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DERAS, Victoria A., 51, of Kearney died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
DERAS-HERNANDEZ, Isebala, 6, of Kearney died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at her home
Joint Services: Tuesday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Grand Island
Burial: Grand Island City Cemetery
Mortuary: Curran Funeral Chapel, Grand Island
Victoria: born Oct. 20, 1952, in Kearney
Parents: Manuel and Angeline (Hernandez) Rivera
Married: 1968 to married Joe Deras in Kearney
Survivors include: sons, Vincent, Victor and Paul, all of Kearney, and Jason of Grand Island; daughters, Megdaline Medina and Cecilia Wiemers, both of Kearney, and Lupe of Grand Island; brothers, Joe Rivera of Grand Island and Paul Rivera and Manuel Rivera Jr., both of Kearney; sisters, Rosemary Torres, Liz Vega and Lisa Alba, all of Grand Island, and Megdaline Cash, Lucy Pacheco and Helen Bickford, all of Kearney; and 24 grandchildren
Isabela: born Oct. 20, 1997, in Kearney
Parents: Carlos and Megdaline (Deras) Hernandez
Survivors include: mother, Megdaline Medina of Kearney; brothers, Randy Rodriguez and Jordan Rodriguez, both of Gibbon, and Abraham Medina Jr. of Kearney; sister, Lakeisha Rodriquez of Gibbon; and grandfather, Oscar Landros of Kearney
Kearney Hub, 13 September, 2004

BROADFOOT, Ronda D., 44, of Kearney died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospita Services: Wednesday, First Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the First Lutheran Church, Kearney Legion Baseball program or the Kearney High School athletic program
Born March 19, 1960, in Alma
Parents: Ronald and Charlene (Bach) Boston
Graduated from Kearney High School, 1978
Married: April 28, 1984 to Terry Broadfoot in Kearney
Was employed as a legal assistant for Butler-Voigt-Stuart Law Office, Kearney
Activities: member of First Lutheran Church; enjoyed watching her kids' sporting events, which included baseball, football and soccer; liked to scrapbook with her daughter and friends; enjoyed reading
Survivors include: husband; sons, Aaron and Austin, both of Kearney; daughter, Amanda of Kearney; father and stepmother, Ron and Janice Boston of Alma; brother, Rick Boston of Omaha; sister, Karri Boston of Riverdale; grandmother, Erna Laizure of Orleans; stepbrother, Shane Flint of Pinehurst, N.C.; and stepsisters, Jo Lyn Erbe of Wall, N.J., Robin Crowley of Elm Creek, Cassandra Dietz of Orleans and Chris Albin of Alma; also father-in-law, Vern Broadfoot of Kearney, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by her mother, Charlene; her mother-in-law; stepmother; and grandparents
Kearney Hub, 13 September, 2004

GIDLEY, Velma R., 78, of Ravenna died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Wednesday, Rasmussen Mortuary, Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Ravenna
Born Nov. 30, 1925, in Poole
Parents: Julius and Sophia (Rasmussen) Seifert
Was educated at District 62; was graduated from Hazard High School
Married: 1944 to John Erazim, who was killed in action during World War II
Married: Aug. 6, 1951 to Clyde Gidley in Grand Island. He died April 14, 1992
With second husband, lived in Ravenna, 1955-1967; operated the Big Onion and farmed; owned and operated a motel in Colorado Springs. Colo., 1967-1979; retired to Tucson, Ariz.
Survivors include: sons, John Erazim of Raleigh, N.C., and Steve of Bolingbrook, Ill.; brother, Don Seifert of Ravenna; sister, Elvena Graham of Ravenna; also grandsons, Brent and Kevin; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Seifert of Ravenna
Was preceded in death by husbands, and sisters, Irene Kroeger and Lois McInroy
Kearney Hub, 13 September, 2004

HAMMER, Nina, 92, of Omaha, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home in Omaha
Services: Friday, First Baptist Church, Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, rites by Tuscan Chapter 35 of the Order of Eastern Star
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials: First Baptist Church, the UNK Athletic Fund, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Fund or Nina E. Hammer Park
Born Dec. 9, 1911, near Brigham City, Utah
Parents: Abraham and Annie (Wright) Evans
Childhood memories included riding with three brothers and a sister to school on one horse and having Indians come to their home for food
Married: May 18, 1935 to John Hammer in Omaha. He preceded her in death
Moved to Kearney, 1938
During WWII, volunteered at the U.S. Army Air Base to help feed and support soldiers who were traveling through Nebraska on the way home or to the war; when husband returned from the war, they founded and operated the Hammer Hotel on West Highway 30 until 1962
Activities: Was active in many civic, charitable, religious and political activities in Kearney--Kearney Family YMCA, the Republican Party, her church, sports teams or her favorite candidates for political office; avid bridge player, accomplished knitter and seamstress; member of the Order of Eastern Star, the D.O.E.S., the Republican Party, the Buffalo County Historical Society with its Trails and Rails Museum, American Red Cross, Shriners Auxiliary and the Hospital Service League, of which she was a charter member; volunteered for more than 50 years at Good Samaritan Hospital; member of First Baptist Church in Kearney, sang in the choir, served as trustee, and various offices of the Women's Society; supporter of Kearney High School and the University of Nebraska at Kearney sports teams; in 1989, was given the UNK Chancellor's Club Distinguished Service Award for support of women's athletics at UNK as a charter member of the Women's Athletic Development Association long before Title IX
Enjoyed traveling; Park in southeast Kearney was named the Nina E. Hammer Park by the Kearney City Council, 2000
Survivors include: son, Fred of Parker, Colo.; and daughter, Jaclyn of Lincoln; also daughter-in-law, Marie-Claire of Parker; grandchildren, Dr. Melody Dickson and husband, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brien Dickson, of Bellevue, Joy Mallard and husband, Jon, and their children, Eve Francesca and Samuel Warren of Independence, Mo., Stephen of New York City, Kevin and wife, Kristi, of Plano, Texas, and their sons, John Michael and Jeremy Stephen, Jean-Phillipe Failyau and wife, Jennifer, of Denver; special extended relatives, Joan Likens Hammer, mother of Kevin and Stephen; sister-in-law, Diana Hammer; and many nieces and nephews, including Bruce and Bette Allen of North Platte and Robert and Georgene Allen of Hastings
Was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren, Michael Evans Hammer and Noel Kearney Hammer Nielsen
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Kearney Hub, 15 September, 2004

