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Obituaries from March 2016

Charles Eugene Nelson (03/31/16)
Charles Eugene Nelson Dec. 2, 1944 -March 28, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. -- Charles Eugene Nelson, 71, of Omaha, passed away on March 28, 2016, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Charlie was born in North Platte, Neb. on Dec. 2, 1944, to Oscar and Mildred (Lehl) Nelson...
David R. Hrnchir (03/31/16)
David Ryan Hrnchir Sept. 22, 1968 - March 30, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- David Ryan Hrnchir of Trenton, Nebraska, entered the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. He was 47 years old. David (Dave) was born on Sept. ...
Frank Montgomery Hart (03/31/16)
Frank Montgomery Hart April 27, 1964 - March 28, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Frank Montgomery Hart, age 51, of McCook, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb.. Frank was born on April 27, 1964, in Salinas, California, to Theodore Dan Hart and Wieta Bernice (Tanner) Hart...
Alice J. Driscoll (03/30/16)
Alice J. Driscoll Dec. 7, 1923 - March 27, 2016 KEARNEY, Neb. -- Alice J. Driscoll, 92 years of age, from Kearney, Neb., formerly of Axtell, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Memorial services will be on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Axtell with Rev. Steve Deines officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Axtell prior to the memorial service...
David A. Keller (03/30/16)
David A. Keller Jan. 14, 1961-March 26, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- David Arthur Keller joined the family of Myrna and Peewee Keller on Jan. 14, 1961, and was greeted by his three sisters -- Joni, Rita and Duffy Keller. In passing from this life on March 26, 2016, David, 55, is reunited with his mom and dad, grandparents and nephew, Corey...
Richard Darnell Drake (03/28/16)
Richard Darnell Drake Sept. 20, 1929 - March 26, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Richard Darnell Drake was born on Sept. 20, 1929, in McCook, the son of Harry Newton Drake and Erciel A. (Ewing) Drake. He passed away at his home on March 26, 2016. He grew up in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1948. He graduated from McCook Junior College and the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of science degree in business administration...
Mary A. Cox (03/25/16)
Mary A. Cox Aug. 30, 1946 - March 22, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Mary A. Cox, 69, of Lincoln, widow of Ronnie, died Tuesday, March 22, 2016. She was a retired librarian and a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lincoln. Survivors include her daughter, Terri (Jason) Bell of Lincoln, son, Brian (Jamie) Cox of Bennet, Neb. ...
James LaVern Smith (03/25/16)
James LaVern Smith Dec. 3, 1955 - March 23, 2016 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- James LaVern Smith, 60, of Beaver City, died Wednesday (March 23, 2016), at his home. He was born on Dec. 3, 1955, at Norton, Kan., to Vern and Carol (Martin) Smith. He graduated from Wilsonville High School in 1974. He entered the U.S. Army and spent much of his time serving in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1980...
Bonnie Mae (LaShell) Moon (03/25/16)
Bonnie Mae (LaShell) Moon Oct. 30, 1936 - March 23, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bonnie Mae (LaShell) Moon, 79, of Lincoln, died Wednesday (March 23, 2016). She was born Oct. 30, 1936, to Ralph and Ella Mae (Bethel) LaShell of Hayes Center, Neb. She married Harold Moon, who preceded her in death...
Anna Marie Unrein (03/25/16)
Anna Marie Unrein Nov. 10, 1929 - March 17, 2016 LYNDEN, Wash. -- Anna Marie Unrein, age 86, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Lynden. Anna was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Norton, Kan., to Clemmens Robben and Catherine Wieland. Anna married Augustine Eugene Unrein on June 6, 1948. In 1961, Augie and Anna purchased Joe's Sporting Goods in McCook, Neb. In 1981, Anna worked for the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), where she continued working as a county office clerk until 1994...
Kenneth B. 'Mac' McCoy (03/21/16)
Kenneth Brady 'Mac' McCoy Aug. 13, 1919 - March 21, 2016 ALMA, Neb. -- Kenneth Brady "Mac" McCoy, formerly of Danbury, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Alma. He was 96 years old. Mac was born on Aug. 13, 1919, at McPherson, Kan., to parents, Clyde and Velma (Brady) McCoy. He graduated from Wallace High School in 1938. Mac was an athlete and participated in most sports throughout his high school years...
