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Obituaries from November 2002

Clarence Eugene 'Gene' Lambert (11/29/02)
Clarence Eugene "Gene" Lambert, 68, died at his rural home near McCook, on Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2002) after several years of a hard battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 26, 1934, at Benkelman, to Clifford Ambrose and Louise Esther (Gunderman) Lambert. ...
Lena M. Logan (11/20/02)
Lena M. Logan, 84, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born March 10, 1918, to Benjamin and Ida (Wilhelm) Hawkins in Red Willow County. She grew up in Red Willow County and graduated from high school at Marion. On June 23, 1935, she married Forest Logan. In 1937, they moved to California before returning to McCook in 1944. For many years she worked in the Red Willow County Clerk's office and farmed until her retirement in 1990...
Daniel Dean Reeh (11/19/02)
ATWOOD -- Daniel Dean Reeh, 66, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born Aug. 1, 1936, to Frank N. and Mary T. (Schwartz) Reeh. He attended Forest Hills School and graduated from McDonald Rural High School in 1955. He was in the U.S. Army from September 1956 to November 1957. After returning from his time in the service he worked as a carpenter and farmer. He helped his cousin, Bob Reeh farm until the time of his death...
Fay E. Fitzgibbons (11/19/02)
Fay E. Fitzgibbons, 92, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at her residence at Willow Ridge in McCook. She was born Aug. 7, 1910, to Charles and Minnie (Hubler) Nelson in Red Willow County. She grew up on a farm northwest of McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1928. She graduated from Concordia College at Concordia, Kan., and began working as an accountant at the McCook Co-op...
George L. 'Hoss' Gleason (11/19/02)
CULBERTSON -- George L. "Hoss" Gleason, 65, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2002) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born March 27, 1937, to Lloyd and Mary (Lamb) Gleason in Eckley, Colo. He grew up in the Brush, Colo., area and graduated from Snyder High School in Snyder, Colo. ...
Dale F. 'Baldy' Davis (11/18/02)
Dale F. Davis, 70, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born June 13, 1932, in Indianola. He was raised by his stepfather, George and mother, Zella Seals in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1950. He worked at Nebraska Public Power for 37 years...
Letha M. Campbell (11/18/02)
BEAVER CITY -- Letha M. Campbell, 84, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at the Beaver City Manor. She was born Feb. 13, 1918, at Virginia, to Peter and Francis (Lilly) Dunn. The family moved to Stamford where she attended school. On April 25, 1936, she married Gerald "Buzzy" Campbell at Fort Collins, Colo. They farmed west of Beaver City. They retired in 1981, and moved into Beaver City. She moved to the manor two weeks ago...
Gene T. Doyle (11/18/02)
Gene T. Doyle, 74, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2002) at Byran LGH East in Lincoln. He was born July 1, 1928, to Charles and Lillie Belle (Groves) Doyle in McCook. He graduated from Red Willow High School in 1945. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1948 to 1950...
Clifford Dean Graham (11/18/02)
LINCOLN -- Clifford Dean Graham, 75, formerly of McCook, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2002) at St. Elizabeth's Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, due to heart failure. He was born May 13, 1927, at Danbury, to Fred and Hazel (Roop) Graham and attended school in Danbury where he was a member of the graduating class of 1945...
Jacqueline Lorraine Willcoxon (11/18/02)
Jacqueline Lorraine Willcoxon, 68 died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Aug. 28, 1934, to Lynn Baker and Leva T. Mumby in Swanton. She grew up in Beatrice and attended Beatrice High School and later graduated from Lincoln Community College in 1974...
Francis Fred 'Frank' Stute Jr. (11/15/02)
WAUNETA -- Frank Stute, 73, died Wednesday (Nov.13, 2002) near his farm north of Wauneta. Frank was born to Francis Fred "Frank" and Hazel Irene (Trout) Stute Sr. at their rural farm home north of Benkelman. He attended rural Hoover School until the eighth grade when he quit to help with the family farm...
Opal A. (Rodenbeck) Cox (11/20/02)
ARAPAHOE -- Opal A. (Rodenbeck) Cox, 85, of Truth or Consequences, N.M., formerly of the Arapahoe area, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2002) at the Sierra Health Care Center in Truth or Consequences. She was born March 31, 1917, at Cambridge to Albert and Mable (Harmon) Aldrich. She lived at Edison until the family moved to a farm northeast of Arapahoe in 1927. She graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class of 1934, and then taught school for seven years...
Hazel Irene Powell (11/21/02)
Hazel Irene Powell was born on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 1921 in Ellis, the third child of George W. and Ocie E. (McClure) Bartlett. In 1928, at the age of 5, Hazel moved with her family to their farm/ranch near Max, and attended school in Max where she later graduated from Max High School...
