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Obituaries from December 2009

Francis Fekkers (12/31/09)
WAUNETA -- Francis Fekkers, 82, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 2009), at Chase County Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include his son, Mike Fekkers of Corvallis, Ore., a daughter, Ruth Leidle of Lincoln; a sister, Barb Blickenstaff of Arapahoe; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren...
Marjorie R. Miles (12/31/09)
STRATTON -- Marjorie R. Miles, 90, died Wednesday (Dec. 30, 2009) at Community Hospital in McCook. Memorial services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Church of Christ in Stratton. Inurnment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton. There is no visitation...
Wesley A. Osborn (12/31/09)
Sept. 11, 1948-Dec. 27, 2009 MAX -- Wesley A. Osborn, 61, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 2009) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. He was born Sept. 11, 1948, at Fort Collins, Colo., to Wesley A. and Viola Mae (Triplett) Osborn, Sr., and grew up in Loveland, Colo. He moved with his family to Pennsylvania and later to California, where he became interested in auto mechanics...
Esther Fanning (12/29/09)
WAUNETA -- Esther Fanning, 93, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 2009), at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Lorine Beck of Paxton; brothers, Loren Wright and wife, Irene of Palisade, Don Wright and wife, Irene of Roswell, N.M.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren...
Velma Moody (12/29/09)
WAUNETA -- Velma Moody, 93, died Thursday (Dec. 24, 2009), at the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include her son, Ronald Moody and wife, Ellen of Tucson, Ariz.; her daughter, Mary Etta Gage and husband, Keith of Wauneta; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren...
Haileah Grace Hedman (12/29/09)
CLAY CENTER, Kan. -- Haileah Grace Hedman, infant daughter of Ted and Mindy (Harris) Hedman died Friday (Dec. 25, 2009), at Clay County Medical Center in Clay Center, Kan. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents William and Eva (Clapp) Harris...
Elsie E. (Scott) Macy (12/29/09)
Feb. 11, 1924 - Dec. 27, 2009 OBERLIN -- Elsie E. (Scott) Macy, 85, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 2009) at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin, Kan. She was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Decatur County to Henry Scott and Bertha Cooper. She grew up on a Decatur County farm near Oberlin and attended Decatur County District no. 7...
Ola N. Yauk (12/29/09)
May 3, 1921 - Dec. 27, 2009 Ola Nadine Yauk, 88, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 2009), at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. She was born May 3, 1921, at Oberlin Kan., the daughter of the late Roy Franklin and Dollie Alice (Van Pelt) Maggard. Ola grew up at Oberlin, Kan., where she graduated from high school in 1938...
Lewis Archie Guthrie (12/29/09)
May 12, 1931 - Dec. 27, 2009 HOLBROOK -- Lewis Archie Guthrie, 78, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 2009), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, encircled by family. Lewis was born to Lee and Lottie (Bonar) Guthrie in Indianola, on May 12, 1931. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1950...
George Andrew Harris (12/28/09)
Jan. 14, 1922-Dec. 23, 2009 MANCHESTER, Tenn. -- George Andrew Harris, 87, of Manchester, Tenn. died Wednesday (Dec. 23, 2009). He was born Jan. 14, 1922 in Nuckolls County, Neb., to Frank and Calista Harris. He served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot at the end of World War II before marrying Norma Ekwall, his wife of more than 60 years...
Marvin Kenneth Zweygardt (12/28/09)
Feb. 22, 1941 - Dec. 24, 2009 ST. FRANCIS -- Marvin Kenneth Zweygardt, 68, died Thursday (Dec. 24, 2009) at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. He was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Cheyenne County, Kan. He was a brand inspector. Survivors include his father, Tobias 'Tobe' Zweygardt of St. Francis; his son, Jeff Zweygardt of Lakewood, Colo.; his brother, Melvin Zweygardt of Prairie City, Ore.; and his sisters, Darlene Peter of Goodland, Kan., and Delphine Rogers of Albuquerque, N.M...