LIEBERS, Elliott W., 85, of Kearney died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Minden Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials: the church
Born Sept. 22, 1918, in Norman
Parents: Bruno and Margaret (Gaston) Liebers
Grew up in Minden, graduated from Minden High School, 1937
Served in the Civil Conservation Corps after high school
Married: June 26, 1939 to Marian Nelson in Smith Center, Kan.
Lived in several communities in Nebraska; worked at the Ammunition Depot in Hastings and at the Cornhusker Ordnance Plant in Grand Island; moved to Wood River, started his own sheet metal company, Lieber's Heating and Air Conditioning; later moved his family to Kearney, went into partnership with Bud Stumbo in 1954, established Liebers and Stumbo Heating and Air Conditioning
Retired; moved to Johnson Lake at Elwood; moved back to Kearney, 2001
Activities: member of the church and Kearney Elks Lodge 984; enjoyed fishing, Cornhusker football and reading; had a private pilot's license, enjoyed traveling
Survivors include: wife; and daughters, Sheron Dennis and Faye Rasmussen, both of Ravenna; also son-in-law, Jim Rasmussen of Ravenna; daughter-in-law, Carol of White Hall, Mont.; grandchildren, Warren and wife, Lynne, of White Hall, Eric and wife, Lisa, of Minden, Scott and wife, Jill, of Minnesota, Darin Dennis, Jauni Kay and husband, Jeff, and Tracy, Jaimi and Brian Riley, all of Kearney, Julie and Scott Arndt of Alabama, and Robert Rasmussen and Charla of Omaha; great-grandchildren, Sean, Josh, Drew and Kelly, all of Montana, Noah of Minnesota, Jeri Dawn of Kearney, Rebecca, Blake and Ethan, all of Kearney, Tyler of Kearney, Nicholas and Zachary, both of Alabama, and Lauren and Celia, both of Omaha
Was preceded in death by his parents, son, William; a grandchild; brother, Harold; and sister, Esther Pleak
Kearney Hub, 13 September, 2004

POWERS, Gale, 91, of Ravenna, formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Saturday, United Methodist Church, Cairo
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Superior
Born May 19, 1913, in Republic County, Kan.
Parents: Walter and Maude (Swartz) Rakestraw
Married: Oct. 16, 1932, to Merle Powers in Lexington. He died in 1996
Survivors include: son, Kent of Redlands, Calif.; daughters, Janet Kucera of Pleasanton, Janice Paul of Red Cloud and Connie Hargin of Boulder, Colo.; sisters, Harline Powell of Edgar, Burneita Vine of Cedar City, Utah, and Madeline Thompson of Buhl, Idaho; half brother, Walter Rakestraw of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and stepsister, Gladys McGowan of Lebanon, Ore.
Kearney Hub, 16 September, 2004

MADDUX, Eugene H., 68, Kearney, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at his home
Services: Friday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home, Kearney and Wauneta United Methodist Church
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, military rites by the Wauneta Veterans Group
Memorials: the University of Nebraska Foundation
Born April 14, 1936, in Wauneta
Parents: Glen and Eva (Fanning) Maddux
Grew up in Wauneta, graduated from Wauneta High School, 1954; earned bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., master's of business administration from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., and a master's of arts in education from Kearney State College; had earned 35 hours toward a doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Married: Oct. 29, 1961, to Loree Wolter in Salina, Kan.
Military: U.S. Air Force, 1958-1972; flew KC-97 and KC-135 tanker re-fuelers during the Vietnam War, logged more than 5,000 hours of flying time
Instructor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in history and biology; substitute teacher at Kearney Catholic High School, Amherst High School and the Kearney Public Schools in a variety of subjects
Activites: member of several professional organizations and was published in history, zoology and ornithology
Survivors include: wife; son, Peter of Lincoln; daughters, Susan Lynch and Cathy Walter, both of Kearney, and Peggy Haslam of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and brother, Jack of Wauneta; also daughter-in-law, Cyndy of Lincoln; sons-in-law, Chandler Lynch of Kearney and George Haslam of Moreno Valley; grandchildren, Kay and Kim Haslam of Moreno Valley and Sean and Hali Chun of Kaneohe, Hawaii; and several nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 16 September, 2004

