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Obituaries from November 2003

Dottie Doreen (Burnham) Barbour (11/28/03)
YUBA CITY, Calif. -- Dottie Doreen (Burnham) Barbour, 76, died Nov. 20, 2003, in Yuba City, Calif. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in St. Francis. She was raised in McCook and she graduated from McCook High School. She was a secretary/bookkeeper for Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church in Ashland, Ore...
Sean Michael Denton (11/28/03)
OMAHA -- Sean Michael Denton, 17, died Tuesday (Nov. 25, 2003) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha due to a motor vehicle accident. He was born Dec. 20, 1985, to David G. and Michelle (Rief) Denton in Peoria, Ill. The family made their home in many communities in Nebraska and Illinois. He was a senior at Alma High School in Alma...
Lucille Helen Gohl (11/26/03)
Lucille Helen Gohl died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 81. She was born Dec. 24, 1921, at Aurora, the daughter of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Fritz) Schaffert. She moved with her family to the Culbertson area in 1932 and graduated from Culbertson high School in 1939. Following graduation she was employed by Bill Wagner and Myatt Volentine families...
Nelda Pindell (11/25/03)
OGALLALA -- Nelda Pindell, 86, died Friday (Nov. 21, 2003) at Ogallala Community Hospital. She was born Feb. 17, 1917, to Isaac and Susan (Troxel) Berry in Hays County. She attended elementary school in Hays County. She was employed with White Pelican Cafe in Wauneta...
Arlene L. Runyan (11/24/03)
KEARNEY -- Arlene L. Runyan, 79, died Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2003) at her home in Kearney. She was born June 2, 1924, to Samuel E. and Beulah M. (Koon) Lawver in McCook. She graduated from high school in Oberlin in 1942. On June 4, 1942, she married Dareld Eugene Runyan. ...
Ruth Darlene Allen Bell (11/24/03)
ASHLAND, Ky. -- Ruth Darlene Allen Bell, 74, died Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2003) at Kings Daughter Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born Feb. 25, 1929, to Willard and Ruth (Bates) Broyles in Oberlin. She was raised in Dresden, Kan., where she attended school. She moved to Ashland, Ky., and she was a restaurant owner...
Albert Jacob Troester (11/21/03)
Albert Jacob Troester, 92, died Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Oct. 3, 1911, to William and Elizabeth (Wall) Troester in Bartley. He grew up on the family farm south of Bartley where he attended Trinity Lutheran School...
Margarat (Ketterl) Riener (11/19/03)
ATWOOD --  Margaret (Ketterl) Riener, 85, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2003) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born Feb. 20, 1918, in Pocasset, Okla., to Louis and Katherine Ketterl. She grew up on a farm in Traer, Kan. She attended Green Valley Rural School and St. Mary's Parochial School in Herndon. She worked the summer of 1933 as a waitress at a hotel in Oberlin...
Robert R. Kimball (11/20/03)
BARTLEY -- Robert R. Kimball, 55, died Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2003) at Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. He was born July 2, 1948, at Valentine, to Everett and Mae (Spence) Kimball. The family moved to the Rushville area where he attended school...
Betty Jo McCashland Orvis (11/20/03)
LEBANON -- Betty Jo McCashland Orvis, 79, died Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2003) at North Platte. She was born Jan. 18, 1924, south of Lebanon, to Francis Lloyd and Elsie Gay McCashland. She lived on the family farm until she was 11. The family moved to Lebanon and she attended school there...
Betty J. Maxfield (11/19/03)
Betty J. Maxfield, 82 of Wauneta died Monday (Nov. 17, 2003) at the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Wauneta to Louis A. and Mae (Gains) Grimm. She grew up and attended school in Wauneta and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1938. She attended college for one year...
Arlene Ida Spears (11/19/03)
BENKELMAN -- Arlene Ida Spears, 87, died Nov. 6, 2003, at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. She was born June 6, 1916, on the family farm near Parks to Reverda and Lois (Hardwick) Baney. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Benkelman High School in 1934...
Genevieve A. Peirano (11/19/03)
LOVELAND, Colo. -- Genevieve A. Peirano, 90, formerly of Benkelman, died Friday (Nov. 14, 2003) at North Shore Manor in Loveland, Colo. She was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Benkelman to Daniel and Anna (McDonald) Ough. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1930...
Herman G. 'Pete' Wolters (11/19/03)
LUDELL -- Herman G. "Pete" Wolters, 80, died Monday (Nov 17, 2003) at the Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born July 2, 1923, in rural Rawlins County to Gustav J. and Bertha (Castens) Wolters. He was a lifelong resident of the Ludell area...
