters-in-law, Dee Keough of Virginia Beach, Linda Keough of Fort Lauderdale, Gay Keough of Shelton, Julie Keough of Kearney, Patricia Turley and husband, Tim, of Arnold and Linda Cohn and husband, Steve, of Omaha; brothers-in-law, Lendall Jahn of Imperial, Larry Taggart of Pompano Beach, Gilbert Molina and Ronald Baack, both of Kearney, Mike Rawlings of St. Paul and Steve Lewis of Riverdale; aunts and uncles, Don and Erma Lammers of Kearney, Weert and Sharon Lammers of Grand Island, Gaylen and Corilee McClurkin of Cairo, C.J. and Reatha Lewis of Crete, Sharon Selvage of Lincoln, Grace Francis of Sumner, Wash., Jimmy Keough of Ramsey, N.J., and Walter Curtis of Yardville, N.J.; 28 nieces; 20 nephews; nine great nieces; 16 great nephews; a great-great niece; and a host of cousins and many friends
Was preceded in death by her father; a niece, Brenda Geiger; and four sets of grandparents
Kearney Hub, 20 April, 2004

WINK, Emmett E., 87, of Kearney died Monday, April 19, 2004, at his home
Services: Thursday at St. James Catholic Church
Burial will be at Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials suggested to St. James Catholic Church or the Kearney Catholic Foundation
Born Jan. 24, 1917, in Kearney
Parents: John and Mary (McVaney) WINK
Grew up northeast of Kearney on the family farm where his grandfather farmed; graduated from Kearney High School, 1935
Left the farm, was employed by Ernest Staubitz Farm Equipment Co. as a salesman and later by a Fremont equipment firm, also in sales; during World War II, was employed by the Kearney Air Base as a parts specialist
Married: Aug. 18, 1942 to Doris Frederick in North Platte; lived in Kearney
April 1947, purchased the Elm Creek John Deere farm equipment dealership, operated it for more than 25 years; also co-owned the John Deere dealership in Lexington, 1972-1974; retired in 1974
Past board member and was president in 1968 of the Midwest Retail Farm Equipment Dealers Association; was active in its national organization; Accepted an assignment to Haiti, West Indies, as a consultant with HWS Engineering Co. of Lincoln, 1977, and worked for the Haitian government for a time while living there with his wife; Returned to Kearney, 1984
Activities: member of St. James Catholic Church; former member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Elm Creek and had served on the parish council as well as in other capacities; past member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Lion's Club and Kearney Elks Lodge
Survivors include: wife of Kearney and his sisters, Margaret Brass of Sargent and Mary Lou O'Brien of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.
Kearney Hub, 21 April, 2004

DARBY, Gwendolyn A., 83, of Kearney, formerly of Pleasanton, died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday, Horner-Lieske-Horner
No burial; body will be cremated
Memorials suggested to the Children Are the Future Playground Fund in Pleasanton
Born March 2, 1921, in Union, Ore.
Parents: William M. and Pearl G. (Jones) BURTON
Moved with family to Nebraska; grew up on a ranch in Sheridan County near Bingham; was baptized in the Congregational Church in Bingham
Attended rural schools near Bingham, graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis in 1939; then attended Chadron State Teachers College; worked in Litchfield
Married: Oct. 17, 1942 to married Richard Darby in Kearney. He died on April 21, 1989
Moved to a home south of Pleasanton, lived there until 1959; moved to a farm north of Pleasanton; moved to Kearney, 2002; was a production worker at West Co. in Kearney, retired in 1983
Survivors include: sons, Richard and his wife, Min-Chueh, of Denver, Ronald and his wife, Beverley, of Hazard, L. James and his wife, Heidi, of Pleasanton and D. Jonathan and his wife, Jody Sweeley, of Pleasanton; daughters, Cheryl Chilen and her husband, Joseph, of Fairbury, Kathleen Garrelts of Lexington, Karen McCaslin of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ardith Shipley and her husband, Michael, of Monument, Colo., Dee Simco of Colorado Springs, Roberta Walker and her husband, Tim, of Lewiston, Idaho, and Kelly Darby and her husband, Carl McClure, of Colorado Springs; brother, Ivan Burton of Riverdale; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, a grandson, a sister and a brother
Kearney Hub, 22 April, 2004

GREENE, Larry Bloyce, 62, of Denver, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died April 6, 2004, in Denver
Services: April 10 at Pipkin Chapel of Peace in Denver
Burial: Fairmount Cemetery in Denver with honors by the U.S. Marine Corps
Born: April 1, 1942, in Garden City, Kan.
Parents: Eugene and Betty Greene
Was baptized as a child, became a member of the Bethel AME Church in Garden City
Graduated from Kearney High School, 1960; attended Kearney State College
Military: Marine Corps, 1960-1964 and in the Reserve until 1966; achieved the rank of corporal E-4, received two Good Conduct Medals, served with honor and distinction, and was honorably discharged
Married: June 6, 1965 to Phyllis Nevins in Garden City
Was a software designer for IBM for 30 years
Activities: enjoyed time with family and friends, golf, pool, bowling, football, basketball and baseball
Survivors include: wife; daughters, Dee Asten and Leslie Brown, both of the Denver area; and four grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Justin Asten and Kevin Brown, both of the Denver area
Kearney Hub, 21 April, 2004

