Obituaries from November 2011
Ruby M. Shuler
Ruby M. Shuler Oct. 8, 1924 - Nov. 29, 2011 Oberlin,Kansas -- Ruby M. Shuler, 87, died Wednesday (Nov. 29, 2011), at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 8, 1924 to George and Elizabeth (Myers) Shuler in Decatur County, Kansas. She lived on farm north of Selden in Decatur County and attended country school. She lived with her parents until moving to Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in 1996...
Sheri L. McGhghy
Sheri L. McGhghy Oct. 15, 1954- Nov. 23, 2011 AURORA, Nebraska --Sheri L. McGhghy, 57, died Wednesday (Nov. 23, 2011), at the Hamilton Manor. She was born Oct. 15, 1954, to James and Clariece (Bertram) Seachord, in Colby, Kansas. She grew up in southeast Nebraska and northern Kansas, graduating from Washington, Kansas in 1972...
Louise Patricia Morello
Louise Patricia Morello Oct 26, 1919 -- Nov 27, 2011 OMAHA, Nebraska -- Louise Patricia Morello, 92, died Sunday (Oct. 27, 2011). She was preceded in death by husband, Carl J. Morello; parents, Salvatore and Concetta Monico; brothers, Charles and Jack Monico; sisters, Grace Uzarski and Minnie Choyeske...
Lyle Dean Gamblin
He was born Nov. 20, 1933 in Ludell,Kansas.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Samuel F. Ellis
Samuel F. Ellis
Nov. 11, 1938 - Nov. 24, 2011
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Samuel Ellis, 73, of McCook, died Thursday (Nov. 24, 2011) at Tri Valley Health Systems in Cambridge.
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.
Teresa Marie Evans
Teresa Marie Evans May 17, 1947 ~ Nov. 24, 2011 PALISADE, Nebraska -- Terri passed away after a lengthy fight against cancer. She was 64 years old and the daughter of C.J. and Dorothy Marie Donaldson, who preceded her death. Daughter Martha Ellen Evans passed away with cancer on Oct .8, 2007...
Darrell Dean Davis
Darrell Dean Davis March 26, 1932 - Nov. 25, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Darrell Dean Davis, age 79, of Cambridge, died at the Cambridge Manor of the TriValley Health System on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. He was born in Warnego, Kansas on March 26,1932, to Gerald J. and Wilma P. (Kietzman) Davis. Darrell grew up in Alma, Kansas where he graduated from Alma High School in 1950...
Zephie Irene Brush
Zephie Irene Brush March 18, 1919 - Nov. 22, 2011 CAMBRIDGE Nebraska -- Zephie Irene Brush, age 92, died at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege on Nov. 22, 2011. She was born on March 18, 1919 in Arapahoe, Nebraska to Dean Glenn and Mabel (West) Colony. Zephie attended school in Holbrook, graduating from Holbrook High School in 1936...
Berniece M. McGuire
Berniece M. McGuire June 17, 1917 - Nov. 22, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Berniece Myrtle McGuire passed away Tuesday, Nov, 22, 2011, at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska at the age of 94. She was born June 17, 1917, on the Parker farm at Danbury, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Perry Lee and Arvilla (Parker) Johnson. ...
Marjorie Naomi Ham
Marjorie Naomi Ham April 30, 1922- Nov. 22, 2011 BENKELMAN, Nebraska --Lifetime Benkelman resident Marjorie Naomi Ham, age 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at her home in rural Benkelman, Nebraska. She was born April 30, 1922, in rural Benkelman, the daughter of Ray Oliver and Nellie Josephine (Foster) Ham. She attended District 8 and graduated from Benkelman High School in 1940...
Berniece M. McGuire
Berniece M. McGuire June 17, 1917 - Nov. 22, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Berniece M. McGuire, 94, died Tuesday (Nov. 22, 2011), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born June 17, 1917, at Danbury, Nebraska. She was the wife of Carl McGuire, who preceded her in death in 1998...
Elizabeth A. Larson
Elizabeth A. Larson Feb. 28, 1958 - Nov. 20, 2011 BUFFALO GROVE, Illinois --Elizabeth A. Larson Ph. D, 53, of Buffalo Grove, died Sunday (Nov. 20, 2011). Survivors include husband, Jeffrey Larson, and children, Anthony and Alexis Larson. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, from 3-8pm at the Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling...
