|Virginia Lee ‘Ginger’ Bryant
Virginia Lee “Ginger” Bryant, 65, of North Platte died Jan. 8, 1998,
at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 3, 1932, at Dalton to Harry Clyde and Mary Matilda
Robb Swain. She was raised by Charlie and Minnie Bowen as her foster parents
after her mother died in July 1936. She graduated from Oshkosh High School
On May 24, 1958, she married Boyd Bryant in Oshkosh. The couple lived
in Sarben until January 1965, when they spent a short time in Omaha. They
moved to North Platte in September 1966.
Mrs. Bryant was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and
Military Order of Cooties Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Moose,
Eagles and American Legion auxiliaries. She loved camping, fishing and
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Wyatt
of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Susan (Richard) Arellano of Sidney; a son,
Charles (Yvette) Bryant of Loveland, Colo.; three sisters, Rose Estes of
Pasco, Wash., June Weller of Commerce City, Colo., Mary Anne (Elmer) Raddatz
of Lincoln; two foster sisters, Ella May McConnick of Oshkosh and Blanch
Monroe of Aurora, Colo.; two brothers, Clyde (Jane) Swain of Sprague, Wash.,
and Howard (Toots) Swain of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Gladis
Sexon of Mullen; and two grandchildren, Anthony D. Wyatt and Alissa S.
She was preceded in death by her parents and foster parents; two brothers,
Lynn and John; and a foster sister, Dolly Wickham.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. CT Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. MT Monday at the Paxton Cemetery
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1-9 p.m. Sunday
at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.
Sonia S. Delahunty
GOTHENBURG — Sonia Delahunty, 36, died Jan. 7, 1998, at Good Samaritan
Hospital in Kearney.
She was born March 2, 1961, at Cozad to Milford and Dorothy Barth Jacob.
She graduated from Cozad High School in 1979 and attended Kearney State
College. She was a graduate of Queen Anne’s Beauty Academy at Kearney.
On Aug. 6, 1983, she married Tom E. Delahunty and they made their home
in Kearney for a brief time before moving to Gothenburg. They later moved
to their present homesite southeast of Gothenburg. She had been employed
with His and Hers Hair Studio in Gothenburg.
Mrs. Delahunty was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
and the Altar Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Mothers of
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Christopher and Joseph, both
at home; her mother, Dorothy Jacob of Cozad; three brothers, Gary (Connie)
Jacob, Raymond (Carol) Jacob and Randy (Kathy) Jacob, all of Cozad; a sister,
Linda (Dirk) Greene of Imperial; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law,
Valetta and Tom Delahunty of Gothenburg.
She was preceded in death by her father.
A memorial has been established.
Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Our Lady of Good Counsel
Catholic Church in Gothenburg. The casket will not be open at the services.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church
with the Rev. Don O’Brien as celebrant. Burial will be in the Willow Island
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. today at Berryman Funeral Home in
Sara Marie Lowe
PLANO, Texas — Sara Marie Lowe, a native of North Platte, died Jan.
6, 1998, in Plano, Texas. She was 20.
She was born Oct. 26, 1979, in North Platte.
A 1996 graduate of Plano East Senior High, she was planning to attend
college in the spring to study computer science. She was employed with
VIDA-Tech in Richardson, Texas.
Miss Lowe is survived by her parents, Michael and Gail Lowe of Plano;
a sister, Jennifer Lowe of Plano; grandparents, Ruth Giesenhagen of North
Platte and Wayne and Bonnie Bayliss of Indianola; and aunts and uncles,
Stephen Lowe, Debra and Steve Thalken, Susan and Merle Stillwell, Steve
and Cindy Bayliss, and Marvin and Roy Bayliss.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home
Dennis W. Shimmin
OGALLALA — Dennis W. Shimmin, 59, of Ogallala, died Jan. 7, 1998, at
the Regional West Medical Center at Scottsbluff.
He was born on July 17, 1938, at Mullen to Bruce W. Shimmin and
Elma M. Zickefoose Shimmin.
He was baptized when he was 13 in the Dismal River after a Country
Revival Meeting. He attended Sunday School at a country school house. He
later joined the Methodist Church in Crawford and transferred to the Lewellen
United Methodist Church.
