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Obituaries from November 2006

Donna L. Hardin (11/30/06)
Aug. 11, 1935 - Nov. 28, 2006 HOLDREGE?-- Donna Lee Hardin, 71, of Oxford, died Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2006) at Holdrege. She was born Aug. 11, 1935, near Lebanon to Francis "Lloyd" and Elsie (Gay) McCashland. She received her primary education at Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School with the class of 1953. Following her education, she was employed by the Goodall Electric Company in Ogallala...
Lyda Matisek Harvanek (11/29/06)
Oct. 2, 1914 - Nov. 25, 2006 WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Lyda Matisek Harvanek 92, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) in Wheat Ridge, Colo. She was born Oct. 2, 1914, in a sod house to Joseph F. and Anna (Kytner) Matisek and was baptized into the Catholic faith...
Florine Marie Fellers (11/29/06)
March 17, 1934 - Nov. 28, 2006 HASTINGS?-- Hastings resident, Florine Marie Fellers, 72, died Tuesday, (Nov. 28, 2006) at Perkins Pavilion. She was born March 17, 1934, in Norton, to Dave and Opal Marie (Henderson) Leech. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1951...
Murl Lavern Lavery (11/29/06)
June 5, 1921-Nov. 27, 2006 Murl Lavern Lavery, 85, died Monday (Nov. 27, 2006), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born June 5, 1921, to Edwin C. and Mary E. "Lizzy" (Bowden) Lavery north of Overton.  He attended District No. 42. He farmed with his father and brother until he married Bethine Bea Blakeslee on March 26, 1949 in the Methodist church in Lexington by Rev. ...
Jack H. Hendrix (11/28/06)
Feb. 24, 1922 - Nov. 25, 2006 DENVER, Colo. --Jack H. Hendrix, 84, formerly of McCook and Trenton, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006) in Denver, Colo. He was born in Traer on Feb.24, 1922. He graduated from Decatur County High School and attended the University of Nebraska where he earned his teaching degree and later his law degree...
Leonard L. Gonzales (11/28/06)
Oct. 20, 1953 - Nov. 27, 2006 Leonard L. Gonzales, 53 entered peacefully into eternal life on Nov. 27, 2006, at his home in McCook after battling cancer. He was born Oct. 20, 1953, in McCook to Raymond Sr. and Fern (Ridgway) Gonzales. He was a life-long resident of McCook graduating from McCook Senior High in May of 1972. On Feb. 20, 1977, he married Penny L. (Clapp) Gonzales. Through this union three children were born...
Erma L. Harder (11/28/06)
May 25, 1924 - Nov. 25, 2006 COLUMBUS, Wis. -- Erma L. Harder, 82, died Saturday (Nov. 25, 2006), at Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus, Wis.  She was born May 5, 1924, in Dundy County to Louis and Emma (Delabar) Damrow.  On June 16, 1942, she married Albert G. Harder at Benkelman...
Homer Houser (11/27/06)
Dec. 28, 1931 - Nov. 24, 2006 STOCKVILLE --Homer Houser 74, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) in North Platte. He was born Lyle Homer Houser on Dec. 28, 1931, on the Henry Puls Home south of Elwood to Jesse R, and Frieda (Hueftle) Houser.  He was baptized on Sept. 4, 1932...
Kathryn R. Mines (11/27/06)
Aug. 17, 1911 - Nov. 24, 2006 HOLDREGE -- Kathryn R. Mines, 95, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Aug. 17, 1911, at DuBois, to Henry and Rosa (Rakosnik) Stokes. She attended DuBois High School, graduating in 1928...
Rowena Lee Anderson (11/27/06)
Feb. 26, 1937 - Nov. 24, 2006 OSAGE CITY, Kan. -- Rowena Lee Anderson, 69, died Friday (Nov. 24, 2006) at the Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kan. She was born Feb. 26, 1937, to Noel and Julia (Clark ) Bissel. She graduated from Hays High School in 1956 and joined the United States Air Force, serving from Oct. 1956, until being honorably dischargedd in 1958...
James R. Price (11/27/06)
June 28, 1951 - November 21, 2006 HILDRETH -- James R. Price, 55 years of age from Hildreth died on Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2006) peacefully in his sleep at his home. He was born June 28, 1951, in McCook to William Glenn and Laura Maxine (Broeder) Price. He grew up on the family farm in Stockville and graduated from Bartley High School in 1969. He graduated from Kearney State College in 1973...
Bob Keith Backer (11/27/06)
Aug. 20, 1927 - Nov. 23, 2006 Bob Keith Backer 79, died Thursday (Nov. 23, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Belvidere, to Cyril Venard and Hazel Merl (Whitaker) Backer. He graduated from Fairbury High School in 1945, Fairbury Jr. ...
