Obituaries from March 2012
Blanche Ellis-Brown Jan. 21, 1932 - March 4, 2012 WRAY, Colorado -- Blanche Ellis - Brown, 80, died March 4, 2012, at Hillcrest Care Center in Wray, Colorado. She was born Jan. 21, 1932, in Haigler, Nebraska to George and Jane (Underhill) Redden. Funeral services will be Friday, March 9, 2012, 2 p.m., at Spellman-Schmidt Funeral Home, 427 Adams Street, Wray, Colorado, with the Rev. Norman Stott officiating. Interment will be in the Eckley Cemetery in Eckley, Colorado...
Heath M. Fletcher
Heath M. Fletcher May 13, 1975 - March 26, 2012 EUSTIS Nebraska -- Heath Fletcher, 36, of Eustis, died March 26, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital. Heath was born May 13, 1975, at McCook, Nebraska to Eugene "Gene" and Carol (Davis) Fletcher. He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1993, and continued his education at North Platte Community College...
Barbara Jo Duckworth Contreary
Barbara Jo Duckworth Contreary Nov. 16, 1950 - March 25, 2012 NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- Barbara Jo Duckworth Contreary died Sunday (March 25, 2012), at River Region Hospice in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. She was born in McCook, Nebraska, Nov. 16, 1950. She later resided in Curtis and Kimball, Nebraska, where she graduated high school...
Jane Amsberry LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Jane Amsberry, 82, former resident of Benkelman, Nebraska, died Jan. 26, 2012, in Las Vegas. Survivors include, sons, Terry Amsberry and wife, Sandra, of Grand Junction, Colorado, Michael Amsberry, and wife, Annie, of Las Vegas, and Steven Amsberry and wife, Judy, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Berenice Caress of Stratton, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren...
Charlene Foster Aug. 26. 1949 - March 26, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Charlene Cheryl Foster, age 62, of Cambridge, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 26, 2012. She was born in McCook, Nebraska, on Aug. 26, 1949, to Clarence and Pauline (Lamb) Shatto. Charlene attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1967...
Laura J. Craw
Laura J. Craw August 19, 1907 -- March 28, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Laura J. Craw, 104, died today (March 28, 2012), at Hillcrest Nursing Home Memorials may be given to Grandview Senior Center in Stratton. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook, which is in charge of arrangements...
Dixie M. Goltl
Dixie M. Goltl June 24, 1935 - March 28, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Dixie M.Goltl, 76, died Wednesday (March 28, 2012), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born June 24, 1935, to Gordon and Esther (Leitner) Rathburn in Traer, Kansas. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1953 and McCook Beauty Academy...
Betty Brown IMPERIAL, NEBRASKA -- Betty Brown (Eaton), 82, died Monday (March 26, 2012), at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial. Survivors include her husband, Donald Brown of Parks, Nebrask; sons, Don Jr. and wife, Manette Brown of Imperial, Nebraska, Ron and wife, Deb of Yukon, Oklahoma; Mike and wife, Roxann of Mullen, Nebraska; daughters, Julie Kautz of Gering, Nebraska and Linda and husband, Neal Freese of Plymouth, Nebraska; sister, Darla McAllister of Hastings, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Jean and husband, Don Welch of Champion, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Nina and husband, Art Fortkamp of Wauneta, Nebraska; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Nellie 'Melba' Fries
Melba Fries Oct. 28, 19323 - March 27, 2012 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Nellie Melba (Ham) Fries, 88, died Tuesday (March 27, 2012), at the Sarah Ann Hester Home in Benkelman, Nebraska. She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in rural Benkelman, the daughter of Ray Oliver and Nellie Josephine (Foster) Ham. She attended District 28 School and graduated from Benkelman High School in 1941. For several years, she taught in rural Dundy County Schools...
Robert 'Bob' L Baumfalk
Robert 'Bob' L Baumfalk April 15, 1913 - March 25, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Robert Lawrence Baumfalk of McCook, originally of Wauneta, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 98 years old. Robert was born on April 15, 1913 to Hickey Henry and Mary (Hedke) Baumfalk on a farm near Ludell, Kansas. When he was six years old the family moved to Hitchcock County to a farm north of Stratton where he attended school...