DOUD, Irene A., 88, of Kearney died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday at O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Burial: Riverdale Cemetery
Memorials suggested to the family
Born March 4, 1916, in Missouri Valley, Iowa
Parents: Sigurt and Alta (Wells) NELSON
Grew up in the Missouri Valley area, received her education there
On April 7, 1979, she married Paul Doud in Kearney; lived in Kearney, was employed by Head Start
Member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Senior Citizens Center and Eagles Club; enjoyed bowling, playing cards, bingo and fishing and was an avid Husker fan
Survivors include: husband; son, Don Sturek of El Cajon, Calif.; daughters, Joan Miller of Hazard, Carlene Warren of Phoenix and Patricia Shearer and Dorene Sandstrom, both of Kearney; brother, Dick Nelson of Irwin, Iowa; sisters, Martha Jasperson of Missouri Valley and Fran Hogan of Stillwater, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Connie Sturek of El Cajon; and sons-in-law, Leo Miller of Hazard, Bob Warren of Phoenix and Willie Shearer and Kent Sandstrom, both of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 23 April, 2004

UPTHAGROVE, Carson Carver, infant son of Rose Upthagrove, was born at rest Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Friday, Evangelical Free Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Kearney Hub, 22 April, 2004

JONES, Carl C. "Dee", 82, of Kearney died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery. Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials suggested to Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Born July 31, 1921, on the family farm north of Amherst
Parents: Elmer and Minnie (Trampe) Jones
Attended rural school near Sartoria
Worked for the railroad for a short time
Married: March 1, 1948 to Bette Brown. She died March 12, 1961
Married: Feb. 14, 1963 to Helen (Snider) Brandorff in Amherst
Farmed in the Amherst and Miller area; retired in 1988, moved to Kearney
Was a lifetime resident of the Kearney and Amherst area
Member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Survivors include: wife and his sons, Dan of Broken Bow and Dave of Kearney; also daughters-in-law, Sheri of Broken Bow and Diana of Kearney; grandchildren, Tara Edwardson and husband, Garth, of Grand Island, Scott Jones and wife, Jodi, of Kearney, Timmeree, Jeremy, Staci and Halie Jones of Broken Bow and Kristopher, Stefanie and Lucas Jones of Kearney; and great-grandsons, Brayden Edwardson of Grand Island and Carson Jones of Broken Bow
Was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, a brother and a sister
Kearney Hub, 24 April, 2004

BISHOP, Beverly Jean, 77, of Glendale, California, formerly of the Kearney, Neb., area, died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at her home
Memorial service: April 28 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Phoenix
Burial of cremains: military cemetery in the Phoenix area
Born Sept. 1, 1926, in Peoria, Ill.
Parents: Charles and Mary (Everts) SLOAN
Attended public schools in Peoria; Milwaukee, Wis.; Trivoli, Ill.; Dubuque, Iowa; and Cedar Falls, Iowa before moving Glendale in 1938; graduated from North Phoenix High School in 1945; received a master's degree in education from Arizona State University
Military: U.S. Army, 1950-1953; served at Fort Lee, Va.; Camp Gordon, Ga.; and Camp Roberts, Calif.; earned the rank of sergeant
Taught for 12 years in elementary schools in Arizona and Nebraska
Married: 1963 to Marion Bishop. Worked in the Kearney Public Library for five years
Farmed with husband in Kearney County, Neb., until 1980; moved to Glendale, 1987
Was always interested in people and eager to serve; was a trained genealogist; active member of the Order of Eastern Star, Retired Teachers and Bethany Presbyterian Church; member of square dance clubs; with husband, was an enthusiastic traveler and had been to most of the 50 states and many national parks; especially interested in national historic sites
Survivors include: her husband and a sister in Washington
Kearney Hub, 22 April, 2004

CHRISTENSEN, Virginia, 77, of Ravenna died Monday, April 26, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island
Services: Wednesday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen, in Ravenna
Born July 25, 1926, in Genoa
Parents: Edward and Cecil (Shotkoski) JARESKI
Was educated in Genoa, graduated from Genoa High School
Worked for a lithograph company in Omaha
Married: Nov. 10, 1951 to Jack Christensen in Genoa; lived in Spencer; moved to Ravenna, 1952
Was the Ravenna city clerk for many years
Activites: member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary; did volunteer work
Survivors include her husband; son, Dana of Morrison, Colo.; brother, Norm Jareski of Burnsville, Minn.; and sister, Lucille Syslo of Omaha; also daughter-in-law, Vickie of Morrison; grandson, Kyle of Morrison; and granddaughter, Kara Joy Harrison of Littleton, Colo.
Was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Gary
Kearney Hub, 26 April, 2004

ELLINGSON, Leo A., 87, of Grand Island, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, April 24, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare Lakeview in Grand Island
Services: Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, Kearney
with the Rev. Burial: Osco Cemetery in Kearney County
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: designated later
Born Dec. 31, 1916, in Bladen
Parents: Louis and Daphne (Mattison) Ellingson
Graduated from Campbell High School, 1934
Married: Aug. 7, 1937 to Eunice Hollander in Grand Island. She died Nov. 25, 2002
Moved with wife to Overton; moved to California in 1941, worked in an airplane factory
Returned to Overton, 1943; farmed, retired in 1978
Lived in Overton, moved to Kearney, 1990
Moved with wife to Beverly Healthcare Lakeview in Grand Island, December 2001
Survivors include: sons, Lauren of Grand Island and Bruce of Kearney; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Anita of Grand Island
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers and a daughter-in-law
Kearney Hub, 27 April, 2004

