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GREENAMYRE, Doris J., 86, of Sun City, Arizona, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, in Sun City
Services: Tuesday, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Born Sept. 21, 1918, on a farm near Minden, Neb.
Parents: Joseph and Harriet (Fulkerson) Goings
Attending the local one-room school through eighth grade; graduated from Wilcox high school at age 16 in 1934; attended Kearney State Teachers College, graduated in 1938
Taught at Amherst high school
Married: June 1941, to O.D. "Russ" Russell near Keene, Neb. He died in March 1962
Married: April 1964, to Amos Greenamyre
Lived in Amherst, Ravenna, Overton, and Grand Island. Activities: active member in the Methodist Church
Survivors include her husband; son, John Russell of Salt Lake City; and daughter, Mary Jo Ghamedi of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and Kearney; daughter-in-law, Leslie Russell of Grand Island; son-in-law, Mohammed Ghamedi of Dammam and Kearney; nieces, Sharon Strong and Carol Maul, both of Kearney, Virginia Johnson of Cypress, Calif., and Susan Del Pesco of Delaware; grandchildren, Allison, Stephanie, Jennifer, Melanie, Jameli, Yousef, Omar, Maha, Summer, Noor and Kadija; and 13 great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her first husband and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 20 August, 2005

DIVIS, Michael, 48, of Kearney, formerly of Holdrege, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Memorial services: Monday, All Saints Catholic Church, Holdrege
Burial of cremains: Prairie Home Cemetery, Holdrege
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home, Holdrege
Born May 11, 1957, in Holdrege
Parents: Merle and Alice (Voichahoske) Divis
Survivors include his son, Nicholas of Kearney; his father and his wife, Addie, of Holdrege; brothers, Jim of Seward and Jeff of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters, Kathy Zeller of Ogallala, Connie Kielhorn of Irving, Texas, Mary Jo Jones of Holdrege, Cheryl Gustafson of Sutton, Teresa Meier of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Jeanette Nedrig of Holdrege; stepbrother, Larry Tomcak of Hastings; and stepsisters, Charlene Scoville of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Connie Hanna of York
Kearney Hub, 25 August, 2005

HUNNICUTT, David Lee, 44, of Shelton died of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident east of Wood River on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005
Services: Monday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin
Mortuary: Apfel Funeral Home, Grand Island
Memorials designated by the family
Born Nov. 18, 1960 in Oklahoma City
Parents: Glen and Bonnie (Phillips) Hunnicutt
Military: U.S. Army in Oklahoma City, 1979-1982; stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.
Married: April 10, 1983, to Kathy Saathoff in Lincoln
Lived in Calvin, Okla., until 1988; moved to Bloomington; moved to Shelton, 1989, was employed by Watco Sheet Metal; later was employed by Industrial Maintenance & Services in Grand Island
Survivors include his wife; son, Andrew of Shelton; daughter, Ashley of Shelton; father, Glen of Stuart, Okla.; brothers, Frank of Tecumseh, Okla., and John of Keota, Okla.; and sisters Hazel Cothran of Wallston, Okla., Diane Dietz of Harrah, Okla. and Shellie Staut of Asher, Okla.; also sisters-in-law, Pam of Tecumseh and Sheila of Keota; and brothers-in-law, Danny Cothran of Wallston, Jack Dietz of Harrah, and Darren Staut of Asher
Was preceded in death by his mother in 1987
Kearney Hub, 27 August, 2005

ELLIOTT, Emmett Robert, 83, of Kearney died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Countryside Home in Madison
Services: Thursday, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials to St. James Catholic Church or the Alzheimer's unit at Countryside Homes in Madison
Born: Sept. 5, 1921, in Kearney
Parents: Patrick and Johanna (Sexton) Elliott
Grew up in Kearney, graduated from Longfellow High School in 1940
Married: Jan. 20, 1960 to Betty Brisbin in Kearney. She died Aug. 21, 2001
Lived in Kearney, worked for Union Pacific Railroad for 15 years; then farmed and remodeled homes before working for the U.S. Postal Service; was a rural mail carrier for 20 years; retired in 1990. Activities: member of St. James Catholic Church; enjoyed horse racing, sports, music, playing the violin and dancing; started the Jolly Time Dance Club in 1967
Survivors include his son, Shawn of Lincoln; and daughters, Tammy Frick and Mary Roesler, both of Kearney, Johanna Becker of Norfolk and Anne Palser of Central City; also daughter-in-law, Nancy Wynner of Lincoln; sons-in-law, Gene Frick and Alan Roesler, both of Kearney, Neal Becker of Norfolk and Dale Palser of Central City; and grandsons, Ian Roesler of Kearney and Samuel and Elliott Becker of Norfolk
Was preceded in death by his wife; brothers, Patrick Jr., John and James; and sisters, Marie and Josephine
Kearney Hub, 31 August, 2005

MANFULL, Jean, 47, of rural Wood River died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island
Services: Tuesday, United Methodist Church, Shelton
Burial: Shelton Cemetery
Mortuary: Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann of Wood River
Born Oct. 24, 1957, in Grand Island
Parents: Clarence and Aileen (Van Meter) Otto
Attended school in Wood River; graduated from Wood River High School, 1975
Married: April 23, 1976, to David Manfull in Shelton
Graduated from Bahner School of Cosmetology in 1992; lived in Shelton, operated Jean's Daycare; moved to Wood River, owned and operated Country Stylers
Activities: member of the United Methodist Church in Shelton; enjoyed motorcycles, antiques, gardening and attending Tri-City Storm hockey games
Survivors include her husband; sons, Jeremy and Shannon, both of Grand Island; brothers, Ken Otto of Grand Island and John Otto of Kearney; and sisters, Connie Riggs of Olathe, Kan., Bonnie Lundvall of Papillion and Diane Geiger of Grand Island; also daughter-in-law, Molly of Grand Island; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Bill and Nita, and Jim and Pat, all of Gibbon, and Ron of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 29 August, 2005