John William O'Brien (03/23/16)
John William O'Brien Dec. 10, 1936 - March 20, 2016 OMAHA, Neb. -- John William O'Brien, age 79, of Osceola, Neb., (formerly of Shelby) passed away March 20, 2016, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Memorial mass will be Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 10 a.m. ...
John A. Cunningham (03/22/16)
John A. Cunningham May 14, 1938 - March 20, 2016 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- John A. Cunningham, 77, died on March 20, 2016, at the Kearney Regional Hospital of Kearney, Neb. He was born May 14, 1938, in Cambridge, Neb. to V. Sam and Helen C. (Heiselman) Cunningham. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1956. He attended the Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln and studied restorative therapy...
Meta M. Dankenbring (03/22/16)
Meta M. Dankenbring March 6, 1917 - March 19, 2016 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Meta M. Dankenbring, 99, died Saturday (March 19, 2016) at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Francis. She was born March 6, 1917, in Cheyenne County, Kan. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Dankenbring in 2001 and great-granddaughter, Alexis Rueb in 1988...
Doris Alice Farr (03/21/16)
Doris Alice Farr Aug. 8, 1925 - March 18, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Doris Alice Farr, age 90, of Cambridge, passed away at the Cambridge Manor on March 18, 2016. She was born near Plum Creek south of Eustis, Neb. on Aug. 8, 1925, to Jesse R. and Frieda L. ...
J. Bruce Hoye (03/21/16)
J. Bruce Hoye Feb. 21, 1941 - March 16, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- J. Bruce Hoye, age 75, of North Platte, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Grand Island, to J. Gerald and Ila (Burmood) Hoye. Bruce received his Masters in art and administration at Kearney State and Undergraduate at Hastings College. ...
Carlton Walter (Walt) McGuire (03/18/16)
Carlton Walter (Walt) McGuire Oct. 12, 1938 - March 17, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Carlton Walter "Walt" McGuire of McCook passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home. He was 77 years old. Walt was born on Oct. 12, 1938, at McCook, the only child of parents Carl Joseph and Berniece Myrtle (Johnson) McGuire. ...
Robert Alexander 'Bob' Daffer (03/18/16)
Robert Alexander 'Bob' Daffer April 1, 1922 - March 17, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Robert Alexander "Bob" Daffer, age 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 17, 2016, at his residence at Brookdale McCook. Robert was born April 1, 1922, to Elmer A. and Helen M. (Green) Daffer in McCook. He grew up in the Lebanon and Danbury area and graduated from Danbury High School in 1940...
Carlton Walter (Walt) McGuire (03/17/16)
Carlton Walter (Walt) McGuire Oct. 12, 1938 - March 17, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Carlton Walter (Walt) McGuire, 77, died today (March 17, 2016), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Services are pending with Herrmann-Jones Funeral Home in McCook.
Otis Presson Dewey (03/17/16)
Otis Presson Dewey May 30, 1930 - March 15, 2016 COLBY, Kan. -- Otis Presson Dewey, 85, of McDonald, Kan., died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby. He was born May 30, 1930, in Denver, Colo., to Chauncey and LaVon (Presson) Dewey. ...
Dorothy Marie Wilson (03/14/16)
Dorothy Marie Wilson Feb. 15, 1924 - March 13, 2016 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Dorothy Marie Wilson, age 92, McCook, passed away at Community Hospital in McCook on Sunday March 13, 2016. She was born in Kaufman, Texas, on Feb. 15, 1924, to Bar B. and Eva (Stanfield) Clopp. Dorothy grew up during hard times, picking cotton to help supplement the family income...
Mabel I. Zimmerman (03/07/16)
Mabel I. Zimmerman June 24, 1919 - March 6, 2016 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Mabel Irene (Wurm) Zimmerman was born June 24, 1919, at the farm of Andrew M. and Elizabeth (Schiessler) Wurm. She passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Brookdale in McCook, Nebraska, at the age of 96...
Richard Lee Holman (03/10/16)
Richard Lee Holman Aug. 29. 1946 - March 7, 1916 NEW YORK, NY -- Richard Lee Holman died from complications of lung cancer and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) on March 7, 2016, in New York City. Born in McCook, Neb., he was a beloved husband, son, brother and uncle, and a journalist all of his life. ...
Celia Maxine Railsback Brown (03/11/16)
Celia Maxine Railsback Brown March 2, 1928 - March 9, 2016 OGALLALA, Neb. -- Celia Maxine Railsback Brown, age 88, of Ogallala, formerly of the Lebanon area, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at her home. Maxine was born March 2, 1928, in Norton County, Kansas (1/2 mile from the Nebraska state line) to John L. ...
