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Obituaries from January 2010

Gladys Hoff (01/29/10)
IMPERIAL -- Gladys Hoff, 83, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 2010), at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Survivors include her husband, Dwight, of Imperial; two sons, Karl Hoff of Carbondale, Colo., and Paul and wife, Jennie Hoff of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Lynne Uhl and husband, Dave of Denver. Colo.: and two grandchildren...
Donald Dean Schmidt (01/29/10)
June 30, 1946 - Jan. 27, 2010 ELWOOD -- Donald Dean Schmidt, 63, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2010) at Elwood Care Center in Elwood. He was born June 30, 1946, in Holdrege to Bernard and Ruth (Swanson) Schmidt. He attended school at Holdrege High School and graduated in 1968. ...
Ruth B. Piper (01/29/10)
Jan. 17, 1922 - Jan. 28, 2010 Ruth Bernice Piper, 88, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 2010) at the Community Hospital in McCook. She was born Jan. 17, 1922, in McCook, the daughter of the late George and Rose (Hill) Hein. She grew up at Culbertson where she graduated from Culbertson High School...
Inez Etta (Rummel) Johnson (01/28/10)
Sept. 12, 1918 - Jan. 22, 2010 ATWOOD -- lnez Etta (Rummel) Johnson, 91, died Friday (Jan. 22, 2010) at her home in Atwood. She was born Sept. 12, 1918, in Atwood, Kan., to Henry C. Rummel and Vivian (McKnight) Rummel. On July 21, 1934, she married Francis Johnson. She worked as a store clerk at Manning's Grocery and Ridgeway Market. In the 1950s Francis built the Lakeside Cafe and she managed the restaurant. She also worked for her sister, Audrey Gannon at the Tastee Treat...
Robert Jack Vaughn Jr. (01/28/10)
Aug. 29, 1962 -- Jan. 26, 2010 OBERLIN -- Robert Jack Vaughn Jr., 47, died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2010) at Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury. He was born Aug. 29, 1962, in Strong City, Kan., to Robert J. Vaughn and Sandra Goodnight. He grew up in Kansas and Nebraska and attended schools in Nebraska, Washington, Kansas and graduated from high school in Hugo, Okla...
Richard 'Dick' W. Miller (01/26/10)
Oct. 4, 1924-Jan. 17, 2010 WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Richard "Dick" W. Miller, 86, died Jan. 17, 2010, at Wheat Ridge, Colo. He was born Oct. 4, 1924, at Palisade, to Floyd and Mable Miller. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946, spending one year in Korea...
Marcey A. Wolford (01/27/10)
Dec. 30, 1934 - Jan. 14, 2010 COZAD -- Marcey A. Wolford, 75, died Thursday (Jan. 14, 2010) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Marcey was born Dec. 30, 1934, at Smith Center, Kan., to Ralph and Hilda (Haring) Innes. She graduated from Odessa High School in 1952 and attended Kearney State College until 1954...
Byron B. Brunswick (01/27/10)
June 26, 1940 - Jan. 26, 2010 Byron B Brunswick, 69, died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2010) at the Community Hospital in McCook. He was born, June 26, 1940 at McCook, to Lewis M. and Dorothy G. (Bonar) Brunswick. Byron had four children, Robert, Chad, Tonja and Rona...
Gloria M. Messinger (01/27/10)
June 3, 1933 - Jan, 24, 2010 Gloria Marie Messinger, 76, died Sunday (Jan. 24, 2010) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was born June 3, 1933, at Oberlin, the daughter of the late Charles and Ruby (Parkhurst) Larreau. She attended grade schools at Oberlin, moving to McCook where she attended high school and graduated in 1951. Gloria worked at the Northwestern Bell Telephone office in McCook following her graduation...
Katrina C. Binkley (01/27/10)
July 6, 1961 - Jan. 23, 2010 LEWISTON, Idaho -- Katrina C. Binkley, 48, died Saturday (Jan. 23, 2010). She was born on July 6, 1961, in Evereux, France to Richard and Shirley Adams. She grew up travelling and living all over the world and the United States with her Air Force family. She graduated from Culbertson High School in 1979...
Mona V. Faimon (01/27/10)
Dec. 22, 1933 - Jan. 25, 2010 Mona V. Faimon of McCook, 76, died Monday (Jan. 25, 2010) at Heartland Park Retirement Community in Seward. Mona was born on Dec. 22, 1933, in Rosemont to Carl and Ida (Hoppen) Wilhelms. She graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1951...
