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Obituaries from May 2014

Wayne Allen Farrar (05/27/14)
WWayne Allen Farrar June 2, 1926 - May 23, 2014 CHADRON, Neb. -- Wayne Allen Farrar, 87, of Chadron, died May 23, 2014, at Prairie Pines in Chadron. He was born June 2, 1926, at Wellfleet, Nebraska, to Harold Allen Farrar and Eva Alice (Limback) Farrar. He graduated from Maywood High School and attended a semester of college in Kansas...
Roy League (05/30/14)
Roy League Nov. 11, 1925 - May 29, 2014 STRATTON, Neb. -- Roy League passed away at home, Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the age of 88 years. Roy was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Haigler, Nebraska, to Ray and Anna League. His family moved to a farm south of Stratton, Nebraska, when Roy was a young boy. He graduated from Stratton High School in 1943...
Edwin Black (05/30/14)
Edwin Black Dec. 11, 1915 - May 29, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Edwin Black passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home, Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska, at the age of 98. He was born Dec. 11, 1915, to Clarence and Jennie (Brintanll) Black in a sod house on the farm his parents homesteaded south of Dresden, Kansas...
Marilyn Corey (05/30/14)
Marilyn Corey Aug. 16, 1936 - May 28, 2014 LAKE CITY, Iowa -- Marilyn Corey, 77, died Wednesday (May 28, 2014), at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1936, at McCook, Nebraska, to Lyle and Bertha (Campbell) Modrell. She graduated from McCook Community College and then Colorado State College in 1958. ...
Wilma M. Zeller (05/29/14)
Wilma Mae Zeller June 25, 1924 - May 29, 2014 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Wilma Mae Zeller, 89, of Bartley, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. Wilma was born in Orafino on June 25, 1924, to Andrew and Geneva (Griesel) DeMere. She graduated from Bartley High School in 1949, then taught country school for two years...
Marcia Earnest (05/29/14)
Marcia Earnest BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Marcia Earnest, 76, formerly of Dundy County, died Tuesday ( May 27, 2014), at Good Samaritan Village in Hastings, Nebraska. A memorial service will be at a later date. Benkelman Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Yvonne Jean Dahlgren (05/29/14)
Yvonne Jean Dahlgren Jan. 24, 1936 - May 12, 2014 COZAD, Neb. -- Yvonne Jean Dahlgren, 78, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Cozad.. Yvonne was born Jan. 24, 1936, to Ross and Lena (Luke) Thompson in Johnstown, Nebraska. She attended high school in Gordon, Nebraska, and joined the Army on Jan. ...
Howard 'Roger' Musgrave (05/27/14)
Howard 'Roger' Musgrave Dec. 16, 1939 - May 23, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Howard "Roger" Musgrave of McCook passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. He was 74 years old. Roger was born in Indianola, Nebraska, to parents, Hiram Thomas and Vida "Bernadine" (Malleck) Musgrave. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1957...
G. Thurman Foote (05/28/14)
G. Thurman Foote Nov. 30, 1922 - April 26, 2014 MAYWOOD, Neb. -- G. Thurman Foote, 91 of Maywood, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2014, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Farnam, Nebraska, to Grover T. and Eleanor A. Austin Foote Sr. He and his brother, George, attended rural elementary schools in the Farnam area, and high school in Gothenburg, graduating from Farnam High School...
Richard Taylor (05/28/14)
Richard Taylor WAUNETA, Neb. -- Richard Taylor, 71, died Friday (May 23, 2014), at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Wauneta; sons, Rick and wife, Kim, of Wauneta and Alan and wife, Teresa, of Venango, Nebraska; and three grandchildren...
Danny Delmar McElhaney (05/28/14)
Danny Delmar McElhaney Aug. 8, 1943 - May 27, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, NEB. -- Danny Delmar McElhaney, age 70, died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He was born in Claremore, Oklahoma, on Aug. 8, 1943, to Curtis D. and Estelle (Woody) McElhaney. Dan graduated from high school and began to work. On Feb. 12, 1977, Dan was united in marriage to Judy Hochstetler...
Jacqueline Reichenbach (05/27/14)
Jacqueline P. Reichenbach Feb. 5, 1930 - May 24, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Jacqueline P. Reichenbach passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 84 years old. Jackie was born on Feb. 5, 1930, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to parents, Jacob and Maria Katharina (Schwartzkopf) Schaaf. She attended Hayward Elementary School and later graduated from Lincoln High in 1947. She worked for the State of Nebraska as a lands and funds stenographer...
Max Eldon Thielbar (05/27/14)
Max Eldon Thielbar April 24, 1928 - May 23, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Max Eldon Thielbar of Lincoln, was reunited with his loving wife Doris on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the age of 86. Max was born in Danbury, Nebraska (God's Country), on April 24, 1928, to Guy and Della (Remington) Thielbar. ...
Pauline Emma Rogers (05/27/14)
Pauline Emma Rogers Sept. 19, 1918 - May 23, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Pauline Emma Rogers, 95, formerly of Hastings, Nebraska, died Friday (May 23, 2014), at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge. She and her twin sister were born Sept. 19, 1918, in Riverton, Nebraska, to Lawrence and Verna (Tupper) Shineman. ...
