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Obituaries from December 2016

Boyd Foster Stroup (12/29/16)
Boyd Foster Stroup Sept. 17, 1930 - Dec. 27, 2016 BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Boyd Stroup was born Sept. 17, 1930, in the Presbyterian parsonage in Benkelman. He passed away in the Dundy County Hospital on Dec. 27, 2016. His parents were Ralph Edwin Stroup and Ruth Helena (Foster) Stroup...
Timothy Earl Bennett (12/27/16)
Timothy Earl Bennett Jan. 1, 1953 - Dec. 24, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Timothy Earl Bennett, age 63, of McCook, passed away on Dec. 24, 2016, at his home in McCook after a short but very courageous battle with cancer. Tim was born on Jan. 1, 1953, in Kearney, Neb., the son of Harold Earl Bennett and Margaret (Patty) Mildred (McMahan) Bennett...
Mercedes Bunnell (12/29/16)
Mercedes "Mercy" Bunnell Dec. 30, 1938 - Dec. 28, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Mercedes "Mercy" Bunnell of Culbertson passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Sunrise Heights of Wauneta in Wauneta, Neb. She was 77 years old. Mercy was born Dec. 30, 1938, in Sweet Water, Texas, to parents, Jose and Sapopa (Zapata) Rosas. She was one of two daughters...
Rosemary Catt (12/28/16)
Rosemary Catt Nov. 23, 1923 -Dec. 28, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Rosemary Catt, age 93, of Lebanon, Neb., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Rosemary was born Nov. 23, 1923, in Lebanon to parents, Michael and Mary C. (Clemons) DeVoe. Rosemary grew up in Lebanon, one of three children. She graduated from Lebanon High School with the class of 1940...
Edna Elizabeth Dicke (12/28/16)
Edna Elizabeth Dicke Feb. 22, 1925 - Dec. 28, 2016 YORK, Neb. -- Edna Elizabeth Dicke, age 91, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at York Heartstone in York. Edna Elizabeth Adkinson was born on Feb. 22, 1925, in rural Dundy County, Neb., near Parks to Edwin Franklin Adkinson and Viola Pearl (Campbell) Adkinson...
Edward Sis (12/29/16)
Edward Sis May 19, 1929 - Dec. 26, 2016 IMPERIAL, Neb. -- Edward V. "Eddie" Sis was born May 19, 1929, in a farmhouse in Rawlins County, Kan., to Louis and Margaret "Maggie" (Boyle) Sis. Eddie graduated from Stratton High School in 1947 and attended Regis College in Denver, Colorado...
Duane Wilson (12/29/16)
Duane Wilson BENKELMAN, Neb. -- Duane Wilson, 75, of Dundy County, died Tuesday (Dec. 27, 2016), at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Wilson of Parks, Neb.; children, JaNan Cooper and husband, Greg of St. Francis, Kan., Jason Wilson of Moses Lake, Wash., David Wilson of Padre Island, Texas and Devina Sanford and husband, Brandon of Benkelman; sisters, Sharlane Jones and husband, Tom of Benkelman and Bonny Smith and husband, Jim of Arvada, Colo.; sister-in-law, Marjorie Wilson of Lincoln, Neb.; and six grandchildren.. ...
C. Dale Derby (12/28/16)
C. Dale Derby Dec. 7, 1957 - Dec. 26, 2016 PALISADE, Neb. -- Clarence Dale Derby, 59, of Palisade, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Hastings, Neb. He was born Dec. 7, 1957, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the son of William Clarence Derby and Doris Ann (Anderson) Lightner...
Paul D. "Bud" Smith (12/28/16)
Paul D. "Bud" Smith Oct. 12, 1927 - Dec. 28, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Paul D. "Bud" Smith, age 89, of Cambridge, passed away early Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. He was born in Cambridge on Oct. 12, 1927, to Charles and Eva (Perdue) Smith. Bud grew up on the farm south of Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1945...
Howard Martin Chambers (12/27/16)
Howard Martin Chambers Jan. 5, 1940 - Dec. 24, 2016 LEXINGTON, Neb. -- Howard Martin Chambers, 76, of Lexington, passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington. Howard was born to John and Elsie (Warren) Chambers on Jan. 5, 1940, near Holbrook, Neb...
Alfred Arlo Hinton (12/27/16)
Alfred Arlo Hinton April 19, 1923 - Dec. 24, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Alfred Arlo Hinton was born on April 19, 1923, son of Albert and Mary Berniece (Blake) Hinton. After this last short illness, he departed this life on Dec. 24, 2016, at the Cambridge (Tri-Valleys) Nursing home at the age of 93...
Duane Alvin Dodson (12/27/16)
Duane Alvin Dodson Sept. 18, 1933 - Dec. 25, 2016 MAYWOOD, Neb. -- Duane Alvin Dodson, age 83, of Maywood, passed away of pancreatic cancer at his home on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. Duane was born Sept. 18, 1933, to Harold and Dorothea (Loghry) Dodson in Frontier County, Neb., and grew up on the ranch. ...
