CURTIS -- Beverly Lorene Jurgens, 83, died Wednesday (Jan. 9, 2008), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
She was born Aug. 2, 1924, to John Francis and Violet (Halsey) McDermott in Lincoln County, Neb. She grew up in Sommerset, and attended grade schools north and south of North Platte. She went to high school in Curtis graduating from University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1942.
On Aug. 11, 1946, she married Glenn Jurgens at Wellfleet.
She was active in the United Methodist Church of Curtis, a PEO chapter member for more than 50 years, was a member of the ladies golf league in Curtis, the Curtis Little Theater, Tuesday Bridge Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Investment Club, the Art Club and the Easter Pageant. She was also an accomplished artist.
She was preceded in death by her son, John Chris Jurgens, and a brother-in-law, Chris Jurgens.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn John Jurgens of Curtis; two sons, Randy and wife, Cheryl Jurgens of Lincoln, and Rod and wife, Jo Jurgens of Lamar, Mo.; a daughter, Pam Jurgens of North Platte; a brother, Doug and wife, Alice McDermott of North Platte; two sisters, Betty and husband, Harry Whitner of Maryville, Tenn., and Barb and husband, Dale Ness of Dent, Minn.; sisters-in-law Frances and husband, Marvin Greenwood of Wellfleet, and Shirley Jurgens of North Platte; a brother-in-law, George "Porge" and wife, Betty Jurgens of Curtis; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 3 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Curtis with the Rev. Kevin Burkhardt officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.
Memorials are suggested to the Frontier Co. Ambulance, First United Methodist Church, or the Curtis Community Center.
Online condolences can be given at www.blasestrauser.com
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.