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ARROWSMITH, Connie B., 71, of Kearney died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at her home
Graveside memorial services: October 11 at Atkinson Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Sept. 4, 1940, in Hastings
Parents: Raymer and Ruth (White) Funk
Married: May 13, 1961, she married Rex Arrowsmith
Survivors include her daughter, Terri Lynn Moorman and her husband, Mark, of Kearney; son, Roger Arrowsmith and his wife, Deb, of Brandon, S.D.; brothers, Richard Funk of Omaha and Craig Funk and his wife, Cherie, of Atkinson; grandchildren, Kayti Gordon and her husband, Dennis, of Kearney, Tyler Craven of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jeff Frerichs and his wife, Elizabeth, Adam Frerichs and his wife, McKenzie, Spencer Arrowsmith and Trevor Arrowsmith; and great-grandson, Carter Frerichs
Graduated from Atkinson-West Holt High School, 1956; attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha Medical Center and earned her degree as a registered nurse; worked for a number of years at Rock County Hospital in Bassett
Activities: enjoyed her cats and her flower gardens and was also an avid reader
Was preceded in death by her parents
Kearney Hub, 8 October, 2011

ATKINS, Mary Alice, 90, of Kearney, formerly of Halsey, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Saturday, United Church of Christ in Purdum
Burial: Purdum Cemetery
Mortuary: Govier Bros. in Broken Bow
Born: July 12, 1921, at Callaway
Parents: Walter and Maude (Manion) Brittan
Married: June 24, 1942, she to Roy Atkins. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Larry of Grand Junction, Colo., and Alan of Halsey; daughters, Sharon Davis and Sandra Brown, both of Des Moines, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 20 September, 2011

BAILEY, Mavis J., 73, of Gibbon died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Friday at Faith United Church in Gibbon
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson of Gibbon/Shelton
Born Sept. 18, 1938, in Loup City
Parents: Alfred and Adelaine (Enevoldsen) Bals
Married: Aug. 23, 1959, to George Bailey Jr.
Survivors include her husband; son, Dan and his wife, Shannon, of Omaha; daughters, Amy Himle of Aurora, Colo., and Jenith Boucher and her husband, Blaine, of Lincoln; and six grandchildren
Grew up in Gibbon; graduated from Gibbon High School in 1956; graduated from Kearney State College, 1959
After marriage, lived in Long Beach, Calif., where husband was stationed in the U.S. Navy; she became a legal secretary; returned to Gibbon, 1961, lived on a farm east of Gibbon
Taught business and English at Gibbon High School, was a legal secretary in Kearney, and Faith United Church secretary; became the secretary to the secondary principal at Gibbon High School when her youngest child entered school, retired in 1999 after 23 years
Activities: member Faith United Church, played piano for Saturday evening services; member of PEO and bridge clubs in Gibbon; enjoyed enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends
Was preceded in death by her parents
Memorials: the church or the donor's choice
Kearney Hub, 28 September, 2011

BOYLE, Bernard Francis "Bernie", 78, of Kearney died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Bethany Home in Minden
Celebration of life: Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger
Born June 18, 1933, on a small homestead just north of Hershey
Parents: Clement and Bertha (Fry) Boyle
Married in 1957
Survivors include his sons, Todd Boyle and his wife, Nancy, of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Jeffrey Boyle and his wife, Suzanne, of Phoenix; grandchildren, Sean, Sarah, Marissa and Elise Taylor; and brother, John Boyle of Elwood
Grew up on the family farm in the Sandhills; enjoyed both sports and time spent in the rodeo arena; graduated from Hershey High School in 1951
Military: U.S. Army, 1953 -1955
Attended Kearney State Teachers College, competed in collegiate football and earned his bachelor of arts degree in education in 1961 Taught and coached football at Nebraska Boys training school, now called the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center; was employed at West Pharmaceutical Co. for 26 years, was plant personnel manager
Was the recipient of a donor kidney on Nov. 30, 1998., and made it his mission to educate fellow Nebraskans of the need for organ donation, speaking at schools and service groups throughout the Platte Valley area; also coordinated fund raisers for kidney transplant support and research
Activities: was involved in Kearney Little League and Senior League Baseball and youth golf. He was a loyal Loper supporter, including football, basketball and recently women's volleyball; was a Big Red football fan; lifelong member of St. James Catholic Church; was involved and supported many of the charitable endeavors of Kearney, including United Way, Optimist International, the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, Red Cross, Little League Baseball and Thanksgiving Day dinner deliveries
Was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dan Boyle
Memorials: Nebraska or UNK School of Nursing Boyle Family Scholarship
Kearney Hub, 8 October, 2011

