BEAVER CITY -- Annabelle R. Linner, 74, died Sunday (July 21, 2002) at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. She was a former resident of McCook and Beaver City.
She was born July 5, 1928, to Floyd and Cora (Thayer) Maret at Moorefield. She attended school in Frontier County. In 1941, the family moved to Hendley where she completed her education.
On June 19, 1945, she married Harold Linner at Norton, Kan. They lived in Hastings and Kearney before moving to Beaver City in 1945, where they farmed. In 1962, they moved to a farm north of Hendley and in 1971, they moved into Beaver City. In 1982, she moved to McCook where she was a cook for the senior center. In 1992, she moved to Grand Island where she worked at a day care, Head Start, Fonner Park and Heritage Zoo. At the time of her death, she was a cook for the senior center in Grand Island.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Grand Island, as well as Eagles and VFW Auxiliary, also of Grand Island. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold in 1978; an infant son; one brother, Paul Maret; and one grandson.
Survivors include seven sons, Ronald Linner and wife, Mary of Bird City, Jim Linner and wife, Cindy of Longmont, Colo., Alvin Linner and wife, Sherri, Junior Linner and wife, Donleyetta and Douglas Linner and wife, Kaye all of Beaver City, Randy Linner and wife, Cindy of Norton and Roger Linner and wife, Kim of Almena, Kan.; five daughters, Kathleen and husband, Larry Tams of Alma, Shirley and husband, Ervin Volgamore of Beaver City, Marjorie and husband, Earl Denio of Stratton, Denise and husband, Lynn Rakes of Cambridge and Beverly and husband, Rodney "Butch" Hilker of Arapahoe; two brothers, Tommy Maret of Fort Worth, Texas and Kenny Maret of Grand Island; six sisters, Sissy Brazda of Grand Island, Babe and husband, Dallas Luthy of Phillips, Genny and husband, Jim Hastings of Colorado Springs, Colo., Peggy and husband, Leonard Mueller of Elizabeth Town, Ky., Bonnie and husband, Lloyd Runyan of Seattle, Wash. and Judy and husband, Lee Sonderup of Genoa; 42 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arapahoe with the Rev. Richard Boring officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City.
Memorial services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island with the Rev. Martin Schmidt officiating.
Viewing will be today until 8 p.m. at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and prior to services Wednesday at the church in Arapahoe.
The family will greet and receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at the Beaver City Community Building.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.