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Obituaries from November 2013

Bill Goodnight (11/25/13)
Billy 'Bill' Goodnight May 9, 1932 - Nov. 25, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Billy Jean "Bill" Goodnight was born May 9, 1932, in Cullison, Kansas, to William McKinley and Flora (Braden) Goodnight. He passed away at his daughter's home in Oberlin, Kansas, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the age of 81...
Valentine L. 'Val' Beneda (11/27/13)
OBERLIN, Kansas -- Valentine L. "Val" Beneda, 90, died Wednesday (Nov. 27, 2013), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. He was born July 8, 1923, in Kanona, Kansas, to Jerry Beneda and Bessie Janousek. He grew up in the Kanona area. He served in the Army Air Force in WWII...
Dan Boon (11/27/13)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Dan Boon, 51, died Sunday (Nov. 24, 2013), at the Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include his fiancÚ, Monica Peterson and children, Michael and Rebekah of Benkelman; son, Jeremy Boon of Sidney, Nebraska, daughter, Tasha Boon of Omaha, Nebraska; brother, Ralph and wife, Shary Boon of Max, Nebraska; sisters, Patricia and husband, Blaine Garrelts of Brady, Nebraska, Peggy Hodges of North Platte, Nebraska, Agnes and husband, Mac McFarlane of Berthoud, Colorado, Denise Hinton of Thorton, Colorado, and Susan Boon of Winsor, Colorado, and brother, Samuel and wife, Melanie Boon of Fairmont, Nebraska.. ...
Joanne Antionette Laumann (11/29/13)
STRATTON, Nebraska --Joanne Antionette Laumann, 70, of Stratton passed away Monday (Nov. 25, 2013) in Loveland, Colorado. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratton. Mass of Christian Burial will immediately follow with Father Thomas Wiedel officiating. Burial to follow at Benkelman Cemetery in Benkelman, Nebraska...
Jack Dean Bahl (11/27/13)
Jack Dean Bahl NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska --Jack Dean Bahl, 75, of North Platte, died Nov. 21, 2013, at Gothenburg, Nebraska. Memorials services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte. Cremation was chosen. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com...
Victor Wayne Brown (11/27/13)
Victor Wayne Brown June 3, 1961 - Nov. 25, 2013 GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska -- Victor Wayne Brown, age 52, formerly of Trenton, Nebraska, died at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska, on Nov. 25, 2013. He was born in McCook, Nebraska on June 3, 1961, to Charles and Verna (Hovey) Brown. He attended grade school in Trenton and later graduated from McCook High School in 1979...
Shirley Wallen (11/26/13)
Shirley Ruth (Muffley) Wallen Sept. 10, 1928 - Nov. 26, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska - Shirley Ruth (Muffley) Wallen, age 85, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Willow Ridge Retirement Center in McCook. Shirley was born Sept. 10, 1928, in Galesburg, Illinois, to Robert and Frances (Lindstrom) Muffley. ...
Gregory Glenn Miller (11/26/13)
July 22, 1957 - Nov. 24, 2013 HERSHEY, Nebraska -- Gregory Glenn Miller, 56, of Hershey, passed away at home on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Greg was born July 22, 1957, to Connie Henry and Glenda Mae Winner Miller in McCook, Nebraska, and grew up in Cambridge, Nebraska. ...
Aaron Luke Burks (11/26/13)
Sept. 29, 1980 - Nov.25, 2013 NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska -- Aaron Luke Burks, 33, of North Platte, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home. Aaron was born Sept. 29, 1980, to Geoffrey Rex and Pamela Sue McCollum Burks in McCook, Nebraska. He grew up and attended school in Stratton, Nebraska, and worked as a welder for Diamond Country. The family later moved to North Platte where Aaron completed his senior year of high school, graduating from North Platte High School in 1999...
Louis Arvene Myers (11/25/13)
Louis Arvene Myers May 6, 1918 - Nov. 23, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Louis Arvene Myers, age 95, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Willow Ridge Retirement Center in McCook, Nebraska. Arvene was born May 6, 1918, on a farm south of Culbertson, Nebraska, to parents Alex Eugene and Vivian Viola (Haller) Myers. ...
Scott G. Quigley (11/25/13)
Scott G. Quigley Jan. 3, 1951 - Nov. 23, 2013 INDIANOLA, Nebraska -- Scott G. Quigley, age 62, of Indianola, passed away at his home on Nov. 23, 2013. He was born in McCook, Nebraska, on Jan. 3, 1951, to Stanley G. and Mitty (Huggins) Quigley. Scott grew up on the family farm near Indianola. ...
