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Obituaries from May 2007

Edith M. Leach (05/31/07)
July 18, 1930 - May 28, 2007 KEARNEY -- Edith Margaret (Smith) Leach born to Lolita Berniece (Jones) and James Lewis Smith on July 18, 1930, died May 28, 2007, at the home of her daughter Sherry Stansberry in Kearney. During her childhood, Edith and family lived comfortably for many years throughout the Depression by supplementing their lifestyle with hunting, fishing, and trapping along the Missouri River in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. ...
Margaret Ann (Murphy) Fisher (05/31/07)
Nov. 13, 1919 - May 22, 2007 WHEATRIDGE, Colo. -- Margaret Ann (Murphy) Fisher died Tuesday (May 22, 2007) at Wheatridge, Colo., at the age of 87. She was born in Red Willow County Nov. 13, 1919, the youngest of four children of James R. Murphy and Amanda F. Campbell...
Bobbie L. Behlke Sr. (05/25/07)
Dec. 9, 1936-May 23, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Bobbie LeRoy Behlke Sr., 70, died Wednesday (May 23, 2007), at Dundy County Hospital, losing a nine-month battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 9, 1936, in Cheyenne County, Kan., to Leonard and Ethel (Langdale) Behlke.  He attended school in Benkelman until his freshman year then quit school to work and help out on the family farm. ...
Robert Eugene Lemm (05/31/07)
March 8, 1947 - May 27, 2007   PARKS -- Robert E. Lemm, age 60, died Sunday (May 27, 2007) at his home in Parks.  He was born in Mora, Minn., on March 8, 1947, the son of Lloyd and Louise (Ritchie) Lemm.  He was raised in the Isle area and graduated from Isle High School in 1965.  He was in the Army from 1966 to 1969, serving in Thailand for a year of his duty...
PFC Jonathan N. (McCart) Peterson (05/30/07)
Sept. 11, 1987 - May 25, 2007 PFC Jonathan N. (McCart) Peterson, age 19, died Friday (May 25, 2007) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Sept. 11, 1987, in Liberal, Kan., to Valery A. (Lira) McCart. He graduated from McCook High School in May of 2005 and joined the U.S. Army on July 26, 2005. ...
Adine 'Joan' Housman (05/30/07)
Oct. 26, 1930 - May 27, 2007 NORTH?PLATTE -- Adine "Joan" Housman, 76, died Sunday (May 27, 2007) at her home in North Platte. She was born Oct. 26, 1930, at Hayes Center to Tony and Lucy (Brownell) Yonkers. She graduated from Hayes Center High School and later taught rural schools in the Wauntea and Hayes Center areas...
Marion Royce Anderson (05/30/07)
 July 22, 1921 - May 28, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Marion Royce Anderson, 85, died Monday (May 28, 2007) at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born near Haigler on July 22, 1921, to George "Tom" and Iva (Wilkenson) Anderson and graduated from Parks High School...
Gregory Garrett Vreeland (05/29/07)
Nov. 29, 1953 - May 25, 2007 CURTIS -- Gregory Garrett Vreeland, 53, died (May 25, 2007) in Curtis. He was born Nov. 29, 1953, at Kearney to Nelson Eugene Jr. Vreeland and Mary Lou (Florom) Vreeland. He grew up and attended school in Curtis. He graduated from Medicine Valley High School in 1972...
Genola Aileen Claussen (05/29/07)
Feb. 7, 1920 - May 27, 2007 OBERLIN -- Genola Aileen Claussen, 87, died Sunday (May 27, 2007) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Oberlin to Clifton and Ida M. (Barr) Waldo. She grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin Elementary School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1938...
Jack, Betty and Sally Hendrix (05/25/07)
Jack and Betty Hendrix Feb. 24, 1922 - Nov. 25, 2006 Dec. 31, 1924 - March 18, 2007 Jack Hendrix died on Nov. 25, 2006, and Betty Hendrix died on March 18, 2007, both in Denver, Colo. Both lived in the Southwest Nebraska area for over 80 years. Jack was born in Traer, Kan., on Feb. 24, 1922, to Charles and Mary Hendrix. He graduated from Decatur County High School and attended the University of Nebraska where he earned his teaching degree and later his law degree...
Dorothy Louise Wolf Loghry (05/25/07)
Sept. 27, 1917 - May 22, 2007 OMAHA -- Dorothy Louise (Wolf) Loghry, 89, died Tuesday (May 22 2007) at Bergen Mercy Hospital in Omaha.   She was born Sept. 27, 1917, in Frontier County to Reece and Ruth (Cathcart) Wolf. She grew up at Quick where her father owned the general store and her mother was the Post Mistress. She attended school in rural Frontier County and graduated from the University Of Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1936. ...
