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Obituaries from December 2003

Timothy 'Tim' Gilpin (12/30/03)
CAMBRIDGE -- Timothy "Tim" Gilpin, 53, died Monday (Dec. 29, 2003) at his home in Cambridge. He was born Jan. 22, 1950, to Roger and Ruth (Cazine) Gilpin in Denver, Colo. He grew up in the Denver, Ft. Collins and Loveland, Colo., area. He graduated from South High School in Denver. He received a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in psychology...
Wayne Huston Awtrey (12/31/03)
Wayne Huston Awtrey, 44, of Plano, Texas was born Jan. 28, 1959, in Friona, Texas. He died Monday (Dec. 29, 2003). Wayne attended Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kan. He was the president/owner of Texas Roof Management in Dallas, Texas. Wayne was a member of the Building Owner and Management Association. ...
Linnie Alice (Parsons) Arnold (12/31/03)
Linnie Alice (Parsons) Arnold died Dec. 24, 2003, at Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in McCook to Otto L. and Stella Parsons and lived on a farm north of McCook. She graduated from Curtis High School and taught school for several years. She then worked as secretary for the Salvation Army in Kansas City, Mo., for 37 years. She has lived in Phoenix the last few years...
Marvin Raymond Heskett (12/31/03)
Marvin Raymond Heskett died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at the Cambridge Manor Care Center in Cambridge at the age of 88. He was born Oct. 30, 1915, in McCook, the son of the late William C. and Goldie (Smith) Heskett. At an early age the family moved to a farm northwest of McCook. Marvin attended McCook High school before entering the United States Navy serving on a troop transport ship, the USS Thomas Jefferson, during World War II...
Hilda A. White (12/30/03)
CULBERTSON -- Hilda A. White, 80, died Monday (Dec. 29, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born May 19, 1923, to Henry and Katherine (Wriwth) Pruser in Linn, Kan. She grew up in Linn, where she graduated from Linn High School. On Sept. 2, 1944, she married Dewey "Red" White in Clay Center, Kan. ...
Ruth Dee (Cochran) Gregory (12/30/03)
ATWOOD -- Ruth Dee (Cochran) Gregory, 88, died Monday (Dec. 29, 2003) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. She was born Aug. 14, 1915, to William W. and Violet R. (Felker) Cochran in Hastings. On Sept. 5, 1964, she married Woods Wilson Gregory. She lived in Topeka for 10 years and then lived in Denver where she worked in a veteran's administration hospital and rehabilitation center for the state of Colorado. She had lived in Atwood since 1977...
Nancy Diehl Gummere (12/30/03)
Nancy Diehl Gummere, 74, of Littleton, Colo., died (Dec. 17, 2003) at Cherry Park Progressive Care in Englewood, Colo. She was born June 22, 1929, to Norval and Florence (Hertz) Diehl in Stratton. She graduated from Stratton High School and McCook Community College. Then she went to work as a secretary for the Bureau of Reclamation while Swanson Reservoir was being built...
Bryce Millard Brown (12/30/03)
Bryce Millard Brown died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney at the age of 65. He was born Nov. 13, 1938, on the family farm in Hitchcock County, the son of the late James and Letha (Williamson) Brown. Bryce grew up southeast of Trenton, attended a one room country school and graduated from Trenton High School in 1956. He entered the United States Air Force that fall...
Lucas P. 'Luke' Braxmeyer (12/29/03)
ATWOOD -- Lucas P. "Luke" Braxmeyer, 82, died Sunday (Dec. 28, 2003) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood. He was born Aug. 12, 1921, to Daniel J. and Isabella (Kary) Braxmeyer in Solen, N.D. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Tillamook, Ore...
Roderick Donald MacDonell III (12/29/03)
Roderick Donald MacDonell III died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Community Hospital of McCook. He was 80 years old. Roderick was born on Aug. 14, 1923, at Savannah, Ga., to Angie Elizabeth (Noack) and Roderick Donald MacDonell II. He graduated from Eastern High School, Washington, D.C., in 1941. In 1949, he graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va., with a degree in industrial engineering...
Joy Marilyn Teter (12/29/03)
KEARNEY -- Joy Marilyn Teter, 53, died Saturday (Dec. 27, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Jan. 28, 1950, to Delbert Floyd and Cora Jean (Daffer) Teter in Cambridge. She attended elementary school in Cambridge and graduated as valedictorian from Cambridge High School in 1968...