Marylu Brown (11/25/13)
Marylu Brown Oct. 21, 1927 - Nov. 23, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Marylu Brown, 86, of Oberlin, died Saturday, (Nov. 23, 2013), at Decatur County Good Samaritan Society in Oberlin. She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in McCook, Nebraska, to Andrew and Chloe (Johnson) Anderson. She grew up in the Oberlin and McCook area...
Randy Allen Hudson (11/22/13)
Randy Allen Hudson Jan. 17, 1952 - Nov. 21, 2013 BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Randy Allen Hudson died on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Benkelman. He was born in McCook, Nebraska, on Jan. 17, 1952, to Delmer and Lylas (Norman) Hudson. The oldest of three children, he was raised in Benkelman and attended the local schools. ...
George Trever Ike (11/22/13)
George Trever Ike Dec. 31, 1965 - Nov. 16, 2013 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- George Trever Ike, 47, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, in Lincoln, where he lived. He was born in McCook, Nebraska, Dec. 31, 1965, to George V. Ike, Jr. and Margaret (Yonker) Ike...
Larry G. Stute (11/22/13)
BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- - Larry G. Stute, age 70, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Benkelman. Larry was born in Benkelman on Sept. 9, 1943, to Francis Fredrick and Hazel Irene (Trout) Stute. He was the youngest of eight children. Larry attended and graduated high school from Parks, Nebraska in 1961. On June 5, 1965, he married Arlene Pursley in Benkelman. The couple were blessed with two sons, and made their home north of Benkelman on the family farm and ranch...
Doris Eileen (Tompkins) Thielbar (11/20/13)
Doris Eileen (Tompkins) Thielbar June 5, 1931 - Nov. 17, 2013 LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Doris Eileen (Tompkins) Thielbar of Lincoln, NE, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at the age of 82. Doris was born June 5, 1931, in Livingston, Montana,, to Leroy and Ethel (Slagle) Tompkins. ...
Rebecca Cassell (11/22/13)
Rebecca Cassell Sept. 21, 1923 - Nov. 17,2013 CITRUS HEIGHTS, California -- Rebecca Cassell died at her home in Citrus Heights, California, on Nov. 17, 2013. A 55-year resident of the Sacramento area, Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Gale and Grace Ernst and her husband of 32 years, Van...
Marjorie Eloyee (Meader) Mullins (11/21/13)
Marjorie Eloyee (Meader) Mullins Aug. 14, 1924 - Nov. 17, 2013 LOVELAND, Colorado -- Marjorie Eloyee (Meader) Mullins 89, of Loveland, died Nov. 17, 2013, at Sierra Vista Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 14, 1924, to Delbert Floyd and Opal May Meader of Wilsonville, Nebraska. ...
Lyle Hoffman (11/20/13)
Lyle Hoffman BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Lyle Hoffman, 91, a longtime resident of the Benkelman and Haigler communities, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 2013), at the Hester Home in Benkelman. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Fern, of Benkelman; children, Randy and wife, Theresa, of Kersey, Colorado, and Jann and husband, Mike Clark of Benkelman; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Agnes Cox of Omaha, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Pearle Hart of Denver, Colorado; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Edward (Alan) Sandman (11/20/13)
Edward (Alan) Sandman BENKELMAN, Nebraska -- Edward (Alan) Sandman, 64, former resident of Benkelman, died Friday (Nov. 15, 2013), at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorial services are Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, 1:30 p.m. at the Benkelman Community Building in Benkelman with Melody Newman officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery...
Nancy M. Johnson (11/20/13)
Nancy M. Johnson June 16, 1929 - Nov. 20, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Nancy M. Johnson, 84, of McCook died today (Nov. 20, 2013), at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 16, 1929, to William and Anna Goodman. She graduated from Lincoln High School...
Delphia Nowels (11/18/13)
Delphia Nowels June 15, 1920 - Nov. 17, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Delphia Nowels, 93, formerly of Oberlin, Kansas, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 2013), at Willow Ridge in McCook. She was born June 15, 1920, in Leader, Colorado, to William and Lula Connell Davis. She was raised on a farm northwest of Norcatur, Kansas...
Darlene Frank Grimm (11/19/13)
Darlene Frank Grimm Feb. 20, 1925 - Nov. 14, 2013 CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois -- Darlene Frank Grimm, 88, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 2013), at Crystal Lake. She was raised in McCook, Nebraska, and graduated from McCook High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Grimm; her parents; son, Greg and daughter, Lisa; two brothers, Ben Frank and Joseph Frank and one sister, Alvena Breitling...