He attended several country schools in McPherson County and graduated
from McPherson County High School at Tryon in 1955. He worked his way through
college at Kearney State and graduated in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree
in education, majoring in music and minoring in history.
He taught music at Genoa for two years. Then he and the superintendent
both moved to Crawford where he taught for a year.
He became interested in western and frontier history at Ft. Robinson
State Park. He worked for Horace Mann Insurance Co. a short time before
becoming assistant superintendent at Ft. Robinson State Park in 1966.
The Nebraska park system was expanding and they purchased the area
which is now Ash Hollow State Historical Park. Mr. Shimmin applied for
and was appointed the superintendent there in June 1968 and served as its
only superintendent. He started cleaning, developing plans and organizing
archaeological work. The highlight was the opening of the new visitor center
On June 9, 1973, he married Rita Dikeman at Lewellen, where they lived
until August 1997 when they moved to Ogallala.
He was a past member of the board of directors of the Garden County
Community Foundation and the Lewellen Branch of the Volunteers of America.
He was a member of the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Oregon-California
Trails Association, the Lewellen United Methodist Church and was on the
board of directors of the Nebraska National Trails Museum.
Mr. Shimmin had many interests including rebuilding old engines, being
part of the community choir, his green house and especially the history
of Nebraska and the Oregon Trail.
Survivors include his wife, Rita, of Ogallala; his parents and
one brother, Riley, (Carolyn) Shimmin of Livingston, Mont.; a nephew, Kory
(Rachelle) Shimmin of Great Falls, Mont.; a niece, Kristy (Jack) Fish and
a great nephew, Jacob Fish, of Lincoln, Mont.; and many other relatives
He was preceded in death by his brother, David, in 1966.
Memorials have been established to the Lewellen Volunteers of America
and the United Methodist Church of Lewellen.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Lewellen United Methodist
Church with the Revs. Joy and Rich Savage officiating. Burial will be at
the Ogalalla Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Visitation will be Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Draucker Funeral
Draucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mark William Colborn
Mark William Colborn, 73, of North Platte died Jan. 6, 1998, at Great
Plains Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 2, 1924, at Palmer to Mark Eugene and Clarice Mahalia
Bartholomew Colborn. He grew up in the Palmer and Stanton area and graduated
from Stanton High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in October 1942
and was discharged in December 1945.
He returned to the Stanton area before going to Colorado to attend
college. He graduated from Colorado School of Mines with a degree in mechanical
On Dec. 20, 1951, he married Margaret Marie Fosler at Lincoln. They
lived in Colorado until 1959, when they moved to Lincoln. She preceded
him in death in June 1971.
Mr. Colborn worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads, and in November
1975, he moved to North Platte to be district traffic engineer.
On Dec. 31, 1975, he married Judith Hunting in Lincoln and she soon
joined him in North Platte.
He retired from the Nebraska Department of Roads in July 1989.
He was a past member of the IOOF Walla Walla Lodge and a special buddy
to “Reuben” and “Cinder.” He also volunteered at the Lincoln Connection.
Survivors include his wife, Judith “Judy” of North Platte; three sons,
Steven (Patricia) Colborn of Sandy, Utah, Lee (Cristina) Colborn of Colorado
Springs, Colo., and Bill (Viola) Hunting of Sacramento, Calif.; a daughter,
Joan (Kevin) Poole of Elmwood; two brothers, John and Robert Colborn, both
of Lincoln; two sisters, Jeanne Steinshouer of Lafayette, Colo., and Mae
Hoffman of Fort Collins, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, Brian, Brad, Mark, Cristopher,
Ashley, Richard, Rachael, Stacy, Jason and Katrina; three great-grandchildren,
Emily, Maggie and Madeline; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Ardyth
Boyles, Rene Renshaw, Maxine Baer and Doris Whalen.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church
with Dr. Howard E. Grant Jr. officiating. Inurnment of the cremains will
be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, with military honors by the North
Platte Veteran’s Organization.
Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 8:30 a.m. to
6 p.m. today at Odean Colonial Chapel at C and Sycamore and prior to services
at the church Friday.