GERTEN, E. Zachary "Zach", 21, of Kearney died Sunday, April 25, 2004, near Kearney
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Memorials to be designated later
Born June 24, 1982, Ogallala
Parents: Bob and Kathi (Miller) Gerten
Early childhood was spent in Arthur; oved to Kearney, graduated from Kearney High School, 2000
Enjoyed writing poetry, listening to music and spending time with friends
Survivors include his parents of Kearney; brothers, Scot of Beatrice and Rudy of Kearney; sisters, Kristina Owen of Burwell and Michelle Retzlaff of Grand Junction, Iowa; and grandmother, Blanche Miller of Kalona, Iowa; also sister-in-law, Mary, and children, Mia, Elise, Sarah, Coy and Kai, all of Beatrice; brothers-in-law, David Owen and children, Karissa and Arianna, all of Burwell, and Rick Retzlaff and children Chance, Jason, Kylee and Keegan, all of Grand Junction
Was preceded in death by grandparents.
Kearney Hub, 28 April, 2004

SANER, Robert Gene, 65, of Greenbush, Mich., formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin, Texas
Memorial services: May 22 at St. Hope/St. John's Parish in Oscoda, Mich.
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Neb., with military honors
Mortuary: Becks Funeral Home in Cedar Park, Texas
Memorials suggested to Hope/St. John's Parish or the American Cancer Society
Born May 19, 1938, in Kearney
Parents: John and Louise (Butler) Saner. Married Beverly Wilkinson
Military: U.S. Navy 11 years; U.S. Air Force, 14 years; was in Operation Deep-Freeze going to Antarctica and New Zealand; veteran of the Vietnam War, earning the Purple Heart and was named Air Traffic Controller of the Year for the military and FAA for his achievements; later became known among pilots as "the man with the golden voice.
Retired from the Air Force, 1980; worked for the FAA at Tri-Cities Airport in Saginaw, Mich., for 10 years
Enjoyed fishing, hunting, computers and traveling after his retirement; was a Ham radio operator for most of his life, with call sign of WAOSXX; in spare time, he refereed sports for many years; enjoyed his daughters and family
Active member of Hope Lutheran Church in Oscoda, served as president and vice president of the church council
Survivors include: wife; and daughters, Michell Cantwell of Leander, Texas, Tamora Morris of Oklahoma City and Tonya Sidoti of Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; also sons-in-law, Bob Cantwell of Leander, Brook Morris of Oklahoma City and Tony Sidoti of Wright-Patterson AFB; grandchildren, Chad Cantwell and wife, Sara, Lauren and Chase Cantwell, Christopher, Meagahn and Patrick Morris, Mark Jr., Matt and Kaitlyn Zaner, Kalyssa and Trevianna Sidoti; great-granddaughter, Grace Cantwell; uncle, Leland Triplett; aunts, Dixie Triplett, Lucille Stefanski and Pauline Triplett; brother-in-law Carl Wilkinson Jr.; nephews; nieces; and many dear friends
Kearney Hub, 27 April, 2004

RUYLE, Helen Louisa, 97, of Gibbon, formerly of Kearney, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Gibbon Good Samaritan Center
Services: Monday at Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Loup
Burial: Hillside Cemetery in North Loup
Mortuary: Godberson in Gibbon
Memorials suggested to the church or Good Samaritan Village in Gibbon
Born Jan. 1, 1907, in Bellwood
Parents: Fred and Louise (Hecker) MEYER
Attended schools in Bellwood and Columbus
Married: March 20, 1929 to married Henry Ruyle in Columbus. He died May 28, 1991
Farmed in the Bellwood area; moved to a farm east of Shelton, 1948; purchased a farm southwest of Gibbon, 1951
In the late 1960s, the new Interstate 80 intersected their farm, so they sold the remainder; purchased a farm just north of North Loup
Joined the Seventh Day Baptist Church, acquired a new loving church family
Sold the farm, 1979; retired in North Loup just a block from Main Street where they could enjoy the benches and North Loup Cafe
Celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Moved to Kearney to be near family, 1985; lived at Emerson Place Apartments; moved to Mother Hull Home, 1993; January 2004, moved to Gibbon Good Samaritan Center to be near family
Survivors include: son Donald of Shelton; 16 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Lois of Shelton; son-in-law, Robert Hansen of Commerce City, Colo.; and grandchildren, Sherry Ruyle Gangwish, Roger Ruyle and Brenda Ruyle Moeller, all of Shelton, Becky Ruyle Hilpipre of Washington, D.C., and Arthur and Tim Hansen, both of Commerce City
Was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Violet Mae; her parents; a brother; and a grandson, Bradley Hansen.
Kearney Hub, 1 May 1, 2004

FISH, Raymond W., 90, of Kearney died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services for him and for his late wife, Mary: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born Nov. 10, 1913, on a farm in Buckeye Valley north of Gibbon
Parents: Charles and Fern (Byers) Fish
Attended school at District 34
Married: Nov. 17, 1939, to Vernice Arnold. She preceded him in death
Married: 1975 to Mary Pawleska. She also preceded him in death
Worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in North Platte and the Nebraska Department of Roads
Lived in Cozad, Boise and Kearney
Lived alone in his home where he did his own yardwork and house work until just before his death
Survivors include: sons, Gary of Boise, Idaho, Lloyd of Chandler, Ariz., and Dennis of Dodson, Mont.; daughter, Diana Barker of Seattle; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Maxine of Boise, Linda of Chandler and Patty of Dodson
Was preceded in death by his wives, parents; brothers Kenneth, Ervin and Robert; and sister, Lola Lindbloom
Kearney Hub, 1 May, 2004

