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Arthur "Pee Wee" Duane Blume (12/09/16)
Arthur "Pee Wee" Duane Blume McCOOK, Neb. -- Arthur "Pee Wee" Duane Blume, 82, passed away at his home in McCook. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Yvonne Charlene Austin (12/09/16)
Yvonne Charlene Austin Jan. 1,1 949 - Dec. 7, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Yvonne was born on Jan. 1, 1949, to John Henry and Aletha Bessie (McConnell) McBride in Ainsworth, Neb. She graduated from McCook High School in 1967. She then attended Kearney State College in Kearney, Neb., earning her Bachelors in Biology in 1971 and then her Masters in Biology in 1987. Yvonne worked as a program specialist for the State of Nebraska in the Department of Environmental Quality for 22 years, retiring in 2014...
Merlin Charles Diederich (12/07/16)
Merlin Charles Diederich April 2, 1932 - Dec. 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Merlin Charles Diederich passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at his home in McCook at the age of 84, after a battle with cancer. He was born on April 2, 1932, at Selden, Kan., to parents, Charles H. and Matilda Lydia (Harold) Diederich. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1949...
William Arthur "Bill" Stewart (12/07/16)
William Arthur Stewart Aug. 8, 1927 - Dec. 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- William Arthur Stewart of McCook passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton, Neb. Bill was 89 years old. Bill was born on Aug. 8, 1927, in Culbertson, Neb., to parents, Arthur Lee and Nellie M. ...
Eldon R. Cook (12/06/16)
Eldon R. Cook Dec. 1, 1931 - Dec. 4, 2016 SEATTLE, Wash. -- Eldon R. Cook passed into eternal life on Dec. 4, 2016, at the age of 85. Eldon was the youngest son of the late Casper and Lillie Cook of Imperial, Neb. Eldon graduated as an Imperial Longhorn, from the class of "49," and then went on to graduate first from McCook Community College with an associates degree and then on to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business administration...
Steven E. Newton (12/06/16)
Steven E. Newton June 10, 1947 - Dec. 5, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Steven E. Newton, age 69, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at his home in McCook. Steven was born June 10, 1947, to parents, Herbert and Betty Jean (Esch) Newton in McCook. He was one of four children growing up in McCook, graduating from McCook High with the Class of 1965...
Richard "Dick" Francis Powell (12/05/16)
Richard "Dick" Francis Powell April 7, 1920 - Dec. 3, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Richard "Dick" Francis Powell, age 96, of McCook, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Dick was born April 7, 1920, in Indianola, Neb., to parents, Francis F. and Dorothy (Collins) Powell. Dick was one of four children growing up in Indianola, where he graduated from Indianola High School with the Class of 1937. Dick furthered his education at McCook Community College, McCook...
Ronald Dean Banzhaf (12/05/16)
Ronald Dean Banzhaf Feb. 26, 1940 - Dec. 3, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Ronald Dean Banzhaf, 76, of Cambridge passed away on Dec. 3, 2016, at the Cambridge Manor. He was born on Feb. 26, 1940, on the farm of his parents, Walter F. and Margaret E. (Allen) Banzhaf, in rural Frontier County near Orafino. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1958. He volunteered for the draft in May 1959 and was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in February 1965...
Shirley Ann Bishop (12/05/16)
Shirley Ann Bishop Sept. 27, 1941 - Dec. 3, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Shirley Ann Bishop of Culbertson went to Heaven to be with her Savior and Lord Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 75 years old. Shirley was born in McCook on Sept. 27, 1941, to Dorsey Freeman Archie Wilson and Lula Mable (Gray) Wilson. The family lived in Hayes County, Neb., where Shirley graduated from Hayes Center High School with the Class of 1958...
David E. John (12/05/16)
David E. John Sept. 14, 1939 - Dec. 2, 2016 TOLEDO, Ohio -- David E. John, 77, of Toledo, passed away Dec. 2, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama, Iowa. There will be no public funeral service...
Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman (12/05/16)
Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman March 23, 1923 - Dec. 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman, age 93, of McCook, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Elaine was born March 23, 1923, to parents, Louie E and Gladys Mae (Bailey) Sonday. She was one of six children growing up in Brewster, Kan. The family later moved to Lebanon, Neb., where Elaine graduated from Lebanon High School with the Class of 1940...
John Degley (12/01/16)
John Degley Jan. 25, 1958 - Nov. 30, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- John Degley, age 58, of McCook, Neb., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Great Plains Health in North Platte. John was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany on Jan. 25, 1958, to John and Margot Kay (Maur) Degley. ...
