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Obituaries from January 2016

Denille Lynn Burke (01/21/16)
Denille Lynn Burke Feb. 19, 1970 - Jan. 20, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Denille Lynn Burke of McCook passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at her son's home in Cambridge, Nebraska, surrounded by her family. She was 45 years old. Denille was born on Feb. 19, 1970, at Englewood, Colorado, to parents, Dennis Lynn and Julianne Faye (Pape) Garrett. She graduated from McCook High School in 1988 and continued her education at McCook Community College...
Erma J. Lee (01/29/16)
Erma J. Lee March 14, 1937 - Jan. 28, 2016 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Erma J. Lee, 78, of Hastings, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016), at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. She was born March 14, 1937, to Earnest and Sara B. (Hetrick) Adams in rural Thurston County, Nebraska. She graduated from Harvard High School. Erma married James M. Lee on Sept. 1, 1962...
Gary Orr, Sr. (01/26/16)
Gary Dean Orr, Sr. Sept. 8, 1939 - Jan. 25, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Gary Dean Orr, Sr. was born Sept. 8, 1939, at the family farm near Kanona, Kansas, to Dean and Myrtle (Spiers) Orr. He passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Oberlin, Kansas, at the age of 76...
Marie Alice Coffey (01/29/16)
Marie Alice Coffey June 24, 1920 - Jan. 28, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marie Alice Coffey, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in McCook. Marie was born June 24, 1920, in Morrill, Nebraska, to Roy M. and Delia (Phillipson) Chehey. Shortly after Marie's birth, the family moved to Maywood, Nebraska, where she spent her childhood. ...
Harold Dean Christiansen (01/27/16)
Harold Dean Christiansen March 3, 1933 - Jan. 26, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Harold Dean Christiansen of McCook passed away Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 82 years old. Harold was born on March 3, 1933, at Great Bend, Kansas to parents Reynolds and Viola (Tieperman) Christiansen. He attended grade school at Mount Pleasant Country School and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1952...
Jerold L. Lambert (01/28/16)
Jerold Leroy Lambert April 15, 1941 - Jan. 27, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Jerold Leroy Lambert, age 74, passed away Jan. 27, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Jerold was born to Clifford Lambert and Louise Gunderman on April 15, 1941, in Benkelman, Nebraska. He attended school in Parks and Benkelman, graduating from Benkelman High School in 1958...
Vera Janece Cumming (01/27/16)
Vera Janece Cumming Nov. 5, 1926 - Jan. 27, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Vera Janece Cumming, age 89, of McCook, departed this life on Jan. 27, 2016, at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She was born Nov. 5, 1926, in her great-grandmother Rebecca's home one fourth mile north of Danbury, Nebraska. ...
Barbara Baney (01/27/16)
Barbara Baney Sept. 23, 1931 - Dec. 17, 2015 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Barbara Ann Baney was born to Leo and Mary (Bracket) Barnell in Kimball, Nebraska, on Sept. 23, 1931. She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1949 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. On Feb. 26, 1950, she was united in marriage to Manley Baney in Benkelman, Nebraska...
William 'Bill' Francis Vontz (01/26/16)
William 'Bill' Francis Vontz May 11, 1929 - Jan. 25, 2016 INDIANOLA, Neb. -- William "Bill" Francis Vontz of Indianola passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Cambridge Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 86 years old. Bill was born on May 11, 1929, at his grandparents' home near Indianola to parents, Marion Henry and Elda Theresa (Colling) Vontz. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1947 where he participated in football, basketball and track and was a very respected athlete...
Lois G. Lamb (01/26/16)
Lois G. Lamb June 7, 1926 - Jan. 25, 2016 OBERLIN, KAN. -- Lois G. Lamb, 89, died Monday (Jan. 25, 2016). at Good Samaritan Society-Decatur County in Oberlin. She was born June 7, 1926, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was a homemaker and certified nursing assistant...
Deloit Lee Messersmith (01/25/16)
Deloit Lee Messersmith May 15, 1933 - Jan. 23, 2016 HAYES CENTER. Neb. -- Deloit Lee Messersmith, age 82, of Hayes Center, Nebraska, passed away at the Kearney CHI Good Samaritan Hospital, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, due to a short battle with a rare form of cancer...
Mary Frances Lott (01/26/16)
Mary Frances Lott Oct. 22, 1927 - 21, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Mary Frances Lott, age 88, passed away Jan. 21, 2016, at her daughter's home in McCook. Mary Frances Wortham Lott, daughter of John Brent and Bertha Katherine Wortham, was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Arlington, Kentucky, in Carlisle County...
