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Obituaries from February 2011

Michael John Kennedy (02/28/11)
Sept. 20, 1961--Feb. 24, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Michael John Kennedy, 49, passed away Thursday (Feb. 24, 2011), at his home in McCook. Mike was born Sept. 20, 1961, in McCook to William H. "Bill" and Dorothy J. (Schuering) Kennedy. He graduated from McCook High School in 1979 and continued his education at McCook Community College...
Floyd A. 'Bill' Fisher (02/28/11)
Feb. 28, 1929--Feb. 23, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Floyd A. "Bill" Fisher, 81, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 2011), at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born Feb. 28, 1929, north of Edison, Nebraska on the family farm to Melvin and Mabel (Musick) Fisher...
JoAnn Ufford (02/25/11)
Oct. 11, 1932-Feb. 24, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- JoAnn Ufford, 78, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 2011), at her residence in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born Oct. 11, 1932, in Red Willow County, Nebraska, to George and Sarah (Bolin) Lincoln. She was raised in Oberlin and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1950...
Emma Isabell (Matson) Logan (02/25/11)
Oct. 3, 1940--Feb. 24, 2011 LESLIE, Arkansas -- Emma Isabell (Matson) Logan, 70, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 2011), in Batesville, Arkansas. She was born Oct. 3, 1940, in McCook, Nebraska to Archie and Hazel (Weskamp) Matson. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two brothers, Max Matson of North Platte, Nebraska and Melvin Matson of McCook; three sisters, Rosie Gonzales of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Helen Ahrens of Sealy, Texas and Lucille Martinez of McCook; life partner, Max Eversoll; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.. ...
Mary Wallin (02/25/11)
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Mary Wallin 93, died Wednesday (Feb. 23, 2011), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home. She is survived by her husband, Olan of Imperial; daughters, Julie Brethower and husband, Rod of Phoenix, Arizona and Betty Haarberg of Aurora, Colorado; son, Dan Wallin and wife, Charlottie of Grant, Nebraska; daughter-in-law, Pat Wallin of Imperial; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild...
Merritt Gail Brown (02/25/11)
March 28, 1937--Feb. 24, 2011 ELWOOD, Nebraska -- Merritt Gail Brown, 73, died Thursday (Feb. 24, 2011), at the Golden Living Center in Cozad, Nebraska. He was born March 28, 1937, in Gordon, Nebraska to Gail C. and Lennis B. (Secrest) Brown. After his schooling, he worked for his grandparents at their ranch. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-58. While serving, he learned how to auctioneer...
Mereta J. Duncan (02/22/11)
June 11, 1925--Feb. 21, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Mereta June Duncan, 85, died Monday (Feb. 21, 2011), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was born June 11, 1925, in McCook, the daughter of the late Albert and Amy (Parker) Musgrave. Mereta grew up in Danbury, Nebraska where she graduated from Danbury High School in 1942...
Ted Grimm (02/22/11)
Dec. 8, 1940--Feb. 19, 2011 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Edward "Ted" A. Grimm, 70, died Saturday (Feb. 19, 2011), at his home in Wauneta. He was born Dec. 8, 1940, in Denver, Colorado, the son of Charles and Margaret (Scofield) Grimm. He lived in Englewood, Colorado from the the time of his birth until his retirement...
Verlyn 'Vern' Glebe (02/21/11)
June Rose Hoagland (02/21/11)
June 10, 1919 -- Feb. 14, 2011 WATSONVILLE, California -- June passed away Feb. 14, 2011, in Watsonville after a short illness. She was born June 10, 1919, in McCook, Nebraska, one of seven sisters and one brother to Margaret [Dietz] and William M. Brehm...
June Elaine Tracy (02/21/11)
June 24, 1929--Feb. 17, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- June Elaine Tracy, 81, died Thursday (Feb. 17, 2011), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born on June 24, 1929, on the family farm northwest of Arapahoe to Frederick W.E. and Laura E. (Koeteman) Huxoll. She grew up and attended school at St. Matthews Parochial School northwest of Arapahoe. She was confirmed on June 11, 1944, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church...
Ward C. Bundy (02/18/11)
July 1, 1927--Feb. 16, 2011 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Ward C. Bundy, 83, died as a result of a farm accident Wednesday (Feb. 16, 2011), on his farm. He was born July 1, 1927, in Almena, Kansas to Ray and Edna (Luther) Bundy. He attended rural grade school at District No. 90, and graduated from Almena High School in 1945...