Warren V. Keen
Warren V. Keen 1929-2012 LAKEWOOD, Colorado -- Warren V. Keen, Age 82 of Lakewood, Colorado, was born in Red Willow County, McCook, Nebraska. He retired from Gates Rubber Company in Denver, Colorado after 22 years of service. He enjoyed tinkering around and spending time at their cabin in Grand Lake, Colorado...
Eveline Hinds June 5, 1917 - March 24, 2012 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Eveline Hinds was born to William C. Bryan and Beulah Williams Bryan on June 5, 1917, at Gray, Oklahoma. She passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Lancaster Manor in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 94 years...
Barbara Jean Dalcher
Barbara Jean Dalcher
Oct. 11, 1933 - March 26, 2012
DANBURY, Nebraska -- Barbara Jean Dalcher, 78, died today (March 26, 2012) at her rural Danbury Home.
No service is scheduled.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce Elaine Beideck
Joyce Elaine Beideck Jan. 19, 1932 - March 24, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Joyce Elaine Beideck passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 at her home in Highland Park Retirement Community, McCook, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 80 years old...
Maxine Johnson IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Maxine Johnson, 90, died Friday (March 23, 2012), at the Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln. Survivors include sons, Rod Johnson and wife, Lynette, of Imperial, Ronal Johnson and wife, Jerri, of Imperial; daughter, Jana Greenwood and husband, Ed, of North Platte, Nebraska; sister, Arleen Kunnemann and husband, Orville, of Imperial; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Ruth Glanzer LOVELAND, Colorado -- Ruth Glanzer, 74, died March 23, 2012 in Loveland. Memorial services are 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 2451 Lake Park Dr. in Longmont. Cremation will be at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory...
Leona Jean Miracle
Leona Jean Miracle Sept. 3, 1926 - March 24, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Leona Jean Miracle, age 85, died at her home in McCook on Saturday, March 24, 2012. She was born in Cambridge on Sept. 3, 1926, to Floyd and LaVerna (Bogle) Kutz. Jean graduated from Cambridge High School in 1945...
Herman B. Bley
Herman B. Bley May 6, 1923 - March 22, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Herman B. Bley, 88, of North Platte, went home to be with His Lord and Savior, March 22, 2012. He was born May 6, 1923, to Jacob and Kate (Duhm) Bley at Wauneta, Nebraska. He graduated from Waunita High School, 1941, and entered the army in 1943, taking his favorite verse Romans 8:31. . . ."If God be for us, who can be against us," with him as he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, receiving the purple heart and bronze medal...
Curtis Leo Hayen
Curtis Leo Hayen April 14, 1943 - March 19, 2012 TRENTON, Nebraska --Curtis Hayen, 68, of Trenton, formerly of Cogswell, North Dakota, died March 19, 2012, of natural causes in his home. A graveside service with Military Honors will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 28th at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery near Cogswell, with Rev. William Gerlach officiating...
Helen Louise Goodson
Helen Louise Goodson Sept. 17, 1919 - March 22, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska --Helen Louise Goodson, age 92, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln. Helen was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Hayes County, to John and Alvina (Frank) Gaarder. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1937. She taught rural schools for six years...
Victor L. Beebe
Victor L. Beebe April 13, 1921 - March 22, 2012 HAYES CENTER, Nebraksa -- Victor L. Beebe, age 90, of rural Hayes Center, passed away on March 22, 2012, at El Dorado Nursing Home in Trenton. Victor was born April 13, 1921, on the family farm 11 miles north of Culbertson. He attended grade school in a one room country school house. Victor attended Bluff View his freshman year, then transferred to Culbertson High School. Here he met Naomi Hock, a classmate. They graduated in 1939...
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Loyd Waldo, 82, died Wednesday (March 21, 2012), at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.
Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home, Oberlin.