Clive N. Curtis (03/10/16)
Clive N. Curtis Jan. 30, 1951 - March 7, 2016 EATON, West Australia -- Clive N. Curtis, 65, died unexpectedly on Monday (March 7, 2016) at his home in Eaton, West Australia. He was born Jan. 30, 1951. He and Joy were married on April 19, 1968. They had two sons, Brendon and Dean. Brendon died Feb. 27, 2016...
Lois (Snyder) Chandler Magrath (03/10/16)
Lois (Snyder) Chandler Magrath May 20, 1931 - Feb. 7, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- Lois (Snyder) Chandler Magrath passed away Feb. 7, 2016, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lois was born May 20, 1931, to F.S. "Pete" Snyder and Eunice (Boland) Snyder in Prairie View, Kan. ...
Valera (Murphy) Brakhahn (03/10/16)
Valera (Murphy) Brakhahn June 7, 1939 - March 8, 2016 HASTINGS, Neb. -- Valera (Murphy) Brakhahn left this earth to be with her heavenly father on March 8, 2016 at the age of 76. Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 501 N Burlington Ave. in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating...
Lavern Denker (03/09/16)
Lavern Denker WAUNETA, Neb. -- Lavern Denker, 90, died Tuesday (March 8, 2016), at the Sunrise Heights Nursing home in Wauneta. Survivors include his wife, Elinor Denker of Wauneta; children, Patricia Ann Polly of Lincoln, Terry Eugene Denker and Lynn William Denker, both of Wauneta; brother-in-law, Richard Greeley of Wauneta; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren...
G. Nadine Boyington Flemming (03/09/16)
G. Nadine Boyington Flemming Oct. 2, 1931 - March 6, 2016 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- G. Nadine Boyington Flemming, 84, died Sunday (March 6, 2016), at Good Samaritan Society in Goodland. She was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Cheyenne County. She was a homemaker...
Richard Charles DeHaven (03/09/16)
Richard Charles DeHaven March 20, 1942 - March 5, 2016 ST. FRANCIS, Kan. -- Richard Charles DeHaven, 73, died Saturday (March 5, 2016), at his home in Bird City. He was born March 20, 1942, in Sedgwick, Kansas. He was a custodial supervisor. Survivors include his children, Devin DeHaven of Wesminster, Colo., and Hollie Patterson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sister, Barbara Caffil of Newton, Kan...
Colton Eggleston (03/09/16)
Colton Eggleston Aug. 21, 2008 - Feb.27, 2016 OCONTO, Neb. -- Colton K. Eggleston, age 7, of Oconto, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday Feb. 27, 2016. Funeral services were Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at the SEM High School Gymnasium at Sumner with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Burial was at Oconto Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday March 1, 2016, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present...
Janis Hennig Felker (03/08/16)
Janis Hennig Felker Oct. 6, 1966 - March 3, 2016 ADAMS, Neb. -- Janis Ann Henning Felker, 49, died Thursday (March 3, 2016), at her home in Adams. She was born Oct. 6, 1966 to parents, Erwin and Velma Hennig. Survivors include her husband, Mark; children, Laurel and husband, Brian Andrews, Seth, Amanda and Jedidiah; parents, Erwin and Velma Hennig of Tekamah; mother and father-in-law, Jerry and Sharon Felker of McCook and two grandchildren...
Vira 'Vi' K. Colson (03/08/16)
Vira 'Vi' K. Colson April 9, 1939 - March 4, 2016 KIMBALL, Neb. -- Vira "Vi" K. Colson, 76, of Kimball, died at Kimball Health Services on Friday, March 4, 2016. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.. on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Pine Bluffs Baptist Church with Pastor Dan DeBruyn officiating. ...
Donald Bruce Hamilton (03/08/16)
Donald Bruce Hamilton Feb. 20, 1962 -Jan. 23, 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Donald Bruce Hamilton, 53 years old, died Jan. 23, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale from injuries he sustained from a fall. Bruce was born Feb. 20, 1962, in McCook, Neb., the sixth of eight children to Larry and Marjorie Hamilton. ...
Richard 'Dick' Alan Rima (03/07/16)
Richard 'Dick' Alan Rima May 29, 1947 - March 6, 2016 MCCOOK, Neb. -- Richard "Dick" Alan Rima was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Community Hospital. He was 68 years old. Dick was born on May 29, 1947, in McCook to Fred and Peggy (Coleman) Rima. ...
