Miscellaneous Adams County, Nebraska Obituaries

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Virgil D. Coutts
Wednesday, April 23, 1997
Former Ayr resident Virgil D. Coutts, 74, of Mountain Home, Idaho, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, in a Boise, Idaho, hospital. Services were April 26 in Mountain Home. Burial was April 28 in Ely Cemetery at Ely, Nev. Mr. Coutts was born Oct. 24, 1922, to Leonard and Mabel (Echternach) Coutts in Manitoba, Can. In 1923 he moved with his family to Ayr. He graduated from Ayr High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1944 he married Ann Corta. He worked for the Nevada State Employement Department. He worked in Ely for 15 years before transferring to the Reno-Sparks Employment Agency in Reno, Nev. He retired in 1986. They moved to Mountain Home. Survivors are his wife; one son, Bradley of Kirkland, Wash.; two sisters, Lurean Smith of Alamogordo, N.M., and Ruby Coutts of Hastings; one brother, Eugene Coutts of Hastings; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, James; one sister; and one brother.

Joe A. Rohla
Superior resident Joe A. Rohla, 86, died Sunday, May 4, 1997, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home chapel in Superior with the Rev. Mark Imel officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Webber Cemetery at Webber, Kan. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Rohla was born Sept. 11, 1910, to James and Clara (Vacek) Rohla in Milligan. He graduated from Webber High School in 1928. He operated the family farm near Webber until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served with the 96th Infantry Division in the Leyte and Okinawa campaigns of the South Pacific during World War II. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to farming. On Dec. 25, 1946, he married Ila M. Larmer. He was a member of the VFW and DAV. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Joann Sankey of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to Webber Cemetery Association.

Clinton R. Edwards
Hardy resident Clinton R. Edwards, 93, died Friday, May 2, 1997, in rural Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Union Church in Hardy with the Rev. Dale Bussinger officiating. Burial will be in Hardy Cemetery at Hardy. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Mr. Edwards was born April 13, 1904, to Robert and Victoria (Atkins) Edwards near Mound City, Mo. On July 21, 1923, he married Velma Leone McKimmey. In 1932 they moved to a farm near Hardy. His wife died Aug. 15, 1993. Survivors are four daughters, Elsie Tallent of Hiawatha, Kan., Norma Hobson of Courtland, Kan., Margaret Tomlinson of Lincoln and Donna Miller of Hardy; six sons, George of Superior, Russell of Geneva, Paul, Glenn and Donald, all of Hardy, and Kenneth of Sabetha, Kan.; 38 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by two sons, Bruce and Robert; one sister, two half sisters, four brothers, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.

Marie B. Bates
Juniata resident Marie B. (Bunde) Bates, 74, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Clinton L. McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery southwest of Hastings. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. The family will be present from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bates was born Jan. 12, 1923, to William and Vera (Nash) Bunde in Adams County. On Aug. 29, 1943, she married Delton Bates. She worked at Midwest Distributor until retiring. She was a lifelong resident of Adams County. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and past member of its Ladies Aid. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Larry of Hastings and Marlyn of Juniata; one daughter, Rochelle Stenner of Hastings; one brother, Willard Bunde of Ayr; eight grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters. Memorials may be given to the family.

Regina M. Sudbeck
Hastings resident Regina M. (David) Sudbeck, 92, of Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace died Monday, May 5, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Rosary is 10 a.m. and services are 10:30 a.m., both Wednesday at Assumption Catholic Church at Assumption with the Rev. Thomas Au officiating. Burial will be in Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home in Hastings. Mrs. Sudbeck was born Oct. 13, 1904, to John and Mary (Phillips) David in Adams County. She attended Assumption Catholic School. On Aug. 30, 1977, she married Ignatius Sudbeck. He died Aug. 29, 1985. She lived in the Juniata area most of her life. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. Survivors are four sisters, Theresa and Anna Mousel, both of Roseland, Loretta Mousel of Kenesaw and Dorothy Hohlfeld of Holstein. She also was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to Assumption Catholic Church.