Barbara Lee Beisner (01/26/16)
Barbara Lee Beisner June 15, 1933 - Jan. 23, 2o16 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Barbara Lee Beisner, 82, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at Decatur Health Systems in Oberlin. Barbara was born June 15, 1933, in Traer, Kansas, to Charles R. and Velma A. Magers. ...
David A. Cobb (01/26/16)
David A. Cobb Aug. 20, 1947 - Jan. 23, 2016 CAMBRDGE, Neb. -- David A. Cobb, 68, of Cambridge, died Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016), in Papillion, Nebraska. He was born Aug. 20, 1947, in Hollister, California, to Robert and Patsy Ayer and was later adopted by Bill Cobb...
Gerald 'Jerry' L. Patterson (01/25/16)
Gerald 'Jerry' Lavern Patterson Jan. 13, 1945 - Jan. 23, 2016 HAYES CENTER, Neb. -- Gerald "Jerry" Lavern Patterson, age 71, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at his home in Hayes Center. Jerry was born to Emery H. and Laura Leora (Whitaker) Patterson on Jan. 13, 1945, in McCook, Nebraska. He attended school in Hayes center, graduating from Hayes Center High School with the class of 1964...
Janet LaVonne (Appleyard) Newcomb (01/25/16)
Janet LaVonne (Appleyard) Newcomb March 7, 1951 - Jan. 22, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Janet LaVonne (Appleyard) Newcomb of Cambridge passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at the Good Samaritan TCU Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. She was 64 years old. Janet was born on March 7, 1951, at McCook, Nebraska, to Oliver J. and Nola B. (Stone) Appleyard...
Dennis J. Agan (01/20/16)
Dennis Jay Agan Dec. 5, 1936 - Jan. 19, 2016 RUSSELL, Kan. -- Dennis Jay Agan was born Dec. 5, 1936, in Gem, Kansas, to Herbert and Inez (Allison) Agan. He passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas, at the age of 79...
Cecil M. Hess (01/25/16)
Cecil M. Hess July 14, 1925 - Jan. 23, 2016 OBERLIN,Kan. -- Cecil M. Hess, 90, died Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016), at Good Samaritan Society in St. Francis, Kansas. She was born July 14, 1925, in Jennings, Kansas, to Leo and Esther Hanson Bendon. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1944. She married Daniel Hess on Sept. 23, 1951, in Oberlin. She worked at the ASCS office and Decatur Coop Association in Oberlin...
Mary Frances Lott (01/22/16)
Mary Frances Lott Oct. 22, 1927 - Jan. 21, 2015 McCOOK, Neb. -- Mary Frances Lott, age 88, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2015 at her home in McCook. Services are pending and will be announced by Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook.
Martha Belle (Gandy) McCain (01/21/16)
Martha Belle (Gandy) McCain July 4, 1936 - Jan.18, 2016 ALLIANCE, Neb. -- Martha Belle (Gandy) McCain, 79, of Alliance, formerly of Atwood, Kansas, died Monday (Jan. 18, 2016), in Alliance. She was born July 4, 1936, at her home near Hazlehurst, Mississippi, to Jesse A. and Martha Jewel (Batton) Gandy. After graduating high school, she joined the United States Army Women's Army Corp and worked at the Pentagon. She married L. Gene McCain on Dec, 28, 1955, in Liberty, Mississippi...
Justin LeRoy Weaver (01/21/16)
Justin LeRoy Weaver June 23 1988 - Jan. 15, 2016 RED CLOUD, Neb. -- Justin LeRoy Weaver, son of Georgia (Fleider) and John L. Weaver, was born June 23 1988, in Cambridge, Nebraska. He departed this life on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at his home in Red Cloud at the age of 27 years, six months and 22 days...
Florine Annette Osborn (01/20/16)
Florine Annette Osborn May 6, 1921 - Jan. 18, 2016 HOLDREGE, Neb. -- Florine Annette Osborn, 94, of Holdrege, formerly of Beaver City, Nebraska, diedMonday (Jan. 18, 2016), at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. She was born May 6, 1921, at Beaver City to Glen L. "Pete" and Grace (Cunningham) Jewett. She attended school at Beaver City Schools through ninthgrade, before the family moved to Bristol, Connecticut, where she graduated high school...
LeRoy Jaggers (01/20/16)
LeRoy Jaggers April 24, 1933 - Jan. 19, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- LeRoy Jaggers of McCook passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook surrounded by his family. He was 82 years old. LeRoy was born on April 24, 1933, at Clarksville, Arkansas, to parents, Granville Clyde and Vola (Davis) Jaggers. ...