DuReece Gehring (12/23/16)
DuReece Gehring Nov. 19, 1925 - Dec. 16, 2016 BERTRAND, Neb. -- DuReece Gehring, 91, of Bertrand, (formerly of Indianola, Neb.), died Friday (Dec. 16, 2016), at the Bertrand Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 19, 1925, in Harlan County, Neb., to Arnold and Nina (Simmons) Davis. She graduated from Alma Public Schools in 1943...
Georgia "George" L. Longley (12/23/16)
Georgia "George" L. Longley Jan. 4, 1941 - Dec. 21, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Georgia "George" L. Longley, 75, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. She was born on Jan. 4, 1941, in McCook, Neb., to George and Wilma (Ahrens) Schleeman. She was employed with Square D and retired from Gooch Foods. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great -grandchildren...
Caroline Lawson (12/20/16)
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Caroline Lawson (12/21/16)
Caroline Lawson Aug. 1, 1946 - Dec. 19, 2016 BARTLEY, Neb. -- Caroline Lawson, 70, of Bartley, died Monday (Dec. 19, 2016), at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Services are Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, 11 a.m. at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge, Neb. Inurnment will follow at the Bartley Cemetery in Bartley...
Shirley Jean Becker (12/21/16)
Shirley Jean Becker Sept. 19, 1932 - Nov. 5, 2016 MISSOULA, Mont. -- Shirley Jean Becker, age 84, of Missoula, formerly of Beaver City, Neb., passed away at the Hillside Health Care Center in Missoula on Nov. 5, 2016. She was born Sept. 19, 1932, in McCook, Neb., the daughter of Ira and Evelyn (Ball) Flanagin...
Elaine Johnson (12/21/16)
Elaine Johnson Dec. 8, 1924 - Dec. 3, 2016 SIDNEY, Neb. -- Elaine Johnson, 91, formerly of Omaha, Neb., died Saturday evening, Dec. 3, 2016, at Sloan's Estates in Sidney. Memorial services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in the United Methodist Church in Chappell, Neb., with Pastor David Abbott officiating. Services will conclude at the church...
Edwin Otto Gustav Helms (12/15/16)
Edwin Otto Gustav Helms Aug. 22, 1919 - Dec. 13, 2016 ARAPAHOE, Neb. -- Edwin Otto Gustav Helms, 97, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2016), at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood, Neb. He was born Aug. 22, 1919, on the family farm northeast of Arapahoe to Henry and Bertha (Hinz) Helms...
Gary 'Garyboy' Edwin Laverack (12/12/16)
Gary 'Garyboy' Edwin Laverack Aug. 6, 1951 -Dec. 11, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Gary Laverack was born on Aug. 6, 1951, at McCook, Neb., to Vernon and Juanita (Roepke) Laverack and passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Good Samaritan in Arapahoe, Neb., at the age of 65...
Laura M. Fraser (12/14/16)
Laura M. Fraser Dec. 9, 1941 - Dec. 11, 2016 NORFOLK, Neb. -- Laura M. Fraser, 75, of Norfolk, passed away Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Faith Regional Hospital, Norfolk. She was born Dec. 9, 1941, in Roy, N.M. to parents, George W. and Laura V. (Case) Payton. She attended grade school in Roy and graduated from Roy High School in New Mexico...
Elaine L. (Meyer) Bedore (12/14/16)
Elaine L. (Meyer) Bedore Jan. 13, 1931 - Dec. 14, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Elaine L. Bedore died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 85. She was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Gosper County, Neb., where she grew up on the family farm north of Arapahoe, Neb...
Arwid H. "Bud" Carey (12/14/16)
Arwid H. "Bud" Carey Aug. 30, 1920 - Dec. 11, 2016 CLEARFIELD, Utah -- Arwid H. "Bud" Carey, age 96, died Dec. 11, 2016, following a brief illness, at his home surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Carey was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dorean...
Arthur "Pee Wee" Duane Blume (12/09/16)
Arthur 'Pee Wee' Duane Blume Aug. 30 1934 - Dec. 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Arthur Duane "Pee Wee" Blume, age 82, of McCook, passed away unexpectedly at his home in McCook on Dec. 6, 2016. He was 82 years old. Duane was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Atwood, Kan., to parents, Elmer and Ruth (Wilkinson) Blume. He was one of three children. The family later moved to Culbertson, Neb., where Duane graduated from Culbertson High School with the Class of 1946...
