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Margaret T. Helmann
Hastings resident Margaret T. "Peg" (Towey) Guilfoyle Helmann, 77, of No. 13 Village Drive died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Monsignor John J. McCabe and the Revs. Tom Dowd, Robert Matya, David F. Bourek, John Rooney and John Hawkins officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Mrs. Helmann was born Feb. 8, 1919, to Thomas and Mary (Dowd) Towey in Omaha. She graduated from St. Cecilia's Cathedral High School and Duchesne College, both in Omaha. On Feb. 7, 1942, she married William J. Guilfoyle. He died Oct. 26, 1953. On Nov. 3, 1956, she married Joseph R. Helmann. He died Dec. 22, 1992. She moved to Hastings in 1956. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Legion of Mary, Crosier Apostolate, Duchesne Alumni Association, Creighton Alumni Association, Rockhurst Alumni Association and Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a past director of Sunnyside Home Board of Directors and was past president of St. Cecilia's Altar Society. Survivors are three daughters, Ann Koppers of Springfield, Mo., Kathleen Brady of Omaha and Trish Sullivan of Hastings; one brother, the Very Rev. Maurice E. Van Ackeren of Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a sister. Memorials may be given to the Joseph R. and Margaret T. Helmann Scholarship Fund at Hastings Catholic Schools, Nebraska Children's Home of Omaha or Tourette's Syndrome Association.

Raymond L'Heureux
Franklin resident Raymond R. L'Heureux, 79, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Rosary is 8 p.m. today at Hutchins Funeral Home chapel in Franklin. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Campbell with the Rev. James Schrader officiating. Burial with military rites provided by American Legion Post No. 169 of Campbell will be in St. Ann's Cemetery at Campbell. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and 9:30 a.m. until services Saturday at the church. Mr. L'Heureux was born Oct. 26, 1916, to Roland and Alice (Choquette) L'Heureux in Upland. He attended School District 39. In November 1934 he married Amelia Spect in Orleans. He served in the U.S. Navy Sea Bees from 1942-45. He farmed south of Upland, later moving to Campbell. His wife died March 11, 1972. On Nov. 7, 1973, he married Freda (Schafer) Lester at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud. In 1979 they moved to Franklin. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church. He was a charter and lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 169 in Campbell. Survivors are his wife; and two sisters, Helen Maxson of Grand Island and Pauline Stolfa of Ardmore, Okla. He also was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

John M. Hegarty
Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996
Former Kearney County resident John M. Hegarty, 73, of Eagle died Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, in Eagle.

Hazelrigg rites
Friday, Oct. 11, 1996
Services for former Hastings resident Gerald E. Hazelrigg, 60, of Omaha, who died Friday, Jan. 11, 1996, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha are 2 p.m. Monday at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific St. in Omaha. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, 2300 S. 78th St. Crosby-Kunold-Burket-Swanson-Golden Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

F. Laverne Johnson
Red Cloud resident Fred Laverne Johnson, 91, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home chapel in Red Cloud with the Rev. Arden Roush officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato, Kan. Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 26, 1904, to John O. and K. Grace (Munson) Johnson in Otego, Kan. He lived on a farm south of Mankato. In 1914, he moved to Burlington, Colo., with his family. He attended school in Burlington. In 1922 he returned to Smith County to farm. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his discharge from the Army he lived in Lebanon, Kan., where he farmed. He later moved to Red Cloud where he operated a gas station. He was a member of Red Cloud American Legion Post No. 238. Survivors are one sister, Lavona Stanley of Lebanon; and one brother, Johnie of Wamego, Kan. He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Robert F. Hughes
Former Hastings resident Robert F. Hughes, 63, of Fort Collins, Colo., died Friday, Oct. 11, 1996, at his home. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fort Collins with the Rev. Jeff Wright officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Allnutt Funeral Service Goodrich Chapel in Fort Collins. Mr. Hughes was born Nov. 7, 1932, to Ralph Edwin and Mildred (Gewecke) Hughes in Strang. He attended grade school in Fillmore County and graduated from Geneva High School in 1950. He graduated from Hastings College in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. On May 15, 1960, he married Darlene Jacobsen in Hastings. He worked for KN Energy Inc. beginning in Minden. He had a number of positions in the engineering, irrigation and distribution departments in Hastings before moving to Casper, Wyo. He also worked in Lakewood, Colo., and Glenwood Springs, Colo. He retired in 1992 after 36 years of service. In 1994 they moved to Fort Collins. He was a member of Heart of the Rockies Christian Church. Survivors are his wife; one son, Craig of Fort Collins; one daughter, Melinda Smit of Parker, Colo.; four brothers, Darrell of Geneva, Kenneth of Parker, Ronald of Salem, S.C., and Gerald of Morgan Hill, Calif.; four sisters, Genieve Tanner of Valencia, Calif., Shirley Fowler of Whitewater, Kan., Deloris Murrell of Phoenix and Sharon Cudaback of Exeter; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Memorials may be given to Heart of the Rockies Christian Church Building Fund in care of Allnutt Funeral Services Goodrich Chapel, 301 E. Olive, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Helen E. Nelson
Davenport resident Helen E. Nelson, 89, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, in Hebron. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ's Lutheran Church in Davenport with the Rev. Dennis Sylte officiating. Burial will be in Davenport City Cemetery at Davenport. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Urbauer-Price Funeral Home in Davenport and one hour prior to services at the church. Mrs. Nelson was born Oct. 8, 1907, near Davenport. Survivors are one son, Loren of Davenport; two daughters, Bonnie Jensen of Davenport and Delores Renz of Lincoln; one brother, Raymond Buresh of Concord, Calif.; three sisters, Leona Paulson of Superior, Alice Dursch of Davenport and Lily Free of Beatrice; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Christ's Lutheran Church.