NAPOLEONI, Delphine, 70, of Kearney died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Mount Carmel Home
Services : Wednesday, Mount Carmel Home Chapel
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel, Kearney
Memorials to Corpus Christi Carmelite Sisters
Born Helen Napoleoni on May 13, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Parents: Armando and Delfina (Lopez) Napoleoni
Entered the Congregation of Corpus Christi Carmelites on Oct. 1, 1955, made her profession of vows on Sept. 15, 1958, and made final vows on Aug. 31, 1963; silver jubilee was celebrated on April 24, 1981, at the convent in Kearney; would have celebrated her golden jubilee in September
Served at Scottsbluff, Nebr., and Gloucester, Mass.; later served as superior in Philadelphia; taught school for five years, specializing in English at the St. Joan of Arc School in Jackson Heights, N.Y. Received her bachelor's degree from Salem State Teacher's College in Massachusetts, master's degree in religious education from Emmanuel College in Boston; served as regional and local superior at the convent in Kearney for several years
Was was involved in baking, packing and shipping altar breads to churches; parish visiting; was director of religious education programs; taught religion at summer schools in various places; and took part in summer Bible school at Mount Carmel; also counseled troubled people
Enjoyed playing the organ for Mass at the chapel and playing the guitar at liturgical functions and celebrations; loved to join the community, especially on Christmas Day when she would lead carol singing for Mount Carmel residents
Survivors include her sisters, Josephine Gombrich of Lakewood, Calif., and Doris Haggerty of Newport Richey, Fla.; also brother-in-law, Donald Haggerty of Newport Richey; four nieces; four nephews; three great-nieces; five great-nephews; and other extended family
Was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers
Kearney Hub, 30 August, 2005

SALINAS, Eduardo Bautista, 30, of Kearney died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005
Services: Friday, Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to the family will be designated later
Born Oct. 10, 1974, in Cd. Valles, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Parents: Juan De La Cruz Bautista Gonzalez and Ma. Matilde Salinas Campuzano
Moved to Kearney in 1990; attended Kearney Catholic High School, graduated in 1995
Activities: member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Survivors include his sons, Miguel Juan Bautista and Ramon Eduardo Bautista, both of Grand Island; his parents; brothers, Raul, Juan Antonio, Agustin, Luciano and Jose Alfredo, all of Kearney; and sisters, Reyna, Matilde and Perlita, all of Cd. Valles, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Kearney Hub, 31 August, 2005

TRIPLETT, Helena E., 93, of Papillion, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Papillion Manor
Services: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or the Make A Wish Foundation
Born Nov. 25, 1911, in Buffalo County
Parents: William and Anna (Flake) Wenzlick
Mother died and her father remarried; was raised by William and Mamie Wenzlick at their farm north of Kearney
Attended Hopewell Grade School; graduated from Kearney High School, 1931
Married: Jan. 14, 1932 to Ivan Triplett. He died in 1980
During World War II, worked at the Ordnance Plant in Grand Island
During the 1940s, with husband, purchased a sand and gravel company; operated Triplett Sand and Gravel Co. for more than 35 years; husband retired in 1975
Also worked as a waitress at Kearney Country Club then at Holiday Inn; retired 1979
Moved to Bellevue in 1997, to Papillion Manor in 2000
Activities: member of St. James Catholic Church in Kearney; joined the Eagles Auxiliary, 1980; served as president in 1986-1987; enjoyed reading, playing cards, sewing and visiting with family and friends
Survivors include her son, Richard of Bellevue; and sisters, Glorene Foster of Kearney and Lois Gearhart of Azusa, Calif.; also daughter-in-law, Kay of Bellevue; grandchildren, Deon of Miami Beach, Fla., Bryce and his wife, Donna, of Bellevue, and Kim Triplett Follmer of Kearney; great-grandson, Beau Follmer and wife, Taylor, of Kearney; great-great grandchildren, Reese and Kyce Follmer, both of Kearney; and many other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; stepmother; brothers, John Wenzlick and Ed Wenzlick; sisters, Margaret Jordan, Gertrude Spears and Evelyn Miles; and great-grandson, Brad Follmer
Kearney Hub, 31 August, 2005

WHALEY, Clara, 74, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died of cancer Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at Covington Heights Healthcare Center
Memorial service: Thursday, Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls
Burial: Viola Cemetery in Lomax, Neb.
Born Aug. 31, 1930, in Billings, Mont.
Parents: Clarance and Myrtle (Vasey) Cummings
Married: Aug. 1, 1948, to Doyle Whaley in Worland, Wyo. He died in 1993
Survivors include her daughters, Jenine Wilhelms of Blue Hill, Neb., Cherlyne Buehler of Sioux Falls; brothers, Jack Cummings of Addy, Wash., and Bob Koch of Hamilton, Mont.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 30 August, 2005

CORNEER, Robert "Bob", 90, of Gunnison, Colorado, formerly of Kearney and Miller, Neb., died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at Gunnison Living Community
Graveside services: Fairmount Cemetery in Denver
Mortuary: LeChot, Gunnison
Born April 24, 1915, in Tekamah, Neb.
Parents: Robert R. Corneer and Pearl E. (McCarty) Corneer
Married: Aug. 18, 1946,to Erma Axtell in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Rochelle Smith of Colorado Springs, Constance Pontasch of Louisville; and four grandchildren.
Kearney Hub, 1 September, 2005

