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Obituaries from May 2010

Fay D. Story (05/27/10)
Dec. 17, 1918-May 25, 2010 IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Fay D. Story, 91, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. He was born on Dec. 17, 1918, in Furnas County, Nebraska to Guy E. Story and Winnie (DeVries) Story. As a young boy, he attended school in Holbrook, graduating in 1935...
Maureen Wilkins (05/26/10)
CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Maureen Wilkins, 49, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She is the daughter of Frederick Cyril and Catherine Jane (Chinn) Casey. Maureen grew up in Australia where she received her high school education...
Cleora E. (Jay) Cox (05/26/10)
July 6, 1925-May 24, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Cleora Ellen Cox, 84, died Monday May 24, 2010, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. She was born July 6, 1925, in Best, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary E. (Young) Cox. Cleora grew up in McCook where she graduated from McCook High School...
Dorothy Anne Jones (05/25/10)
June 10, 1931-May 24, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Dorothy Anne Jones of Cambridge, Nebraska, 78, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday (May 24, 2010). She was born on June 10, 1931 at the home of her parents Monte C. and Jeanie Marie (Rankin) Lockenour. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1949. She attended Kearney State Teachers College and received an Associates Certificate in 1951...
Wayne Edward Riepe (05/25/10)
July 6, 1936-May 20,2010 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Wayne Edward Riepe, 73, of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico died Thursday (May 20, 2010) at the Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born on July 6, 1936 in Arapahoe, Nebraska to Harry and Ella (Fletcher) Riepe...
Evelyn Staudenmaier (05/25/10)
ANDOVER, Kansas -- Evelyn Staudenmaier, 72, passed away May 9, 2010 at the Life Care Center Nursing Home of Andover, Kansas. She suffered a long illness that put her in Ponderosa Villa Nursing Home in Crawford, Nebraska in 2005. In March 2008, she moved to Wichita, Kansas to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Jay Johnson. She remained in their home care until August 2009 when she required more skilled care and moved to the Life Care Center...
V. LaVerne Ham (05/25/10)
Feb. 13, 1924-May 17, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Vella LaVerne (Mann) Ham, 86, passed away May 17, 2010, at the Sanford Hospice Cottages, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was born in the early morning of Feb. 13, 1924, to Oscar Marvin and Ida Belle (Burkey) Mann at the family home four and a half miles north west of Beardsley, Kansas. She had seven brothers and six sisters to welcome her into a loving family...
John P. Wallace, Jr. (05/24/10)
Dec. 24, 1934-May 20, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- John P. Wallace, Jr., age, 75, died Thursday (May 20, 2010), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born Dec. 24, 1934, to John P. and Lillie M. (Clark) Wallace, Sr. in McCook, Nebraska...
Hope Bressler (05/24/10)
April 26,1916-May 23, 2010 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Hope Bressler, 94, of Bird City, Kansas died Sunday (May 23, 2010), at Good Samaritan Village in St. Francis, Kansas. She was born April 26, 1916 in Washington County, Colorado. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie in 1985; two sons, Robert in 1990, and Rex in 1998; a grandson; and a great-grandson...
Betty M. Mintling (05/24/10)
Melba L. Harford (05/24/10)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Melba L. Harford, 85, died Friday (May 21, 2010), at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., MT, in the Haigler United Methodist Church in Haigler, Nebraska. Interment will follow at the Haigler cemetery...
Esther P. Wissbaum (05/24/10)
May 18, 1910-May 19, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Esther P. Wissbaum, 100, died Wednesday May 19, 2010 at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was born May 18, 1910 in Rawlins County, Kansas, the daughter of the late Niels and Lillian Pearl (Lawver) Nielsen...
Virgel Lee 'Virg' Lorance (05/21/10)
Feb. 15, 1941-May 19, 2010 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Virgel Lee "Virg" Lorance, 69, died May 14, 2010 at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 15, 1941, in Wray, Colorado to Lewis Price and Cressie Mae (Carr) Lorance. He grew up in Wray and attended Wray High School where he graduated in 1961...
Marie Zimmerman (05/21/10)
Dec. 12, 1925-May 18, 2010 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Marie Zimmerman, 83, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at Mountain Vista Care Center in Wheatridge, Colorado. She was born Dec. 12, 1926, to Henry Heilman and Mary (Richardson) Heilman and was raised on a farm near Jennings, Kansas. She graduated high school at Jennings High School in 1944. Then she attended business school at Central Business School in Denver, Colorado followed by Mercy School of Nursing where she graduated in 1948...