SALCHOW, Mary G., 94, of Kearney died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Service: Friday, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Polk
Burial: church cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials: St. Luke's Good Samaritan Village in Kearney
Born March 23, 1910, in Stromsburg
Parents: Robert and Iva (Moore) Burke
Grew up in the Stromsburg area; graduated from Polk High School, 1928
Married Ernest Salchow. He died in 1963
Lived in Arborville, taught seventh and eighth grades in Benedict; moved to Polk, 1964
Graduated from Kearney State College in 1967
Moved to Kearney in 1987
Activities: member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Polk and member of the ladies aid; former member of the Polk Library Board; enjoyed reading and painting
Survivors include: son, Carl of Kearney; and sister, Clara Johnson of California; also granddaughter, Shelby Whetstine of Kearney; great-grandchildren, Holly Whetstine, Chandler Whetstine and Conner; and daughter-in-law, Penny of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 16 September, 2004

SKILES, Robert "Bob", 60, of Kearney died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at his home
Services: Monday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary Memorials: The Nebraska Children's Home Society, the Minden Athletic Fund or Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice
Born Oct. 14, 1943, in Kearney
Parents: Ross and Anita (Baldwin) Skiles
Graduated from Kearney High school, 1961
Married: June 9, 1962, to Connie Hedstrom in Kearney
Was the fourth generation of Skiles to farm south of the Platte River
Activities: avid hunter; enjoyed spending time at the lake with family; enjoyed Storm hockey, Husker football, NASCAR and all of his grandchildren's activities
Survivors include: wife; sons, Brad and Rob, both of Kearney; daughter, Brenda of Kearney; brother, Dick of Kearney; sisters, Gayle Johnson and Pat Skiles, both of Kearney; and stepmother, Betty Skiles of Kearney; also daughters-in-law, Tonya and Jenny, both of Kearney; sister-in-law, Marilyn of Kearney; grandchildren, Matt, Nathan, Hayley, Briana, Davis and Emma Skiles, all of Kearney; father- and mother-in-law, Milton and Evelyn Hedstrom of Minden; sister- and brother-in-law, Dick and Kathy Reisinger of Omaha; and many nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 18 September, 2004

HALL, Cindy, 44, of Amherst died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, as a result of a two-vehicle accident at Highway 30 and Odessa Road
Services: Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kearney
Burial: Peterson (Utah) Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials to be designated later
Born Dec. 18, 1959, in Ogden, Utah
Parents: Clarence and Erma (Barnsley) Anderson
Graduated from Ogden High School, 1978
Married: Aug. 22, 1981, to Steven Hall in Salt Lake City; marriage was sealed in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple
Graduated with honors in 1998, degree in history from Widener University in Chester, Pa.
Couple moved to Kearney three years ago; husband teaches accounting at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
Was a homemaker and a substitute teacher at Sumner-Eddyville-Miller, Elm Creek and Overton; active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; loved the Rocky Mountains, animals and the outdoors; was a dedicated wife, mother and daughter
Survivors include: husband; sons, Jacob, Jarom and Logan, all of Amherst; daughters, Annie of Logan, Utah, and Katy of Amherst; her parents of Ogden; brothers, Clarence Anderson of Kaysville, Utah, and Dean Anderson of Telluride, Colo.; and sisters, Arlene Butler of Ogden and Sharon Lloyd of Farmington, Utah
Was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Anderson
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2004

KREUTZER, Gustav "Gus" K., 88, of Kearney died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday, First Christian Church, 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: the Kearney Senior Hospitality Center
Born Feb. 10, 1916, in Pleasanton
Parents: Venzens and Bertha (Zwiener) Kreutzer
Grew up in the Buffalo County area; graduated from Amherst High School
Attended Kearney State Teachers College, then worked for farmers in the area, drove a truck and worked at a filling station
Married: Oct. 12, 1940, to Esther Miller. She preceded him in death
Married: Dec. 27, 1988, to Wilma Whisler in Elwood
Mililtary: U.S. Army Air Corps, 1943-1945, during World War II; served as a mechanic at an air base in Thomasville, Ga.
After discharge, moved to Kearney; worked at the Gamble Store in Kearney for 37 years until retiring
Activities: member of First Christian Church in Kearney, Eagles Lodge 2722, American Legion Post 52 and was a former member of Kearney Elks Lodge 984; enjoyed bowling, dancing, hunting, fishing and horseshoes
Survivors include: wife; son, Kenneth of Kearney; stepsons, Allen Whisler of Gilbert, Ariz., and Alvin Whisler of Kearney; and stepdaughters, Judy Nelson of Waverly, Iowa, and Joan Hyde of Boynton Beach, Fla.; also granddaughters, Kim and Tricia, both of Kearney, and Lindsey of Lincoln
Was preceded in death by his wife, five bothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2004

SANDOVAL, Eneas, 78, of Canon City, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, in Canon City
Mortuary: Holt Funeral Home in Canon City
Memorials: to the Sangre De Cristo Hospice West, Canon City, Colorado
Born Aug. 28, 1926, in La Luz
Parents: Tomas and Laura (Lujan) Sandoval
Married: Sept. 28, 1946, to Eva Mondragon
Worked as a stone and brick mason in Colorado, Nebraska and Southern California before retiring with his wife Eva to Canon City in 1992
Survivors include: wife; sons, Melvin of Elm Creek, Neb., and Dean of Canon City; daughters, Evonne Stanton of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and Beverly and Darlene, both of Denver; brothers, Ernest of Bakersfield, Calif., and David of Canon City; and sister, Gyda Hasenauer of Canon City; also daughters-in-law, Susan of Elm Creek and Susan of Canon City; son-in-law, Paul Stanton of San Juan Capistrano; grandchildren, Adam, Evin, Tony, Laura, Eva and Stanton, expected in March; and two great-grandchildren, Isabella and James
Kearney Hub, 17 September, 2004

