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Obituaries from November 2008

Mark Cahow (11/28/08)
Gus Bartels (11/28/08)
Roland Junior 'Rod' Brubaker (11/28/08)
Aldea F. Finnesy (11/28/08)
Dec. 8, 1931 - Nov. 26, 2008 SELDEN, Kan. -- Aldea F. Finnesy, 76, died Wednesday (Nov. 26, 2008) at Sheridan County LTCU in Hoxie, Kan. She was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Plainville, Kan., to Joe H. and Marjorie (True) Schrandt. She grew up in Plainville and attended school there. The family moved to Stratton, Colo., and later to Selden, where she attended Selden Schools graduating in 1949...
A.E. 'Pee Wee' Wolfe, (11/25/08)
May 20, 1922 - Nov. 17, 2008 OGALLALA -- A.E. "PeeWee" Wolfe, 86, formerly of Ogallala, died Monday (Nov. 17, 2008) at his home in Lincoln. He was born May 20,1922, in Cambridge to Floyd E. and Jane (Steel) Wolfe. Following his graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 11, 1942, serving in the Pacific Theatre in the Medical Department of the 185th Infantry. He was discharged on Nov. 15, 1945...
Gerald 'Jerry' Lawson (11/24/08)
Dec. 22, 1941 - Nov. 21, 2008 MAYWOOD -- Gerald "Jerry" Lawson, 66, of Aurora formerly of Maywood, died Friday (Nov. 21, 2008) following a battle with cancer at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born Dec. 22, 1941, at Kearney and was raised by Howard and Martha (O'Neill) Nelson. He grew up in Kearney and Maywood. He attended school at Maywood, graduating from Maywood High School in 1960...
Lillian Orpha (Lang) Lemaster (11/21/08)
Lila Morris (11/24/08)
April 14, 1922 - Nov. 21, 2008 GRANT -- Lila Morris, 86, died Friday (Nov. 21, 2008) at Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant. She was born April 14, 1922, at O'Neil to Alfred and Blanche Revell. The family moved to Sidney while she was in high school and she graduated from Sidney High School in 1940...
Lila Morris (11/21/08)
April 14, 1922 - Nov. 21, 2008 GRANT -- Lila Morris, of Grant, died Friday morning at the Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant. Funeral services will be Monday at the Madrid United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Madrid Cemetery...
Dorothy Jean (Hampton) Hanson (11/21/08)
March 28, 1963 - Nov. 19, 2008 LOOMIS -- Dorothy Jean (Hampton) Hanson, 45, died Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2008) at her home in Loomis. She was born March 28, 1963, in Cambridge to Odean Sylvester Hampton Sr. and Connie Jean (Rauch) Hampton. She received her education at Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1982...
Erwin ten Bensel (11/21/08)
Sept. 23, 1913 - Nov. 19, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Erwin ten Bensel, 95, died Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2008) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 23, 1913, to Herman and Sophia (Broeker) ten Bensel. He grew up on a farm near Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1932. He began farming with his family...
Curtis R. Kasson (11/21/08)
March 15, 1926 - Nov. 20, 2008 WILSONVILLE -- Curtis R. Kasson, 82, Thursday (Nov. 20, 2008) at his home in rural Wilsonville. He was born near Wilsonville on March 15, 1926, to George B. and Ada E. (Cline) Kasson. He attended school and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in February 1944 and was honorably discharged in March of 1945. He served as an automotive equipment mechanic...
Lois Estelle Allen (11/21/08)
Oct. 20, 1921 - Nov. 14, 2008 GOLDEN, Colo. -- Lois Estelle Allen, 87, died Friday (Nov. 14, 2008) in a retirement community apartment after a very short illness in Golden, Colo. She will be missed and will always be remembered and loved. Lois grew up in McCook, the daughter of Harold and Gladys Sutton and the oldest sister to Harvey and Suzanne...
Dorothy L. Dickmeyer (11/20/08)
Dec. 10, 1931 - Nov. 18, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Dorothy L. Dickmeyer, 76, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2008) at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood. She was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Gosper County to Frank W. and Margaret (Monter) Petermann. She graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class of 1949. After school she worked for Kerr Plastics in Hastings...
H. Wayne McCoy (11/20/08)
Feb. 11, 1933 - Nov. 18, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- H. Wayne McCoy, 75, died Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2008) at his home in Arapahoe from complications due to congestive heart failure. He was born Feb. 11, 1933, to Harley W. and Hazel (Elston) McCoy on the family farm south of Arapahoe...
G.S. "Jerry" Wittenberger (11/19/08)
March 26, 1930 - Nov. 17, 2008 COZAD -- Jerry Wittenberger, 78, died Monday (Nov. 17, 2008) as a result of a motor vehicle accident east of Cozad. He was born March 26, 1930, at Carleton to Herbert and Mary (Walker) Wittenberger. He graduated from Carleton High School in 1947...