BROWN, Wayne H., 97, of Lexington, formerly of Pleasanton, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington
Services: Thursday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney
Burial: Pleasanton Cemetery with military honors
Born Sept. 20, 1914, in Arapahoe
Parents: Bertie and Gladys (Horn) Brown
Married: April 23, 1942, to Phyllis Rankin in McCook. She died in 1992
Survivors include his sons, Jerry Brown and his wife, Vivian, and Roger Brown, all of Lexington; daughter, Nancy Pace and her husband, George, of Falls City; grandchildren, Timarree Jorgensen and her husband, Jeff, of Cornelius, N.C., Jeremy Brown and his wife, Amy, of Holmen, Wis., Angela Miller and her husband, Ryan, of Anselmo, Alyce Brown of Lincoln, Constance Sorensen of St. Joseph, Mo., and Kenneth Brown of Falls City; great-grandchildren, Davis and Sawyer Jorgensen, Matthew, Jackson and Emma Brown, Cole, Lucas and Alivia Miller and Dominick and James Sorensen; sister, Verna Sandman of Wauneta; sister-in-law, Doris Brown of Elm Creek; and many nieces and nephews
Attended country school near Wauneta, then did ranch and farm work in the area
Military: U.S. Army Air Corps, 1941-1943; veteran of World War II
Farmed in the Wauneta area; moved to Miller, 1948, farmed and ranched; moved to Pleasanton and farmed until 1964; then worked for the Buffalo County Roads Department; retired in 1979; moved to Lexington in 2001
Activities: loved farming and livestock, especially horses; loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; enjoyed many road trips with his son, Roger
Was preceded in death by his brother, Wilbur Brown; and sisters, Dorothy Ingold, Merideth Tuxhorn-Leavitt and Esther Lovitt-Lippincott
Memorials: Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or Lexington Regional Health Center Hospice Program
Kearney Hub, 5 October, 2011

CARR, Maurice "Red" A., 87, of Kearney died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Monday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services, with military honors
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Born March 13, 1924, on his parents' farm near Allen
Parents: Everett and Iva A. (Allen) Carr
Married: Dec. 28, 1947, to Norma G. Ellis. Survivors include his wife; daughters, Debra Colvert and her husband, Jerry, of Kearney and Jenell Landry and her husband, Jim, of Colchester, Vt.; sons, Larry Carr and his wife, Linda, of Wayne and Richard Carr of Coleridge; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Loren Carr and his wife, Betty, of Allen and James Carr and his wife, Charlene, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; and sisters, Verna Dunsmore of Wakefield, Lucille Chapel of Cincinnati, Velma Cohen of Las Vegas, Wilma Money of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Pauline Kjer and her husband, Bill, of Lincoln
Was raised on the farm, attended school in Allen, graduated from high school in 1941
Military: U.S. Army infantry, May 27, 1944 - June 16, 1946
Returned to Allen and married Norma; lived in Allen, started the Red Carr farm implement dealership and moved to Wayne in 1971; owned the dealership until retiring in 1989
Activities: member of the American Legion and VFW posts in Allen
Was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Phyllis Fegley
Kearney Hub, 7 October, 2011

CHASE, Irdell Dona, 88, of Lexington died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Lexington Regional Health Center
Graveside services: Monday, Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington
Mortuary: Reynolds-Love in Lexington
Was born Dona Irdell on Feb. 23, 1923 near Cat Creek in Custer County
Parents: Raphael and Amanda (Schmidt) Chartraw
Married: May 26, 1944, to Harold Chase in Broken Bow
Survivors include her husband; daughter, Barbara of Lexington; and brother, Eugene Chartraw of Ansley. Kearney Hub, 24 September, 2011

DORN, Justin, 38, of Kearney died of Hodgkin's lymphoma Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Services: Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Kearney
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger in Kearney
Born June 12, 1973, in Alma
Parents: Gale Dorn and Kris (Watermeier) Grier
Married: Aug. 10, 2002, to Jessica Parr in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; sons, Caleb and Callen Dorn, both of Kearney; father, Gale Dorn of Alma; mother, Kris Grier and her husband, Jim, of Holdrege; stepfather, Gary Wheeler of Republican City; brother, Joel Wheeler and fiancée Lisa of Kearney; brother, Jerod and friend Amber of Kansas City, Kan.; sister, Jessica Vickers and her husband, Kevin, of Kearney; grandmothers, Donna Watermeier of Lincoln and May Dorn of Alma; and stepgrandmother, Phyllis Gaston of Norman
Grew up in Alma, received his education from Alma High School, graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor's degree
After marriage, lived in Kearney, was employed by Charter Communications
Activities: member of First Lutheran Church of Kearney, Kearney Noon Rotary and Kearney Chamber of Commerce; He loved to be outdoors, whether on his boat, in his Jeep, or hunting and fishing
Battled Hodgkins lymphoma for 2½ years, kept a positive attitude
Was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Dale Watermeier and George Dorn; and stepmother, Joan Dorn
Kearney Hub, 11 October, 2011

FANKELL, Evelyn L., 92, of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville
Services: Friday, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Jan. 3, 1919, in Wilcox, Neb.
Parents: Henry and Gesina (Johnson) Riefesel
Married: April 3, 1937, to Herbert Fankell in Elm Creek, Neb. He died Sept. 2, 2007
Survivors include her daughter, Marilyn Fankell-Nelson of Nashville; grandsons, Richie Nelson and his wife, Laurie, of Brentwood and Kevin Nelson and his wife, Carla, of Nashville; great-grandchildren, Brittany Nelson and Matthew Nelson, both of Brentwood, and Audrey Nelson of Nashville; and sister, Gladys Henderson of Kearney
Received her education in Wilcox
After marriage, lived in Elm Creek, Minden, Axtell and Denver; moved to Kearney in 1968, was employed at the J.C. Penney store for 22 years, retired in 1981; moved in 2008 to Nashville to live with her daughter, Marilyn
Activities: member of First United Methodist Church
Was preceded in death by her husband; son, Roger, on Jan. 15, 2008, and son-in-law, Gary, in 1997
Memorials: breast cancer or brain cancer research
Kearney Hub, 19 October, 2011

