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Obituaries from September 2015

Jerry Ellis Jones (09/25/15)
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Jerry Ellis Jones, 46, died Feb. 5, 2010, in Phoenix after battling brain cancer for several years. He was born March 2, 1965, in Pleasanton, California and as an infant was adopted by Jerome M. and Doris H. (Carnes) Jones of Hayward, California...
Leon B. Waggoner (09/25/15)
Leon B. Waggoner June 17, 1921 - Sept. 24, 2015 CARMICHAEL, Calif. -- Leon B. Waggoner, age 94, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at his home in Carmichael, California. He was born June 17, 1921, in Republican City, Nebraska, to Allen E. and Jenny (Shippert) Waggoner...
Joan M. (Estergard) Larsen (09/30/15)
Joan M. (Estergard) Larsen Jan. 24, 1946 - Sept. 24, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Joan M. (Estergard) Larsen, 69, was swiftly taken from her stunned and saddened family on Sept. 24, 2015, by Cruetzfeldt--Jakob disease, as another cruel reminder that life is not fair. Her family and friends are comforted knowing that her soul is now free and exploring the universe or simply sitting on the beach, sipping a margarita -- on the rocks, no salt, please...
Clara Ruby Dake (09/28/15)
Clara Ruby Dake May 24, 1926 - Sept. 24, 2015 AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Clara Ruby Dake, 89, passed away Thursday (Sept. 24, 2015), in Avondale. She was born to Charles and Ruth Hall on May 25, 1926. She graduate from Trenton High School. She was married to Dale Dake for 52 years, before he passed away...
Briella Faith Quaduor (09/25/15)
INDIANOLA, Neb. -- Briella Faith Quaduor, infant daughter of Kyle and Stephenie (Conroy) Quaduor, entered into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday (Sept. 22, 2015) at McCook Community Hospital. Briella is survived by her parents, Kyle and Stephenie Quaduor of Indianola; maternal grandparents, Steve and Sharon Conroy of Indianola; paternal grandparents, Rob and Kathleen Quaduor of Indianola; great-grandparents, Eugene and Shirley Axtell of Danbury and Bob and Connie Quaduor of Indianola; uncle and aunt, Nathan and Tiffany Herrman of Indianola, and uncle and aunt, Sean and Shannon Conroy of Hays, Kansas.. ...
Donna Lee Butler (09/25/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Donna Lee Butler, age 84, was called home to be with Jesus on Sept. 23, 2015, at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge, Nebraska. She was born at home in McCook on April 12, 1931, to Leonard B. and Ruth F. (Ball) Holmes. Donna grew up in McCook, attending school at East Ward, District 31, and McCook Jr. and Sr. High School...
Terry Lee Rouse (09/25/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Terry Lee Rouse, age 66, passed away very peacefully, with his wife, Kim and sister, Sue by his side on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Bryant West Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Terry was born March 1, 1949, to Raymond E. and Carolyn (Shambaugh) Rouse in Nelson, Nebraska. He was one of six children...
Donna L. Butler (09/23/15)
Donna L. Butler April 12, 1931 - Sept. 23, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Donna L. Butler, 84, of McCook, died today (Sept. 23, 2015), at Cambridge Manor in Cambridge, Nebraska. Services are pending with Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel in McCook.
Terry L. Rouse (09/23/15)
Terry L. Rouse McCOOK, Neb. -- Terry L. Rouse, 66, of McCook, died Tuesday (Sept. 22, 2015), in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Donna Ruth Carlson (09/23/15)
Donna Ruth Carlson Jan. 13, 1949 - Sept. 21, 2015 GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Donna Ruth Carlson, 66, of Grand Island, passed from this life Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Celebration of Life Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island. Reverend Michael Reiners will officiate...
Ronald E. Prascher (09/23/15)
Ronald E. Prascher June 26, 1939 - Sept. 15, 2015 BRUSH, Colo. -- Ronald E. Prascher, 76, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at his home in Brush. He was born June 26, 1939, in Sarben, Nebraska, to Hubert S. and Pauline E. Prascher. He graduated from North Platte, Nebraska, High School and received his bachelor of science degree in math and science from the University of Nebraska - Kearney in 1962. ...