Gwendline 'Rose' Springer (05/27/14)
Gwendline 'Rose' Springer March 26, 1925 - May 20, 2014 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Gwendline "Rose" Springer, age 89, formerly of Cozad, passed away May 20, 2014, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. Rose was born March 26, 1925, at Lebanon, Nebraska, to Harry and Gertrude (McCashland) Larson. ...
John Allen 'Jack' Barnes (05/27/14)
John Allen 'Jack' Barnes June 3, 1937 - May 24, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- John Allen "Jack" Barnes, age 76, of Cambridge, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born in Minden on June 3, 1937, to Kenneth and Margaret (Hawe) Bames, Jack's family moved to Ravenna where he graduated from high school. ...
Jean 'Jeanie' Steward (05/20/14)
Jean 'Jeanie' Steward June 15, 1926- May 19, 2014 HAYES CENTER, Neb. -- Jean "Aunt Jean" Steward of Hayes Center passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at El Dorado Nursing Home in Trenton at the age of 87. Jean was born on June 15, 1926, at Alva, Oklahoma, to Cyrus S. ...
James 'Jim' Austerman (05/19/14)
James 'Jim' Austerman March 25, 1959 - May 18, 2014 CLAYTON, Kansas -- James "Jim" Austerman, 55, died Sunday (May 18, 2014), at his home. He was born March 25, 1959, in Norton, Kansas, to Reynold Rex and Caroline (Gasper) Austerman. He attended Lenora High School and North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit...
Ronnie G. Cooper (05/19/14)
Ronnie G. Cooper May 1, 1941 - May 18, 2014 SELDEN, Kansas -- Ronnie G. Cooper, 73, died Sunday (May 18, 2014), at his home in Selden. He was born May 1, 1941, to John and Rosa (Zimmer) Cooper in Selden. He graduated from Selden Rural High School in 1959. He was in the U.S. Air Force...
Margaret Loretta (Sullivan) Pianalto (05/19/14)
Margaret Loretta (Sullivan) Pianalto Aug. 19, 1940 - May 6, 2014 ATWOOD, Kansas -- Margaret Loretta (Sullivan) Pianalto died May 6, 2014 at Atwood. She was born Aug. 19, 1940, to Justin and Loretta (Burns) Sullivan. She attended St. Peter's Catholic School in Mercier, Kansas and graduated from Mount St. Scholastica Academy in Atchison, Kansas, in 1958...
Allen D. Meyers (05/16/14)
Allen D. Meyers Feb. 12, 1957 - Oct. 19, 2013 LONGMONT,Colo. --Allen (Al) D. Meyers, 56, Longmont, Colorado, passed away suddenly on Oct. 19, 2013, from natural causes. A memorial service celebrating his life will be on Saturday, May 24, 2014, 4 p.m. at the Republican River Valley Event Center, 905 East 7th Street, McCook, Nebraska...
Jeffrey 'Womp' M. Wampach (05/16/14)
Jeffrey 'Womp' M. Wampach March 22, 1955 - Feb. 2, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Jeffrey "Womp" M. Wampach, 58, died Feb. 2, 2014 in McCook. Inurnment will be Friday, May 30, 2014, at St. Peter's Cemetery in Eden Valley, Minnesota. Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley, Minnesota, is in charge of arrangements...
Webster 'Web' Phillips (05/14/14)
Webster 'Web' Lee Phillips Dec. 26, 1915 - May 13, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Webster "Web" Lee Phillips of McCook passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 98 years old. Web was born on Dec. 26, 1915, at Mason City, Nebraska, to parents, William Lincoln and Anna Christina (Hansen) Phillips. He attended North Platte Schools and later the University of Illinois...
Hubert 'Pete' G. King (05/12/14)
Hubert G. 'Pete' King Jan. 18, 1925 - May 11, 2014 MINNEOLA, Kan. -- Hubert G. "Pete" King of Minneola, originally of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at the Minneola District Hospital. He was 89 years old. Pete was born on Jan. 18, 1925, to parents, Wilbur L. ...
Daniel Ronny Petty (05/12/14)
Daniel Ronny Petty Sept. 19, 1954 - May 10, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Daniel Ronny Petty passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home in rural McCook. He was 59 years old. Daniel was born on Sept. 19, 1954, at Mauston, Wisconsin, to parents William E. and Janice (St. Clair) Petty. He attended school in Mauston and later received his GED...
Geneva Elaine Cain (05/12/14)
Geneva Elaine Cain Aug. 25, 1919 - May 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Geneva Elaine Cain of McCook passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Community Hospital. She was 94 years old. Geneva was born on Aug. 25, 1919, at Kansas City, Missouri, to parents, Louis O. and Effie "Pearl" (Baugher) Fox. She attended McCook Public Schools and received her GED in 1980...