Beatrice Mary Miles (12/26/03)
Beatrice Mary Miles died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was 74 years old. Beatrice was born Nov. 9, 1929, in McCook to Francis and Mary Ann (Briggs) Bump. She graduated from McCook High School in 1948. Shortly after graduation, she was employed by Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator until they closed. Beatrice then worked for Sehnert's Bakery for many years and was still employed there at the time of her death...
Bertha Marina Matchett (12/26/03)
OBERLIN -- Bertha Martina Matchett, 69, died Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2003) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Aug. 30, 1934, to Emmett and Cleo (Montgomery) Booker in Decatur County. She was raised in the Atwood and Oberlin areas. She attended Oberlin schools and graduated from Decatur County High School in 1953...
Rosemary Huffman Schultz (12/26/03)
Rosemary Huffman Schultz, 90, passed away Dec. 22, 2003, following complications from Alzheimer's and pneumonia in Oakland, Calif., where she had been living with her son and daughter-in-law for the past four years. She was born on July 11, 1913 in Toledo, Ore...
Eleanor I. Korte (12/26/03)
ALMA -- Eleanor I. Korte, 84, of Orleans, died Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2003) at Colonial Villa Samaritan Center in Alma. She was born Sept. 26, 1919, on the family farm northwest of Orleans in Harlan County to John E. and Sara Elizabeth (Colgan) Kresser. She attended District 27 rural school in Harlan County. ...
Mildred Erminta (Peterson)Russell (12/24/03)
Mildred Erminta (Peterson) Russell of Kilmarnock, Scotland died peacefully in the presence of her husband, Robert "Bob" and a loving niece, Morag, on Sept. 10, 2003. Mildred was born in Farwell on Dec. 18, 1915, and attended McCook Junior College before continuing her education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln...
Betty Jo McCashland Orvis (12/24/03)
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...
Bryce M. Brown (12/22/03)
KEARNEY -- Bryce M. Brown, 65, of Culbertson, died Sunday (Dec. 21, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Nov. 13, 1938, to James and Letha (Williamson) Brown in Hitchcock County. He grew up on the family farm where he was born and graduated from Trenton High School in 1956...
Frances Louise Debban (12/23/03)
Frances Louise Debban, age 83, of Arapahoe died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born March 2, 1920 in Deshler, to John and Clara B. (Werner) Mussman. Frances was raised and attended school at Norton. After school she worked in the Arapahoe area. ...
Mary Aileen (Sapp) Brophy (12/23/03)
Mary Aileen (Sapp) Brophy was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Cook to Walter R. Sapp Sr. and Letha Pearson Sapp. She moved from Tecumseh to Harvard at an early age. She attended Harvard High School for 11 years. She died Dec. 22, 2003, at her home in her sleep, beside her husband...
Floyd Eugene Kendrick (12/22/03)
BERTHOUD, Colo. -- Floyd Eugene Kendrick, 93, died Saturday (Dec. 20, 2003) in Berthoud, Colo., after a brief illness. He was born July 31, 1910, to William and Carrie Kendrick on the family farm near Atwood. He grew up in the family house south of Atwood. He learned skills as a craftsman, mechanic, farmer and rancher...
Myrtle Arline (Monson) Mason (12/22/03)
Myrtle Arline (Monson) Mason, 79, died Dec. 18, 2003, in Omaha. She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Wilimer, Minn. She was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Irwin, Iowa, and was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church. She graduated from Irwin High School in 1942 and then from Immanuel Lutheran with a degree in nursing in 1947, where she also practiced as a registered nurse...
Bertha Frances Brock (12/19/03)
OBERLIN -- Bertha Frances Brock, 105, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2003) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 8, 1898 at rural Kanona, Kan., to Theodore and Mary (Pracejl) Tacha. She was raised on a farm at Prairie Dog Creek near Jennings, Kan...
Lee E. Peters (12/19/03)
NORTH PLATTE -- Lee E. Peters, 88, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2003) at Linden Court Care Center in North Platte. He was born Oct. 25, 1915, to Lloyd and Anna (Reiter) Peters in Indianola. He grew up on a farm north of Indianola and attended the Indianola School System...
Opal Belle Mousel (12/19/03)
CAMBRIDGE -- Opal Belle Mousel, 92, died Thursday (Dec. 18, 2003) at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. She was born Nov. 25, 1911, in Rankin, Okla., to Arthur and Harriet Gaines. She attended school in Cheyenne and Blackwell, Okla. She moved to Geneva with her family. She graduated from Geneva High School and later attended Peru State Teacher's College. She taught school in Rising City and McCook...