Nina E. Fogo
Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996
Burr Oak, Kan., resident Nina Edna (Burton) Fogo, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, at Smith Center Community Care Center in Smith Center.

John G. Metzger
Juniata resident John Gaylin Metzger, 84, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial with military rites is in Juniata Cemetery at Juniata. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Metzger was born June 15, 1912, to John and Mary (Hashlinger) Metzger in West Salem, Ill. He was a veteran of World War II. He moved to Adams County 50 years ago, living in Hastings and Juniata. He was a routeman for Modern Linen Supply. He also worked for Bob Sass Flowers. After retiring he was a leather craftsman at Pioneer Village in Minden. He was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Eagles Club. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Karen Ann Dorenbach of Sherman, Texas, and Kathy Knoedler of Lincoln; one son, Keith Gaylin of Ashland; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Helen M. Kohl
Kenesaw resident Helen M. (Breinig) Kohl, 81, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Rosary is 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Wednesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Monsignor John J. McCabe and the Rev. Thomas Au officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Kohl was born Nov. 7, 1914, to Henry and Magdalena (Fallert) Breinig in Arapahoe. She graduated from Arapahoe High School and Hastings Beauty Academy in Hastings. On April 23, 1935, she married Clarence R. Kohl. In 1946 they moved to Hastings from Cambridge. She worked at the Hastings Regional Center from 1946-85. Her husband died May 2, 1975. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church and its Altar Society. Survivors are two daughters, Kay Marie Mangers of Hastings and Uretta Lou Purdum of Springfield, Ore.; one sister, Lorene King of Brush, Colo.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. Memorials may be given to the Crosier Fathers and Brothers of Hastings or St. Cecilia's Catholic Church.

Kohl rites
Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996
Rosary for Kenesaw resident Helen M. Kohl, 81, who died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Haven Home in Kenesaw is 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Wednesday at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Monsignor John J. McCabe officiating. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille M. Gartner
Hastings resident Lucille M. (Albers) Gartner, 73, of 8920 N. Showboat Blvd. died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Harold D. Stromer officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Mrs. Gartner was born Dec. 9, 1922, to Edward and Ella (Markwardt) Albers in Campbell. On March 20, 1940, she married Henry Gartner. She was co-manager of Gartner Farming Operation and a 70-year resident of Adams County. She was a member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Pythian Sisters. Survivors are her husband; two sons, David and Edwin, both of Hastings; four daughters, Sandra Buhr and Debra Bonham, both of Doniphan, Janice Meyer of Hastings and Pamela Palmer of Fayette, Ala.; two brothers, Delmar Albers and Wayne Albers, both of Hastings; four sisters, Marilyn Gerritsen and Darlene Thein, both of Hastings, Betty Lindsey of Aurora, Colo., and Milrae Gartner of Ayr; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.

