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Obituaries from August 2015

Douglas Dean Hauxwell (08/31/15)
Douglas Dean Hauxwell Oct. 9, 1945 - Aug. 30, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Douglas Dean Hauxwell, age 69, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at his home in rural McCook. Doug was born Oct. 9, 1945, to Jay Christopher and Mildred A. (Stewart) Hauxwell in McCook. He graduated from McCook High School in 1963 and he was an active member of the FFA...
Rodney Lee Berryman (08/31/15)
Rodney Lee Berryman March 2, 1938 - Aug. 30, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Rodney Lee Berryman, 77, of McCook, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Aug. 30, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. The celebration of Rod's life will be at 10:30 a.m. ...
Donna Ruth Bose (08/31/15)
Donna Ruth Bose Feb. 19, 1925 - Aug. 29, 2015 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Donna Ruth Bose, 90, died Saturday (Aug. 29, 2015), at Blue Valley Care Center in Hebron, Nebraska. She was born to Wynnie and Fern (Howard) Hester on Feb. 19, 1925, at Edison Nebraska...
Jacqueline Kennedy (08/31/15)
Jacqueline Kennedy Sept. 1, 1934 - Aug. 26, 2015 WAUNETA, Neb. -- Jacqueline Lucille Kennedy (thee Jackie Kennedy!!), 80, who will celebrate her 81st birthday with Jesus and her beloved husband, Don, died Aug. 26, 2015, at Sunrise Heights in Wauneta, after an amazing and courageous battle with cancer...
Donald J. Fredrickson (08/27/15)
Donald Joe Fredrickson April 3, 1927 - Aug. 26, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Donald Joe Fredrickson, 88, died Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2015), at Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin He was born April 3, 1927, in St. Francis, Kansas, to Alvin and Vernie (Kellum) Fredrickson. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1945 and attended Kansas State University...
Helen Ruth Gehring (08/28/15)
Helen Ruth Gehring June 13, 1928 - Aug. 26, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Helen Ruth Gehring, 87, died Wednesday (Aug. 26, 2015), at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. She was born on the family farm north of Holbrook, Nebraska on June 13, 1928, to Christoph Julius and Alvina Katherine (Walter) Haussler...
Robert A. Mitchem (08/26/15)
Robert A. Mitchem Feb. 10, 1944 - Aug. 24, 2015 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Robert A. Mitchem, age 71, of Indianola passed away Aug. 24, 2015, at his home in Indianola. Robert was born Feb. 10, 1944, in McCook, Nebraska, to parents Dale and Fern (Worske) Mitchem. He was one of 10 children born to this union. Robert grew up in McCook, moving to Indianola in the 1990s...
Doyle E. Denney (08/26/15)
Doyle E. Denney April 28, 1945 - Aug. 24, 2015 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Doyle E. Denney, 70, of Grand Island died on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Evangelical Free Church in Grand Island. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ...
Elizabeth Parman (08/26/15)
Elizabeth Parman BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Elizabeth "Betty" Parman, 80, a longtime Dundy County resident, died Tuesday (Aug. 25, 2015), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include her husband, Floyd Parman of Benkelman; children, Richard Parman and wife, Wanda of Benkelman and James Parman and wife, Deborah of Grand Junction, Colorado; sister, Millie Glasco of Bird City, Kansas; brother, Tom Jones and wife, Sharlane of Benkelman; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.. ...
Clara "Velma" Ogorzolka (08/26/15)
Clara "Velma" Ogorzolka Jan. 2, 1922 - July 24, 2015 HOLDREGE, Neb. -- Velma Ogorzolka, age 93, formerly of Holdrege, died at St. John's Nursing Home in Kearney on July 24, 2015. She was born the fourth child of Eddie and Clara (Fry) Harshfield at Prosser, Nebraska, on Jan. ...
Elizabeth Ann Mines (08/24/15)
Elizabeth Ann Mines June 14, 1931 - Aug. 23, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Elizabeth Ann Mines, 84, died Sunday (Aug. 23, 2015), at Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County Oberlin. She was born June 14, 1931, in Denver, Colorado, to John and Anna (Fiala) Locy. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1949. She married Donald Mines on Aug. 30, 1950, in Oberlin. She was a homemaker and co-owner of the Bargain Box in Oberlin...
