STRATTON -- Adeline M. Stehno, 79, died Saturday (Sept.7, 2002) at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
She was born June 30, 1923, to Joseph and Rosie (Kacirek) Janousek, south of Stratton in Rawlins County, Kan., and attended Prairie View country school near her home. She later attended Notre Dame Academy in Omaha, where she graduated from high school in 1941. After returning to the Stratton area, she worked as a nurse for Dr. L. B. Brown from 1941 to 1946.
On Oct. 23, 1946, she married Raymond W. Stehno at St. John's Catholic Church near Beardsley, Kan., and together they made their home on a farm north of Stratton. In 1992 they moved to their home in Stratton.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph's Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and the Busy Bee Club. She served as a 4-H leader for 20 years, and as a volunteer at Grandview Retirement Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; half brothers, Vacy Vrbas, Blase Vrbas, and Victor Vrbas; and sister Sylviann and husband, Joseph "Red" Kletchka.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Stehno of Stratton; daughters, Karen Stute and husband, Kenneth Stute of Holdrege, Janet and husband, Gary Faimon of Perry, Kan., Lynda and husband, Bob Wilkinson of North Platte, Anita and husband, Gerard Pochop of Atwood; son, Frank Stehno and wife, Pat of Stratton; sisters Rose Marie and husband, Rudy Faimon of North Platte and Beatrice and husband, Joe Kanak of Atwood; brother, Jerome Janousek and wife, Viola of Atwood; half-brother, Bernard Vrbas and wife, Evelyn of West, Texas; sisters-in-law, Alice Vrbas of Stratton, and Martha Vrbas and Margie Vrbas both of Atwood; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratton with the Rev. Bernard Lorenz as celebrant. Interment will follow services at Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton.
The rosary will be recited tonight, 7:30 p.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stratton.
Visitation will be today until 4 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel in Stratton.
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be given in her name to Grandview Retirement Center in Stratton.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton is in charge of arrangements.