Helen M. Derby (12/28/09)
Nov. 22, 1919 -- Dec. 26, 2009 OBERLIN -- Helen M. Derby, 90, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 2009) at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin, Kan. She was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Decatur County to Tandy W. Nelson and Kyttee K. Bremer. She grew up in Decatur County and attended country schools. She graduated from Dresden High School and Fort Hays Teacher College...
Gail Dean Harford (12/24/09)
Aug. 5, 1947 - Dec. 22, 2009 HAIGLER - Gail Dean Harford, 62, died Tuesday (Dec. 22, 2009), at the Wray Community Hospital in Wray, Colo. He was born Aug. 5, 1947, the second child of Don and Virginia (Clegg) Harford, and grew up on the family farm north of Haigler. ...
Nina Kathleen Wagner (12/24/09)
Sept. 30, 1932 - Dec. 23, 2009 Nina Kathleen Wagner, 77, died Wednesday (Dec. 23, 2009), at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born Sept. 30, 1932, the daughter of the late August and Mildred (Rathe) Wegener, northwest of McCook, where she grew up on the family farm and graduated from the Perry Rural School. She worked for Pat's Bootery and Woolworths in McCook...
Gail Harford (12/23/09)
HAIGLER -- Gail Harford, 62, died Tuesday (Dec. 22,2009), at Wray Community Hospital in Wray, Colo. Graveside service will be at Haigler Cemetery, 11 a.m. (MTN), in Haigler. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. (MTN), at the Haigler United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terry Douglas officiating...
Lora Elizabeth Marietta (12/23/09)
May 28, 1987 - Dec. 21, 2009 OBERLIN -- Lora Elizabeth Marietta, 22, died Monday (Dec. 21, 2009) at Sheridan County, Kan. She was born May 28, 1987, in Oberlin, Kan., to Alan and Judith (Schreiber) Marietta. She grew up in Oberlin and attended Oberlin schools. She graduated from Decatur Community High School and was a senior at Kansas State University...
Larry Melvin McCarty (12/18/09)
Larry Melvin McCarty, 76, died Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2009), in Rochester, Minn. Memorial services will be Monday, at 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday 9 a.m. -- noon, and Sunday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Family and friends may also leave condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com...
Mike Long (12/18/09)
WAUNETA -- Mike Long, 80, died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2009), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Survivors include sisters, Shirley Thacker of Torrance, Calif., Glenda Milby and husband, Donald of Hesston, Kan., Janet Solis and husband, Polo of Mexico City, Mexico; sister-in-law Violet Long of Wauneta; a niece and nephew...
Irma Laverne Mart (12/18/09)
Aug. 17, 1911 - Dec. 16, 2009 BEAVER CITY -- Irma Laverne Mart, 98, died Wednesday (Dec. 16, 2009) at Beaver City Manor, in Beaver City. She was born Aug. 17, 1911, at Hendley, to Robert (Rob) and Louise (Kirste) Martin. She was raised south of Hendley and graduated from Hendley High School. Following graduation she attended Kearney State Teachers College for one year. She taught Country School for several years near Hendley...
Eunice Purvis (12/18/09)
Nov. 16, 1933 - Dec. 11, 2009 SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Eunice Purvis, 76, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Arapahoe, died on Dec. 11, 2009. She was born on Nov. 16, 1933 in Friend, to William and Golda (Kage) Thompson. Eunice attended Arapahoe High School and graduated in 1951...
Gwendolyn Jean Quaduor Farr (12/17/09)
Jan. 15, 1931 - Dec. 15, 2009 OBERLIN -- Gwendolyn Jean Quaduor Farr, 78, died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2009), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Cambridge, to Rudolph Henry Quaduor and Delma Faye Keeney. She grew up on the family farm north of Lebanon and attended Lebanon schools...
William J Trehal (12/16/09)
Sept. 7, 1923 - Dec. 15, 2009 William J Trehal, 86, passed away early morning of Dec. 15, 2009, at his home in McCook, with his grandson present. He was born Sept. 7, 1923, at home in McCook, the son of late William Walker Trehal and Esther Amelia Ebert Trehal. ...
