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Obituaries from May 2011

Craig Eugene Francis (05/16/11)
Jan. 12, 1954-May 12, 2011 HASTINGS, Nebraska -- Craig Eugene Francis, 57, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at his home in Hastings. He was born Jan. 12, 1954, in Oberlin, Kansas, the son of Verle and Dolores (Barnes) Francis. Craig grew up and received his education in Norcatur, Norton and Herndon, Kansas, moving to McCook where he graduated from McCook Senior High School in 1972...
Day death (05/31/11)
LAGUNA BEACH, California -- Cody Day, 15-year-old grandson of former Wilsonville residents Gwen (Wolfe) and LeeRoy Lienemann, passed away May 25, 2011, after a courageous five year battle with brain cancer. Cards will reach the Lienemanns at 344 Laurel Ct., Oxnard Beach, CA 93035-4427. Cody's parents, Sheryl and David Day, may be reached at 964 Noria St., PO Box 5524, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-3710...
Anita May Real (05/31/11)
Aug. 6, 1933 - May 26, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Anita May Real, age 77, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away May, 26, 2011, at her home in McCook. Anita was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Hayes Center, Nebraska, to parents William and Clara (Trainer) Crooks. She was one of five children. Anita attended school in Hayes Center...
Marjorie Estella Gregory Engell (05/31/11)
Aug. 3, 1917 - May 25, 2011 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Marjorie Estella Gregory Engell was born Aug. 3, 1917, the last of nine children, to James Foster and Stella Bell (Aughe) Gregory on the family farm south of Reynolds, Nebraska. She attended her first year of school in Reynolds before moving with her family to Byron, Nebraska for a short time and later on to Munden, Kansas, where she graduated from the eighth grade. ...
Marjorie Engell (05/27/11)
WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Marjorie (Gregory) Engell, 93, died Wednesday (May 25, 2011) at Heritage of Wauneta. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; four brothers; and one sister. Survivors include her daughter, Jody and husband, Larry Potthoff of Hastings, Nebraska; son, Kip and wife, Terry Engell of Wauneta; sister, Vera Winters of Amarillo, Texas; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Johnny R. Scott (05/27/11)
Sept. 25, 1945-May 25, 2011 HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- Johnny R. Scott, 65, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. Johnny was born Sept. 25, 1945, to parents Reese Raymond and Jessie Mae (Jones) Scott. He was one of three children. In 1963, Johnny graduated from Bradford High School in Starke, Florida where the family made their home...
Thomas B. Herring (05/26/11)
Hazel I. DeVaughn (05/26/11)
Sept. 8, 1922-May 24, 2011 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Hazel I. DeVaughn, 88, formerly of North Platte, died Tuesday (May 24, 2011) at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She was born Sept. 8, 1922, near Alexandria, Nebraska to George William and Clara Alice Joe Lovercheck, the second oldest of nine children. She graduated from Alexandria High School with a teaching certificate in music...
Harold A. Hill (05/25/11)
Nov. 11, 1923-May 24, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Harold A. Hill, 87, died Tuesday (May 24, 2011) at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Piqua, Ohio, to George Hill and Lillian Reynolds. He was raised in Arkansas. He married Erma Jean Bastin...
Harold Lee Davidson (05/25/11)
June 6, 1936-May 23, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Harold Lee Davidson, 74, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, at Community Hospital in McCook. Harold was born on June 6, 1936, in McCook to Harold Leroy and Iva Thelma (Beals) Davidson. He graduated from McCook High School in 1955 and McCook Junior College in 1957. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a master's degree in business administration...
Peggy Rosenblad (05/24/11)
Jan. 1, 1949-May 15, 2011 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Peggy Rosenblad, 62, died May 15, 2011, at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona following four and a half months of severe multiple sclerosis. She was born Jan. 1, 1949, in Maywood, Nebraska to Delma (Walker) Foote and Thurman Foote. ...