Raymond Lyle Bridgmon (11/27/06)
May 26, 1928 - Nov. 26, 2006 PALISADE?-- Raymond Lyle Bridgmon of Palisade died Sunday (Nov. 26, 2006) at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial.  He was 78 years old. He was born May 26, 1928, at Palisade to George Ervin Bridgmon and Jean Fulton Chartraw.  He grew up in Palisade and graduated from the Palisade High School in 1946...
Richard Thomas (11/24/06)
Sept. 12, 1939 - Nov. 22, 2006 MORTON,Ill. - Richard J. Thomas of 401 Ken St., died on Nov. 22, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Sept. 12, 1939, in Indianola to Emmet and Alice Sughroue Thomas. He married Dorothy L. Davitt in Churchville, Iowa on Oct. 29, 1966. She survives...
James R. Price (11/24/06)
June 28, 1951 - Nov. 21, 2006 HILDRETH -- James R. Price, 55, died Tuesday (Nov. 21, 2006) at his home in Hildreth. He was born June 28, 1951, in McCook to William Glenn and Laura Maxine (Broeder) Price. He grew up on the family farm in Stockville and graduated from Bartley High School in 1969. He graduated from Kearney State College in 1973...
Evelyn Effie Ploussard (11/22/06)
Jan. 25, 1912 - Nov. 20, 2006 Evelyn Effie Ploussard 94, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2006). She was born in Red Willow County Jan. 25, 1912, to William and Lizzie (Munby) Witt. She attended country school though the eighth grade. On Aug. 12, 1933, she married Frank J. Ploussard at a judge's house in Oberlin. They lived on the same farm that she was born until 1952, when they moved to McCook. ...
Margaret Maxine Danbom (11/22/06)
July 9, 1932 - Nov. 20, 2006 CURTIS --Margaret Maxine Danbom, 74, died Monday, (Nov. 20, 2006) at her home in Curtis.  She was born July 19, 1932, in Keystone to Charles and Addie (Cowman) Embrey. She graduated from Maywood High School, and grew up on the family farm near Wellfleet...
Warren 'Red' Eugene Martin (11/21/06)
April 24, 1933 - Sept. 23, 2006 DUNCAN, Okla. -- Warren 'Red' Eugene Martin, 73, died Sept. 23, 2006, at Duncan, Okla. He was born April 24, 1933, near Dewey, Okla., to Harley and Cora Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine; one granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Leibbrandt; parents; one sister, Evelyn Martin; and a brother, Robert...
Robert L. Bacon (11/20/06)
April 9, 1922 - Nov. 17, 2006 Robert Lloyd Bacon 84, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2006) at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. He was born April 9, 1922 at Peru, the son of the late Charles M. and Jennie M. (Richardson) Bacon. He grew up in Auburn where he graduated from Auburn High School...
Katharine 'Kay' Lorence (11/20/06)
WAUNETA -- Katharine "Kay" Lorence 63, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2006) at Bryan LGH?Hospital in Lincoln. Survivors include her husband, Virgil of Wauneta; step-father, Alonzo Higgins of Yuma, Colo.; two daughters, Kailee Kerber of Arvada, Colo., and Brenda Shill and husband, Ivan of Benkelman; two brothers, Ronnie Higgins and wife, Debbie of Yuma, Colo., and Shorty Higgins of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Nadine Knudsen, Yuma, Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren...
Lorene M. Sawdon (11/21/06)
Feb. 2, 1915 - Nov. 19, 2006 BENKELMAN -- Lorene M. Sawdon, 91, formerly of Holdrege, died Sunday (Nov. 19, 2006) at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. She was born Feb. 2, 1915, at Mason City to Benjamin H. and Mable A. (Nelson) Mulvany. After her education she married Clyde H. Artz. They later divorced...
Harold Gene Karr (11/21/06)
Feb. 18, 1947 - Nov. 20, 2006 INDIANOLA -- Harold Gene Karr, of Indianola, died Monday (Nov. 20, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 59 years old.  He was born on Feb. 18, 1947, to David Randolph and Dorothy Aline (McCollum) Karr in Texarkana, Ark.  He graduated from High School and attended college for some time. ...
Darryl Lee Tucker (11/21/06)
Dec. 17, 1929 - Nov. 18, 2006 Darryl Lee Tucker, of McCook, died Saturday (Nov. 18, 2006).  He was 76 years old.    He was born Dec. 17, 1929, in a sod house northwest of Hayes Center to R. T. and Zella Hortense (Ballard) Tucker.  He attended Hayes Center Schools. ...
