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Obituaries from October 2005

W. H. 'Gene' Awtrey Jr. (10/31/05)
Dec. 13, 1920--Oct. 29, 2005 ULYSSES, Kan. -- W. H. "Gene" Awtrey Jr., 84, died Saturday (Oct. 29, 2005) at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. He was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Wheeler, Texas, to William Henry Sr. and Jewell (Bryant) Awtrey. He graduated from Muleshoe High School in Muleshoe, Texas, in 1939. He attended Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas...
LaVerne Ankenman (10/31/05)
Aug. 23, 1926--Oct. 25, 2005 CAMBRIDGE -- LaVerne Ankenman, 79, died Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2005) at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. She was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Brigham, Ark., to Clay and Estell (Brown) Billingsley. She graduated from Santa Rose High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 1944...
John C. Brown (10/28/05)
Jan. 11, 1907--Oct. 27, 2005 CAMBRIDGE -- John C. Brown, 98, died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2005) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born in Cambridge on Jan. 11, 1907, to Joseph and Clara (Karash) Brown. He married Ruth O'Brien on June 29, 1933, in Cambridge. She preceded him in death in December 1991. He owned a farm North of Cambridge in Red Willow County and moved to Cambridge in 1990...
Bonnie D. Davis (10/28/05)
CURTIS -- Bonnie D. Davis, 73, died Thursday (Oct. 27, 2005) at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis. Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Maywood Christian Church with the Rev. Dale Heimer officiating. Interment will be in the Maywood Cemetery...
Bessie M. Vandervort (10/27/05)
March 8, 1908--Oct. 26, 2005 Bessie Mae Vandervort died Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2005) at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook at the age of 97. She was born March 8, 1908, at Quick in Frontier County, the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Shepherd) Drake. She grew up north of Perry and graduated from McCook High School in 1926...
Mary Eiler (10/27/05)
May 2, 1914--Oct. 26, 2005 OBERLIN -- Mary Eiler, 91, died Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2005) at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born May 2, 1914, in Indianola to George W. Perkins and Mary Mae Kubic. She went to school in McCook. She married Floyd C. Eller on June 8, 1952. The couple made their home on a farm near Oberlin before moving to Oberlin. She was a homemaker...
Wallace A. Uphouse (10/26/05)
Jan. 28, 1923--Oct. 24, 2005 Wallace A. Uphouse, 82, died Monday (Oct. 24, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. He was born Jan. 28, 1923, to Asher and Marie (Miell) Uphouse in Holyoke, Colo. Survivors include his wife, Ila of McCook and numerous nieces and nephews...
Alvina Becker Wyrick (10/27/05)
Aug. 7, 1923--Oct. 25, 2005 KEARNEY -- Alvina Becker Wyrick, 82, died Tuesday morning (Oct. 25, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney following a battle with heart failure. She was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Mandan, N.D., the eldest of three children. A strong believer in education, she went to work as a secretary immediately after high school and worked to put her brother and sister through college, although she gave up that opportunity for herself...
Celia Lawyer (10/27/05)
Oct. 15, 1912--Oct. 25, 2005 NORTH PLATTE -- Celia Lawyer, 93, died Tuesday (Oct. 25, 2005) at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 15, 1912, in Cozad to George Joseph and Hattie Purdy Bodell. She married George Marquette on June 27, 1929, in Julesburg, Colo. She married Leonard Lawyer in Sterling, Colo., on June 14, 1972...
Robert 'Bob' Henry Holle (10/26/05)
May 22, 1921--Oct. 23, 2005 ATWOOD -- Robert "Bob" Henry Holle, 84, died Sunday (Oct. 23, 2005) at his home in Atwood. He was born May 22, 1921, to Fred and Ida (Dunker) Holle on the family farm northeast of Ludell, Kan. He attended District 17 (Pettera School) and the Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School in Ludell. He graduated from the Atwood Community High School in 1941...
Willard E. Losh (10/25/05)
Oct. 4, 1917--Oct. 22, 2005 MONTROSE, Colo. -- Willard E. Losh, known as "Bo" to many members of his extended family and friends, died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at the age of 88. Bo, the fifth of five children, was born in Traer, Kan., on Oct. 4, 1917, the son of Icy Ephraim Losh and Cora Mae (Gordon) Losh. Bo was raised on a farm outside McCook...
