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Obituaries from September 2001

Vaughn Meader (09/28/01)
Vaughn Meader BEAVER CITY -- Vaughn Meader, 86, of Beaver City, formerly of Holbrook and Wilsonville, died Wednesday (Sept. 26, 2001) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Furnas County to Charles Wesley and Mable (Sears) Meader. He grew up on a farm in Wilsonville and attended grade school at a country school...
James 'Jim' L. Ellis (09/25/01)
James 'Jim' L. Ellis WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- James "Jim" L. Ellis, 66, died of cancer Sept. 6, 2001, at his home in Winter Haven. He was born Aug. 17, 1935, at Benkelman to John L. and Alice L (Sparks) Ellis. He served during the Korean War in the Marine Corps...
Charlotte Creasman (09/25/01)
Charlotte Creasman ELSIE -- Charlotte Creasman, 94, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at the Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. She was born Aug. 10, 1907, near Indianola, to James and Edith (Derrick) Powers. She grew up on the family farm, and graduated from Havana High School, which was north of Indianola, in 1925...
Mabel (Mock) Mues (09/25/01)
Mabel (Mock) Mues ARAPAHOE -- Mabel (Mock) Mues, 93, died Thursday (Sept. 20, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Jan. 15, 1908, at Arapahoe to Carl and Mary (Horman) Mock. She was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe, and confirmed at the St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in rural Arapahoe. She graduated from Holbrook High School in 1927...
Genevieve (Heble) Vrbas (09/25/01)
Genevieve (Heble) Vrbas ATWOOD, Kan. -- Genevieve (Heble) Vrbas, 91, died Thursday (Sept. 20, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born Aug. 11, 1910, at Niles, Kan., to Robert and Elizabeth (Greiveldinger) Heble. She attended the Queen of Driftwood country school through the eighth grade. ...
Charlotte June (Pribbeno) Bilko (09/24/01)
Charlotte June (Pribbeno) Bilka IMPERIAL -- Charlotte June (Pribbeno) Bilka, 73, died Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2001) at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial after a short battle with cancer. She was born June 16, 1928, at Enders to Charles Wesley and Elma Lou (German) Pribbeno. ...
Mabel Mues (09/24/01)
Mabel Mues ARAPAHOE -- Mabel Mues, 93, died Thursday (Sept. 20, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Albert Mues on Oct. 21, 1969. Survivors include three children, Noel Mues of Arapahoe, Alan Mues of Cambridge, and Mona Vitosh of Odell...
Hugo Daberkow (09/24/01)
Hugo Daberkow CURTIS -- Hugo Daberkow, 96, of Curtis, died Wednesday (Sept. 19, 2001) at the Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. He was born Sept. 7, 1905, at West Point, to August and Paulina (Heller) Daberkow. He attended school in Ervington, Scribner and Wisner. ...
Stella M. Hoagland (09/24/01)
Stella M. Hoagland MODESTO, Calif. -- Stella M. Hoagland, 83, formerly of McCook, died Sept. 11, 2001, at the Casa de Modesto Nursing Home in Modesto. She was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Kansas. She grew up in McCook. She married Keith L. Hoagland, Sr. The family moved to Modesto in 1956...
Howard E. Stinnette (09/24/01)
Howard E. Stinnette POCATELLO, Idaho -- Howard E. Stinnette, 86, of Pocatello, died Aug. 21, 2001, at a local hospital following a long illness. He was born May 22, 1915, near Wauneta to Tom and May (Skelton) Stinnette. His early years were spent on the family farm southwest of Wauneta, graduating from high school in 1932...
Irene Leona Rees (09/25/01)
Irene Leona Rees Irene Leona Rees, 86, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Dec. 7, 1914, at McCook to Lewis and Annabell (Minch) Thayer. She grew up in McCook, graduating from McCook High School. She received her beautician's license in 1935, and owned and operated Irene's Beauty Shop until retiring in 1991...
Alvian Augusta (Nehring) Kogl (09/26/01)
Alvina Augusta (Nehring) Kogl HERNDON -- Alvina Augusta (Nehring) Kogl, 90, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at her home in Herndon. She was born April 21, 1911, at St. Mary's, Iowa, to Otto H. and Agatha (Lippold) Nehring. The family moved to Herndon when she was nine years old, where she resided for the rest of her life. She attended the Herndon schools, and graduated from high school with honors in 1927...
