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Pauline Nutt

Monday, February 18, 2008

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Aug. 29, 1913 - Feb. 15, 2008

CURTIS -- Pauline Roberta Poteet Nutt, 94, died Friday (Feb. 15, 2008), at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.

She was born to Arthur and Stella (Hinton) Poteet at Curtis, on Aug. 29, 1913. She moved with her family to Wichita, Kan., to live with her grandparents after the death of her father. She attended schools in Wichita and worked in the grocery stores owned by her grandfather.

In 1929, she returned to Curtis. In 1930, she married John Nutt in Oberlin. In 1933, they moved to a farm south of Curtis and farmed there until 1949, when they moved into Curtis. They farmed for several years and then leased the farm because of John's health. John died July 25, 1963. She remained in Curtis until 1974, when she retired and moved to Buffalo Bill Manor in North Platte.

She is a member of the United Methodist Church of Curtis, a charter member of the Federated Garden Club at Curtis, the Frontier Historical Society of Curtis, the Lincoln Historical Society of North Platte and a former member of the RSVP.

She was the first dorm mother hired for the new University School of Agriculture at Curtis. She was dorm mother for four years and a supervisor for six years for the school at Curtis.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Marion Lee; her parents; twin brothers, Dale and Gayle; and an infant brother.

Survivors include her son, Jon "Bill" (Judy) Nutt of Curtis; one granddaughter, Rhonda (Dr. James Jochim) of Byron; one sister, Eva Votaw of Wellfleet; and two sisters- in -law, Evelyn Poteet of Joplin, Mo., and Dolly Poteet of Wichita, Kan.; and two great-grandsons.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Curtis Cemetery, with Norris Grous officiating.

Visitation will be today until 8 pm, at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.

Memorials are suggested to the Frontier County Ambulance or the Frontier Historical Society at Curtis.

Online condolences may be given to the family at www.blasestrauser.com.

Blase-Wetzel-Strauser is in charge of arrangements.