FITCH, M.H. "Doc", 92, of Kearney died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Reception with the family present: Friday at Prairie View Gardens
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born March 26, 1919, in Genoa
Parents: Leonard and Viola (Moses) Fitch
Married: May 4, 1941, to Ruth Wilson in Blair. She preceded him in death
Survivors include his sons, Richard Fitch and his wife, Lois, of O'Neill and Randy Fitch and his wife, Linda, of Lincoln; granddaughters and their husbands, Melissa and Gary Presser of Kearney, Kami and Gene Faust of La Vista, Stephanie and Shane Bunner of Ewing and Christine and Jeff Wilson of Pheba, Miss.; grandsons and their wives, Richard and Cammi Fitch of Lincoln and Bryan and Ronda Fitch of Waxahachie, Texas; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews
Graduated from Benson High School in Omaha in 1937; attended Creighton University in Omaha
Military: joined U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, served as a bombardier instructor
Attended Southern School of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn., graduated in 1947; moved to Kearney and worked as an optometrist; retired in 1989
Activities: member of First Presbyterian Church; Masons; Shriner's; Elks Lodge 984; 40 and 8; and American Legion Post 52; at the time of his death, was the oldest living member of Kearney Country Club; was a loyal supporter of the University of Nebraska at Kearney women's athletics, especially the Loper volleyball team; was an avid golfer and bowler before retirement
Was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers
Memorials: University of Nebraska at Kearney Foundation Volleyball Fund
Kearney Hub, 5 October, 2011

FUESTMAN, Genevieve M. "Genny", 83, of Amherst died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at The Good Samaritan Society in Wood River
Services: Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born July 15, 1928, in Sumner
Parents: Roland F. and Mayme T. (Anderson) Rohde
Married: May 18, 1946, to Dale Fuestman in Smith Center, Kan.
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Kay Nuttelman and her husband, Gary, of Bertrand, Janet Riessland and her husband, Roger, of Amherst and Jill Riessland and her husband, Randy, of Grand Island; sister, Elaine Burr of Gibbon; brother, Glenn Rohde and his wife, Jo, of Sumner; grandchildren and spouses, Monica and Scott Snider of Aurora, Sarah and Chad Buckendahl of Las Vegas, Brian and Andrea Riessland of Amherst, Kevin Riessland of Lincoln, Megan and Nic Fryda of Kearney and Greg Riessland of Grand Island; and great-grandchildren, Victoria Snider of Aurora, Rebecca Snider of Holbrook, Coltan, Hayley and Riley Riessland of Amherst and Paige Fryda of Kearney
Graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1945
Activities: devoted member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Amherst, active in the Ladies Aid and the Altar Guild
Was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers
Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church
Kearney Hub, 18 October, 2011

GIBSON, Ardis Estille "Gracie", 95, of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege
Services: Monday, St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Holdrege
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Born June 26, 1916, in Beaver City
Parents: Rosswell and Tillie E. (Wolfe) Shellenbarger
Married: July 15, 1937, to Noel W. "Hoot" Gibson. He died July 13, 2004
Survivors include her brother-in-law, Duane Gibson and his wife, Carol, of Holdrege; a host of nieces and nephews, many of whom thought of her as Grandma; and other relatives and friends
Was the seventh of eight children in her family; was baptized at First Christian Church in Kearney in 1957; received her education from Beaver City, graduated from Beaver City High School
Lived in Omaha, was employed by Brandeis Department Store
After marriage, lived in Minnesota and California; returned to Nebraska and settled in Kearney
Was employed as a bookkeeper at Baldwin's, Caldwell's and Hirschfeld's throughout her working career
Activities: member of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Holdrege; member of the Eagles Auxiliary, and served as president; past member of the American Legion Auxiliary; was a passionate follower of Nebraska football, attended most of the Nebraska away games and all of the home games at Lincoln
Was preceded in death by her husband; son Larry Lee at 6 months; parents, three brothers and four sisters
Memorials: St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Holdrege
Kearney Hub, 29 September, 2011

GOLDENSTEIN, Gary L., 58, of Aurora, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Aurora
Memorial services: Thursday, October 13, O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney
Burial: later
Born Jan. 1, 1953, in Hastings, Neb.
Parents: Robert and Melva (Krabel) Goldenstein
Survivors include his wife, Christine Claudio-Schoenhals of Aurora; daughters, Sara Santarelli and her husband, Troy, of Grand Island, Neb., and Kimberly Kussisto of Aurora; his mother, Melva Goldenstein of Kearney; sister, Kay Doty of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Obadiah Joe Gish and Isabella Rose Gish of Grand Island; nieces, Chandra Hodges of Omaha and Erin and Cassie Allen of Omaha; and friends, Arnold Ring and Mary Stevenson of Kearney and Chris Klados of Aurora
Grew up in Hastings, graduated from Hastings High School
Military: U.S. Navy, veteran of the Vietnam War
His wife of 10 years, Christine Claudio, lives in Aurora
Lived in Kearney, Hastings and Lincoln areas in Nebraska as well as Aurora
Activities: member of Queen of Peace in Aurora; loved to fish and hunt, member of the NRA and Aurora Gun Club in Aurora
Was preceded in death by his father, Robert Goldenstein; brother, Troy Goldenstein; son, Jason Goldenstein; brother-in-law, Dennis Doty; and father in-law, Myron Schoenhals Sr.
Kearney Hub, 11 October, 2011