DUNCAN, Dorothy Jean,, 66, of Kearney died of cancer Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials to the Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Fund or the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice Program
Born Nov. 1, 1938, in Alliance
Parents: Harold and Mary (Van Houten) Behm
Grew up near Alliance, attended school there
Married: April 10, 1966, to Franklin Duncan in Kimball. He died on Aug. 13, 1995
Moved to Kearney, 1972; worked as a production worker at Baldwin Manufacturing Co., retired in 1995
Activities: enjoyed cooking and baking "Dorothy's Delights," crafts, keno, and, most of all, being with her family
Survivors include her sons, Harold Timmens and Rob Duncan, both of Clifton, Colo., Keith Duncan of Columbus and Kevin Duncan of Kearney; brothers, Dennis, Dick and Kenny Behm, all of Alliance; sisters, Carolyn Harris and Cathy Garber, both of Alliance; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law Kathy Timmens and Jennifer Duncan, both of Clifton, and Tracy Duncan of Columbus; and friend, Joni Duncan of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Edward Behm; and great-granddaughter, Sara Ellison
Kearney Hub, 2 September, 2005

JENSEN, Helen Kendall, 92, of Ashland, Oregon, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Friday, July 29, 2005, at Ashland Community Hospital.
Services: Ashland, Oregon
Burial of cremains: First United Methodist Church churchyard in Ashland
Born Dec. 5, 1912, in Fremont, Neb.
Parents: Herbert and Ruth (Dryden) Kendall
Lived in Springfield, Mo., Boston, Pittsburgh and Grand Island, Neb.; came to Kearney at age 9; granddaughter of John N. Dryden, for whom Dryden Park is named. Graduated from Kearney High School in 1929 at age 16; worked as city reporter at the Kearney Hub until 1930; enrolled at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln; graduated from Wesleyan with a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1934
Worked for the Farm Security Administration; did graduate work in sociology at the University of Kentucky, was a disaster case worker for the American Red Cross at the time of the 1937 Ohio River flood
Married: 1938, to John Jensen in Kearney. He died in 1965
Taught school for two years, was completing her master's degree in English from the University of Nebraska at Kearney when her husband died
Moved to Vincennes, Ind., and taught English, sociology and speech at Vincennes University for four years; traveled overseas during summers; studied and traveled in several countries; moved to Ashland in Fall 1985
Activities: active in church and P.E.O. chapters; served as docent in museums; volunteered for Meals on Wheels and other organizations
Survivors include her son, John Jr. of Tacoma, Wash.; daughters, Jo Ann Entwistle of Lockport Ill., Kay Maser of Ashland and Ruth of Lincoln; and brother John Kendall of Ann Arbor, Mich.; also granddaughter, Lee Anne Maser of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Kearney Hub, 1 September, 2005

DOBBERSTEIN, James P., 86, of Kearney, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at St. Luke's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kearney
Inurnment: St. Luke's Episcopal Church Columbarium, military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials to the church
Born June 20, 1919, in Phillips County, Kan.
Parents: Albert and Nora (Hodge) Dobberstein
Moved with his family to Kearney, 1933; received education at Kearney Public Schools
Married: June 20, 1941, to Ruth Griffin in Kearney. She preceded him in death
Military: U.S. Army, June 24, 1941 - Oct. 31, 1945; earned the rank of tech 5
Lived in Kearney, worked for Sears for more than 20 years; then worked for Kearney Public Schools until retirement
Activities: member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church; Kearney Elks Lodge 984, was a past exalted ruler; Eagles; Kearney Legion Baseball Association, was a past president; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759, was a past commander; American Legion Post 42, and 40 & 8
Survivors include his daughters, Sheri Boucher of Columbus, Carol Boucher of Dodge and Joyce Larson of Kearney; brothers, Albert and Jack, both of Kearney, Cole of North Platte, Wayne of Denver and Dale of Sun City, Ariz.; sisters, Erma Krueger of Kearney and Irene Leach of Cozad; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also his sons-in-law, Bill Boucher of Columbus, John Boucher of Dodge and Gary Larson of Kearney; sisters-in-law, Delores and Ramona, both of Kearney, Lorene of North Platte, Ce of Denver and Barb of Sun City; and brothers-in-law, Rodney Krueger of Kearney and Paige Leach of Cozad
Was preceded in death by his wife; parents and a brother
Kearney Hub, 6 September, 2005

DAKE, Lois M., 93, of Kearney, formerly of Orleans, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Wednesday, Evangelical Free Church in Orleans
Burial: Orleans Cemetery
Mortuary: Mitchell Funeral Home in Orleans
Born May 16, 1912, north of Stamford
Parents: Samuel and Ethel (Thompson) Coffey
Married: July 27, 1948, to Gerald Dake. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, James of Orleans and Gene of Denver; daughter, Ellen of Kearney; brother Robert Coffey of Orleans; sister Ione Ronin of Lincoln; and four grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 5 September, 2005