Juliann R. Barger (05/12/14)
Juliann R. Barger Dec. 31, 1954 - April 29, 2014 PAXTON, Neb. -- Juliann R. Barger, 59, died Tuesday (April 29, 2014), at her home in Paxton. She was born Dec. 31, 1954, at Sargent, Nebraska, to Milford and Rae (Smith) Kamery. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1973. ...
Paul A. Welsh (05/12/14)
Paul A. Welsh GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Paul Welsh, 46, formerly of Culbertson, Nebraska, died April 4, 2014, at his home in Grand Island. Survivors include his parents, William and Sharon Welsh of Culbertson; brother, Mike and wife, Susan Welsh of Grand Island; uncles, Jerry Packard of Arthur and Rex Welsh of Denver, Colorado; aunts, Clairel Welsh of Denver and Jean and Norvan Elmshauser of Ogallala, Nebraska; along with a host of cousins...
Mary 'DeVona' Kelly (05/12/14)
Mary 'DeVona' Kelly Sept. 29, 1925 - May 9, 2014 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Mary "DeVona" Kelly of Indianola passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 88 years old. She was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Frontier County, Nebraska to Albert E. and Nellie A. (Weisman) Kelly...
June Grossman (05/08/14)
June Rose Grossman June 1, 1920- May 6, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- June Rose Grossman, age 93, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Community Hospital of McCook. June was born on June 1, 1920, in Norcatur, Kansas. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1938...
Gracie Scarrow (05/08/14)
Gracie Scarrow BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Gracie Scarrow, 99, died Tuesday (May 6, 2014), at the Lincoln Community Hospital and Care Center, in Hugo, Colorado. Survivors include children, Edith Carter of Flagler, Colorado, Lloyd Scarrow and wife, Charlotte, of Midland, Texas, Esther Burket and husband, Ron of Fort Pierre, South Dakota, Floyd Scarrow and wife, Irene, of Suffolk, Virginia, Elaine Petersen and husband, Mike, of Flagler, Colorado; sister-in-law, Nancy McMillan of Berryville, Arkansas; 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.. ...
Gladys L. Long (05/08/14)
Gladys L. Long April 9, 1919 - May 6, 2014 HAYS, Kan. -- Gladys L. Long, 95, died Tuesday (May 6, 2014), at Via Christi village in Hays. She was born April 9, 1919, to William and Ora (Regester) Gilleece in New Almelo Township in Norton County, Kansas. She attended St. Joseph grade school...
Leota B. Jordan (05/08/14)
Leota B. Jordan May 16, 1933 - May 7, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Leota B. Jordan, age 80, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Leota was born May 16, 1933, in Decatur County, Kansas, to parents Virgil and Elsie (Horn) Cochran. She was one of five children. She attended school in Oberlin, Kansas, graduating from Oberlin High School in 1951...
Stanley James Hansen (05/05/14)
Stanley James Hansen June 29, 1940 - May 2, 2014 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Stanley James Hansen, well-known gunsmith and farmer in the Benkelman area, passed from his earthly home to his eternal home May 2, 2014. Stan was born June 29, 1940, the son of Thomas and Mabel Hansen. He attended school in Benkelman and was married to Joleen Fagan for 36 years. To this union two sons were born, Keith and Guy...
Avis Nadine Suda (05/05/14)
Avis Nadine Suda PALISADE, Neb. -- Avis Nadine Suda, 92, died Saturday (May 3, 2014), at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. A graveside service will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Palisade Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Lester officiating...
Clair Duysen (05/05/14)
Clair Duysen IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Clair  Duysen, 88, died Thursday (May 1, 2014), at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. Survivors include brother-in-law, Don Einspahr of McCook, Nebraska, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services are Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 10:30 a.m. (MDT) at Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial with the Rev. David Kahle officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial...
Raymond Schultz (05/01/14)
Raymond Schultz Aug. 5, 1918 - April 29, 2014 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Raymond Rudolph Schultz was born on Aug. 5, 1918, to Rudolph and Cleyone Marie (Whistler) Schultz near Danbury, Nebraska. Raymond grew up near Danbury and graduated from Danbury High School in 1937...
Terry Dean Chitwood (05/05/14)
Terry Dean Chitwood Feb. 15, 1956 - May 2, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Terry Dean Chitwood, age 58, died at Community Hospital in McCook on Friday, May 2, 2014. He was born in McCook on Feb. 15, 1956, to Jessie and Roberta (Kohmetscher) Chitwood. Terry attended school and graduated from McCook High School in 1974...
G. Thurman Foote (05/02/14)
G. Thurman Foote MAYWOOD, Neb. -- G. Thurman Foote, 91, died Saturday (April 26, 2014), at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska. Memorial services are Saturday, May 31, 2014, 11 a.m. at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Curtis, Nebraska, with the Rev. Derrick Brown officiating. Inurnment is at the Maywood Cemetery...
Dennis M. Brown (05/02/14)
Dennis M. Brown Nov. 21, 1947 - April 30, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Dennis M. Brown, 66, died Wednesday (April 30, 2014), at Beloit, Kansas. He was born Nov. 21, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, to Louis and Dorothy (Christ) Brown. He attended Kalamazoo Central High School and Western Michigan University...