Cozad resident, 87
LEXINGTON — Mae Kostman, 87, of Cozad died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at
Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Berryman Funeral Home Chapel
in Cozad. Burial will be at Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established in her name.
She was born Feb. 28, 1914, at Oconto to Arthur and Rose (Houch) Houchin.
The family lived in several Nebraska communities.
On Sept. 9, 1930, she married Emil Kostman. They made their home in
and around Cozad since 1932. She worked at several cafes in Cozad and for
several years at the Cozad Seventh Street Market. She had been a resident
of Lexington for the past year.
Survivors include her son Rodney of Cozad; daughter Virginia Buss of
Cozad; sister Wauneta Lichliter of Omaha; 10 grandchildren; and several
great and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, one brother,
a sister and three grandchildren.
Holdrege resident, 93
HOLDREGE — Carl Ralph Martin Steel, 93, of Holdrege died Tuesday, May
29, 2001, at Holdrege Memorial Homes.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Nelson-Harris Funeral Home in
Holdrege with the Rev. Murray Jones officiating. Burial will be at Moses
Hill Cemetery in Phelps County.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Holdrege
with the family greeting friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Trinity Evangelical Church of Holdrege,
the Senior Center or the donor's choice.
He was born May 19, 1908, west of Loomis to Gustav Henry and Alma Dorothy
(Nelson) Steel. He attended rural school west of Loomis and later at Bertrand.
He then engaged in farming.
On Nov. 24, 1935, he married Ada Grace Borden of Holdrege. Since 1941,
they made their home in Holdrege. He was employed as a mechanic and then
worked for Brown Implement. He worked for the McClymont Implement John
Deere dealership for more than 40 years.
He attended Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege and was a member
of the Saddle Club. He enjoyed family roller skating outings, square dancing,
boating and camping.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Larry of Greeley, Colo., and Willis
of Estes Park, Colo.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Beaver City resident, 93
BEAVER CITY — E. Lucille Quinn, 93, of Beaver City died Sunday, Aug.
12, 2001, at Beaver City Manor.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Christian Church in
Beaver City with the Rev. Wilmer Serverns officiating. Burial will be at
Oxford Cemetery in Oxford.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday
at the Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City and before services Thursday
at the church.
She was born Jan. 31, 1908, in Clay City, Ill., to Thomas and Laura
(Campbell) Wells. She grew up near Beaver City and graduated from Beaver
City High School in 1926. She attended Kearney State Teachers College in
1930. She taught school in Wauneta, Holbrook and Beaver City.
On Dec. 8, 1928, she married Emery Quinn in Norton, Kan. They moved
to Beaver City in 1959 and farmed southwest of town. He died in 1976. She
worked as a cook at the Mayo and Herren Nursing Home and at the Beaver
City Manor from 1967 to 1970. She worked at a local cafe for several years
and then as a nurses aide at Beaver City Manor. She retired in 1983. She
moved to the manor three years ago.
Her husband died on June 26, 1976.
She was a member of the church and several extension clubs.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanine Eiberger of St. Paul; foster
daughter, Donna Meidinger of Kearney; sister, Dorothy LaCrois of Willis,
Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters.
Kearney resident, 86
KEARNEY — Rose M. Miller, 86, of 5616 Fourth Ave. died Thursday, Oct.
18, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. today (Saturday) at Prince of Peace Catholic
Church with the Revs. Mike McDonald and Greg Mast officiating. Burial will
be at Kearney Cemetery.
Visitation will be until service time at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church, Kids Church at Spirit of Life
Open Bible Church in Kearney or the Salvation Army.
She was born March 30, 1915, on a farm north of Shelton to Louis and
Anna (Yendra) Klinkacek. She attended rural schools in the Shelton area.
On Nov. 2, 1938, she married Harold Miller. They lived in Shelton,
Cozad, Iowa, Montana, Dannebrog and Grand Island until moving to California
in 1955. They moved to Kearney in the late 1960s and farmed southeast of
town until they retired. Her husband died Feb. 3, 1980.
She was a member of the church.