Marjorie M. Dutton (05/21/10)
Jan. 7, 1926-May 20, 2010 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Marjorie M. Dutton, 84, formerly of Holbrook, died Thursday (May 20, 2010), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge. She was born Jan. 7, 1926, south of Holbrook, to Cecil and Mia (Scott) Steel. On Feb. 5, 1944, she married Gerald L. "Jerry" Dutton at Norton, Kansas. They made their home sough of Holbrook and later moved into Holbrook. She was a homemaker...
Betty M. Mintling (05/19/10)
WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Betty M. Mintling, 84, died Monday (May 17, 2010) at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include her son, R.J. and wife, Jana of Wauneta; two daughters, Penny Smith and husband, Philip of Pampa, Texas, and Polly Mintling of Los Osos, California; three sisters, Lois Fernstrom of Yakama, Washington, Wanda Jaycox of Sterling, Colorado, and Alberta Karriker and husband, Donnie of Cortez, Colorado; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren...
Lloyd V. Beckwith (05/19/10)
LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Lloyd V. Beckwith, 90, of Lincoln died quietly in his sleep during the overnight hours of May 10-11, 2010. Born to Vern and Iva Beckwith on a farm north of Culbertson, he was known to friends and family as Bill. As a child, Bill enjoyed the company of his younger brothers Leon "Jack" and Keith "K.C." as well as that of many cousins in the Hayes Center area. Several of these cousins convinced Bill and his brothers that a blow out was an active volcano...
Donald E. Cass (05/19/10)
Sept. 10, 1923-May 17, 2010 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Donald E. Cass, 86, of Beaver City died Monday (May 17, 2010) at Beaver City Manor. He was born September 10, 1923 in Furnas County, Nebraska to Clyde and Doris (Inman) Cass. He grew up in the Beaver City area and graduated from Beaver City High School in '41...
Gerald Leroy McNutt (05/18/10)
July 12, 1946-May 15,2010 MIAMI, Oklahoma -- Gerald Leroy McNutt, 63, of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Saturday at his home. He was born July 12, 1946 in McCook, Nebraska to Roy and Lucille (Marcum) McNutt. He graduated from McCook High School in 1964 and attended William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri...
Eugene Clason (05/18/10)
Jan. 22, 1930-May 16, 2010 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Eugene Clason, 80, died Sunday at his home southeast of Beaver City. He was born Jan. 22, 1930, in Beaver City, Nebraska to Francis and Hazel (Thomas) Clason. He was a life long resident of Furnas County, Nebraska. He attended Beaver City High School...
Michael Craig Perdue (05/17/10)
Sept. 5, 1961-May 12, 2o1o CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Michael Craig Perdue, age 48, died at his home in Cambridge on May 12, 2010. He was born in Cambridge, Nebraska on Sept. 5, 1961, to Donald and V. Suzanne (Andre) Perdue. Mike's mom, Suzie, died in 1968. He then went to live with his grandparents Dave and Virginia Andre in Wilsonville. Mike attended and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1979. Mike married Julie Wier on July 4, 1989. To this union two children were born, Grace and Jack...
Lois P. Williams (05/17/10)
Sept. 9, 1921-May 14, 2010 OMAHA, Nebraska -- Lois P. Williams, 88, died Friday (May 14, 2010). She was preceded in death by her parents, Daisy and Jack Williams; and a step-brother and step-sister. Survivors include a sister, Joyce Stupka of McCook; a brother, Curtis Williams of Sun City, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews...
Virgel Lorance (05/17/10)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Virgel Lorance, 69, died Friday (May 14, 2010), at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. Survivors include two daughters, Kailee Kerber of Arvada, Colorado, and Brenda Shill of Wauneta, Nebraska; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Col. Delbert Leroy Townsend (05/14/10)
April 6, 1921-Jan. 26, 2010 FORT WASHINGTON, Maryland -- Col. Delbert Leroy Townsend, USA (Ret.), 88, died Jan. 26, 2010. He was born April 6, 1921, in Norcatur, Kansas, and was raised in Danbury, Nebraska. He enrolled at Kansas State University with the dream of becoming a veterinarian. However, following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. His distinguished 30-year Army career included tours in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and concluded with his retirement in 1973...