Margaret Ann Murphy Fisher (05/25/07)
Nov. 13, 1919 - May 22, 2007 Margaret Ann (Murphy) Fisher died Tuesday (May 22, 2007) at Wheatridge, Colo., at the age of 87. She was born in Red Willow County Nov. 13, 1919, the youngest of four children of James R. Murphy and Amanda F. Campbell. She lived the majority of her life in Danbury, Lebanon and McCook area, graduating from Lebanon High School...
Bessie Pickel (05/23/07)
March 28, 1910 - April 18, 2007 WICHITA, Kan. -- Bessie Pickel, 97, formerly of McCook died April 18, 2007, at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita, Kan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Lena Newbrough; two husbands, Thomas Knotts and Alva Pickel; one granddaughter-in-law, Carrie Gallington; and all seven of her brothers and sisters...
June Harold (05/23/07)
June 4, 1926 - May 19, 2007 OBERLIN?-- June Harold, 80, died Saturday (May 19, 2007) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born June 4, 1926, on a farm north of Selden, Kan., in Decatur County to Elmer and Rosa (Baxter) Jaderborg. She grew up on the farm and attended Bellview rural school, Decatur Community High School graduating in 1943 and Fort Hays State...
Merle L. Paul (05/22/07)
Nov. 25, 1926-May 13, 2007 SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Merle L. Paul of Sun City, Ariz., died May 13, 2007 at the age of 80. She was born Nov. 25, 1926, in McCook, Neb., to Chester J. And Ethel (Scott) Smith. Merle graduated from McCook High School in 1945, on October 25 of  that year she married Glen E. Paul.  They made their home in McCook for 23 years moving to Spearfish, S.D., in 1968, then to Bismarck, N.D., in 1971, Spokane, Wash., in 1980, and finally to Sun City, Ariz., in 1992...
Clayton L. Pierson (05/22/07)
April 16, 1989-May 20, 2007 Clayton L. Pierson, 18, died Sunday (May 20, 2007) in Hitchcock County from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born April 16, 1989, in Hahn, Germany to Robert A. and Kimberly R. (Wurm) Pierson. He was a 2007 graduate of McCook High School...
Jolene Rose (Priest) Heldenbrand (05/22/07)
July 20, 1957-May 20, 2007 LINCOLN -- Jolene Rose (Priest) Heldenbrand, 49, died Sunday (May 20, 2007) after battling cancer. She was born July 20, 1957, in Columbia, Tenn., to Frank and Marilyn (Rousey) Priest. She grew up in Hamlet, attending Hamlet Grade School and graduating from Wauneta High School in 1976...
Vonnie Mae Riley (05/22/07)
April 8, 1921-May 21, 2007 Vonnie Mae Riley, 86, died Monday (May 21, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook. She was born April 8, 1921, at Hiwasse, Kan., to William Albert and Thella Louise Duncan. She received her elementary education at Hiwasse before moving to Elgin, Kan...
Christopher R. Botsford (05/22/07)
Dec. 23, 1986-May 20, 2007 Christopher R. Botsford, 20, died Sunday (May 20, 2007) near Trenton from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born Dec. 23, 1986, at Garden City, Kan., to Robert and Chrystele (Bomberger) Botsford. He came to McCook in 2000 where he graduated from McCook Senior High School in 2005...
Alphonse J. 'Bunt' Reining (05/22/07)
Jan. 12, 1919-May 19, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Alphonse J. "Bunt" Reining, 88, died Saturday (May 19, 2007) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born Jan. 12, 1919, at Benkelman, to Joseph and Marie (Reiman) Reining and attended country school near his home in District 66. He returned to the family farm after school...
Colten James Juhl (05/21/07)
ARAPAHOE -- Colten James Juhl, infant son of Lee and Leah (Daily) Juhl, was born and died on Saturday (May 19, 2007) at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Carole Daily and paternal great-grandmother, Mary Briegel...
Delores Lorraine Priddy (05/22/07)
Jan. 5, 1921-May 19, 2007 STRATTON -- Delores Lorraine Priddy, 86, died Saturday (May 19, 2007) at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton. She was born Jan. 5, 1921, near Wilcox, to Clarence and Goldie (Seybold) Jessen, and moved with her family to a farm northwest of Trenton in 1926. She attended country school near her home in District 52, and graduated from Trenton High School in 1938 before attending Kearney State Teacher's College...
