McCOOK, Nebraska -- Laura Jane (Morgan/Kummer) Eby passed away at McCook Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the age of 87.
Laura was born June 29, 1923 in Cambridge, NE to Ansel and Norah (Telford) Baker. She attended school and graduated from Cambridge, Nebraska.
Laura was a lifelong member of the American Legion.
She married Clarence B. Morgan on May 30, 1944 in Cambridge, Nebraska. Two children were born of this marriage.
She married Stanley F. Kummer on July 29, 1949, in Indianola, Nebraska. Five children were born of this marriage. She worked hard all her life raising her family which was the most important thing in her life.
She enjoyed crocheting and making crafts which she passed on to her children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lois Caldwell, two infant sisters; husbands, Clarence Morgan and Stanley Kummer; son-in- law, Charlie Ortiz; daughter-in-law, Carrie Morgan; granddaughter, Kristie Allen; grandson, Jason Allen; great-granddaughter, Tianna Ortiz, and great-great-granddaughter, Shantel Byrne.
She is survived by two sons and five daughters: Clarence Morgan of Omaha, Nebraska, Donna Peterson (Duane) of Agra, Kansas, James Kummer (Sharon), Mary Ortiz, Pat Guthrie (Lee) all of McCook, Darlene Wahrman (Francis) and Diana Allen (Pat) both of Herndon, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Theresa Stratman of Arvada, Colorado, Gladys Kummer of Greeley, Colorado; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nine great- great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces and friends.
Rosary will be Monday at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in McCook. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial may be given in her name to American Cancer Society, MS Foundation or Diabetes Foundation.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.