MEJIA, Mario M., 83, of Kearney died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Wednesday at Templo Betel Assembly of God Church in Gibbon
Burial: Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Memorials: the family
Born: April 18, 1921, in El Oro, Mexico
Parents: Jose and Isabel (Marroquin) Mejia
Grew up in El Oro, where he completed elementary and secondary education
Graduated from ELIM Bible Institute in 1940, was licensed in 1940 and was ordained in 1946
Married: Jan. 29, 1953, toMaria Islas in Mexico City. She preceded him in death
Lived with wife in Mexico City, served as general president of the Christ Ambassadors Youth Ministries and general secretary for the national offices of the Assemblies of God Church in Mexico
Moved to the United States in 1953; served as pastor of congregations in Worland, Wyo., Gibbon, Minden and Lincoln; also served as Midwest Latin America district president of the Men's Ministries and various other positions in the church district; member of the Templo Betel Assembly of God Church in Gibbon
Survivors include: son, Mario I. of Kearney; daughters, Rosemary Sprague of Aurora, Colo., Linda Manns of Bellevue, Dulce Sherman and Esther, both of Omaha, and Mary Ann Johnson of Fairbury; and sister, Sara Patlan of Mexico City; also daughter-in-law, Rhoda of Kearney; sons-in-law, Kevin Sprague of Aurora, Pierre Manns of Bellevue, Allen Sherman of Omaha and Jeff Johnson of Fairbury; grandchildren, Victoria and Veronica, Jennifer Sprague, Jarvis and Miranda Manns, Michael, Thommy, Elijah and Jonathan Sherman, and Joshua, Jordan, Jacob and Jaelle Johnson; and great-grandchild, Colin Sprague Mullins
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Reynaldo; and three infant children
Kearney Hub, 21 September, 2004

SENNETT, Richard C. "Dick", 72, of Kearney died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Mason City Cemetery, military rites by Mason City American Legion Paul Coffman Post 42
Memorials to be designated later
Born: born April 18, 1932, in Broken Bow
Parents: Harry and Adna (Curtis) Sennett
Grew up in Mason City, graduated from Mason City High School
Married: June 4, 1953, to Joann Sweley at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. She preceded him in death
Mililtary: U.S. Army, 1953-1955, during Korean War
Returned from the service, moved to Mason City; worked at the Ford Garage in Ansley; worked as a car salesman for several car dealerships in Broken Bow, then owned and operated Sennett Motors in Mason City
Managed the Midwest Motel in Ogallala; moved to Kearney in 1996, worked at American Auto until retirement
Activities: member of the American Legion in Mason City
Survivors include: son, Dean of Kearney; daughter, Kimberley of Lexington; and brother, John of Broken Bow
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents and an infant son
Kearney Hub, 22 September, 2004

FISHER, Nelson E., 93, of Gibbon died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Services: Friday, Faith United Methodist Church in Gibbon
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Born Feb. 27, 1911, on a farm north of Gibbon
Parents: Harold and Anna (Livingston) Fisher
Survivors include nieces and nephews
Kearney Hub, 21 September, 2004

LAVERY, Glenn L., 77, of Kearney, formerly of Sumner, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2004, at St. Luke's Nursing Home in Kearney. Graveside services: Jewell Cemetery west of Sumner
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials to be designated later
Born Aug. 30, 1927, on the family farm southwest of Sumner
Parents: Harry and Lodie (Lewis) Lavery
Attended rural school in Dawson County, then farmed southwest of Sumner; retired in 1980, moved to Kearney
Activities: member of the Baptist Church, enjoyed collecting old model miniature replicas of Farmall and John Deere tractors and woodworking crafts; enjoyed traveling around Kearney and watching the progress of construction projects in the city
Survivors include: nephew, Harry Beattie of Camdenton, Mo.; and niece, Lawana McFarland of Eddyville; also Harry's wife, Gloria, of Camdenton; and Lawana's husband, Stan, of Eddyville
Was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Doris Beattie, who died May 13, 2003
Kearney Hub, 25 September, 2004

LASH, Robert W., 66, of Gibbon, formerly of Kearney, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors by American Legion Post 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759
Memorials to be designated later
Born June 24, 1938, in Plattsburg, Mo.
Parents: Robert and Annetta (Davenport) Lash
Military: entered U.S. Army, May 13, 1960, in Kansas City, Mo.; honorably discharged March 12, 1962
Married: June 30, 1967, to Judith Lederman in Miami, Okla
Lived in Kearney, owned Jack Lederman Co. for over 30 years; had been a resident of Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon for a few years
Activities: former member of Robb Morris Masonic Lodge 46, Tehama Shrine, Fort Kearny Shrine Club and Kearney Elks Lodge 984
Survivors include: wife of Kearney; sons, Robb of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and David of Denver; daughters, Patricia Layden of Harrisonville, Mo., and Vicki Holt-Grieve of Miami City, Kan.; brothers, John of Kearney and Dan of Overland Park, Kan.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 25 September, 2004