Wilma Ardeane Hamilton (09/22/15)
Wilma Ardeane Hamilton Aug. 22, 1929 - Sept. 16, 2015 BELLA VISTA, Ark. -- Wilma Ardeane Hamilton, 86, Bella Vista, Arkansas, formerly of Oberlin, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Wilma was born in Goodland, Kansas, on Aug. 22, 1929 to Harley C. and Bessie I. (Brinker) Horner. She graduated from Goodland High School and Fort Hays State College...
Thelma LaMay (Frerichs) Moorhous (09/21/15)
Thelma LaMay (Frerichs) Moorhous Dec. 20, 1933 - Sept. 20, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Thelma LaMay (Frerichs) Moorhous passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, Nebraska. She was 81 years old...
Billye Louise Ross (09/18/15)
Billye Louise Ross March 22, 1941 - Sept. 15, 2015 ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Billye Louise Ross, 74, of Ellensburg, Washington went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Columbia Basin Hospital in Ephrata, Washington. She was born on March 22, 1941, to Rev. ...
Joyce Joan Johnson (09/16/15)
Joyce Joan Johnson Nov. 3, 1933 - Sept. 12, 2015 STRATTON, Neb. -- Joyce Joan Johnson of Stratton passed away at Dundy County Hospital, Benkelman, Nebraska, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. She was 81 years old. She was born on Nov. 3, 1933, at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she attended school. ...
Betty J. Johnson (09/15/15)
Betty J. Johnson Sept. 1, 1928 - Sept. 13, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Betty J. Johnson, 87, of McCook, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook with her husband and daughter at her bedside. She was born Sept. 1, 1928, in Huron, South Dakota, to Agnes Dahlgren Swanson and Arthur Edward Swanson. ...
Edith 'Joyce' Weyeneth (09/15/15)
Edith Joyce Weyeneth July 4, 1921 - Sept. 15, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Edith Joyce Weyeneth of McCook, formerly of Danbury, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was 94 years old. Joyce was born on July 4, 1921, at Danbury, to parents Absalom and Isabelle M. (Ruby) Gregory. She graduated from Danbury High School...
Laryl 'Tuck' Richards (09/15/15)
Laryl L. 'Tuck' Richards Dec. 15, 1932 - Sept. 13, 2015 WAUNETA, Neb. -- Laryl L. "Tuck" Richards, age 82, of Wauneta, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at Sunrise Heights in Wauneta. Tuck was born Dec. 15, 1932 in Wilsonville, Nebraska, the son of Harold Lee and Halcyone Mae (Lyons) Richards, Sr. He was one of four children. The family made their home near Hayes Center, Nebraska, where Tuck attended school. Tuck graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1950...
Veanna P. Carman (09/15/15)
Veanna Orr Carman March 23, 1933 - Sept. 14, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Veanna Orr Carman, 82, died Monday (Sept. 14, 2015), at Cedar Living Center in Oberlin. She was born March 23, 1933, in Decatur County, Kansas, to Leo F. and Aleen P. (Vernon) VanVleet Sr. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1951. She married Loyde Ray Orr March 13, 1951. After his death, she married Roger Orr on Feb. 1, 1953. After his death, she married Max Carman on March 20, 2005...
Fred Hoffman (09/15/15)
ARAPAHOE, Neb. --Fred Hoffman, age 91, of Arapahoe passed away on Friday (Sept. 11, 2015) at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center in Arapahoe. He was born Sept. 14, 1923, on a farm near Culbertson, Nebraska, the seventh of ten children, to Jacob and Kathryn (Bell) Hoffman...
Lloyd Vernon Myers (09/15/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Lloyd Vernon Myers, age 89, passed away Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) at his home in McCook. Lloyd was born Jan. 2, 1926 to Louis and Bertha May (Rhoad) Myers in McCook. On October 25, 1942, Lloyd married Violet L. Ruzicka in Oberlin, Kansas...
