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Obituaries from August 2014

Timothy John Thompson (08/29/14)
Timothy John Thompson Aug. 4, 1946 - Aug. 29, 2014 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Timothy John Thompson was born Aug. 4, 1946, to Denly John and Joye Louise (Heizenreter) Thompson in McCook. Tim's life journey ended on Aug. 29, 2014, in McCook under the care of hospice at his residence...
Goldie Daniel (08/28/14)
Goldie Daniel WAUNTEA, Neb. -- Goldie Daniel, 95, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2014), at the Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include her son, Robert Achilles and wife, Carolyn, of California;; step-sons and daughters; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Douglas Ray Harris (08/28/14)
Douglas Ray Harris Aug. 25, 1956 - Aug. 27, 2014 BAZINE, Kansas -- Douglas Ray Harris, 58, died Wednesday (Aug. 27. 2014), at Ness City, Kansas. He was born Aug. 25, 1956, in Alma, Nebraska, to Donald and Irmadene "Dene" (Johnston) Harris. He attended Oberlin Elementary, Decatur Community High School, Colby Community College and Fort Hays State University. ...
Linda McNair (08/28/14)
Linda McNair IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Linda McNair, 67, of Imperial, died Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2014), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial. Survivors include her step-father, Lu Krepel of Columbus, Nebraska; husband, Pat McNair of Imperial; children, Jason McNair and wife, Jacque, (Jackie) of Broomfield, Colorado, Ben McNair and wife, Natalie, of Omaha, Nebraska, Alex McNair and wife, Kristi and Sam McNair and wife, Abby, of Imperial; brother, John Staub and wife, Jeannie, of Omaha and 14 grandchildren.. ...
Donella S. Wheeler (08/27/14)
Donella S. Wheeler Jan. 15, 1951 - Aug. 24, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Donella S. Wheeler, age 63, of Cambridge, died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was born in Norton, Kansas, on Jan. 15, 1951, to Donallee and Ella (Orvis) Wilson. She attended and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1969. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she began a career as an x-ray technician at many locations, including the VA Medical Center...
Marcia Diane Earnest (08/27/14)
Marcia Diane Earnest Nov. 12, 1937 - May 27, 2014 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Marcia Diane Earnest was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Dundy County, Benkelman, Nebraska, to Max and Georgia (Cannon) Earnest. She passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Nursing Home in Hastings, Nebraska, at the age of 76 years...
LaVerne Eva Harrison-Hoyt (08/26/14)
LaVerne Eva Harrison-Hoyt May 22, 1916 - Aug. 23, 2014 FREDERICKSBURG, Texas -- LaVerne Eva Harrison-Hoyt ("Vernie") was born May 22, 1916, in Jewell, Kansas, and passed away Aug. 23, 2014, at the age of 98. She was one of four siblings born to Claude and Myrtle Manker...
Donella S. Wheeler (08/26/14)
Donella S. Wheeler Jan. 15, 1951 - Aug. 24, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Donella S. Wheeler, 63, of Cambridge, died Sunday (Aug. 24, 2014). at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born in Norton, Kansas, on Jan. 15, 1951, to Donallee and Ella (Orvis) Wilson. She attended and graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1969. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she began a career as an x-ray technician...
Eris J. Marquardt (08/26/14)
Eris J. Marquardt July 2, 1926 - Aug. 23, 2014 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Eris J. Marquardt, age 88, of Culbertson, died at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Nebraska, on Aug. 23, 2014. She was born in Hamlet, Nebraska, on July 2, 1926, to Roy I. and Virgie (Huff) Smith...
Nora H. Bearley (08/25/14)
Nora H. Bearley Aug. 20, 1920 -- Aug. 22, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Nora H. Bearley, 94, died Friday (Aug. 22, 2014), at Johnson Center Hospice in Centennial, Colorado. She was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Achilles, Kansas, to Aubra John and Hazel (Riblett) Hurst. She grew up in the Achilles area near Decatur County. She graduated from Atwood, Kansas, in 1940 and from Fort Hayes Teachers College...
Dennis Powell (08/22/14)
Dennis Powell June 25, 1944 - Aug. 19, 2014 OGALLALA, Neb. -- Dennis Powell, 70, of Ogallala, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Dennis was born June 25, 1944, in Grant, Nebraska, the son of Sterling and Ella Mae (maiden name: Ray) Powell. He graduated from Grant High School in 1962...