GRIMES, Maurice Raymond, 91, of Marble Hill, Missouri, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Services: today at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson
Burial: Mansion Memorial Gardens in Ellenton, Fla.
Born Dec. 17, 1913, in North Bend, Neb.
Parents: Harry and Hazel (Williams) Grimes
Grew up in North Bend and Madison, Neb.; moved with the family to Kearney in 1927; father was a depot agent for Union Pacific
Was a third-generation Union Pacific Railroad employee and was conductor on the Kearney to Stapleton passenger train at the time of his marriage. Married: April 22, 1944, to Dorothy Miller Adams in Stapleton, Neb.
Moved to Kearney in summer 1944; to Gordon, Neb., in 1947; attended Mid West Bible College; served as a lay minister to the Sioux Indians, worked as a carpenter in the Gordon area until July 1963
Returned to Kearney in 1963 after death of father; worked as a machinist and toolmaker; retired 1972
Retired to Palmetto, Fla., in 1972; spent every summer in their camper at Fort Kearny; became year-round residents of Palmetto, 2002;June 2005, they moved to the Marble Hill/Scopus area. lived with their son Riley and his wife Connie
Survivors include his wife; sons, Riley Adams of Marble Hill and Max of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Mary Purdy and Linda Grimes, both of Kearney; brother, Ralph of Bradenton, Fla.; sister, Dorothy Kimler of Kearney; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Connie Adams of Marble Hill and Christie Grimes of Colorado Springs; and son-in-law, Ken Purdy of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 7 September, 2005

CURREY, Viola B., 96, of Ravenna, formerly of Litchfield, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Services: Saturday, Litchfield Christian Church
Burial: Litchfield Cemetery
Mortuary: Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna
Memorials to the church or the Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Born Sept. 22, 1908, in Gresham
Parents: Harry and Clara Bennett
Grew up at Litchfield; graduated from Litchfield High School
Married: Jan. 18, 1936, to Warren Currey. He died June 14, 1988
With husband, farmed in the Litchfield area for many years; moved into Litchfield; moved to Good Samaritan Center in December 1999
Activities: active member of the Litchfield Christian Church for many years
Survivors include her son, Doyle of Silver Spring, Md.; daughters, LeDean Ramsey of Minden and Lina Mae Rector of LaJunta, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; also many other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by her husband; a brother and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 8 September, 2005

HAYES, William P. "Bill", 46, of Kearney died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at his home
Services were Tuesday, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hubbard
Burial: St. Mary's Cemetery in Hubbard
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Born Aug. 11, 1959, in Sioux City, Iowa
Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth (Gormally) Hayes
Survivors include his sons, Samuel and Nathan, both of Kearney; and brother, Robert of Ponca
Kearney Hub, 8 September, 2005

KICKEN, Raymond "Ray" K., 76, of Shelton died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Island
Services: Saturday, Shelton United Methodist Church
Burial of cremains: Hyannis City Cemetery
Mortuary: Kleine Funeral Home in Grand Island
Born: May 9, 1929, in Fairbury Parents: Raymond and Margaret (Klein) Kicken
Married: Nov. 11, 1955, to Enid Dubs in Alliance
Survivors include his wife; son, Gary of Union, Ky.; daughter, Jeanne Pope of Ravenna; brothers, Lucien of Scottsbluff and George of Ainsworth; and sister, Carol Wears of Sidney; also daughter-in-law, Gloria of Union; sisters-in-law, Margaret of Scottsbluff and Delores of Ainsworth; brother-in-law, Jim Wears of Sidney; and granddaughters, Kami and Keri Kicken of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Jylea Pope of Ravenna
Kearney Hub, 9 September, 2005

NICHOLS, William D., 72, of Shelton died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Monday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors
Born Nov. 27, 1932, in Elk Point, S.D.
Memorials: American Cancer Society. Parents: Cecil and Aldith (Murphy) Nichols
Grew up in South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa
Military: U.S. Army Sept. 11, 1950, to June 20, 1952; served during the Korean War
Lived in California
Married: 1977, to Elizabeth Henderson in Kearney
Lived in Ravenna, Grand Island and later in Shelton; worked for Able Constructors
Activities: enjoyed fishing and hunting
Survivors include his wife; sons, William of Charlotte, N.C., Dennis of Bremerton, Wash., Allen of Statesville, N.C., and John of Pace, Fla.; brothers, Gary of Prescott, Ariz. and Steve of Colorado; sisters, Nancy Fogliasso of Anaheim, Calif., Mary Jo Smith of Garden Grove, Calif., and Janice McAfee, of Sacramento, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepsons, Brad Smith of Shelton, Richard Davis of Kearney and Robert Davis of Chicago; and stepdaughters, Betty Joyce Roth of Arlington, Texas, and Katherine McGuire of Maple Valley, Wash.; also daughters-in-law, Darla of Charlotte, Darlene of Statesville and Paula of Pace; sister-in-law, Lynette of Prescott; stepdaughter-in-law, Carol Davis of Kearney; and stepsons-in-law, Dale Roth of Arlington and Stephen McGuire of Maple Valley
Was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 10 September, 2005

SHOMAKER, Lucile M., 83, of Mullen died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen
Services: Saturday, Mullen United Methodist Church
Burial: Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen
Mortuary: Mullen Funeral Home
Memorials: Mullen Ambulance, Pioneer Memorial Rest Home or the Mullen Community Foundation
Born July 25, 1922, in Hordville
Parents: Freeman and Minnie (Land) Larson
Grew up in Central City, received her education at Central City High School
Married: Oct. 18, 1941, to Paul Schmoker in Lincoln
Lived in Kearney and Aurora; had owned and operated Lucy's Variety and Gift Store in Mullen since March 1978
Activities: member of BPOE Does of Kearney and the Mullen Commercial Club, of which she was past president
Survivors include her husband; son, David of Mullen; daughters, Judi Flanagan of Cleveland and Jill Buchfinck of Mullen; sister, Twila Campbell of Central City; three grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren; also son-in-law, Duane Flanagan of Cleveland; and brother-in-law, Dale Campbell of Central City
Was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel; brother, Larry Larson; sisters, Helen Flagle and Shirley Booth; and brothers-in-law, Jim Flagle and Scotty Booth
Kearney Hub, 9 September, 2005