Irven Wesley Hayden Jr. (09/14/15)
ATWOOD, Kan. --Irven Wesley Hayden Jr., 94, died Thursday (Sept. 10, 2015). He was born May 13, 1921, to Ruth (Hopkins) and Irven W. Hayden Sr. He graduated from Atwood High School in 1939 and earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Kansas in 1947...
Larry 'Tuck' Richards (09/14/15)
WAUNETA, Neb. -- Larry L. "Tuck" Richards, age 82, died Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) at Sunrise Heights of Wauneta. Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
Betty J. Johnson (09/14/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Betty J. Johnson, age 87, died Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) at Hillcrest Nursing Home. Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook.
LLoyd Myers (09/14/15)
McCOOK, Neb. -- Lloyd Vernon Myers, age 89, died Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) at his home in McCook. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home. Funeral services are 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Mike Roth officiating...
Betty Joan Trenchard (09/14/15)
DENVER, Colo. -- Betty Joan Trenchard, 91, of Denver passed away Thursday (Sept. 10, 2015) in Denver. She was born in Cambridge on May 11, 1924 to Charles and Louise (Darlage) Hilton. Funeral services were held today at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge with interment in the Fairview Cemetery Cambridge with Bill Weaver officiating...
Joyce Johnson (09/14/15)
STRATTON, Neb. -- Joyce Joan Johnson of Stratton died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman, Nebraska. She was 81 years old. Services are pending with Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook.
Thomas Charles Rutt (09/14/15)
CLARKSTON, Wash. -- Thomas Charles Rutt, 64, died Sunday (Sept. 6, 2015). He was born Oct. 1, 1950, in McCook, Nebraska, to Richard and LeAvis Rutt. He spent 29 years working for Klein Motor and Electric and McCorkle Auto Sales, his dream job in McCook. He moved to Clarkston where he spent 17 years working for the Great Northwestern Railroad...
Cloid Eugene Schmitz (09/14/15)
CURTIS, Neb. -- Cloid Eugene Schmitz, 89, died Saturday (Sept. 12, 2015) at his home in Curtis. He was born Oct. 11, 1925, southwest of Maywood, Nebraska, to Lawrence and Elsa May Schmitz. He grew up around Maywood and graduated from Maywood High School. He married Eva Mae Kahler on Sept. 6, 1947, at the United Methodist Church in Maywood. Cloid farmed and did dirt work on the side for many years...
Robert "Bob" Lewis Cappel (09/14/15)
YANKTON, South Dakota --Robert "Bob" Lewis Cappel, 70, of Yankton died Tuesday (Sept. 8, 2015) in hospice care at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Yankton with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating...
Arvida Louise Warner (09/14/15)
BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Arvida Louise Warner, age 82, of Beaver City passed away on Thursday (Sept. 10, 2015) at Beaver City. She was born to Floyd Guy and Gladys Irene (Stone) Weatherwax on March 29, 1933 on the Weatherwax Farm three miles south of Hollinger, Nebraska...
Juanita Dee 'Nita' Brown (09/10/15)
Juanita Dee 'Nita' Brown June 9, 1959 - Sept. 8, 2015 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Juanita Dee "Nita" Brown, 56, of Holbrook, Nebraska, died Tuesday (Sept. 8, 2015), at her home. She was born June 9, 1959, at Lincoln, Nebraska to Charles "Jerry" and Iva (Michel) Behnke...
Sandra K. Clevenger (09/09/15)
Services are pending with Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Garry Lee Tuller (09/09/15)
Garry Lee Tuller Jan. 3, 1946 - Sept. 6, 2015 HILL CITY, Kan. -- Garry Lee Tuller, 69, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. He was born Jan. 3, 1946, at Oberlin, Kansas, to Dane and Roxie (Heller) Tuller. He grew up in McCook, Nebraska, graduatng from McCook schools in 1964...
Lorin Kay Mackey (09/09/15)
Lorin Kay Mackey Nov. 7, 1936 - Aug. 23, 2015 KEENSBURG, Colo. -- Lorin Kay Mackey, born Nov. 7, 1936, in McCook, Nebraska, to Woodson and Elma (Stapp) Mackey passed peacefully on Aug. 23, 2015 at home in Keenesburg, Colorado. He retired in 1998 from the city and county of Denver, where he last worked as a heavy equipment operator at Denver International Airport...