Donna Verdene Johnson (08/22/14)
Donna Verdene Johnson Jan. 14, 1926 - Aug. 19, 2014 BIRD CITY, Kansas -- Donna Verdene Johnson, 88, died Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2014), at Good Samaritan Society in Atwood, Kansas. She was born Jan. 14, 1926, at St. Francis, Kansas. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Ned T. Johnson of Bird City; children, Stuart Johnson of Bird City, Shelly Wood of Coppell, Texas, Rosalie Ketter of Bird City and Merilie Leach of St. Francis; seven grandchildren and six great-granchildren...
Leon Dale Beckwith (08/22/14)
Leon Dale Beckwith Nov. 23, 1920 - Aug. 20, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Leon Dale Beckwith, age 93, of Lincoln, died on Aug. 20, 2014 in Lincoln. He was born Nov. 23, 1920, in Culbertson, Nebraska, to Vernard and Iva (Ohlson) Beckwith. Leon graduated from Culbertson High School in 1939...
Carolyn J. Ellis (08/22/14)
Carolyn J. Ellis March 16, 1943 - Aug. 20, 2014 THORNTON, Colo. -- Carolyn J. Ellis, age 71, passed away at the Virba Long Term Care Facility in Thornton, Colorado, on Aug. 20, 2014. She was born in Callaway, Nebraska, on March 16, 1943, to Morris and Elsie (Armold) Downin. She graduated from Callaway High School in 1961, and attended for two semesters of college at Chadron State, when she met James Ellis...
Willard E. Phillips (08/21/14)
Willard Phillips Oct 15, 1922 - Aug. 18, 2014 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Willard E. Phillips, 91, of Kearney, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney. Funeral services are 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Gregory Brown officiating. ...
Walter 'Wink' Wiley Harms (08/18/14)
Walter 'Wink' Wiley Harms Feb. 7, 1932 - Aug. 16, 2014 PALISADE, Neb. -- Walter "Wink" Wiley Harms, age 82, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at his home in Palisade. Wink was born Feb. 7, 1932, to Walter and Lucille K. (Slater) Harms in Auburn, Nebraska. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1949...
Keith N. Sturdevant (08/20/14)
Keith N. Sturdevant Feb. 12, 1921 - Aug. 14, 2014 DRUMMOND ISLAND, Mich. -- Keith N. Sturdevant, age 93, passed away at home on Aug. 14, 2014 He is preceded in death by his beloved wife and life-partner Helen (Danner) Sturdevant, who was from the Trenton, Nebraska, area. ...
Kenneth S. Dow (08/19/14)
Kenneth S. Dow Sept. 5, 1961 -Aug. 23, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Graveside services for Kenneth S. Dow will be conducted from the Indianola Cemetery at Indianola, Nebraska, on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 10 a.m. with Pastor DeWane Dow officiating. A celebration of life service will be held immediately afterwards at the Community Building in Indianola...
Christopher Jon Bauer (08/19/14)
Christopher Jon Bauer July 4, 1972 - August 13, 2014 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Christopher John Bauer, age 42, of Lincoln, formerly of Culbertson, Nebraska, died at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, after a long battle with cancer...
Boyd Bainter (08/18/14)
Boyd Bainter May 21, 1923 - Aug. 16, 2014 ELLSWORTH, Kan. -- Boyd Bainter, 91, died Saturday (Aug. 16, 2014), at Ellsworth County Medical Center in Ellsworth. He was born May 21, 1923, in Jennings, Kansas, to Jack and Emma (Wheelock) Bainter. He attended Jennings Consolidated School and earned a degree in business administration from the University of Kansas...
Rodney (Sonny) Otto Hinz (08/18/14)
Rodney (Sonny) Otto Hinz June 12, 1937 - Aug. 14, 2014 ARAPAHOE , Neb. -- Rodney (Sonny) Otto Hinz, 77, of Arapahoe, died Thursday (Aug. 14, 2014), at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. He was born June 12, 1937, at the family farm in Gosper County, Nebraska, to Otto and Jennie (Hormann) Hinz...