TINSLEY, Gladys M., 93, of Kearney died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at her home
Services: Monday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials designated later
Born May 19, 1912, in Archer
Parents: William and Lena (Rice) Mess
Attended rural schools near Chapman
Married: Sept. 19, 1946, to James Tinsley in Gering. He died June 2, 1989
Lived in Fontana, Calif.; moved to Kearney in 1983; in California, worked at her mother-in-law's chicken ranch
Activities: attended First Baptist Church
Survivors include her sister, Leona Anderson of Kearney; also niece, Dorothy DeLaet of Kearney; nephews, Eugene Fleming of Lincoln and Howard Groff of Pierre, S.D.; and friend and caregiver, Janet Lawver of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers and two sisters
Kearney Hub, 10 September, 2005

ANDERSON, Bryce Oliver, 70, of Johnson Lake died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington
Memorial gathering: Saturday on the shoreline of Bullhead Point at Johnson Lake
Mortuary: Reynolds-Love Funeral Home, Lexington
Memorials: Larry D. Roper Trail at Johnson Lake
Remains be returned to the ocean
Born July 14, 1935, in Palmer
Parents: Oliver and Martha (Yeager) Anderson
Graduate of Chase County High School in Imperial in 1952
Married: 1956 to Loretta Harris
Moved to Kearney in 1960; worked for a time with Anderson Plumbing and Heating and later owned and operated Kearney Electric; was a master electrician and plumber
Later moved to Colorado to be near his daughters; moved to Johnson Lake in the 1990's; went into business with Chuck Tilson, opening Central Nebraska Truss Co.
Activities: enjoyed working, which he considered his "hobby"; enjoyed visiting with people when getting his daily cup of coffee
Survivors include daughters, Debbie of San Diego and Ann Marie Green of Silver Plume, Colo.; brother, Charles of Imperial; sisters, Leola Ridlen of Brighton, Colo., and Colleen Engles of Anaheim, Calif.; and special friend, Lee Etta Winslow of Kearney; also son-in-law, Arnie Green of Silver Plume; grandsons, Aaron Ryan and Austin Tyler Wicht both of San Diego; sister-in-law, Marilyn of Imperial; brother-in-law, Bill Engles of Anaheim; and best friend and business partner, Chuck and Charlene Tilson of Elwood
Was preceded in death by his parents
Kearney Hub, 13 September, 2005

JESS, Tamra Kay "Tammy", 52, of Scotia, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at her home
Memorial services: Friday, First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege
Born July 27, 1953, in Sterling, Kan.
Parents: Bill and Reita (Wright) Anderson
Married: 2000, to her second husband, Rodney Jess
Survivors include her husband; sons, Travis Shafer of Pocatello, Idaho, and Jason Shafer of Kearney; her parents of Holdrege; and two grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 14 September, 2005

LADE, Laurence G., 80, of Lincoln died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at Waverly Care Center in Waverly
Services: Friday, Calvary Lutheran Church in Lincoln
Burial: Lincoln Memorial Park, with military honors
Mortuary: Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home
Memorial has been established
Born March 13, 1925, in Kearney
Parents: Louis and Wilhelmina (Peterson) Lade
Military: U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II, retired Civil Service and National Guard
Survivors include his daughters, Linda Bingham of Ogallala and Marilyn Pfeiffer of Waverly; and sisters, Margaret Day of Hanford, Calif., and Arlene Pickering of Lincoln; also sons-in-law, Harold Bingham of Ogallala and Allan Pfeiffer of Waverly; grandchildren and spouses, Angela and husband Kyle Hulinsky of Brule, Jennifer and husband Dan Nelson of Holdrege, Cameron and wife Danielle Bingham of Montrose, Colo., Valerie and husband David Cooper and Bradley Pfeiffer, all of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Victoria Cooper and Oktober Cooper, both of Waverly, Calin Nelson and Sara Nelson, both of Holdrege, and Parker Bingham of Montrose; and brother-in-law, Harold Pickering of Lincoln
Was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Harold, and a sister, Nola
Kearney Hub, 14 September, 2005

RAMIREZ, Jennifer M. Ramirez, 34, of Kearney died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, in Kearney
Services: Saturday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary
Born Aug. 29, 1971, in North Platte, to Antonio and Andrea (Carrizales) Cardenas
Survivors include her sons, Vicente and David Foadau, both of Kearney; daughter, Audrianna Hoffman of Oxford; father, of Little Rock, Ark.; mother, of Kearney; brother, Patrick Cardenas of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters, Ophelia Cardenas and Anna Cardenas, both of Kearney, and Rachel Cardenas of Topeka, Kan.; grandfather, Julio Carrizales of North Platte; and grandmother, Manuela Cardenas of North Platte
Kearney Hub, 16 September, 2005

CHRAMOSTA, Glenn L., 70, of Lincoln died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at his home
Memorial services: later
Memorials: American Cancer Society
Born Oct. 10, 1934, in Ravenna
Parents: Charles and Gladys Chramosta
Attended school in Ravenna
Military: U.S. Air Force
Worked in grocery businesses in Ravenna and Loup City, quality control at the Army ammunition plant in Grand Island, freight traffic control at Miller & Payne in Grand Island and Lincoln, Dillard's in Lincoln and Isco in Lincoln until he retired
Survivors include his wife, Virginia; sons, LaVergne of Lincoln, Jeff of Oceanside, Calif. and Terry of Omaha; brother, Gary of Kearney; and sister, Charlotte Crile of Ontario, Calif.; also daughter-in-law, Leticia of Oceanside
Kearney Hub, 16 September, 2005