Georgianna (Towne) Ervin (08/24/15)
Georgianna (Towne) Ervin July 24, 1923 - Aug. 14, 2015 GOLDEN, Colo. -- Georgianna (Towne) Ervin of Golden, Colorado, died Aug. 14, 2015, in Golden. She was born on July 24, 1923, in Frontier County, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Willis Ervin...
Florine Hurst (08/24/15)
Florine Hurst Aug. 28, 1924 - Aug. 20, 2015 COLBY, Kan. -- Florine Hurst, 90, died Thursday (Aug. 20, 2015), at Citizen Medical Center in Colby, Kansas. She was born Aug. 28, 1924, to John Sylvester and Hattie (Cheves) Gregg north of Loving, Texas...
Willamae Johnson (08/21/15)
Willamae Johnson STRATTON, Neb. -- Willamae "Willy" Johnson peacefully passed away at her home to join her husband, Bill, in eternal Celebration, through their Lord and Savior Jesus on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Survivors include son, Troy Johnson and wife, Sherrie of Stratton, daughters, Diana Ukowich and husband, Robert of Aurora, Colorado, and Tracy and husband, Terry Angstead of Snyder, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Gertrude Carter of St. ...
Merlin A. Krieger (08/20/15)
Merlin A. Krieger Dec. 3, 1927 - Aug. 19, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Merlin A. Krieger of McCook passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 87 years old. Merlin was born on Dec. 3, 1927, at McCook to parents, Charles Henry and Hulda (Kern) Krieger. He attended McCook Public Schools. On March 11, 1946, he entered the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged on Feb. 4, 1947...
Wayne Moore (08/19/15)
Wayne Moore Sept. 23, 1928 - Aug. 18, 2015 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Wayne Moore, age 86, of Bartley, passed away at the Beaver City Manor on Aug. 18, 2015. He was born on Sept. 23, 1928, north of Bartley in Red Willow County on the Rosier place, to Ralph and Sylvia (Rosier) Moore. He attended country school through the eighth grade, when he began farming with his family...
Olivia Jo Yost (08/17/15)
Olivia Jo Yost Sept. 17, 1991 - Aug. 12, 2015 BIXBY, Okla. -- Miss Olivia Jo Yost, 23, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Bixby, Oklahoma, in a motorcycle accident. Olivia was born Sept. 17, 1991, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Lirin Yost and Tammy Gonzales Yost. Olivia attended McCook Senior High, graduating in 2010. She was employed with Bank Of The West as a financial advisor...
Ned Tapp Johnson (08/18/15)
Ned Tapp Johnson Jan. 14, 1926 - Aug. 14, 2015 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Ned Tapp Johnson, 89, of Bird City, Kansas, died Friday (Aug. 14, 2015), at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis. He was born Jan. 14, 1926, in St. Francis. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna (Witham) Johnson in 2014...
Joan Priscilla Hoyt Gilliam (08/17/15)
Joan Priscilla Hoyt Gilliam Jan. 12, 1931 - Aug. 15, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Joan Priscilla Hoyt Gilliam of McCook passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln. She was 84 years old. Joan was born on Jan. 12, 1931, in McCook to Charles Edward and Helen Clara (Edgecombe) Hoyt. ...
Gordon Tropf (08/17/15)
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Samuel Joseph Cody (08/17/15)
Samuel Joseph Cody Feb. 2, 1948 - Aug. 13, 2015 ATWOOD,Kan.-- Samuel Joseph Cody, 67, died Thursday (Aug. 13, 2015), in Atwood. He was born in Denver, Colorado, on Feb. 2, 1948, to Marion Earl Cody, Jr and Edna Luella (Tracy) Cody. He and the family lived in Brewster, Kansas...
Bonnie Yost (08/17/15)
Bonnie Yost WAUNETA, Neb. -- Bonnie Yost, 83, died Saturday (Aug. 15, 2015), at Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. Survivors include children, Roger Yost and wife, Alice of Maxwell, Nebraska, Janice Satterlee and husband, Steve of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Paula Staman and husband, Tam of Morrill, Nebraska, and Peggy Vlasin and husband, Mike, of Wray, Colorado; sister, Wilma Egle and husband, Dwight, of Wauneta; 12 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren...