Raymond Leonard Vrbas (12/19/03)
ATWOOD -- Raymond Leonard Vrbas, 76, of Hays, Kan., died Wednesday (Dec. 17, 2003) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born Sept. 9, 1927, to Frank J. and Mary M. (Bartosovsky) Vrbas in Stratton. He attended country school at Forest Hill Grade School northwest of Atwood...
Orpha Louise Maris (12/18/03)
WAUNETA -- Orpha Louise Maris, 72, died Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) at her home in Wauneta. She was born July 1, 1931, on a farm north of Haigler to Edward W. and Pauline L. (Schwenk) Buffington. She attended grade school and high school in Haigler. On March 15, 1950, she married Dale LaVerne Maris at Eden Missionary Church south of Wauneta. The couple made their home near the Eden community in rural Hitchcock County, where they farmed until her husbands death in 1994. She then moved to Wauntea...
George E. Warner (12/18/03)
HOLDREGE -- George E. Warner, 82, of Beaver City, died Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. He was born July 1, 1921, to Leon George "Jerry" and Marjorie (Dalton) Warner at the family home in Beaver City. He grew up in Beaver City and graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1938. In December 1939, he began his military career with the Air Force...
Joseph M. Brennan (12/16/03)
STRATTON -- Joseph M. Brennan, 53, died Monday (Dec. 15, 2003) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born April 10, 1950, in Akron, Colo., to John E. and Anna May (Randall) Brennan. He later moved with his family to Stratton where he lived until his passing...
Joe Schwab (12/17/03)
ST. FRANCIS -- Joe Schwab, 43, of Oberlin, died Sunday (Dec. 14, 2003) in St. Francis. He was born Sept. 13, 1960, to Bill and Pat (Huff) Schwab in Norton, Kan. He was raised on a farm near Norcatur and attended Norcatur Grade School. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1979. He lived on a farm near Norcatur and then moved to Oberlin...
Kent L. Bennett (12/17/03)
LINCOLN -- Kent L. Bennett, 67, of Holdrege, died Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) at Bryan LGH-East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born June 16, 1936, to Harold and Hazelle (Broomfield) Bennett on the family homestead near McCook. He attended school at the Red Willow School and continued his education in Lebanon. After his education, he worked on the family farm...
Floyd Lester Orman (12/17/03)
NORTH PLATTE -- Floyd Lester Orman, 90, of North Platte, died Monday (Dec. 15, 2003) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug. 15, 1913, to Fred M. and Delia (Ohlson) Orman in Hayes County. On July 27, 1937, he married Lillian Fichtner in Hayes County. He spent most of his life in Hayes County as a farmer and also with the agriculture office in Hayes County for over 40 years. The couple moved to North Platte in 1980...
Ida Mae Sitzman (12/16/03)
Ida Mae Sitzman, 80, died Thursday (Dec. 11, 2003) at her home in McCook. She was born June 11, 1923, at Indianola, to Floyd Elmer and Anna (Reiter) Peters. She attended Red Willow Public School. On June 15, 1941, she married Carl Sitzman in Oberlin. She was employed as a clerk for Prest Drug and Alco Pharmacy for many years as well as a homemaker...
Ilah Max (12/15/03)
CAMBRIDGE -- Ilah Max, 75, died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Nov. 23, 1928, to Louis M. and Virginia A. (Fletcher) Hovey in Stockville. She graduated as valedictorian from Stockville High School in 1947. After graduating she worked for Frontier County...
Boyd T. Ward Sr. (12/15/03)
Boyd T. Ward Sr., formerly of Hayes County and McCook, passed away in Sun City, Ariz., at the age of 89. He was born Nov. 23, 1913 and he died Nov. 9, 2003. In his earlier years he was a rancher, farmer and later became a minister of the gospel. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline in infancy...
Lloyd Earl Potthoff (12/15/03)
Lloyd Earl Potthoff died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003) at his home in McCook. He was 73 years old. Lloyd was born on Oct. 17, 1930, in Red Willow County, to Fred and Mabel Estel (Halladay) Potthoff. He graduated from Red Willow County High School in 1948, and later took college classes after his dismissal from the Army...
Myrva Dolene Norman (12/15/03)
Myrva Dolene Norman of McCook, 88, died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 14, 1914, in McCook to Earnest W. and Grace M. (Haegen) Houser. She graduated from McCook High School in 1932. On Oct. 23, 1936, she married Eugene E. "Curly" Norman in McCook. They celebrated 48 years of marriage prior to his passing away in 1985...