Harold E. Nichols Jr. (09/08/15)
Harold E. Nichols Jr. Nov. 24, 1931 - Sept. 7, 2015 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Harold E. Nichols Jr., 83, died Monday (Sept. 7, 2015), at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin He was born Nov. 24, 1931, to Harold E. and Eryline L (Robinson) Nichols Sr. in Oberlin. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1949 and attended two years at Kansas State University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Joan 'Jody' Purczinsky (09/09/15)
Joan 'Jody' Purczinsky April 26, 1930 - Sept. 6, 2015 McGREGOR, Texas -- Joan "Jody" Golding Purczinsky, 85, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, 3124 Robinson Drive, Waco, with interment to follow at Lorena Cemetery. The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 6-8p.m...
Marilu Sellens Delano (09/08/15)
Marilu Sellens Delano March 15, 1927 - Sept. 7, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marilu Sellens Delano, of McCook, passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. She was born on March 15, 1927, in Susank, Kansas. Her parents were Henry Martin Sellens and Florette Lord (Overholt) Sellens...
Becken Russell Holthus (09/08/15)
Becken Russell Holthus Aug. 11, 2015 - Sept. 7, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Becken Russell Holthus, infant son of Jeff and Caitlin Holthus, passed away Sept. 7, 2015, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was born on Aug. 11, 2015, in McCook to Jeffrey Russell and Caitlin Diane (Bos) Holthus...
John David Miller (09/04/15)
John David Miller Oct. 30, 1955 - Sept. 3, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- John David Miller, 59, of McCook, died Thursday (Sept. 3, 2015), at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. A celebration of his life will be at a later date in New York. Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Wilma Joan Stevens (09/08/15)
Wilma Joan Stevens Sept. 20, 1931 - Aug. 24, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wilma Joan Stevens, 83, passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Des Moines. "Jo," as she was known by everyone, was born in Cambridge, Nebraska, on the 20th of September, 1931, to Cordy and Geraldine Kester...
Gertrude 'Trudy' L. Voorhies (09/08/15)
Gertrude 'Trudy' L. Voorhies June 29, 1924 - Sept. 5, 2015 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Gertrude "Trudy" L. Voorhies, 91, of Bird City, Kansas, died Saturday (Sept. 5, 2015), at Cheyenne County Hospital in St. Francis, Kansas. She was born June 29, 1924, in Bird City...
Kenneth Leroy Lewis (09/08/15)
Kenneth Leroy Lewis Nov. 12, 1943 - Sept. 6, 2015 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. --Kenneth Leroy Lewis, age 71, of Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Manor in Cambridge on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. He was born on the family farm in Chase County near Wauneta, Nebraska, on Nov. ...
Edith Pridemore (09/04/15)
Clara Edith Pridemore Feb. 4, 1916 - Sept. 4, 2015 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Clara Edith Pridemore, 99, died Friday (Sept. 4, 2015), at Waterford Assisted Living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born Feb. 4, 1916, at Lincoln, Arkansas, to Byrd and Elba (Hightower) Grimsley...
Gertrude H. Fox (09/02/15)
Gertrude H. Fox March 4, 1912 - Sept. 1, 2015 ELWOOD, Neb. -- Gertrude H. Fox, 103, of Elwood, died Tuesday (Sept. 1, 2015), at Elwood Care Center in Elwood. She was born on a farm south of Elwood on March 4, 1912, to Fred H. and Rose A. (Berndt) Harm...
Bruce Lybarger (09/02/15)
Bruce Lybarger Dec. 27, 1947 - Aug. 27, 2015 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Bruce Lybarger of Bartley, beloved brother and uncle, passed away Aug. 27, 2015, at his home in Bartley at the age of 67. He was born in Wichita, Kansas, and lived in both Boulder and Denver, Colorado, before his move to Bartley in 2013. As a young man, Bruce was an accomplished gymnast and a skilled craftsman in wood and metal...