William Jeffries (05/24/11)
WAUNETA, Nebraska -- William Jeffries died Sunday (May 22, 2011) at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial, Nebraska. He was a long time resident of Wauneta and a officer of Chase County Veterans. Survivors include his son, Dan of Wauneta; daughter, Kathy Crabbs and husband, William of Littleton, Colorado; sister, Nellie Rose Bishop and husband, John of Gilbert, Arizona; brother-in-law, Dale Bischoff of Wauneta; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren...
Alberta 'Al' (Scott) Schroder Schneider (05/24/11)
April 26, 1914-May 14, 2011 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Alberta Schneider, 97, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Alberta was born in Deweese, Nebraska, to Daniel and Eva Scott on April 26, 1914. She graduated from the Deweese High School...
Sharon Dianne (Seybold) Rotter (05/23/11)
Aug. 18, 1949--Dec. 23, 2010 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Sharon Dianne (Seybold) Rotter died Dec. 23, 2010, after losing her two year battle with colon cancer at her home in La Mesa, California her family by her side. A memorial service for her is Friday, 10:30 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church in Trenton. A luncheon, provided by the St. James Altar Society, will follow the service...
Esther M. Needham (05/20/11)
Robert 'Rob' A. Seybold (05/20/11)
Jan. 15, 1971-May 18, 2011 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Robert "Rob" A. Seybold, 40, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rob was born to Robert G. and Linda L. (Westrand) Seybold in Kearney on Jan. 15, 1971. He graduated from Trenton High School in 1990. Following graduation he began working on the family farm and ranch northwest of Trenton. In addition to taking over the family farm, he had owned and operated Seybold Construction since 2000...
Phyllis Brush (05/20/11)
July 10, 1934-May 18, 2011 OGALLALA, Nebraska -- Phyllis Jean Brush, 76, formerly of Hayes Center, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Ogallala. She was born July 10, 1934, in Curtis, Nebraska, the daughter of Morgan and Ada (Staples) Smith. Phyllis grew up and attended schools in the Curtis area...
Melvin Ervin Bailey (05/18/11)
THORNTON, Colorado -- Melvin Ervin Bailey, 74, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died Saturday (May 14, 2011) surrounded by his family. He worked for United Asphalts, Inc. for several years as a plant manager. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-62. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Millie Bailey; daughter, Laurie Ann Carlton; brothers, Edgar, Edward and Marlin; and sisters, Ferna and Geraldine...
John F. Johnson (05/17/11)
Floyd W. League (05/17/11)
Sept. 27, 1921- May 9, 2011 WALES, Massachusetts -- Floyd W. League, 89, of Wales, Massachusetts died May 9, 2011 at Wing Memorial Hospital in Palmer, Massachusetts. He was born in Stratton, Nebraska, to Floyd F. and Nellie (Overdin) League. He graduated from Stratton High School in 1939...
Paul Vern Applegarth (05/16/11)
July 22, 1919-May 13, 2011 PALISADE, Nebraska -- Paul Vern Applegarth, 91, died Friday (May 13, 2011) at Heritage of Wauneta, Nebraska. He was born July 22, 1919, in Haxtun, Colorado to Albert and Effie (Kinzie) Applegarth. He attended rural school south of Haxtun and later at Zell rural school west of Wauneta after the family had moved to Nebraska...
Jasper Kendall Grafel (05/16/11)
Feb. 20, 2011-April 21, 2011 HERNDON, Kansas -- Jasper Kendall Grafel, the first child of Benjamin and Mariah Grafel of Herndon, Kan., was born at 9:53 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Presbyterian Saint Luke's Medical Center. Not only was Jasper's arrival, 12 weeks early, a surprise, but when he let out a little yelp and began to fuss all on his own, he turned every head in the room...
Gleannys M. Geihsler (05/13/11)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Gleannys M. Geihsler, 71, died Wednesday (May 11, 2011) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. The family will host a reception and open house to celebrate her life on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Benkelman. Casual attire is preferred. A private inurnment will take place at a later date...