Charles 'Chuck' R. Johnson (01/18/16)
Charles 'Chuck' R. Johnson May 23, 1931 - Jan. 17, 2016 STRATTON, Neb. -- Charles "Chuck" R. Johnson of Stratton, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Sarah Ann Hester Home in Benkelman, Nebraska. He was 84 years old. Chuck was born on May 23, 1931 at Britton, South Dakota, to parents, Charles F. and Ada (Witham) Johnson. Shortly after his high school graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on April 29, 1955...
Lloyd Junior Deitsch (01/19/16)
Lloyd Junior Deitsch Feb. 10, 1939 - Jan. 16, 2016 HOISINGTON, Kan. -- Lloyd Junior Deitsch, 76, died Jan. 16, 2016, at Via Christi, at St. Francis, Kansas. He was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Harrod, Ohio, the son of Lloyd Jennings and Ethel (MacDonald) Deitsch. Lloyd graduated from St. Mary Memorial High School in 1957 and attended the Graceland College in Lomoni, Iowa. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1961...
Herbert L. Peck (01/18/16)
Herbert L. Peck Dec. 3, 1933 - Jan. 17, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Herbert L. Peck, age 82, of McCook, passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. He was born in Arnold, Nebraska, on Dec. 3, 1933, to Edwin and Gertrude (McComb) Peck. Herb attended school through the eighth grade in Custer County. ...
Everett Lee Stute (01/14/16)
Everett Lee Stute April 30, 1933 - Jan. 13, 2016 PARKS, Neb. -- Everett Lee Stute of Parks, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman, Nebraska. He was 82 years old. Everett was born to Carl Everett and Fern Mildred (Polfus) Stute at Benkelman on April 30, 1933. Everett graduated from Parks High School with the class of 1950. After graduation, Everett helped his father with the farming...
LaVonne L. Clapp (01/13/16)
LaVonne L. Clapp Jan. 21, 1931 - Jan. 13, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- LaVonne L. Clapp, age 84, of McCook, passed away at Community Hospital of McCook on Jan. 13, 2016. She was born in Hampton, Nebraska, on Jan. 21, 1931, to William and Christina (Schaffert) Orman. LaVonne grew up on a farm in Hayes County and later moved to McCook when she was eight. LaVonne graduated from McCook High School in 1948...
Kristin Kay Snare (01/11/16)
Kristin Kay Snare March 10, 1964 - Jan. 11, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Kristin Kay Snare, age 51, passed away at Community Hospital in McCook on Jan. 11, 2016. She was born in McCook on March 10, 1964, to Kenneth and Roberta (McNeil) Carter. Kristin attended school and graduated from McCook High School in 1982. She then attended McCook Community College...
Michael Allen Boen (01/12/16)
Michael Allen Boen Sept. 16, 1964 - Jan. 2, 2016 CLAREMORE, Okla. -- Michael Allen Boen died in Claremore on Jan. 2, 2016. Memorial services for Mike Boen will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Mike Clark will officiate. There will also be a memorial service at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Cambridge Community Building in Cambridge, Nebraska, with Jim Jones giving words of comfort...
Christopher 'Chris' Paul Klein (01/11/16)
Christopher 'Chris' Paul Klein Dec. 5, 1964 - Jan. 8, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Christopher "Chris" Paul Klein, age 51, of McCook, passed away as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Jan. 8, 2016, near Stratton, Nebraska. He was born in McCook on Dec. 5, 1964, to Richard and Barbara (Ninemires) Klein. Chris attended and graduated from McCook High School in 1983. He later attended a semester at the University of Nebraska-Kearney...
Roger L. Olson (01/08/16)
Roger L. Olson April 14, 1944 - Jan. 7, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Roger L. Olson, age 71, of Douglas, Nebraska, formerly of McCook, Nebraska, died Thursday (Jan. 7, 2016), at St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lincoln. He was born in McCook on April 14, 1944, to Elmer and Freda (Adams) Olson. He grew up in McCook, graduating from McCook High School in 1962. He attended Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff, Arizona, graduating with a bachelor's degree in business...
Gladys Ann (Dolan) Quigley (01/08/16)
Gladys Ann (Dolan) Quigley Oct. 29, 1920 - Oct. 8, 2015 PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Gladys Ann (Dolan) Quigley died Oct. 8, 2015, at her home in Pensacola. She was born in Stamford, Nebraska, on Oct. 29, 1920, attended rural schools in Frontier and Red Willow counties, graduated from Indianola High School in 1938, and attended McCook College...