Jake Tepley May 9, 1915 - Nov. 22, 2011 ELSIE, Nebraska --Jake Frank Tepley, 96, of Elsie, Nebraska, passed away Nov. 22, 2011, at Grant, Nebraska. Jake was born May 9, 1915, to Jack Frank Tepley and Mary Carolyn Vasabal Tepley at their home north of Wauneta, Nebraska. He was baptized into the Catholic Faith in June of 1915. He attended country school north of his home on the "Stinkin Water Creek."...
Phyllis I. Marsh
Phyllis I. Marsh April 17, 1917 - Nov. 13, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska --Phyllis Irene Marsh, 94, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was born to William G. and Ellen (Fosberg) Olson on April 17, 1917, in Minden, Nebraska. She was two years old when the family moved to McCook in 1919. She graduated from McCook High School in 1935, and attended McCook Jr. College for one year...
Elden Lavern Fuller
McCOOK, Nebraska --Elden Lavern Fuller went to be with his Lord in his Heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at the age of 76. He was born April 23, 1935, at Franklin, Nebraska. He received his education at Franklin before the family moved to McCook...
Larry Clifford Vice
Larry Clifford Vice Jan 7, 1940 -- Nov 15, 2011 LAVISTA, Nebraska --Larry was born in Brownville, Nebraska. He graduated from Auburn High School, Peru State College, Michigan State University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Larry taught school in Lawrence and McCook. He was employed by the State Department of Education and retired from Educational Service Unit No. 3 as a director...
Marlyn J. Herron
Marlyn J. Herron Oct. 1, 1934 - Nov. 16, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Marlyn J. Herron, 77, of Holbrook, Nebraska, died on Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2011), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born on Oct. 1, 1934, at Artesian, South Dakota to Andrew and Marie B. (Breen) Herron...
David Stewart Johnson
David Stewart Johnson LOVELAND, Colorado --David Stewart Johnson, 54, of Loveland, Colorado, died Monday, (Nov. 14, 2011), from a work-related accident. He was born and raised in the community of Wauneta, Nebraska. David was preceded in death by his father, Charles Johnson. ...
Paul Eldon Gigax
Paul Eldon Gigax HAYES CENTER, Nebraska -- Paul Eldon Gigax, 81, of Hayes Center, died Tuesday (Nov. 15, 2011), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.Paul Eldon Gigax...
Jack Lee DeVries
Jack Lee DeVries Sept. 9, 1938 - Nov. 13, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Jack Lee DeVries, 73, died Sunday (Nov. 13, 2011), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born on Sept. 9, 193, at Arapahoe, to Tobias and Elsie Clara (Hein) DeVries...
Raymond Jay Ward
Raymond Jay Ward July 13, 1949 - Nov. 12, 2011 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Raymond Jay Ward, 62, died Saturday (Nov. 12, 2011). He was born July 13, 1949, in Fairbanks, Alaska to Charles and Gertrude (Miner) Ward. He attended Lathrop High School in Fairbanks and graduated from Bird City High School in 1968...
Patrick Joseph 'Joe' Mindrup
Patrick J. 'Joe' Mindrup April 13, 1923 - Nov. 10, 2011 COLBY, Kansas -- Patrick J. "Joe" Mindrup, 88, died Nov. 10, 2011, at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby, Kansas. He was born April 13, 1923, to Al and Marie (Costello) Mindrup in Norton County, Kansas...
Sylva R. Hirschoff
Sylva R. Hirschoff Nov. 5, 1924 -Nov. 7, 2011 ARDEN HILLS, Minnesota -- Sylva R. Hirschoff, 87, formerly of McCook, died Monday (Nov. 7, 2011). She is preceded in death by parents; brother, William Little; husband, Ernest H. Hirschoff; and grandson, Kane Koenig...
Helen L. Dixson
Helen Lucille Dixson OGALLALA, Nebraska -- Helen Lucille Dixson passed away Saturday (Nov. 5, 2011), at the Ogallala Community Hospital. Helen was born on the family farm 10 miles north of Palisade, Nebraska in Hayes County, to Walter E. and Edna L. (Potter) Sander. She attended grade school at District No. 9 and graduated from Hayes Center High School. After graduation she went on to Beatrice Beauty Academy to become a licensed cosmetologist...