SHIELDS, Betheena "Beth", 70, of Kearney died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Tuesday, First Christian Church, Kearney
Burial: Williamsburg Cemetery south of Elm Creek
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials: the church, American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association
Born Jan. 7, 1934, in Holdrege
Parents: Wesley and Mildred (Dahlberg) Marshall
Attended school in Holdrege, graduated from Holdrege High School, 1952
Married: Feb. 26, 1955, to Charles Shields in Holdrege
Lived in Kearney, worked for the GTE Phone Co. as an operator, was later in management; retired in 1985
Activities: member of the church, Women's Christian Fellowship and the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary; enjoyed reading, art, playing piano, baking, cake decorating, traveling and camping
Survivors include: husband; daughters, Susan Miller of Bennett, Lisa Broderick of Elm Creek and Debbie of Lincoln; and sisters, Mary Bessey of Grand Island; Annabelle Swanson of Greenville, Texas and Cynthia Heywood of Chicago, Ill.; also son-in-law, Randy Miller of Bennett; grandchildren, Ross and Reece Miller and Abby and Megan Broderick; brothers-in-law, Harold Bessey of Grand Island, Bruce Swanson of Greenville and Bob Heywood of Chicago; and mother-in-law, Frances Shields of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 27 September, 2004

WISE, Lavonne L., 70, of Kearney died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at her home
Services: Wednesday, St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice Program
Born Oct. 15, 1933, in Kearney
Parents: William and Mary (Erpelding) Markus
Graduated from Kearney High School, 1952
Married: June 26, 1952 to James Wise in Kearney
Activities: member of St. James Catholic Church; was a homemaker and also worked at Town and Country Ceramic Shop south of Kearney and Schroer's Ceramics north of Kearney; enjoyed flower gardening, Bingo and spending time with her family
Survivors include: husband; daughter, Coleen Towery of Kearney; and sister, Marie Stengel of Kearney; also grandson, Shawn Towery of Kearney; granddaughter, Stacy Towery of Kearney; and great-grandson, Taylor Towery of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James; brothers, Maynard, Pete, Clarence, Raymond and her twin, Laverne; and sister, Rosella
Kearney Hub, 28 September, 2004

PETERSON, Donna F., 69, of 705 E. 23rd St. died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at her home
Services: Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kearney
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Kearney Public Library
Born Sept. 8, 1935, in Kearney
Parents: Clyde Tatum and Irene McDowell
Grew up and attended school in Kearney
Married: Aug. 29, 1959, to Richard Peterson in Kearney
Worked as office manager at the W.T. Grant Department Store for a number of years; owned and operated Donna's Book Nook in Kearney since 1980
Activities: member of the church; enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with her family
Survivors include: husband; sons, Craig of Wahoo and Dean of Axtell; daughters, Dotty Roeder of Lindsborg, Kan., Mary Ann Jones of Kearney and Carol Franzen of Smithfield; sisters, Doris Cash of Everett, Wash., and Sharon Thompson of Sidney; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Tim Roeder of Lindsborg and Dennis Franzen of Smithfield; and daughter-in-law, Sue of Axtell
Was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Wilkins in 2000; and sister, Dottie Riessland
Kearney Hub, 30 September, 2004

HART, Lyle Cordell, 73, of Riverdale died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Wednesday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Burial: Riverdale Cemetery
Memorials: the Lyle C. Hart Memorial Fund in care of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kearney
Born Aug. 2, 1931, in Alliance
Parents: Clarence and Hazel (Leslie) Hart
Was raised in a sod house before the family moved to the farm at Riverdale in 1937; graduated from Riverdale High School, 1949; began his college education at Kearney State Teachers College
Military: U.S. Air Force, 1951-1954; was stationed in Germany during the Korean War; after discharge, continued his education at the University of Iowa in Iowa City
Was a photographer and motion picture cameraman in Denver
Married: 1960 to LeJean Dow in Denver
Relocated to Lawrence, Kan., worked for Centron Films; Joined the international headquarters of John Deere and Co. in Moline, Ill., 1970; after 22 years, retired as executive producer and director of film and television at Deere and Co.
Was a devoted Episcopalian; was an active member of the vestry and served as bishop's warden at Trinity Episcopal Church in Geneseo, Ill.; later church affiliations were: Christ Church in Moline, St. Peter's in Conway, Ark., and St. Luke's in Kearney
Activities: member of several professional associations; also belonged to the National Sod House Society and was proud to have started life in a sod house on the Nebraska prairie
Survivors include: wife; sons, Tom of Glendale, Calif., and Scott of Geneseo, Ill.; and daughter, Jenny of Austin, Texas; also granddaughter, Jessica Rachelle Hart of Paris, Texas
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 4 October, 2004

ALBERS, Timothy J., 51, of Gibbon died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, in Gibbon
Memorial services: Saturday, Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
Born Jan. 1, 1953, in Loup City
Parents: William and Florence (Hansen) Albers
Graduated from Rapid City High School
Worked at Black Hills Packing Co. and Howard Hay Co.; later moved to Gibbon and was employed by Nebraska Turkey Growers
Survivors include: brothers, Bill of Litchfield, Randy of Lead, S.D., and Gary of Rapid City, S.D.; and sister, Susie Lewis of Tucson, Ariz.; also nieces and nephews
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 30 September, 2004