Margaret Ann (Pochop) Faimon (11/20/06)
May 22, 1928 - Nov. 17, 2006 STRATTON -- Margaret Ann (Pochop) Faimon, 78, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2006) at her rural home south of Stratton. She was born May 22, 1928, on the homestead of Rudolph and Vincentia (Novotny) Pochop. She attended grade school in the one room school house near her family farm and graduated from Atwood High School in 1945...
Teresa Lorraine (Weldon) Woody (11/20/06)
July 6, 1928 - Nov. 16, 2006 ATWOOD?--?Teresa Lorraine (Weldon) Woody 78, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2006) at Good Samaritan Center in Atwood. She was born July 6, 1928, in Carlsbad, N.M., to William and Elsie (Kircher) Weldon. She grew up in Carlsbad and worked in caverns while attending Carlsbad High School...
Paul E. Minnick (11/20/06)
July 22, 1926 - Nov. 16, 2006 CAMBRIDGE -- Paul E. Minnick 80, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2006) at Cambridge Hospital. He was born July 22, 1926, to Thomas J. and Ada D. (Bible) Minnick at Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1944, and from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1950. ...
June Helen Louise Martens (11/20/06)
Nov. 10, 1915 - Nov. 16, 2006 June Helen Louise Martens 91, died Thursday (Nov. 16, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Pender to Henry Herman and Elizabeth Wilhelmina (Rowe) Martens.  She graduated from Pender High School...
Francis M. 'Mel' Eaton (11/17/06)
March 5, 1925-Nov. 16, 2006 ARVADA, Colo. -- Francis M. "Mel" Eaton, 81, died Thursday (Nov. 154, 2006). He was born March 5, 1925, on a farm in Franklin County. He served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Thetis Bay (CVE90) in the South Pacific and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and served aboard the USS Kishwaukee (AOG10) and the USS Catalpa (AN9)...
Gerald L. Jessee (11/15/06)
Dec. 25, 1934 - Nov. 13, 2006 IMPERIAL -- Gerald Loris Jesse 71, died Monday (Nov. 13, 2006) at his home. He was born Dec. 25, 1934, at Imperial to Calvin K. and Eula D. (Alsbury) Jessee. He grew up and attended District No. 33 country school in Dundy County. He graduated from Dundy County High School in 1952. He farmed with his father and brother, Doran, before being inducted into the U.S. Army in 1955. He served in Korea. He returned to the farm in 1957...
Robert Donald Klug (11/16/06)
Feb. 5, 1933 - Nov. 14, 2006 OMAHA -- Robert Donald Klug 73, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2006) in Omaha. He was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Omaha. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ella of 51 years, and a son, Donald James Klug. Survivors include his son, Richard Klug and wife, Pamela of McCook; one daughter, Kathryn M. Delano of Omaha; and three grandchildren...
Duane 'Pete' Steinbeck (11/16/06)
Jan. 7, 1930 - Nov. 14, 2006 PALISADE -- Duane "Pete" Steinbeck, 76, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2006) at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was born Jan. 7, 1930, northwest of Imperial to Richard and Mary (Bernard) Steinbeck. The family moved to Benkelman, where he attended school. They later moved south of Wauneta, where he assisted on the family farm...
Gale Yost (11/15/06)
July 8, 1924 - Nov. 14, 2006 Gale Yost 82, died Tuesday (Nov. 14, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born July 8, 1924, in Red Willow County to Everett and Minnie B. (Weeks) Yost. He grew up on the family farm southwest of McCook, where he attended rural school...
Alma Laura (Unger) Ackerman (11/16/06)
Dec. 20, 1909 - Nov. 15, 2006 Alma Laura (Unger) Ackerman, 96, died Wednesday (Nov. 15, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 20, 1909, in the Ash Creek Community south of Indianola in Red Willow County to Frederick and Emma (Tilgner) Unger.  She was baptized at St. John's Ash Creek Lutheran Church and was also confirmed there in 1926.  She attended school in Ash Creek and Red Willow...
Charley R. Vavroch (11/15/06)
Jan. 16, 1919 - Nov. 13, 2006 OBERLIN -- Charley R. Vavroch 87, died Monday? (Nov. 13, 2006) at Decatur County Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1919, in rural Oberlin to Joseph and Clara (Petracek) Vavroch. He was raised on a farm nine miles southeast of Oberlin. He attended country school and graduated from Decatur County High School in 1938...