Donald Robert Shafer
Donald Robert Shafer July 17, 1931 - March 21, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Donald Robert Shafer, 80, of Oxford, Nebraska, died Wednesday (March 21, 2012), at the Harlan County Hospital, in Alma, Nebraska. He was born July 17, 1931, on the family farm east of Edison, Nebraska to Robert and Velma (Osborn) Shafer...
Hethie E. Tanner
Hethie E. Tanner Sept. 4, 1918 - March 22, 2012 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Hethie E. Tanner, 93, of Beaver City, died Thursday (March 22, 2012), at the Beaver City Manor. She was born Sept. 4, 1918, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Andrew and Nellie (Hannon) Randall. She grew up in the Denton, Nebraska area...
Susan Ruth McLeland
Susan Ruth McLeland Dec. 27, 1945 - March 19, 2012 GREELEY, Colorado--Susan Ruth McLeland, 66, of Greeley, passed away March 19, 2012, at North Colorado Medical Center. She was born Dec. 27, 1945, in McCook Nebraska, to Jerry and Ardis (Hileman) McLeland...
Carol M. Borgman
Carol M. Borgman Dec. 4, 1920 - March 20, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Carol M. Borgman of McCook passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Community Hospital. She was 91 years old. Carol was born on a farm southeast of McCook to Merle Edgar and Ruth (Daugherty) Masters on Dec. ...
John C. Hitt
John C. Hitt Aug. 23, 1936 - Feb. 25, 2012 TAVARES, Florida -- Former McCook resident, John C. Hitt, 75, of Leesburg, Florida, passed away after a long illness, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, in Tavares, Florida. John was born on Aug.23, 1936, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to Peter Croner and Oma Gay (Hughes) Hitt. He was united in marriage to Lois Ann (Boys) Hitt on Oct. 4, 1958, in Elkton, Maryland...
Gemisca M. Bruening
Gemisca M. Bruening March 7, 1916 - March 19, 2012 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Gemisca M. Bruening, 96, formerly of McCook and Hendley, Nebraska, died Monday (March 19, 2012), at El Dorado Manor Assisted Living at Trenton. She was born March 7, 1916, at Hendley, to Thomas and Zetta(Meyers) Ayars. Both of her parents died when Gemisca was two years old and she was raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins...
Doris Clare (Janousek) Marintzer
Doris Clare Marintzer April 23, 1924 - March 19, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Doris Clare (Janousek) Marintzer, 87, died Monday (March 19, 2012), at the Decatur Good Samaritan Society in Oberlin. She was born April 23, 1924, near Herndon, Kansas, to Charles and Lydia Janousek...
Allen Lee Ploussard
Allen Lee Ploussard March 10, 1933 - March 20, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Allen Lee Ploussard, 79, died Tuesday (March 20, 2012), at the Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. He was born March 10, 1933, to Alfred Pete and Frances (Luverne) Marietta Ploussard in Oberlin...
ALMA, Nebraska -- Funeral services for Norma J. Trenchard will be conducted from the First Baptist Church in Oxford, Nebraska, on Friday, March 23, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Paul Sowden officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery. Norma J. ...
Wayne T. Einspahr
Wayne T. Einspahr Nov. 22, 1923 - March 8, 2012 SUTHERLAND, Nebraska -- Wayne T. Einspahr, 88, of Sutherland, died March 8, 2012 at the Sutherland Care Center. He was born Nov. 22, 1923, at Hamlet, Nebraska to Theodore and Susie (Herbert) Einspahr. He grew up in Wauneta, Nebraska and graduated from Wauneta High School in 1943...
Alexia 'Lexi' Johnston
Alexia 'Lexi' Johnston Oct. 15, 1921 - March 17, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Alexia "Lexi" Johnston, 90, of North Platte, formally of Curtis, died March 17, 2012, at Centennial Retirement Village in North Platte. Alexia "Lexi" Marie Tanberg was born Oct. ...
LaDonnia K. Lindgren
LaDonnia K. Lindgren
Nov. 14, 1940 - March 17, 2012
OBERLIN, Kansas -- LaDonnia K. Lindgren, 71, died Saturday (March 17, 2012), in Oberlin.