Frances Louise Debban (12/15/03)
KEARNEY -- Frances Louise Debban, 83, died Friday (Dec. 12, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born March 2, 1920, to John and Clara K. (Werner) Mussman in Deshler. She was raised and attended school in Norton. After school she worked in the Arapahoe area...
James 'Jim' Brooks (12/12/03)
James "Jim" Brooks, 70, died Thursday (Dec. 11, 2003) at his home in McCook. Mass of Christian burial is Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook. The rosary will be recited Monday, 7:30 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook...
Rolland Greinke 'Ron' Lange (12/11/03)
IMPERIAL -- Rolland Greinke "Ron" Lange, 75, died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. He was born Nov. 28, 1928, to Walter H. and Emma (Greinke) Lange in Chase County. He attended school in Imperial and graduated from high school in 1946. He entered the Army shortly after graduation and was stationed in Japan. After his discharge Jan. 9, 1948, he attended Hastings College...
Linda Sue Brown (12/11/03)
GRANT -- Linda Sue Brown, 57, died Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) at Perkins County Hospital in Grant. She was born June 16, 1946, to Harry and Mattie (Redden) North, southwest of Imperial. She grew up in Imperial and graduated from Chase County High School in 1965...
Phyllis J. Smith (12/11/03)
OBERLIN -- Phyllis J. Smith, 74, died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 28, 1929, to E. George and Emma A. (Luedtke) Siegfried on a farm west of Traer. She was raised in Traer and graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin...
Eugene Leonard Stout (12/11/03)
BIGFORK, Mont. -- Eugene Leonard Stout, 77, died Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) at the Kalispell Regional Hospital in Kalispell, Mont. He was born April 8, 1926, to Stanley Thomas and Grace Lucille (Young) Stout at Longford, Kan. He grew up in the Longford area and following high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He flew many missions over Germany and the south Pacific...
Lena Lois (Dowling) Brenning (12/11/03)
DENVER -- Lena Lois (Dowling) Brenning, 90, died Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2003) in Denver, Colo. She graduated from McCook High School in 1931 and attended the Los Angeles Bible School in Los Angeles, Calif. She returned to McCook and worked for the McCook Telephone Company...
Ida R. Gygax (12/11/03)
NORTH PLATTE -- Ida R. Gygax, 101, died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte. She was born May 10, 1902, in Hayes Center to Henry and Dorothea (Wall) Hofman. On April 13, 1947, she married Albert Gygax. She moved to North Platte in 1989...
Anna 'Ann' Carmelita (Holbein) Rueter (12/10/03)
WAUNETA -- Anna "Ann" Carmelita (Holbein) Rueter, 91, died Monday (Dec. 8, 2003). She was born Aug. 16, 1912, in Eustis. She graduated from Eustis High School in 1930 and entered Midland College in Fremont. In 1931, she began studies at Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney. She taught in rural schools in the Eustis area and in Naponee, Wauneta and Kimball...
Glenn Milton Buzzell (12/08/03)
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Glenn Milton Buzzell, 92, died Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2003) at a medical center in Idaho. Glenn was born in Culbertson, June 14, 1911, to Melville H. and Ida Mae (Stevensens) Buzzell. He graduated from high school in Culbertson in 1929...
Erma Viola Grill (12/09/03)
Erma Viola Grill, 90, died Sunday (Dec. 7, 2003) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Dec. 17, 1912, to John Henry and Caroline (Schissler) Grill in Little Rock, Ark. She was raised in Herndon and Broken Bow. She also attended school in these towns. Later, she received education degrees at the University of Nebraska and Columbia University...
Bertha L. Hood (12/09/03)
Bertha L. Hood, 90, died Saturday (Dec. 6, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born July 7, 1913, to Robert Franklin and Maude Emma (Snook) Weldon in Pueblo, Colo. She graduated from Pueblo High School/College Prep Section in 1931. She attended Tarkio College in Missouri and graduated in 1936...
Waldemar W. 'Wally' Haussler (12/08/03)
CAMBRIDGE -- Waldemar W. "Wally" Haussler, 84, of Arapahoe, died Friday (Dec. 5, 2003) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born Feb. 3, 1919, to Karl and Maria (Huxoll) Haussler in Gosper County. He attended school at Star and St. Matthews schools. ...