HARVEY, Norma J., 73, of Ransom Canyon, Texas, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas
Services: Friday, Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Born: Feb. 25, 1938, near Kearney
Parents: Jacob and Jessie (Lawson) Shafer
Married: April 10, 1954, to Frederick G. Harvey in Phillipsburg, Kan.
Survivors include her husband; son, Larry Harvey and his wife, Melinda, of Lubbock; daughter, Terry Gaither and her husband, Galen, of College Station; grandson, Nathan Harvey and his wife, Kacee, of Lubbock and great-granddaughter, Hannah Harvey; brother, Myron Shafer of Colfax, Calif.; and sister, Phyllis Mazankowski and her husband, Delphie, of Colfax
Grew up in and attended school in Kearney
After marriage, lived in San Diego while husband was stationed in the U.S. Navy; returend to Nebraska and lived in Kearney, Lebanon and then Bertrand; lived in Lincoln, Neb., 1967-1969; lived in Kingsville, Texas, 1969-1993, husband was professor emeritus of education at Texas A&I University; lived in Bellevue, Neb., 1993-1997, then moved to the Lubbock area
Activities: member of First Christian Church, was an active member of the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, active member and past president of the University Wives organization of the then-Texas A&I University at Kingsville and Texas Women Bowling Association; helped deliver Meals on Wheels in Lubbock
Was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Gerald, Melvin, Dale, Leroy "Bud," Lyle and Ralph
Memorials: Meals on Wheels in Lubbock or to Make-A-Wish
Kearney Hub, 15 September, 2011

HELLMAN, Susan E., 68, of Hebron, formerly of Kearney, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home in Hebron
Services: Oct. 12, St. James Catholic Church in Kearney
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born Oct. 18, 1942, in Lincoln
Parents: Sid and Irene (Nisely) Hellman
Survivors include her sisters, Judy Crowley and her husband, Jack, of Hastings and Harlean Thissen and her husband, Jim, of Topeka, Kan.; nieces, Betsy Egan and her husband, Pat, of Marathon, Fla., and Julie Kokrda and her husband, Dick, and Cyndie Wiesen and her husband, Mike, all of Lincoln; nephew, Mike Crowley and his wife, Wendee, of Denver; and other relatives, Bailee, Sammie, Callee and Maizie Egan of Marathon, R.J. and Anna Kokrda and Alex Janssen and Nate, Seth and Sydney Wiesen, all of Lincoln, and Cate and Claire Crowley of Denver. She also is survived by Jan Daake, who was Susan's friend and caregiver for the last 10 years
Lived in Hastings, attended St. Cecilia's grade school; St. Agnes Academy in Alliance, completed high school at Kearney; spent a year at St. Mary's College in Dodge City, Kan.
Worked in Kearney for several years; moved to Beatrice, was employed by the Martin Luther Association; returned to Kearney in 2000, lived at Northridge Retirement Home; had lived the last year at the Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home in Hebron
Activities: loved to do embroidery work, made many dish towels and embroidered quilt blocks; enjoyed attending movies, doing puzzle books, and watching television; loved to sing and listen to music
Was preceded in death by her parents
Memorials: St. James Catholic Church
Kearney Hub, 9 October, 2011

HAWTHORNE, Robert Jay, 94, of San Jose, California, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his home
Born March 18, 1917, in Kearney, Neb.
Parents: Jay and Lulu A. (Getz) Hawthorne
Married: Mary Johnson from Kearney. She died in January 2011 at age 87
Survivors include his son, Michael Hawthorne of Yosemite; daughter, Belinda (Hawthorne) Ugenti of San Jose; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren
Robert was the son of Jay Gwinn Hawthorne, who died in 1965, and grandson of James Dunlop Hawthorne, who died 1933 and was the founder of Hawthorne's Jewelry on Central Avenue in Kearney
Had resided in San Jose since 1953; had been married for 69 years Kearney Hub, 22 September, 2011

HUBER, Duane A., 66, of Kearney died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital
Services: Thursday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home
Burial: Kearney Cemetery with military honors
Born Nov. 24, 1944, in Portland, Ore.
Parents: Albert and Alice (Eisenbeisz) Huber
Married: Nov. 20, 2004, to Raelyn DesOrmeaux in Kearney
Survivors include his wife; son, John Huber of Redondo Beach, Calif.; daughters, Laura Rose and her husband, Ryan, of Ravenna and Sarah Ayres and her husband, Reid, of Hastings; his mother; brothers, Dean Huber and his wife, Connie, of Hutchinson, Minn., and Bob Huber and Jack Huber, both of Bowdle, S.D.; sisters, Kathy Stahl of Bowdle and Shirley Steiner of Aberdeen, S.D.; grandson, Bryce Rose; and granddaughter, Kiley Ayres
Grew up in Bowdle, received his education at the Bowdle School District
Military: U.S. Air Force on March 17, 1965-March 5, 1969, served during the Vietnam War
After marriage, lived in Kearney, was employed by Awarii Dunes; also lived in Hastings, worked for U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Activities: member of American Legion Post 52 and VFW Post 759; enjoyed gardening, throwing darts, shooting pool, shuffle board, bowling, motorcycling, socializing with friends and spending time with his grandchildren
Was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Judy Huber
Kearney Hub, 5 October, 2011

HUSEMOLLER, Dale W., 85, of North Platte died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at his home
Memorial services: Wednesday, Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte
Burial of cremains with military honors: Kearney Cemetery
Born April 20, 1926, in Kearney
Parents: William C.H. and Rena (Gillham) Husemoller
Married Lola Stubbs. She preceded him in death
Married: Oct. 21, 1956, to Maxine Berry in Goodland, Kan. She preceded him in death
Married Sharon Dew
Survivors include his sons, William and Tom, both of Great Falls, Mont., and Ronald Husemoller of North Platte; daughter, Rene O'Rourke of Ogallala; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren
Kearney Hub, 27 September, 2011