Leonard J. Schumm
Blue Hill resident Leonard J. Schumm, 53, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Rosary is 8 p.m. Wednesday and services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Lawrence with the Rev. Dennis Hunt officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Schumm was born Aug. 15, 1943, to William and Adeline (Himmelberg) Schumm in Webster County. He was a lifetime resident of the area and a farmer. He was a member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Survivors are two brothers, Leroy of Lawrence and Gilbert of Deweese; five sisters, Eileen Wescoat of Lexington, Alvira Kathman of Lawrence, Lorene Klein and Josephine Mangers, both of Roseland, and Elizabeth Classen of Glenvil. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Gladys F. Head
Hastings resident Gladys Faye (Thurber) Head, 78, of 415 S. Bellevue Ave. died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Church of Christ in Clay Center with the Rev. Stanley Crawford officiating. Burial will be in Clay Center Cemetery. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Head was born Feb. 10, 1918, to Roy Addison and Viola B. (Burkett) Thurber in Oak. She attended grade school in Oak and graduated from Nelson High School. On Feb. 26, 1937, she married Vernon LeRoy Head in Mankato, Kan. They lived in Glenvil and Clay Center before moving to Hastings in 1973. She was employed by the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot and later Glenvil Leverage Tool Co. She retired in 1980. Her husband died Nov. 17, 1993. She was a past member of American Legion Post No. 87 Auxiliary in Clay Center. Survivors are four daughters, Donna Hoyt of Lusk, Wyo., Judy Simarro of Bay Point, Calif., Sandra Johnson of Hastings and Cindy Porter of Lincoln; two sons, Mike of Hastings and Joe of Geneva; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, Terry; one daughter, Marsha Wilson; one sister, and one grandchild.

M. Louise Gillett
Burr Oak, Kan., resident Marguerite Louise (Thompson) Gillett, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Burr Oak with the Revs. Robert Litzenberger Jr. and Robert Litzenberger III officiating. Graveside services will be in Burr Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Laura Fricker officiating. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Gillett was born June 29, 1916, to Arthur and Sue Emma (Abel) Thompson in Mankato, Kan. She grew up in the Burr Oak area. She graduated from Burr Oak High School. She taught school in rural Burr Oak for two years. On May 16, 1937, she married Douglas Gillett in Valley Falls, Kan. He died Dec. 28, 1993. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Burr Oak. Survivors are two daughters, Marcia Litzenberger of Wilton, Calif., and Sandra Franco of Burr Oak; one son, Larry of Burr Oak; two sisters, Marie Simons and Berniece Simons, both of Valley Falls; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Hilda E. Anderson
Former Franklin County resident Hilda E. (Fuerst) Anderson, 86, of Kearney died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services are 2:30 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Kearney with the Rev. Dr. Ron Roemmich officiating. Burial will be in Hildreth Cemetery at Hildreth. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney and prior to services at the church. Mrs. Anderson was born Nov. 11, 1909, to John and Hilka (Weber) Fuerst on the family homestead southwest of Hildreth in Franklin County. She attended District 35 grade school near Hildreth and Hildreth High School. On Feb. 19, 1928, she married Wesley Anderson on her parents' farm. They farmed near Hildreth. They later moved to a farm near Central City. They returned to Hildreth nine years later. Her husband died in 1983. In 1988 she moved to Kearney. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Hildreth and later First United Methodist Church in Kearney. Survivors are two daughters, Ethel Glenn of Kearney and Marge Huggett of Central City; one sister, Lee Osterbuhr of Garden City, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, four brothers, two sisters and four grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the Prayer Garden at First United Methodist Church or St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Hildreth.

Olive M. Smith
Hastings resident Olive May (Ingram) Smith, 94, died Monday, Oct. 14, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Perkins Pavilion. Memorial services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Hall in Hastings. Private burial will be at a later date. McLaughlin Funeral Home of Clay Center is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Smith was born May 14, 1902, to Resien L. and Emma (Butcher) Ingram in Onawa, Iowa. She grew up and attended school in Onawa. On May 30, 1921, she married Jesse Smith. Her husband was a civilian worker for the military. They lived in several towns before settling in North Platte in 1948. She worked at O'Connor Drug Store. She retired in 1967. Her husband died in October 1955. In 1979 she moved to Autumn Park Apartments in Hastings. In 1990 she moved to GSV Perkins Pavilion. She was a member of Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Hastings. Survivors are one daughter, Phyllis Becker of Norwalk, Calif.; three sons, Ralph of Hollis, N.H., Darrell of Hastings and Merle of North Platte; one sister, Mildred Kron of Onawa; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, Dale C.; two sisters, four brothers, and two infant siblings.