Richard H. Mangers
Former Adams County resident Richard H. Mangers, 74, of Elburn, Ill., died Saturday, April 26, 1997, at his home following a battle with cancer. Services were April 29 at St. Gall's Catholic Church in Elburn. Conley Funeral Home of Elburn was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Mangers was born Oct. 27, 1922, to Frank and Louise (Haxemaier) Mangers in Adams County. He attended school in Holstein. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943-46. He received the Purple Heart. On Dec. 28, 1946, he married Theresa Klein at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Roseland. They farmed in the Holstein area. In 1953 they moved to Illinois. They farmed in the Aurora, Ill., Batavia, Ill., and Elburn areas. They retired from active farming in 1985. In 1988 they moved into Elburn. He was a member of St. Gall's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus No. 738 of Aurora, Ill., Loyal Order of the Moose No. 682 of Batavia and the American Legion Post No. 630 of Elburn. Survivors are his wife; three daughters, Linda Meyer and Beverly Rissman, both of Sugar Grove, Ill., and Betty Ringhouse of Maple Park, Ill.; three sons, Roger and Kenneth, both of Maple Park, and William of Elburn; two brothers, Raymond of Aurora, Ill., and Francis of Roseland; four sisters, Bernice Beiriger of Aurora, Ill., Irene Willmes of Roseland, Lucille Willmes of Hastings and Marian Petersen of Santa Barbara, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to St. Gall's Building Fund or Fox Valley Hospice in care of Conley Funeral Home, P.O. Box A, Elburn, IL 60119.

Beatrice B. McNeill
Hastings resident Beatrice B. (Teeple) McNeill, 93, of 1812 W. 11th St. died Sunday, May 4, 1997, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Cheryl Ann Elfond officiating. Private burial will be at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation is 8:30 a.m. until services Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. McNeill was born April 20, 1904, to Byron and Lynette (Story) Teeple in Stanley, Wis. She attended Lincoln High School. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in art and English literature. She was a kindergarten through primary teacher at Yutan for four years. On June 17, 1930, she married Dr. Lloyd McNeill in Campbell. They moved to Hastings in 1963. Her husband died May 29, 1983. She was a decorator for Swan's Furniture for many years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as worthy matron, and the Medical Auxiliary Board. A scholarship trust is being established at the Creighton University School of Nursing Mary Lanning Campus as a memorial to the McNeills. Memorials also may be given to Hastings Public Library Foundation.

Rose M. Faber
Holstein resident Rose M. (Pittz) Faber, 88, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Rosary is 8 p.m. Thursday and services are 10 a.m. Friday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Roseland with the Rev. Thomas Au officiating. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery at Assumption. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home and beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Mrs. Faber was born Aug. 30, 1908, to Matt and Victoria (Bohr) Pittz on a farm near Assumption. She attended Assumption Parochial School through the eighth grade. On Oct. 4, 1927, she married Peter N. Faber. He died April 9, 1979. She was a cook at Holstein School for 26 years. She also worked part time at Koch Grocery Store in Holstein for many years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Roseland and its Altar Society. Survivors are one daughter, Delores Joynt of Holstein; three sons, Bernard of Holstein, Edward of Campbell and Rolland of Hastings; one brother, Matt Pittz of Hastings; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Memorials may be given to Community Care of Blue for their bird aviary.

Lelia S. Brown
Lebanon, Kan., resident Lelia Stella Brown, 95, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Lester Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Sweet Home Cemetery at Lebanon. Visitation is today at Simmons Mortuary in Smith Center, Kan., and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Miss Brown was born March 26, 1902, to Cornealious and Mary Brown in Lebanon. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Over 60 club, all in Lebanon, and Delta Kappa Gamma. Memorials may be given to United Methodist Church or Over 60 Club.

Mary E. Wehrman
Nelson resident Mary Elizabeth Wehrman, 93, died Monday, May 5, 1997, in Nelson. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Center in Nelson with Trudi George officiating. Burial will be in Nelson Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson is in charge of arrangements. Miss Wehrman was born Sept. 19, 1903, to Joseph and Mary Emmaline (Glasson) Wehrman in Nelson. She was a nanny and maid. In 1938 she moved to Lincoln and in 1950 to Oakland, Calif. She returned to Nelson in the mid-1970s. In 1988 she moved to Good Samaritan Center. She was preceded in death by three brothers and nine sisters. Memorials may be given to the family.

Taleta E. Elfeldt
Hastings resident Taleta E. Elfeldt, 87, died Monday, May 5, 1997, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Hallam Zion Cemetery at Hallam with the Rev. Phillip Beade officiating. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home. Miss Elfeldt was born July 4, 1909, to Ottow and Anna (Schaad) Elfeldt in Hallam. She grew up in Lincoln. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and graduated from Dana College in Blair. She taught school for more than 40 years in Huntley, Minden and Blair. In 1987 she moved to Hastings. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hastings. She was preceded in death by three sisters. Memorials may be given to GSV Villa Grace.