Malissa E. Bishop (11/18/03)
TRENTON -- Malissa E. Bishop, 90, died Monday (Nov. 17, 2003) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born Sept. 22, 1913, to Marion and Ada (Davis) Bannister in Franklin County. In 1917, the family moved to Hayes Center where she grew up and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1931. She received her bachelors degree from Kearney State Teachers College in Kearney...
Carl Wilson Shanks (11/18/03)
ATWOOD -- Carl Wilson Shanks, 86, died Saturday (Nov. 15, 2003) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born June 25, 1917, to Otto and Mary (Donn) Shanks on the homestead farm north of Colby. He attended Prairie Rose School through the eighth grade...
Marvin Lee Cox (11/18/03)
ATWOOD -- Marvin Lee Cox, 86, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2003) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born May 23, 1917, to Mary Gertrude Brown and Ray Ardell Cox. He attended high school in Atwood, where he graduated in 1935. He lived the majority of his life in Atwood. In his youth, he spent time in the Pacific Northwest while working in the lumber industry. He began his career with the Postal Service in 1939. He enlisted in the Navy were he served in the Pacific Theater...
Betty Ellen Brooks (11/18/03)
Betty Ellen Brooks, 75, of Grand Island, died Saturday (Nov. 15, 2003) at her home. Services are 2 p.m., Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Home, Grand Island. The Rev. Carl Fehwaldt will officiate. Burial is in Grand Island Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 3-8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Leslie Francis Rice (11/18/03)
Lesley Francis Rice, 73, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2003, at his home in rural McCook. Lesley was born on Nov. 26, 1929, at Shelton, to Benjamin Marston and Enid Melvola (Parks) Rice. He graduated from Shelton High School in 1948. On Dec. 27, 1950, he married Dixie Lea Michel in Shelton. ...
Robert M. Carey (11/17/03)
WAUNETA -- Robert M. Carey, 81, died Saturday (Nov. 15, 2003) at Heritage of Wauneta. He was born July 12, 1922, to Lawrence H. and Clara (Witt) Carey in McCook. He graduated from Palisade High School in 1940. On Nov. 7, 1943, he entered the Navy as a Seabee and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged Jan. 18, 1946...
Alice Elizabeth Corder (11/17/03)
Alice Elizabeth Corder, 83, died Friday (Nov. 14, 2003) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Dec. 21, 1919, to William J. and Agnes (Sterling) Kennedy in Frontier County. She graduated from McCook High School in 1938. On May 16, 1941, she married Dale T. Corder in Oberlin. She was a homemaker. The couple lived their married life in the McCook community. For the past 30 years, the couple spent their winters in south lower Rio Grand, Texas...
Arthur L. Nelson (11/17/03)
OBERLIN -- Arthur L. Nelson, 94, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2003) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. He was born Dec. 26, 1909, to Adolph and Susan (Johnson) Nelson in Cherokee, Iowa. He was raised in Worthington, Minn., and attended school in Worthington...
Russel Polly (11/14/03)
LINCOLN -- Russel Polly, 89, long time resident of Wauneta, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2003) in Lincoln. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Wallin of Imperial; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m. (MST), at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta with the Rev. Michael Laing and John Engbrecht officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery of Wauneta...
Clifford Davis (11/14/03)
Clifford Davis, 81, died Thursday (Nov. 13, 2003). Services are Monday, 10 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin with the Rev. Doug Hasty officiating. Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.
Howard J. Miller (11/13/03)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Howard J. Miller, 94, formerly of Benkelman, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2003) in Colorado Springs, Colo. Services are Saturday, 4 p.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman. A private inurnment will be in Benkelman Cemetery...
Neil Walter Reeves (11/13/03)
Neil Walter Reeves, 87, of Almena, Kan., passed away Nov. 2, 2003, at Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kan. Memorial services are Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Almena. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Almena. Memorials have been established to the Almena United Methodist Church, Almena Senior Center and Hospice Services of Norton County. Arrangements are with Enfield Funeral Home in Norton...
Opal M. Forman (11/13/03)
KEARNEY --  Opal M. Forman, 83, of Cozad, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services are Saturday, 10 a.m., at Cozad Christian Church with Larry Thomas officiating. Interment will be in the Holbrook Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, 1-8 p.m., at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad...
Charles Hanna (11/12/03)
IMPERIAL -- Charles Hanna, 78, of Wauneta, died Monday (Nov. 11, 2003) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Wauneta; two daughters, Cate Lowman and husband, Lynn of Louisville, Colo., and Vicki Hanna of Torrington, Wyo.; one son, Doug Hanna and wife, Darcy of Boulder, Colo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Louise E. Youngquist (11/11/03)
TRENTON -- Louise E. Youngquist, 90, died Sunday (Nov. 9, 2003) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born April 9, 1913, to Fred Pearl and Freida (Andorka) Shaffer in Atwood. She grew up in Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1930 and taught in rural schools...
