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Obituaries from January 2009

William Carter (01/30/09)
Feb. 22, 1916-Jan. 30, 2009 JENNINGS -- William Carter, 92, died Friday (Jan. 30, 2009), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Feb. 22, 1916, at rural Jennings, to Jesse and Grace (Tice) Carter. He was raised in Jennings and attended school there...
Phyllis E. Lohoefener (01/30/09)
Aug. 15, 1925-Jan. 29, 2009 OBERLIN -- Phyllis E. Lohoefener, 83, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2009), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Aug. 15, 1925, at Norcatur, Kan., to Jacob R. and Loretta F. (Bell) Betts. The family moved to Oberlin in 1934. She attended Norcatur Grade School, graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1943 and earned a business degree at Kansas University...
Helen C. Cunningham (01/30/09)
March 20, 1914-Jan. 29, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Helen C. Cunningham, 94, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2009), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born March 20, 1914 in Furnas County near Cambridge to Herman P. and Lean (Rupp) Heisleman. She grew up in the Cambridge area and attended school at Cambridge High School, graduating with the Class of 1932...
Mary L. (Orin) Holst / Avery (01/30/09)
June 29, 1936 -- January 27, 2009 ATLANTA, Ga. -- Mary Lorraine (Orin) Avery, age 72, passed away Jan. 27, 2009, in Atlanta, Ga., surrounded by her family. Mary was born in Culbertson, Neb., on June 29, 1936 to Charles "Jack" and Eloise (Moore) Orin and grew up on the family ranch south of Culbertson where her grandfather, Ed Orin, raised horses and trained Kentucky Derby winner and member of the Jockey Hall of Fame, Steve Brooks. ...
Ellen D. (Miller) Ringenberg (01/30/09)
Jan. 7, 1930 - Jan. 29, 2009 Ellen D. (Miller) Ringenberg, 79, died Thursday (Jan. 29, 2009) at her home in rural Elwood. She was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Dawson County on a farm northwest of Gothenburg, to Henry J. and Dora L. (Rathe) Miller. She was baptized, confirmed and married in the Zion Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg. ...
Muriel Ready (01/30/09)
Nov. 18, 1908 - Jan. 28, 2009 OBERLIN -- Muriel Ready, 100, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2009) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center. She was born Nov. 18, 1908, to Roy and Eva (Wagner) Conrad in rural Larned, Kan. She grew up near Larned and attended school there. She then attended Fort Hayes State University...
Goldie Smith (01/29/09)
IMPERIAL --Goldie Smith, 89, died Friday (Jan. 23, 2009) at Imperial Manor Nursing. Survivors incude her husband, Stan of Imperial; sons, Jim and wife, Marla of Ogallala, Bill and wife, Cindy of Max and Larry and wife, Debbie of Blue Springs, Mo.; brother, Bill McCurry and wife, Aggie of Blue Springs, Mo.; sister, Connie Borell and husband, Jim of Burns, Wyo.; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren...
Ervin Willard Kitt (01/28/09)
Linda K. (McConnell) Lafferty (01/29/09)
Aug. 9, 1949 - Jan. 27, 2009 Linda K. (McConnell) Lafferty died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 ,at her home in McCook. She was 59. She was born Aug. 9, 1949, to Elvin "Bud" McConnell and Frances (Ridpath) McConnell in Oberlin. She graduated from Beaver Valley High School in 1967. She also graduated from McCook Junior College and Kearney State College...
Carl W. Leising (01/28/09)
Oct. 3, 1932 - Jan. 21, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Funeral services for Carl W. Leising were conducted from Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe, Neb. on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, with Reverend David Otten officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Neb...
Lucile Mae Newman (01/28/09)
June 14, 1929 - Jan. 25, 2009 LONGWOOD, Fla.,-- Lucile Mae Newman, 79, formerly of Leesburg, Fla., and Littleton, Colo., died Sunday (Jan. 25, 2009). She was born June 14, 1929, in Wauneta. She married Bob L. Newman. She was an elementary school teacher and later joined her husband, in the family real estate business. She was also a homemaker...
Michael David Okins (01/27/09)
May 24, 1956-Jan. 25, 2009 SALEM, Va. -- Michael David Okins, 52, of Salem, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009. He was born on May 24, 1956, in France and was the son of the late Gerold Elmer and Lucille Ann Okins Michael was a faithful and devoted member of Fort Lewis Baptist Church. In his career he served as the Sheriff of Hazard County and as a city police officer in McCook, Neb. He was also a private investigator in San Diego, Calif...
Marilyn U. Lowry (01/27/09)
Oct. 29, 1932 - Jan. 24, 2009 CAMBRIDGE -- Marilyn U. Lowry, 76, formerly of Cambridge, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2009) at her home in Hastings, She was born in Arkansas City, Kan., on Oct. 29, 1932, to Archie C. and Elsie Lorine (Musson) McGee. She attended and graduated from Wellington, Kan., High School in 1950...