Charles Edward Emmett Pilcher (11/27/02)
Charles Edward Emmett Pilcher, 90, died Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2002) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born Dec. 1, 1911, to Lloyd Raymond and Elizabeth (Bolt) Pilcher at Blair. He grew up at Blair and graduated from Albion High School in 1930. ...
Rev. Richard Atherton (11/27/02)
LINCOLN -- The Rev. Richard Atherton, 82, died Sunday (Nov. 24, 2002) in Lincoln. He was born June 17, 1920, at Mineral, Ill., to the Rev. Edgar and Ola (Ader) Atherton. He grew up in several communities in Illinois and graduated from high school in Kankakee, Ill. He received a bachelor's degree from North Western University College in Chicago, Ill., and his master's degree from the Garrett Theological Seminary. He began his ministry at Henepin, Ill., and Newman, Ill., and Jonesville, Minn...
Zelma Jane Bose (11/26/02)
CAMBRIDGE -- Zelma Jane Bose, 97, died Sunday (Nov. 24, 2002) at the Cambridge Manor. She and her twin sister were born Aug. 9, 1905, to Ernest and Pearl (Newton) Guy at Stamford. She attended grade school in Stamford and graduated from Orleans High School. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She taught elementary school in Orleans, Oxford, Cambridge and Bartley...
Loretta Jane Moser (11/26/02)
BERTHOUD, Colo. -- Loretta Jane Moser, 63, died Monday (Nov. 18, 2002) at her home in Berthoud, Colo. She was born June 6, 1939, to John and Dorothy (Meehan) Hesterwerth in McCook. She was a 1957 graduate of McCook High School. She graduated from McCook Junior College in 1959 and from the University of Northern Colorado in 1961. She was a school teacher...
Darlene Frost (11/26/02)
OMAHA -- Dorotha Darlene Bowersox Frost, 95, formerly of Palisade, died Sunday (Nov. 24, 2002) in Omaha. She was born June 30, 1907, to Joshua M. and Della Alta (Beeney) Bowersox on the family farm southeast of Palisade. She graduated from Trenton High School and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She followed teaching as a profession, teaching in Hamlet, Arapahoe, Palisade and Waycross, Ga...
Rev. Frank C. Bobbitt (11/25/02)
BEAVER CITY -- The Rev. Frank C. Bobbitt, 73, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 2002) at his home in Beaver City. He was born April 18, 1929, at Peru to Ben and Helen (Fletcher) Bobbitt. He grew up in many communities as his father was a minister. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa in 1947...
Amy Nicole Luke (11/25/02)
CURTIS -- Amy Nicole Luke, 22, of Curtis, died Saturday (Nov. 23, 2002) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Medicine Valley High School in Curtis with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be in the Oxford City Cemetery, Oxford, Neb. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Blasť Funeral Home in Curtis. Memorials are suggested to the Amy Luke Memorial Fund...
Clarence E. Perrin (11/25/02)
OBERLIN -- Clarence E. Perrin, 86, died Saturday (Nov. 23, 2002) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born Oct. 29. 1916, to Dillard H. and Nancy M. (Thayer) Perrin at Allison, Kan. He was raised on a farm near Allison in Decatur County and attended school at Jennings...
Vera Delores Scott (11/25/02)
Vera Delores Scott, 84, died Friday (Nov. 22, 2002) at her home in McCook. She was born Dec. 8, 1917, to George Washington and Cora Jane (Jewell) Stoumbaugh, on a farm near St. Francis. On Sept. 30, 1933, she married James L. Scott at Oberlin. They lived in the McCook community most of their married life...
Avis Marie Johnson (11/25/02)
OXFORD -- Avis Marie Johnson, 71, died Friday (Nov. 22, 2002) from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was born Feb. 7, 1931, to Marvin and Inez (Severns) Taylor on a farm near Almena, Kan. She attended grade school first at Cedar School near Almena and then in Norton, Kan., and finally, moving with her family from Norton to Oxford, graduating from the eighth grade from Buffalo District 17. ...
Howard D. Andrews (11/15/02)
Howard D. Andrews, 78, of Grand Island died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at the St. Francis Medical Center of Grand Island. Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17 at Glooaher Chapel at Trinity United Methodist in Grand Island with t he Rev. Delvin Roper officiating. There will be no interment as Mr. Andrews will be cremated following the services. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home...
Clifford Dean Graham (11/15/02)
LINCOLN -- Clifford Dean Graham, 75, formerly of McCook, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2002) at St. Elizabeth's Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, due to heart failure. He was born May 13, 1927, at Danbury, to Fred and Hazel (Roop) Graham and attended school in Danbury where he was a member of the graduating class of 1945...
