June 5, 1921-Nov. 27, 2006
Murl Lavern Lavery, 85, died Monday (Nov. 27, 2006), at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
He was born June 5, 1921, to Edwin C. and Mary E. "Lizzy" (Bowden) Lavery north of Overton. He attended District No. 42.
He farmed with his father and brother until he married Bethine Bea Blakeslee on March 26, 1949 in the Methodist church in Lexington by Rev. L.R. Davis. They farmed north of Overton, then in 1962 west of Sumner and in 1976 north of Wauneta. They moved to McCook in 1990.
He was preceded in death by his mother on Jan. 16, 1930; his father on Oct. 1, 1978; step-mother Myrle on March 1, 1988; granddaughter Ashley Marie Lavery on July 28, 1988; sister Cleda Eileen Lahm on Feb. 28, 1997; brother Nile Wayne Lavery on Oct. 20, 1999; daughter-in-law, Dianne Ruth Imel Lavery on Dec. 24, 2001; sister-in-law, Lucene Lea (Blakeslee) Miller on June 6, 2000 and husband, Gordon Miller on Nov. 23, 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Bethine of McCook; two daughters, Lana Lou Ator of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Shirley Ann Johnson of McCook; two sons, Lloyd Lee Lavery and companion, Rose Lockhorn, of McCook and Blake Allen Lavery and wife, Pat, of Holdredge; sister, Reta Johnson and husband, Larry, of Lincoln; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, 1:30 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may sign his book today until 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. There will be no public viewing. The casket will be closed. Friends may send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.