Marjorie Ann Rand-Davis (01/27/09)
July 6, 1940 - Jan. 19, 2009 ARRIBA, Colo., -- Marjorie Ann Rand-Davis, age 68, of Arriba, Colo., died in a motor vehicle accident on Jan. 19, 2009, near Genoa, Colo. Marjorie was born July 6, 1940, to Albert Francis and Madeline J. (Dolph) Gutzman in Cambridge, Neb. She was one of six children...
Ambrose W. Meyers (01/27/09)
July 15, 1918 - Jan. 24, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Ambrose W. Meyers, 90, died Saturday (Jan. 24, 2009) at Cambridge Hospital. He was born July 15, 1918, in Gosper County to William H. and Emilie J. (Monter) Meyers. He attended school at Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School north of Arapahoe. After school he helped his family on the farm...
Roberta Faye Cappel (01/23/09)
Winfield LeRoy 'Pat' Ele (01/26/09)
Sept. 4, 1918 - Jan. 23, 2009 Winfield LeRoy "Pat" Ele died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 90 years old. Pat was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Dorchester to Ora Ned and Opal (Endicott) Ele. He attended Wauneta schools. On May 4, 1937, he entered the U.S. Navy and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on May 13, 1941. He reenlisted at the time of Pearl Harbor and served until he was honorably discharged again in 1945...
Norma Ruby Gregory (01/26/09)
July 9, 1919 - Jan. 23, 2009 DANBURY -- Norma Ruby Gregory was called home to be with her Heavenly Father Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Hillcrest Nursing Home at the age of 89. She was born on a farm near Danbury on July 9, 1919, to Absalom and Isabelle Maude (Ruby) Gregory. She received her education in Danbury and graduated in 1938. She was baptized in the Methodist Church...
Stuart R. Jaeger (01/23/09)
Oct. 9, 1940 -- Jan. 20, 2009 OMAHA -- Stuart R. Jaeger, 68, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at Hospice House in Omaha. Stuart was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Lodgepole, Neb. to Homer and Helen (Thomas) Jaeger. He grew up in McCook and attended St. Patrick's School in McCook and McCook High School...
Iris I. Evans (01/21/09)
Nov. 21, 1926 - Jan. 18, 2009 ELWOOD -- Iris I. Evans, 82, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2009) at Elwood Care Center. She was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Gosper County to Oren and Inez (Whisler) McKenzie. She attended rural grade school north of Elwood and graduated from Elwood High School in 1944. After graduation, she taught for one year and then worked as a telephone operator in Lexington until she married in 1949...
Jane A. Hester (01/19/09)
Marlina Kay Jones (01/20/09)
May 31, 1954 - Jan. 18, 2009 Marlina Kay Jones died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 54-years-old. Marlina was born on May 31, 1954, in Norton, Kan., to John J. and Dorothy M. (Foster) Lawn. She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1972...
Robert Warren DeMilt Sr. (01/19/09)
May 18, 1953 - Jan. 17, 2009 GOTHENBURG -- Robert Warren DeMilt, Sr., 55, died Saturday (Jan. 17, 2009) at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital. He was born to Clair and Marcedes 'Susie' (Hubbard) DeMilt on May 18, 1953, in North Platte. He attended school and later graduated from Brady. He received his Bachelor's Degree in education and an Associates Degree in accounting...
Marjorie Nitsch (01/19/09)
March 9, 1918 - Jan. 15, 2009 OBERLIN -- Marjorie Nitsch passed away on Jan. 15, 2009. She was born on March 9, 1918, to Byron and Angeline (McMullen) Everist on a farm two miles west of Danbury, Neb. She finished the first eight grades in Danbury. ...
Arnold 'Arnie' Marvin Schuster (01/19/09)
June 6, 1935 - Jan. 17, 2009 Arnold "Arnie" Marvin Schuster entered the waiting arms of our Heavenly Father Jan. 17, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He was born on June 6, 1935, to Herman Henry and Alma Rose (Keller) Schuster in Hastings. He was baptized on July 21, 1935, and later confirmed into Lutheran faith at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Grand Island. He graduated from Grand Island High School in 1953...
Wade Donald Hardwick (01/16/09)
April 2, 1920-Jan. 13, 2009 Wade Donald Hardwick was born on the farm in Dundy county, Neb., on April 2, 1920 to Thomas Mandeville Hardwick and Myrtle Rowena (Quimby) Hardwick. He passed on to his Eternal reward on Jan. 13, 2009, at his home in Benkelman, Neb. Wade was the sixth child born to his parents and one of six boys. He would have reached his 89th birthday on April 2 of this year...