BENNETT, Frances W., 94, of Olympia, Washington, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Sept. 9, 2004, at her home
Mortuary: Mills and Mills Funeral Home in Olympia
Born Nov. 30, 1909, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: John and Emma (Pressler) Bennett
Moved to Olympia in 1936; worked at the Old Millers Department Store in downtown Olympia; after death of husband, moved to Boise, Idaho, to be near her daughter, Carol Vernon; returned to Olympia in 2000
Was preceded in death by husband Floyd, 1970, and by her only child, Carol
Survivors include son-in-law, Dick Vernon, of Boise; three grandsons, Dave Vernon, of Tumwater, Steve Vernon, of Caldwell, Idaho, and John Vernon, of Shelton
The Olympian, Olympia Washington, 15 September, 2004

LOPEZ, Hector, infant son of Hector Lopez and Rolmia Andres of Kearney, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, shortly after birth
Services: Tuesday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Survivors include: parents of Kearney; brothers, Miguel Cervantes and Ramon Cervantes, both of Kearney; sisters, Benita Cervantes, Canderlaria Cervantes, Anahi Cervantes and Juliana Cervantes, all of Kearney; grandparents, Mary Cervantes and Rick Zapata, both of Kearney, and Martina Marriquin of Guatamala
Kearney Hub, 2 October, 2004

REFIOR, David, 46, of Donald, Ore., formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at his home in Donald
Memorial services: Saturday, Woodburn Funeral Chapel in Woodburn, Ore.
Born April 5, 1958, in Kearney
Parents: Harold and Georgia (Lymber) Refior of Elm Creek, Neb.
Survivors include: brothers, John of Odessa, Neb., and Charlie of Overton, Neb.; and sisters, Marlene Olmstead of Overton, Edith Rains of The Dallas, Ore., and Charlotte Wion of South Gate, Calif.
Was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Paul and George and a niece, Tarah Refior
Kearney Hub, 30 September, 2004

SPRAGUE, Waunetta J., 84, of Thermopolis, Wyoming, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Hot Springs County Hospital in Thermopolis
Services: Friday, Davis Funeral Home in Riverton
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. Born Feb. 17, 1920, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Franklin and Minnie (Bunker) Weliever
Grew up in Kearney
Married: Oct. 1, 1938, to Marvin Sprague in Kearney. He preceded her in death
Was a homemaker on the family farm near Gibbon, Neb.
Moved to the Pavillion area of Fremont County, Wyoming, 1968; babysat for kindergarten children in the Pavillion area
Activities: member of the Assembly of God Church; enjoyed crafts, including crocheting and sewing
Survivors include her son, Bob of Riverton; daughters, Cheryl Robinson of Crawford, Neb., Wanda Nordwick of Thermopolis and Doris Gilk of Blackfoot, Idaho; brothers, Jerald Weliever of Pavillion and Clifford Weliever of Kearney; sister, Lenora Jorgenson of Texas; and eight great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Susan of Riverton; sons-in-law, Gary Robinson of Crawford, Don Nordwick of Thermopolis and Greg Gilk of Blackfoot; grandchildren, Rhonda Smith and husband Jeremy, Lindsay Brandon and husband Mick, Shannon Robinson, Andy Nordwick and wife Jenny, Ryan Gilk, and Jessica Davis and husband Justin; and sister-in-law, Margaret Weliever of Pavillion
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents, eight siblings and a great-grandson, Jeremy Hatle
Kearney Hub, 30 September, 2004

OSBORNE, James V., 91, of Kearney died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home, Kearney
Burial of cremains: Fairview Cemetery in Webber, Kan.
Memorials: the Shrine Hospitals for Children
Born June 13, 1913, in Lovewell, Kan.
Parents: Oliver and Nina (Warren) Osborne
Graduated from high school in Denver; attended Denver University
Married: Sept. 6, 1936, to Wilva Sherick in Golden, Colo. She died in 1985. Moved to Long Beach, Calif.,;worked as a welder in the shipyards; moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., 1946, worked in construction; moved to Bentonville, Ark., 1971, had a saw sharpening and small-engine repair service
Married: Feb. 28, 1987, to Ella Mae Dimmick in Bentonville, Ark.
Moved to Chico, Calif., 2000; to Kearney in September 2004
Activities: member of the Masonic Lodge in Oklahoma City, the Scottish Rite and Oddfellows; was past potentate of the Shrine; baptized member of the Church of Christ in Bentonville, Ark.; enjoyed music and traveling and was good at repairing things
Survivors include: wife, Mae; daughters, Beverly Pickens of Kearney and LouAnn Colvin of Marshall, Minn., and six great-grandchildren; also son-in-law, Charles Pickens of Kearney; grandchildren, Paula Pickens of Leon, Iowa, Janet Pickens of Kearney, Carrie Colvin-Murphy of Marshall, Minn., Mark Colvin of Buford, Ga., and Steve Colvin and wife, Shelly, of Crystal, Minn.
Was preceded in death by his first wife, four brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter, Jill Pickens-Lindsay
Kearney Hub, 30 September, 2004