SEHNERT, Lois, 81, of Kearney died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at Ravenna Good Samaritan Center in Ravenna
Memorial services: Monday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kearney
Burial of cremains: church columbarium
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: St. Luke's Episcopal Church or the Ravenna Good Samaritan Home
Born July 26, 1924, in American Falls, Idaho
Parents: Bjorn and Rhea (Fifield) Kiilsgaard
Father died shortly after her birth; mother later married Martin Bray
Graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, 1942; graduated from the Spokane School of Business
Married: Oct. 13, 1945, to Robert Sehnert in Spokane, Wash. He died in 1989
Moved to Kearney in 1966, and with husband, opened the first of several Sehnert Bakeries in town; sold the business in 1984, retired to Orlando; after husband's death, returned to live in Kearney
Activities: member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church; was involved in children's ministries; loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; enjoyed arts and crafts and being outdoors
Survivors include son, F.M. (Rick) of Orlando, Fla.; daughters, Jan Paxson of Gibbon and Marilyn DeVries of Palmer, Alaska; brother, Dick Bray of Aumsville, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Tom Paxson of Gibbon and John DeVries of Palmer; and daughter-in-law, Roberta Sehnert of Orlando; was a special great-grandmother to the children of Bruce and Karrie Schoenefeld of Kearney
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Bob Kiilsgaard
Kearney Hub, 17 September, 2005

WISEMAN, Frances M., 80, of Greenville, Texas, formerly of Sumner, Neb., died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, in Greenville
Services: Saturday, Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney, Neb.
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Memorials: designated by the family
Born June 30, 1925, in Sherman County, Neb.
Parents: Louis and Katherine (Hervert) Psota
Educated in Ravenna rural schools, graduated from Ravenna High School in 1942
Married: July 27, 1944, to Robert Wiseman in Tallahassee, Fla. He died Aug. 22, 1999
Lived in Kearney, November 1945 - January 1950; moved to Sumner, where husband was employed by Dawson County Public Power District
Activities: member of First Baptist Church
Survivors include sons, Ron of Dallas and Roger of Nolensville, Tenn.; daughters, Jan Ruegnitz of Emory and Nancy Walker of Hattiesburg, Miss.; sisters, Bess Cronin of Ravenna, Neb., Clara Mae Ewer of Aberdeen, S.D., Joyce Wink of Kearney and Wilma Keaschall of Ravenna; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also daughters-in-law, Carol of Dallas and Deborah of Nolensville; and sons-in-law, Bill Ruegnitz of Emory and Grant Walker of Hattiesburg
Was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Jack Psota, and a grandson, Ryan Lee Wiseman
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DANNULL, Rita R., 49, of rural Loomis died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Services: Monday, Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery in Holdrege
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer, Holdrege
A memorial has been established
Born Dec. 14, 1955, in Holdrege
Parents: Dean and Rosie (Magill) Leopold. Was baptized at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Funk; attended Loomis Public Schools, graduated in 1974
Married: Sept. 21, 1974, to Ronald Dannull in Phelps County
Made their home in Arkansas, Alaska and Maine following Ron's military career
Moved to Kearney, 1991; enrolled at Central Community College at the Grand Island campus, graduated May 7, 1994, with a degree in medical technology; was employed by Barney Insurance Company in Kearney; retired because of ill health
Was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, continued to battle the disease for the past 20 years
Activities: member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney; loved sewing and crafts; also loved baking, even taking time to prepare snacks for the medical staff during her treatments; enjoyed spending time with her family, taking special pride in her children and grandchildren
Survivors include sons, Matt of Henderson and Mike of Omaha; daughter, Kim Wedige of Little Rock, Ark.; her parents of Loomis; brothers, Randy Leopold of Kearney and Brad Leopold of Funk; and sister, Brenda Denich of Omaha; also daughter-in-law, Jill of Henderson; son-in-law, James Wedige of Little Rock; grandchildren, Natayah, Taryn and Teagan Wedige and Cailey and Cole Dannull; sisters-in-law, Carol Leopold of Kearney and Crystal Leopold of Funk; brother-in-law, Tom Denich of Omaha; nieces and nephews, Mackenzie, Nick and Ben Denich, Cody and Tyler Leopold and Brielle Leopold; a host of other relatives and friends
Was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Goldie Magill and Wray and Bertha Leopold
Kearney Hub, 17 September, 2005

JOHNSON, Marian, 79, of 4616 Pony Express Road died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at her home
Memorial services: later
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Memorials: Buffalo County Historical Society
Born May 27, 1926, in Selby, S.D.
Parents: Paul and Agnes (Holter) Dettman
Was valedictorian of Selby High School in 1944; graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., in 1950 with a BME degree
Married: Aug. 31, 1950, to Halvin Johnson in Selby. He died in 1994
Was a public school music teacher in Mitchell in 1949; in Westfield, Iowa, in 1955; in Sioux Falls in 1953 and again from 1959-1964; and in Gibbon from 1969-1974; was the director/curator for the Frank House at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1974-1990; past member of the Advisory Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Preservation Board of the Nebraska State Historical Society; a UNK Elderhostel Lecturer at Pioneer Village in Minden; was past president of the Buffalo County Historical Society
Activities: member of P.E.O., Monday Book Club, Fort Kearny Genealogical Society, UNK Faculty Wives and Golden K Kiwanis; wrote articles for Buffalo Tales, the publication of the Buffalo County Historical Society; Buffalo County Bicentennial chairman, 1976; was an antique collector since 1950, taught classes on antiques through the high school in Kearney and Minden
Hobbies included reading, genealogy, antiques, walking, birding and travel
Survivors include her son, Mike of Glendale, Ariz.; daughter, Patricia of Smyrna, Tenn.; brother, Robert Dettman of St. James, Minn.; sister, Virginia Dettman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; also daughter-in-law, Gayle of Glendale; and sister-in-law, Melba Dettman of St. James
Was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Gayle
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2005

