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May Burns
ARNOLD — May Burns, 87, of Arnold died April 16, 1999, at the Callaway Hospital.
She was born Oct. 6, 1911, near Arnold to Mathias and Cora Morrison Beyer. She attended Yucca Valley Rural Dist. 64, four miles south of Arnold, until 1926. Two years later, she married Glen M. Burns in North Platte on May 29, 1928.
They were married for 56 years, six of the eight siblings in the Beyer family to celebrate more than 50 years of marriage.
The couple moved to California, later opening a meat store in Long Beach. They returned to Arnold in 1951 to the ranch north of town. Together they raised cattle and horses, along with their Dalmatians. 
Survivors include her brother, George (Polly) Beyer of Cozad; a granddaughter, Barbara (Harvey) Foran of Arnold; a great-granddaughter, Christi (Scott) Winfield of Arnold; and three great-great-grandchildren, Brent, Amanda and Eric Winfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Betty, and her husband Bob Turner; her parents; a great-grandson, Clint Foran; four sisters; and two brothers.
A memorial has been established.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with the Rev. Doug Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Arnold Cemetery.
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge. 

Ronald D. ‘Ron’ Beeson
BOISE, Idaho — Ronald D. “Ron” Beeson, 55, a native of North Platte, died April 17, 1999, at Boise.
He was born May 4, 1943, at North Platte to O.E. “Pete” and Neola Davison Beeson. He attended North Platte schools and Northwest Nazarene College. He graduated from Southern Nazarene University, where he prepared to teach math. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa.
During his 32 years as a teacher, Mr. Beeson taught his students to make the most of whatever life might bring.
He had been an active member of Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene since moving to Idaho in 1979.
Surviving him is his wife of 34 years, Jamelyn; a daughter, Michelle (Kermit) Murray and son, Matthew, of Atlanta; a son, Lance (Donna) of Salt Lake City; his parents of Boise; a sister, Coni Gibson of Denver; nieces, nephews and many loving relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene building fund, 831 E. First, Meridian, ID 83642.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the church in Meridian with burial in Kohlerlawn Cemetery at Nampa, Idaho.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of the Chimes in Meridian.

Leona Foster
BROKEN BOW — Leona Foster, 87, died April 17, 1999, at her home in Broken Bow.
She was born May 22, 1911, to John Harrison and Eva Adell Cobly Bryan in the Clear Creek Community between Ansley and Mason City. She grew up in the Clear Creek Community and attended Banner School.
On Jan. 29, 1932, she married Leonard Foster at Aurora. The couple made their home on a farm east of Berwyn. They retired from farming in 1975 and in November 1980, they moved to Broken Bow.
Mrs. Foster was a member of the assembly of God Church in Broken Bow.
Survivors include a daughter, LeaDell (Fred) Jones of Broken Bow; two sons, Larry (Ruth) of Dubois, Wyo., and Lynn (Ruth) of Berwyn; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister.
She was preceded in death by her husband in May 1992; two brothers; and three grandsons.
Memorials may be given to the Assembly of God Church.
Services will at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Govier Brothers Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Jay officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Govier Brothers Mortuary.

Leona E. G’Schwind
CALLAWAY — Leona Ellen G’Schwind died April 17, 1999, at Fillmore County Hospital, Long Term Care at Geneva. She was 80.
She was born on Aug. 9, 1918, to William E. and Mabel E. Morris Zoerb near Milldale.
She was baptized into the Christian faith and was a member of the Lutheran Church through the rite of confirmation. She remained a faithful member of the church throughout her life.
On Dec. 4, 1935, she married Paul A. G’Schwind. They farmed in the Callaway area until 1941, when they moved to Seattle, where they were both employed for a number of years. They later moved back to the Callaway area and resumed farming until their retirement in 1976. She moved to Geneva in 1992.
Three children were born to them: a son, Paul Dean, who was born Jan. 3, 1937, and died in infancy; Paulette Lee (Albert) Wise of Geneva and Collette Lynn (Brent) Bills of Seattle.
Survivors include a daughter, Paulette (Albert “Bud”) Wise of Geneva, granddaughter, Tina M. (Scott) Schmidt and great-grandchildren, Samantha, Caitlin and Jennifer of Stuttgart, Germany, and a grandson, Shane A. (Ann) Wise and great-grandchildren, Amanda and Dakota of Fort Drum, N.Y.; a daughter, Collette (Brent) Bills of Seattle, grandsons, Eric and Jeremy Perkins of Lincoln, Lance (Amy) Chesley of Davey, granddaughter Leisha Perkins and great-grandchildren, Dallas and Destiney of Hastings; a sister, Adeline (Gale) McMath of Jackson, Mich.; two brothers, Leonard (Wilma) Zoerb and William “Bill” (Annabelle) Zoerb, both of Callaway; sisters-in-law, Norma Zoerb of Gothenburg, Loraine G’Schwind of Callaway; brothers-in-law, John G’Schwind of Brady and Francis G’Schwind of Callaway; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Paul Dean; her parents; sisters, Anna Foglesong, Nellie Strong, Edna Estergard and Mable Ward; a brother, Melvin Zoerb; a sister-in-law, Dorothy G’Schwind; and brothers-in-law, Karl and Herbert G’Schwind.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Callaway. Burial will be in the Waldheim Cemetery at Callaway. 
There will be no public visitation.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home is in charge.