Wayne DeForest Upward (09/28/01)
Wayne DeForest Upward ARAPAHOE -- Wayne DeForest Upward, 82, died Wednesday (Sept. 26, 2001) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Nursing Center at Arapahoe. He was born Sept. 27, 1918, at Holyoke, Colo., to William DeForest and Ethel (Davis) Upward. He graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class of 1937...
Nona M. Klein (09/28/01)
Nona M. Klein BARTLEY -- Nona M. Klein, 93, of Bartley, formerly of Farnam, died Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2001) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Oct. 27, 1907, at Gothenburg to Lewis S. and Lulu Alice (Anderson) Hayworth. She was raised in the Farnam area...
Travis Allen Fisher (09/28/01)
Travis Allen Fisher NORTH PLATTE -- Travis Allen Fisher, 24, of North Platte, died Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2001) at North Platte as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born Jan. 22, 1977, at North Platte to Allen and Linda (Sullivan) Fisher. He attended North Platte High School, and later worked on a steel gang and hired out with the Union Pacific Railroad in November 1998 as a conductor...
Nona M. Klein (09/28/01)
Nona M. Klein BARTLEY -- Nona M. Klein, 93, of Bartley, formerly of Farnam, died Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2001) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Oct. 27, 1907, at Gothenburg to Lewis S. and Lulu Alice (Anderson) Hayworth. She was raised in the Farnam area...
Frances C. Knauff (09/27/01)
Frances C. Knauff TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. -- Frances C. Knauff, 78, died Sunday (September 9, 2001) at the Tarpon Bayou Center in Tarpon Springs, Fla. She was born Dec. 15, 1922, to George and Sarah (Dean) Hardy at Omaha. On April 3, 1943, she married David B. Knauff. He preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1990. Following his death she returned to Indianola where she lived until September 1999, when she moved to Florida...
C. Roland Brown (09/27/01)
C. Roland Brown BEAVER CITY -- C. Roland Brown, 86, of Mapelton, Iowa, formerly of Hendley and Wilsonville, died Monday (Sept. 24, 2001) at Sioux City, Iowa. He was born May 26, 1915, at Beaver City to Delbert and Anna M. (Straube) Brown. He attended Middle Rockton County School, and graduated from Hendley High School in 1931. ...
H.E. 'Gene' Rosenfelt (09/26/01)
H. E. 'Gene' Rosenfelt KEARNEY -- H. E. "Gene" Rosenfelt, 69, of Benkelman, died Friday (Sept. 21, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Jan. 29, 1932, at Benkelman to Floyd and Lela (Clark) Rosenfelt. From an early age, he was raised by his aunt, Fay Rosenfelt Mowery. He attended school in Benkelman, graduating from high school in 1950...
Bernice G. Mousel (09/26/01)
Bernice G. Mousel Bernice G. Mousel, 93, of McCook, died Monday (Sept. 24, 2001) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Sept. 18, 1908, at Lincoln to George and Mayme (Hauptman) Giesler. She grew up at Lincoln where she graduated from high school in 1926. She was a 1930 graduate of the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's of science degree in education. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority...
Betty Everett Hall Rheault (09/26/01)
Betty Everett Hall Rheault Betty Everett Hall Rheault, 85, died Sunday (September 23, 2001) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born March 12, 1916, at Scottsbluff, to Mae (Doughty) and Lee Everett. She attended the Scottsbluff schools, graduating in 1934. She attended the University of Nebraska for one year, and in January 1936, she attended Barnes Business School in Denver, Colo...
Evelyn I. Perry (09/20/01)
Evelyn I. Perry Holdrege -- Evelyn I. Perry, 92, died on Monday at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. She was born to Jens Christian and Anna Sophia (Petersen) Anderson on Dec. 12, 1908, in Red Willow County, near Quick. She was the youngest of six children. Her childhood was spent on a family farm in Red Willow County. She graduated from McCook High School with the class of 1926. She then continued her education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln...
Neal Eldon Pursley (09/20/01)
Neal Eldon Pursley BENKELMAN -- Neal Eldon Pursley, 64, died Sunday (Sept. 16, 2001) at his home in Benkelman. He was born Feb. 3, 1927, at Benkelman to Clarence and Pearl (Osborn) Pursley. He attended school in Benkelman, graduating from Benkelman High School in 1957...