Velma 'Vicky' Maxine Berry (01/27/10)
April 23, 1924 - Jan. 22, 2010 Siloam Spring, Ark. -- Velma "Vicky" Maxine Berry, 85, died Friday (Jan. 22, 2010) at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. She was born April 23, 1924, in Palisade the daughter of Max J. Welk and Grace R. Meints Welk. She owned and operated Vicky's Café in Broomfield, Colo...
Warren Francis Farrell (01/26/10)
April 21, 1924 - Jan. 24, 2010 Warren Francis Farrell died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at the Santa Marta Skilled Living Home in Olathe, Kan. He was 85 years old. Warren was born on April 21, 1924, in Bartley, to Francis Joseph and Genevieve Rose (McAdams) Farrell. He graduated from Lebanon High School...
Rita Marie (McKillip) Phares (01/26/10)
July 31, 1918 - Jan. 7, 2010 OSHKOSH -- Rita Marie (McKillip) Phares, 91, of Oshkosh and former long-time Palisade resident, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2010, at the Garden County Nursing Home in Oshkosh. Rita Marie McKillip was born in Hot Springs, Ark., on July 31, 1918 to Daniel P. ...
Ronald D. 'Reggie' Shepard (01/25/10)
Feb. 4, 1951 - Jan. 21, 2010 LINCOLN -- Ronald D. "Reggie" Shepard, 58, died Thursday (Jan. 21, 2010). He was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Lincoln to Robert Lee and Fern (Oppie) Shepard. He attended Lincoln High School and graduated in 1969. He was a machinist for Turn-Key Tooling and worked as a Sales Representative for Wonderbread...
Jesse Hughes (01/25/10)
Nov. 10, 1982 -- Jan. 23, 2010 ST. PAUL -- Jesse Dean Hughes, 27, died Saturday (Jan. 23, 2010), at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. He was born Nov. 10, 1982, at Clear Lake, S.D., the son of Jeffrey J. and Penny L. (Reed) Hughes. Jesse first lived in Clear Lake, but as a young boy, moved with his mother to live with his grandpa and grandma Reed, near Farwell. He attended St. Paul Public Schools through his junior year and graduated from Elba High School in 2001...
Theresa Marie Rose (VonLoh) Egge (01/22/10)
Jan. 22, 1917 - Jan. 21, 2010 PIKETON, Ohio -- Theresa Marie Rose (VonLoh) Egge, 92, died Thursday (Jan. 21, 2010) at the Pleasant Hill Manor in Piketon, Ohio. She was born on Jan. 22, 1917, in Stratton, Colo., to William and Mary (Hany) Schutz. She grew up north of the Salem area, south of Elwood, where she attended parochial school...
Ruby Mae Mueller (01/22/10)
Aug. 4, 1913 - Jan. 18, 2010 Ruby Mae Mueller, 96, died Monday (Jan. 18, 2010) at Wheat Ridge Retirement Community in Goodland, Kan. She was born Aug. 4, 1913, in Franklin County. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Iron H. Mueller...
Bernice E. VanVleet (01/22/10)
Jan. 12, 1922 - Jan. 21, 2010 Bernice Evelyn VanVleet, 88, died Thursday (Jan. 21, 2010) at the McCook Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 12, 1922, at Lebanon, the daughter of the late Sanford and Opal Mary (Castor) Lockhart. Bernice grew up at Lebanon where she graduated from rural school. For several years she was employed as a waitress...
Robert 'Lindy' Raymond Lenhart (01/22/10)
Oct. 18, 1918 - Jan. 20, 2010 Robert "Lindy" Raymond Lenhart, 91, died Wednesday (Jan. 20, 2010) at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born Oct. 18, 1918, in McCook to Amelia (Maul) and Henry Lenhart. He attended West Ward, McCook High School, McCook Junior College and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree at Wayne State College. He took great pride serving four years in active duty with the U.S. Army in Germany for the 69th Infantry during World War II...
Vernice Eleanor (Harsh) LeMon (01/21/10)
April 8, 1917 - Jan. 18, 2010 Vernice Eleanor (Harsh) LeMon, 92, died Monday (Jan. 18, 2010) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born on Easter, April 8, 1917, on the family farm seven miles southwest of Bartley, the daughter of the late J. A. and Anna (Bremer) Harsh. She graduated from rural school and Bartley High School where she was class valedictorian in 1933...
Mavis M. Petersen (01/21/10)
Sept. 29, 1917 - Jan. 19, 2010 KEARNEY -- Mavis Maureen Petersen, 92, died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 2010) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Sept. 29, 1917, at Culbertson the daughter of the late Joseph and Rena (Brown) McNeice. Mavis grew up at Culbertson where she graduated from Culbertson High School in 1935. She was baptized in the Culbertson Presbyterian Church...