Josephine ‘Josie’ Druery
Josephine “Josie” Barbara Druery, 77, of North Platte died Jan. 6,
1998, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Ore.
She was born Oct. 24, 1920, at Elgin to George William and Katherine
Augusta Reicks Baumgartner. She grew up on a farm south of Sutherland and
attended country school.
She married Cecil Clyde Osborne and they lived in Sutherland.
In February 1947, she married John Wolsey Druery at McCook. They made
their home in North Platte, where she had lived since. In April 1997, she
went to live with her oldest daughter in Eugene.
Mrs. Druery was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Geraldine (Ray) Lawson of Eugene,
Donna (Ronald) Sorden of Cinebar, Wash., and Joyce (Brian) Howard of Colorado
Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Leonard Baumgartner of Hastings and Ted (Margaret)
Baumgartner of Stapleton; two sisters, Alfreda Bourg of Roseland and Rita
Schroeder of Omaha; nine grandchildren, Terry, David and Debbie Stiles,
Larry and Dan Sorden, Ronda Waggoner, Sara Monsees, Karenann “Kay” Hernandez
and John Howard; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; a sister,
Margaret Pohl; and two brothers, Ben and John Baumgartner.
A memorial has been established for the Scleroderma Foundation, 89
Newburry St., Danvers, MA 01973.
Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C and Sycamore.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski Jr. as Celebrant.
Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. Sunday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C and Sycamore.
Everett Clayton Eggert
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Everett Clayton Eggert, 72, former area resident,
died Jan. 4, 1998, in San Mateo, Calif.
He was born Aug. 11, 1925, on the family homestead north of Paxton
in Arthur County to George Henry and Mary Catherine Thun Eggert. In 1930,
the family moved to a farm north of Hershey. At the age of 15, following
his father’s death, he took full responsibility for his mother and brother.
The family also lived on farms around North Platte and they later moved
to a farm north of Sutherland.
Mr. Eggert loved flying and got his pilot license at Trego Aviation
in North Platte. He enjoyed farming, duck hunting and milking his herd
of dairy cattle. He also gave freely of his time and love to his many nieces
In 1963, he moved to California, where he married Maria Ziegiler of
Germany on May 12, 1970. He worked for the San Mateo Times. Following his
retirement, he worked for the Mercedes Benz Co. and parttime for the San
He was a devoted husband and father. He had a great love for his native
Nebraska and returned whenever possible to visit family and friends.
Surviving him is his wife; a son, Christopher of Los Angeles; two sisters,
Mildred Lunkwitz of North Platte and Thelma Guthard of Cedar Rapids; a
brother, Russell (Margorie) Eggert of Lemoyne; and a host of nieces, nephews,
family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Raymond,
George and Joe, who died Dec. 29, 1997.
The body was cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date in
Cards and memorials may be sent to Maria Eggert, 697 W. 30th Ave.,
San Mateo, CA 94403.
VENANGO — Geraldine Neese, 70, former postmaster at Venango, died Jan.
6, 1998, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Denver.
She was born Aug. 28, 1927, at Holyoke, Colo. She grew up near Venango
and graduated from Venango High School in 1945. She attended the University
of Nebraska for two years.
On June 18, 1947, she married Marvin Neese at St. Francis, Kan. They
made their home in the Venango community the rest of their lives. He preceded
her in death in 1988.
Mrs. Neese retired as Venango postmaster in 1989, after working for
the postal service for 43 years.
She was a member of the Venango Community Church and the Venango American
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son,
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Venango Community Church
with Pastor Eugene Layne officiating. Burial will be in the Venango Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.
Alta L. Manners
Alta Lorraine Manners, 87, of North Platte died Jan. 6, 1998, at a
local nursing home.
She was born Sept. 10, 1910, to Martin and Anna Strom Andrews in Gage
On Jan. 2, 1930, she married Dee L. Manners at Lexington. He preceded
her in death on Sept. 25, 1978.
Mrs. Manners was a laundress for Riteway Laundry for 45 years. She
was a member of the Four Square Church for many years, and most recently
she attended Calvary Assembly of God Church.