Venice M. Owens Butler (09/19/01)
Venice M. Owens Butler TOPEKA, Kan. -- Venice M. Owens Butler, 80, formerly of Palisade, died Monday (Sept. 17, 2001) at a Topeka hospital. She was born Aug. 22, 1921, at Wamego, Kan., to Harry M. and Alta (Snapp) Claywell. On July 4, 1943, she married Russell L. Owens at Topeka. She was a homemaker until his death on Oct. 24, 1968. She worked as a cook and later as a custodian at the Auburn-Washburn School District in Topeka. In July of 1972, she moved to Casper, Wyo...
Austin Wesley Jurey (09/12/01)
Austin Wesley Jurey ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Austin Wesley Jurey, 91, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at the Sandia Hospice Pavillion in Albuquerque. He was born Sept. 20, 1909, at Clifton, Kan., to Wesley Forrest and Jessie Myrtle (Press) Jurey. On Feb. 12, 1938, he married Ethel Fern Roe in Norcatur, Kan. They farmed in Norcatur and Norton, Kan., Wilsonville and the Cambridge areas until retiring and moving into Cambridge. She preceded him in death on Aug. 13, 1998...
Ella Mae Jackson (09/12/01)
Ella Mae Jackson CAMBRIDGE -- Ella Mae Jackson, 88, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at the Cambridge Manor. She was born May 1, 1913, at Bloomington to George and Amelia (Ruhs) Grotfeld. She graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1929. She went on to Normal Training. ...
Marie I, (Axtell) Grafton (09/11/01)
Marie I. (Axtell) Grafton DANBURY -- Marie I. (Axtell) Grafton, 90, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Jan. 28, 1911, in Red Willow County to Frank and Elizabeth (Halsey) Thomas. She grew up on the family farm west of Lebanon where she graduated from rural school...
Clyde N. Slonecker (09/11/01)
Clyde N. Slonecker ARAPAHOE -- Clyde N. Slonecker, 91, died Friday (Sept. 7, 2001) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Nursing Center at Arapahoe. He was born Oct. 17, 1909, at Moorefield to John T. and Sophia (Nelson) Slonecker. He grew up on the family farm at Moorefield. he was an owner and operator of an over-the-road truck for a number of years...
Nelda Jean Grim (09/10/01)
Nelda Jean Grim TUCSON, Ariz. -- Nelda Jean Grim, 53, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of McCook, died Sunday (Sept. 2, 2001) near Needles, Calif., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Dec. 10, 1947, at McCook, to Leonard and Betty L. (Kusler) Zuck. She graduated from McCook High School in 1966. She attended cosmetology school at McCook Beauty Academy...
Arnold 'Barney' L. Okeson (09/07/01)
ATWOOD -- Arnold "Barney" L. Okeson, 81, died Thursday (Sept. 6, 2001) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born March 4, 1920, at Chance, Kan., to Olof and Karin Cecelia (Johnson) Okeson. He spent most of his life in Wallace County, Kan., until moving to Atwood on Jan. 5, 2000...
Norval M. Gragg (09/07/01)
BOONE, Iowa -- Norval M. Gragg, 83, of Boone, Iowa, died Nov. 10, 2000, at Boone County Hospital in Boone. He was born Aug. 3, 1917, at Mullen to Jesse and Stella (O'Brien) Gragg. He graduated from McCook High School and McCook Community College. On July 16, 1938, he married Lucelia M. ...
Elsbeth M. Kasten (09/07/01)
Elsbeth M. Kasten, 83, died Tuesday (Sept. 4, 2001) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Dec. 31, 1917, at Ludell, Kan., to Wilhelm and Elizabeth (Kastens) Stolte. She grew up at Ludell, and graduated from Atwood High School at Atwood. Following graduation she moved to Denver, Colo., where she attended business college...
Adelene Marie (Stennette) Kvasnicka (09/07/01)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Adelene Marie (Stennette) Kvasnicka, 84, died Sept. 1, 2001, at a Colorado Springs hospital. She was born March 16, 1917, at McCook to Charles Huston and Myrta Alice (Morgan) Stennette. On July 27, 1939, she married Donald A. Kvasnicka...
Nettie Davenport (09/12/01)
Nettie J. Davenport HOLDREGE -- Nettie Jane Davenport, 78, of Holdrege, formerly of Orleans, died Saturday (Sept. 8, 2001) at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. She was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Furnas County, near Oxford, to George and Maggie (Allen) Payne. She attended rural schools in Furnas and Harlan Counties, and graduated from Stamford High School with the class of 1941. In 1946 she attended the Lincoln School of Commerce...