Francis 'Frank' Michael Hraha (01/20/10)
Francis 'Frank' Michael Hraha March 8, 1932 - Jan. 17, 2010 HERNDON, Kan. -- Francis "Frank" Michael Hraha, 77, died Sunday (Jan. 17, 2010) at his home. He was born March 8, 1932, to Michael Hraha and Leona (Croat) Hraha in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended St. ...
Evelyn M. Anderson (01/19/10)
April 13, 1917 - Jan. 18, 2010 COZAD -- Evelyn M. Anderson, 92, died Monday (Jan. 18, 2010), at Golden Living Center in Cozad. She was born April 13, 1917, in Lincoln to Robert and Agnes (Barnett) Bullock. She received her education and graduated high school in Lincoln with the class of 1935...
Eleanor Charlotta Anderson Allen (01/19/10)
Jan. 9, 1915 - Jan. 18, 2010 Eleanor was born Jan. 9, 1915, at Walton, the second child of John Frederick and Edith Louisa (Schoenleber) Anderson and departed this life on Jan. 18, 2010, at the Cambridge Manor at the age of 95 years and nine days. Eleanor was baptized and confirmed in the Walton Grace Lutheran Church at an early age and later transferred her membership to the United Methodist Church of which she was a 75-year-member. ...
Elma Irene (Teter) Phillips (01/18/10)
Dec. 23, 1918 -- Jan. 15, 2010 Elma Irene (Teter) Phillips was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Frontier County, to Otis Earl and Irene (Mayo) Teter and grew up on the family farm near Bartley. She graduated valedictorian from Bartley High School at the young age of 16 and then taught in a one room county school...
Garrett E. Morthole (01/15/10)
Jan 8, 1923 -- Jan 13, 2010 LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Born on the family farm west of Culbertson, Neb., on Jan. 8, 1923, to Louis J. Morthole and Agnes C. Eggeling Morthole, Garrett E. Morthole passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2010. Garrett was preceded in death by both parents and both brothers Werner Morthole and Allen Morthole...
Alice L. May (01/13/10)
Jan. 16, 1919 - Jan. 12, 2010 OBERLIN -- Alice L. May, 90, died Tuesday (Jan. 12, 2010) at Oberlin. She was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Decatur County to Walter and Lela (Lemman) Rezner. She grew up on a farm in Sappa Township, attended Logan Country Grade School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1936...
Roland 'Scotty' Scott (01/12/10)
EMPORIA, Kan. -- Roland "Scotty" Scott, 77, died Dec. 31, 2009. He was born in Hayes County to Glen and Wretha (Wilson) Scott, and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1949. He was a Boeing paint shop manager until his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters...
Allen E. Morthole (01/12/10)
April 20, 1928 - Jan. 11, 2010 OMAHA -- Allen Everett Morthole, 81, died Monday (Jan. 11, 2010) at the Imanuel Hospital in Omaha. He was born April 20, 1928, at Culbertson, the son of the late Louis J. and Agnes Caroline (Eggeling) Morthole. He grew up at Culbertson and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1945. He began working for the Equifax Credit Company...
Dorothy Pauline Lytle (01/11/10)
Dec. 7, 1923 - Jan. 8, 2010 Dorothy Pauline (Blair) Lytle, 86, died Friday (Jan. 8, 2010), at Cambridge Manor. Dorothy was born on Dec. 7, 1923, in McCook to Clair E. and Iva E. (Winters) Blair. She lived in McCook all of her life. On July 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to Marvin Dale Lytle in McCook. She was a busy homemaker and mother to their two children, Kip and Gena. She also worked at Woolworth's, JC Penney and for CB&Q Railroad. She retired in 1982...
LaVerne S. 'Dick' Shaffer (01/08/10)
Sept. 30, 1915 - Jan. 7, 2009 TRENTON -- LaVerne Stanley "Dick" Shaffer, 94, died Thursday (Jan. 7, 2009), at his home in Trenton. He was born Sept. 30, 1915, at Atwood, Kan., the son of Fred P. and Freda E. (Andorka) Shaffer. He grew up in Hitchcock County, where he graduated from rural school and attended Trenton High School...