George E. Brown (11/07/02)
TRENTON -- George E. Brown, 93, died Monday (Nov. 4, 2002) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born July 1, 1909, at Culbertson, to Leroy J. and Bertha (Gose) Brown and moved with his family at an early age to their farm southeast of Trenton. He attended country school on their farm and later attended Trenton High School...
Cindy Sue Bieghler (11/07/02)
BEAVER CITY -- Cindy Sue Bieghler, 46, died Friday (Nov. 1, 2002) in a two-vehicle accident near Monroe. She was born June 22, 1956, to Harold and Elsie (Krei) Rohde at Norfolk. She grew up at Randolph, graduating from Randolph Public School in 1974. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 1978. She had a double endorsement in math and Spanish with minors in education and social sciences...
Arlus D. Hueftle (11/06/02)
Arlus D. Hueftle died Monday (Nov. 4, 2002) at Bryan LGH East at Lincoln. He was 62 years old. Arlus was born Sept. 25, 1940, at Holdrege, to Earl A. and Almina C. (Francis) Hueftle. He graduated from Eustis High School in 1958. On Oct. 18, 1986, he married Dorene D. Welte at McCook. In 1983, Arlus was employed as a car salesman for Lee Janssen Motor Company. He was working for Republican Valley Motor Company at the time of his death...
Dorothy Marie Huff Carleton (11/06/02)
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho -- Dorothy Marie Huff Carleton, 85, died Sunday (Oct. 27, 2002) at her residence in Mountain Home, Idaho. She was born May 1, 1917, to Henry Boyd and Selma Ida (Schultz) Huff in McCook. Following the death of her mother, she lived with her maternal grandparents on a farm near Oxford and later near Merril, Wis. ...
Retha Cherry Jones (11/06/02)
CAMBRIDGE -- Retha Cherry Jones, 61, died Thursday (Oct. 31, 2002) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Aug. 11, 1941, to James and Geneva (Wilson) Cherry in the Red River Valley north of Dekalb, Texas. She and her parents moved to Cambridge in 1953 where she attended Cambridge Public Schools until her graduation in May of 1960...
Garold E. Smith (11/06/02)
PARKS -- Garold E. Smith, 86, died Monday (Nov. 4, 2002) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born March 3, 1916, at Oswego, Kan., to Elmer and Rosella (Blalock) Smith.† At an early age, he moved with his family to their farm near Parks, and he attended country school near his home as well as Parks High School...
Ida M. 'Heidi' Blair (11/04/02)
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Ida M. "Heidi" Blair died Saturday (Oct. 26, 2002) in Grand Junction, Colo. She was born Feb. 11, 1913, to August Henry and Dicy Rebecca Meyer at Auburn. The family moved to Lincoln when she was four years old. She spent her childhood there and attended school. She graduated from Lincoln High School and Lincoln Business College with a degree in bookkeeping...
Dorothy Luella Mote (11/04/02)
WILCOX -- Dorothy Luella Mote, 78, died Saturday (Nov. 2, 2002) at the St. John's Center in Kearney. She was born Aug. 14, 1924, in a sod house on the family farm southeast of Ringgold to Oscar and May (Holmberg) Tupper. The family made their home on a farm in McPherson County. ...
Bernard H. Schutz (11/04/02)
ARAPAHOE -- Bernard H. Schutz, 83, died Friday (Nov. 1, 2002) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital at Cambridge. He was born Dec. 13, 1918, to Martin and Sophia (Stagemeyer) Schutz in rural Eustis. he attended school at Salem Lutheran Parochial School. After school, he farmed with his father and various neighbors until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943. After being discharged in 1946, he moved back to Nebraska...
Teresa R. 'Teri' Speake (11/01/02)
KEARNEY -- Teresa R. "Terri" Speake, 50, of Kearney died Thursday (Oct. 31, 2002) at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. She was born April 22, 1952, to Jackson B. and Nadine G. (Hoyt) Young. She grew up and graduated from high school in McCook. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Kearney State College in 1987. She was a member of the cardiothoracic surgical team at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney...
Leon Wood (11/07/02)
NORCATUR -- Leon Wood, 80, died Monday (Nov. 4, 2002) at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born June 28, 1922, to Joel Chester and Ruth Ann (Rankin) Wood in Caldwell County, Mo. He was raised in Missouri and attended high school at Mountain Grove, Mo...
