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E. Alberta Wolf

Monday, April 30, 2007

Feb. 25, 1909 - April 28, 2007

E. Alberta Wolf, 98, died Saturday (April 28, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing home in McCook.

She was born on the family farm north of Bartley in Red Willow County on Feb. 25, 1909, to Richard and Harriet Martha Phoebe "Mattie" (Jennings) Burton.  She attended rural school, traveling on horseback.  She graduated from Bartley High School in 1927.  She went to Kearney State Teachers College for one year.  She returned to the Bartley area and taught two years at Champion District rural school. 

On April 4, 1930, she was united in marriage to Leo Wolf at her parents' home.  He preceded her in death on May 19, 1993.  The couple lived in Alma, moving back to Frontier County in 1945.  They traveled all of their lives, going to Europe, Israel and the Holy Land, Hawaii, South Pacific and to Alaska.

Upon retirement they moved to Bartley in 1966.  She moved to Willow Ridge in McCook in 1996, later to Hidden Pines Assisted Living and two years ago to Hillcrest Nursing home.

She was a member of the Kemper United Methodist Church receiving her 75 year pin in 2001, she was very active in the UMW.  She was a 4-H leader, belonged to the Orafino Community Club, Merry Homemakers, and was a Sunday school teacher.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; one great-grandson, Christopher Files; three sisters, Lola, Grace and Hannah; and two brothers, Lyman and Levi Burton.

She is survived by her two daughters, Rita King of Lakewood, Colo. and Letha and husband, Marlin Perks of Stockville; three sons, Marlyn and wife, Yvonne of Gothenburg, Dale and wife, Evelyn of Blacksburg, Va., and Wayne and Helen of Bryan, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the Kemper United Methodist Church in Bartley on Thursday, 2 p.m., with the Rev. Dean Burton officiating.  Interment will be in the Bartley Cemetery. 

Memorials may be left in her name to the Bartley Ambulance or the Kemper United Methodist Church.

Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.