MAYBERRY, Douglas "Doug" L., 71, of St. Paul, formerly of Kearney, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Island
Services: Wednesday, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759 and American Legion Post 52, both of Kearney
Born: Feb. 1, 1933, in Omaha
Parents: John and Addie (Merryman) Mayberry
Married: Aug. 12, 1956, to Jacqueline Bradley in Kearney
Survivors include: wife; sons, Mark of Chapman, Kan., and Jon of Marquette; daughter, Stacey Kenton of Fremont; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 4 October, 2004

RESH, Mildred L., 89, of Shelton died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann of Wood River
Memorials: the Shelton Rescue Squad, Grand Island Crisis Center or the I Believe in Me Ranch
Born Aug. 6, 1915, in Grand Island
Parents: Charles and Mary Ann (Anderson) Day
At age 3, moved with family to Cheyenne, Wyo.; her father, a boilermaker for the Union Pacific Railroad, was transferred there from Grand Island; family included an older brother, Clifford, her twin, Millard, and a younger brother, Charles
Later moved to the Giltner area; attended Rural School District 28 and graduated from Giltner High School, 1933; after graduation, was employed at Grand Island Rex-All Drug Store and Montgomery Ward
Married: May 31, 1940, to Thurl Resh in Kearney. He died in 1991
With husband, lived in the Shelton area; purchased a farm east of Shelton in Hall County, 1948
Worked in the office at Nebraska Turkey Growers in Gibbon, then as a cashier for the Kansas-Nebraska Gas Co. in Shelton, 1948-1980
Moved to Shelton in 1971; Retired in 1980, spent 11 winters in Mesa
Activities: member of Shelton United Methodist Church, 50-year member of the Ellen Rebekah Lodge, 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star; enjoyed traveling and fishing; also enjoyed crocheting, playing cribbage, flowers, playing cards, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren and family
Survivors include: son, Rod of Shelton; also daughters-in-law, Judy of Shelton and Linda Dewitt and husband, Jim, of Shelton; grandchildren, Gayle Resh-Gourlay and husband, Joseph, of Lincoln, Shelly Wolfe and husband, Daniel, of Mesa, Ariz., Bryan and wife, Shannon, of Kempner, Texas, Racie Pirnie and husband, James, of Grand Island, Jeff and wife, Kristina, of Cozad and Jessica Williams of Grand Island; and great-grandchildren, Bridgette, Robert and Michael of Kempner, Jessica Wolfe of Mesa, Brayden Pirnie of Grand Island and Joseph Gourlay II of Lincoln
Was preceded in death by her husband; son, Richard; grandson, Johnny Resh; parents and her brothers
Kearney Hub, 6 October, 2004

SMITH, Vernice D., 88, Kearney, Neb., died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City
Services: Monday, First United Methodist Church, Kearney Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney
Memorials: First United Methodist Church or Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Born Sept. 29, 1916, in Cleveland
Parents: Harry and Ida (Weber) Robinson
Grew up in Chicago, graduated from Calumet High School there; attended Ryder Secretarial School in Chicago
Married: April 25, 1940, to John Smith in Natoma, Kan. He died in 1999
Moved to Kearney in 1945
Activities: 59-year member of First United Methodist Church, taught the Open Circle Sunday school class and the Scripture Searchers Bible study; served as the local and state vice president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and was a member of Iota Sigma, Toastmasters, Sociable Seniors, S.P.I.C.E. and the YMCA
Survivors include: son, J. David of Lathrop, Mo.; and daughter, Stephanie of Kansas City, Mo.; also grandson, Eric Foust of Point Lookout, Mo.; and granddaughter, Robin Rice of Phoenix
Was preceded in death by her husband and a brother
Kearney Hub, 9 October, 2004

STUTHEIT, David T., 57, of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at his home
Memorial services: Sept. 22 in Portland
Cremains to be returned to Kearney later
Born Aug. 9, 1947, in Kearney
Parents: B. F. and Freda (Schulte) Stutheit
Graduated from Kearney High School, 1965, and from Kearney State College, 1970
Married: Aug. 12, 1973, to Marilyn Sehnert
Was employed by the Government Services Administration until retirement
Was a devoted father, an avid outdoorsman, a lover of books and words
Survivors include sons, Peter of Seattle and Jacob of Portland; daughter, Sara of Portland; and sisters, Lorna Johnson of Beatrice, Neb., and Martia Ohme of Gig Harbor, Wash.; also son-in-law, Scott Ballard of Portland; brothers-in-law Bill Johnson of Beatrice and Dick Ohme of Gig Harbor; and nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 6 October, 2004

NELSON, Ginger L., 48, of Kearney, formerly of Holdrege and Cambridge, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church in Holdrege
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer, Holdrege
Born: July 1, 1956, in McCook
Parents: James and Donna (Voiles) Nelson
Survivors include parents of Holdrege; and sister, Sandy Arehart of Loomis
Kearney Hub, 7 October, 2004

NEWKIRK, Robert L. "Bob", 70, of rural Gibbon died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at his home south of Gibbon
Services: Monday, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lowell
Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Norfolk
Mortuary: Godberson, Gibbon/Shelton
Born March 5, 1934, in Norfolk
Parents: Walter and Mattie (Niewohnor) Newkirk
Married: 1958 to LaVern Bates. They later divorced
Married: Oct. 2, 1973, to Janice Robbins Bartek in Kearney
Survivors include: wife; sons, Scott of California, Lance of Stanton, Lonnie of Omaha and Karl of Lincoln; daughters, Robin Sperl of Stanton, Ruth Dinkel of Pierce and Cheryl Skillman of Denton; sister, Donna Herzog of Sioux City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; stepson, Patrick Bartek of Denton; stepdaughter, Nancy Barnett of Lincoln; six stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 8 October, 2004