Shirley M. Hyke (10/25/05)
Aug. 9, 1931--Oct. 23, 2005 CAMBRIDGE -- Shirley M. Hyke, 74, died Sunday (Oct. 23, 2005) at the Cambridge Manor. She was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Lincoln to Clyde and Leora (Davidson) Wolfe. She graduated from Lincoln High School. She married Norman "Curly" Howe on Feb. 18, 1956, in Glenwood, Iowa. The couple moved to Wilsonville in 1972. He preceded her in death in 1977. She then married Floren "Shob" Hyke...
Cozetta Lamoni Porter (10/25/05)
Feb. 18, 1932--Oct. 23, 2005 LINCOLN -- Cozetta Lamoni Porter, 73, died Sunday (Oct. 23, 2005) at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln. She was born on Feb. 18, 1932, in Frontier County to Louis C. and Clarissa M. (Blake) Fritsche. She graduated from Maywood high School in 1950...
Janet Lynn Williams (10/24/05)
March 10, 1953--Oct. 23, 2005 LINCOLN -- Janet Lynn Williams, 52, formerly of Beaver City and Oxford, died Sunday (Oct. 23, 2005) at the Lancaster Manor in Lincoln. She was born March 10, 1953, in Norton to Charles and Evelyn (Bishop) Williams. She lived in the Beatrice State Home from 1959 until 1962. She returned to Beaver City where she lived until 1973, when she moved to Oxford to reside at Mid-Nebraska Services. She moved to the Lancaster Manor in 2005...
Terry Edward Storm (10/21/05)
June 23, 1941 -- Oct. 20, 2005 CURTIS -- Terry Edward Storm, 64, died Thursday (Oct. 20, 2005) at the Cozad Community Hospital. He was born June 23, 1941, to Forrest and Joyce Y. (Loewe) Storm east of Royal. He graduated from Royal High School in 1958. ...
Beryl 'Teddy' Wachendorfer (10/21/05)
Dec. 1, 1910--Oct. 19, 2005 SELDEN -- Beryl "Teddy" Lorraine Wachendorfer, 94, died Wednesday (Oct. 19, 2005) at the Sheridan County Long Term Care Unit. She was born Dec. 1, 1910, to Charles W. Motz and Martha Bain, northwest of Selden. She attended Shaul Country School...
Ralph E. Stroup (10/21/05)
July 17, 1907--Oct. 19, 2005 BENKELMAN -- Ralph E. Stroup, 98, died Wednesday (Oct. 19, 2005) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born July 17, 1907, to Lloyd and Mabel (Edwards) Stroup at their home in the Middy Precinct of Dundy County. He attended school near his home and graduated from the eighth grade in 1920...
Frank G. Michener (10/18/05)
BARTLEY -- Frank G. Michener, 67, died Monday (Oct. 17, 2005) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Perley E. and Esther M. (Morrison) Michener. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1960 and trained as an aviation electronics technician. He served in the Vietnam War. He reenlisted and received an honorable discharge in 1977...
Grayce O. Stute (10/18/05)
July 2, 1911--Oct. 15, 2005 WESTMINISTER, Colo. -- Grayce O. Stute, 94, died Saturday (Oct. 15, 2005). She was born on July 2, 1911, to Thomas and Edna Sampson in Haigler. She married Fred Stute on Dec. 21, 1935. They made their home on a ranch northeast of Haigler...
Alfred W. Kuper (10/18/05)
Aug. 31, 1917--Oct. 16, 2005 LINCOLN -- Alfred W. Kuper, 88, died Sunday (Oct. 16, 2005). He was born on Aug. 31, 1917, in Nelson to F.C.E. and Caroline (Paschold) Kuper. He was an agricultural educator at Crete High School in Crete and served as president of McCook College. He was in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was also coordinator of Adult Education for the State of Nebraska...
Patty Elaine (Steele) Smethers (10/17/05)
Feb. 8, 1970--Oct. 9, 2005 MANSFIELD, Pa. -- Patty Elaine (Steele) Smethers, 35, died Sunday (Oct. 9, 2005). She was born Feb. 8, 1970, in Atwood to Bill and Mary Steele. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Kirk D. Smethers; sons, Jimmy and Kieron Smethers; daughter, Mya Smethers; brothers, Bob Steele of Atwood and Terry Steele and wife, Debbie of Pottsboro, Texas; sisters, Vicki and husband, Chuck Rader of Harlan, Kan., Connie and husband, Roger Horn of Almena, Kan., Peggy Goss and Ken Hiatt of Parker, Colo., Kathy and husband, Roger Steinke of Olpe, Kan., and Sue Steele of Atwood; parents, Bill and Mary Steele of Atwood.. ...