Bert B. Housman (01/07/16)
Jan. 28, 1930 - Jan. 5, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Bert B. Housman, 85, of North Platte, passed away Jan. 5, 2016, at Great Plains Health. He was born Jan. 28, 1930, to Floyd James and Grace Lodema (Mosley) Housman at Palisade, Nebraska. Bert graduated from Hayes Center High School with the class of "48"...
Bradford Kay Bochow (01/06/16)
Bradford Kay Bochow Nov. 24, 1936 - Dec. 15, 2015 TRENTON, Neb. -- Kay Bochow died Dec. 15, 2015, at the age of 79. He was born on Nov. 24, 1936, at a ranch/farm south of Sylvan Grove, Kansas, the only child of Ernest and Delila (Holman) Bochow. Brad grew up on the farm and graduated from Sylvan Grove High School before enlisting in the Army during the Korean War. After the war ended, Brad was a pitcher for an Army baseball team that won two 4th Army Championships...
Nellie Margaret McConville (01/06/16)
Nellie Margaret McConville Jan. 3, 1917 - Jan. 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Nellie Margaret McConville of McCook passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home surrounded by her four daughters. Nellie just celebrated her 99th birthday. She was born on Jan. ...
Berdina Agnes Evans (01/06/16)
Berdina Agnes Evans Nov. 1, 1928 - Jan. 4, 2016 ELWOOD, Neb. -- Berdina Agnes Evans, 87, died Monday (Jan. 4, 2016), at the Bertrand Nursing Home and Assisted Living in Bertrand, Nebraska. She was born Nov. 1, 1928, to Herman and Mary (Weber) Schievelbein on the family farm south of Elwood...
Bonnie Bee Monzon (01/04/16)
Bonnie Bee Monzon March 31, 1929 - Jan. 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- I was born to Richard Clinton Fitzpatrick and Vesta Elizabeth (Russell) Fitzpatrick in the upstairs bedroom of my grandparents' home in Aurora, Nebraska, on March 31, 1929. It was Easter Sunday. I began school in York, attended elementary school in Woodbine, Iowa, and junior high in Fremont. During my junior year, we moved to McCook, where I graduated in 1947...
LaVada J. Fichtner (01/05/16)
LaVada J. Fichtner Feb. 17, 1929 - Jan. 4, 2016 GOTHENBURG, Neb. -- LaVada J. Fichtner, 86, of Gothenburg, died Jan. 4, 2016, in Gothenburg. She was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Porum, Oklahoma, daughter of B.L. and Vera (Matthews) Lucas. LaVada grew up in Porum. ...
Calvin Eugene Campbell (01/04/16)
Calvin Eugene Campbell Feb. 18, 1955 - Jan. 1, 2016 MAYWOOD, Neb. -- Calvin Eugene Campbell, age 60, passed away Jan. 1, 2016, at his home in Maywood. Calvin was born Feb. 18, 1955, in McCook, Nebraska, to Eugene Campbell and Muriel Janet (Koetter) Campbell. He lived in the Maywood -- Curtis area all his life and worked for the United States Postal Service at the time of his death...
Donald Lee Miller (01/04/16)
Donald Lee Miller Sept. 19, 1934 - Jan. 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb.-- Donald Lee Miller of McCook, age 81, passed away at Hillcrest Nursing home on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. He was born on Sept. 19, 1934, at Terril, Iowa, to Benjamin and Frances (Butterfield) Miller and was the seventh of nine children. ...
Richard A. Voss (01/04/16)
Richard A. Voss Feb. 23, 1941 - Jan. 1, 2016 STRATTON, Neb. -- Richard A. Voss, age 74, of Stratton, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Richard was born to Andrew K. Voss and Freda Husmann on Feb. 23, 1941, in Ellsworth, Minnesota. He grew up on a farm in Lyons County, Iowa...
Donald W. 'Bud' Day (01/04/16)
Donald W. 'Bud' Day Oct. 15, 1936 - Dec. 31, 2015 NORFOLK, Neb. -- Donald W. "Bud" Day, 79, of Norfolk, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at Faith Regional Hospital in Norfolk. He was born Oct. 15, 1936, in Ewing, Nebraska, to Royvan and Grace (Thoendel) Day. He graduated from Wheeler County High School in 1953 and later from Safety Patrol School. He married Lila Woeppel on Feb. 22, 1958, at United Methodist Church in Ewing...