Marie Wortman
Hastings resident Marie (Johnson) Wortman, 96, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Lutheran Church in Superior with the Rev. Paul Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Mrs. Wortman was born June 18, 1900, to Harm Sr. and Anna (Gartner) Johnson in Glenvil. She married Herman John Wortman. He died Oct. 22, 1957. Survivors are two daughters, Esther Wilton of Superior and Delores Fullerton of Hastings; one son, Leonard of Beatrice; three sisters, Ida Klier and Frieda Smith, both of Hastings, and Ellen Classen of Kenesaw; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by four brothers and two grandchildren. Memorials may be given to the family.

Lillian J. Barber
Former Kenesaw resident Lillian J. (Babcock) Barber, 74, of Lincoln died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at Madonna Home in Lincoln. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Kenesaw United Methodist Church in Kenesaw with Richard Barber and the Rev. Beverly Minor officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Jackson-Wilson Funeral Home in Kenesaw. Mrs. Barber was born Nov. 21, 1921, to Clarence and Martha (Jacky) Babcock in Hays, Kan. On Dec. 21, 1940, she married Russell Barber. He died July 16, 1991. She lived in Milton, Wis., North Loup and Gibbon and most of her married life in Kenesaw. She was a secretary at the Adams County Extension Office for more than 20 years. Survivors are three daughters, Marilyn Leubke of St. Libory, Kathy Babel of Glendive, Mont., and Patty Vorderstrasse of Upland; two sons, David of Lincoln and Richard of Douglas; three sisters, Marguerite Scott and Bonnie Severance, both of North Loup, and Ida Babcock of Dodge Center, Minn.; six brothers, Chester Babcock of Arcadia, Gilbert Babcock and Iradell "Ike" Babcock, both of North Loup, Merwin "Bab" Babcock of Chico, Calif., Carroll Babcock of Kenesaw, and Donald Babcock of Hickman; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to United Methodist Women.

Alice M. Heath
Glenvil resident Alice M. (Rogge) Heath, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil with the Rev. Tim Wiggins officiating. Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Heath was born Nov. 4, 1914, to Fred and Adelaide (Potart) Rogge in Palmer, Kan. On Aug. 28, 1948, she married Leo Heath in Hiawatha, Kan. In 1951 they moved to Glenvil. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Island for 22 years. She was a Gold Star Sister of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Rosemarie Kingsley of Omaha and Wanda Girard of Kearney; two sons, Darrell and Duane, both of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Lloyd Rogge of Lakeland, Fla., and Emil Rogge of Gresham, Ore.; two sisters, Viola Menzies and Rose Hadde, both of Washington, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and a grandchild. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Blanche Hammans
Former Hastings resident Blanche (Davis) Cary Hammans, 83, of Genoa died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at Country View Care Village in Genoa. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Karl Harman officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at Hastings. Butler-Volland Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hammans was born July 14, 1913, to Benjamin and Rena (Brown) Davis in Roseland. She graduated from Hastings High School. On Oct. 26, 1931, she married George Cary. They lived in Hastings. He was killed in an automobile accident in 1965. On March 17, 1976, she married Forrest Hammans. He died in 1993. She moved to Genoa in 1991. She was an a member of First Baptist Church and Klatter Club before moving to Genoa. Survivors are two sons, Richard Cary of Lexington, Ky., and Duane Cary of Palmdale, Calif.; three stepchildren; seven grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one son, W. Dean Cary; four brothers, one sister and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church.

Evelyn M. Burns
Hastings resident Evelyn M. (Kottwitz) Burns, 88, of 1104 W. Ninth St. died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at Good Samaritan Village Villa Grace. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ted Uhlig officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Mrs. Burns was born Jan. 23, 1908, to Julius and Anna (Koepke) Kottwitz in Blue Hill. She graduated from Blue Hill High School. She attended Grand Island Business School. On Sept. 5, 1928, she married Elmo Burns in Blue Hill. In 1947 they moved to Hastings from Alexandria, S.D. Her husband died in January 1966. She was employed by the Hastings Regional Center for 20 years. She retired in 1973. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a volunteer at the Golden Age Center. Survivors are one daughter, Beverly A. Janssen of Hastings; one son, Richard Burns of Juniata; three sisters, Margaret Krueger and Mildred Fox, both of Hastings, and Dorothy Stoughton of Bladen; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. Memorials may be given to the Golden Age Center.