Survivors include daughters, Vangie Head of Kearney, Jeanne Christensen
of Haviland, Kan., and Vicki Gilliland of Ravenna; brother, Louis Klinkacek;
12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother
and a sister.
Cozad resident, 64
COZAD — Donald Dean Peden, 64, of Cozad died Friday, Feb. 2, 2002,
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Berean Fundamental Church in
Cozad with the Revs. Roger Daum and Paul Harkness officiating. Burial will
be at Cottonwood Cemetery near Cozad.
Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
He was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Cozad to Virgil and Sophie (Wieland) Peden.
He attended school in Cozad.
He married Kay Moore. They made their home in rural Cozad. Following
a divorce, he married Joanne Malcom. They made their home near Oconto and
north of Cozad before moving to Cozad in 1990.
He worked in the hay mills and was employed at Monroe Auto Equipment
Co. for 21 years until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed raising hogs.
He was a member of the church and baby-sat for mothers of preschool
children at the church.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Kelly of Gothenburg, John of Cozad
and Dustin of Mitchell; daughters, Mary Sabin of Gothenburg and Heather
Epp of Cozad; sisters, Doris Vogt, Phyllis Huber and Janice Gibbins, all
of Cozad and Sandy Schnacker of Elwood; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, a sister and
two infant grandsons.
Rural Arnold resident, 75
BROKEN BOW — Leonard G. Johnson, 75, of rural Arnold died Sunday, Oct.
15, 2000, at his home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Govier Brothers Chapel in
Broken Bow with the Rev. Jim Stark officiating. Burial will be at Cliff
Table Cemetery west of Merna.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to the Callaway Rescue Unit, the American Cancer
Society or the donor's choice.
He was born April 7, 1925, in the Cliff community in Custer County
to Burt and Elsie (Juker) Johnson. He attended Cliff rural school. He then
farmed and ranched in the area and later owned his own farm in Pine Canyon.
His land was distinguished by hand-cut cedar post fencing that was featured
in a state magazine. He cared for his sister for the past several years.
He enjoyed protecting the wildlife living in his hills and his relationship
with his neighbors and their children.
Survivors include his sister, Ruth Johnson of rural Arnold; and brother,
Roy of Comstock.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
James Hervert Sr.
Ravenna resident, 87
HASTINGS — James W. Hervert Sr., 87, of Ravenna died Wednesday, Feb.
7, 2001 at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church in Ravenna with the Rev. Rod Pruss officiating. Burial will be at
St. Wenceslaus Cemetery south of Ravenna.
Wake service will be at 7 p.m. today at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Ravenna EMTs, Legion Ball Association
or St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
Rasmussen Mortuary in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.
He was born July 10, 1913, in Buffalo County to Amiel J. and Elizabeth
(Chop) Hervert. He attended Antelope Valley School, graduated from Ravenna
High School and attended Lincoln School of Commerce.
On June 18, 1940, he married Sara Ann Peters. They lived in Ravenna,
where he was employed by Ravenna Bank for three years. In 1943, they moved
to a farm south of Ravenna.
He was a member of the church, a Crosier Apostolate member and was
on the church building committee in 1954. He was also a director of the
Ravenna Bank for 58 years, and served on the District 107 School Board
and on the township board. He was involved with Legion baseball and a member
of the National Rifle Association.
Survivors include his wife; sons, James Jr. "Bill" of Hastings, Lyle
of Terre Haute, Ind., and Clark of Ord; daughters, Pat Shukis and Elizabeth
Lehmer, both of Omaha, and Alice McFadden of Dunning; brother, Amiel Jr.
of Ravenna; sisters, Elsie Guzinski of Ravenna and Mary Bullock of Laramie,
Wyo.; 26 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son and two brothers.
Ex-Overton resident, 76
KEARNEY — Ervin J. Thinnes, 76, of Kearney, formerly of Overton, died
Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic
Church in Overton with the Revs. Neal Nollette and Mike McDonald officiating.
There will be no visitation. The body was cremated.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Overton to Nick Thomas and Elizabeth
Mary (Wengler) Thinnes. He attended school near Overton. He was stricken
with polio at age 2 and was unable to work throughout his life.