Wilbert Eugene Frick (05/13/11)
Oct. 24, 1929-Nov. 25, 2010 CULBERTSON, Nebraska -- Wilbert Eugene Frick died Nov. 25, 2010 in Yuma, Arizona. Memorial services and inurnment are Saturday, May 28, 10:30 a.m., at the Culbertson Cemetery with the Rev. Lance Clay officiating. The family invites people to join them for lunch at the Tumbleweed in Culbertson following the service. For more information contact Cyndi Johnson at 308-345-7465...
Wilfred Marvin Hansen (05/11/11)
Sept. 16, 1933-May 5, 2011 
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Wilfred Marvin Hansen was born Sept. 16, 1933, in Dundy County, Nebraska to Marvin and Velma (Miller) Hansen. The Lord took him home at the age of 77 years and 7 months on May 5, 2011, at the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado...
Marlene M. Faimon (05/11/11)
March 26, 1943-May 8, 2011 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Marlene M. Faimon, 68, died Sunday (May 8, 2011). She was born March 26, 1943, in Stratton, Nebraska. Survivors include three brothers, Gabriel and wife, Nancy of Auburn, Kansas, Gary and wife, Jan of Perry, Kansas, and Adrian and wife, Michelle of Lee's Summit, Missouri; one sister, Michelle Antholz and husband, Robbin of McDonald, Kansas; and mother, Alice Faimon of Atwood...
Marjorie B. (Blake) Hall (05/11/11)
Feb. 9, 1917-May 9, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Marjorie B. (Blake) Hall, age 94, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born Feb. 9, 1917, on a farm 10 miles north and quarter mile east of Indianola, Nebraska in Red Willow County to Henry and Mildred (Wolfe) Callan...
Theodore 'Ted' W. Luhman (05/10/11)
Feb. 9, 1922-May 7, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Theodore "Ted" W. Luhman, 89, died Saturday (May 7, 2011) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Cambridge to William G. and Martha (Frank) Luhman. He was raised near Holbrook, Nebraska and graduated from Holbrook High School with the class of 1940. After high school he went on to Midwest School for Welding in Omaha, Nebraska graduating in 1942...
Wilfred M. Hansen (05/10/11)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Wilfred M. Hansen, 77, died Thursday (May 5, 2011) at Medical Center of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado. Funeral services are Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Nebraska, with the Rev. Todd Burpo officiating. Interment with military honors will follow services at the Benkelman Cemetery at 2 p.m...
Marjorie Bernadine (Blake) Hall (05/10/11)
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Marjorie Bernadine (Blake) Hall, 94, died Monday (May 9, 2011) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. Funeral services are Thursday, 2 p.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with the Rev. Lance Clay officiating. Burial is in Indianola Cemetery in Indianola, Nebraska...
Betty Joan Pinkerton (05/10/11)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Betty Joan Pinkerton, daughter of Paul R. and Jennie (Lucas) Headrick was born March 2, 1931, on her maternal grandparents farm near Palmyra, Nebraska. She attended schools in Holdrege, Alexandria and Beatrice, Nebraska, Creston, Iowa, Ashland and Mead Nebraska, where she graduated with the class of 1949. With her parents and two brothers, she moved to Benkelman on July 4, 1950...
Thomas Hilon Gass (05/09/11)
April 3, 1949-May 2, 2011 CHEYENNE, Wyoming -- Thomas "Tom" "Tommy" Hilon Gass, 62, of Cheyenne, former resident and businessman of McCook, Nebraska, passed away on May 2, at University Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Thomas was born on April 3, 1949, in Sidney, Nebraska, the son of Bernard Hilon and Colleen Clare Gass...
Randy Neal Callan (05/09/11)
Nov. 8, 1955-April 29, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Randy Neal Callan, 55, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. Randy was born to Neal and Anita Callan, Nov. 8, 1955, in Alliance, Nebraska. He grew up and received his education in Alliance. Randy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting, golfing and cooking. ...