Brian M. Keahey (12/15/09)
May 1, 1938 - Dec. 13, 2009 OBERLIN -- Brian M. Keahey, 71, died Sunday (Dec. 13, 2009) in Tulsa Okla. He was born May 1, 1938, in Kemmerer, Wyo., to Glenn and Florence (Kelly) Keahey. He was preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Florence (Kelly) Keahey...
Robert "Bob" Eugene Lepper (12/15/09)
Sept. 5, 1944 - Dec. 14, 2009 Robert "Bob" Eugene Lepper, 65, died Monday (Dec. 14, 2009), at his home in McCook. Bob was born in McCook on Sept. 5, 1944, to William Henry and Neva Wardene (Otis) Lepper. He entered the US Army in Nov. 1963, serving in Germany for two and a half years. He was then transferred to Vietnam from 1967 until 1969, where he was stationed at Bac Lieu, Phuoc Long. He was then transferred stateside to Virginia until he was honorably discharged in 1972...
Grace Geraldine (Palmer) Carmody (12/15/09)
June 19, 1909 - Dec. 13, 2009 TRENTON -- Grace Geraldine (Palmer) Carmody, 100, died Sunday, (Dec. 13, 2009) at El Dorado Manor in Trenton. Grace was born June 19, 1909, in Grand Island to Charles Jay and Olga (Stolley) Palmer. She lived in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island High School. Grace worked in the business office at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for ten years, and was then transferred to the McCook business office, and where she worked until Dec. 30, 1940...
Sue Ruppert (12/15/09)
March 23, 1948-Dec. 12, 2009 CULBERTSON -- Sue Ruppert, 61, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Chase County Hospital in Imperial. On March 23, 1948 she was born in McCook to Roy William and Catherine Patricia (Smith) Hamilton. Raised in McCook, she graduated from McCook High School in 1966, and from McCook Beauty Academy where she also taught. ...
Maxwell Arthur Nelms (12/15/09)
Feb. 13, 1929 - Dec. 13, 2009 BARTLEY -- Maxwell A. Nelms, age 80, of Bartley departed this life Dec. 13, 2009, at the Cambridge Hospital of oesophageal cancer. He was born to Marvin Arthur and Ruth Eleanor (Liston) Nelms on their farm south of Indianola, Neb., on Feb. 13, 1929. He received his grade school education at rural schools in Red Willow County, graduating from McCook High School with the class of 1946...
Robert "Mush" William Keslin (12/15/09)
Dec. 6, 1927 - Dec. 14, 2009 Robert "Mush" William Keslin, 82, died Monday (Dec. 14, 2009), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Bob was born on Dec. 6, 1927, at Chicago, Ill., to Emil Rudolph and Mary Elizabeth (Buick) Keslinke. He graduated from Schurz High School in Chicago in 1954...
Lillian Leona Anderson (12/15/09)
May 16, 1931-Dec. 11, 2009 ST. FRANCIS -- Lillian Leona Anderson was born on May 16, 1931, to Fredrick and Virginia Sass at the Sass Family Homestead 21 miles northwest of St. Francis, Kan., and left this world to meet her heavenly Father on Dec. 11, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis, Kan...
Gene A. Mears (12/14/09)
April 6, 1926 - Dec. 10, 2009 McDONALD -- Gene A. Mears, 83, died Thursday (Dec. 10, 2009). He was born April 6, 1926, in Cheyenne County, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Carol J. (Antholz) Mears of McDonald; his son Keavin Mears of Topeka, Kan.; his daughter Monica Johnsen of Imperial; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren...
Lillian L. Anderson (12/14/09)
May 16, 1931-Dec. 11, 2009 ST. FRANCIS -- Lillian L. Anderson, 78, died Friday (Dec. 11, 2009), at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis. She was born May 16, 1931, at Cheyenne County, Kan. She was a certified nursing assistant and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Shane Anderson...
Clarence E. Bunnell (12/14/09)
July 20, 1929-Dec. 3, 2009 FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- Clarence Eugene Bunnell Jr., 80, died Dec. 3, 2009, at his home in Fountain, Colo. He was born July 20, 1919, in Hitchcock County to Clarence E. and Mabel M. Kittle Bunnell. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1952 and retired after 20 years of serving his country. After leaving the Army he went to HVAC Technician school and worked for Civil Service until retiring...