He took pride in keeping his yard green, and he made rosaries by hand.
Survivors include his brother, LaVerne of San Diego; and sisters, Carrie
Hasty of Elwood, Frances Adams of Lexington, Elizabeth Earl of Elm Creek,
Josephine McDonald of Overton and Eileen Lauby of Lexington.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.
Lexington resident, 77
LEXINGTON — Lois N. LeVan, 77, of Lexington died Sunday, April 8, 2001,
at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington
with the Rev. Dan Cosson officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday
at Hendricks City Cemetery in Hendricks, Minn.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
She was born July 27, 1923, at Hendricks to Peter J. and Ida (Bruflat)
Ness. She graduated from Hendricks High School in 1941 and from Minneapolis
Business College in 1943.
On Oct. 17, 1948, she married Robert H. LeVan at Hendricks. They lived
in St. Louis, Mo., Ames, Iowa, New Richmond, Wis., Hubbard, Iowa, DePere,
Wis., and Omaha. She was a homemaker and volunteered where needed. They
lived for 21 years in Papillion and moved to Lexington in 1993.
She was a member of the church in Lexington and past member of churches
where they had lived. She participated in Bible study and the women's church
groups. She enjoyed bowling, water aerobics, golf, cooking and playing
Survivors include her husband, son Eric of Tea, S.D.; daughters, Linda
Miller and Lisa LeVan, both of Lexington; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters.
Omaha resident, 101
OMAHA — Anna Violet Willard, 101, of Omaha died Sunday, May 27, 2001,
at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pearl Methodist Church in Omaha.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery in Gibbon.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Roeder Mortuary in
Godberson Mortuary of Gibbon is in charge of burial arrangements.
She was born Aug. 9, 1899, in Boone County to John and Lyda Mae (Shivley)
Bliss. She married Charley Willard and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Kenneth of Winona, Minn., and Robert of
Omaha; daughters, Betty Jean Matern of Spokane, Wash., Bernice Blair of
Elkhorn and Donna Rae Clevinger of York; sister, Blanch Matern of Spokane;
14 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, four sisters
and a great-granddaughter.
Arizona resident, 65
SUN LAKES, Ariz. — Rosalie Ruth Schwartz, 65, of Sun Lakes, died Saturday,
Aug. 11, 2001, in Sun Lakes.
Valley of the Sun Mortuary in Chandler is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 16, 1935, in Hildreth, Neb., to Jerry and Freda Keiser.
She was a graduate of Midland Lutheran College in Fremont.
On April 28, 1957 she married Larry Schwartz. They lived in Puerto
Rico, and she taught fifth grade. The couple moved to Lincoln, Neb., where
she taught sixth grade. They moved to Milwaukee for nine years and to Kokomo,
Ind., for 28 years before retiring in Sun Lakes.
She was an active church member. She taught Sunday school, served on
the church council and sang in the church choir. She was a member of PEO
and the Association of University Women. She supported the Kokomo Symphony
and sang in community choirs.
She is survived by her husband; son, Cory; and daughter, Andrea of
Lexington resident, 80
LEXINGTON — Floyd W. Pfeiffer, 80, of Lexington died Friday, Oct. 19,
2001, at Plum Creek Care Center.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington
with the Rev. Richard Boring officiating. Private burial of cremains at
Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington will be before the service.
Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Fire Department or the donor's
He was born June 17, 1921, in Gosper County to Waldemar and Lucille
(Boss) Pfeiffer. He grew up in the Gosper County and attended Ash Grove
School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1943 during World War II.
On Dec. 8, 1945, he married Elizabeth Salisbury in Norton, Kan. They
farmed and ranched. Beginning in 1961, he worked for 14 years for Cornland
Dressed Beef. The couple owned and operated Pfeiffer Liquor Store until
they retired in the early 1980s.
He was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Eagles Club
and the United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; daughter, Lona Jensen of Cozad; sister,
Helen Fong of Elwood; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, two sisters and a grandson.