Francis William Johnson (12/08/03)
ATWOOD -- Francis William Johnson, 90, died Saturday (Dec. 6, 2003) at his home in Atwood. He was born Aug. 26, 1913, to John W. and Mary (Benning) Johnson in Herndon. On July 21, 1934, he married Inez Rummel. In the early 40s, he began operating Johnson Construction Company...
Loren Eldon Thayer (12/08/03)
Loren Elden Thayer, 45, died Friday (Dec. 5, 2003) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Nov. 10, 1958, to Lawrence Elven and Yvonne Dorothy (Kahler) Thayer at Fort Morgan, Colo. He grew up and attended school at Brush, Colo., and was a truck driver for over 20 years. He enjoyed working with horses and singing...
Roger Dale Schmidt (12/08/03)
Roger Dale Schmidt, 60, of McCook, died Thursday (Dec. 4, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born April 10, 1943, to Marion Adolph and Theresa Margaret (Fidnarik) Schmidt in Cambridge. He graduated from McCook High School in 1961. He was the production manager at the McCook Daily Gazette and employee for 47 years....
Veranna E. (Judd) Nelson (12/08/03)
OMAHA -- Veranna E. (Judd) Nelson, 52, died Nov. 29, 2003, at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha. She was born Nov. 12, 1951, to Keith and Edna (Judd) Wallace in McCook. Survivors include her husband, David of Omaha; two daughters, Jennifer and husband, Arthur Barrett of New Mexico and Kayla and husband, Mike Daley of California; and six brothers, Harold and wife, Linda Upp of Maryland, Rick and Nancy Judd of McCook, Rod and Wanda Judd of Oklahoma, Bernard Judd of Kearney, Russ and Mary Judd and Gerold and Tammy Judd, all of Omaha.. ...
Gerald L. 'Jerry' Schultz (12/08/03)
DICKENS -- Gerald L. "Jerry" Schultz, 64, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at his home in Dickens. Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Dickens; two daughters, Shanon and husband, Bill Williams of McCook and Aleyse Schultz of Chadron; and one son, Kenneth Schultz of Bellvue...
Harold J. Schiltz (12/08/03)
HAYS, Kan. -- Harold J. Schiltz, 86, of Selden, died Saturday (Dec. 6, 2003) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born Sept. 19, 1917, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Schlageck) Schiltz in Angelus, Kan. He was raised in the Angelus-Menlo area and attended schools in Angelus. He served during World War II in the Army...
Francis M. Baumfalk (12/05/03)
Francis M. Baumfalk, 95, of Sun City, Ariz., departed this life on Nov. 29, 2003, to his heavenly home. Funeral services are at Columbine United Church, 6375 South Platte Canyon Road, Littleton, CO, 80123, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. Interment will follow services at Chapel Hills Cemetery in Littleton...
Helena Stansbie (12/05/03)
ARAPAHOE -- Helena Mary Allice Stansbie, 99, formerly of Cambridge, died Thursday (Dec. 4, 2003) at Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born March 28, 1904, to Otto and Leonie (Kammerer) Warner on the family farm south of Holbrook. She graduated from Holbrook High School in 1923. She attended the University of Nebraska for one year. She was employed at Security State Bank of Holbrook and later at Cambridge State Bank...
Mary I. Siegfried (12/05/03)
CAMBRIDGE -- Mary I. Siegfried, 79, died Thursday (Dec. 4, 2003) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Dec. 26, 1923, to Robert and Bessie (Goodenberger) Kennedy in Cedar Bluffs, Kan. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and graduated from Oberlin High School in Oberlin in 1942...
Wayne 'Kirt' Ruble (12/05/03)
Wayne "Kirt" Ruble, 49, died Thursday (Dec. 4, 2003) in Frontier County. He was born Aug. 23, 1954, to Dean and Natalie (Noll) Ruble in Great Bend, Kan. He grew up in Great Bend and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1972. He graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan...
William J. 'Baldy' Hay (12/05/03)
William J. "Baldy" Hay, 64 of Trenton, died Thursday (Dec. 4, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born March 11, 1939, to Clark and Rose (Hrouda) Hay in McCook. He grew up in Trenton and attended his senior year at Trenton High School. He began trucking and servicing wells in the oil fields where he spent his working life...
Margaret E. Scott (12/04/03)
NORTH PLATTE -- Margaret E. Scott, 92, of Sutherland, died Monday (Dec. 1, 2003) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 24, 1910, to James and Isabella Macgregor Scott in Pittsburgh, Pa. She worked in the receiving department at Sears in Florida, then lived in McCook for five years before moving to North Platte...