Rick Hickert (05/17/10)
July 4, 1954-May 14, 2010 SELDEN, Kansas -- Rick Hickert, 55, died Friday (May 14, 2010), at his residence in rural Selden. He was born July 4, 1954, to Quinten Joseph and Patricia Ann (Campbell) Hickert at Norton, Kansas. He was raised in Clayton, Kansas, attending school in Clayton and Jennings, Kansas. He graduated from Jenning High School in 1973...
Rick Hickert (05/14/10)
July 4, 1954-May 14, 2010 SELDEN, Kansas -- Rick Hickert, 55, died Friday (May 14, 2010), at his residence in rural Selden. He was born July 4, 1954, to Quinten Joseph and Patricia Ann (Campbell) Hickert at Norton, Kansas. He was raised in Clayton, Kansas, attending school in Clayton and Jennings, Kansas. He graduated from Jenning High School in 1973...
Michael C. Perdue (05/14/10)
Sept. 5, 1961-May 13, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Michael C. Perdue, 48, died Thursday (May 13, 2010) at his home in Cambridge. Services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements...
Gerald W. 'Butch' Atterberry (05/14/10)
July 6, 1947-May 12, 2010 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Gerald W. "Butch" Atterberry, 62, died Wednesday (May 12, 2010), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born July 6, 1947, at Lexington, Nebraska to Allie and Betty J. (Snider) Atterberry. He attended school at Lexington High School and graduated with the Class of 1965. He went on to McCook Junior College, McCook, Nebraska and received his Associates Degree...
Clifford F. Berger (05/12/10)
RIVERSIDE, California -- Clifford F. Berger, formerly of McCook, died April 14, 2010, in Riverside, California. He graduated from Danbury High School in 1946 and served in the U.S. Army, receiving an honorable discharge after serving in Korea. Following his graduation from the University of Denver with a degree in business, he worked for the Air Force Audit Agency until his retirement...
Lee Glover (05/12/10)
WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Lee Glover, 78, died Monday (May 10, 2010), at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial, Nebraska. Survivors include his wife, Lois of Wauneta; sons, Hiram Glen and wife, Angela Glover of Mesa, Arizona, and Robert Dunham and wife, Libby of Celeste, Texas; daughters, Rhonda and husband Jimmy Pearson of Celeste, and Rebecca and husband, Todd Hedgecoth of Greenville, Texas; sisters, Nell and husband, Bo Granberry of Naples, Texas, Jeanie Lockhart of McKinney, Texas, and Linda and husband, Larry Brimmage of Farmersville, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.. ...
Arlyn E. Marble (05/10/10)
Dec. 2, 1936 - May 6, 2010 OXFORD, Nebraska -- Arlyn E. Marble, 73, died Thursday (May 6, 2010) at Harlan County Hospital in Alma, Nebraska. He was born Dec. 2, 1936, at Stamford, Nebraska to Ervin and Laura (Dunn) Marble. Arlyn grew up in the Stamford area and graduated with the Class of 1955 from Stamford High School...
Lyle W. 'Smitty' Bowles (05/11/10)
April 5, 1923-May 6, 2010 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Lyle W. "Smitty" Bowles, 87, died Thursday (May 6, 2010). He was born April 5, 1923, in Rawlins County, Kan., to James A. and Methja J. (Buck) Bowles. He attended Atwood schools, graduating in 1942. He also attended Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado, and then joined the U.S. ...
Dr. Roland R. Morgan (05/10/10)
Aug. 25, 1925 - May 8, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Dr. Roland R. Morgan, age 84, died on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at his home. He was born in Hiawatha, Kansas, on Aug. 25, 1925, to Dr. Isaac and Alice Morgan and grew up in Steele City, Nebraska. He graduated from Steele City High School and enlisted in the Army Air Force after graduation...
Bernadetta Cecelia (O'Dea) (Stewart) Sis (05/10/10)
Oct. 6, 1928 - May 8, 2010 INDIANOLA, Nebaraska -- Bernadetta Cecelia O'Dea Stewart Sis, 81, of Indianola, Nebraska, went to meet her Lord on Saturday May 8, 2010, at Tri-Valley Health Systems in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born Oct. 6, 1928, at Freedom, Nebraska, in Frontier County to Elizabeth Hanthorn and Francis Harold O'Dea. She grew up in the Indianola-McCook area and was a graduate of McCook High School class of 1946...