Marcia Lou (Earl) Higgins (11/11/03)
Marcia Lou (Earl) Higgins, 77, of Sun Lakes, Ariz., passed away at her home Nov. 4, 2003, of ovarian cancer. She was born Dec. 17, 1926, at Benedict. She grew up in Bartley and graduated and entered her career in McCook with the railroading industry transferring via many eastern states, ending her career in Denver after 40 years...
Joan D. Moore (11/11/03)
KEARNEY -- Joan D. Moore, 74, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born April 4, 1929, in McCook to EO and Delsie (Simmons) Dike. She attended school in McCook. Following her education she was united in marriage to Clayton W. ...
Hilda L. Eaton (11/11/03)
OBERLIN -- Hilda L. Eaton, 90, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Jan. 19, 1913, to Dick and Maude Moore on a farm in Smokey Hill Township in Ellis County, Kan. She attended Good Hope School until the ninth grade. The went to Hays High School for the next three years...
Charles Edward Wright (11/10/03)
Charles Edward Wright (known to friends as Charlie) of McCook, died Nov. 8, 2003. He was born Dec. 21, 1920, near Tuttle, Okla., to Dempsey Albro Wright and Agnes Louise (Keyser) Wright. He grew up in Oklahoma City, Okla., and attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman where he was awarded a BSCE degree in civil engineering in 1947. ...
Hilda L. Eaton (11/10/03)
OBERLIN -- Hilda L. Eaton, 90, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. Services are today, 1:30 p.m., at United Methodist Church in Atwood. Interment is at the Atwood Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be left in her name at Williams Funeral Home, 109 North Second Street, Atwood, KS 67730...
Harriet A. (Long, Carlock) Brunswick (11/10/03)
GREELEY, Colo. -- Harriet A. (Long, Carlock) Brunswick, 80, died Oct. 26, 2003, at Greeley Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. She was born April 11, 1923, to Ira J. and LaVella B. Long in Haigler. She was raised in the Haigler community. She graduated from Haigler High School in 1940...
Vergie E. Nygren (11/10/03)
OBERLIN -- Vergie E. Nygren, 92, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born March 27, 1911, to Andrew Gustaf and Anna Caroline (Hemming) Anderson in Decatur County. She was raised on a farm in the Lund community southwest of Oberlin. She attended school at a rural school near her home and attended Decatur Community High School...
Lucile L. Monzon (11/10/03)
Lucile L. Monzon, 74, of McCook, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born Aug. 1, 1929, to Floyd Lester and Thelma Pearl (Clayton) Musgrave in Danbury. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1947. She lived in this community her entire life...
Betty Pantenburg Hayter (11/06/03)
Betty Pantenburg Hayter, loving wife and mother passed on to her new life on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003. Betty was the daughter of Arthur and Alice McKenna Pantenburg. She graduated from McCook High School in 1940. She married Walter Vernon Hayter on Aug. 17, 1941, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church...
Melvyn R. Chrisman (11/04/03)
Melvyn R. Chrisman, 88, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Feb. 7, 1915, at McCook to James R. and Mary (Kehl) Chrisman. He grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1933. On June 26, 1937, he married Constance "Connie" Malcolm at McCook. He was employed by the Fox Theater before entering the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II...
Jeanette Ann Hindman (11/04/03)
PHOENIZ, Ariz. -- Jeanette Ann Hindman, 69, died Saturday (Oct. 18, 2003) at Glendale, Ariz. She was born at McCook, Nov. 22, 1933, to Ralph and Winifred Shepherd. She was a member of the McCook graduating class of 1951. On July 22, 1951, she married Kenneth Hindman and to this union three children were born, Ken Lee, Kim William and Kendra Jean...
Edward Louis Andrijeski (11/04/03)
WASHINGTON -- Edward Louis Andrijeski, 87, died Friday (Oct. 24, 2003), after a 14-year battle with prostate cancer. He was born May 7, 1916, to Frank and Cresenctia Andrijeski in McCook. He spent his early years helping on the family farm. In 1941, he enlisted in the Navy and fought in World War II. He was discharged in 1946 at Turret Captain First Class...
William F. Braun (11/03/03)
William F. Braun, 62, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Feb. 13, 1941, to William J. and Josephine (Downs) Braun in McCook. He grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1959. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He spent his working life in Denver where he was in real estate development. For the past 15 years he has resided in McCook...