Virginia Holthus (11/15/06)
July 14, 1929 - Nov. 12, 2006 ATWOOD ?-- Virginia Holthus 77, died Sunday (Nov. 12, 2006) in her home. She was born in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 1929, daughter of Adolph and Katherine (Massey) Heitmuller. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran and was confirmed in 1947, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Anacostia, Md...
Gladys Gloria Godtel (11/10/06)
May 2, 1915 - Nov. 10, 2006 Gladys Gloria Godtel, 91, died Friday (Nov. 10, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born May 2, 1915, on a farm south of Culbertson in Hitchcock County to Chester O. and Arada E. (Rakestraw) Roberts. She grew on the family farm north of Culbertson...
Wilma Meints (11/13/06)
Aug. 1, 1928-Nov. 11, 2006 Wilma Meints, 78, died Saturday (Nov. 11, 2006), at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Aug. 1, 1928, four miles north of Wauneta to Raymond and Alta (Lentz) Handel. She attended school in Palisade.  On June 21, 1947, she married Paul Meints in Oberlin. ...
Walter Von Simmonds (11/13/06)
April 27, 1934 - Nov. 11, 2006 PHILLIPSBURG, Kan. --?Walter Von Simmonds, 72, died Saturday (Nov. 11, 2006) at Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg. He was born April 27, 1934, in Agra, Kan., to Albert and Agnes (Schoonover) Simmonds. On May 8, 1955, he married Donna Douglass in Kensington, Kan. He worked as a truck driver for Dayco before retiring...
Karen Flynn (11/13/06)
April 25, 1947 - Nov. 10, 2006 OBERLIN -- Karen Flynn 59, died Friday (Nov. 10, 2006) at Decatur County Hospital. She was born April 25, 1947 in Denver, Colo., to Slim and Wilma (Hansen) Ball. She lived in Denver, East Peoria, Ill., Phoenix, Ariz., and Fairplay, Colo. She attended grade and high school in East Peoria and Phoenix. She attended Front Range College in Fairplay...
Irene E. Thompson (11/13/06)
July 23, 1913-Nov. 10, 2006   BENKELMAN -- Irene E. Thompson, 93, died Friday (Nov. 10, 2006), at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. She was born July 23, 1913, at Haigler to Nate and Effie (Straw) Phifer. On July 4, 1931, she married Murrell S. Thompson at St. Francis.  They lived on the Thompson ranch north of Haigler for a number of years and in 1948, they moved to Benkelman where Nate was employed by Youngtson Oil Company...
Catherine Pirnie Evans (11/13/06)
Jan. 4, 1924 - Nov. 8, 2006 Catherine (Kate) Pirnie Evans passed away on Nov. 8, 2006, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow with her children at her side. She was 82 years old. Born on Jan. 4, 1924, to Ida Copsey and Thompson Baker Mills in a farmhouse near Westerville, she was the youngest of six children. Her childhood was spent on farms and in schools in Custer County and in the Thedford area. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1940...
Lawrence 'Larry' Martin (11/10/06)
Nov. 7, 1924-Nov. 9, 2006 COZAD -- Lawrence "Larry" Martin, 82, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2006) at his home in Cozad. He was born Nov. 7, 1924, at Beaver City to Harry and Marie Lomax Martin. He graduated from Beaver City High School in 1942. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, with duty at Normandy, Rhineland and Eastern Europe. He earned three Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal...
Donald Lee Spence (11/10/06)
July 4, 1921-Nov. 9, 2006 PARKER, Colo. -- Donald Lee Spence, 85, died Thursday (Nov. 9, 2006), at Castle Rock, Colo. He was born July 4, 1921, at Cambridge to Walter and Pauline (Lehman) Spence. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On June 9, 1946, he married Evelyn May Clapp in McCook...
Kenneth 'Kenny' A. Hoerle (11/10/06)
Jan. 22, 1938-Nov. 8, 2006  KENNESAW -- Kenneth A. "Kenny" Hoerle, 68, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2006) near Kennesaw as a result of a pickup-train accident. He was born Jan. 22, 1938, at Chambers, to Lloyd and Delma (Cady) Hoerle. He was raised and received his education near Chambers...
Ruth Alta Lyon (11/10/06)
Nov. 23, 1913 - Nov. 6, 2006 SPRINGFIELD, MO. -- Ruth Alta Lyon, 92, died Monday (Nov. 6, 2006) at Maranatha Village in Springfield, Mo. She was born Nov. 23, 1913, to Eugene C. and Hazel Rough Lyon. She worked for many years at the Assembly of God Publishing House in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of the Central Assembly of God Church in Springfield...