Judith D. Johansen
COZAD — Judy Johansen, 65, of Cozad died April 17, 1999, at North Platte.
She was born Nov. 6, 1933, near Cozad to Walter and Leona Haug Laier. She attended rural Dist. 72 school and graduated in 1950 from Cozad High School. She attended Wesleyan University and later Lincoln General Nursing School, receiving her registered nurse’s degree. She worked and taught nursing in Omaha.
On Dec. 20, 1954, she married Keith Hadley Johansen. They moved to Dallas in 1958, where she worked as a nurse for several years. She returned to college, receiving a master’s degree in anthropology, which she taught at Southern Methodist University.
Mrs. Johansen lived in New York for a short time prior to returning to Cozad in the early 1980s. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Surviving her is a daughter, Cynthia (Les Chew) Johansen of Los Angeles; a son, Mark (Laurie) of Dallas; her mother of Cozad; a sister, Barbara Laier of Redondo Beach, Calif.; and a grandson, Keith Bradford Johansen.
Her father died the following day, April 18, 1999, at Cozad.
A memorial has been established.
Services for her and her father will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Neben officiating. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Berryman Funeral Home.

Walter L. Laier
COZAD — Walter Laier, 91, died April 18, 1999, at Cozad.
He was born Jan. 6, 1908, to Gottlieb and Caroline Daiss Laier in Gosper County near Eustis. He attended rural Gosper County and Eustis High School.
On June 9, 1930, he married Leona Haug at the Haug family farmsite southwest of Cozad. They made their home on a farmsite southwest of Cozad, moving to Cozad in 1956.
During his entire lifetime, he was engaged in farming and cattle feeding.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Cozad Elks Lodge. He and his wife enjoyed spending the winter for several years at their condo at Sun City West, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Barbara D. Laier of Redondo Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren, Mark (Laurie) Johansen of Dallas and Cynthia (Les Chew) Johansen of Los Angeles; and a great-grandson, Keith Bradford Johansen.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Johansen, on Saturday, April 17, 1999; three sisters, Bertha Taege, Clara Messenger and Mary Castor; and four brothers, William, John, Chris and Paul.
A memorial has been established.
Services for Mr. Laier and his daughter, Judy, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Neben officiating. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Berryman Funeral Home.

Lela Munnell
SARGENT — Lela Munnell, 96, of Sargent, formerly of Brewster, died April 16, 1999, at the Goli Medical Center in Sargent.
She was born Sept. 21, 1902, near Callaway to John H. and Alice Colby Solt. She grew up and attended school in the Callaway area.
On June 30, 1928, she married Charles B. Munnell at North Platte. In March 1939, the couple moved to a ranch southeast of Brewster, where they made their home.
In 1964, she moved to Sargent. She spent many years taking care of elderly people in their homes. In May 1998, she entered the Goli Medical Center.
Survivors include 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in July 1963; an infant daughter; two sons, Carl and Franklin; her parents; two sisters; and three brothers.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Valley Gospel Church near Brewster with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Burial will be in the Brewster Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Ralph Reynolds
GRANT — Ralph Reynolds, 69, of Grant died April 17, 1999, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
He was born Aug. 7, 1929, at Imperial to John and Buelah Nedrow Reynolds. He grew up southwest of Imperial and graduated from Chase County Hospital in 1948.
On March 23, 1950, he married Maxine Bernard. They lived on different farms and ranches in Chase and Dundy counties until 1962, when they moved to Enders where he worked for the Enders Co-Op. In 1969, they moved to Grant, where he operated the farm fuel truck for the Venango Co-Op until his retirement in 1992.
Surviving him is his wife; a daughter, Shirley (Bob) Rhiley of Ogallala; three sons, Eldon of Hays, Kan., Jerry of North Platte and Duane of Grant; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Wava Brown of Benton, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Naomi Brown and Neva Twitty; and a brother, Albert Reynolds.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Grant Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Dennis Goodin officiating. Burial will be in the Grant Cemetery.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home is in charge.