Gerald E. Cooper (02/16/11)
June 5, 1943--Feb. 12, 2011 MINDEN, Nebraska -- Gerald E. Cooper, 67, died Saturday (Feb. 12, 2011) at Kearney County Health Systems Hospital in Minden. He was born June 5, 1943, in Chase County, Nebraska, to Clyde and Velma (Cecil) Cooper. He grew up in Hayes Center, Nebraska, and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1961...
Gordon 'Woody' Leach (02/14/11)
Sandra S. Bauer (02/14/11)
Lorena M. Hixon (02/14/11)
Vicki A. (Riley) Musgrave (02/14/11)
April 2, 1963-Feb. 2, 2011 OMAHA, Nebraska -- Vicki A. (Riley) Musgrave, 47, died Feb. 2, 2011. She was born April 2, 1963. She is survived by husband, Tim; daughters, Courtney and Nicole Musgrave, all of Omaha; parents, Bill and Earlene Riley of Ord, Nebraska; parents-in-law, Roger and Barbara Musgrave of McCook, Nebraska; brother, Tim and wife, Karen Riley of Omaha; and sister, Rebecca Riley of Iowa City, Iowa...
Dorothy Robertson (02/14/11)
Aug. 12, 1917--Feb. 11, 2011 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Dorothy Marie Robertson, 93, passed away Friday (Feb. 11, 2011), at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Dorothy was born Aug. 12, 1917, the oldest of five children, to Edward and Kathryn (Schwabe) Pelster in Petersburg, Nebraska. At an early age, she moved to Elsie, Nebraska with her parents and attended country school in rural Perkins County...
Mary A. (Sis) Brooks (02/11/11)
Dec. 9, 1918--Feb. 1, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Mary A. (Sis) Brooks, 92, died Feb. 1, 2011, at her residence in Oberlin. She was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Logansport, Indiana, to Clyde and Anna May (Downs) Fauset. She was raised in Dephi, Indiana, and graduated from Delphi High School...
Claire Marie (McCarthy) Volf (02/11/11)
April 20, 1930--Feb. 10, 2011 CAMBRDIGE, Nebraska -- Claire Marie (McCarthy) Volf, 80, went home to the Lord on Thursday (Feb. 10, 2011), at the Cambridge Manor. Claire was born April 20, 1930, to Edward and Agnes (Smyth) McCarthy in Greeley, Nebraska. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1947, and in 1948 married Robert "Bob" Volf in Greeley...
Lawrence W. Jennings (02/10/11)
July 28, 1935--Feb. 8, 2011 JENNINGS, Kansas -- Lawrence William Jennings, 75, died Tuesday (Feb. 8, 2011), at his residence near Jennings. He was born July 28, 1935, south of Jennings, in the Allison area, to William Lawrence and Mamie Helen (Fiala) Jennings...
James Lewis 'Jim' Madden (02/10/11)
Sept. 27, 1926--Feb. 3, 2011 TUSCON, Arizona -- James Lewis "Jim" Madden was born Sept. 27, 1926, to Lily Elizabeth Wood Madden and Francis Joseph Madden in their home north of Indianola, Nebraska. Jim Madden died on Feb. 3, 2011, at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 84...
M. June Kuper (02/09/11)
July 1, 1920--Feb. 6, 2011 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- M. June Kuper, 90, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died Sunday (Feb. 6, 2011), in Lincoln. She was born July 1, 1920, in Friend, Nebraska, to William "Billy" and Mattie (Hudson) Scheidt. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Doris Bauer...
Gary L. Nitsch (02/08/11)
Oct. 12, 1946--Feb. 6, 2011 LEXINGTON, Nebraska -- Gary L. Nitsch, 64, died Sunday (Feb. 6, 2011), at Bryan LGH East Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born Oct. 12, 1946, in McCook, Nebraska to Arvene and Deloris (West) Nitsch. He graduated from Hayes Center High School with the class of 1965. He then went to Tech School in Denver, Colorado...
Paul Harlan Holthus Sr. (02/07/11)
Jan. 10, 1935--Feb. 4, 2011 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Paul Harlan Holthus Sr., 76, passed away Friday (Feb. 4, 2011), at his home in Culbertson. Paul was born Jan. 10, 1935, in Alliance, Nebraska to George and Lena (Bartels) Holthus. He graduated from Alliance High School in 1953...
Agnes L. Wegener (02/07/11)
Aug. 18, 1923--Jan. 15, 2011 LAKEWOOD, Colorado -- Agnes L. Wegener died Jan. 15, 2011, in Lakewood. She was born Aug. 18, 1923 in Danbury, Nebraska. Her remains were gifted to the University of Colorado Anatomical Board for research and teaching. Ashes will be interred at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver, Colorado at a later date...