JOHANSEN, Bonita "Bonnie" R., 69, of York died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at her home
Services: Saturday, Friend United Methodist Church
Burial: Johnson Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: Lauber-Moore Funeral Home in Friend
Born Feb. 2, 1942, at home on an island in the Platte River in Buffalo County near Odessa
Parents: Marvin and Alice (Beaver) Swartwood
Married: July 9, 1960, to David K. Johansen at Elm Creek Methodist Church
Survivors include her husband; son, Kent Johansen and his wife, LeighAnna, of Gretna; daughter, Renee Quast and her husband, Ron, of York; grandchildren and spouses, Jason and Nicole Quast of Columbus, Andy Quast of Oronogo, Mo., James and Andrea Johansen of Omaha, Jacob Johansen of Gretna and Rebecca Quast and Megan Quast, both of York; great-grandchildren, Dylan, Aubree, Ashtyn, Hunter and Logan; sister, Hazel Smith of Elm Creek; sister-in-law, Leona Swartwood of Melbeta; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Joanne Johansen of Mesquite, Nev.; and nieces and nephews
After marriage, lived in Nebraska, California and Utah; was employed at Rockwell Manufacturing Co. in Kearney and was a rural mail carrier and school bus driver at Hershey
Activities: member of the Nebraska Rural Carrier Association
Was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dale, Delwyn, Duane, Darrell, Delmer, Lyle and Ralph Swartwood; and sisters, Audrey Wright, Verna Wright and Emma Turner
Memorials: Kilgore Memorial Library in York for a renovation and building fund
Kearney Hub, 7 October, 2011

KEIFER, Willa Reye, 89, of Kearney, formerly of Holdrege, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Memorial services: Thursday, First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege before the service
Mortuary: Nelson-Bauer in Holdrege
Born May 20, 1922, in Minden
Parents: Elmer and Maud (Baum) Tidvall
Married: Nov. 21, 1948, to Jess Keifer at United Presbyterian Church in Minden
Survivors include her husband; daughters, Kay Keifer and her husband, William Lindsay, of Kearney and Susan Wolf and her husband, James, of Albion; grandchildren, Mitchell Wolf of Denver, Alexander Wolf of Charleston, S.C., Hilary Wolf of Lincoln and Spencer Lindsay of Kearney; stepgrandchildren, Matthew Lindsay of Chicago and Elizabeth Lindsay of Axtell; five nieces; five nephews; and other relatives and friends
Was the younger of two children in her family; was baptized and confirmed at United Presbyterian Church in Minden; received her education in Minden, graduated from Minden High School, 1940
Attended Hastings College, 1940-1942, was a member of the Chi Omega Psi sorority; then transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduated with distinction in 1944; member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority and Pi Lambda Theta Teachers College Honorary
Taught commercial arts at Minden and then in Holdrege; retired from teaching in 1948 after she and Jess were married
Activities: enjoyed being a coach's wife; was active in the Presbyterian Church, taught Sunday and Bible school and was a member of the Anna Mary Circle, was involved with United Presbyterian Women; served as service chairman of the American Red Cross and volunteered many years with Meals on Wheels; was also a charter member of the Holdrege Junior Women's Club
Was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Preston Tidvall and his wife, Margaret
Memorials: First Presbyterian Church of Holdrege or the Jess and Willa Keifer Memorial Scholarship to be given to a Holdrege High School graduate
Kearney Hub, 27 September, 2011

KIRBY, Robert W., 79, of Ivins, Utah, formerly of Kearney, Neb., died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, in Fairplay, Colorado
Born March 6, 1932, in Loveland, Colorado Parents: William Dean and Edna (Maxwell) Kirby
Married: Nov. 20, 1955, to Janet M. Bohner in Loveland
Survivors include his wife; sons, Gregory, Robert and William Stanton; and grandchildren, Marissa, Rebecca, Zach and Josh
Was the third child born in his family; graduated from Loveland High School; received a bachelor of arts degree and master's degree from the University of Colorado
Military: U.S. Air Force in Germany, 1951 to 1955
Taught school in Loveland and Kearney; was an English professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1969 - 1992; retired to Ivins, Utah
Activities: was president of the Kearney Tennis Association; enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hiking, traveling and volunteering at the Humane Society in Ivins
Kearney Hub, 14 September, 2011

LARSON, Hugo Philip, 79, of Kearney died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Mother Hull Home
Services: Saturday, Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery before service time with military honors
. Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger
Born March 7, 1932, in Pierre, S.D.
Parents: Hugo and Josephine (Rahn) Larson
Married: Dec. 25, 1953, to Ann Potas. She preceded him in death
Survivors include his son, Philip Larson and his wife, Connie, of Broken Bow; daughters, Julie Bachman and her husband, Kevin, of Lincoln and Karen Baye and her husband, Steve, of Kearney; brothers, Vincent Larson and his wife, Linda, of Carlton, Ore., and John Larson and his wife, Shirley, of Beaverton, Ore.; sisters, Ingrid Sherman and her husband, Wayne, of Hood River, Ore., Naomi Conrad and her husband, Richard, of Wilmot, S.D., Josephine Coolidge and her husband, Carl, of Klickatat, Wash., Grace Gustafson and her husband, Bill, of Eagle Creek, Ore., and Angela Settle of Bellevue, Wash.; grandchildren, Michelle Larson, Preston Larson, April Sackschewsky and husband Phillip, Jasmine Larson, Jacob Bachman and wife Jolynn, Joseph Baye and Matthew Baye; great-grandchildren, Johnathan Sackschewsky and newborn James Sackschewsky; sisters-in-law, Donna Larson of Hood River and Eleanor Nold of Parker, S.D.; brother-in-law, Lester Potas and his wife, Rita, of Benson, Minn.; and numerous nieces and nephews
Attended high school in Parker, S.D., and received his GED at Parker
Military: U.S. Marine Corpsm Aug. 23, 1949 - Nov. 28, 1952, served during the Korean War; was honorably discharged
After marriage, lived in Huron, S.D., moved to Watertown in 1959; worked for Northwestern Bell and US West Telephone Co. and retired in 1992
Activities: member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church; enjoyed amateur radio, rocks and gems, piano tuning, storm chasing and working for Laborers for Christ
Was preceded in death by his wife, parents and his brothers, James and Steve Larson
Memorials: to the church or to Mother Hull Home in Kearney
Kearney Hub, 22 September, 2011