Donald Wayne Mullanix (05/18/07)
Feb. 14, 1929-May 16, 2007 Donald Wayne Mullanix of McCook died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at his farm in Frontier County. He was 78 years old. Donald was born on Feb. 14, 1929, in Red Willow County, Neb., to Neal and Grace Vesper (Spaulding) Mullanix. He attended rural school and lived most of his life in the Maywood, Quick and McCook area...
William Duane Greenlee (05/18/07)
Jan. 27, 1969-May 16, 2007 NORTH PLATTE -- William D. Greenlee, 38, died May 16, 2007 in Greeley, Colorado. He was born Jan. 27, 1969, to Kenneth D. and Leona M. (Arent). Greenlee in Omaha. He attended North Platte High School and Mid Plains Community College...
Denny L. May (05/18/07)
Feb. 27, 1936-April 26, 2006 RIFLE, Colo. -- Denny Leroy May, 70, died April 26, 2006, at the E.D. Moore Care Center in Rifle, Colo. He was born Feb. 27, 1936, at Alma to Harold and Birdee (Meyers) May. He lived in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, South Dakota and Nevada, working in the energy field. He most recently was a self-employed welder...
Birdee D. Meyers May (05/18/07)
Sept. 2, 1911-July 23, 2006 RIFLE, Colo. -- Birdee D. Meyers May, 94, died July 23, 2006. She was born Sept. 2, 1911, in Hendley to Frank L. and Lillie Boop Meyers. She attended school at Hendley and Beaver City. On April 5, 1931, she married Harold I. May. The marriage ended in divorce...
George W. Colling (05/18/07)
Aug. 22, 1922-May 17, 2007 AUGUSTA, Kan. -- George W. Colling, 84, of Augusta, Kan., passed away, Thursday, May 17th, 2007. Viewing will be from 1-5 p.m. Monday at Headley Funeral Chapel. Rosary 7 pm Monday and Mass 10 am Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. Burial will be at CavalryCemetery, Augusta...
Pauline Christine Mundhenke (05/18/07)
Sept. 2, 1929-May 17, 2007 SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Pauline Christine Mundhenke, 77, formerly of McCook, died Thursday (May 17, 2007), at her home in Shawnee, Okla. She was born Sept. 2, 1929, at Culbertson, to Martin and Marie (Maul) Graf. She was a housewife and homemaker...
Gerald Lee Moody (05/18/07)
May 13, 1929-May 17, 2007 Gerald Lee Moody, 78, died Thursday (May 17, 2007), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. He was born May 13, 1929 to Dwight and Alice Mae (Anderson) Moody in Greeley County, Neb. He attended school in Scotia. He moved to Holdrege and worked for Safeway...
Paul DeLynn Thomas (05/16/07)
April 17, 1936 - April 18, 2007 SANTEE, Calif. -- Paul DeLynn Thomas, 71, died April 18, 2007, at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif. He was born April 17, 1936, in Trenton in Hitchcock County to Lloyd Wiley and Mildred Arlene (Evans) Thomas. He received his education at Trenton Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1954. While in high school he worked at Eller's IGA Store in Trenton...
Michael 'Mike' D. Barron (05/15/07)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Michael "Mike" D. Barron, 37, died Saturday (May 5, 2007) in Jacksonville, Fla. Mike was born in Canadaigua, N.Y., was raised in Punta Gorda, Fla., and was a 1987 graduate of Charlotte High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a firefighter at Mayport Naval Base and an entrepreneur. He was a loving dad to his children, a wonderful husband, son, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him...
Verna L. Brehm (05/15/07)
May 8, 1918 - May 14, 2007 Verna Leisetta Brehm died Monday (May 14, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home.  She was 89 years old.  She was born May 8, 1918, in Clay County. She attended school in Clay Center finishing the eighth grade.  She was baptized in the German Congregational Church in Clay Center...
Kenneth Robert Phillips (05/15/07)
Nov. 24, 1909 - May 12, 2007 CAMBRIDGE?-- Kenneth Robert Phillips, 97, died Saturday (May 12, 2007) at the Cambridge Manor.  He was born Nov. 24, 1909, near Freedom to Robert Fletcher and Lillian (Allen) Phillips. He graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis in 1927...
Lloyd Benjamin Foster (05/15/07)
Sept. 15, 1925 - May 13, 2007 BENKELMAN -- Lloyd Benjamin Foster, 81, formerly of Max, died Sunday (May 13, 2007) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born Sept. 15, 1925, to John Benjamin and Carrie Hansena (Hoff) Foster on the family farm near Max and graduated from Max High School in 1942...