Jon Leroy Neiman
Jon Leroy Neiman Nov. 15, 1917 - Nov. 5, 2011 SUTHERLAND, Nebraska -- Jon Leroy Neiman, 93, of Sutherland, formerly of Thedford, Nebraska, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland. Jon was born Nov. 15, 1917, at Haxtun, Colorado, to Elmo L. and Esther Virgie Williams Neiman. He grew up in the Haxtun area and in his teen years the family moved to the Neiman Farm south of Curtis, Nebraska...
George Merlin Yonkers
George Merlin Yonkers May 9, 1921 - Nov. 6, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska --George Merlin Yonkers passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at his home in McCook. He was 90 years old. George was born in Hayes County, Nebraska to Anthony Benjamin and Lucy D. (Brownell) Yonkers on May 9, 1921. He graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1940...
Carlton James 'CJ' O'Dea
Carlton James O'Dea
McCOOK, Nebraska --Carlton James O'Dea, 73, died Sunday. (Nov. 6, 2011)
Services are pending.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
June Huffman Aug. 15, 1916 - Nov. 5, 2011 MCCOOK, Nebraska --June Huffman passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at the Hillcrest NursingHome in McCook at the age of 95. She was born Aug. 15, 1916, in McCook, the daughter of the late Cassie Theodore and Martha Ruth (Turner) Allen...
Penny Lynn Noe
Penny Lynn Noe March 28, 1977 - Nov. 5, 2011 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Penny Lynn Noe died Saturday Nov.5, 2011, at her home in McCook, Nebraska at the age of 34. She was born March 28, 1977 in McCook, Nebraska, the daughter of David and Connie (Jones) Noe...
Donald Joseph Jeffres
Donald Joseph Jeffres May 30, 1937 - Nov. 5, 2011 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Donald Joseph Jeffres, 74, of Upland, Nebraska died Saturday, (Nov. 5, 2011), at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born on May 30, 1937, at Ogallala, Nebraska to Ralph and Evangeline (Jasnoch) Jeffres...
Ardis M. (Smith) Boersma
Ardis M. (Smith) Boersma Nov. 6, 1915 - Nov. 5, 2011. COLBY, Kansas -- Ardis M. (Smith) Boersma, 95, formerly of Bird City, Kansas, died Saturday (Nov. 5, 2011) at Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kansas. She was born Nov. 6, 1915 at Cheyenne County, Kansas. She was a retired elementary school teacher...
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Charlie Leibbrandt, 62, died Thursday (Nov. 3, 2011), at his home in Imperial. Survivors include his wife: Merrilyn of Imperial; parents, Martin and Lois Leibbrandt of Imperial; daughter, Amy Johnson and husband, Maurice, of Fountain, Colorado; son, Chad Leibbrandt and wife, Amy, of Imperial; brothers, Steve Leibbrandt and wife, Deb, of Imperial and Tim Leibbrandt and wife, Terri, of Imperial; sister, Kathy Hult and husband, Dave, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, step-son, Paul Dawkins; step-daughter, Janice Haarberg and husband, Tracy, of Imperial; step-son, Matt Dawkins of Arvada, Colorado; step-daughter, Meghan Parker, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; and sevengrandchildren. ...
Richard Dean Cline
Richard Dean Cline BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Richard Dean Cline, 64, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at his home in Benkelman, Nebraska. Memorial services are Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. MT, at the United Methodist Church in Benkelman. Services will conclude at the church. A private inurnment will take place at a later date...
Richard Reed Wattles
Richard Reed Wattles Feb. 11, 1930 - Oct. 24, 2011 LONGMONT, Colorado -- Richard "Dick" Wattles of Longmont, Colorado, died Monday Oct. 24, 2011, at his home. He was 81. Dick was born on Feb.11, 1930, in Kearney, Nebraska. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jacelin (Jackie) Jean Wattles of Longmont; daughters, Holly Ann Starr of Georgetown, Texas and Lisa Leigh Thompson (and husband Mark), of Brentwood, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Cadence Eileen Starr and Justin Andrew Thompson...
Thelma Irene Dixson
Thelma Irene Dixson Nov. 3, 1919 - Oct. 30, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska --Thelma Irene Dixson, age 91, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Oct.30, 2011. She was born near Freedom, Nebraska on Nov. 3, 1919, to Albert E. and Lula E. (Bridgeford) Campbell. Thelma attended country school and later Cambridge High School,...