PAYNE, Josephine I., 92, of Kearney died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Services: Wednesday, Trinity Presbyterian Church
Burial: Kearney Cemetery
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born March 18, 1919, in Hillsboro, Kan.
Parents: Henry and Sara (Buller) Hiebert
Married: 1940, to Carl Payne. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her daughters, Judy Pennington and her husband, Sam, of Philadelphia and Nancy Dykstra and her husband, Arlen, of St. Louis; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren
Was one of nine children in her family; moved and grew up in Deshler
Activities: was a leader in Blue Birds, Campfire Girls and Cub Scouts; worked as a sales clerk at Pitcher's Jewelry for many years; was very active in the ladies missionary group at Trinity Presbyterian Church
Was preceded in death by her husband; son, Tom; grandson, Kris Dykstra; her parents; and eight brothers and sisters
Memorials: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Kearney Hub, 19 September, 2011

QUINN, Elva L. "Gypsy", 80, of Elm Creek died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney
Graveside services: Monday, Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Elm Creek
Born Aug. 11, 1931, in Rushville
Parents: Clarence and Mabel (Hendricks) Dewitt
Married: Nov. 20, 1950, to Clifford Sipp in Rushville. They divorced, but remained friends. He preceded her in death
Married: July 5, 1979, to William Quinn in Rushville. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her son, Dale Sipp and his wife, Carrie, of Elm Creek; daughter, Della Orr and her husband, LeRoy, of Kearney; stepson, Steve Quinn of West Jordan, Utah; stepdaughters, Trisha Hannert and her husband, Fred, of West Jordan, Delana White and her husband, Steve, of Taylorsville, Utah, and Donna Walters of Salt Lake City; brother, Howard Dewitt of Alliance; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; step daughter-in-law, Cheri Hoggan of Grantsville, Utah; and several nieces and nephews
After marrying Bill, lived Elm Creek and worked in the area as a gravel pumper, truck driver for local and long hauls and several local cafés; loved the outdoors and animals; also enjoyed fishing and hunting
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers; two sisters; a stepson; and a stepdaughter-in-law
Memorials: Elm Creek Fire and Rescue Unit
Kearney Hub, 24 September, 2011

REITER, Darrell G., 82, of Kearney died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha
Services: Thursday, First United Methodist Church in Kearney
Burial: Prairie Center Cemetery at Haven's Chapel
Mortuary: Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl
Born July 31, 1929, northeast of Kearney
Parents: George and Emma (Legband) Reiter
Married: Dec. 24, 1950, to Janice Peterson in Riverdale. She preceded him in death
Survivors include his daughters, Julie Meyers and her husband, Dan, of Kearney and Mary Long and her husband, Dave, of Louisville; sons, Dan Reiter and his wife, Holly, of Beatrice, Steve Reiter and his wife, Mickey, of Kearney and Roger Reiter of Clarinda, Iowa; brother, Eldon Reiter of Kearney; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and special friend, Vera Losey of Republican City
Graduated from Kearney High School in 1945
Worked as a supervisor at Rockwell Manufacturing for 10 years; also spent his lifetime farming and raising cattle northeast of Kearney
Activities: active member of Haven's Chapel United Methodist Church, Thornton Township Board and a member of Toastmasters; enjoyed gardening, traveling and reading
Was preceded in death by his wife and his brother, Junior Reiter
Memorials: Haven's Chapel United Methodist Church
Kearney Hub, 19 October, 2011

SMITH, Ada Belle, 87, of Kearney, formerly of Gibbon, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Monday at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kearney
Burial: Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Mortuary: Godberson in Gibbon
Born Dec. 16, 1923, near Gibbon
Parents: Vernon and Nina (Klopenstein) Rayburn
Married: Sept. 28, 1946, to Teddy L. Smith. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her daughter, Joy Kutsch and her husband, Dan, of Kearney; grandsons, Robert Kutsch and Ted Kutsch and his special friend, Tammy Miller, all of Kearney; great-granddaughter, Emma Kutsch of Elm Creek; special little friend, Paige Avery of Elm Creek; sister-in-law, Dorothy Rayburn of Gibbon; foster daughter, Cindy Laymon; daughter-in-law, Vickie Hendrickson; and numerous nieces, nephews and all the special children she cared for throughout her life
Attended country school at District 25 near Gibbon
Worked as a waitress at the City Cafe, the Elks Club and at the Plainview Cafe; worked at the Fort Kearney Inn, the Tuberculosis Hospital and at Kearney State College; also provided child care for many youths in the Kearney area
Activities: member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Rebekah Lodge in Gibbon; enjoyed caring for children, WWE wrestling, roller derby and especially being with family
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Lyle "Smitty" Smith; brothers, Keith and Dale Rayburn; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rayburn and Stella Smith; and brother-in-law, Reuben Smith
Memorials: Nebraska Children's Home or to the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Kearney Hub, 17 September, 2011