Morgan Glen Hubbert (02/07/11)
April 28, 1994--Feb. 3, 2011 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Morgan Glen Hubbert, 16, died Thursday (Feb. 3, 2011), at the Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born in Cambridge, Nebraska on April 28, 1994, to Kenneth and Gail (Proud) Hubbert. Morgan was baptized at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola. Morgan spent his childhood in Indianola, attending Indianola Schools and later Southwest High School...
Arthur Lavern 'Bill' Silvester (02/07/11)
March 31, 1923--Jan. 31, 2011 IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Arthur Lavern 'Bill' Silvester, 87, died Jan. 31, 2011, at Chase County Hospital. He was born March 31, 1923, on the Kilpatrick Brothers North ranch, about five miles north of Imperial. He was the fifth of twelve children born to Frank Ernest Silvester and Hattie Gertrude Bevans. ...
Ray Otis Hamilton (02/07/11)
Jan. 28, 1933-Feb. 2, 2011 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Ray Otis Hamilton, 78, died Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2011), at Heritage of Wauneta. He was born Jan. 28, 1933 in Hayes County, Nebraska, to Orval "Shorty" and Mary (Butler) Hamilton, the eldest of five sons. He attended Sunday School at the United Methodist Church and attended grade school and high school in Wauneta, graduating with the class of 1952...
Alan Edward Wilkens (02/07/11)
Sept. 15, 1934--Feb. 2, 2011 CHOCTAW, Oklahoma -- Alan Edward Wilkens, 76, died Thursday (Feb. 3, 2011), at his home in Choctaw. He was born Sept. 15, 1934, in rural Cheyenne County, Kansas, the son of Charley A. and Jessie (Herren) Wilkens. He attended country school at Walnut Grove near McDonald, Kansas through the eighth grade. ...
Sharon Jean (Nokes) Duncan (02/07/11)
Dec. 19, 1946--Feb. 3, 2011 KANSAS CITY, Kansas -- Sharon Jean Duncan, 64, passed away Thursday (Feb. 3, 2011). Memorial services are at a later date in McCook, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association...
Lorri L. Wilson (02/04/11)
Feb. 10, 1955-Feb. 4, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Lorri L. Wilson, 55, died Friday (Feb. 4, 2011) at her home in Oberlin, Kansas. She was born Feb. 10, 1955, in Fairbury, Nebraska to Everett and Nellie (Ross) Gerdes and was raised in Oberlin. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1973 and attended medical assistant schooling in Denver, Colorado...
Paul W. Miesner (02/04/11)
Sept. 11, 1970-Feb. 2, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Paul W. Miesner, 40, died Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2011), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 11, 1970, in Fort Worth, Texas, to James and Ruth (Spencer) Miesner. He was raised in Fort Worth and Amarillo, Texas, and Aurora, Colorado. His education was at Amarillo Elementary School in Amarillo and Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, which he graduated from in 1991...
George Dike (02/04/11)
Oct. 17, 1918--Feb. 2, 2011 BELLEVIEW, Missouri -- George Dike, 92, died Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2011). He was born and raised in McCook, Nebraska. He worked for the water department until his retirement in 1980. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Eliza Dike; first wife, Ruth; daughter, Diane; brothers, Lloyd, Ralph and Wayne; and his sister, Roberta...
Marie Patton (02/03/11)
AnnaBelle Lewis (02/03/11)
July 4, 1918--Feb. 1, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- AnnaBelle Lewis, 92, died Tuesday (Feb. 1, 2011), at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born July 4, 1918, near Beaver City, Nebraska, on the family farm to Erwin B. and Gertrude E. (Manley) Kentfield. She grew up and graduated from Beaver City High School with the Class of 1936. After high school she taught for a few years...
Pamela J. Leahy (02/01/11)
June 26, 1969--Jan. 30, 2011 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Pamela June Leahy, 41, died Sunday (Jan. 30, 2011), at her home in Trenton. She was born June 26, 1969, in Salida, Colorado, the daughter od David L. and Phyllis (Streckley) Lykins. Pam grew up in Leadville, Colorado, where she received her GED. In 1989, she married Tom Bird, and they made their home in Garden City, Kansas...
Marie J. Thomas (02/01/11)
Sept. 21, 1926--Jan. 30, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Marie J. Thomas, 84, died Sunday (Jan. 30, 2011), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Salina, Kansas, to Arthur and Madeline (Martin) Nelson. She was raised in Salina...