BEDNAR, Christine K., 97, of Kearney, formerly of Sumner, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Mount Carmel Keens Memorial Home
Services: Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Eddyville
Burial: Sumner Cemetery
Moartuary: Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington
Born Sept. 4, 1906, near Nelson
Parents: Frank and Anna (Bilek) ZLATKOVSKY
Married: May 4, 1926 to Stanley Bednar
Survivors include: daughter, Ellen Robbins of Sumner; five grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 30 April, 2004

HARRIS, Ruby Lee, 82, of Imperial, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Imperial Manor Nursing Home
Services: today, First United Methodist Church in Imperial
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial
Mortuary: Liewer Funeral Home, Imperial
Born Jan. 11, 1922, in Hereford, Texas
Parents: Alexander and Olive (Sharp) LOWRY
Married: June 4, 1941 to Pleasant Harris in Norton, Kan. He died in May 2003
Survivors include: son, Jack of Los Angeles; daughter, Maxine Cox of Kearney; brothers, Harry Lowry of Norton and Ned Lowry of Liberal, Kan.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 30 April, 2004

HESS, Madeline M., 91, of Tacoma, Washington, formerly of Shelton, Neb., died Monday, April 5, 2004, at a hospital in Tacoma
Services: April 10, Manitou Park Presbyterian Church in Tacoma
Born Aug. 9, 1912, in Shelton
Parents: Samuel and Maude (Wilkie) McCULLA
Married: Aug. 24, 1943 to Lester Hess. He died Jan. 20, 1975
Survivors include: son, Albert of Spanway; daughter, Patsi Lathrop of Tacoma; sister, Theresa Moffett of Shelton; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 30 April, 2004

MURRISH, John S. "Sid", 94, of Kearney died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney
Services: Tuesday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials suggested to the Lions Leader Dogs for the Blind or First United Methodist Church
Born: Sept. 8, 1909, on the family farm west of Gibbon
Parents: Elmer and Susie (Cory) Murrish
Attended Buffalo County rural schools, graduated from Kearney High School, 1926
Married: Feb. 26, 1932 to Bernice Nickel in Hastings. She preceded him in death
Farmed south of Kearney in Phelps County; was active with his children in 4-H until 1949
Moved his family to Kearney, worked at Fox Produce as a USDA egg inspector; later owned and operated Cole Produce; custodian of First United Methodist Church, 1970-1988
Member of the Methodist Church for more than 50 years, member of the Open Circle Class; member of the Lions Club for over 35 years, received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award and also the Lifetime Membership Award; was active in Leader Dogs for the Blind, was past district governor of District 38R; was a longtime leader of Boy Scouts, received the Silver Beaver Award; was honored to see three sons, three grandsons and a great-grandson receive their Eagle Scout awards
Enjoyed traveling with his wife, attended many national and international Lions conventions; visited Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Hawaii and New Orleans and many other U S. cities
Survivors include: sons Rolan and wife, Vietta, and Bernie and wife, Linda, all of Kearney, Larry of Merritt Island, Fla,. and Dan and wife, Maggie, of Verona, Wis.; daughter, Della Botts of Weatherford, Texas; daughters-in-law, Phyllis and Karen, both of Kearney; 23 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sons, Dallas Keith and John Jr.; brothers, Clifford and Ralph; son-in-law, Vance Botts; grandson, Larry Jr.; and great-granddaughter, Kylie Reid
Kearney Hub, 1 May, 2004

SCHANOU, Cort C. Sr., 79, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Creighton University Hospital in Omaha
Services: Tuesday, First United Methodist Church in Kearney Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials suggested to First United Methodist Church
Born May 13, 1925, on a farm east of Odessa
Parents: John and Pansy (Nichols) Schanou
Grew up on the family farm, was educated in Odessa, graduated, 1942
Military: U.S. Army during World War II, served in the Philippines and Guam; was honorably discharged
Returned to Kearney and attended Kearney State College
Married: Sept. 4, 1948 to Iona Wilcox in Shelton
Farmed in the Odessa area for 28 years; also worked for Shofstall Haymill and Bob Strong Oldsmobile
Moved to Kearney, 1976; was employed at Kearney State College, retired, 1994
Couple moved to Omaha, 2003, to be closer to family
Member of First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Kearney Elks Lodge 984 and Kearney Eagles Lodge 2722; enjoyed all sports, early in his life as participant and later as a spectator; after retiring, traveled and spent winters in New Mexico and Nevada until his health began to fail
Survivors include: wife; son, Cort Jr. of Omaha; daughters, Sherry Fulton of Omaha and Sue Kimball of Riverdale; and sisters, Emily Neefe of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Pansy Stirrat of Englewood, Colo.; also daughter-in-law, Bonnie of Omaha; son-in-law, Jim Kimball of Riverdale; grandchildren, Troy Petersen, Kurt and Beth Schanou, Trista and Craig Sanchez, Andrea and Adam Tyler, Zain Fulton, Kerry and Jeremy Province, Tim and Stacey Kimball, Kim Taylor-Kimball, Jim Kimball Jr., and Christopher and Mindy; and great-grandchildren, Cameron and Gabe Province and Elizabeth Taylor
Was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack; and sisters, Lillian Barrett, Margaret Lockwood and Doretta Klopping
Kearney Hub, 3 May, 2004