R. Darrell Wilson
Rural Inland resident R. Darrell Wilson, 67, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Trumbull Consolidated School with the Rev. Jurdan Counts officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Trumbull. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Wilson was born May 1, 1930, to Ralph and Hilda (Britton) Wilson in Hastings. He grew up on the family farm near Inland. He graduated from Trumbull High School in 1947. He began trucking and farming shortly after graduation. On Sept. 6, 1950, he married Ilene Stafford in his parents' home near Inland. He continued as a truck driver and farmer until the time of his death. He was a lifetime resident of the Inland area. He was a member of Trumbull United Methodist Church and served on the Trumbull Consolidated School Board of Education. He was a member of the Liederkranz of Grand Island and Eagles Aerie No. 592 of Hastings and was a 4-H sponsor. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Linda Brothers of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jeanie Good of Coleridge; one son, Roger of Inland; two sisters, Bernita Lampmann of Fairfield and Marilyn McDonald of Aurora; one brother, Harry of Inland; and five grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.

Olive H. Ortgiesen
Blue Hill resident Olive H. (Johnson) Ortgiesen, 96, died Wednesday, May 7, 1997, at Community Care of Blue Hill. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Kathleen Kasper officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings. Mrs. Ortgiesen was born Dec. 17, 1900, to Harm and Margaret (Schurman) Johnson on a farm near Hildreth. On Jan. 20, 1920, she married Herman C. Ortgiesen. They farmed. They retired to Hastings in the early 1950s. Her husband died Oct. 11, 1977. She was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Survivors are one daughter, Glenn Lee Jurgens of Hastings; one son, Delbert of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Margaret Stuhmer of Hastings; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the family's choice.

Frederica M. Nacke
Hebron resident Frederica M. (Haug) Nacke, 100, died Thursday, May 8, 1997, at her home. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Hebron Memorial Funeral Home in Hebron. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron with the Rev. Xavier "A.J." Nacke and Patrick Lyons officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Nacke was born March 24, 1897, to August F. and Philomena R. (Bader) Haug in Seneca, Kan. She graduated from Seneca High School in 1915. She later moved to Hebron where she was a secretary for the county attorney and clerk of the district court. On Feb. 18, 1919, she married Albert J. Nacke. He preceded her in death. Survivors are five daughters, Annabelle R. Nacke, Geraldine A. "Gerry" Hess and Mary L. Rozmajzl, all of Hebron, Elizabeth J. "Betty" Mahoney of Houston, Texas, and Sister Margaret Nacke of Kansas City, Mo.; one son, the Rev. Xavier "A.J." of Maryville, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, Charles C.; three brothers and three sisters. A memorial has been established.

William B. Crouch
Former Belvidere resident William B. Crouch, 99, of Portland, Ore., died Friday, May 2, 1997, in Portland. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at Belvidere City Cemetery with masonic rites provided by Hebron Masonic Lodge No. 43. Price Funeral Home of Hebron is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Crouch was born Sept. 6, 1897 to Martin D. and Agnes (Anthony) Crouch in Belvidere. He was a former railroad worker and owner of a wholesale meat delivery company in Nebraska and worked for Alcoa Aluminum Co. in Oregon. He retired from Reynolds Metals Co. in Oregon. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Portland and Masonic Lodge No. 43 of Hebron. Survivors are two stepdaughters, Bertha Hunt and Bernita Levellie, both of Portland; seven stepgrandchildren; and 18 stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Central Christian Church, 1844 S.E. 39th Ave., Portland, OR 97030.

Roy Roberts
Friday, May 9, 1997
Franklin resident Roy Roberts, 76, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin with the Rev. Richard L. Dimond officiating. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Roberts was born May 27, 1920, to William and Edith Grace (Johnson) Roberts on a farm south of Franklin. He attended rural school in Smith County, Kan. He served in the U.S. Air Corps from 1941-45. On Sept. 4, 1943, he married Lilah Kugler in Smith County. He farmed in Franklin County for a number of years. He later became custodian of Franklin Public Schools. He worked for the Franklin city street department from 1983 until retiring May 31, 1990. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 209 and IOOF Lodge, both of Franklin. Survivors are his wife; one daughter, Joyce Slack of Kearney; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, two daughters, three brothers and one sister.

Gilbert A. Schneider
Hastings resident Gilbert A. Schneider, 73, of 1410 E. South St. died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Parkview Cemetery. Mr. Schneider was born March 17, 1924, to Nick and Rose (Hanson) Schneider in St. Kilan, Minn. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-46. On July 23, 1946, he married Mary "Betty" Thul in St. John's Catholic Church in Clarion, Iowa. He farmed near Wilmot, Minn., for four years. In 1951 he moved to Hastings. He worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot and Morrison and Quirk Elevator and retired from Hastings Industries in 1986. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and American Legion. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Tom of Hastings and Duane of Omaha; two daughters, Rosemary Butler of Balm, Fla., and Pat Stewart of Omaha; four brothers, Joe of Florence, Ariz.; Andy of Mesa, Ariz., Gordon of Phoenix and Norbert of Austin, Minn.; one sister, Belle Rollings of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Jeff; one brother, five sisters and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to the family.