Surviving her is a son, Jim (Kathleen) of Bellevue; two grandsons,
Russ (Mary Ann) of Omaha and Mike (Elizabeth) of Coon Rapids, Minn.; four
great-grandchildren, Ryan and Mark of Omaha and Zachary and Lucas of Coon
Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by an infant son;
her parents; a sister, Mabel Freeze; and three brothers, Johnny, Lester
and Roy Andrews.
A memorial has been established.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Adams and Swanson Chapel with
the Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery
south of Maxwell.
There will be no visitation as the casket will be closed.
Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge.
L. Wilson Spangler
CALLAWAY — L. Wilson Spangler, 88, of Callaway died Jan. 5, 1998, at
the Callaway District Hospital.
He was born May 7, 1909, in Cass County to Charles and Anna Hollenbeck
Spangler. In 1918, he moved with his family to the Red Fern Table near
Callaway, where he had made his home since. He attended Red Fern School
and graduated from Callaway High School with the class of 1926.
On May 26, 1930, he married Clara Miller in Denison, Iowa. They farmed
as well as ranched their entire lives. She preceded him in death on June
22, 1974, in Broken Bow.
Mr. Spangler was a member of the United Methodist Church in Callaway.
He enjoyed his children and grandchildren and never missed the kids’ ball
games or other Callaway sporting events.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (Fred) Morrison of O’Neill; three
sons, Irvin (Gladys) of Callaway, Allen of Gretna and Dean (Carol) of Oconto;
10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a grandchild
and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church, the Callaway
District Hospital, the Callaway Good Samaritan Nursing Home or to the donor’s
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church
in Callaway with Rev. Fred Andersen officiating. Burial will be in the
Rosehill Cemetery at Callaway.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home
Jorge Torres Jr.
LEXINGTON — Jorge Torres Jr., infant son of Shannalee Ahrens Rodriguez
and Jorge Torres, died Jan. 5, 1998, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
He was born Jan. 5, 1998, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Survivors include his parents; a sister, Tamina Maria Daake of Cozad;
a brother, Niko Christian Ahrens of Lexington; grandparents, Tom and Marie
Lauby of Lexington and Bruno and Zanaida of Sinaloa, Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Harvey Ahrens, and
great-grandmother, Gladys Reed.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ann’s Cemetery
with the Rev. Neal Nollette officiating.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home is in charge.
Patricia J. Adams
OMAHA — Patricia J. Adams, a former North Platte resident, died Jan.
5, 1998. She was 63.
Surviving her is a son, Sherwood (Barbara) of Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter,
Sherlyn (David) Rothbun of Omaha; a sister-in-law, Anna Stearns of North
Platte; special relatives, Wayne and Kay King of Sutherland, Robert and
Norma Wright of Chappell, Beverly Coburn of Sutherland, Shirley Sanders
and Lynn and Vernita Adams; four grandchildren; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Adams; her parents,
Albert and Margueritte Stearns; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert W.
and Mickey Stearns; and a brother, Howard D. Stearns.
Memorials are suggested to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Memorial services were Jan. 9, 1998, at St. Andrews United Methodist
Church in Omaha. There was private inurnment.
Roeders Mortuary was in charge.
Dortha Ellen McDonald
Dortha Ellen McDonald, 84, of North Platte, died Jan. 29, 1998, at
North Platte Care Centre.
She was born Nov. 5, 1913, at Frederick, Ill. to Harry James and Cora
May Little McDonald.
As a child she lived in Bushnell and Beardstown, Ill., Alliance and
several towns in Oklahoma. She graduated from Seminole High School and
attended Hills Business College in Oklahoma City.
After working in Oklahoma City for a time, she moved back to Nebraska
to work on her mother and step-father, Walter F. Clute’s ranch. She worked
at the hotel in Hyannis before moving back to Oklahoma City and then to
Colorado Springs, Colo.
In the late 1940s she came to North Platte and has lived here since.
She worked at Tom-Tom Coffee Shop, Tucker’s Restaurant, Capri Restaurant
and Sirloin Stockade until she broke her hip.
Ms. McDonald was a member of the First Christian Church and past member
of the Eagles.