Elton R. O'Hare (01/08/10)
Aug. 22, 1924 - Jan. 6, 2010 OBERLIN -- Elton R. O'Hare, 85, died Wednesday (Jan. 6, 2010), at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Norcatur to Ernest O'Hare and Mary Yingling. He grew up on a farm in Lyle, Kan., attended College Hill in Decatur County, Kan., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Gordon Rudolph Rippen (01/07/10)
Nov. 16, 1922-Jan. 3, 2010 CULBERTSON -- Gordon Rudolph Rippen, 88, died Sunday (Jan. 3, 2010), at McCook Community Hospital. He had been a resident of EI Dorado Manor in Trenton since Dec.17, 2008. Gordon was born on Nov. 16, 1922, at Hallam, Neb., to Henry and Carrie (Schneider) Rippen. He graduated from Culbertson Public School in 1942 with 12 years of perfect attendance...
Lora Zwickle (01/06/10)
July 24, 1916 - Jan. 4, 2010 OBERLIN -- Lora Zwickle, 94, died Monday (Jan. 4, 2010) at the Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. She was born July 24, 1916, in Danbury to Tom Cox and Nettie Fisher. She was raised in Danbury, Lebanon and Traer, Kan., and graduated from Traer High School in 1933...
Thelma I. Bainter (01/06/10)
Sept. 13, 1923 - Jan. 2, 2010 HUTCHINSON -- Thelma I. Bainter, 86, died Saturday (Jan. 2, 2010) at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson, Kan. She was born Sept. 13, 1923, in Vona, Colo., to Harry Rice and Juanita Patton. She grew up in Prairie View, Norton and Jennings. She graduated from Jennings High School in 1941, and from KSU, with a degree in Dietetics, in 1945...
Paula A. Kastens (01/05/10)
June 20, 1916 - Jan. 2, 2010 ATWOOD, Kan. -- Paula A. Kastens, 93, died Saturday (Jan. 2, 2010), at Rawlins County Hospital in Atwood. She was born June 20, 1916, near Carleton, to Louis and Emilie (Dunker) Neuhart. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedensau, received her formal education at the Lutheran elementary school in Friedensau, as well as Trinity Lutheran School north of Ludell. She was confirmed on Palm Sunday, April 14, 1930...
Alfred E. Micek (01/05/10)
April 25, 1933 - Jan. 3, 2010 COLBY, Kan. -- Alfred Micek, 76, died Sunday (Jan. 3, 2010). He was born April 25, 1933, to Timothy and Mary (Faimon) Micek. He grew up on the family farm northwest of Atwood and attended a rural school. He attended and graduated from St. Joseph Military School in Hays, Kan., and also attended McCook Community College, studying agriculture and playing football. During this time he was drafted into the U.S. Army and upon his discharge returned to the family farm...
Linda L. Knapp (01/05/10)
June 26, 1953-Dec. 31, 2009 LEBANON -- Linda L. Knapp, 56, died Thursday (Dec. 31, 2009), at Good Samaritan Hospital, at Kearney. She was born June 26, 1953, at Boulder, Colo., to Larry and Jean (Fogelberg) Leslie. She grew up in Boulder, Colo., and Orange Grove, Calif. She was a registered nurse for many years working in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities...
Merlyn Joy Andrews (01/04/10)
Nov. 8, 1925 - Jan. 2, 2010 GRAND ISLAND -- Merlyn J. Andrews, 84, died Saturday (Jan. 2, 2010), surrounded by family at her home in Grand Island. A Celebration of Life service is being planned for the weekend of Easter. A future notice will run in the newspaper...
Dorothy Irene Loop (01/04/10)
Sept. 15, 1923 - Jan. 1, 2010 Dorothy Irene Loop, 86, of McCook, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at the Community Hospital. Dorothy was born Sept. 15, 1923, at Max, Neb., to Delbert and Ruth A. (Harrison) Higley. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1940...
Paula Lynne Deisley (01/04/10)
Aug. 15, 1972-Dec. 31, 2009 ARAPAHOE -- Paula Lynne Deisley, 37, died Thursday (Dec. 31, 2009), at Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge. She was born Aug.15, 1972, at Lincoln, to Wayne and Marilyn (Andreesen) Koehler. She grew up in Funk and Bern, Kan., before moving to Bruning. ...
Marjorie R. Miles (01/04/10)
Jan. 12, 1919-Dec. 30, 2009 Marjorie R. Miles of McCook, formally of Stratton, Neb., passed away Dec. 30, 2009, at McCook Community Hospital in McCook, at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 18 days. She was born Jan. 12, 1919, to Albert and Zelma (Harding) Latta at Stamford, Neb. Marjorie married Eroll R. Miles on June 1, 1941 in Reno, Nev...
Michael J. Foley (01/04/10)
Nov. 26, 1947 - Jan. 1, 2010 Michael John Foley, 62, died Friday (Jan. 1, 2010), at McCook Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 26, 1947, in McCook, the son of the late John and Ruth (Cotton) Foley. Mike grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1965...