D. Gene Kleinschmidt (08/18/14)
D. Gene Kleinschmidt Feb. 17, 1931 - Aug. 16, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- D. Gene Kleinschmidt, age 83, of McCook, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Gene was born Feb. 17, 1931, in Stratton, Nebraska, to parents Harry and Avilla Kleinschmidt. He grew up on the family farm north of Stratton, graduating from Stratton High School in 1948. Gene enlisted in the US Navy on Aug. 28, 1950. He was honorably discharged in July 1954...
Sonny Hinz (08/15/14)
Sonny Hinz ARAPAHOE, Neb. --Sonny Hinz, 77, of Arapahoe, died Thursday (Aug. 14, 2014), at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. Funeral services are Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, in Arapahoe with the Rev. Becky Saddler officiating. Interment is 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Fairview Cemetery at Cambridge, Nebraska...
Ronald 'Ron' Brabander (08/15/14)
Ronald 'Ron' Brabander Feb. 13, 1944 - Aug.12, 2014 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Ronald "Ron" Brabander, 70, of Grand Island, died on Tuesday, Aug.12, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center. To honor Ron's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of life will take place at a later date. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family...
Vicky Rae Anderson (08/14/14)
Vicky Rae Anderson June 15, 1955 - July 14, 2014 PERALTO, New Mexico -- Vicky Rae Anderson, 60, died at her home on July 14, 2014. She was born June 15, 1955, to Dawn (Glenn) Callander and the late Raymond Anderson at Mora, Minnesota, the oldest of four children. ...
Barbara K. Vacha (08/14/14)
Barbara K. Vacha Nov. 25, 1946 - Aug. 12, 2014 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Barbara K. Vacha, 67, of Beaver City, died Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2014), at Harlan County Hospital in Alma, Nebraska. She was born on Nov. 25, 1946, at Norfolk, Nebraska, to Donald and Charlotte (Reeves) Ganser...
Darlene G. Carr Markwith (08/14/14)
Darlene G. Carr Markwith April 30, 1939 - Aug. 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Darlene G. Carr Markwith, age 75, of McCook, born April 30, 1939, in Ottawa, Kansas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Aug. 12, 2014. She is survived by her husband, Jay R. ...
Cathy M. Heskett (08/13/14)
Cathy M. Heskett May 13, 1951 - Aug. 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Cathy M. Heskett of McCook passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 63 years old. Cathy was born on May 13, 1951, to parents, Adair A. and Maxine E. (Davidson) Myers. She graduated from McCook High School in 1969...
Debra 'Deb' G. Schoup (08/13/14)
Debra 'Deb' G. Schoup July 23, 1956 -Aug. 12, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Debra "Deb" G. Schoup, 58, died Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2014), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook after a two-year battle with bone cancer. She was born July 23, 1956, in McCook to Cliff and Carol (Klooz) Schoup the eldest of four children. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith at Peace Lutheran Church on Aug. 19, of 1956. She was confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church on May 25,1969...
Dorothy F. Baumfalk (08/11/14)
Dorothy Frances (Walgren) Baumfalk March 13, 1920 - Aug. 11, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Dorothy Frances (Walgren) Baumfalk passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Dorothy was born March 13, 1920, the daughter of Woodie and Vella (Furry) Walgren, on the family farm near Wauneta, Nebraska. She attended school in Dundy County...
Frank Bennett (08/11/14)
Frank Bennett, Jr. Oct. 10. 1942 - Aug. 10, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Frank Bennett, Jr. 71, died Sunday (Aug. 10, 2014), at his home in Oberlin. He was born Oct. 10. 1942, to Frank Sr. and Helen (Wright) Bennett, in Jennings, Kanas. He graduated high school in Jennings in 1960. He married Karen Ashley on June 14, 1964, in Selden, Kansas...
DeeAnna E. Krizek (08/11/14)
DeeAnna E. Krizek April 7, 1937 - Aug. 9, 2014 OBERLIN, Kansas --DeeAnna E. Krizek, 77, died Saturday (Aug. 9, 2014), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. She was born April 7, 1937, to Gordon and Esther (Leitner) Rathbun in Oberlin. She grew up in Traer and Oberlin. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1955...