A memorial has been established to the Shriners’ Crippled Children
She is survived by a daughter, Loretta Rhea Gamble of Oklahoma City
and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, an infant
son and a brother, William Lewis McDonald.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Floral Lawns Memorial
Gardens with the Rev. Howard E. Grant, Jr. officiating.
Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday,
8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at Odean Colonial Chapel
at C and Sycamore.
Jeanna Lynne Standage
HYANNIS — Jeanna Lynne Standage, 14, of Ashby died Jan. 29, 1998, at
Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Jennifer Lyn Standage, 16,
of Ashby died Jan. 29, 1998, at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance.
The sisters died as a result of an automobile accident at Ashby on Thursday.
Jennifer was born March 1, 1981 at North Platte and Jeanna was born
October 12, 1983, at Ogallala to Michael and Robyn Dubs Standage.
Jennifer was a junior at Hyannis High School where she was a member
of H.A.F.A. Club, varsity volleyball, basketball and track , high school
band and all other high school activities. She was a member of Swede Valley
Lutheran Church and youth group.
Jeanna was in the eighth grade at Hyannis School, where she was a member
of the junior high volleyball, basketball and track teams, as well as band
and all other school activities. She was also a member of Swede Valley
Memorials can be given to Mick Standage Family Memorial Fund and can
be sent to Community First Bank in Hyannis or Bank of Keystone in Whitman.
They are survived by their parents; two sisters, Jessica and Jackie,
who was a twin to Jeanna; grandparents, Evelyn Standage of Ogallala and
Art and Carol Dubs of Ashby, great-grandparents, Ben and Geneva Ewoldt
of Seneca; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hyannis High School, with
Pastor Lloyd Lenz officiating. Burial will be in the Hyannis Cemetery.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home in Alliance is in charge.
Charlotte Magnuson Vorderstrasse
LAMAR, Colo. — Charlotte Vorderstrasse, 57, of Lamar, Colo., died Jan.
28, 1998, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was born August 23, 1940 in Stapleton to Guy & Mabel Jenkins
Magnuson. She graduated from North Platte High School and Mid-Plains Community
Dec. 28, 1968, she married Ronald Vorderstrasse at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Glenvil.
She lived in North Platte and Columbus before moving to Lamar 7 years
ago. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Vorderstrasse was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Lamar
A memorial has been established to Grace Lutheran Church in Lamar.
Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Susan (Donald) Porter of
West Point, two sons, Lloyd (Angelika) Vorderstrasse of Midland Park, N.J.
and Larry (Lori) Vorderstrasse of Lincoln; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren;
a step-great grandchild; five sisters; a brother; five sisters-in-law;
and five brothers-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and her mother-in-law
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil.
Burial will be in Glenvil Cemetery.
Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge.
Helen Marie Bierhaus
SIDNEY — Helen Marie Bierhaus, 87, of Sidney died Jan. 27, 1998, at
the Sidney Memorial Health Center.
She was born July 18, 1910, to Delmer and Easter Mary Wallace at Rising
City. She graduated from school in Stockham.
On April 30, 1939, she married Herb Bierhaus in Holdrege. She helped
raise his daughter Joanne, who was 4 years old at that time the couple
Due to illness, Mrs. Bierhaus moved to the home of her granddaughter
and family in Gurley in September 1996.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Joanne (Bill) Boon of North Platte;
two grandchildren, Cindi (Ted) Egging of Gurley and Rob (Betty) Boon of
Boulder, Colo., four great-grandchildren, Christopher, Carrie, Elizabeth
and Lucas Egging; and a sister, Bernie Londerville of Holdrege.
There will be a family memorial service later.
Gehrig and Son Funeral Home is in charge.
Victor ‘V.C.’ Howard
BROKEN BOW — Victor “V.C.” Howard, 66, died Jan. 28, 1998, at Broken
He was born Feb. 22, 1931, in Milburn to Ira and Emma Tyson Howard.
On Aug. 17, 1950, he married Dorothy Fisher at St. Anselm’s Catholic
Church in Anselmo.
In 1967, the couple started the V.C. Howard Hay Company. They worked
together until 1993, when his wife developed cancer, forcing semi-retirement.