Alfred 'Tuff' C. Seals (12/14/09)
Oct. 19, 1919-Dec. 13, 2009 Alfred "Tuff' C. Seals, Sr., 90, died Sunday (Dec. 13, 2009), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. On Oct. 19, 1919, Alfred was born in Freedom, Neb., to George and Margaret Ann (Cutrell) Seals. He grew up in Frontier County and graduated school Havenna High School...
Edward N. Ady (12/14/09)
June 9, 1925-Nov. 19, 2009 SEDALIA, Mo. -- Edward Nathaniel Ady, 84, died Nov. 19, 2009, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo. He was born June 9, 1925, at Imperial, to Marion James and Frances (Lentz) Ady. On Dec. 10, 1942, he married Evelyn D. Bunnell. She preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2007...
Douglas J. McDermott (12/14/09)
Feb. 15, 1927-Dec. 11, 2009 NORTH PLATTE -- Douglas J. McDermott, 82, died Friday (Dec. 11, 2009), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1927, at home near Somerset, to John and Violet (Halsey) McDermott. He graduated high school from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, in 1945. ...
Esther Redtfeldt (12/14/09)
Feb. 29, 1916 - Dec. 8, 2009 EMMETT, Idaho -- Esther Redtfeldt, 93, died Tuesday (Dec. 8, 2009) at Walter Knox Memorial Hospital, in Emmett, with her family at her side. Esther was born on Feb. 29, 1916, in Danbury, to Elizabeth and Frank Thomas. She spent her childhood growing up on a farm in Nebraska, with her brother Delmer and sister Marie...
Gene A. Mears (12/14/09)
April 6, 1926 - Dec. 10, 2009 McDONALD -- Gene A. Mears, 83, died Thursday (Dec. 10, 2009). He was born April 6, 1926, in Cheyenne County, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Carol J. (Antholz) Mears of McDonald; his son Keavin Mears of Topeka, Kan.; his daughter Monica Johnsen of Imperial; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren...
George Gregory Hardy (12/14/09)
Feb. 22, 1940-Dec. 12, 2009 STRATTON -- George Gregory Hardy, of Stratton, Neb., died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook, Neb., at the age of 69. He was born Feb. 22, 1940, at Stratton, Neb., to Frank K. and Lola A. (Henderson) Hardy, and attended school in the Eden School District and graduated from Stratton High School. George furthered his education at York College and Pratt Community College...
Margaret Ida Dahms (12/11/09)
Sept. 27, 1921 - Dec. 10, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Margaret Ida Dahms, 88, of Arapahoe, died on Thursday (Dec. 10, 2009) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born Sept. 27, 1921, north of Arapahoe, to Karl F.J. and Ida (Hartman) Wendland, the 10th child of 12. She was raised north of Arapahoe, and went to Immanuel Lutheran School...
Kathryn D. Post (12/11/09)
Dec. 16, 1925 - Dec. 11, 2009 OBERLIN -- Kathryn D. Post, 84, died Friday (Dec. 11, 2009), at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center, in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 16, 1925, on a farm west of Kanona, Kan., to Luther L . Capps and Pearl Trotter. She was raised in Kanona and attended District No. 47, near Kanona, as well as LPN school in Wichita, Kan., in 1969...
Jerry Lee Norman (12/10/09)
June 15, 1942 - Nov. 30, 2009 BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Jerry Lee Norman, 67, of Broomfield, Colo., died on Monday, Nov. 30, at Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Curly Norman; mother, Myrva (Houser) Norman; aunts and uncles, Irene and Reuben Gettman, Maxine and James Kelly, Acton and Faye Norman, Dale W Houser; and cousins, Ron Meister and James Kelly, Jr...
Beverly Rae Woolwine (12/10/09)
April 9, 1943 - Dec. 9, 2009 Beverly Rae Woolwine, 66, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 at her home in McCook. She was born April 9, 1943, in McCook, the daughter of the late Ray and Helen (Frossard) Search. Beverly grew up in McCook, and graduated from McCook Sr. High School in 1961. She attended McCook Jr. College...