Eddie Tepley
IMPERIAL — Eddie Teply of Imperial died April 17, 1999, at the Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial. He was 81.
He was born Jan. 26, 1918, in northeast Chase County to John and Martha Neverve Teply.
On Feb. 21, 1941, he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in the Euopean Theatre during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster and the Silver Star for bravery. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
On Sept. 11, 1947, he married Patricia Mae Creasman.
Mr. Teply was a member of St. John’s and St. Patrick’s Catholic Churches. He was also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and he loved gardening.
Surviving him is his wife; a daughter, Cindy (Steve) Balsom of Imperial; two sons, David (Penny) of Imperial and Sam (Kristie) of Lexington; a sister, Charlotte Johnson of Imperial; a brother, John (Opal) of Champion; eight grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Berniece Teply of Imperial.
He was preceded in death by a son, Danny Joe; his parents; a sister, Josie Keller; and three brothers, Henry Frank, Charlie and Raymond.
A memorial has been established.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. MT today at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imperial with the Rev. Greg Pawloski officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Wuaneta.
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial is in charge.

Glen Robert Viehmeyer
BURLINGTON, Colo. — Glen Robert Viehmeyer of Burlington, Colo., a native of Arnold, died April 15, 1999, at the Kit Carson County Memorial l Hospital where he was under hospice care. He was He was 68.
He was born Dec. 29, 1930, in Arnold to Glenn and Catherine Viehmeyer. He graduated in 1959 from North Platte High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It was there on a blind date that he met his sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Carly Rogers. They married on Aug. 23, 1952, in Sheridan, Wyo., after which they finished their senior year of college.
After serving two years in the U.S. Army, and living in several towns in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado, they settled in Burlington in 1966.
In search of his true calling, Rotary International, he was involved in sales of a variety of products, including center pivot irrigation systems, manufactured housing, carpentry and radio advertising for KNAB in Burlington.
His joys in life included his children, grandchildren, sailing, reading, traveling and intelligent conversation. His biting wit and humorous outlook on life will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Viehmeyer joined the Burlington Rotary Club in 1968, serving as its president in 1973-74. He worked with youth from all over the world while in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program for 10 years, serving as district chairman his last three years. This is where he was affectionately nicknamed “Pappabear.”
In July 1998, he began his term as district governor of Rotary District 5470, a position he held at the time of his death. He and his wife made many wonderful friends while visiting the 51 Rotary Clubs in the district and attending functions with his 26 other governor classmates from all the Midwestern states.
He was active in the Burlington United Methodist Church, serving on numerous committees and leading an adult Sunday school class for more than 30 years. He was also a member of the Carousel Toastmasters and the Rotary RV Fellowship.
Surviving him is his wife; two daughters, Kelly (Lynn) Spain of Dayton, Texas, and Susan (Paul) Doak of Arvada, Colo.; a son, Curt (Debbie Alman) of Fort Collins, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Jon Spain, Meryl, Andrew and Laine Saks, Michael Viehmeyer and Laura and Nathan Doak; a niece, Kate (John Chandler) Fine of Portland, Ore.; a nephew, Bill (Talle) Fine of Lake Jackson, Texas; a great-niece, Stephanie (Brand) Powell and a great-great-nephew, Bradley Powell, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a brother-in-law, Steve (Nancy) Rogers of Sheridan, Wyo.; an aunt, Helen Wells of North Platte; and an uncle, Phillip Smith of Vancouver, Wash. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joyce Fine; and a granddaughter, Janna Viehmeyer.
Memorials may be sent to the Bank of Burlington for the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Caring Hands Hospice or for Disaster Relief through the Burlington United Methodist Church.
Burial was April 19, 1999, in McCain Cemetery near the Stapleton family homestead.
Hendricks-Love Mortuary of Burlington was in charge.