NOLLER, Kathleen L., 83, of 34280 130th Road died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, First United Methodist Church
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Burial: Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven's Chapel north of Kearney
Memorials suggested to the Prairie Center Cemetery Association
Born June 15, 1920, in Kalkaska, Mich.
Parents: Claude and Cora (Hardgrove) KIRKBY
Moved to Bristol, Mich., 1929; grew up in northern Michigan, graduated from Luther High School in Bristol, 1937
Attended nursing school; worked at the Hindsdale Medical Center in Illinois
Married: April 5, 1941 to Edward Noller in Brookfield, Ill. He died in 1972.
Lived north of Gibbon; moved north of Kearney, 1951
Lived in Chicago for a few years, returned north of Kearney in 1959
Worked at Sears in Kearney in the catalog department for 25 years until retiring
Enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren
Survivors include: sons, Kirk and Bill, both of Kearney, Tom of Pleasanton and Wayne of Dubois, Wyo.; brother, Bill Kirkby of Tustin, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Cheryl and Nancy, both of Kearney, Kathy of Pleasanton and Betsy of Dubois; nephews, Pat of Kearney, Ken Kirkby of Grandledge, Mich. and John Kirkby of Lowell, Mich.; and nieces, Sharon Himes of Algonquin, Ill., and Carolyn VanKamp of Grandledge
Was preceded in death by herhusband, a brother, a sister and a granddaughter
Kearney Hub, 4 May, 2004

MACEK, Irene, 77, of Ravenna died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born Oct. 30, 1926, in Buffalo County
Parents: William and Gertrude (Paitz) GIBBONS
Educated in Buffalo County, graduated from Pleasanton High School and Kearney State College
Married June 1, 1948 to Eugene Macek at Prairie Center. He died April 1, 2000
Lived on a farm south of Ravenna; taught school at District 65 and in Hazard and Ravenna; moved to Ravenna, 1992
Was employed at Seneca Assisted Living in Ravenna until recently
Member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Card Club; enjoyed her grandchildren and gardening
Survivors include: sons, Don and Joe, both of Ravenna, and Ken of Gibbon; daughters, Pat Dubbs of Cairo, Deloris Harris of Qulin, Mo., and Tammy Krichau of Lincoln; brother, Dennis Gibbons of Riverdale; sister, Hilda Jeffers of North Platte; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Paul, and a sister, Margaret.
Kearney Hub, 4 May, 2004

HARDEN, Caroline, 81, of Miller died Tuesday, May 4, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney
Burial: Purdum Cemetery north of Halsey
Memorials to be designated later
Born Dec. 14, 1922, on the family homestead near Halsey
Parents: Lewis and Mary (Ott) SWISHER
Attended rural schools near Halsey
As a young adult, helped plant trees in the Halsey national forest
Married: July 27, 1942 to Richard Hackbart in Thedford. He died in 1951
Married: Dec. 21, 1953 to Chester Harden in Sidney
Lived with second husband in the Gibbon/Kearney area before moving to Miller 27 years ago
Survivors include: husband; son, Harvey of Miller; daughters, Ellen Boswell of Denver, Rita Hurt of Fremont and Linda Rickert of Wood River; brothers, Lennard, Charles and Francis, all of Halsey; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; also son-in-law, Marvin Serr of Kearney; and daughter-in-law, Elaine Hackbart of Hebron
Was preceded in death by her first husband, three sons, a daughter, four brothers and two sisters.
Kearney Hub, 6 May, 2004

SHIELDS, Gale A., 69, of Lincoln, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, May 3, 2004, at BryanLGH East Medical Center in Lincoln
Services: Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in Lincoln
Memorials suggested to the Lincoln Salvation Army Heat Share Program
Born April 12, 1935, in Kearney
Parents: Charley and Frances (Johnson) Shields
Grew up in Kearney. Military: began Sept. 17, 1957; retired as a brigadier general from the Nebraska Army National Guard after 33 years; received nine prestigious Army awards and 10 Nebraska National Guard awards: was chosen to represent all Army National Guard soldiers in the Veterans War Memorial Museum in Branson, Mo.; was inducted into the Nebraska Military Hall of Fame
Married: Sept. 11, 1960 to Louise Sickler; made their home in Lincoln
Was well known throughout Lincoln for his numerous business ventures and his dedication to the restoration of Lincoln's Historic Haymarket
Survivors include: wife; son, Anthony of Wichita, Kan.; daughters, Lori Pedersen of Bennet and Monica Edwards of Medina, Ohio; his mother, of Kearney; brothers, Charles of Kearney and Jesse of Lincoln; and sister, Artis Jarmin of Raleigh, N.C.; also sons-in-law, Greg Pedersen of Bennet and Severn Edwards of Medina; sisters-in-law, Beth of Kearney and Norma of Lincoln; brothers-in-law, Don Jarmin of Raleigh and Dale Sickler and wife, Marilyn, of Kearney; mother-in-law, Martha Sickler of Lincoln; and grandchildren, Brian Pedersen, Lisa Pedersen and Heather Vogler, all of Lincoln, Grant Pedersen of Bennet, Mariah Edwards, Caitlyn Edwards and Cassidy Edwards, all of Medina, and Ian Shields of Wichita
Kearney Hub, 6 May, 2004