Pansy D. Price (03/07/16)
Pansy D. Price June 8, 1925 - March 6, 2016 OBERLIN, Kan. -- Pansy D. Price, 90, died Sunday (March 6, 2016), at Smith Center Health and Rehab in Smith Center. She was born June 8, 1925, in Oronoque, Kan. to Floyd and Ruth (Butler) Wiltfong. She grew up in Norton County and graduated from Norcatur Rural High School in 1943. She resided on a farm near Clayton, then at Whispering Pines in Norton before moving to Smith Center...
Avon L. Arms (03/07/16)
Avon L. Arms HASTINGS, Neb. -- Avon L. Arms, 76, of Cozad, died Thursday (March 3, 2016), at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. A memorial service is Tuesday, March 8, 2016,10 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad with the Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Inurnment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery. Cremation was chosen...
Robert William Uerling (03/07/16)
Robert William Uerling Jan. 4, 1930 - March 4, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Robert William Uerling, age 86, of Indianola, Neb., passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Robert was born Jan. 4, 1930, at the family home in Red Willow County to parents, Paul Mathias and Josephine Marie (Goodenkauf) Uerling. Growing up, Robert attended school at Red Willow, graduating with the class of 1947. Following high school, Robert started farming...
Bonnie Jean Steinbrink (03/03/16)
Bonnie Jean (Thompson) Steinbrink Aug. 2, 1962 -March 1, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Bonnie Jean (Thompson) Steinbrink, age 53, of North Platte, passed away March 1, 2016, at her home in North Platte. Bonnie was born in Attleboro, Mass. on Aug. 2, 1962, to Donald and Carol (Ford) Thompson. ...
Michael Louis Snyder (03/03/16)
Michael Louis Snyder July 30, 1955 - Feb. 23, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Michael Louis Snyder, 60, died Feb. 23, 2016, in McCook. He was born July 30, 1955, in Denver, Colo., to Howard and Patty Dean. He grew up in Denver and built furniture and cabinets until his retirement. He also loved restoring cars and spending time with family and friends...
Beverly Maris (03/03/16)
Beverly Maris WAUNETA, Neb. -- Beverly Maris, 86, of Wauneta died Tuesday (March 1, 2016), at Imperial Manor Nursing Home, Imperial. Survivors include her husband, Harold Maris of Wauneta; children, Jon Maris and wife, Diana, of Page, Ariz., Joe Maris and wife, Rene, of Stratton, and Jeff Maris and wife, Laura of Wauneta; sister, Clois Ann Fiala of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren...
Lila Viola Adams (03/03/16)
Lila Viola Adams Oct. 20, 1926 - March 2, 2016 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Lila Viola Adams, 89, of Arapahoe, died on Wednesday (March 2, 2016), at the CA Mues Good Samaritan Nursing Home of Arapahoe. She was born on Oct. 20, 1926, to Virtus and Joycie (Vise) Helton on the farm south of Cambridge, Neb. . In 1937, the family moved to Beaver City and opened a café. She graduated from the Beaver City High School in 1943. She married Donald Adams on Aug. 23, 1947...
Kennith Martin Brant (03/02/16)
Kennith Martin Brant Jan. 29, 1926 - Feb. 28, 2016 EUDORA, Kan. -- Kennith Martin Brant, 90, a resident of McCook, Neb., for nearly 45 years, died in Eudora on Feb. 28, 2016. He was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Cheyenne County, Kan. to John and Amy Prickett Brant. He attended school north of Haigler and high school in Benkelman...
Teresa Jean Carlin (03/01/16)
Teresa J. Carlin June 13, 1950 - Feb. 29, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Teresa J. Carlin age 65, of McCook, passed away at her home on Feb. 29, 2016. She was born in Hildreth, Neb., on June 13, 1950, to Lester and Irene (Warnken) Hubert. Teresa went to school in Upland, graduating from Upland High School in 1968. She attended Kearney State College for two years where she took business and finance classes...
Wayne Henry Pick (03/01/16)
Wayne Henry Pick July 21, 1933 - Feb. 29, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Wayne Henry Pick of McCook passed away Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was 82 years old. Wayne was born on July 21, 1933, at Quick, Neb., to parents, Henry and Mary (Andrijeski) Pick. He graduated from McCook High School in 1951...