Floyd 'Smokey' Bryan (10/14/05)
April 30, 1922--Oct. 13, 2005 OBERLIN -- Floyd "Smokey" Bryan, 83, died Thursday (Oct. 13, 2005) at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born April 30, 1922, in Traer, Kan., to Benjamin Lester Bryan and Birdie Mary Harshman. He attended Fairview District No. 98 and Traer and Decatur Community High School...
Bobbie Jane Freeman (10/14/05)
Nov. 20, 1935--Oct. 8, 2005 COLLINS, Mo. -- Bobbie Jane Freeman, 69, died Saturday (Oct. 8, 2005) at her home near Collins, Mo., surrounded by her family and friends after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born Nov. 20, 1935, in Gatesville, Texas, to Robert and Jean Kitley...
David Gene Mak (10/14/05)
July 28, 1957--Oct. 12, 2005 ELWOOD -- David Gene Mak, 48, died Wednesday (Oct. 12, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born July 28, 1957, in Lexington to Larry G. and Peggy J. (McGraw) Mak. He graduated from Elwood Public School in 1976...
Edward 'Ed' Thomas Morton (10/13/05)
July 6, 1929--Oct. 11, 2005 ATWOOD -- Edward "Ed" Thomas Morton, 76, died Tuesday (Oct. 11, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. He was born July 6, 1929, to Thomas and Maude (Remmington) Morton on a farm west of Atwood. He graduated from Atwood High School in 1947...
William Frederic 'Billie' Creasman (10/11/05)
July 18, 1931--Oct. 2, 2005 CUSTER, S.D. -- William Frederic "Billie" Creasman, 74, a former resident of Rapid City, S.D., died Sunday (Oct. 2, 2005) at the Colonial Manor in Custer. Billie was born to William "Bill" and Charlotte (Powers) Creasman on July 18, 1931, in Indianola. ...
Esther Troxell (10/11/05)
March 4, 1920--Oct. 8, 2005 Esther Troxell, 85, died Saturday (Oct. 8, 2005) at Community Hospital of McCook. She was born March 4, 1920, at Fort Collins, Colo., the daughter of Friedrich and Maria Elisabeth (Lockman) Schmidt. She grew up at Fort Collins, where she graduated from Fort Collins High School in 1938...
Richard Henry William Dickmeyer (10/11/05)
July 28, 1923--Oct. 10, 2005 ELWOOD -- Richard Henry William Dickmeyer, 82, formerly of Arapahoe, died Monday (Oct. 10, 2005) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. He was born July 28, 1923, to Henry F. and Rose C. (Niemann) Dickmeyer at their home in rural Gosper County. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1940...
Iris Vera Wurm (10/11/05)
Jan. 27, 1917--Oct. 10, 2005 OBERLIN -- Iris Vera Wurm, 88, died Monday (Oct. 10, 2005) at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born on Jan. 27, 1917, in Oberlin to Harry A. Fourtner and Mary Lou Pauley. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin in 1935...
Frances Marie (Barrett) Reardon (10/11/05)
Oct. 17, 1909--Oct. 9, 2005 ATWOOD -- Frances Marie (Barrett) Reardon, 95, died Sunday (Oct. 9, 2005) at the Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born on Oct. 17, 1909, to Edmond E. and Charlotte Ann (Priddle) Barrett in Haven, Kan. The family moved to a farm south of Dodge City when she was four...
Rick Allen Bridgmon (10/10/05)
Feb. 23, 1955--Oct. 7, 2005 PALISADE -- Rick Allen Bridgmon, 50, died Friday (Oct. 7, 2005) at Chase County Hospital in Imperial. He was born Feb. 23, 1955, to Raymond Lyle and Ruth Marie (Edghill) Bridgmon in McCook. He graduated from Denver Lincoln High School in 1973. He moved to Palisade in 2004...