Marian Martha Vrbas Ruda (11/19/13)
Marian Martha Vrbas Ruda Aug. 15, 1913 - Oct,12, 2013 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Marian Martha (Vrbas) Ruda, the fifth child of 13, was born to Frank and Mary Bartosovsky Vrbas on Aug. 15, 1913, in her grandmother's home in the Studer Settlement, Kansas, and Marian's Heart of Gold stopped beating on Saturday Oct. 2, 2013, at the Rawlins County Hospital, Atwood, Kansas, at the age of 100 years, 1 month and 27 days...
Connie Joyce Reiners (11/18/13)
Connie Joyce Reiners Sept. 30, 1949 - Nov. 17, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Connie Joyce Reiners of Trenton passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 64 years old. Connie was born on Sept. 30, 1949, at McCook to parents Franklin John and Irene Isabelle (Cotton) Reiners. As a child she was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Indianola. She graduated from Red Willow High School in 1967...
John Dwane Eggers (11/15/13)
John Dwane Eggers Dec. 8, 1936- Nov. 13, 2013 SALINA, Kansas --John Dwane Eggers, "Johnny J.D.," 76, formerly of Bird City, Kansas, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 2013), at Salina Hospice Center in Salina, Kansas. He was born Dec. 8, 1936, in Bird City, Kansas, and was a farmer/rancher...
Leoma Marie 'Lee' Blackman (11/15/13)
Leoma Marie 'Lee' Blackman March 28, 1916 - Nov. 14, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraka -- Leoma Marie "Lee" Blackman, originally from Indianola, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 97 years old. Lee was born on March 28, 1916, at Holbrook, Nebraska, to parents, Charles E. and Hazel M. (Nelson) Tomlin. She attended school in Holbrook...
Elleen M. Hall (11/14/13)
Elleen M. Hall March 22, 1925 - Nov. 8, 2013 BROKEN, BOW, Nebraska -- Elleen M. Hall, 88, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg. Memorial services "Honoring Elleen" will be at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the One-Box Convention Center in Broken Bow. Andrew Black will officiate. Burial of ashes has taken place. A gathering of friends and family will follow the service...
Verena Gassner Critser (11/14/13)
Verena Gassner Critser Aug. 16, 1925 - Oct. 31, 2013 STURGIS, South Dakota -- Verena Gassner Critser, 88, died Thursday (Oct. 31, 2013) at the Sturgis Hospital, in Sturgis. She was born on Aug. 16, 1925, in Zurich, Switzerland to Walter Paul and Elsa (Siegrist) Gassner...
Meredith R. Knutson (11/13/13)
Meredith R. Knutson Jan. 16, 1929 - Nov. 12, 2013 - WILSONVILLE, Nebraska -- Meredith R. Knutson, age 93, formerly of Wilsonville, died at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Facility on Nov. 12, 2013. He was born on the family farm near Wilsonville on Jan. 16, 1920, to Elmer John and Helen Marie (Vise). He went to country school with his sister, Merle, through the sixth grade, then to school and high school in Wilsonville. He rode his horse to school...
Diane Lou Walsh (11/12/13)
Diane Lou Walsh Dec. 25, 1949 - Nov. 9, 2013 COZAD, Nebraska -- Diane Lou Walsh, 63, of Cozad, formerly of Curtis, died Nov. 9, 2013, at the Golden Living Center at Cozad. Diane Lou was born Dec. 25, 1949, to Harold and Margaret Jorgensen at Curtis, Nebraska. She went to be with her Heavenly Father Nov. 9, 2013...
Betty Lou Phillips (11/12/13)
Betty Lou Phillips Oct. 8, 1926 - Nov. 10, 2013 SAN MARCOS, Texas -- The wonderful, loving Betty Lou Phillips (nee O'Dea) born on Oct. 8, 1926, in Red Willow, Nebraska, died on Nov. 10, 2013. She was predeceased by her daughter Hollis A. Osburn, and is survived by her husband of 67 years, Richard H Phillips, her daughter, Kathleen L Maercklein, her daughter, Debra J. ...
