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Stephen Kelley Theobald

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Stephen Kelley Theobald

Dec. 24, 1948 - Sept. 24, 2012

BEAVER CITY, Nebraska -- Stephen Kelley Theobald, 63, of Beaver City, died Monday (Sept. 24, 2012), at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege, Nebraska.

He was born Dec. 24, 1948, at McCook, Nebraska, to Carlton "Bootie" and Carol (Harrold) Theobald.

He was a life-long resident of Beaver City. He graduated from Beaver City High School in 1967. He attended Nebraska Christian College in Norfolk, Nebraska, for one year and then attended McCook Junior College for two years. He married Nancy Herron on Oct. 23, 1970, at Beaver City, Nebraska; to this union two children were born. They later divorced. Steve served 26 years with the Nebraska National Guard. He worked for the County of Furnas for the past 36 years as a grader operator.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Beaver City, where he was church treasurer. He also spent time as a councilor for Valley Hope Organization.

He was preceded in death by his father, "Bootie" in 1965 and a niece, Amanda Jo Kasson, in 1981.

Survivors include children, Ryun Theobald and wife, Kim of Sterling, Nebraska, Carrie and husband, James Kavanaugh of Federal Way, Washington; mother, Carol Theobald of Beaver City; brother, Dr. Patrick Theobald and wife, Amber of Marshfield, Missouri; three sisters, Sally and husband, Shelley Lee of Denver, Pennsylvania, Pam and husband, Dan Kasson of Fountain, Colorado, Kathryn and husband, Mark Newman of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services are Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at First Christian Church in Beaver City, with the Rev. Lance Shafer officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City.

Viewing and visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 27, 1 until 8 p.m. at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City.

Memorials may be given to to First Christian Church in Beaver City or Valley Hope, as well as donor's choice.

Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com

Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.