Bette Jane Maruhn (05/10/10)
March 19, 1927 - May 7, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Bette Jane Maruhn, 83, died Friday (May 7, 2010), at Bryan LGH East Hospital in Lincoln. She was born March 19, 1927, to George Ernest and Jane E. (Allison) Johnson at Strang, Nebraska. She grew up in Fremont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1939. She graduated from Kearney Teacher's College in 1943 with an Elementary Education Degree. She taught school for 20 years at Elm Creek and Republican City...
Russel Dewey LeDetroit (05/10/10)
April 7, 1927 - May 8, 2010 COZAD, Nebraska -- Russel Dewey LeDroit, 83, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, surrounded by his family at Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad. He was born April 7, 1927, in Loveland, Colorado to Dewey Joseph and Leota (Miller) LeDroit. ...
Gayle Eugene Jensen (05/10/10)
April 6, 1945 - May 5, 2010 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Gayle Eugene Jensen, 65, died Wednesday (May 5, 2010) at his rural Benkelman home. He was born on April 6, 1945, at Benkelman to Walter Ray and Virginia Mayme (Wine) Jensen. He graduated from high school through American School of Correspondence...
Arlyn Marble (05/07/10)
BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Arlyn Marble, 73, formerly of Oxford, Nebraska, died Thursday (May 6, 2010) at Harlan County Hospital at Alma, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Hollinger United Methodist Church at Hollinger, Nebraska...
Merle Johnson (05/07/10)
Jan. 24, 1939 - May 5, 2010 LEXINGTON, Nebraska -- Merle Johnson, 71, of Lexington, Nebraska, departed this world Wednesday, May 5, 2010, south of Lexington as the result of a truck accident. He was born Jan. 24, 1939, at Farnam, Nebraska to Irvin and Velma (Hand) Johnson. Merle grew up in Farnam and graduated from Farnam High School in 1957, where he was involved in football and basketball...
Jackie 'Jack' Lyle Pursley (05/07/10)
Feb. 25, 1930 - May 4, 2010 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Jackie "Jack" Lyle Pursley died Tuesday (May 4, 2010) at North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, Colorado. He was 80 years old. Jack was born to Clarence Elva and Pearl Frieda (Osborne) Pursley Feb. 25, 1930, in Benkelman. His family then moved to a farm in northwest Kansas where they lived eight years before moving back to Benkelman...
John Grant 'Bear' Davis Jr. (05/03/10)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- John Grant "Bear" Davis Jr., 51, died Friday (April 30, 2010) at his home in Benkelman. A memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. (MDT) at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman. Services will conclude at the chapel. The family will gather for a private inurnment at a later date...
Allen Lee Abbott (05/05/10)
Oct. 16, 1975-May 1, 2010 BRADY, Nebraska -- Allen Lee Abbott, 35, died Saturday ( May 1, 2010), at his home in Brady. He was born Oct. 16, 1975, in Atwood, Kansas, to Dale and Shirley (Vrbas) Abbott; he attended McCook Westward Elementary School and Gibbon High School and graduated in 1994...
Gary Roland Lambert (05/04/10)
Nov. 15, 1931-May 3, 2010 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Gary Roland Lambert, age 78, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 15, 1931, to I. Wayne and Clara F. (Rowland) Lambert in McCook. He graduated from McCook High in 1951. He was united in marriage to Donna Marie England in McCook on June 27, 1952. They made their home in McCook, where he owned and operated the Lazy L Mobile Ranch for more than 50 years...
Lewis Carl Sowers (05/03/10)
Aug. 27, 1925-April 30, 2010 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Lewis Carl Sowers, 84, died Friday (April 30, 2010), at his residence in rural Bird City. He was born Augl. 27, 1925, at Thomas County, Kansas. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Maxine (Sims) Sowers in 2000...
Maxine A. Mues (05/03/10)
Jan. 28, 1920-May 1, 2010 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Maxine A. Mues, 90, died Saturday (May 1, 2010), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, of Arapahoe, Nebraska. She was born on Jan. 28, 1920, at Hollinger, Nebraska to Lon and Maude E. (Oatman) VanMatre...
Darlene Marie (Max) Brooks (05/03/10)
July 22, 1930-April 30, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Darlene was born July 22, 1930 on a farm northwest of Cambridge, Nebraska, in Frontier County to Carl and Lola (Toots) (Bridgeford) Max. She attended elementary school at Happy Hallow; District 15, south of the family farm in Frontier County. ...