Rural Anselmo resident, 66
BROKEN BOW — Tom E. Jones, 66, of rural Anselmo died Wednesday, Dec.
26, 2001, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Broken Bow United Methodist Church
with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial will be at Ortello Valley
Cemetery near Anselmo.
Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Govier Brothers Mortuary
in Broken Bow.
Memorials are suggested to the Anselmo Merna Rescue Unit and to the
Anselmo Volunteer Fire Department.
He was born Jan. 14, 1935, in Nashville, Tenn., to William and Mable
(Whitley) Jones. He graduated from high school in Bonham, Texas. He worked
as operations manager for Parker Drilling Co. doing oil and gas exploration.
He traveled worldwide with the company and retired in 1994 after 25 years.
On Sept. 15, 1972, he married Sandy Richards. After his retirement,
they moved to the family farm near Anselmo.
He was a member of the Anselmo United Methodist Church and was a past
member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Tommy of Houston, Bobby of Tulsa,
Okla., and Dennis of Odessa, Texas; daughter, Jennifer of Washington, D.C.;
sisters, Doris Evans of Bonham, Texas, and Joyce of Big Springs, Texas;
and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Johnson Lake resident, 78
LEXINGTON — Charles F. Pope, 78, of Johnson Lake died Sunday, Feb.
3, 2002, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church in
Lexington with the Rev. K.C. BeDunnah officiating. Burial will be at Fort
McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell.
O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Bertrand resident, 76
BERTRAND — Fern M. Young, 76, of Bertrand died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000,
at Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Bertrand with the Rev. Harlan Meyer officiating. Burial will be at Highland
Cemetery in Bertrand.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Reynolds-Love
Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Methodist Homes in Holdrege or the Bertrand
She was born Jan. 4, 1924, at Smithfield to William and Edith (Wortman)
Vinzant. She attended school in the Smithfield/Bertrand area and graduated
from high school in 1941.
On May 12, 1942, she married LeRoy Brell Young in Lexington. She taught
school at Ash Grove for four years. She also worked on the farm and at
Plectron in Overton for several years. Her husband died on Sept. 17, 1971.
On Nov. 14, 1974, she married John Young at Bertrand. He died on March
She had enjoyed her family and their visits.
Survivors include her sons, David and Dale, both of Bertrand; daughters,
Carol Cole of Bertrand and Diane Wieg of Lincoln; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; stepson, Ronald of Clearwater, Fla.; and stepdaughters,
Joann Weston of Lincoln and Marilyn Allison of Des Moines, Iowa.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by an infant
brother and two infant sisters.
Kearney resident, 53
KEARNEY — Stanley N. Zetterberg, 53, of 2003 Ave. G died Friday, Oct.
20, 2000, at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home of
Franklin resident, 79
HASTINGS — Harold R. Kesler, 79, of Franklin died Wednesday, Feb. 7,
2001, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings.
Services have been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free
Church in Franklin with the Rev. Frank Alexander officiating. Additional
services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Congregational Church in Sabetha,
Kan. Burial will be at Albany Cemetery in Sabetha.
Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 25, 1921, at Lovewell, Kan., to Dennis and Ilah (Garber)
Kesler. The family moved to Quinter, Kan., where he graduated from high
school in 1939. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Following
his discharge, he moved to Sabetha, where he was a dairyman.
He married Marjorie Bechtelheimer in Sabetha. She died in October 1982.
On Oct. 24, 1987, he married Evelyn Custer Dallmann, at Franklin. They
had lived in Franklin since their marriage.
He was a member of the church in Franklin and the Gideons International.
Survivors include his wife; sons, Steven, David and Jim, all of Sabetha;
daughters, Noreen Vogt of Summerville, S.C., Ardith Scarlett of Auburn,
Wash., and Reva Brown of Kansas City, Kan.; brother, Melvin of Powhattan,
Kan.; sisters, Velma Harris of Williamson, W.Va., Helen Pautz of Aurora,
Colo., and Lois Bersuch of McPherson, Kan.; stepdaughters, Jolean Haring
of Naponee, Verdell Haussermann of Bloomington and Laberta Koehler of Harvard;
14 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters.