JOHNSON, Betty J., 74, of Kearney died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Sunday, at home of Paul and Kim Gates, Kearney
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials suggested to the American Lung Association
Born Feb. 14, 1930, in Lehigh, Iowa
Parents: Albert and Mildred (Treat) YOUNG
She graduated from Lehigh High School in 1947. Married: Oct. 24, 1947 to LuVerne Johnson in Jackson, Minn. He preceded her in death
Lived in Overton before moving to Kearney six years ago
Survivors include: sons, LuVerne Jr. of Gothenburg and Terry of Farnam; daughter, Kim Gates of Kearney; sisters, Gladys Wilcox of Lehigh, Mary Schroeder of Minden and Patricia Titsworth of New Castle, Del.; and eight great-grandchildren; also grandchildren, Amy Gates, LaVerne Burton, Brenda Hobbs, Terry Johnson II, Kurtis Johnson and Lucinda Johnson
Was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 7 May, 2004

MEYER, Myrtle, 94, of Ravenna, formerly of Hastings, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings
Services: Monday, United Methodist Church in Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery in Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
Memorials suggested to the United Methodist Church
Born July 28, 1909, in Heckla
Parents: Walter and Elsie (Smith) LARSEN
Attended school in Cairo
Married: July 1927 to Ray Struble; lived in Ravenna, moved to Hastings, 1958. He died in 1967
Worked for Dr. Ehlers in Ravenna for nine years
Married: April, 1972 to Claus Meyer. He died in December 1999
Member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings
Survivors include daughter, Bea Urwiller of Ravenna; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and stepsons, Ron Meyer of Littleton, Colo., and Roger Meyer of California; Was preceded in death by her husbands, three sons, four brothers and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 8 May, 2004

THOMSEN, Sharolyn "Sherry", 65, of Sun City, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died of cancer Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at her home
Memorial services: Thursday, Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne, Neb. Memorials are suggested to VISTA Care Hospice Foundation, 422 E. Thomas Road 220, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Born April 6, 1939, in Wayne
Parents: Russell and Ila PRYOR
Graduated from Wayne High School
Married: June 2, 1957 to Henry Thomsen; lived in Omaha, Columbus and Kearney; retired to Sun City, July 1999
Was an avid reader and was a quiet, strong woman
Survivors include: husband; daughters, Denise Dixon of Gering, Neb., and Pamela Penfield of Columbus, Neb.; and brother, James Pryor of Norfolk; also son-in-law, Cal Dixon of Gering; Penfield's fianc‚, Roger Yates of Columbus; sister-in-law, Sallie Pryor of Norfolk; grandchildren, Bryna and Bennett Dixon, Christine, Nicole and Kylie Penfield and Therese Yates; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Kearney Hub, 10 May, 2004

DAAKE, Joshua "Josh" C., 19, of Elm Creek died Friday, May 7, 2004, from injuries suffered in an auto accident east of Minden
Services: Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Amherst
Burial: Armada Cemetery in Miller
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials to be designated later
Born May 11, 1984, in Lexington
Parents: Douglas Jr. and Cynthia (Wick) Daake
Graduated from Elm Creek High School, 2002; participated in golf and football, was a state medalist in wrestling
Enjoyed athletics, hunting, fishing, working on automobiles and spending time with friends; member of Trinity Lutheran Church
Survivors include: mother and stepfather, Mark Stone of Elm Creek; his father of Sioux Falls, S.D.; brothers, Jordan, Justin and Jarrod, all of Elm Creek, and Ryan of Shakopee, Minn.; sisters, Kara and Haley Stone, both of Elm Creek, and Alyssa of Shakopee, Minn.; grandparents, Harold and Nancy Wick and Doug Sr. and Karen, all of Riverdale, and Sharon and Dennis Hill of Cozad; and great-grandparents, Bertha Daake of Riverdale, Neola Hill of Arcadia, Glen and Jeanne Stevens of Miller, Rosella Stone of Elm Creek and Mary Sear of Holdrege
Kearney Hub, 12 May, 2004

O'CONNELL, Elinor Ann, 82, of Kearney, formerly of Gordon, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Memorial services: Friday,at Northridge Retirement Community
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials suggested to the Gordon Memorial Hospital at 300 E. Eighth St. in Gordon
Born Dec. 8, 1921, in Fairbury
Parents: Charles and Jennie (Roberts) FOSTER
Graduated from Gordon High School in May 1939; attended Colorado Women's College in Denver for one year; also attended the Van Sants School of Business in Omaha
Worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C., for almost a year as a clerk; moved to Gordon, worked at First National Bank of Gordon and Lincoln Mutual Life Insurance
Married: June 1951 to Warren O'Connell. He preceded her in death
Lived in Gordon, worked part time at the Credit Bureau of Gordon and at Gordon Public Schools as a teachers aide; worked at Gordon Memorial Hospital, 1969-1990; moved to Kearney, September 2002
Had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years; was a 50-year member of the PEO Sisterhood
Survivors include: son, Paul of Kearney; and brother, Robert Foster of Omaha; also daughter-in-law, Becky of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Marge Foster and Betty Foster, both of Omaha; grandchildren, Kylie, Kara, Kirk and Karlie, all of Kearney; nephew, Bob Foster of Omaha; and nieces, Laurie Taylor and Lisa Dale, both of Omaha, Lynn Richard of New Jersey and Karen Foster of Denton, Texas
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a nephew, Richard Foster
Kearney Hub, 12 May, 2004

