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James Ough

The Nebraska Signal

08 March 2000

James Herold Ough of Geneva, the son of Fred and Ethel (Culp) Ough was born in Ohiowa on June 30, 1920, and died on March 1, 2000, in Lincoln at the age of 79 years, 8 months and 1 day.

James grew up in the Strang area and graduated from Strang High School. He served in the armed forces during World War Ii from 1942 to 1945.

On Dec. 17, 1950, he was united in marriage to Imogene Schroder of Geneva, in Geneva. To this union was born a son Raymond and a daughter Mary. James farmed near Davenport and Shickley. He also worked for Alfs Well Drilling for 18 years before his retirement in 1985. James had served as a 4-H leader, church schoolteacher and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Geneva.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ethel Ough; twin brother, John and brother, Merle.

He is survived by his wife Imogene of Geneva; children Raymond and wife Ardis Ough of Beatrice, and Mary and husband Richard Stanislav of Central City; grandchildren James of Omaha, Mike of Omaha and Brenda of Grand Island; step grandchildren Rick and Delisa Schafer of McLoud, Okla., Rand and Dolly Schafer of Seneca, Kan., Rob Schafer of Beatrice, Stacy and Danny Young of Bellevue, and Tracy and Mike Oliver of Beatrice; step great grandchildren Justin Schafer of McLoud, Okla., Taylor and Nolan Schafer of Seneca, Kan., Garrett and Chess Kent of Bellevue, and Hunter and Hallie Oliver of Beatrice; brother Norman and wife Clara of Hebron; sister Mildred Strain and husband Philip of Kearney; as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins.

Memorial services were conducted from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Geneva on Saturday, March 4, 2000, with Rev. Michael Osberg officiating. Shaunna O’Brien accompanied the congregation who sang "Just As I Am,’ "My Faith Looks Up to Thee,’ "How Great Thou Art" and "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less."

Farmer & Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials are directed to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Sunday School.



Thank you to our family and friends for all the kind expressions of sympathy, including cards, food, flowers, visits, memorial gifts, phone calls and prayers during the illness and loss of our loved one James Ough.





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