Velda Katherine Young
IMPERIAL — Velda Katherine Young, 84, died April 17, 1999, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. 
She was born Sept. 16, 1914, at Hayes Center to Daniel Blair and Sophia Elizabeth Fornoff May.
On Sept. 7, 1935, she married Robert P. Young in McCook. They moved to Imperial in 1950.
Mrs. Young was first of all a devoted wife and mother. In 1961, she began working at the Imperial Medical Clinic and retired in 1986 after 25 years. She loved people and always remembered names and faces.
She was a member of the Hayes Center Congregational Church. She was a faithful supporter of the Imperial United Methodist Church, and taught Sunday school.
Surviving her is her husband; a daughter, Dianne (David) McClatchey of Eustis; a son-in-law, Richard Rassfeld of Omaha; five grandchildren; a sister, Freda Leffler-Iles of Mesa, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Lois May of Hayes Center; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl; a son, Dirk; her parents; three sisters; and two brothers.
Memorials may be given to the Imperial Senior Center or the United Methodist Church in Imperial.
Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. MT Wednesday in Palisade Cemetery. Memorial services will follow at 11:30 a.m. MT at the United Methodist Church of Imperial with Pastor Murray Schmechel officiating.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Liewer Funeral Home in Imperial.

Helen L. Johnson
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Helen L. Johnson, 78, of Commerce City, Colo., died April 15, 1999, at her home.
She was born Sept. 27, 1920, to Hans and Mary Morrison Johnson at Arnold, Nebraska, where she attended school.
On Feb. 26, 1941, she married David A. Johnson in Gandy. The couple moved to Dunning, where she became a homemaker, until they moved to Portland, Ore. Upon returning to the Arnold area, during the time that her husband was in the service, she helped make many doughnuts and birthday cakes that were given to the soldiers during World War II at the North Platte Canteen. Later on, she owned and operated the Sportsman Cafe and the Goldenrod Cafe at Sidney.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane (Harold) Owens of North Platte and Susan Elaine (Melvin) Suedekum of Tempe, Ariz.; two sons, Thomas D. of Ft. Morgan, Colo., and Rodney H. (Debbie) of Commerce City; a sister, Ann Christensen of Kearney, and a brother, Hans L. Johnson of Juniata; seven grandchildren, Tonya (Max) Long of Glade, Kan., Sherri and Michael Suedekum of Tempe, Ariz., Randy Johnson of Arvada, Colo., Tim, Josh and Karen Johnson of Commerce City; four great-grandchildren, Skye and Brenna Long of Glade and Lyric and Christopher of Denver.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 1, 1999; her parents, two sisters, Mabel Andre and Christy Olson; a brother, John H. Johnson, and a granddaughter, Bonny Jane Owens.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mark Hamel of the Phillipsburg, Kan., Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.

William G. ‘Bill’ Stamps
LEXINGTON — William G. “Bill” Stamps, 75, died April 15, 1999, at his home in Lexington.
He was born July 17, 1923, to William P. and Pearl Gunsolley Stamps at South Sioux City, where he graduated from high school in 1942.
He then went to work for laundries in South Sioux City and North Platte prior to moving to Lexington in 1950, where he worked for the Lexington Laundry until his death.
On March 15, 1947, he married Doris Farris at Sioux City, Iowa.
Mr. Stamps was a member of the Masonic Lodge. His hobbies included woodworking before arthritis prevented him from doing it. He loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving him is his wife; a daughter, Linda (Charlie) Brogan of West Point; three sons, Richard of Bellevue, Robert of Lexington and Mark (Melissa) of Waco, Texas; three sisters, Juanita Spencer of South Sioux City and Orene Stusse and Vesta (Larry) Brown, both of Sioux City; four brothers, Charles (Onna Dale) Stamps of South Sioux City, Tom (Lois) Stamps of Warner-Robbins, Ga., Jim Stamps of Kansas City, Mo., and Roger (Glenna) Stamps of Johnston, Iowa; 13 grandchildren, Robert, Chad, Gus, Samantha, Stanley and Mark Stamps, Michelle Mitchell, Lonny and Cory Keegan, Dana Loebig, Jon Schmeeckle, and Stephen and Jenny Brogan; and five great-grandchildren, Sidney and A.J. Stamps, Darian Mitchell and Tyler and Amanda Loebig.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ervine.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Karla Sheffy officiating. There will be Masonic rites at the church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Omaha Valley Cemetery at Homer.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.


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