Amy Rehm (08/13/15)
Amy Rehm June 12, 1920 - Aug. 3, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Amy Rehm, 95, died Thursday (Aug. 3, 2015), at Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin. She was born June 12, 1920, in McCook, Nebraska, to Andrew and Chloe (Johnston) Anderson and grew up in McCook and Cedar Bluffs, Kansas. She graduated from Decatur County High School in 193 and from Dague Business College in Wichita, Kansas...
Ernest C. Markwad (08/13/15)
Ernest C. Markwad Aug. 25, 1938 - Aug. 12, 2015 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Ernest C. Markwad of Culbertson passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton, Nebraska. He was 76 years old. Ernest was born on Aug. 25, 1938, on a farm near Culbertson to parents, Darwin C. and Laura L. (Abbott) Markwad. He attended grade school at rural District No. 8. He graduated from McCook High School in 1956, which was the very first class to graduate out of the new high school...
Jon William Kennedy (08/12/15)
Jon William Kennedy Sept. 3, 1940 - Aug. 11, 2015 GROVE, Okla. -- Jon William Kennedy, 74, of Grove, Oklahoma, passed away Aug. 11, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 3, 1940, in Oberlin, Kansas, to Fred and Ellen (Fiala) Kennedy. Jon graduated from Bartley High School in 1958. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to receive his commercial, private and instructor ratings...
Laretta B. 'Lori' Chapin (08/13/15)
Laretta B. 'Lori' Chapin Jan. 11, 1952 - Aug. 12, 2015 LOOMIS, Neb. -- Celebration of Life Services for Laretta B. "Lori" Chapin will be on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Westmark Evangelical Free Church, northwest of Loomis, Nebraska, with Pastors Jeff Scherer and Rick Smith officiating. Inurnment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery at Arapahoe, Nebraska, at a later date...
Patricia Rose 'Pat' Scheve (08/12/15)
Patricia Rose 'Pat' Scheve Dec. 2, 1950 - Aug. 10, 2015 HAYS, KAN. -- "Thank you for keeping in touch with Pat." Family, friends, colleagues, and clients delighted in connecting with Pat. She communicated a gentle, peaceful, uplifting energy that attracted one and all. ...
Nancy Callahan (08/12/15)
Nancy Callahan June 5, 1946 - Aug. 9, 2015 COZAD, Neb. -- Nancy Callahan, 69, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Aug. 9, 2015 at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad. She was born June 5, 1946, in Cozad, the daughter of Wayne and Ella Darlene Yeutter. She was raised at Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School...
Kai James Ringleman (08/11/15)
Kai James Ringleman McCOOK, Neb. -- Kai James Ringleman, infant son of Alexa Christine (Gardner) and Shelley Ringleman of McCook, passed away safely into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Visitation will be today, Aug. 11, 2015, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel...
Patsie Lee (Owens) Wood (08/05/15)
Patsie Lee (Owens) Wood Nov. 11, 1936 - Aug. 4, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- The Lord came for Patsie Lee (Owens) Wood, 78, on Aug. 4, 2015. She passed with her loving husband at her side at Cambridge Memorial Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. Patsie Lee "Pat" was born in Stockville, Nebraska, on Nov. ...
Emma Jean Maris (08/10/15)
Emma Jean Maris June 24, 1925 - Aug. 7, 2015 WAUNETA, Neb. -- Emma Jean Maris was born to Bartlet (Bert) and Edna (Burk) Maxfield on June 24, 1925, in Wauneta, Nebraska. She attended school in Wauneta and graduated from high school with the class of 1942...
Elaine Margaret Cowan Tollefson (08/11/15)
Elaine Margaret Cowan Tollefson Dec. 10, 1918 - Aug. 8, 2015 GOTHENBURG, Neb. -- Elaine Margaret Cowan Tollefson, renowned bridge player, talented artist, rabid Nebraska football fan, wanna-be Norwegian, and first-class flirt, joined her beloved husband in the afterlife on Aug. 8, 2015...
Selma C. Carskadon-Hauxwell (08/07/15)
Selma C. Carskadon-Hauxwell Oct. 1, 1915 - Aug. 5, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Selma C. Carskadon-Hauxwell, 99, died Wednesday (Aug. 5, 2015), at the Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born on Oct. 1, 1915, on a farm near Orleans, Nebraska to August F. and Gezena M. (Von Hallen) Broeker...