Eldon R. Cook (12/06/16)
Eldon R. Cook Dec. 1, 1931 - Dec. 4, 2016 SEATTLE, Wash. -- Eldon R. Cook passed into eternal life on Dec. 4, 2016, at the age of 85. Eldon was the youngest son of the late Casper and Lillie Cook of Imperial, Neb. Eldon graduated as an Imperial Longhorn, from the class of "49," and then went on to graduate first from McCook Community College with an associates degree and then on to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business administration...
Yvonne Charlene Austin (12/09/16)
Yvonne Charlene Austin Jan. 1,1 949 - Dec. 7, 2016 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Yvonne was born on Jan. 1, 1949, to John Henry and Aletha Bessie (McConnell) McBride in Ainsworth, Neb. She graduated from McCook High School in 1967. She then attended Kearney State College in Kearney, Neb., earning her Bachelors in Biology in 1971 and then her Masters in Biology in 1987. Yvonne worked as a program specialist for the State of Nebraska in the Department of Environmental Quality for 22 years, retiring in 2014...
Steven E. Newton (12/06/16)
Steven E. Newton June 10, 1947 - Dec. 5, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Steven E. Newton, age 69, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at his home in McCook. Steven was born June 10, 1947, to parents, Herbert and Betty Jean (Esch) Newton in McCook. He was one of four children growing up in McCook, graduating from McCook High with the Class of 1965...
Merlin Charles Diederich (12/07/16)
Merlin Charles Diederich April 2, 1932 - Dec. 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Merlin Charles Diederich passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at his home in McCook at the age of 84, after a battle with cancer. He was born on April 2, 1932, at Selden, Kan., to parents, Charles H. and Matilda Lydia (Harold) Diederich. He graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1949...
William Arthur "Bill" Stewart (12/07/16)
William Arthur Stewart Aug. 8, 1927 - Dec. 6, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- William Arthur Stewart of McCook passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at El Dorado Manor in Trenton, Neb. Bill was 89 years old. Bill was born on Aug. 8, 1927, in Culbertson, Neb., to parents, Arthur Lee and Nellie M. ...
Richard "Dick" Francis Powell (12/05/16)
Richard "Dick" Francis Powell April 7, 1920 - Dec. 3, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Richard "Dick" Francis Powell, age 96, of McCook, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. Dick was born April 7, 1920, in Indianola, Neb., to parents, Francis F. and Dorothy (Collins) Powell. Dick was one of four children growing up in Indianola, where he graduated from Indianola High School with the Class of 1937. Dick furthered his education at McCook Community College, McCook...
Ronald Dean Banzhaf (12/05/16)
Ronald Dean Banzhaf Feb. 26, 1940 - Dec. 3, 2016 CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Ronald Dean Banzhaf, 76, of Cambridge passed away on Dec. 3, 2016, at the Cambridge Manor. He was born on Feb. 26, 1940, on the farm of his parents, Walter F. and Margaret E. (Allen) Banzhaf, in rural Frontier County near Orafino. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1958. He volunteered for the draft in May 1959 and was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was honorably discharged in February 1965...
Shirley Ann Bishop (12/05/16)
Shirley Ann Bishop Sept. 27, 1941 - Dec. 3, 2016 CULBERTSON, Neb. -- Shirley Ann Bishop of Culbertson went to Heaven to be with her Savior and Lord Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook. She was 75 years old. Shirley was born in McCook on Sept. 27, 1941, to Dorsey Freeman Archie Wilson and Lula Mable (Gray) Wilson. The family lived in Hayes County, Neb., where Shirley graduated from Hayes Center High School with the Class of 1958...
David E. John (12/05/16)
David E. John Sept. 14, 1939 - Dec. 2, 2016 TOLEDO, Ohio -- David E. John, 77, of Toledo, passed away Dec. 2, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama, Iowa. There will be no public funeral service...
Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman (12/05/16)
Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman March 23, 1923 - Dec. 2, 2016 McCOOK, Neb. -- Marjorie "Elaine" Hartman, age 93, of McCook, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at Community Hospital in McCook. Elaine was born March 23, 1923, to parents, Louie E and Gladys Mae (Bailey) Sonday. She was one of six children growing up in Brewster, Kan. The family later moved to Lebanon, Neb., where Elaine graduated from Lebanon High School with the Class of 1940...
John Degley (12/01/16)
John Degley Jan. 25, 1958 - Nov. 30, 2016 NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- John Degley, age 58, of McCook, Neb., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Great Plains Health in North Platte. John was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany on Jan. 25, 1958, to John and Margot Kay (Maur) Degley. ...
Joy Arline Horn (12/01/16)
Joy Arline Horn July 8, 1928 - Nov. 27, 2016 BEAVER CITY, Neb. -- Joy Arline Horn, 88, of Beaver City, died Sunday (Nov. 27, 2016) at Beaver City Manor. She was born on July 8, 1928, at Valentine, Neb., to Edmond and Grace (Patton) Carter. She graduated from Genoa High School in 1945 and taught in rural schools in Nance and Platte counties in Nebraska...