Rachel Clifton Odenbach (05/14/07)
Sept. 26, 1915 - May 12, 2007 Rachel Clifton Odenbach, 91, died Saturday (May 12, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.  On Sept.26, 1915, she was born at Osakis, Minn., to Ellis B. and Christine M. (Christensen) Clifton. She attended schools in Minnesota and North Dakota. ...
Irel Lohoefener (05/14/07)
Aug. 19, 1917 - May 13, 2007 OBERLIN -- Irel Lohoefener, 89, died Sunday (May 13, 2007) in Oberlin. She was born Aug. 19. 1917, in Oberlin, to Clarence and Florence (Nitcher) Muller. She was raised near Kearney and Oberlin. She attended school in Olive Branch near Newark, Fort Kearney near Kearney and Addleman near Oberlin...
Jerry Dale Horton (05/14/07)
Sept. 25, 1945 - May 10, 2007 ARAPAHOE -- Jerry Dale Horton, 61, formerly of Arapahoe died Thursday (May 10, 2007) at Cherrelyn Health Care Center in Littleton, Colo. He was born on Sept. 25, 1945, at McCook to Van H. and Lora C. (Taylor) Horton. He graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class of 1964...
Wanda Gayleen McDanield (05/11/07)
May 20, 1933 - May 5, 2007 SPRINGFIELD, Mo., -- Wanda Gayleen McDanield 73, died Saturday (May 5, 2007). She was born May 20, 1933, in Indianola to Lloyd and Vera (Greenlee) Hall. She married Loran T. McDanield on Nov. 5, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Michael McDanield; and two nieces, Leri Ann and Kathleen Rhea Hall...
Joyce I. Samuelson (05/09/07)
Oct. 7, 1951 - May 6, 2007 Joyce I. Samuelson, 55, of McCook died Sunday (May 6, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook.  She was born Oct. 7, 1951, in McCook to John C. and Louise (Creighton) Pollmann. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1968 and from McCook Community College in 1970. ...
Art Wessel (05/11/07)
June 15, 1945 - May 8, 2007 SELDEN, Kan. -- Art Wessel, 61, died Tuesday (May 8, 2007) at his home. He was born June 15, 1945, to Libory William and Elizabeth "Elsie" Augusta (Schwarz) Wessel in Colby, Kan. He grew up on a farm in Sheridan County and attended Selden Grade School. He graduated from Selden Rural High School in 1963...
Maxine Lucille Ele (05/09/07)
Nov. 10, 1923-May 7, 2007 Maxine Lucille Ele, 83, of McCook died Monday (May 7, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home.  She was born Nov. 10, 1923, at Orleans to Delburn Fay and Irene Anna (Ball) Willsey. The family moved to Wauneta where she graduated from high school. ...
Richard 'Dick' Gene Mays (05/08/07)
June 19, 1947 - May 7, 2007 ATWOOD -- Richard "Dick" Gene Mays, 69, died Monday (May 7, 2007) at his home in Tehachapi, Calif. He was born June 19, 1947, in Colby, Kan., to Richard Dean and Marita Faye Mays. He graduated from Atwood Community High School in 1965...
Teresa Carol Brown (05/09/07)
June 7, 1958 - May 8, 2007 KEARNEY -- Teresa Carol Brown, 48, of Culbertson died Tuesday (May 8, 2007) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.  She was born June 7, 1958, in McCook to Earl Donald and Marcella Marie (Keegan) Ridpath.  She grew up in Indianola and attended Republican Valley Schools. She received her GED and graduated from McCook Beauty Academy...
June Stevens Reid (05/08/07)
Dec. 23, 1916 - April 29, 2007 ATWOOD -- June Stevens Reid. 90, died April 29, 2007, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Atwood. She was born Dec. 23, 1916, in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Henry Stevens and Helen Healy Stevens. The family moved to Lansing when she was two years old and moved back to Grand Rapids four years later. After her father died in 1925, she with her mother and sister, moved to Chicago,...
Agnes?Luealla Dack (05/08/07)
Aug. 12, 1934 - May 6, 2007 Agnes Luealla Dack, 72, died Sunday (May 6, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 12, 1934, at Naper to Benjamin J. and Ruth (Pond) Sprinkle. She worked at S.W.A.T.S. She was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church. ...