Eleanora Galloway (12/09/09)
Sept. 29, 1919-Dec. 7, 2009 ADEL, Iowa -- Eleanora Galloway, 90, died Monday (Dec. 7, 2009), at Sunnybrook of Adel, Iowa. She was born Sept. 29, 1919, in McCook, to Jacob and Elizabeth Lebsack. She graduated in 1937 from McCook High School and was the valedictorian of her class...
Duane Prohaska (12/09/09)
Jan. 31, 1932 - Dec. 7, 2009 OGALLALA -- Duane Mark Prohaska, age 77, of Ogallala, passed away on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at the Indian Hills Manor nursing home in Ogallala. He was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Britt, Iowa, the son of Lloyd Prohaska and Albina (Rayhons) Prohaska of Duncan, Iowa. ...
Melvin Grant Brown (12/08/09)
Oct. 27, 1919-Dec. 4, 2009 MAYWOOD -- Melvin Grant Brown, 90, died Friday (Dec. 4, 2009), at Senior Living Choices assisted living in Curtis. He was born Oct. 27, 1919, at the Riley Brown Ranch in Southwest Lincoln County to Clyde M. and Esse E. (Stevens) Brown. ...
Donald William 'Don' Proud (12/08/09)
Sept. 28, 1943-Dec. 3, 2009 CAMBRIDGE -- Donald William "Don" Proud, 66, died Thursday (Dec. 3, 2009), on his farm. He was born Sept. 28, 1943, at Cambridge to Lloyd and Ruby (Wetbright) Proud. He attended rural school later graduating from Cambridge High School in 1961. He joined the National Guard serving from 1964 to 1970. He returned to the family farm...
Maxine Jessie (Terrell) Barth (12/08/09)
Mar. 2, 1921 - Dec. 5, 2009 HOLYOKE -- Maxine Jessie (Terrell) Barth, was born March 2, 1921, in rural Hayes County, Neb., to William and Carrye (Korell) Terrell and died on Dec. 5, 2009, at the age of 88, of apparent natural causes. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Clarence who died June 9, 2007, older brothers Olan and Kenneth and younger sisters Kathleen and Valeda as well as a grandson, Grant Barth...
Edward Leroy Quaduor (12/07/09)
April 7, 1934 to Dec. 1, 2009 PUEBLO -- Edward Leroy Quaduor, 75, died Tuesday (Dec. 1., 2009) in Pueblo, Colo. Edward was born in Indianola April 7, 1934, son of Rudolph Edward Quaduor and Delma Fay Keeney. He attended grade school in Red Willow County and graduated from high school in 1951 in Danbury. He attended college at McCook Community College...
Pansy Marie Schwenninger (12/07/09)
Mar 26., 1948 - Dec. 3, 2009 ELWOOD -- Pansy Marie Schwenninger, 78, died Thursday, (Dec. 3, 2009), at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. She was born March 26, 1931, at Smithfield to Lee and Sylvia Mills. She graduated from Eustis High School. On Feb. ...
Charles D. Curtis (12/07/09)
May 4, 1918 - Dec. 3, 2009 PALISADE -- Charles D. Curtis, 91, died Thursday, (Dec. 3, 2009), at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home. Charles was born on May 4, 1918, at Beatrice, Neb., to James Orlando and Anna Corneala (Dodson) Curtis. He graduated from Lewiston, Nebraska High School in 1936...
Kenneth W. Ellis, MD (12/07/09)
May 21, 1937-Dec. 4, 2009 Kenneth W. Ellis, MD, McCook, Neb., age 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. Kenneth was born in Cambridge, Neb., on May 21, 1937, the son of Orville and Pearl (Roberts) Ellis. Kenneth was a pioneer orthopedic surgeon in Kearney for 26 years and established the Kearney Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic in 1973. ...
Isolene Carmie Wickham (12/04/09)
Nov. 6, 1921-Dec. 4, 2009 OBERLIN -- Isolene Carmie Wickham, 88, died Friday (Dec. 4, 2009), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Nov. 6, 1921, at Crawford County, Mo., to George W. and Julia F. (Hilgers) Evans. She was raised in Plainville, Kan., and graduated from Plainville High School...