Charles Stanley LaRue (08/10/15)
Charles Stanley LaRue May 17, 1938 - Aug. 7, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Charles Stanley LaRue, 77, died Friday (Aug. 7, 2015), at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born born on May 17, 1938, near Bridgeport, Nebraska, to Charley A. and Joyce V. (Shuler) LaRue...
Connie Burns (08/07/15)
Connie Burns HASTINGS, Neb. -- Connie Burns, 70, former resident of Benkelman, Nebraska, died Wednesday (Aug. 5, 2015), at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Survivors include children, Jenine Spurrier and husband, Elmer, of Harvard, Nebraska, Yvonne Burns and companion, Adrian Godel of Great Bend, Kansas, David Horton and wife, Dawn, of Hoisting, Kansas and Robert Horton of Great Bend, Kansas; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild...
Everett Glenn Shuler (08/05/15)
OBERLIN, Kan. -- Everett Shuler, 81, died Tuesday (Aug. 4, 2015) at Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin. Services are pending with Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin.
Deanna May (McChesney) Miller (08/06/15)
Deanna May (McChesney) Miller Nov. 20, 1951 - July 31, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Deanna May (McChesney) Miller, 63, was born in Norton, Kansas, to Harold and Helen (Ridpath) McChesney on Nov. 20, 1951, and passed away July 31, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska...
Rev. Monsignor Raymond B. Hain (08/04/15)
Rev. Monsignor Raymond B. Hain Aug. 3, 1923 - Aug. 2, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Rev. Monsignor Raymond B. Hain, 91, of Lincoln died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, He was a retired priest. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and Bohumil; and sister, Marie Devlin...
George Carl Sayer (08/04/15)
George Carl Sayer Sept. 20, 1936 - July 31, 2015 LEXINGTON, Neb. -- George Carl Sayer, 78, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, at his home in Lexington. He was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Cambridge, Nebraska, to Thomas and Hazel (Moore) Sayer. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1955...
Paul T. Welter (08/04/15)
Paul T. Welter May 23, 1924 - Aug. 2, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Paul T. Welter, 91, of Dresden, Kansas, died Sunday (Aug. 2, 2015), at North Point Skilled Nursing Center in Paola, Kansas. He was born May 23,1924, in rural Dresden to Peter and Maltida Welter. ...
Violet Lucille Foster (08/04/15)
Violet Lucille Foster March 2, 1922 -July 31, 2015 JENNINGS, Kan. -- Violet Lucille Foster, 93, died Friday (July 31, 2015), at Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas. She was born March 2, 1922, in Jennings to Frank J. "Ted" and Della (Van Sickel) Dodson Jr. ...
Edna Keiser (08/04/15)
Edna Keiser April 16, 1929 - July 31, 2015 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Edna Lela (Legg) Keiser, daughter of J.C. (Jack) and Harriett (Shafer) Legg was born April 16, 1929, in Wichita, Kansas. She passed away on July 31, 2015, at the Imperial Manor in Imperial at the age of 86...
Karen M. Houser (08/03/15)
Karen M. Houser Oct. 6, 1973 - Aug. 1, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Karen M. Houser, age 41, of Cambridge, passed away at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney on Aug. 1, 2015. She was born in Cambridge on Oct. 6, 1973, to Roy and Betty (Sughroue) tenBensel. She grew up south of Cambridge on the family farm. Karen attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1992...
George Paul Stoeppelwerth II (08/03/15)
George Paul Stoeppelwerth II Sept. 26, 1933 - July 26, 2014 TULSA, Okla. -- George Paul Stoeppelwerth II passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2014. He was born in Wichita, Kansas, on Sept. 26, 1933, and spent his childhood in Russell, Kansas...
Evelyn 'Bobbie' Kasson (08/03/15)
Evelyn 'Bobbie' Kasson Aug. 29 1927 - Aug. 1, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Evelyn "Bobbie" Kasson passed away at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 She was born in Wilsonville, Nebraska, on Aug. 29, 1927, to Thelma Pearl and Ami Meyers. She was born on the family farm northeast of Wilsonville. Bobbie was the youngest child of three. She has an older sister, Helen Virginia Starrett of Lawrence, Kansas, and a brother, Robert Eugene Meyers...
Deanna Miller (08/03/15)
Deanna Miller ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Deanna Miller, 63, of Arapahoe, died Friday (July 31, 2015), at CHI Heart Institute in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial services are Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge is in charge of arrangements...