James W. Cobb (05/06/11)
TRINITY, Texas -- Jim Cobb passed away recently in Trinity, Texas, where he had been residing. He was born to Robert and Georgia Cobb on Nov. 10, 1952, in Houston, Texas and grew up in Norfolk and McCook, Nebraska; graduating from McCook High School with the class of 1971...
William F. 'Bill' Ridpath (05/06/11)
July 28, 1936-April 29, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- William F. "Bill" Ridpath, 74, died April 29, 2011, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born July 28, 1936, in Cambridge to Leon S. and Bernice (Higgens) Ridpath. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1954. He attended McCook Junior College for two years...
Ronald E. Grimm (05/05/11)
April 24, 1939-April 17, 2011 GAITHERSBURG, Maryland -- Ronald E. Grimm, 71, died April 17, 2011, at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockyville, Maryland. He was born April 24, 1939, in Imperial, Nebraska, to Morris and Nona (Loveland) Grimm. He graduated from McCook High School in 1957 and attended McCook College. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from working in U.S. government services...
Eleanor J. Brown (05/03/11)
Henry Meeske (05/04/11)
Nov. 6, 1913-April 30, 2011 CHAMPION, Nebraska -- Henry Meeske, 97, died Saturday (April 30, 2011) at the Heritage Estates Care Facility in Gering, Nebraska. He was born Nov. 6, 1913, to August F. and Clara M. (Greim) Meeske at the family farm near Champion, Nebraska. He attended school in the valley and graduated from the University of Nebraska Ag Farm Short Course in 1934...
Albert Otto Hartman (05/03/11)
March 22, 1919-May 2, 2011 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Albert Otto Hartman, 92, of Hayes Center, Nebraska passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at El Dorado Manor Nursing Home in Trenton. Albert was born on March 22, 1919, in Holidays Cove, West Virginia to Michael Moritz and Louise (Palin) Hartman. He graduated from Salem Ohio High School in 1938. He continued his education at People's Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado...
Theresa L. Borges Schnoor (05/02/11)
Nov. 11, 1964-April 28, 2011 HITCHCOCK COUNTY, Nebraska -- Theresa Louise Borges Schnoor, 46, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Hitchcock County. She was born Nov. 11, 1964, in Grand Island, Nebraska. She is the daughter of Louis "Sonny" and Violet (Striker) Borges. ...
Stanley 'Dee' Dean Hamilton (05/02/11)
Nov. 26, 1925-April 29, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Stanley "Dee" Dean Hamilton, 85, of Hayes County, Nebraska, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Stan was born Nov. 26, 1925, to parents Ernest Kay and Artie Sofia (Beebe) Hamilton in Curtis, Nebraska. He was one of seven children. Stan attended school in Hayes County, graduating high school from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis...
Elden J. Long (05/02/11)
Sept. 14, 1934-April 29, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Elden J. Long, 76, died Friday (April 29, 2011) at Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 14, 1934, in rural Norcatur, Kansas, to Wilbur and Jennie (Wilsford) Long. He was raised in rural Norcatur and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1952...
Ethel Railsback (05/02/11)
April 17, 1919-April 30, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Ethel Railsback, 92, died Saturday (April 30, 2011) at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was born April 17, 1919, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Clyde and Clara (Kleint) Cathcart. She was raised on the family farm in Decatur County. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1937 and Fort Hays State University in 1944. She lived in Hays, Kansas, Great Bend, Kansas, Denver, Colorado, and Oberlin...
Harold D. Berry Sr. (05/02/11)
Sept 7, 1941-April 30, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Harold D. Berry Sr., 69, died Saturday (April 30, 2011) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. He was born Sept. 7, 1941, in McCook, Nebraska, to Carroll C. and Clara E. (Ruby) Berry. He was raised in Oberlin and McCook. He attended schools in both Oberlin and McCook, and graduated from McCook High School in 1959...