Eldon H. 'Hank' Fiene (05/08/07)
Sept. 9, 1935 - May 5, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- Eldon H. "Hank" Fiene, 71, died Saturday (May 5, 2007) at Cambridge Manor.  He was born on the family farm near Eustis in Frontier County on Sept. 9, 1935, to Ernest John and Clara (Oelkers) Fiene Sr.  He was baptized at a very young age on Sept. 23, 1935, at the Salem Lutheran Church in rural Elwood and was confirmed there on May 15, 1949. ...
Thomas Burns (05/08/07)
Jan. 25, 1919 - May 6, 2007 Thomas F. Burns, 88, died Sunday (May 6, 2007) at Community Hospital in McCook.  He was born Jan. 25, 1919, to Thomas A. and Margaret (Free) Burns at Cheyenne, Wyo. He graduated from Holy Family High School in 1935, and Regis College in Denver, where he received all conference recognition in football...
Douglas D. Schlegel (05/08/07)
Oct. 4, 1950 - May 6, 2007 Douglas D. Schlegel, 56, died Sunday (May 6, 2007) at McCook Community Hospital.  He was born in McCook on Oct. 4, 1950, to Darold and Marjorie (Covert) Schlegel. He graduated from McCook High School in 1969, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1973, with a degree in Agriculture. ...
Eldon H. 'Hank' Fiene (05/07/07)
Sept. 9, 1935 - May 5, 2007 CAMBRIDGE -- Eldon H. "Hank" Fiene, 71, died Saturday (May 5, 2007) at Cambridge Manor.  He was born on the family farm near Eustis in Frontier County on Sept. 9, 1935, to Ernest John and Clara (Oelkers) Fiene Sr.  He was baptized at a very young age on Sept. 23, 1935, at the Salem Lutheran Church in rural Elwood and was confirmed there on May 15, 1949. ...
Lela Bernita Hoffman (05/07/07)
March 3, 1921 - May 6, 2007 Lela Bernita Hoffman, 86, died Sunday (May 6, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.  She was born March 3, 1921, at Lincoln, Kan., to Sam and Bertha (Gottberg) Jellison.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1937.  ...
 Kela I. Hinkle (05/04/07)
July 26, 1912 - May 1, 2007 LEXINGTON -- Kela I. Hinkle, 94, died Tuesday (May 1, 2007) at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. She was born July 26, 1912, near York, to Claude and Clara (VanVleet) Hager. She was a graduate of Trenton High School with the class of 1931, during high school she received her Normal Training for teaching and taught at two different rural schools at Trenton...
Charles I. Groves (05/03/07)
Sept. 13, 1911 - May 1, 2007 Charles Irven Groves died Tuesday (May 1, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, at the age of 95. He was born Sept.13, 1911, in Frontier County, the son of the late Fred and Carrie (Anderson) Groves. He grew up in the Quick Community in Frontier County and graduated from District 91 rural school. He began farming on the family farm where he also raised livestock...
Ethel Mueller (05/03/07)
March 7, 1916 - May 1, 2007 IMPERIAL -- Ethel Mae Mueller, 91, died Tuesday (May 1, 2007) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home. She was born March 7, 1916, in Richardson County, to Worthy and Nellie (Crouch) Bacon. She attended Pleasant Valley Country School southwest of Dawson...
James Floyd Ziems (05/03/07)
Sept. 18, 1928 - May 1, 2007 ARAPAHOE?-- James Floyd Ziems, 79, died Tuesday (May 1, 2007) at his home in Arapahoe. He was born on Sept. 18, 1928, at Elwood to Henry and Mary (Graf) Ziems. He was raised on a farm near Elwood. In 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and served until 1954. After his military service, he moved to Arapahoe. He worked as an auto mechanic and bridge construction worker for several years. He also worked at the Arapahoe Co-op Elevator...
Mildred J. White (05/02/07)
Oct. 26, 1921 - May 1, 2007 CHASE, Kan. -- Mildred J. White, 85, died Tuesday (May 1, 2007) at Ralph Thorne Care Center in Hutchinson, Kan. She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Boonsboro, Md., to Foster Beard and Effie Catherine (Cline) Kephart. She married LeRoy Kirsch in 1941, he preceded her in death on Jan. ...
Lela Huff (05/01/07)
April 28, 1920 - April 28, 2007 NORTHGLENN, Colo. -- Lela Huff, 87, died Saturday (April 28, 2007) in Northglenn, Colo. She was born April 28, 1920, in Kanona, Kan., to John and Lizzie (Pauley) Frickey. She grew up near Kanona and attended Center School and Kanona High School. She attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minn...