Warner S. Lundeen
Holdrege resident Warner S. Lundeen died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege. Burial with military rites will be in Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege. Nelson-Harris Funeral Home of Holdrege is in charge of arrangements. Survivors are five sons; one daughter; one brother, Arnold of Hildreth; two sisters, including Grace Frandsen of Minden; and 16 grandchildren. Glenn A. Tyler Mankato, Kan., resident Glenn A. Tyler, 82, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mankato with the Rev. Kendal Utt officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato with military rites provided by VFW Post No. 7830 of Mankato. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Melby Mortuary in Mankato. Mr. Tyler was born Sept. 18, 1914, to George and Josephine (Engel) Tyler in Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a retired farmer stockman. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church and VFW Post No. 7830. Survivors are his wife, Alma; three daughters, Glenda Davis of Hugoton, Kan., Judith Tyler of Gladstone, Mo., and Marilyn Frost Fetrow of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Harmony United Methodist Church or Jewell County Hospital.

Mildred Christensen
Sunday, May 11, 1997
Minden resident Mildred (Madsen) Paulsen Christensen, 77, died Sunday, May 11, 1997, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings.

Nelle M. Nelson
Former Adams County resident Nelle M. (Eldred) Nelson, 74, of Omaha died Friday, May 9, 1997, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel in Omaha. Graveside services are 3:30 p.m. at Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Visitation with family is from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Nelson was born Feb. 17, 1923, to Rodney and Inez (Fellows) Eldred in Amherst. She was employed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska National Guard, Veterans Administration and Federal Crop Insurance. She married Claude B. Nelson. Survivors are her husband; one son, Tim Nelson of Omaha; one brother, Rodney "Bill" Eldred of Hastings; two sisters, Gwen Groom of Hawaii and Sharon Alexander of Missoula, Mont.; and three grandchildren.

Lilly C. Goesch
Sutton resident Lilly C. (Larsen) Goesch, 95, died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Sutton Community Home in Sutton. Services were to be at 10:30 a.m. today at Kohler Mortuary chapel in Sutton with the Rev. David Schafer officiating. Burial was planned in Sutton Cemetery. Mrs. Goesch was born Dec. 4, 1901, to Niels and Maren (Hansen) Larsen in Ong. She attended Grove Country School near Ong. On June 1, 1927, she married Henry Herman Goesch in York. They farmed south of Sutton. In 1963 they moved into Sutton. Her husband died April 23, 1989. She moved to Sutton Community Home in 1990. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sutton.

Louise C. Brannagan
Former Blue Hill resident Louise C. (Flessner) Brannagan, 83, of Manhattan, Kan., died Friday, May 9, 1997, at Mercy Health Center in Manhattan. Services were to be at 10 a.m. today at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Manhattan. Burial was planned in Valley View Memorial Gardens in Manhattan. Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home of Manhattan is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Brannagan was born Sept. 19, 1913, to Mike and Katherine (Koepke) Flessner in Blue Hill. She graduated from Blue Hill High School in 1931. On April 3, 1932, she married LaVern G. Brannagan. They lived on a farm near Hastings for a short time. In 1935 they moved to Manhattan. They started Vern's Donuts. In 1942 they closed the shop due to wartime shortages. They moved to Delavan, Kan., and later Council Grove. In 1947 they returned to Manhattan and reopened the donut shop. They retired in 1969. They lived on Lake Elbo east of Manhattan until failing health forced them to move to Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan. Her husband died Feb. 20, 1994. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and its Guild and Lake Elbo Club. Survivors are one son, Denis of Hanover, Va.; three daughters, Bonnie Gnadt of Grand Island, Kathryn Holthus of Smith Center, Kan., and Janice Hill of Manhattan; one brother, John Flessner of Hastings; one sister, Eleanor Rudd of Upland; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. Memorials may be given to St. Luke's Lutheran Church in care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

Carla D. Chambers
Mankato, Kan., resident Carla Diane (Hughes) Chambers, 47, died Saturday, May 10, 1997, at Columbia Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Mankato with the Rev. William Meredith officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato. Melby Mortuary of Mankato is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hughes was born Oct. 24, 1949, to Ivan Galene and Eunice Marie (Murray) Hughes in Beloit, Kan. In March 1969, she married Roy Gene Duvall. She lived in Mankato, Belleville, Kan., and Hastings. She was a certified nurse. Survivors are two sons, Shannon Chambers of Belleville and Shawn Duvall of Mankato; two daughters, Cathi Thompson of Concordia, Kan., and Angela Garman of Scandia, Kan.; her parents of Mankato; one sister, Carol Hancock of Hastings; one brother, Leslie Hughes of Hastings; one stepsister, Karen Hoit of Hastings; and four grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family.


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