SNELL, Wilma Virginia, 88, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at Greene Haven Nursing Home in Springfield
Services: Saturday, Kearney Cemetery; body has been cremated. Memorials suggested to First Christian Church, 3311 Ave. I, Kearney, NE 68847-3718 or Greene Haven, 910 S. West Ave., Springfield, MO 65802-4998
Born Jan. 19, 1916, in Holdrege, Neb.
Parents: George and Ethel (Parker) HAGEMAN
Married: Jan. 26, 1942 to George Snell in Hastings. Neb. He died Dec. 31, 1985
Survivors include: son, Randall of Nixa, Mo.; and a grandchild
Kearney Hub, 13 May, 2004

STEVENS, Minnie, 85, of Kearney died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney
Graveside services and burial: Friday at Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials suggested to Mount Carmel Home in Kearney
Born Dec. 1, 1918, in Amherst
Parents: Frank and Martha (Taubenheim) MATZNER
Attended District 80 School
Married: Dec. 24, 1933 to Norris Stevens in Newark. He died in 1994
She and her husband farmed in the Miller and Amherst area and in Arkansas
After leaving the farm, owned and operated the Red Top Motel in Elm Creek for four years; sold the farm and then lived in Washington and Arizona
Moved to Kearney in 1963, worked for Kaufmann-Wernert
Went with her husband on construction jobs around the country, 1968
Activities: member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Miller; enjoyed crocheting, fishing, playing cards, bingo, dancing and her family
Survivors include: daughters, Jeanette Schneidereit and Shirley Rockefeller, both of Kearney, and Peggy Porter of Elm Creek; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; also sons-in-law, Carl Rockefeller of Kearney and Joe Porter of Elm Creek
Was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, three sisters, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren and three sons-in-law
Kearney Hub, 12 May, 2004

CAFFERTY, Chester, 78, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials suggested to Faith United Methodist Church
Born: May 22, 1925, in Overton
Parents: Chester and Laura (Hampson) Cafferty
Grew up in Kearney
Married: Aug. 21, 1955 to Clara Chism in Kearney. She died in 1991
Worked several jobs; approximately 10 years for the city of Kearney and 25 years for the Nebraska Department of Roads; retired in 1993; maintained his rental properties
Activities: member of the Elks Lodge for 30 years; attended Faith United Methodist Church; enjoyed visiting with friends; loved to dance
Survivors include his brother, Clarence of Long Pine; and sisters, Lorraine Mason and Loretta Roether, both of Kearney; also sisters-in-law, Meg Steele of Kearney and Donna of Yucaipa, Calif.; brother-in-law, Richard Chism of Kearney; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his wife and two brothers.
Kearney Hub, 15 May, 2004

LUX, Dale G., 83, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites by Kearney American Legion Post 52 and Kearney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759
Memorials to be designated later
Born: Jan. 26, 1921, in Ravenna
Parents: Marion and Elsie (Tuttle) Lux
Grew up in and attended school in Ravenna
Married: Feb. 11, 1946 to Viola Fester in Valentine. She died in 1994
Military: U.S. Army, 1941-1945, was a veteran of World War II; re-enlisted and served 1947-1964; served at Normandy Beach in France and the Rhineland and Ardennes Forest in Germany;served in the U.S. Air Force in Texas, Alaska, Louisiana, England, Guam and Coos Bay, Labrador; was involved in building the Al-Can Highway through Canada
Retired from the military, moved to Kearney, worked for Kelly Electric; was a security guard at Baldwin Filters
Son and his first granddaughter, Donna Wick Rios, followed his footsteps into a military career
Enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping; was a life member of the Air Force Sergeants Association and the NRA
Survivors include: son, Ron of Gibbon; daughters, Gayleen Wick of Kearney, Denise Wick of Elm Creek and Becky Blattner of Columbus; brothers, Howard of Ravenna and Ted of Millbridge, Maine; sister, Norma Cavey of Roswell, N.M.; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Donald Wick of Kearney, Daniel Wick of Elm Creek and Terry Blattner of Columbus; and daughter-in-law, Donna Lux of Gibbon
Was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters and a grandson
Kearney Hub, 13 May, 2004

LEWIS, Lu "Arnold" R., 56, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Saturday at New Life Assembly, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military rites by Kearney American Legion Post 52 and Kearney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials are suggested to New Life Assembly or the American Cancer Society
Born May 15, 1947, in Vanceburg, Ky.
Parents: Bruce and Grace (Johnson) Lewis
Grew up in Vanceburg, graduated from Lewis County High School, 1965
Military: joined U.S. Army, 1965, was a veteran of the Vietnam War; served two enlistments, was stationed in Panama, Germany, Fort Knox, Ky., Fort Dix, N.J., and Fort Benning, Ga.; served on the Honor Guard for President Carter in Normandy, France, in 1979
Moved to Kearney and served with the ROTC at Kearney State College; retired from the military in 1985
Was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his death
Activities: member of New Life Assembly in Kearney; enjoyed fishing and camping and had a home-based Internet business
Married: May 20, 1978, to Candy Breniser in Hornerstown, N.J.
Survivors include: wife; son, Damon of Euless, Texas; daughter, Linda Moser of Santa Barbara, Calif.; his father of Vanceburg; brother, Michael of Vanceburg; and sisters, Nancy Wigger and Diane Haller, both of Eaton, Ohio, Rachel Shepherd of Quincy, Ky., and Cindy of Kearney; also grandson, Jerod Collaza of Santa Barbara and son-in-law, Eric Moser of Santa Barbara
Was preceded in death by his mother
Kearney Hub, 14 May, 2004

