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Willa Marie Arent (Owens) Mortimore

Monday, October 1, 2012

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Willa Marie Arent (Owens) Mortimore

Feb. 13, 1916 - Sept. 28, 2012

CURTIS, Nebraska -- Willa Marie (Arent) Owens Mortimore, 96, of Curtis died Friday (Sept. 28, 2012), at Linden Court in North Platte, Nebraska.

She was born Feb. 13, 1916, to Fred Fredrick and Elizabeth Marie (Podewitz) Arent in Kearney County near Minden, Nebraska. They later moved to Cambridge, then Culbertson. In the spring of 1928, her family moved to Frontier County south of Stockville, where they built a home.

She married Richard T. Owens on Feb. 6, 1936. To this union four children were born Patsie Lee, Harold Edward, John Charles and Shirley Ann. Dick died on May 19, 1945. She later married Ervin Cecil Mortimore in 1948.

She was preceded in death by husband, Dick Owens; husband Ervin Mortimore; parents, Fred and Elizabeth Arent; four infant children; step-son, Richard Lyle Owens; granddaughter, Bonny Jane Owens; grandson, Richard Dean Gardner; five brothers, Leslie, Pete, Ted, Dude and Fritz; and one sister, Edna Kotschwar.

She is survived by children, Patsie (Russell) Wood of Cambridge, Nebraska, Harold (Mary) Owens of Hill City, South Dakota, John (Bernita) Owens of Stockville, Nebraska, Shirley Owens of Curtis; brother, Chuck (Carol) Arent of Red Feather, Colorado; sisters, Beverly Johnson, Cozad, Nebraska and Onie Greenlee of North Platte; seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren

Funeral services are at United Church of Christ in Stockville, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 10:30 am with Dale Heimer officiating. Interment will follow in the Arbor Cemetery in Stockville.

Visitation is at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis, today until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established in her name, c/o Kevin Owens, 38910 HWY 23, Curtis, NE 69025.

To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.