Kenneth Charles Osborn (08/11/14)
Kenneth Charles Osborn Feb. 20, 1943 - July 28, 2014 SEATTLE, Wash. -- Kenneth Charles Osborn, 71, died July 28, 2014, in Seattle, after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. He was born Feb. 20, 1943, in North Platte, Nebraska, to Charles S. Osborn and Geraldine (Wyman) Osborn...
Galen E. Tacha (08/11/14)
Galen E. Tacha March 15, 1931 - Aug. 8, 2014 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Galen E. Tacha, 83, of Jennings, Kansas, died Friday (Aug. 8, 2014), at Oberlin, Kansas. He was born March 15, 1931, to Earl and Jessie (Stramp) Tacha. He grew up in Jennings and served in the U.S. Army,...
Margene Holtze (08/11/14)
Margene Holtze Dec. 1, 1945 - Aug. 10, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Margene Holtze of Cambridge passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge on Sunday (Aug. 10, 2014). She was born in Wilsonville, Nebraska, on Dec. 1, 1945, to James R. and Velma L. (Nicholson) Holtze...
Darrell Barnes (08/06/14)
Darrell Wesley Barnes Jan. 26, 1932 - Aug. 6, 2014 PALISADE, Neb. -- Darrell Wesley Barnes was born Jan. 26, 1932, to Dean and Lela (Wright) Barnes in Imperial, Nebraska, and departed this life, Aug. 6, 2014, at the age of 82. Darrell's youth was spent on the farm where he participated in 4-H activities. He won many ribbons showing cattle and received a reserve champion ribbon at the National Western Stock Show in Denver...
Elsie Mae Hein (08/06/14)
Elsie Mae Hein Dec. 21, 1929 - Aug. 2, 2014 LAKEWOOD, Colo.-- Elsie Mae Hein, 84, of Lakewood, ended her earthly life surrounded by loving family on Saturday, Aug.2, 2014, of complications from a hemorrhagic stroke. She was born in Culbertson, Nebraska, on Dec. ...
Marilyn R. Shaffer (08/04/14)
Marilyn Rogene Shaffer July 13, 1938 - Aug. 2, 2014 EDISON, Neb. -- Marilyn Rogene Shaffer, 76, of Edison, Nebraska, died Saturday (Aug. 2, 2014), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born July 13, 1938, to Abraham and Norma Laverne (Rollstin) Chapman at their home on the Turkey Creek, north of Edison...
Genevieve 'June' Vavroch (08/04/14)
Genevieve 'June' Vavroch June 26, 1926 - Aug. 2, 2014 OBERLIN, KAN. -- Genevieve "June" Vavroch, 85, died Saturday (Aug. 2, 2014) in Hays, Kansas. She was born June 26, 1926, in Oberlin to Glen and Emma (Urban) Waldo. She grew up on a farm west of Oberlin...
Janell K. Hager (08/01/14)
Janell Kay Poindexter Hager Dec. 7, 1949.- July 31, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. --Janell Kay Poindexter Hager, age 64, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Janell was born in Augusta, Kansas, to Ted J. and Nellie (Klingler) Poindexter on Dec. 7, 1949. She graduated from McCook Senior High in 1968. She graduated from beauty school in 1988; she then opened a beauty shop in Hayes Center. She also worked for the Senior Center in Hayes Center...
Linda Lou (tenBensel) Chloupek (08/01/14)
Linda Lou (tenBensel) Chloupek March 25, 1950 - July 29, 2014 BELOIT, Kan. -- Linda Lou (tenBensel) Chloupek, age 64, formerly of Cambridge, died in Beloit on July 29, 2014. She was born in McCook, Nebraska at St. Catherine's Hospital on March 25, 1950, to Roy Jacob and Betty Lou (Sughroue) tenBensel. She graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1968 and attended the University of Nebraska, receiving her bachelor's degree in accounting...
Greggory D. Thompson (08/01/14)
Greggory D. Thompson Oct. 4, 1950 - July 30, 2014 McCOOK, Neb. -- Greggory D. Thompson, age 63, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his home in McCook. Greggory was born Oct. 4, 1950, to Dale and Iris (Joy) Thompson in McCook. He graduated from McCook Senior High in 1968 and then went on to McCook Community College for two years, receiving an Associate degree...