SMITH, Mabel J., 88, of Gibbon died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Memorial services: Thursday, Sept. 22, at Good Samaritan Center in Gibbon
Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger in Kearney
Born June 5, 1923, near Eureka, Kan.
Parents: Arthur L. and Lettie Guisinger
Married: March 26, 1947, to Lorance Smith in Howard, Kan. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sister, Hazel McDonald of Eureka; brother, Warren Guisinger of Gridley, Kan.; grandsons, Mark Clabaugh of Shelton and Jesse Brown of Plattsmouth; and many nieces and nephews
Grew up southeast of Eureka in the Union Community; attended Union Hallet and Burkton grade schools, graduated from Tonovay High School
Moved to Kearney in 1950, where children finished school; lived to Wood River for a short time, then moved to Shelton
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Carl; daughter, Judith; and sister, Olive Brown
Kearney Hub, 21 September, 2011

STONE, Etta C., 86, of Kearney, formerly of Elm Creek, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center
Services: Tuesday, O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home Elm Creek Chapel
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger in Kearney
Born April 8, 1925, in Friend
Parents: Fred and Clara (Yager) Kersting
Married: Aug. 4, 1944, to Ernest Stone in Smith Center, Kan. He preceded her in death
Survivors include her sons, Sam Stone and his wife, Alyce, of Kearney and Jim Stone and his wife, Cathy, of Lexington; daughter, Barbara King and her husband, Bob, of Minden; son-in-law, Glen Bray of Kearney; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews
Grew up and received her education at Kearney Public Schools
After marriage, lived in Elm Creek, was a homemaker; hobbies included playing cards and bingo
Was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Connie Bray; four sisters; seven brothers; and one grandson
Memorials: Elm Creek Fire and Rescue
Kearney Hub, 10 October, 2011

TAYLOR, Clarence Whitney, 85, of Elm Creek died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at Haven Home in Kenesaw
Services: Saturday, First Christian Church in Elm Creek
Burial: Elm Creek Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger in Elm Creek
Born March 5, 1926, in Kearney
Parents: Whitney and Mary (Jacobsen) Taylor
Married: May 21, 1950, to Mary Lou Reiter at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington
Survivors include his wife; sons, Randy Taylor and his special friend, Barb Richardson, Kenny Taylor and his wife, Heather, Gary Taylor and his wife, Carol, and Kyle Taylor and his wife, Joie, all of Elm Creek; daughter, Marlene Marshall and her husband, Lorry, of Elm Creek; grandchildren, Stephen and Jody Taylor, Heather Anthony and her husband, Tim, Sadie Hagemeier and her husband, Paul, Cami Buel and her husband, Scott, Colby and Samantha Jo Taylor and Logan Jones; great-grandchildren, Madison and Skylar Anthony and Cole and Jax Buel; and brother, Vance Taylor of Omaha
Received his education at District 15 School, was a 1945 graduate of Elm Creek High School
Activities: lifetime member of First Christian Church, long-time member of the Eagles Club and served on the Elm Creek School Board
Was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Mildred Taylor; brothers-in-law, Lee Reiter and Virgil Selk; and nephew, Bill Breeden
Memorials: First Christian Church or the Elm Creek Fire and Rescue Unit
Kearney Hub, 7 October, 2011

WARRINGTON, Charles "Chuck", 92, of Gibbon died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at his home south of Gibbon
Mortuary: Layton-Craig in Minden
Graveside services: Oct. 1, Gibbon Riverside Cemetery
Born Sept. 29, 1918, in Williamstown, Kan.
Parents: Benjamin and Katie (Rumbaugh) Warrington
Married: March 7, 1948, to Geraldine Peters at Gibbon Baptist Church. She preceded him in death
Survivors include his sons, Ed Warrington and his wife, Linnita, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Jim Warrington and his wife, Candi, of Gibbon; daughters, Nita Payne and her husband, Ron, of Kearney and Kathy Bachert and her husband, Richard, of Bloomfield, N.M.; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, Glenn Warrington, his wife, Pam, and children, Drake and Taylor, of Riverside, Calif., Todd Warrington, his wife, Kristi, and children, Trenton and Parker, of Mission Viejo, Calif., Laura Pierce, her husband, Jeremy, and children, Kaylin and Kevin, of California City, Calif., Eric Warrington of Costa Mesa, Kris Warrington, his wife, Pam, children, Felicia, Jason and Nicole, and grandchildren, Laycee and Jayden, of Gibbon, Sheri Loper Warrington and son, Colter, of Tallahassee, Fla., Brion Warrington, his wife, Tausha, and daughter, Taylee, of Omaha, Dan Warrington, his wife, Jamie, and children, Isabelle and Braxton Jon, of Gibbon, Matt Payne, his wife, Jennifer, and children, Matt and Nick, of Austin, Minn., Andrea Wood, her husband, Eric, and children, Caleb, Charis and Josiah, of Dallas, Mark Payne, his wife, Tyia, and children, Bianca and Brody, of Kearney, Sam Bachert, his wife, Jodi, and children, Kailey, Fox and Ayla, of Farmington, N.M., Nathan Bachert and his wife, Joyce, of Abilene, Texas, Becky Bachert of Grand Junction, Colo., and Daniel Bachert of Grand Junction
Became a Christian in January 1938, served his Lord throughout his life; graduated in 1939 from high school in Mayetta, Kan.
Military: joined U.S. Marine Corps in May 1940, was stationed at Pago-Pago, Samoa, at the outbreak of World War II; served throughout the Pacific Theater for the duration of the war; Was sent to Korea, 1951, with the 1st Marine Division; later served various statewide locations and retired as a master sergeant in 1960
With wife, served as administrators for 10 years with Good Samaritan Society in Gordon; returned to the Gibbon area, 1983, and farmed
Activities: enjoyed trail riding, hunting, fishing, playing cards and going to farm sales
Was preceded in death by his wife; grandson, Staff Sgt. Jon Warrington; six great-grandchildren; five brothers; and two sisters
Memorials: Melanoma Research Foundation or the Wounded Warriors Project
Kearney Hub, 26 September, 2011