Oma Lawver (01/15/09)
March 23, 1926 - Jan. 11, 2009 KEARNEY -- Oma E. Lawver, 82, of Kearney, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Mount Carmel Home in Kearney. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 16, at O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney. The Rev. Roger Wendt will officiate. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery...
Lettie Belle Scheidt (01/14/09)
Aug. 24, 1919 - Dec. 31, 2008 NAMPA, Idaho -- Lettie Belle Scheidt, age 89, a resident at Trinity Mission Health and Rehabilitation in Nampa, Idaho, passed away Dec. 31, 2008, following a long-term illness. Lettie was born in Haigler, Neb., on Aug. 24, 1919, the daughter of the late Raymond C. and Maude D. White who both passed away in March 1977, one month prior to their 65th wedding anniversary...
Alfred Lee Hallowell (01/14/09)
April 30, 1924 - Jan. 12, 2009 Alfred Lee Hallowell, age 84, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born April 30, 1924, in Scandia, Kan., to Maxey Alfred and Hattie Harriet (Newcomb) Hallowell. He graduated from Scandia High School in 1943...
Wayne Eugene Hauxwell (01/14/09)
Oct. 28, 1939 - Jan. 12, 2009 CAMBRIDGE -- Wayne Eugene Hauxwell, 69, died Monday (Jan. 12, 2009) at his home in Cambridge. He was born in Indianola on Oct. 28, 1939, to Christopher "Jay" and Mildred A. (Stewart) Hauxwell. He grew up in the McCook area attending rural schools, District No. ...
Devon Dean Maris (01/13/09)
May 11, 1959 - Jan. 11, 2009 WAUNETA -- Devon Dean Maris, 49, of McCook, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2009) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born May 11, 1959, in Imperial to Dale L. and Orpha L. (Buffington) Maris. He grew up in the Wauneta area. He attended Stratton grade school, then Weld County Community Center Special Education in Greeley, Colo., until his family moved back to the Imperial area...
Robert W. Johnson (01/13/09)
Jan. 17, 1918 - Jan. 11, 2009 LOOMIS -- Robert Wesley Johnson, 90, of Loomis, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2009) at Christian Homes Care Community in Holdrege. He was born Jan. 17, 1918, at Chicago, Ill., to John and Martha (Swensen) Johnson. He received his education at Chicago, graduating from Lakeview High School with the class of 1936...
Robert Eugene Gaede (01/13/09)
Sept. 23, 1932 - Jan. 11, 2009 SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Robert Eugene Gaede, 76, died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2009) at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. He was born Sept. 23,1932, in Hoxie, Kan., to Chris and Amanda (Brandhorst) Gaede. He grew up in Hoxie and attended Pamell and Immanuel Lutheran Grade School and Concordia High School. He attended college in Seward...
Jerrold Wayne Kuhns (01/13/09)
May 3, 1926 - Jan. 12, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Jerrold Wayne Kuhns, 82, died Monday, (Jan. 12, 2009) at Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. He was born May 3, 1926, to Samuel and Mildred (Lytle) Kuhns, south of Imperial in Chase County. He moved with his family at an early age to their farm north of Parks. It was here where he attended school and spent his childhood. After completing the seventh grade, he helped his father with the family farm...
Ila Walcott (01/09/09)
Kimberly Hartman (01/12/09)
May 3, 1960 - Jan. 10, 2009 ANSLEY -- Kimberly Sue (Hackenkamp) Hartman went to be with the Lord, Jan. 10, 2009. She was born May 3, 1960, in McCook to Earnest and Ruth Ann (Kunkee) Hackenkamp. Kim grew up in McCook. She was baptized on May 22, 1960, and confirmed on May 12, 1974, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural McCook and was currently a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loup City, Neb. She graduated from McCook High School in 1978...
Dale W. Morse (01/09/09)
Aug. 5, 1918-Jan. 8, 2009 BEAVER CITY -- Dale W. Morse, 90, died Thursday (Jan. 8, 2009) at Christian Homes in Holdrege. He was born Aug. 5, 1918, a twin to Joseph Morse and Alice Lillie (Stallsworth) Morse at Calvert, in Norton County, Kan. He attended school at the Belle Plain Township School south west of Calvert where he graduated from the eighth grade...
Eloise Siegfried Holliday (01/09/09)
Dec. 5, 1921-Jan. 6, 2009 LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Eloise Siegfried Holliday, 87, formerly of Traer, died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2009), at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, in Lawrence, Kan. She was born Dec. 5, 1921, to E.G. and Emma (Luedtke) Siegfried in Lincoln, Neb. ...