ROEPKE, Jessica Lynn, 16, of Kearney died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at her home
Services: Saturday at St. Anselm's Catholic Church in Anselmo
Burial: Dale Cemetery near Merna
Mortuary: Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow
Born Feb. 9, 1988, in Norfolk
Parents: Vernon and Jacquelyne (Hempstead) Roepke
Received her education in Burwell, Taylor and Kearney schools
Activities: enjoyed volleyball, FFA, rodeo and CCD; also enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, drawing, and riding in tractors during planting and harvest; was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney
Survivors include: mother and stepfather, Jackie and Doug Welton of Taylor; her father, of North Platte; brothers, Nate of Kearney, Andrew of North Platte and Justin Welton of Elyria; sisters, Becky Hempstead and Tammy Hempstead, both of Kearney, Stephanie Hempstead of Hastings and Chelsey Welton of Elyria; and grandparents, Vaughn and Agnes Hempstead of Anselmo, Dan and Vickie Roepke of Norfolk, Cullen and Delsey Rishel of North Platte and Spike and Betty Welton of Burwell; also several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends
Was preceded in death by her aunts, Vicky Hickenbottom and Tammy Hempstead; and an uncle, Mick Welton
Kearney Hub, 7 October, 2004

ANSBACH, Terry, 57, of Kearney, Neb., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, as a result of a car accident near Indianapolis
Services: Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kearney Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military rites by Kearney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759 and American Legion Post 52
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary, Kearney
Memorials planned to the Humane Society, Holy Cross Lutheran Church or the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department
Born Sept. 25, 1947, in Kearney
Parents: Theodore and Miriam (Olsen) Ansbach
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1965; was in the first class to graduate from the new high school on 35th Street; graduated from Southeast Community College in Milford in 1967 with a degree in diesel technology
Mililtary: Vietnam veteran, U.S. Army's 1st Calvary Division, 1967-1969
Married: May 10, 1969, to Cheryl Brown in Pleasanton, Neb.
Was a truck driver most of his life; was awarded Driver of the Year by BMC Transportation in 1997 and Driver of the Month by the Nebraska Motor Carriers in March 1998
Activities: enjoyed fishing, his grandchildren, NASCAR, home improvement and his car
Survivors include: wife; sons, Craig of Lincoln, Neb., and Corey of Sumner, Neb.; daughter, Carie Damme of Lincoln; and brothers, Dan of Lucerne, Colo., and Reggie of Cudahy, Wis.; also daughters-in-law, Mandy of Lincoln and Cindy of Sumner; son-in-law, Kent Damme of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Kristi of Lucerne and Arlene of Cudahy; grandchildren, Terri, Morgan, Dillon, Drew and McKenzie, all of Sumner, and Blake and Bailey Damme and Kelsey, all of Lincoln; and aunt, VerJean Hubbert of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother
Kearney Hub, 11 October, 2004

SWENSON, Wilma C., 82, of Kearney died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home
Burial of cremains: Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, Wyo.
Born Dec. 25, 1921, in Dunn County, N.D.
Parents: Edwin and Fern (Bayless) Swenson
Survivors include her brother, William of Sacramento, Calif.; and sister, Ruth Ballard of Honolulu, Hawaii
Kearney Hub, 14 October, 2004

DAVIS, Frances, 93, of Ravenna died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ravenna
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City
Mortuary: Rasmussen, Ravenna
Memorials: the Ravenna EMTs or Our Lady of Lourdes church
Born Aug. 29, 1911, in Howard County near Elba
Parents: Stanley and Katie (Otlewski) Schachta
Attended rural schools in Sherman County until the eighth grade; worked on the family farm until she married
Married: 1931 to Waskowiak. He preceded her in death
Married: January 1973, to Frank Davis. He also preceded her in death
Worked at Henningson Foods Inc. for many years, 1950s and 1960s; also ran the Ravenna Sale Barn Cafe
Activities: member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Altar Society in Rockville for many years; enjoyed traveling, dancing, shopping and attending bingo games in surrounding communities; enjoyed working in her garden, was especially proud of her flowers; also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting clothes and afghans for her children and grandchildren
Survivors include her sons, Eugene Waskowiak of Ravenna, Al Waskowiak of Dannebrog and Larry Waskowiak of Johnson; daughters, Dorothy Heisner of Mount Vernon, Mo., and Rose Mary Troth of Pleasanton, Kan.; sisters, Carolyn Sokol and Dorothy Tenski, both of Grand Island, and Lucille Lewandowski of Litchfield; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; stepson, Howard Davis of Ravenna; and stepdaughter, Bonnie Strieder of Ravenna; also daughters-in-law, Marianne Waskowiak of Ravenna and Karen Waskowiak of Johnson; son-in-law, Marty Troth of Pleasanton, Kan.; and brother-in-law, Ray Lewandowski of Litchfield
Was preceded in death by her husbands; a grandson, Christopher Edward Smith; sister, Emily Janulewicz; brother, Isadore Schachta; son-in-law, Darrol Heisner; and a stepson, Roy Davis
Kearney Hub, 12 October, 2004
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