Raymond Scott Sr.
Riverdale resident, 79
KEARNEY — Raymond S. Scott Sr., 79, of Riverdale died Monday, March
26, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in
Kearney with the Rev. Don Bryant officiating. Burial, with military rites
by the Offut Air Force Base unit, will be at Kearney Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 2, 1921, in Grand Island to Everett L. and Helen I.
(Higgs) Scott. The family moved to Omaha where he graduated from high school
in 1939. He joined the Navy Reserve in 1938, and after a year he entered
the U.S. Army as a radio operator until 1943. A day after his discharge,
he re-entered the service and served with the U.S. Army Air Corps as a
pilot during World War II. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor.
On June 22, 1942, he married Frances D. Nau in Kearney. They made their
home in the Riverdale/Kearney area. He was employed as a line superintendent
for Nebraska Public Power District from 1947 until retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the church, Kearney Elks Lodge 984, VFW Post 759,
the Amateur Radio Club and Nebraska Mink Association. He enjoyed raising
mink and recreational flying.
Survivors include his wife; son Raymond Jr. of O'Neill; daughter Julie
Seier of Lincoln; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Kearney resident, 88
KEARNEY — Doris Marshall, 88, of Kearney died Monday, April 9, 2001,
at Mount Carmel Nursing Home in Kearney.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Faith United Methodist Church
in Kearney with the Revs. Bob Neben and C.J. Willis officiating. Burial
will be at Kearney Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel
Funeral Home in Kearney and one hour before services Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church or Mount Carmel Nursing Home.
Kearney resident, 68
KEARNEY — Merle Ann Richards, 68, of Kearney died Dec. 3, 2000, at
Burial of cremains will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williamsburg Cemetery
south of Elm Creek with the Rev. C. J. Willis officiating.
O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home of Kearney and Elm Creek is in
charge of arrangements.
Broken Bow resident, 91
BROKEN BOW — Francis A. Trotter, 91, of Broken Bow died Monday, July
30, 2001, in Broken Bow.
Services were today at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the
Rev. Steve Hicks officiating. Burial will be at the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the fund for park benches for the community
She was born June 28, 1910, in a dugout in Dewey County, Okla., to
Lon and Effie (Kirkman) Beverly.
In April 1928, she married H.J. Trotter at Twin Falls, Idaho. The couple
moved to Nebraska and farmed together in Custer County for more than 69
years. Her husband died in 1998.
Survivors include her sons, James of Arcadia and Frank of Council Bluffs,
Iowa; daughters, Beverly Petersen of Kearney, Bonnie Seeger of Johnson
Lake and Donna Winbolt of Broken Bow; brother, Elmer Beverly of California;
14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers
and a sister.
Wood River resident, 42
OMAHA — Heide M. Roth, 42, of Wood River died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001,
at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Cairo United Church in with
the Revs. Cloy Roth and Denton Jantzi officiating. Burial will be at Wood
River Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the church or cancer research.
Apfel Funeral Home of Wood River is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Feb. 23, 1959, in Hutchinson, Minn., to William and Joy
(Rathman) Dibbern. She attended Rural School District 37 north of Wood
River and graduated from Wood River High School in 1977. She graduated
from Saint Francis School of Nursing in 1980 and received her bachelor's
degree in nursing in 2000 at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln.
She began her nursing career at Lutheran Hospital in Grand Island and
then at Saint Francis Medical Center where she was a CICU nurse, department
director, director of the Coronary Radiology Lab. She was a department
On May 30, 1981, she married Marvin Roth at Grand Island. She was a
member of the church and enjoyed teaching Sunday school and Bible school.
She enjoyed nursing, cooking, quilting and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband; sons, Joshua and Caleb, both of home;
daughter, Megan of home; father, of Wood River; brothers, Randy Dibbern
of Cairo and Joed and David Dibbern, both of Grand Island, and Billy of
Riverdale; and sisters, Coleen Rakes of Bartlesville, Okla., Doreen Paitz
of Kearney and Carrie Loy of Wood River.
She was preceded in death by her mother, an infant brother and her