Bethel Lucille Spratlen (12/04/03)
NORTON, Kan. -- Bethel Lucille Spratlen, 82, died Tuesday (Dec. 2, 2003) at the Andbe Home in Norton, Kan. She was born July 3, 1921, to Seigel and Ada (Lyons) Nicholas in Densmore, Kan. She grew up in the Densmore area and attended Densmore schools. She graduated in 1939...
Harold Edward Scofield (12/04/03)
BURWELL -- Harold Edward Scofield, 77, of Cambridge, died Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2003) at Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell. He was born June 29, 1926, to Earl and Katie (Bartos) Scofield on a farm near Burwell. He attended school through eighth grade...
Alvina Nordhausen (12/03/03)
WAUNETA -- Alvina Louise Wilhelmina Sophia Denker Nordhausen, 88, died Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta. She was born Aug. 16, 1915, to Henry and Dora (Haarberg) Denker in Johnson County. She was baptized into the Christian faith at St. ...
Margaret Anne Riepe (12/03/03)
LINCOLN -- Margaret Anne Riepe, 72, of Arapahoe, died Monday (Dec. 1, 2003) at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. She was born Nov. 24, 1931, to Cecil and Eva (Hosman) Harmon in Elgin. She attended school at Park Center Community School and graduated in 1949 from Elgin High School. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a degree in dietetics. She worked for the Public Health Service...
Bruce D. Brooks Sr. (12/03/03)
BARTLEY-- Bruce D. Brooks, Sr., 79, died Monday (Dec. 1, 2003) at his home in rural Frontier County. He was born June 22, 1924, to Albert A. and Lola (Crampton) Brooks north of Cambridge. He attended rural school and began farming at a young age. He was also an over the road truck driver...
Etna Mae Stone Gransbury (12/02/03)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Etna Mae Stone Gransbury, 75, of Nevada, Mo., died Saturday (Nov. 29, 2003) at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo., following an illness of several weeks. She was born July 16, 1928, in McCook to Charley Milton and Joanne Etna (Bailey) Thornley. She was raised in McCook. She spent a large part of her life in Vernon County, Mo. She worked in the nursing department of the Nevada State Hospital for 24 years. She retired in 1986...
Glen M. Underhill (12/02/03)
RIVERDALE -- Glenn M. Underhill, 78, died Friday (Nov. 28, 2003) at his home in Riverdale. He was born Oct. 30, 1925, in Cornell Township near Trenton to G. Fredrick and A. Mabel (Jackson) Underhill. He graduated from McCook High School in 1942 and graduated from McCook Junior College. ...
Alvina Nordhausen (12/02/03)
WAUNETA -- Alvina Nordhausen, 88, died Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include three daughters, Anita Smith and husband, Mert of Seward, Veleta Sutherland and husband, Jim of Battle Lake, Minn., and Judy Evers and husband, Rudy of Wauneta; two sons, Robert Nordhausen of Wauneta and Harold Nordhausen and wife, Janet of Wauneta; daughter-in-law, Colleen (Nordhausen) Garton of Windsor, Colo.; one sister, Dorothy Curtis and husband, Jim of Aurora, Colo.; sister-in-law, Twilla Denker of Wauneta; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Lyle Story (12/02/03)
CAMBRIDGE -- Lyle Story, 85, of Holbrook, died Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born April 2, 1917, to Clyde and Minnie (Krimmelmier) Story in Bartley. He served in World War II in the Army. He was in the military for six years...
Clarence D. Burtch (12/01/03)
Clarence Donald "Butch" Burtch died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Wray, Colo., at the age of 86. He was born Sept. 30, 1917, at Zion Hill, south of Curtis, the son of the late Orville and Anna (Tiller) Burtch. Butch graduated from the University of Nebraska School Agriculture in Curtis and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln...
Delmar Foster (12/01/03)
HOXIE, Kan. -- Delmar Foster, 62, of Jennings died Friday (Nov. 28, 2003) at Sheridan County Hospital in Hoxie, Kan. He was born April 23, 1941, to Ray William and Marie (Koeperich) Foster in Sheridan County, Kan. He was raised in Sheridan County and attended Solomon Valley School. He graduated from Sheridan Community High School. From 1960-1965, he lived on the family farm in Sheridan County, in Hoxie, Kan., from 1968-1993, and he moved back to the family farm in 1993...