Lena E. Dack (12/03/09)
Dec. 14, 1917 - Dec. 1, 2009 CULBERTSON -- Lena E. Dack, died Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, at the age of 91. She was born Dec. 14, 1917, in Wise County at Norton, Va., the daughter of the late Isaac Edward and Savanah (Graham) Snodgrass...
Jimmy 'Jim' Webb (12/03/09)
April 9, 1936-Dec. 2, 2009 BARTLEY -- Jimmy "Jim" Webb, 73, died Wednesday (Dec. 2, 2009), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born April 9, 1936, in Phoenix, Ariz., to James and Catherine (Hill) Webb. On May 26, 1952, he married Shirley Atkinson in Raton, N.M. ...
Donald Cumpston (12/02/09)
Aug. 2, 1932 - Nov. 30, 2009 YUTAN - Donald Cumpston, 77, died Monday (Nov. 30, 2009). He was a teacher and coach at Arapahoe and Weeping Water, and served in the United States Military. Survived by wife Barbara; daughters Paula and husband, Cass Lofgreen of Steilacoom, Wash., Carla and husband, Bob Snyder of Yutan, Neb., Sheila Cumpston and Mila Bird of San Jose Calif.; brothers and sisters-in-law Leonard and Phyllis of Pittman, N.J., Harold of Carroll, Ind., Virginia Cumpston of Lexington, Janice Cumpston of Grand Island Neb., and brother-in-law Luther Miller of Cozad; four grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.. ...
Rob McConville (12/02/09)
Feb. 23, 1982 - Nov. 30, 2009 INDIANOLA -- Robert "Rob" Jacob McConville, age 27, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born Feb. 23, 1982, to Bob D. and Cindy L (Brooks) McConville in McCook. He graduated from Republican Valley High School in 2001 and went on to Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte. Upon graduation he returned to become a partner in the family farm with his parents and brother Jason...
Gladys L. Schaffer (12/01/09)
Jan. 7, 1937 - Nov. 16, 2009 WAUNETA - Gladys Leona Schaffer, 72, died Monday (Nov. 16, 2009) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. She was born Jan. 7, 1937, at Grant, Neb., the daughter of the late Edward W. and Gladys M. (Pollard) Pankonin. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Grant where she received her high school education...
Joyce Belle (Bethel) Hicks (12/01/09)
Nov. 30, 1934 - Nov. 19, 2009 COCOA, Fla. - Joyce Hicks, age 74, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, from injuries sustained in a car accident. She was born on the family farm between Lebanon and Danbury, Neb. to Klee and Laura (Fisher) Bethel, the youngest of six children...
William Francis Nemechek (12/01/09)
Aug. 5, 1925-Nov. 23, 2009 WaKEENYEY, Kan. -- William Francis Nemechek, 84, died Nov. 23, 2009, at Gove County Medical Center in Quinter, Kan. He was born Aug. 5, 1925, on the family farm south of Ellis, Kan., to Louis and Johanna (Gaschler) Nemechek. In 1931 the family moved to a farm north of WaKeeney where he began his education. He graduated from Trego Community High School in 1943...
Richard R. Hansmeyer (12/01/09)
March 30, 1917 - Nov. 27, 2009 GRANITE BAY, Calif. - Richard R. Hansmeyer, 92, died Friday (Nov. 27, 2009), at Granite Bay, Calif. He was born March 30, 1917, in McCook, Neb., the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Walker) Hansmeyer. He was preceded in death b y his wife Dorothy (Hizel) Hansmeyer on June 28, 2003...
Karen Lynn Dicke Reiners (12/01/09)
Dec. 1, 1966-Nov. 28, 2009 Karen Lynn Dicke Reiners was born on Dec. 1, 1966, to Leonard and Shirley Dicke in McCook, Neb. From the moment she entered this world, much to the chagrin of her older sister and brother, she was a pistol. Early on she showed the natural Dicke athletic ability and devoted hours and hours to gymnastics. ...