Floyd W. Murdoch (01/09/09)
June 30, 1925-Jan. 9, 2009 OXFORD -- Floyd William Murdoch, 83, died Friday (Jan. 9, 2009), at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. He was born June 30, 1925, in Gosper County, to Charlie and Iva (ten Bensel) Murdoch. He was baptized at a young age. The family moved from Gosper County to Harlan County in 1933 where he attended the Carter School and graduated from Mascot High School in 1943...
Richard C. 'Dick' McConville (01/08/09)
Betty Lou Starnes (01/07/09)
Aug. 19, 1945 - Jan. 3, 2009 HOLBROOK -- Betty Lou Starnes, 63, died Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) at her home in Holbrook. She was born Aug. 19, 1945, at Competition, Mo., to Virgil C. and Christine (Jones) Ledbetter. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Lee Starnes of Cambridge; sons, Billy Jack and wife, Laurie Martin of Hammond, La., and John Wayne and wife, Jerri Martin of Holbrook; daughter, Jacqueline Martin of Holbrook; sisters, Bonnie Whitten, Myrtle Crocker and Millie Chatham; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.. ...
Willis Carman (01/07/09)
June 3, 1931 - Jan. 5, 2009 HOXIE -- Willis Carman, 77, died Thursday (Jan. 1, 2009) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan. He was born June 3, 1931, in Decatur County to Joe and Myrtle (Bell) Carman. He grew up in Decatur County and attended country schools. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1949 and later entered the U.S. Army...
Beverly June Bickham (01/07/09)
June 28, 1921 - Jan. 8, 2009 Beverly June Bickham 87, of McCook, passed away Jan. 5, 2009, at Atchison Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster Kan...
Alex Eckhardt (01/06/09)
March 17, 1913 - Jan. 3, 2009 KIMBALL -- Alex Eckhardt, 95, a former Kimball resident died at Willow Ridge Retirement Home in McCook on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2008, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Kenneth Mars officiating. Burial will be in the Kimball Cemetery...
Gregg L. Meyer (01/06/09)
Dec. 17, 1946 - Jan 2, 2009 WILSONVILLE -- Gregg L. Meyer, 62, formerly of Denver, Colo., died Friday (Jan. 2, 2009) at his home in Wilsonville. He was born Dec. 17, 1946, at Denver to Louis C. and Elinor P. (Perkins) Meyer. He grew up in Lakewood, Colo., and graduated from Bear Creek High School in 1965...
Wanda Lorine Larson (01/06/09)
Dec. 19, 1914 - Jan. 3, 2009 IMPERIAL -- Wanda Lorine Larson, 94, died Saturday (Jan. 3, 2009) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 19, 1914, to Eilert and Anna (Buss) Ackerman in Gothenburg. She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School...
Margaret Elizabeth Stevens (01/02/09)
Ada M. Schow (01/02/09)
Feb. 2, 1913-Dec. 31, 2008 YANKTON, S.D. -- Ada M. Schow, 95, Wednesday (Dec. 31, 2008) at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, S.D. She was born Feb. 2, 1913, to Jacob and Nancy (Strauser) Kutz in Cambridge. She was a member of the Methodist Church and youth groups. After high school, she moved to McCook in 1930 where she worked as a nanny...
Glenn Spears (01/02/09)
April 21, 1912-Jan. 2, 2009 BENKELMAN -- Glenn Allen Spears, 96, died Thursday, (Jan. 2, 2009) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born April 21, 1912, in Rawlins County, to Sherman and Flossie (Hoover) Spears. He spent his youth on the family farm and attended country school near his home...
Evelyn R. Mercer (01/02/09)
March 4, 1927 - Dec. 29, 2008 LOVELAND, Colo. -- Evelyn R. Mercer, 81, of Loveland, Colo. died Dec. 29, 2008, at McKee Medical Center. She was born March 4, 1927 in Curtis to Carl and Katie (Jensen) Olsson. She married K. Kelly Mercer in 1946 in Oberlin. She and her husband were both graduates of the University of Nebraska High School of Agriculture in Curtis. She raised her family in Curtis and in 1956, became the bookkeeper for the Curtis Co-op and other businesses in the Curtis area...
Delores Petersen (01/02/09)
Feb. 3, 1928 - Dec. 30, 2008 CAMBRIDGE -- Delores L. Petersen, 80, of Cambridge, died Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2008) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born in Cambridge on Feb 3, 1928, to Walter J. and Louise (Schutte) Trant. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1945, and attended the Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing in Lincoln receiving her Registered Nursing Diploma...
Mary Jo Janssen (01/02/09)
Nov. 14, 1936 - Dec. 30, 2008 ARAPAHOE -- Mary Jo Janssen, 72, died Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2008) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Nov. 14, 1936, at Holdrege, to Earl S. and Lucile M. (Buckley) Frost. She grew up in the Arapahoe area and attended Arapahoe High School graduating in 1954. She went on to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received her teaching degree...