Alberta R. Chance (11/10/06)
May 11, 1925 - Nov. 6, 2006 ST. FRANCIS -- Alberta R. Chance, 81, formerly of St. Francis and Trenton, died Wednesday (Nov. 8, 2006) in Greeley, Colo. She was born May 11, 1925, in St. Francis. She married Ralph Chance and worked as a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1991...
Carl Sterling Phillips (11/09/06)
Sept. 26, 1921 - Oct. 27, 2006 ATWOOD?--?Carl Sterling Phillips was born in rural Bent County, Colo., on Sept. 26, 1921, to Carl Spry and Pearl Elsie (Scaman) Phillips. He died Oct. 27, 2006, at the age of 85 years, one month and one day at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Atwood...
Richard Blaine Hiatt Jr. (11/08/06)
July 28, 1938 - Oct. 29, 2006 MESA, Ariz -- Richard Blaine Hiatt Jr., 68, passed away on Oct. 29, 2006, in Mesa, Ariz. He was born in Cambridge on July 28, 1938. He lived out his dreams in many adventures throughout the country. He spent several years living in Mexico during a lengthy illness and then re-located to Apache Junction, Ariz., where he passed away...
Honor Jane Shoemaker (11/06/06)
Sept. 4, 1915 - Nov. 4, 2006 CAMBRIDGE -- Honor Jane Shoemaker 91, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2006) at the Cambridge Manor. She was born in Hyannis on Sept. 4, 1915, to William and Lora Amelia (Hamilton) Richards. She graduated from David City High School in 1932 and attended Doane College in Crete graduating in 1939, with a BA in English...
Alfred Dale Fahrenbruch (11/07/06)
Feb. 2, 1923 - Nov. 4, 2006 BERTRAND -- Alfred Dale Fahrenbruch 83, died Saturday (Nov. 4, 2006) at the Bryan LGH-East Hospital in Lincoln. He was born Feb. 2, 1923, at Culbertson to Jake and Amelia (Bauer) Fahrenbruch. He grew up at Culbertson, where he received his primary education and then graduated from Culbertson High School with the class of 1941...
Andrea L. Sawyer (11/03/06)
Andrea L. Sawyer, age 45, died Wednesday (Nov. 1, 2006) at McCook Community Hospital.  She was born April 18, 1961, to Earl D. and Letha M. (Stephens) Svoboda at Seward. She attended grade school in Norton and McCook Public School and graduated from McCook High School in 1979. She attended college to become a Para-legal...
Spencer L. Lonn (11/03/06)
Nov. 10, 1939 - Oct. 29, 2006 HOLDREGE -- Spencer L. Lonn, 66, died Sunday (Oct. 29, 2006) at Holdrege Memorial Homes. He was born Nov. 10, 1939, on the family farm north of Alma in Harlan County to Roy and Almeda (Covey) Lonn. On March 24, 1940, he was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Oxford. He attended school in Omaha and Oxford and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1958...
George C. Garcia (11/02/06)
April 22, 1935 - Oct. 30, 2006 George C Garcia, 71, died Monday (Oct. 30, 2006) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born at Bexar near San Antonio, Texas, on April 22, 1935. As a teenager he came to McCook in 1948, where he lived and worked on the Leonard Vontz farm...
Deloris Hilda Schirmer (11/02/06)
Sept. 23, 1923 - Oct. 31, 2006 ST. FRANCIS --?Deloris Hilda (Neitzel) Schirmer, 83, died Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2006) at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She married Henry Schirmer and worked as a homemaker...
Elmer Edwin Walz (11/02/06)
Aug. 21, 1926 - Oct. 31, 2006 ST. FRANCIS -- Elmer Edwin Walz, 80, died Tuesday (Oct. 31, 2006) at Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born Aug. 21,1926, in Cheyenne County, Kan. He worked as a welder and farmer. He was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Walz in 1984...
Charles W. Fickle (11/02/06)
Dec. 23, 1923 - Nov. 1, 2006 KENNESAW-- Charles W. Fickle 82, formerly of Culbertson, died Wednesday (Nov. 1, 2006) at Haven Home in Kennesaw. He was born Dec. 23, 1923, to James T. and Opal L. (Watt) Fickle at Lima, Ohio. He graduated from Shawnee High School in Lima in 1942...
Robert Francis Vontz (11/01/06)
Sept. 25, 1922 - Oct. 29, 2006 BENKELMAN -- Robert Francis Vontz, 84, died Sunday (Oct. 29, 2006) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Sept. 25, 1922, at Bartley, the son of Casper and Josephine (Meyers) Vontz. He was baptized on Oct. 14, 1922, and confirmed on Nov. 24, 1938, at the Church of St. Catherine of Alexandria in Indianola. He grew up in the Indianola area and graduated from Indianola High School...