WILSON, Peggy Lou, 75, of Elm Creek died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney
Services: Thursday, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elm Creek
Burial: Elm Creek Catholic Cemetery
Mortuary: O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger of Elm Creek
Born July 25, 1936, in Lexington
Parents: Robert and Myrtle (Sear) McElhinny
Married: June 8, 1957, to Robert "Red" Wilson at Immaculate Conception Church in Elm Creek
Survivors include her husband; son, Mike Wilson of Omaha; daughter, Ginger Quast and her husband, Art, of Omaha; grandchildren, Emma and Grant Quast; and many nieces and nephews
Received her education at Overton High School, graduated in 1955
After marriage, lived in Elm Creek, was employed at Good Samaritan Hospital for more than 30 years as a nurse's aide and a physical therapy assistant
Activities: member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, member of the Altar Society; enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family
Was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister
Memorials: Elm Creek Fire and Rescue Unit
Kearney Hub, 12 October, 2011

WOLF, Minnie May, 88, of Kearney died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Mount Carmel Home Keens Memorial
Memorial Services: Friday, October 7, 2011, United Church of Sumner-East Campus
Burial: Plainview Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska
Born May 19, 1923, in Spalding, Nebraska
Parents: James A. and Rosa (Hemenway) Harvey
Married: March 18, 1944, to Steven Lenno Wolf, in North Platte, Nebraska. He died on October 7, 1971
Attended country school near Spalding, Nebraska and received her GED in 1986
After marriage, lived on a farm in Dawson County for twenty-five years
Had accepted the Lord as her Savior at a young age; was a member of the Evangelical Free Church, which later became the United Church of Sumner; was very active in the church; was a counselor and served other positions at the Homeward Trail Bible Camp at Mason City, Nebraska for over 20 years
Activities: family was very important; enjoyed gardening, reading, writing letters and crocheting; member of Park Valley Aid, and Kearney Christian Women’s Club, and the 1923 Writing Club
Survivors include daughter: Eileen (Larry) Morgan of Kearney; grandsons Roger (Keri) Morgan, Kearney; Jeff (Rachel) Morgan, Holdrege; Dana (Teresa) Morgan, Kearney; and four great-grandchildren
Was preceded in death by her husband;
parents; twin brother, Marion; and infant twins, daughter Vivian and son Vernon
Memorials: United Church of Sumner or the Homeward Trail Bible Camp at Mason City, Nebraska
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WOOD, Ellen Faye (Banks), 70, of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Gibbon, Neb., died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Denver
Celebration of life: later
Born April 9, 1941, at the "new hospital" in Kearney shortly after it was built
Parents: LaVerne and Vivian (Johnson) Banks
Survivors include her son, Thomas Banks and his wife, Patricia, of Dairy, Ore.; daughters, Michele Byers of Denver and Rhonda Knudsen and her husband, James, of Cheyenne Wells; son, Michael Wood and his wife, Janelle, of Bayfield; brother, Stanley Banks of Kearney, Neb.; sisters, Betty Schmidt and her husband, Donny, of Basin, Wyo., Carol McCulley and her husband, Keith, of Gibbon, Diana Roeder and her husband, Danny, of Shelton, Neb., and Donna McLaughlin and her husband, Raymond, of Kearney; and grandchildren, Tiffany Knudsen and Travis Byers, both of Denver, Selby Byers of Boulder, Samantha Knudsen and Michael Knudsen, both of Cheyenne Wells, and Cole Wood and Caden Wood, both of Bayfield
Graduated from Gibbon High School in 1959
Was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters
Kearney Hub, 6 October, 2011

ZACARIAS, Dorothy L., 80, of Grand Island died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Golden Living Center, Lakeview nursing home in Grand Island
Services: Monday at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island
Burial: Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island
Born April 23, 1931, in Oconto
Parents: Elsworth and Blanche (Martin) Payne
Survivors include her sons, Dan Journey and his wife, Nancy, of Chapman and Nick Zacarias and his wife, Ebru, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters, Jean England and her husband, Jeff, and Brenda Mossman and her husband, Kelly, all of Grand Island; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Eldon Payne and his wife, Marge, of Lincoln, Bill Payne and his wife, Edith, Bob Payne and Art Payne and his wife, Nancy, all of Kearney, and Clayton "Cecil" Payne and his wife, Jackie, of Kansas City, Mo. Received her education in the Oconto area
Was employed by Palmer Hotel for 10 years, was a day-care provider and later worked at Lutheran Memorial Hospital; resided in Kearney and later moved to Grand Island
Activities: member of the Grand Generation Center and AARP; volunteered for The Salvation Army and enjoyed baking; enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; found peace and strength in her faith in God
Was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Vernon Payne; sisters-in-law, Marie Payne, Charlotte Payne and Joyce Payne; and great-grandchild, Aleea Lemburg
Kearney Hub, 8 October, 2011
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