John W. Perkins (10/07/05)
Aug. 8, 1941--Oct. 5, 2005 John William Perkins, 63, died Wednesday (Oct. 5, 2005) at the Bryan LGH Hospital East in Lincoln. He was born Aug. 8, 1941, in McCook to George W. and Eleanor M. (Hassler) Perkins. He graduated from McCook High School in 1959. He graduated from the American Culinary Institute in New Haven, Conn., in 1962...
Axie I. Sass (10/10/05)
Dec. 15, 1925--Oct. 8, 2005 OBERLIN -- Axie I. Sass, 79, died Saturday (Oct. 8, 2005) at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 15, 1925, to Charlie A. Still and Anna J. Stewart in Oberlin. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1945...
Lorraine Morosic (10/07/05)
Nov. 4, 1923--Oct. 7, 2005 A. Lorraine Morosic, 81, died Friday (Oct. 7, 2005) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Hayes County to Fred and Delia (Ohlson) Orman. She graduated from Hayes Center High School and began teaching in Hayes County...
Gladys Cress (10/06/05)
Dec. 15, 1912--Oct. 2, 2005 MONTROSE, Colo. -- Gladys Cress, 92, died Sunday (Oct. 2, 2005) at the Valley Manor nursing home in Montrose, Colo. She was born Dec. 15, 1912, Louisa County, Iowa, to Miles and Cora Nicholson Latta. She married Merritt Wehmeyer on Aug. ...
Myrtle M. Hazuka (10/07/05)
Oct. 9, 1914--Oct. 5, 2005 MCDONALD -- Myrtle M. (Peters) Hazuka, 90, died Wednesday (Oct. 5, 2005) at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 9, 1914, in Haxton, Colo., to C.W. and Goldie (Gerald) Peters. She married Joe R. Hazuka in 1934. She was a homemaker...
Florence E. Cornell (10/06/05)
March 10, 1909--Oct. 6, 2005 BEAVER CITY -- Florence E. Cornell, 96, died Thursday (Oct. 6, 2005) at the Beaver City Manor. She was born March 10, 1909, in Beaver City to Walter and Laura (Teeter) Cornell. She graduated from Beaver City High School in 1927. She graduated from Kearney State Teachers College in 1931...
Dana Jo Webster (10/05/05)
Jan. 28, 1960--Oct. 1, 2005 HAIGLER -- Dana Jo Webster, 45, died Saturday (Oct. 1, 2005) at the Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colo., from injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born Jan. 28, 1960, at the Morehouse Hospital in Benkelman to Lawrence and Adele (Barenberg) Richard. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1978. She received her associate's degree in early childhood development from McCook Community College in 1980...
Mark W. Seck (10/05/05)
Aug. 16, 1956--Oct. 2, 2005 NORTH PLATTE -- Mark W. Seck, 49, died Sunday (Oct. 2, 2005) at his home in North Platte. He was born Aug. 16, 1956, to Jerome L. Seck and Evelyn A. Wilson in Olathe, Kan. He graduated from Gardner High School in Gardner, Kan. He received his bachelor's degree in agriculture from Kansas State University...
Roberta Wynn Bennett (10/04/05)
Nov. 1, 1962-Oct. 2, 2005 Roberta Wynn Bennett, 42, died Sunday (Oct. 2, 2005) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Nov. 1, 1962, in McCook to Jerry and Dorothy (Carey) Cariker. She attended McCook Public Schools. On April 25, 1993, she married Tom Bennett in McCook...
Patricia 'Patsy' Moreau (10/03/05)
June 4, 1942--Sept. 30, 2005 Patricia "Patsy" Moreau, 63, died Friday (Sept. 30, 2005) at Kindred Hospital in Denver, Colo., after a lifelong battle with lung disease. She was born June 4, 1942, in Minden to Elmer L. and Dorothy I. (Heinrich) Davidson...
Matthew W. Lafferty (10/03/05)
March 10, 1993--Sept. 30, 2005 HERSHEY -- Matthew Warren Lafferty, 12, died Friday (Sept. 30, 2005) as the result of an accident. He was born March 10, 1993, in North Platte to Mark and DeAnna Kettering Lafferty. He was a 7th grader at Hershey Public School...
Allen E. Hansen (10/03/05)
July 24, 1957--Sept. 30, 2005 DOWNS, Kan. -- Allen Eugene Hansen, 48, died Friday (Sept. 30, 2005) as the result of an elevator accident. He was born July 24, 1957, in Grand Island to Lavern and Joan (Bell) Hansen. He graduated from Loup City High School in 1975...