Margaret Reagan (11/18/08)
Naomi Louise Corey (11/17/08)
Lloyd Wishon (11/18/08)
June 11, 1914 - Nov. 6, 2008 OBERLIN -- Lloyd Wishon, 94, died Sunday (Nov. 16, 2008) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born June 11, 1914, in Marion to Jacob and Elsie Elaine (Nothnagle) Wishon. He grew up on a farm in northern Decatur County. He attended Sherman District No. 104...
Frank E. Bower (11/17/08)
March 23, 1934 - Nov. 15, 2008 Franklin 'Frank' Edward Bower died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 74. He was born March 23, 1934, in McCook to Walter and Sophia (Schutz) Bower. Frank grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1953. On Aug. 23, 1956, Frank entered the U. S. Army and served until his honorable discharge on Aug. 22, 1958...
Arlene Iris Jensen (11/17/08)
Oct. 16, 1921 - Nov. 13, 2008 Our beloved Mother, Arlene Iris Jensen, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, from complications from COPD, at the Columbus Hospice House in Columbus, Ga. She was 87 years old. She was born in McCook, Oct. 6, 1921, to Claude and Edna (Reeves) Myers of Culbertson, Neb...
Raymond Melvin 'Mel' Fritsch (11/17/08)
Jan. 23, 1946 - Nov. 15, 2008 PALISADE -- Raymond Melvin "Mel" Fritsch died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at his rural home near Palisade. He was 62 years old. Mel was born Jan. 23, 1946, at Olympia, Wash., to Charles Paul and Lois "Maxine" (Bushey) Fritsch. He graduated from Tumwater High School, Tumwater, Wash., in 1964...
Martha Mellisa McGehee (11/17/08)
Oct. 13, 1918 - Nov. 15, 2008 Martha Mellisa McGehee died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 90 years old. Martha was born Oct. 13, 1918, in Hot Springs, Ark., to John Thomas and Louie (McCallister) McDougal. On June 19, 1937, she was united in marriage to Riley Chester McGehee. To this union three children were born...
Pearl Myers (11/14/08)
May 16, 1909 - Nov. 12, 2008 HAMLET -- Pearl Myers, 99, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 2008) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home. She was born May 16, 1909, to Clerance and Ottie (Perkins) Grahm south of Hamlet. She received her education at Hamlet and was in the first class to graduated from Hamlet High School...
J. Iola Hinton (11/14/08)
Aug. 4, 1912 - Nov. 11, 2007 CURTIS -- J. Iola Hinton, 96, formerly of Stockville and Curtis, died Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2008) at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. She was born Aug. 4, 1912, north of Dickens, to H.A. "Gus" and Nellie (Pearson) Latimer. She grew up on a farm/ ranch where the family raised Registered Hereford Cattle and she milked cows. Her mother taught in a rural school north of Dickens...
Dustin Dean (Cole) Rhodig (11/13/08)
May 21, 1985 - Nov. 10, 2008 NORTH PLATTE -- Dustin Dean (Cole) Rhodig, 23, died Monday (Nov. 10, 2008) in North Platte. He was born May 21, 1985, in Coffeyville, Kan. He grew up in Colby and Oberlin, Kan., and attended the area schools there. On Sept. 20, 2008, he married Samantha Justice in North Platte. They lived in North Platte. He earned his G.E.D. and worked on an oil rig...
Dana Kay Lacey-Rowley (11/12/08)
Oct. 6, 1961 to Nov. 11, 2008 CULBERTSON -- Dana Kay Lacey-Rowley, 47, of Culbertson died Nov. 11, 2008, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte following a long illness. She was born Oct. 6, 1961, at St. Catherine's Hospital in McCook to Lloyd D. and Karen K. Crawford (McBrien) Lacey...
Lyle Humphreys (11/10/08)
May 31, 1937 - Nov. 5, 2008 WAUNETA -- Lyle Humphreys, 71, died Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born to William Kermit and Opal Marjory Lemon Humphreys on May 31, 1937, south of Max in Dundy County. In 1940, he had a serious battle with sleeping sickness, leaving him with disabilities the rest of his life. ...
Sharon Alene Amorena (11/10/08)
Aug. 6, 1926 - Nov. 8, 2008 OMAHA -- Sharon Alene Amorena, 82, of Holbrook, died Saturday (Nov. 8, 2008) in Omaha. She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Holbrook. Survivors include her husband, Miguel Amorena of Holbrook; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharlene and Edward Markow of Walnut Creek, Calif., Mary Madrigal of Fort Lupton, Colo., Lydia and Stephen Smith of Brighton, Colo., Antonia and Michael Veruchi of Lone Tree, Colo., and Danielle Amorena of Omaha; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Mary Florence 'Polly' Grim (11/10/08)
Aug. 18, 1916 - Nov. 7, 2008 Mary Florence "Polly" Grim died Friday, Nov.7, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 92 years old. Mary was born, Aug. 18, 1916, at St. John's, Newfoundland to Garfield and Mary "Gen" (Coleman) Pollard. She grew up at St. John's and attended Mercy and Presentation Convent Schools ...