Joseph K. Hill
Bloomington resident Joseph K. Hill, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at his home. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery at Bloomington with the Rev. Richard L. Dimond officiating. Visitation is until 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. Mr. Hill was born Feb. 4, 1905, to Marvin and Minetta Hill in Nashville, Tenn. He moved to Bloomington with his family at an early age. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1922. On Dec. 23, 1929, he married Pauline Fowler in Globe, Ariz. In 1937 they moved to California from Nebraska. In 1989 they moved to Bloomington. He was an electrical and concrete inspector for federal and school buildings in the state of California for 10 years prior to retiring. His wife died April 6, 1994. He was a member of I.B.E.W. and Cal State Municipal Workers. Survivors are one son, James of Bloomington; one stepbrother, Thomas K. of Menlo Park, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by one son.

Frances W. Wright
Hastings resident Frances W. (Wood) Wright, 67, of 826 N. Lincoln Ave. died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral with the Very Rev. John P. Bartholomew officiating. Burial will be in All Souls Chapel at St. Mark's. Brand-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wright was born Sept. 20, 1929, to Lemuel and May (St. John) Wood in Rockford, Ill. On Dec. 20, 1950, she married Thomas W. Wright. He died Nov. 9, 1982. She lived in Longmont, Colo., and Ainsworth before moving to Hastings 12 years ago. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral. She was co-chairman of Washington National Cathedral Association for the state of Nebraska, past president of Central District Episcopal Church Women Diocese of Nebraska, past president of the Women of St. Mark's and president of both the League of Women's Voters and Planning and Zoning Commission, both in Longmont, Colo. She also was a member of American Hereford Association. She was a nine-year member of Hastings Housing Authority. She was treasurer at the time of her death. Survivors are one daughter, Mary Wright Kovanda of Grand Island; one son, Joseph of Lincoln; one sister, Mary Holmes of Rockford, Ill.; one brother, Robert Wood of St. Germain, Wis.; and two grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Dwyer Wright; and a daughter, Sarah Whitney Wright. Memorials may be given to St. Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral.

Karl Repp
Hastings resident Karl Repp, 78, of 1082 S. St. Joseph Ave. died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Kothe officiating. Burial will be in Blue Hill Cemetery at Blue Hill. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 1-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until services Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home. Mr. Repp was born Aug. 9, 1918, to David and Katherine (Stricker) Repp in Hastings. On April 25, 1940, he married Frieda Duesterhoeft. He worked for Timberlock, Thomsen Candy Co., and retired from Great Plains Container Co. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Survivors are his wife; four daughters, Deanna Wolfe of Damascus, Va., and Susan Nitzel, Patsy Fielder and Gloria Fielder, all of Hastings; two sons, Greg of Hastings and Philip of Benton, Ill.; one sister, Marie Repp of Colorado; one brother, Robert Repp of Tecumseh; 22 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, James; and two brothers. Memorials may be given to the family.

Weaverling rites
Friday, Oct. 4, 1996
Graveside services for Mankato, Kan., resident Archie R. Weaverling, 96, who died Oct. 4, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Mankato are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Melby Mortuary chapel in Mankato with the Rev. Kendal Utt officiating. Burial with Masonic rites provided by Mankato Masonic Lodge No. 87 A.F. & A.M. will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato.

Jeanne A. Hughes
Hastings resident Jeanne A. (Nelsen) Hughes, 68, of 1302 Spanish Trail died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Monday at Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. David F. Bourek officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Mrs. Hughes was born March 21, 1928, to George and Margaret (McManus) Nelsen in Omaha. She graduated from Omaha Central High School and attended Omaha University. On June 10, 1950, she married William G. "Bill" Hughes. In 1977 they moved to Hastings from Omaha. She was a member of Beta Sigma Pi sorority of which she held many offices and was honored as Valentine Queen and Girl of the Year and awarded the Order of the Rose. She was a volunteer for Spouse Abuse/Sexual Assault Crisis Center for five years before becoming a board member for the past five years. She also was a volunteer for the Kidney Foundation. Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Debbie Gunia of Virginia Beach, Va., and Terri Hughes of Hastings; her mother of Hastings; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father. Memorials may be given to Spouse Abuse/Sexual Assault Crisis Center.

Glenn E. Love
Mankato, Kan., resident Glenn E. Love, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Mankato. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Melby Mortuary chapel in Mankato with the Rev. Kendal Utt officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mankato. Mr. Love was born July 16, 1906, to John Wesley and Harriet Rebecca (Miller) Love in Mankato. On Jan. 18, 1928, he married Edna Bollinger. She died May 31, 1965. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a farmer. He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church in Mankato. Survivors are one son, Robert of Mankato; one daughter, Mildred Eilers of Nelson; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorials may be given to Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit or Harmony United Methodist Church. Dale W. Burmood Grand Island resident Dale Ward Burmood, 73, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at his home as a result of cancer. Family prayer services are 9:45 a.m. and services are 10 a.m., both Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery at Grand Island. Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Burmood was marred to former Hastings resident Lucille Volk. She is a survivor.