MARHOFER, Aloysius "Ollie" Paul, 69, of Kearney died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Miriam, Mich.
Burial: St. Mary Cemetery
Mortuary: Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Belding, Mich.
Born Jan. 24, 1936, in Belding
Parents: Anthony and Mary (Gondolf) Marhofer
Married: May 11, 1963, to Judith Taggart. She died in 1999
Married: Mary Modlin
Survivors include his wife; son, Paul of Ionia, Mich.; daughters, Teresa of Mullikan, Mich., Susan of Meridian, Idaho, and Ann Beltnick of Ithaca, Mich.; brother, Peter of Belding; sisters, Agnes Gasper of Grattan, Mich., and Anna Harris of Lansing, Mich.; eight grandchildren; stepsons, Richard Hall and John Hall, both of Nebraska, and Mike Hall of Rhode Island
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2005

STIDD, Richard, 73, of Kearney died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at his home
Services: Washington Park Cemetery in Indianapolis
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner, Kearney, in charge of local arrangements
Born Oct. 4, 1931, in Indianapolis
Parents: Vernon and Arvilla (Dove) Stidd
Married: Feb. 4, 1956, to Lois Carman in Indianapolis
Survivors include his wife; son, Larry of Indianapolis; brother, Maurice of Indianapolis; sisters, Jackie Decker of Indianapolis, Christine Spicer of Marion, Ind., and Uldean Pelley of Gasport, Ind.; and two grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2005

DOUGLAS, Millie, 82, of Garden City, Kansas, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City
Services: Thursday, St. Mary Catholic Church in Garden City
Burial: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City
Mortuary: Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City
Born Aug. 30, 1923, in Holcomb
Parents: Frank and Elizabeth (Urban) Meier
Married: Dec. 30, 1954, to Alvin Douglas in Garden City. He died June 15, 1972
Survivors include her daughter, Pam Hill of Garden City; sisters, Veronica Schreibvogel, Philomena Witman, Lasta Schreibvogel and Geraldine Stoecklein, all of Garden City; and four grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2005

JOHNSON, Franklin L., 84, of Kearney died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice, First United Methodist Church or the donor's choice
Born Dec. 5, 1920, near Newark
Parents: C. J. and Elizabeth (Christensen) Johnson
Was educated at Olive Branch and Newark schools, graduated from Kearney High School in 1938; earned a degree in education from Hastings College
Married: 1948, to Ellen Dallas in Lexington
Military: U.S. Navy
Was a farmer
Activities: enjoyed athletics, especially baseball; enjoyed being a part of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren; lifelong member of the Methodist Church
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Ann Strand of Venango, Kathy Nielsen of Fort Myers, Fla., Martha Johnson of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Laurie Shroyer of Tijeras, N.M.; and eight grandchildren; also sons-in-law, Gerald Strand of Venango, Tom Nielsen of Fort Myers and Barry Shroyer of Tijeras
Was preceded in death by a son, his parents, three brothers and a sister
Kearney Hub, 22 September, 2005

MURPHY, William Clifton "Pat", 85, of Jefferson City, Missouri, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at his home
Services: Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City
Burial: Riverview Cemetery
Mortuary: Houser-Millard Funeral Directors-Jefferson City Chapel
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church
Born Jan. 10, 1920, in Owensville, Missouri
Parents: William and Mamie (Tayloe) Murphy
Attended Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo., and Carlinville College in Carlinville, Ill.
Married: June 17, 1950, to Dorothy State in Grinnell, Iowa. She died Nov. 10, 2004
Worked for General Telephone Co. in Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, 1945-1965; served in almost every capacity within the company, from lineman-repairman to general manager; from 1965-1968, owned and operated Triangle Telephone Co. in Dixon; was appointed by Gov. Christopher Bond in 1973 and again in 1981 to serve as commissioner of the Missouri State Water Patrol
Activities: president of Kearney (Neb.) Kiwanis Club; a director of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce; director of Rotary Club and co-chairman of the chamber of commerce in Grinnell; president of the Lions Club and chamber of commerce in Dixon; and was a director of the Cosmopolitan Club and Memorial Community Hospital, both in Jefferson City; was also director of the Missouri Telephone Association; member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City
Survivors include son, Larry of Dixon; daughters, Jean Hoerschgen of Jefferson City and Joan Smith of Franklin, Tenn.; and brother, Robert of Longmont, Colo.; also daughter-in-law, Diane of Dixon; sons-in-law, David Hoerschgen of Jefferson City and Neal Smith of Franklin; sister-in-law, Inez of Longmont; grandchildren, Rhonda Stewart, Allison Hoerschgen, Nathan Hoerschgen, Amanda Smith, Erin Smith, Billy, Mike and Matt,; and a great-grandson, Daniel Stewart
Was preceded in death by a sister, June Montague
Kearney Hub, xx September, 2005

PARMAN, Claude W., 93, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, in Oklahoma City
Memorial services: Oct. 2 in Oklahoma City
Mortuary: Vondel L. Smith, Oklahoma City
Born Aug. 20, 1912, in New Hampton, Mo.
Parents: Porter and Addie (Clouse) Parman
Was a member of the Kearney Fraternal Order of Eagles
Survivors include his son, Jim of Pueblo, Colo.; daughters, Ruby Anne Vendemeer of Oklahoma City and Claudine McDowell of Albany, Mo.
Was preceded in death by his wife, Gwen, in 1995
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2005

