BENKELMAN -- Georgia Earnest, 87, died Wednesday (Dec. 11, 2002) at her home in Benkelman.
She was born Feb. 18, 1915 in Dundy County, to Elmer and Grace (King) Cannon, and attended school in Benkelman where she was a member of the graduating class of 1932.
On Oct. 24, 1936, she married Maxwell Earnest at Benkelman. They owned and operated Earnest's Market on Main Street in Benkelman for many years before selling the business and retiring in 1970.
She was a life-long resident of Dundy County, and a life-long member of the Benkelman United Methodist Church.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Elmer and Grace Cannon; husband, Maxwell Earnest in 1995; one infant brother; five sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include her daughter, Marcia Earnest of Benkelman; son, Samuel Earnest of Beatrice; and sister, Esther Grace (Susie) Kirkpatrick of San Bernardino, Calif.
Graveside services were today, at 2 p.m. (MST), at the Benkelman Cemetery with Carol Coates officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.