Viola Johnson
Former Bladen resident Viola (Carlson) Johnson, 80, of Holdrege died Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, at Phelps Memorial Health Center following a brief illness. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Nelson-Harris Funeral Home in Holdrege with the Rev. Melva Tranmer officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Johnson was born March 20, 1916, to Earney and Amy (Coyle) Carlson on a farm north of Funk. She attended rural school and graduated from Holdrege High School in 1935. On April 19, 1936, she married Robert F. Johnson of Holdrege. They lived in Holdrege. In 1941 they moved to Fort Collins, Colo. In 1945 they returned to Holdrege. They later moved to Hastings briefly before moving to Bladen in 1948. They operated a business in Bladen until retiring in 1972. In 1974 they returned to Holdrege. Her husband died in April 1996. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Holdrege. Survivors are one daughter, Jacqulyn "Jacque" Hueftle of Holdrege; two sons, James of Blue Hill and Stephen of Red Cloud; one brother, Royle Carlson of Holdrege; two sisters, Thelma Clark of Wichita, Kan., and Leona Reissner of Petoskey, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one brother. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or Phelps Memorial Home Health, both of Holdrege.

Thomas L. Scharbach
Naponee resident Thomas L. Scharbach, 56, died Friday, Oct. 18, 1996, at Harlan County Hospital in Alma. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at Naponee Cemetery at Naponee with the Rev. Duane Lauber officiating. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. Mr. Scharbach was born May 12, 1940, to A. and Hazel (Hillas) Scharbach in Spokane, Wash. He graduated from high school in Spokane. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1957-60. He lived in Lincoln where he was a fireman for 18 years. In 1988 he took a disability retirement. In 1993 he moved to Naponee from Lincoln. Survivors are three stepsons, Robert Glantz, Terry Glantz and Lester Glantz, all of Lincoln; one stepdaughter, Tammy Glantz of Virginia; one brother, James of Seattle, Wash.; and seven stepgrandchildren.

Constance Michel
Former Smith County, Kan., resident Constance "Connie" Faye (Miller) Michel, 51, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, at Lincoln East Nursing Home in Wichita, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Simmons Mortuary in Smith Center, Kan., with the Rev. Scott Goltl officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center. Visitation will be at Simmons Chapel until service time. Mrs. Michel was born Sept. 19, 1945, to Frederick W. and Caroline Janne Miller in Dorrance, Kan. She moved with her family from Russell County, Kan., in 1947 to Osborne, Kan. In 1951, they moved to Gaylord, Kan. In 1955, they moved to a farm south of Bellaire, Kan. She graduated from Lebanon (Kan.) High School in 1963 and joined the Army, where she did clerical work for the Pentagon and Fort Belvoir. After her discharge in 1967, she returned to Smith County to work at Carpenter Manor and Smith Center Gas Co. On Feb. 15, 1969, she married Rex Michel in Smith Center. They moved to McPherson, Kan., in 1993. Survivors are her husband; one son, Randall McAmis of Roseland; one step-son, David Michel of Ft. Carson, Colo.; two step-daughters, Ann Rials of Topeka, Kan., and Joann McKean of Manchester, Conn.; three sisters, Phyllis Ray of Grand Junction, Colo., Arleen Michel of McPherson and Lois Lovewell of Lebanon; and seven step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; and an infant grandson. Memorials may be given to the Smith County Area Hospice in care of Simmons Mortuary.

LaVeta M. Theer
Lawrence resident LaVeta M. (Lemke) Theer, 76, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 1996, at her home. Rosary is 7 p.m. today and services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Dennis Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Hearth Cemetery east of Lawrence. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Theer was born Aug. 20, 1920, to Chris and Rose (Kohmetscher) Lemke on a farm southwest of Lawrence in Webster County. On April 14, 1942, she married Glenn Theer at St. Stephen's Catholic Church south of Lawrence. She was a homemaker and a lifetime resident of the Lawrence area. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and its Altar Society and Keenagers. Survivors are her husband; one son, Lonnie of Omaha; and one grandchild. Memorials may be given to the family's choice.


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