Ann Rowley (11/12/13)
Ann Rowley WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Ann Rowley, 72, died Sunday (Nov. 10, 2013), at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. Survivors include children, Jerry and wife, Lori, of Imperial, Nebraska, Kelly and wife, Amanda, of Logan, Utah; brothers, John Ruppert of McCook, Nebraska and Robert Ruppert and wife, Jean, of Maywood, Nebraska; sisters, Helen Magee and Mary Zimbelman of McCook; sisters-in-law, Donna Ruppert and Naomi Ruppert of McCook; brother-in-law, Roger Rowley of Wauneta; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.. ...
Clifford Allan Gibson (11/11/13)
Clifford Allan Gibson Aug. 4, 1943 - Nov. 5, 2013 SUN CITY WEST, Arizona -- Clifford Allan Gibson, 70 passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, surrounded by his devoted family and close friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Cliff was born Aug. 4, 1943, to Ray Clifford Gibson and Irene Katherine (Heilers) Gibson in Fremont, Nebraska.. ...
Gerald J. 'Jerry' Vontz (11/11/13)
Gerald J. 'Jerry' Vontz Sept. 18, 1946 - Nov 10, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Gerald J. "Jerry" Vontz, age 67, of Trenton, died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. He was born in McCook, Nebraska, on Sept. 18, 1946, to Lawrence and Cornelia "Nellie" (Sughroue) Vontz. Jerry attended school in Indianola and graduated from Indianola High School in 1964. He served in the U. S. Army Reserves...
Lois L. Messinger (11/11/13)
Lois L. Messinger May 8, 1922 - Nov. 9, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Lois L. Messinger passed away Nov. 9, 2013, at McCook Community Hospital. She was born May 8, 1922, in rural Clatonia, Nebraska, to Kathryn (Williams) and Nelson Walker. Art was always a passion for Lois, but being from a Clatonia farm, there was no art education available. ...
Carole R. Clary (11/08/13)
Carole R. Clary ARAPAHOE, Nebraska -- Carole R. Clary, 70, of Holbrook, Nebraska, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 2013), at her home. Graveside services are Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Holbrook Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Whitson officiating...
Mary Ellen Goodenberger (11/07/13)
Mary Ellen Goodenberger Aug. 4, 1923 -- Nov. 6, 2013 TRENTON, Nebraska -- Mary Ellen went to join her beloved Marvin E. on Nov. 6, 2013. He had waited long enough and called her to him. She left from her own room, surrounded by her rogue's gallery of pictures, on the farmstead that had been their home from 1954...
C. Dean Weaver (11/06/13)
C. Dean Weaver May 7, 1932 - Nov. 4, 2013 BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- C. Dean Weaver, 81, of Stamford, Nebraska, died Monday (Nov. 4, 2013), at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege, Nebraska. He was born May 7, 1932, south of Beaver City on the family farm to W. Gail and M. Nellie (Wright) Weaver...
Betty June Johnson (11/05/13)
Betty June Johnson Feb. 11, 1926 - Nov. 4, 2013 McCOOK, Nebraska -- Betty Jane Johnson, age 87, died at the Community Hospital in McCook on Nov. 4, 2013. She was born on Feb. 11, 1926, at Hamlet, Nebraska, the only child of John and Amanda (Scriven) Zumhingst. ...
Floyd E. Edgett (11/04/13)
Floyd E. Edgett March 11, 1922 - Nov. 2, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Floyd E. Edgett, 91, died Saturday (Nov. 2, 2013), at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin, Kansas, He was born March 11, 1922, in Densmore, Kansas, to Grover "Cleve" and Rosa E. (Glennemeier) Edgett. He was raised in the Densmore-Logan area. He lived in Norton and Decatur County and moved to Oberlin in 1962...
Fannie Marie Chipperfield (11/04/13)
Fannie Marie Chipperfield Nov. 16, 1922 - Oct. 31, 2013 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Fannie Marie Chipperfield, 90, of Atwood, passed into eternity Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Atwood. Fannie was born Nov. 16, 1922, to Harry and Stella Pettit in Cheyenne Co. Kansas. She spent her youth in Big Timber Community growing up acquainted with the Chipperfield family. Fannie attended Baker School, Bird City High School and Fort Hayes State. She taught eight years in Cheyenne County...
Marion S. Wenger (11/01/13)
Marion S. Wenger Feb. 11, 1926 - Oct. 31, 2013 OBERLIN, Kansas -- Marion S. Wenger, 87, of Benton, Kansas, formerly of Oberlin, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Benton. He was born Feb. 11, 1926, in rural Oberlin to Herman and Myrtle Hanchett Wenger. He attended a rural one-room school house in Decatur County, Kansas. He married Helen L. Walton on June 18, 1949...