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Roy Ulysses Cushing

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Jan. 13, 1940-Aug. 25, 2010

IMPERIAL, Nebraska -- Roy Ulysses Cushing, 70, died Aug. 25, 2010, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial.

He was born Jan. 13, 1940, on a farm north of Stratton, Nebraska to George W. and Thelma B (Wilkinson) Cushing. As a youngster, he attended country school to the eighth grade and went on to graduate from Stratton High School in 1957.

He had many different jobs including working on the railroad, farming, and working as a custodian for Stratton Public Schools.

In 1972, he moved to McCook, Nebraska where he was a fireman and EMT. He also was the circulation manager for the McCook Daily Gazette for several years.

He moved to Imperial in 1989, and was employed as the service manager for Ford New Holland before his retirement. Up until recently, he drove trucks for local farmers in the Imperial area.

He was a member of the Imperial Eagles Club, an associate member of the VFW.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his three sons, George Cushing of Americus, Kansas, John Cushing of Emporia, Kansas, and Jeff Cushing and wife, Mary Jo of Americus; brother, Gary Cushing and wife, Merlena of Manistee, Michigan; and two grandchildren.

A public wake was at the Eagles Club of Imperial on Tuesday.

There was no visitation. He chose cremation.

A memorial has been established in his memory.

Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial is in charge of the arrangements.