Joy Arline Horn (12/01/16)
Joy Arline Horn July 8, 1928 - Nov. 27, 2016 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Joy Arline Horn, 88, of Beaver City, died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016) at Beaver City Manor. She was born on July 8, 1928, at Valentine, Neb., to Edmond and Grace (Patton) Carter. She graduated from Genoa High School in 1945 and taught in rural schools in Nance and Platte counties in Nebraska...
John C. Burnside (11/30/16)
John C. Burnside April 10, 1950 - Nov. 25, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- John C. Burnside, 66, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in McCook. John was a person that enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He grew up in Washington state. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served four years, then served two years in the Coast Guard...
Merle M. Pfeiffer (11/30/16)
Merle M. Pfeiffer Sept. 10, 1933 - Nov. 27, 2016 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Merle M. Pfeiffer, 83, of Arapahoe, died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016), at Elwood Care Center in Elwood, Neb, He was born on Sept. 10, 1933, at the family farm in Frontier County to Oswald and Dorothy (Niedeberger) Pfeiffer. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1951...
Donnaline Kitt (11/30/16)
Donnaline Kitt WAUNETA , Neb. -- Carla Donnaline Kerns Kitt, 90, died Sunday (Nov. 27 2016), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Kitt; parents, Hugh and Maybelle Richardson Kerns; two sons, Randy and Kirby Kitt; and sister, Yvonne Hilderbrand...
Terry Lee Wilson (11/29/16)
Terry Lee Wilson Oct. 19, 1956 - Nov. 27, 2016 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Terry Lee Wilson of Indianola went to his final rest with Jesus on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was 60. Terry was born Oct. 19, 1956, to Charles and Beaulah Wilson in Joplin, Mo...
Alberta May Hall Knoles (11/29/16)
Alberta May Hall Knoles Sept. 17, 1921 - Nov. 22, 2016 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Alberta May Hall Knoles, 96, died Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2016), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born Sept. 17, 1921, near Norman, Neb., to Roy William Hall and Mable Olive (Kimple) Hall. ...
Daniel R. Smith (11/29/16)
Daniel R. Smith May 25, 1942 - Nov. 17, 2016 SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Daniel R. Smith, 74, of Lead Hill, Ark., formerly of Sioux City, and McCook, Neb., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, at the Hospice House in Harrison, Ark. He was born May 25, 1942, to Altha and William Smith. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1967...
Patty Lou (Weber) Yost (11/28/16)
Patty Lou (Weber) Yost Nov. 10, 1944 -Nov. 26, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. --Patty Lou (Weber) Yost, age 72, passed peacefully into heaven on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Patty was born the youngest daughter of Elvin and Alice (Hill) Weber on Nov. 10, 1944, in Imperial, Neb...
Lyle Martin Pfeiffer (11/28/16)
Lyle Martin Pfeiffer July 24, 1931 - Nov. 25, 2016 ELWOOD, Neb. -- Lyle Martin Pfeiffer, 85, of Arapahoe, Neb., died Friday (Nov. 25, 2016), at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood. He was born July 24, 1931, at Frontier County, Neb., to Cornelius H. and Ida M. ...
Terry Wilson (11/28/16)
Terry Wilson Oct. 19, 1956 - Nov. 27, 2016 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Terry Wilson, 60, of Indianola, Neb., died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016), at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Janice Loree Miller (11/28/16)
Janice Loree Miller March 19, 1944 - Nov. 25, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Janice Loree Miller passed away on Nov. 25, 2016, at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln after a courageous and valiant battle with a bone problem called Carpenters Syndrome. Janice was the daughter of Joseph Miller and Edna (Riley) Miller. ...
Albert Frederick Kastens, Jr. (11/28/16)
Albert Frederick Kastens, Jr. May 27, 1926 - Nov. 24, 2016 LUDELL, Kan. -- On Nov. 24, 2016, Albert Frederick Kastens, Jr., 90, of Ludell, joyfully went to meet his Lord as he passed away at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge, Neb. He was born May 27, 1926, in Rawlins County, Kan., to Albert F. ...
Karen Spilinek (11/25/16)
Karen Spilinek April 15, 1956 - Nov. 23, 2016 WICHITA, Kan. -- Karen Spilinek, 60, of Wichita, formerly of McCook, Neb., went on to join her father in His heavenly home on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 15, 1956, to Gerald and Roberta (Schmidt) Spilinek in St. ...

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