Services are pending with Carpenter Funeral Home In McCook.
Louise H. Coburn
Louise H. Coburn
Feb. 16, 1920 - March 18, 2012
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Louise H. Coburn, 92, died Sunday (March 18, 2012), in Oberlin,
Services are pending with Carpenter Funeral Home inMcCook.
Lois B. Larson
Lois B. Larson Oct. 9, 1926 - March 18, 2012 OBERLIN, Nebraska -- Lois B. Larson, 85, of Oberlin, died Sunday (March 18, 2012), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 9, 1926, to William and Edith(Hinshaw) Haas in Preston, Kansas. She attended Preston Junion/Senior HIgh School and St. Rose School of Nursing in Great Bend, Kansas...
Willie B. 'Pete' Harris
Willie B. 'Pete' Harris April 9, 1943 - March 7, 2012 BROKEN BOW, Oklahoma -- Willie B. "Pete" Harris, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, of Broken Bow, died March 7, 2012, after an extended battle with cancer. He was born April 9, 1943, in the Shults Community east of Idabel, Okalahoma...
Kathy Hamilton WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Kathy Hamilton, 52, of Alliance, Nebraska, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Services are Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:30 a.m,. MT at First United Methodist Church in Wauneta with the Rev. .Bonnie McCord officiating. Interment is at the Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta...
Max G. Ward
Max G. Ward March 15, 1920 - March 14, 2012 CLAYTON, Kansas -- Max G. Ward, 92, died Wednesday (March 14, 2012), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin, Kansas. He was born March 15, 1920,to Ross and Stella (Griffith) Ward, one mile west of Clayton, Kansas in his mother's home...
Anthony 'Tony' Blake Eschliman
Anthony 'Tony' Blake Eschliman Oct. 21, 1980 - March 9, 2012 JUNCTION CITY, Kansas -- Anthony "Tony" Blake Eschliman, 31, of Junction City, died on Friday, March 9, 2012, in Junction City. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. ...
Shirley A. Littrel
Shirley A. Littrel WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Shirley Ann Littrel, 75, a longtime resident of Wauneta, died Monday(March 12, 2012), at the Dundy County Hospital, Benkelman, Nebraska. Survivors include her husband, Roy Littrel of Wauneta; sons, Jamie and wife, Elizabeth of Lincoln, Nebraska, Jerry and wife, Sharon of Davenport, Nebraska, Brent of Hastings, Nebaska and Troy of Wauneta; brother, Lloyd and wife, Gloria Sinner of Wauneta; sister, Dorothy and husband, Leonard Frecks of Elkhorn, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Virgil and wife Connie Littrel of Palisade, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Darsa of Rockville, Maryland and Virginia and husband, Dale Krausnick of Benkelman, Nebraska; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.. ...
IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Barbara Banks, 91, died Sunday, (March 11, 2012), at Imperial Heights Assisted Living Center in Imperial. Survivors include two sons, Don and wife, Jan, of Imperial, and Dick Banks, also of Imperial; daughters, Kathi Olson and husband, Rod, of Neosho, Missouri, Carlyn Hughbanks and husband, Rory of Hay Springs, Nebraska; two brothers, Kermit and wife, Charlene Arterburn of McCook and Keith Arterburn, also of McCook; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Spady of Ogallala, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. ...
Porter Ross Dec. 12, 1921 - March 10, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Porter Ross died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska at the age of 90. He was born Dec. 12, 1921, at Jenkinjones, West Virginia, the son of the late Porter and Pauline (Hundley) Ross Sr. He grew up at Jenkinjones where he graduated from high school...
Jimmie 'Jim' G. Bauer
Jimmie 'Jim' G. Bauer Oct. 8, 1939 - Jan. 22, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Jimmie "Jim" Gerald Bauer died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at the Waverly Care Center in Waverly, Nebraska at the age of 72. He was born Oct. 8, 1939, in McCook, Nebraska to Jack and Edna Bauer...