SCHULTZ, Elizabeth "Betty" Alice, 90, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in Cottonwood
Services: Sept. 20 in Sedona
Mortuary: Greer's Mortuary in Sedona
Born June 17, 1915, in Omaha, Neb.
Parents: Floyd and Alice Reed
Grew up in Hastings, earned a teaching certificate from Hastings College; became an accomplished pianist and oil painter
Married: 1935, to Dale Schultz in Hastings, Neb.; earlier this year, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary
With husband, owned and operated Schultz Hardware in Kearney, 1938-1964
Was a secretary for the Isotopes Committee at the University of Colorado, worked with internationally distinguished colleagues as an administrative assistant and monographs editor at the University of Denver's Graduate School in International Studies
Survivors include her husband; sons, Randy of Durango, Colo., and Jon of Galveston, Texas; also daughter-in-law, Suzette of Galveston; grandchildren, Jeff of Austin, Texas, and Marc and wife, Kristina, of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Elizabeth Schultz
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2005

HULLINGER, Robert "Bob", 65, of Kearney died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Memorial services: Friday, Grace Chapel in Scottsbluff
Burial of cremains: Bayard Cemetery. Memorials to the Huntington's Society Foundation
Born Dec. 16, 1939, in Alliance
Parents: Leo and Gladys (Snyder) Hullinger
Married: Feb. 3, 1962, to Rose Weinmeister
Survivors include sons, Tim of Westminster, Colo., Rick of Omaha, Mike of Littleton, Colo., and Greg of Kearney; daughter, Barb Wayman of Kearney; brothers, Leo of Auburn, Wash., and Eugene of Gering; sisters, Mary Zitterkoph of Vancouver, Wash., Dorothy Weiman of Kent, Wash., and Loretta Wilson of Gering; 11 grandchildren; and ex-wife, Rose of Kearney
Was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Don
Kearney Hub, 22 September, 2005

FLESNER, Harry A., 86, of Kearney died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Grand Island
Services: Monday, First Baptist Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery, military honors
Mortuary: Horner-Lieske-Horner
Memorials to First Baptist Church
Born March 19, 1919, in Wilcox
Parents: Reipke and Gasina (Eilers) Flesner
Received his schooling in rural schools near Wilcox
Military: U.S. Army Nov. 26, 1941-Feb. 3, 1945; served as a sergeant in Company B of the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment known as "The Spearhead Doughboys;" was involved in the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach; injured July 13, 1944, at St. Lo, France received the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star
Married: Feb. 3, 1948, to Dorothy Berggren in Minden. She died Feb. 27, 1996
Moved to Kearney in 1953; was employed as an automobile salesman for Dick Hill Ford dealership and later for Stan's Auto Sales
Activities: member of First Baptist Church, served as a deacon and a moderator, was on the board of trustees; lifetime member of VFW Post 759, American Legion Post 52 and the Disabled American Veterans
Survivors include: son, Tim of Lansing, Mich.; daughters, SuEllen Sipes of Blue Springs, Mo., and June Gerritsen of Kearney; sisters, Angie Fisher of Denver and Marie Hoffman of California; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; also son-in-law, Larry Sipes of Blue Springs
Was preceded in death by his wife, four brothers, four sisters and a great-granddaughter
Kearney Hub, 24 September, 2005

BLAIR, Frieda Lorraine, 85, of Portland, Oregon, formerly of Amherst, Neb., died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, in Portland
Graveside services: Monday, St. James Acres Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash.
Mortuary: Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, Vancouver
Memorials: donor's choice
Born: born Sept. 1, 1920, in Amherst
Parents: Henry and Mary (Ludwig) Harmoney
Married: Stephen Blair in 1945. He died in 1972
Was a longtime resident of Clark County in Washington; worked at the State School for the Deaf and retired in 1984; was a dedicated mother, an avid gardener, a homemaker and a devout family person
Survivors include: son, Kevin of Vancouver; daughters, Patty Larson of Olympia, Wash., Bonnie Michel of Lakewood, Colo., Mary Effinger of Rockaway Beach, Kathy Blair Adams of Colton and Vickie Blair of Portland; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; also her caregiver, Silvia Tudorache
Was preceded in death by her husband; son, Kyle, in 1991; brother, Ivan; and sisters, Margaret and Dorothy
Kearney Hub, 24 September, 2005

VOGT, Harold, 87, of Ravenna died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Monday, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ravenna
Burial: Highland Park Cemetery, Ravenna
Mortuary: Rasmussen in Ravenna
Born April 11, 1918, in Buffalo County
Parents: George and Bertha (Kutz) Vogt
Married: Jan. 13, 1944, to Maxine Kirschner in Fort Carson, Colo.
Military: U.S. Army, in Germany and the Philippines during World War II
Farmed north of Miller, moved to Ravenna, 1958
Was employed by the Ordnance Plant, Grand Island; worked as an auto mechanic for many years
Survivors include his wife; sons, Ron and Larry, both of Ravenna; daughters, Karen of Kearney, Bonnie Konert of Columbus, Connie Corbin of Ravenna and Sherry Graczyk of Miller; brother, Arthur of Ravenna; and sisters, Ethel Prochaska of Ravenna and Irene O'Meara of Grand Island; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren; also daughter-in-law, Cheryl of Ravenna; and sons-in-law, Jerry Konert of Columbus, Mel Corbin of Ravenna and James Graczyk of Miller
Was preceded in death by a son, Gerald; his parents; and four brothers
Kearney Hub, 24 September, 2005
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