Jackie Jean Snider (11/08/02)
BEAVER CITY -- Jackie Jean Snider, 75, formerly known as Opal Fern Phillips, died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2002) in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was born Dec. 23, 1926, to Lloyd Gilbert and Lora Daphine (Marts) Phillips at Paxton. She grew up on a farm near Beaver City. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1944. After graduation, she moved to San Pedro, Calif., and worked at the Naval Supply Depot as a secretary...
Meta Louise Chambers (11/15/02)
ARAPAHOE -- Meta Louise Chambers, 91, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2002) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Jan. 24, 1911, to George and Maria (Helms) Wendland in Gosper County. She attended Emmanuel Lutheran Parochial School. After school, she worked for various neighbors cleaning houses. She then attended beautician school in Denver, Colo...
Bernice B. Winters (11/14/02)
Bernice B. Winters, 90, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2002) at Hillcrest Nursing Home of McCook. She was born May 12, 1912, to Wait E. and Mary Angeline (Callihan) Winters at Atwood. She grew up in Colorado and Nebraska and graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1932. She and her family farmed southeast of McCook before moving to McCook in 1963...
Gary Leon Purdy (11/14/02)
OMAHA -- Gary Leon Purdy, 62, died Monday (Nov. 11, 2002) at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. He was born June 21, 1940, to Clyde and Beulah (Einspahr) Purdy at Wauneta. He attended grade school and high school at Wauneta. He served in the U.S. Navy and after his discharge he returned to Wauneta...
Kenneth F. Hartman (11/13/02)
Kenneth F. Hartman, 63, died Tuesday (Nov. 12, 2002) at his home in McCook. He was born July 29, 1939, to Loren Paul and Madeline May (Chesley) Hartman at Arnold. He grew up in Arnold and graduated from Arnold High School in 1957. He graduated from Kearney State Teachers College in 1965, with a masters degree in business and guidance counseling...
Goldie May Thomas (11/12/02)
PALISADE, Colo. -- Goldie May Thomas, 93, died Tuesday (Nov. 5, 2002) at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. She was born May 26, 1909, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Sprague) Knight in Stratton, where she spent her childhood and attended schools in a one-room school. She moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1943 and lived in DeBeque, Colo., Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Grand Junction prior to moving to Palisade, Colo., in 1999...
Jack Lee Jr. (11/12/02)
TRENTON -- Jack Lee Jr., 76, died Wednesday (Nov. 6, 2002) at Trenton. He was born Aug. 13, 1926, to Jack Harold and Gladys (Withers) Lee at Winter, Wis. He grew up at Colby, Kan., where he received his education. On June 3, 1951, he married Joan Gilbert at Colby and they resided at Colby before moving to Colorado in 1963. He worked as a carpenter in the construction business until retiring and moving to Trenton in the spring of 1982...
Billy L. Lashley (11/12/02)
TRENTON -- Billy L. Lashley, 61, died Sunday (Nov. 10, 2002) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. He was born, Aug. 17, 1941, to Elmer H. and Hazel Leota (Blake) Lashley at McCook. He graduated from Red Willow Public Schools in 1959...
Raymond Warren Drain (11/11/02)
Raymond Warren Drain was born in McCook, Red Willow County, Nebraska, on his father's birthday, July 13, 1920. He was the son of Joseph Samuel and Sylvia Jane (Heskett) Drain and he had one sister, Ruth Klocke and two brothers, Elmer (Buster) and Merwin. Raymond had been suffering with the affects of several strokes and pancreatic cancer in the past year and he passed away Friday at 2 a.m., at the age of 82 years, 3 months, and 26 days of age at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook...
Dora V. Gundlach (11/11/02)
HASTINGS -- Dora V. Gundlach, 80, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002) at her home. She was born Feb. 14, 1922, to Willard and Maude (Cunningham) Nicholson in Lamar. She graduated from Palisade High School. On Oct. 6, 1944, she married Walter J. Gundlach. She worked for the Palisade Times as a linotypist. During World War II, she worked on the ships in Tacoma, Wash. In 1952, she moved from Chicago, Ill., to Hastings. She was a homemaker...
Darrel Jerome Malleck (11/08/02)
AMARILLO, Texas -- Darrel Jerome Malleck, 69, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2002) in Amarillo, Texas. He was born March 10, 1933, to Charles L. and Lorene Agnes Malleck in Indianola. He attended McCook Junior College for two years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
F. Eldon Hayward (11/01/02)
HOXIE, Kan. -- F. Eldon Hayward, 73, died Wednesday (Oct. 30, 2002) at the Sheridan County Hospital in Hoxie, Kan. He was born Dec. 30, 1928, to Denzil H. and Maude Marie (Gretchen) Hayward in rural Valliona, Kan. He was raised in Oberlin and attended rural grade school. He graduated from Decatur County Community High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army...