PLAMBECK, Patsy L. "Pat", 67, of Kearney died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Monday at O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born July 6, 1936, in Omaha
Parents: Leo and Alice (Olsen) JENSEN
Grew up in Omaha, graduated from Omaha South High School
Married: July 17, 1954 to Ron Plambeck in Omaha; lived in various places, including Garden City, Kan., McCook, Jeffrey Lake near Brady and Kearney
Enjoyed family outings and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren
The couple would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 17, 2004
Survivors include: husband; sons, Dwayne, Craig and Ronnie, all of Kearney; daughter Laurie Brisbin of Kearney; mother, Alice Taylor of Kearney; and brother, John Holoubek of Austin, Texas; also daughters-in-law, Diane and Angie, both of Kearney; Craig's special friend, Stephanie Covert of Kearney; son-in-law, Greg Brisbin of Kearney; grandchildren, Jason, Brian, Aaron, Kyra, Heather and Lindsay Plambeck and Zachary, Matthew and Nathan Brisbin; two great-grandchildren, Skyler and Jade Plambeck; niece, Alisa Hansford of Houston; and special uncle and aunt, Charles and Lois Buller of Omaha
Was preceded in death by her stepfather, John Holoubek, sister, Barbara Williams and infant granddaughter, Sara Plambeck
Kearney Hub, 15 May, 2004

PEDEN, Doris Leone, 87, of Kearney died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Mo services; Burial of cremains: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Berryman Funeral Home, Cozad
Born Nov. 25, 1916, in Riverton
Parents: Frank and Ethel (Seil) DeBrunner
Married: May 29, 1939, to Oliver Peden
Survivors include: husband; son, Paul of Portland, Ore.; and brother, Lyle DeBrunner of Grand Junction, Colo.
Kearney Hub, 15 May, 2004

STOVALL, Gerald F., 85, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Omaha
Services: Monday at Crestwood Christian Church in Lincoln
Burial: Avoca Cemetery
Mortuary: Butherus, Maser and Love, Lincoln
Born Feb. 12, 1919, in Holt County, Mo.
Parents: George Sr. and Laura Stovall
Graduated from high school in Avoca in 1937
Military: U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II
Lived in Kearney, 1955-1965, was a salesman for Supreme Bakers
Activities: member of the Disciples of Christ First Christian Church; member of the Elks Club
Survivors include: wife; daughters, Kay Gregory of Kearney and Lynn Melichar and Sandy Rogers, both of Omaha; brother, George of Lincoln; and four great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Ron Gregory of Kearney and Ken Melichar and Kerry Rogers, both of Omaha; sisters-in-law, Sharon and Ardis, both of Lincoln, Rosie of Las Vegas and Beryl of Kearney; grandchildren, Drew and Todd Gregory, Jessica Melichar and Lacy Florian and Anthony Florian; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wilbur and wife Vera, Ed, Marvin and Lyle; and sisters, Lela Habel and husband Joe and Evelyn Stubbendeck and husband Walter
Kearney Hub, 15 May, 2004

WEBBER, Rodney, 83, of Shelton died Friday, May 14, 2004, at his home
Services: Tuesday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Shelton
Military honors by American Legion Post 297
Burial: at a later date
Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home of Wood River, Cairo and Shelton
Memorials suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Shelton Emergency Unit
Born Dec. 26, 1920, in Shelton
Parents: Glen and Edith (Weaver) Webber
Grew up in Shelton and, except for the time he was in the service, was a lifetime resident
Graduated from Shelton High School, 1938 and attended barber college in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Military: U.S. Army, July 18, 1942-Jan. 6, 1946; served during World War II, earned rank of staff sergeant
Returned to Shelton, was a self-employed barber; was also a meatcutter and worked at Cornhusker Ammunition Plant during the Korean War
Married: Dec. 26, 1964 to Elsie Hinz in Shelton. She died in 1993
Activities: member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the American Legion; enjoyed playing softball for a number of years; later in life, enjoyed listening to his police scanner for area happenings and the weather report
Survivors include: stepson, Vaughn Huckfeldt of Ridgeway, Colo.; also nieces, Carol Beran of Lincoln, Betty Hoeft and her husband, Tom, of Grand Island and Bobbie Quandt of Aurora, Colo.; and a nephew
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a brother, Joseph.
Kearney Hub, 17 May, 2004

ROBINSON, Frances L., 79, of Elm Creek died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Friday at Elm Creek United Methodist Church
Private burial: later
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel in Kearney and Elm Creek
Born Nov. 27, 1924, in Sacramento, Calif.
Parents: George and Maime (Bailey) LAMB
Grew up in Burbank, Calif., received her education at Burbank High School
Married: April 28, 1950 to Francis Robinson in Wichita, Kan. He preceded her in death
Lived in Wichita, moved to Sunland, Calif.; was a beautician and homemaker; also lived in Elm Creek and was employed by Coleman Powermate in Kearney
Member of the United Methodist Church in Elm Creek
Survivors include: sons, Rick of Palmdale, Calif., Larry of Glendale, Calif., Dale of Lexington and Kirk of Kearney; brother, Robert Lamb of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Sheri of Glendale and Janice of Kearney; and sister-in-law, Sophie of Cincinnati
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a half sister, Georgia Hicklan
Kearney Hub, 19 May, 2004
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