Sandra Kay Powell (11/07/08)
June 14, 1945-Nov. 6, 2008 PHILLIPSBURG, Kan. -- Sandra Kay Powell, 63, died Thursday (Nov. 6, 2008), at the Phillips County Hospital in Phillipsburg, Kan. She was born June 14, 1945, to Vernon and Dorothy (Ebert) Powell in McCook. She worked as a shipping supervisor for Wal-Mart...
Doris I. Mohr (11/07/08)
May 14, 1923-Nov. 6, 2008 Doris Isola Mohr died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Neb., at the age of 85. She was born May 14, 1923, at Ovid, Colo., the daughter of the late Earnest E. and Mary Etta (Young) Cox. She grew up in McCook where she received her education...
Alma Galloway (11/07/08)
July 8, 1913 - Nov. 3, 2008 SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Alma Galloway, 95, died peacefully at her home on Nov. 3, 2008, in San Ramon, Calif. Alma was born to Dr. J. M. Willis and Ethelyn Willis on July 8, 1913, in Marsland, Neb. She grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1930. She majored in fine arts at Ward-Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., earning an Associate of Arts degree...
Harold Raymond Mihm (11/07/08)
July 27, 1917 - Nov. 5, 2008 PALISADE -- Harold Raymond Mihm died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at the Heritage of Wauneta. He was 91. Harold was born on July 27, 1917, to Fred Henry and Anna Marie (Kircher) Mihm on a farm north of Indianola. He was baptized in the St. Catherine's Church in Indianola. Harold worked as a farm hand for different people in the community...
Clara Janice (Nickel) Blalack (11/07/08)
Aug. 20, 1940 - Nov. 4, 2008 ATWOOD -- Clara Janice "Grandma Sperry" (Nickel) Blalack, 68, died Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2008) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. She was born Aug. 20, 1940, to Ralph and Clara Jane (Hays) Masters in Scott County, Kan. Her mother, Clara died when she was 2-years-old. She graduated from Scott Community High School in 1959...
Lewie Elmer Grout (11/05/08)
July 12, 1914 - Nov. 3, 2008 ATWOOD -- Lewie Elmer Grout, 94, died Monday (Nov. 3, 2008). He was born July 12, 1914, in Atwood to Robert and Edna Grout. He attended middle school and completed his sophomore year of high school in Atwood. On March 28, 1943, he married Velma Rahe. He farmed east of Atwood for 11 years. They moved to Aurora, Colo., where his wife preceded him in death...
Bruce L. Farr (11/05/08)
Aug. 19, 1947 - Nov. 1, 2008 SCOTT CITY, Kan. -- Bruce L. Farr, 61, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2008) in Scott County, Kan. He was born Aug. 19, 1947, in Oberlin to Francis "Sam" L. and Donna Faye (Stratton) Farr Sr. He grew up on a farm northeast of Oberlin and attended Decatur Community High School...
Mary Teresa Uerling (11/04/08)
Wynn Horney (11/05/08)
Feb. 23, 1926 - Nov. 4, 2008 OBERLIN -- Wynn Horney, 82, died Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2008) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Brewster, Kan., to Harland and Margaret (Brown) Horney. He grew up in Brewster and attended school in Brewster, Colby, Oakley and Toledo, Ohio...
Kassi Krutsinger (11/03/08)
Robert L. Ridgway (11/04/08)
Aug. 11, 1918 - Nov. 2, 2008 KEARNEY -- Robert L. Ridgway, 90, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2008) at the Mother Hull Home in Kearney. He was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Decatur County to Wesley and Flora (Bolin) Ridgway. He grew up in Oberlin and graduated from Decatur County High School in 1936...
Mildred Verna Heskett-Carfield (11/03/08)
June 21, 1917 - Nov. 2, 2008 Mildred Verna Heskett, 91, died Sunday (Nov. 2, 2008) at Good Samaritan Center at Arapahoe. She was born June 21, 1917, in Red Willow County at St. Ann to William Clayton and Goldie (Smith) Heskett. She grew up at St. Ann, where she graduated from rural school...
Marilyn Rose Owens (11/03/08)
March 31, 1937 - Nov. 1, 2008 CURTIS -- Marilyn Rose Owens, 71, of Curtis, died Saturday (Nov. 1, 2008) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born on March 31, 1937, to Arthur and Alice Johnson, in Farnam. She graduated from Maywood High School. 
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Adan Luke Burks (11/03/08)
GOSNELL, Ark. -- Adan Luke Burks, infant son of Aaron Luke and Amanda Lorraine (Doucette) Burks of Gosnell, Ark., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Ark. In addition to his parents, grandparents, Edmond C. and Bonnie (Zessin) Doucette, Geoffrey R. ...