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Fern I. Wolgamott

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

May 2, 1913-Feb. 13, 2005

Fern I. Wolgamott, 91, died Sunday (Feb. 13, 2005) at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis.

She was born May 2, 1913, in Gosper County to Leon J. and Lela O. (Collins) Wilsey. She attended school at Lexington. She moved to McCook in 1995.

She married Wayne O. Wolgamott in the Methodist Church in Lexington on December 24, 1929. She was a swimming pool manager, a security guard at the Tech College in Curtis, a volunteer EMT and ambulance driver for a number of years and she was a Boy Scout Leader. She received the Aksarben Good Neighbor Award.

She belonged to the Rebekah Lodge for 64 years and was a member of the BPO Does.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1987; a daughter, Norma Yeager; three brothers, Fred, Justus and Harold Wilsey; and two sisters, Lena Payne and Thelma Goucher.

Survivors include two sons, Ray Wolgamott of Imperial and Roy Wolgamott and wife, Carolyn of Lincoln; two daughters, Ardis Ruppert of Curtis and Phyllis Ogg and husband, Gerald of McCook; a son-in-law, Harold Yeager of McCook; a brother, Leon Wilsey of Grand Island; four sisters, Lou Smith of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Naomi June Westbrook of North Platte, Beverly Meyers and husband, Gene of Minden and LaDena Beins and husband, Wayne of Spanish Fork, Utah; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Wolgamott and wife, Hilda of Curtis; a sister-in-law, Laura Bell Faucet and husband, Bill of Pendelton, Ore.; 19 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials are being accepted in her name.

Services are Saturday, 10 a.m., at McCook Christian Church with the Rev. Clark Bates officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Curtis Cemetery.

Visitation will be today through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday evening will be private family visitation. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.