Dorothy J. Lawver
Dorothy J. Lawver Jan. 26, 1946 - March 6, 2012 PLAINVILLE, Kansas -- Dorothy J. Lawver, 66, died Tuesday (March 6, 2012), in Ellis County, Kansas. She was born Jan. 26, 1946, in McCook, Nebraska to Jesse and Jean (Lafferty) Hunt. She married Don Lawver on Dec. 24, 1965...
SSG Anthony B. Eschliman
JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS -- SSG Anthony B. Eschliman, 31, of Junction City, Kansas, died Friday, March 9, 2012, in Junction City. A funeral service will be Friday, March 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, 203 N. Washington St., Junction City, Kansas. Cremation will take place following the service and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date...
Carol A. Gregory Helm
Carol A. Gregory Helm Dec. 5, 1926 - March 10, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Carol A. Gregory Helm, 85, of McCook, died Saturday March 10, 2012, at the McCook Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska after a short illness with cancer. She was born Dec. 5, 1926, on a farm near Danbury, Nebraska to Absalom and Isabelle (Ruby) Gregory. ...
Ruth H. Shackelford
Ruth H. Shackelford Oct. 7, 1911 - March 9, 2012 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Ruth H. Shackelford died Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Holmes Lake Manor in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 100. She was born Oct. 7, 1911, at Holyoke, Colorado, the daughter of the late Charles K. and Agnes W. (Brown) Cooper. She grew up at Lamar, Nebraska and graduated from high school at Imperial, Nebraska in 1929...
Patty L. Brown May 5, 1925 - March 9, 2012 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Patty L. Brown, 86, died Friday (March 9, 2012), at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. She was born May 5, 1925, to Jerome "Shorty" Mannings and Armenia "Babe" Hickman in Oberlin, Kansas...
James 'Jim' Randell Henry
James 'Jim' Randell Henry April 10, 1938 - March 7, 2012 SEWARD, Nebraska -- James "Jim" Randell Henry, 73, formerly of McCook, died Wednesday (March 7, 2012) at in his home in Seward. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook...
Margaret Ann Whipple
Margaret Ann Whipple July 8, 1923 - March 7, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Margaret Ann Whipple, 88, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday (March 7, 2012), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, in Arapahoe. She was born July 8, 1923, at Lynch, Nebraska to Thomas and Bessie (Hight) Welfl...
Lola Elnora Scott Campbell
Lola Elnora Scott Campbell June 5, 1922 - March 6, 2012 AMARILLO, Texas -- Lola Elnora Scott Campbell, 89, died Tuesday (March 6, 2012), in Amarillo. She was born on June 5, 1922, in Hess township, incorporated settlement Ensign, Kansas. On Dec. 13, 1941, she married Melvin Lee Campbell and they had two children...
Keith D. Redfield
Wilma C. White death
Wilma C. White March 24, 1927 - March 1, 2012 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Wilma Cora (Worley) White, 94, died Thursday (March 1, 2012), at Linden Court. She was born on a farm in Frontier County, Nebraska March 24, 1917, to Roy and Evie (Fisher) Worley. She attended country school in Frontier County and went to high school in Stockville, Nebraska, graduating with the class of 1935...
Juan Suarez Perez death
Juan Suarez Perez Feb. 11, 1932 - Feb. 29, 2012 ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Juan Suarez Perez, 80, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday (Feb. 29, 2012), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center, in Arapahoe. He was born Feb. 11, 1932, at Floresville, Texas to Edwardo and Trinidad (Suarez) Perez...
Ruth A. Needham
Ruth A. Needham June 5, 1935 -- February 28, 2012 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Ruth A. Needham passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 76 years old. Ruth was born June 5, 1935, in Camden, New Jersey, the daughter of William and Dorothy Barattucci. She graduated from Haddon Heights High School In 1953...
Loyd G. Campbell
Loyd G. Campbell Oct. 27. 1915 - Feb. 28, 2012 WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Loyd G. Campbell, age 96, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Heritage of Wauneta in Wauneta, Ne. He was born Oct. 27, 1915, in Gretna to William Lewis and Emma (Pahmeyer) Campbell. His family moved to the Trenton community in 1930, where he graduated from high school in 1935...