Glenn S. Wells (09/12/01)
Glenn S. Wells COZAD -- Glenn S. Wells, 90, of Cozad, formerly of Edison, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at Southview Manor at Cozad. He was born July 2, 1911, at Edison to Andrew and Iona Belle (Brundage) Wells. He grew up northwest of Edison, and later the family moved into Edison. He worked as a ranch hand in South Dakota for 10 years. Later he worked for Vaughn Dawson in farm and ranch work for 20 years, north of Edison...
Josephine 'Josie' (Cuellar) Clark (09/17/01)
Josephine 'Josie' (Cuellar) Clark Josephine "Josie" (Cuellar) Clark, 83, died Thursday (September 13, 2001) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born on Dec. 28, 1917, in Oklahoma, to Macedonia and Tranquelina (Luevano) Cuellar. She graduated from McCook High School in 1937...
Mattie Jones (09/17/01)
Mattie E. Jones YORK -- Mattie E. Jones, 86, of York, died Thursday (Sept. 13, 2001) at the Hearthstone in York. She was born June 3, 1915, near Upton, Wyo., to Bryan and Edith (Casada) Tupper. She was a graduate of Riverton High School and Kearney State College. She taught rural school in McPherson, Franklin, Kearney and Deuel Counties, and at schools in Columbus, Geneva, McCook and Lincoln...
Jasper Cole (09/14/01)
Jasper E. Cole TRENTON -- Jasper E. Cole, 106, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton. He was born Oct. 5, 1894, at Blue Springs, Mo., to Joseph Charlie and Elizabeth Jane (Pierce) Cole. The family moved to Oklahoma and later to Superior, before moving to the Culbertson and Trenton area where he grew up. He entered the U.S. Army, and served during World War II. He received his high school diploma from Lakeside Central in 1999...
Ruby Mae Post (09/14/01)
Ruby Mae Post TRENTON -- Ruby Mae Post, 101, formerly of Palisade, died Tuesday (September 11, 2001) at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born Aug. 9, 1900, in Richardson County, to John Milton and Laura Jane (Pearson) Roller. She graduated from Burchard High School in 1917...
Kayte Bernice Nordhausen (09/14/01)
Kayte Bernice Nordhausen BENKELMAN -- Kayte Bernice Nordhausen, 79, of Benkelman, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Rawlins County, Kansas to Earl Jesse and Anna Christine (Roesch) Denny. The family lived in Atwood for a short time before moving to Benkelman. She attended school in Benkelman and was a graduate of Benkelman High School...
Jasper E. Cole (09/14/01)
Jasper E. Cole TRENTON -- Jasper E. Cole, 106, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2001) at the El Dorado Manor Home in Trenton. He was born Oct. 5, 1894, at Blue Springs, Mo., to Joseph Charley and Elizabeth Jane (Pierce) Cole. The family moved to Oklahoma and later to Superior, before moving to the Culbertson and Trenton area where he grew up. ...
Leo Robert Haag (09/14/01)
Leo Robert Haag SITKA, Alaska -- Leo R. Haag died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at his home in Sitka. He was born Nov. 25, 1919, at Danbury to John J. and Nellie May (Thomas) Haag. On Oct. 11, 1941, he married Frances M. Grant at the St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola...
William F. Oberhauser (09/13/01)
William F. Oberhauser William F. Oberhauser, 72, died Monday (Sept. 10, 2001) at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born on March 10, 1929, at Lindsay to Anthony and Elsie (Hemling) Oberhauser. On May 22, 1951, he entered the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1953...
Leonard Tidyman (09/13/01)
Leonard Tidyman CURTIS -- Leonard Tidyman, 91, of Curtis, formerly of Maywood, died Sunday (Sept. 9, 2001) at the Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. He was born March 29, 1910, at Thornburg to William Milton and Magdalena Johanna (Schmeltzer) Tidyman...
Irene (Stennette) Ogier (09/07/01)
NORTH PLATTE -- Irene Ogier, 94, died Aug. 27, 2001, at Premier Estates. She was born May 30, 1907, at McCook to Charles and Myrta (Morgan) Stennette. She graduated from McCook High School with the class of 1924. She worked for Elmer Kay, Clerk of the District Court, for two years, leaving to work for the Nebraska Department of Roads where she worked until 1937...