Mr. Howard was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow.
His hours were spent talking with his many friends and his home was filled
Survivors include three daughters, Vicki (Paul) Peters of Casper, Wyo.,
Debra (Bill) Schlund of Tooele, Utah, and Emma (Mark) Whitaker of Loudonville,
Ohio; two sons, Brad (Michele) and Brent (Ronda), both of Litchfield; 12
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two infant sons; his parents;
three sisters; and a brother.
Memorials have been established to the Custer County Hospice and to
a scholarship fund.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
with the Revs. Bob Rooney and Jan Smutny officiating. Burial will be in
the Litchfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Govier Brothers Mortuary,
with Rosary recited at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Evelyn I. Meyer
LEXINGTON — Evelyn I. Meyer, 83, of Lexington died Jan 27, 1998, at
the Tri-County Hospital.
She was born June 9, 1914, in Custer County near Oconto to James and
Fannie Martin McNulty. She lived most of her life in the Oconto area, attending
school there and marrying August Meyer on Dec. 1, 1931, at Kearney. Two
children were born to this union, Dietrich and Mary Lou. She assisted her
husband in the farming and ranching business until retiring in 1980 and
moving to Lexington.
Mrs. Meyer was a member of the Church of Christ in Lillian and the
First Christian Church in Lexington. She was past president of the Elk’s
Does in Broken Bow as well as a past member of many farm organizations
such as Farm Bureau and COOP. She was an Ak-Sar-Ben Good Neighbor, a volunteer
for crippled children’s clinic, she made Christmas boxes for the needy
and was a volunteer for the bloodmobile for more than 20 years. Her hobbies
included bowling with the senior citizen’s bowling and the bowling league.
Survivors include: a daughter, Mary Lou (Edward) Mueller of Grand Island;
a son, Dietrich (Pat) of Lexington; three sisters, Rosa (Fred) Stott of
Rapid City, S.D., May Ahrens of Coachella, Calif., and Margaret Mounts
of Cashmere, Wash.; a brother, Ralph (Deloris) McNulty of Bend, Ore.; four
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983; her parents; two
sisters; a brother; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law; and five
Memorials are suggested to the Elk’s Crippled Children’s Fund or the
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church
in Lexington with the Rev. Tom Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in
the Cozad City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Reynolds-Love
Agnes Vera Renfroe
Agnes Vera Renfroe, 85, died Jan. 28, 1998, at Greeley, Colo.
She was born June 15, 1912, to Silas P. and Pearl C. Sanders Kimberly
at Empire, Ga.
On Dec. 28, 1933, she married Samuel Waudell Renfroe at Hawkinsville,
Ga. They were married nearly 40 years.
She lived in Georgia until her marriage and moved with her family to
North Platte in 1936. The past several years she had lived with her son,
Jack, in Greeley.
She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and attending church. She
loved to travel to visit her children and had several trips planned for
1998. Attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sports events was another
favorite thing for her. She was a full-time homemaker until the late 1950s,
when she took work outside her home as a seamstress.
Mrs. Renfroe was a member of the Berean Fundamental Church in North
Platte, where she taught Sunday school for many years and she enjoyed attending
services, ladies meetings and being with her friends. Since moving to Greeley,
she attended the Evangelical Free Church in Eaton, Colo., with her grandson,
Scott, and his family.
Memorials can be given to the Berean Fundamental Church for the new
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Ann Ziervogel of Baldwin
Park, Calif., and Linda Kay (Reid) Velte of Geneva; three sons, Donald
Rabon (Marilyn) Renfroe of Mansfield, Ohio, Jerry Delano (Sherry) Renfroe
of Edmond, Okla., and Jack Paul (Karen) Renfroe of Greeley; a sister, Sue
Kimberly Sewell of Hawkinsville; a sister-in-law, Aline Kimberly of Macon,
Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972; a daughter, Susan
Elaine Renfroe Harrison in 1995; two sisters, Lola G. Kimberly Bull and
Mary M. Kimberly Yates; and four brothers, Theo E., Rayford V., Leslie
C. and Jesse L. Kimberly.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Berean Fundamental Church
in North Platte with burial at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge.