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Dixie Lee Dallam
TRENTON — Dixie Lee Dallam, 66, died Monday (Feb. 18, 2002) at Midland Hospital in Papillion.
She was born Aug. 3, 1935, to Kenneth and Mildred (Warrick) Miller at Trenton where she graduated from Trenton High School in 1954.
On Aug. 13, 1956, she married Jerry Dallam at Trenton and they spent their married lives farming north west of Trenton. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Christ, the Trenton V.F.W. Auxiliary, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge at North Platte.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry of Trenton; one daughter, Sherrie and husband, Fred Burke of North Platte; one son, Randy and wife Deanna Dallam of McCook; her mother, Mildred Miller of Trenton; two brothers, Keith and wife Sandy Miller, and John D. Miller all of Trenton; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, 11 a.m., at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Trenton with the Rev. Steve Berry officiating. Interment will be in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell.
Memorials may be given in her name and friends may call at the Herrmann Funeral Chapel in Trenton.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Bright
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Virginia Bright, 72, died Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) at her home in San Jose, Calif.
She was born July 2, 1929, to J.W. and Teresa Sullivan in McCook. She graduated from McCook High School and worked in McCook for several years.
In April 1951, she married Albert Bright and they moved to San Jose, Calif. where she worked for Hewlett Packard until she retired.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Clifford.
Survivors include her husband, Albert of San Jose; one son, Bill and wife, Laura Bright of San Jose; two daughters, Cindy and husband, Eric Richards of Rosedale, Calif., and Pam and husband, Mike Azevedo of San Jose; three sisters, Bernice Sullivan of Lincoln, Eileen and husband, Jerry Cramer of Holdrege, Velma and husband, LaVern Schneider of McCook; and eight grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at Queen of Apostles Church on Feb. 16.

Esther Egle
ENDERS — Esther Egle died Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2002) at her home in Enders.
She was born Nov. 24, 1916, to Clarence and Bertha (Herbert) Hahn. She spent her childhood in a farm near Hamlet. She graduated from Hamlet High School in 1933 and furthered her education at the Kearney State Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. She taught at the Star and Hamlet schools for three years.
On June 20, 1937, she married Robert Henry Egle at Hamlet Union Church. The couple made their home on a farm in the Eden Community.
She was a member of the Eden Sunshine Club, Christ’s Church and Helping Hands for York College.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Josephine Hahn Reiman; and one granddaughter-in-law, Brenda Buffington Egle.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Enders; four sons, Loren and wife, Pat Egle of Stratton, Norman and wife, Linda Egle of Thedford, Dennis and wife, Janet Egle of Stratton, and Duane and wife, LeAnn Egle of Gretna; one daughter, Linda Egle of Palisade; two brothers, Victor and wife, Marie Hahn of Denver, and Dick Hahn of Panama City, Fla.; one sister, Beth and husband, Bill Smith of Palisade; one brother-in-law, Virgil and wife, Grace Mae Egle of North Platte; one sister-in-law Elinor Egle and husband, Glen Beneda of Lompoc, Calif.; 11 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m. CST, at the Hamlet Union Church with the Rev. Matt Hoffman and Randy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at the Eden Missionary Cemetery in rural Wauneta.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine M. 'Gerry' Brown
HARPER, Kan. — Geraldine M. “Gerry” Brown, 76, formerly of McCook, died Sunday (Feb. 17, 2002) at Via Christi Medical Center, St. Francis Campus, in Wichita, Kan.
She was born Jan. 7, 1924, to Maxwell and Hazel (Carey) Fryback in Butler County, Kan.
On Dec. 25, 1945, she married Don D. Brown at Iola, Kan. She was a bookkeeper for Brown Oil Company in Harper, Kan. until her retirement. She also helped with the Econ Shop in Harper.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Harper.
Survivors include her husband, Don Brown of Harper; one son, Kevin Brown of Anthony, Kan.; one daughter, Robin Reh of McCook; and four grandchildren.
Services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Elliot Funeral Home in Harper with the Rev. Phil Morris officiating. Interment will be in the Harper Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name to the United Methodist Church in Harper or the Purdue House at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
Elliott Funeral Home of Harper is in charge of arrangements.

Clinton Stewart Munn
BENKELMAN — Clinton Stewart Munn, 75, died Friday (Feb. 15, 2002) at Gulf Pointe Plaza in Rockport, Texas.
He was born December 3, 1926, to Lloyd and Blanche (Stewart) Munn on the family farm in Cheyenne County, Kan.
He graduated from Bird City High School in 1944, and in October of that year, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he was accepted for Naval Airman training. He served for 18 months before receiving his discharge and returning to the family farm.
On May 18, 1947, he married Mary Lou Nighswonger, at the home of the bride’s parents, west of St. Francis.
He farmed his entire life on the farm where he was born and raised.
He was a member of the American Legion, the McCook Elks Lodge, and the McCook Eagles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou; daughters, Nancy and husband, Bill Anderson of Blair, and Diane Malleck of Spokane, Wash.; brother, Clyde Munn of Anchorage, Alaska; and two grandsons.
Services were today at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Interment with military honors was in the Bird City Cemetery at Bird City.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Griswold
RATON, N.M. — Timothy Griswold, 43, died Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2002) at Raton, N.M.
He was born Dec. 20, 1958, to Robert and Sharon (Pleis) Griswold at Beatrice. He was a former employee of Southwest Implement of McCook and later worked as an industrial painter.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors include his wife, Robin; one son, Stephane Michael Griswold of Raton, N.M.; his parents, Robert and Sharon Griswold of Scottsbluff; one sister, Shari Black and one brother, Daniel Griswold, both of Scottsbluff.
Services will be Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury with Pastor Sharee Johnson officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Gerdes-Meyer Chapel of Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

Lester E. Spears
BENKELMAN — Lester E. Spears, 81, died Thursday (Feb. 14, 2002) at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial.
He was born Nov. 10, 1920, in Rawlins County, Kan. to Sherman and Flossie (Hoover) Spears and was raised on a farm south of Stratton. On Jan. 14, 1942, he married Mable Bleche at Benkelman. He farmed in the Benkelman area until 1955, when they moved to Sacramento, Calif. and he was employed by Union Pacific Railroad. He later worked for the Rio Linda School District, where he started as night custodian and then became a carpenter for the district. They moved back to the Benkelman area following his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Mable Spears of Benkelman; two sons, Phillip and wife, Norma Spears of Rio Linda, Calif., Larry Spears of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Mildred Stretch and husband, Leslie Stretch of Hamlet; three brothers, Glen and wife, Vernice Spears of Benkelman, Bob and wife, Donna Spears of Booneville, Calif., Eldon and wife, Donna Spears of Arvada, Colo.; sisters-in-law, Arlene Spears of Benkelman and Deloris Spears of Peoria, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., in the Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating. Interment will be in the Benkelman Cemetery. Committal will be provided by Masonic Lodge No. 173, A.F. & A.M.
Visitation will be today until 7 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor M. Horton
Eleanor M. Horton
ARAPAHOE — Eleanor M. Horton, 91, died Friday (Feb. 15, 2002) at C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center.
She was born on Jan. 20, 1911, to Thomas and Amelea (Faholz) Penn in Wakita, Okla.
In 1928, she married George Brown in Norton, Kan. They lived and farmed south of Arapahoe until 1946. She worked as a civil service employee with the Bureau of Reclamation in Arapahoe and Sargent.
In 1956, she married Merton Horton in Beaver City. They made their home in Arapahoe.
She was a member of the Christian Church of Christ in Arapahoe and taught Sunday school and played the organ there. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Brown; second husband, Merton Horton; one sister, Lillia Kellogg; and two brothers, Clinton and R.L. Penn.
Survivors include sister-in-law, Lora Horton of Arapahoe; three nieces, Colleen Horton Weber, Rosalend Hamblin, and Rhonda Penn; and four nephews, Dan, Jerry, Paul, and Kenny Horton.
Services will be Monday, 2 p.m., at the Christian Church of Christ in Arapahoe with Pastor Milton Jones officiating. Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday, 1 - 8 p.m., at the Williamson-Wenberg Funeral Home in Arapahoe.
Williamson-Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia S. Williams
Virginia S. Williams
NATOMA, Kan. — Virginia S. Williams, 64, died Monday (Feb. 18, 2002) at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kan.
She was born Oct. 25, 1937, to Wavy and Rowena (Crumpacker) Baker in McPherson, Kan. She graduated form Plainville High School in Plainville, Kan., and Sacramento City College in Sacramento, Calif.
She worked for the State of California as a supervisor for the franchise tax board retiring in 1990. She was a former resident of McCook and worked at the McCook Daily Gazette as the Society Editor from 1991 - 1995. She then moved to Natoma and worked for PCCS in Plainville.
On July 4, 1984, she married Jesse T. Williams in Plainville. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Phillipsburg, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James L. Carpenter in 1969; and one brother, Wavy “Buddy” Baker.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse Williams of Natoma; one daughter, Virginia Carpenter of Palo Alto, Calif.; one step-daughter, Trina Omholt of Eureka, Calif.; five sons, Chester Carpenter of Winthrop, Wash., Thane, Wavy, and David Carpenter all of Sacramento, Calif., and James Carpenter of Paradise, Calif.; one step-son, Chris Williams of Fair Oaks, Calif.; two sisters, Wanda Sears of Des Moines, Iowa, and Charolette Folkerts of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 12 grandchildren.
Graveside services are Monday, 2 p.m., at the Plainville Cemetery with Bishop Noel Krouse officiating. Interment will follow the cememony.
Visitation is Saturday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Monday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel in Plainville.
Memorials may be given in her name to the American Lung Association and sent in care of the funeral chapel.
Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ramona Elizabeth Schmidt
CAMBRIDGE — Ramona Elizabeth Schmidt, 71, died Thursday (Feb. 14, 2002) at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Sept. 14, 1930, to Henry and Elizabeth (Kiel) Dinges in Lincoln. She graduated from McCook High School in 1948.
On Aug. 10, 1951, she married Griff F. Schmidt at San Rafael, Calif. The couple made their home in Indianola. She was employed as a telephone operator and retired in the early 1980s. She served for many years as a volunteer at the McCook Humane Society.
She was a member of the Indianola United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Grand Generation, Good Friends and the Red Willow Posse.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Griff; and one son, Fred.
Survivors include three sister-in-laws, Peggy Schmidt of McCook, Ruth Palensky of Oakes, N.D., and Marjorie Cafferty of Chester; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Carpenter Funeral Home in Indianola with Pastor Art Phillips officiating. Interment will be at the Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be left in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doyle D. Criger
BENKELMAN – Doyle D. Criger, 59, died Tuesday (Feb.12, 2002) at Benkelman.
He was born July 12, 1942, to George Lester and Edna Leila (Sylvia) Criger at Parks, Nebraska. He attended school in Parks and graduated from Parks High School in 1960.
On Dec. 20, 1964, he married Arlene G. Edwards in Benkelman. They made Benkelman their home.
He was preceded in death by his father, George; and an infant sister, Leila Mae.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene of Benkelman; mother, Edna Criger of Benkelman; two sons, Jimmy Criger and Todd Criger and wife, Steffany of McCook; two sisters, Ila Jean and husband, Leonard Lewis of Seeley Lake, Mont., Cindy and husband, Jason Preston of Benkelman; and four brothers, Dale Criger of Clinton, Mont., Delbert Criger of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Kenneth and wife, Marilyn Criger of Stratton, Charlie and wife, Dodie Criger of Westerville, Ohio.
Services will be Friday, 10 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Benkelman with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Interment will be in the Benkelman Cemetery.
Visitation will be today until 7 p.m. at Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Vearl League
BELLA VISTA, Ark. — Eugene Vearl League, 84, died Friday (Feb. 8, 2002) at his home in Bella Vista, Ark.
He was born March 7, 1918, to Ray Edwin and Anna League in Haigler. He graduated from Stratton High School. He graduated from Colorado Springs Bible College and from the Aviation Institute of Denver in 1940. He was ordained in the Pilgrim Holiness Church in 1940 and by the Independent Fundamental Churches of America in 1952.
On June 9, 1940, he married Eileen Roberson. He pastored churches in Pond Creek, Okla. and Blackwell, Okla. from 1941 until his retirement in 1968. He was employed in aircraft design drafting at Cessna, North American Rockwell and Boeing from 1968 until 1989.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Eileen; and two brothers, Everett League and Richard League.
Survivors include a son, Eugene Vearl League, Jr. of Douglass, Kan.; a daughter, Anneva Verleen Shear of Wild Rose, Wis.; eight brothers, Robert League of Bakersville, Calif., Ray League of Oklahoma City, Okla., Evan League of Denver, Colo., Kenneth League of Ft. Worth, Texas, Marion League of Whittier, Calif.; Howard League, Roy League and Warren League all of Stratton; and two sisters, Eileen Freed of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Delores June Campbell of Longmont, Colo.
Services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the Bella Vista Funeral Chapel in Bella Vista, Ark. Burial will be in the Bella Vista Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory of Bella Vista, Ark. is in charge of arrangements.

Alva O. Max
CAMBRIDGE — Alva O. Max, 70, died Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital. He was born on Aug. 9, 1931, to Jacob and Carrie (Lawson) Max near Orafino in Frontier County. He served in the U. S. Army from 1952 to 1954.
On May 17, 1959, he married Carol Ruppert in McCook. The couple made their home in the Orafino and Stockville area. He was a farmer, a seed dealer for DeKalb for 25 years, and a field rep for Midwest Livestock of McCook.
He was a member of the Bartley American Legion Post, Frontier County Fair Board, the American Angus Association, and the Southwest NE Angus Association.
He was preceded in death by his father Jacob; and brother-in-law, Don Ruppert.
Survivors include his wife Carol; two sisters, Twila and husband, Jim Johnson of Stockville, and LaVonne and husband, Joe Hinton of Willows, Calif.; brother-in-law, Larry and wife, Lynda Ruppert of McCook; sisters-in-law, Joanne and husband, Dean Roedel of Greeley, Colo. and Doris Ruppert of McCook.
Services will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Trinity Methodist Church in Cambridge with Vern Mulford officiating. Interment will be in the Arbor Cemetery at Stockville with military committal by the Bartley American Legion.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Eugene Mishler
CAMBRIDGE — Robert E. Mishler, 84, died Thursday (May 30, 2002) at the Cambridge Manor.
He was born Feb. 9, 1918, to William and Avis (White) Mishler in Edison. He graduated from high school in Edison in 1936.
On May 2, 1942, he married Wilma Robeson. On July 2, 1942, he was inducted into the Army and he spent three years and three months in the South Pacific. He was discharged on Oct. 16, 1945. He was a farmer.
He was a Charter Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9357 of Holbrook.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma; a son, Rex and wife, Pauline Mishler of Park City, Mont; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Lockenour Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. Burial will be in the Edison Cemetery.
Lockenour Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara L. (Wilson) Creighton
AURORA, Colo. — Barbara L. (Wilson) Creighton, 64, died Tuesday (May 28, 2002) at the Medical Center of Aurora, Colo.
She was born Aug. 18, 1937, to Joseph and Alice (Learned) Wilson in Darby, Pa. She grew-up in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, New Jersey, Missouri and Delaware. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in Bellefont, Del. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Kansas University in 1959 with a bachelors in history and romance languages.
In 1960, she married Bob Creighton. The couple made their home in Atwood. She was a homemaker.
She was a member and president of PEO, a member of the Union Club and Town and Country Guild. She served on the boards of the Atwood Public Library and Kansas Quilter’s Organization.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; two sons, Alec and wife, Christie of Flagler, Colo., and John and wife, Joni of Longmont, Colo; one brother, Joseph and wife, Marty of Baltimore, Md; and five grandchildren.
Services will be Monday, 2 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Atwood with Rev. Joseph P. Cunningham officiating. A private graveside service will be at the Atwood Fairview Cemetery in Atwood.
Visitation is Sunday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., at the Williams Funeral Home in Atwood.
Memorials may be left in her name at the Atwood City Library, the Atwood Second Century Fund or left at the funeral home.
Williams Funeral Home in Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.

Kimberlee Dawn Brenning
GRAND ISLAND — Kimberlee Dawn Brenning, 27, died Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at her home in Grand Island.
She was born June 29, 1974, to Michael and Carolyn (Brown) Brenning. She was one of the first to be born at the new Community Hospital in McCook. She attended Hayes Center Schools, graduating in 1992.
She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grand Island. She loved gardening, flowers, coaching T-Ball, Mickey Mouse, and most especially her niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Forrest Beebe; great-grandparents, John and Katherine Brenning; grandparents, Marlys Henrickson and Charley Brown; and special grandparents, Bill and LaVerne Karre.
Survivors include her parents, Mike and Carolyn of Culbertson; her fiancee, Gary Benavides of Grand Island; brother, Chad Brenning and wife, Laurie, of McCook; niece and nephew, Marlys and Garrett Brenning of McCook; great-grandmother, Ethel Beebe of McCook; grandparents, Vernon and Bonnie Brenning of Culbertson; great-aunt, Darlene Shawley and husband, Gene, of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; aunts, Dixie Henrickson and uncle Kevin Anderson of McCook; Sue Fahrenbruch and husband, Leslie, of Culbertson; uncle, Patrick Brenning of Culbertson; special aunt and uncle Kathy and John Mabile of McCook; cousins, Tasha Allen and family; Trina Mabile; Luke Mabile; Kevin Karre of Denver, Colo; Brenda Gillen and family; Scott Henrickson and family; Travis Wilkinson and family; Shane Wilkinson and family; Tami Pick and family; Heath Wilkinson and family; Walt Brenning and family; Angela Billings and family; numerous friends; and her dogs, Mollee and Ozzee.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Services will be Monday, 10 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Brian Hopfensperger officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook.
Visitation will be Saturday 9 to 5 p.m and Sunday 2 to 8 p.m.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.

Vernon Nokes Sr.
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Vernon Nokes Sr., 78, died May 20, 2002. He was born to Lee and Odessa (Grafton) Nokes at McCook. He was a long time mechanical engineer with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Denver.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one sister.
Survivors include his wife, Doris; two sons, Vernon “Bennie” Nokes and wife, Dianne and Jerry Nokes and wife, Rita of Denver; one daughter Cheryl and husband, Terry Schlenker of Georgia; one sister, Delphine and husband, Doran Remington of McCook; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services were May 24, 2002, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Lakewood.
Correspondence will reach the family in care of Vernon “Bennie” Nokes, 6386 South Ingalls, Littleton, CO 80123.

Edna D. McGinnity
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Edna D. McGinnity, 79, died Wednesday (May 29, 2002).
She was born in Lingo, Wyo. She was a graduate of Curtis High School. She was a nursing assistant.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary and husband, George Hall of Billings, Mont; a son, Jim and wife, Karen; one sister, Millie; and three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Services will be Tuesday, 11 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minn. Interment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Paul.
Memorials may be sent in her name to Kessler and Maguire Funeral Home, 40 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102.

Jacob James Gustafson
BEAVER CITY — Jacob James Gustafson, 10, died Tuesday (May 28, 2002) at a Lincoln hospital as the result of an automobile accident near Beaver City.
He was born June 21, 1991, to James and Connie (Hernandez) Gustafson at Grand Island. He was raised in the Martell, Neb. area. The family moved to Beaver City in 1997. He would have been in the fifth grade at Beaver City Schools this coming fall.
He was a member of Cub Scout Pack No. 237 and attended the First Presbyterian Church at Beaver City.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandfathers. Survivors include his parents, James and Connie Gustafson of Beaver City; twin brother, Seth; two sisters Jessica and Cassie all at home; grandparents, Eldon and Valeria Gustafson of Phillips, Neb., Shirley Rasmussen of Giltner and Fred and Cindy Hernandez of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and great-grandparents, Verna Hinrichs of Giltner and Anne Hernandez of Berkley, Calif.
Funeral services will be Friday, 2:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver City with the Rev. Darin Bentzinger officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at the funeral home and prior to services at the church.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Irene (Bryant) Parker
ATWOOD — Joyce Irene (Bryant) Parker, 60, died Monday (May 27, 2002) at her home in Atwood.
She was born Sept. 12, 1941, to Lester and Ruth (Bevens) Bryant at Norton. She attended grade school to the eight grade in the Norton school system. She lived in Norton, Kan., Colorado, Utah and Wyoming before making her home in Atwood.
She worked as a dispatcher for the Rawlins County Sheriff’s Department for nineteen years. She was also a homemaker.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and brother-in-law, Robert Houghton.
Survivors include her three sons, Steve Clouse of Atwood, Richard Clouse and wife, Shannon of Lincoln and Dennis Kalous and wife, Vivian of Martel, Neb.; a sister, Lucille Houghton of Atwood; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Atwood with the Rev. David James officiating. Burial will be in the Atwood Fairview Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.

Ervin Lewis Zander
Ervin Lewis Zander, 59, died Thursday (May 23, 2002) at his home in McCook.
He was born June 19, 1942, to Eleanor Smith in Denver, Colo. He was raised by Edwin and Louise Zander on a McCook area farm. He worked for M & W Equipment before opening his own welding business known as Erv’s Powderhorn.
He was married to Vernita Triplett and later to Verna Couch.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin C. Zander of California and Mark Zander of Oregon; one daughter, Elena Zander of Oregon; his mother, Eleanor Smith of Beaver City; two brothers, Henry “Hank” Zander of Oregon and Kevin Zander of Kansas; two sisters, Kim and husband, Phil Nickerson and Kathy Bolson of Kansas; and six grandchildren. Local survivors include one nephew, David Zander of McCook.
No memorial service has been scheduled.
Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.

Velma Carr
MAYWOOD — Velma Carr, 86, died Sunday (Feb. 9, 2003) at her home in Maywood.
She was born April 7, 1916, in a sod house north of Paxton, to Clayton and Lucy (Prosise) Bussard.
On Jan. 15, 1935, she married Glenn Carr at Trenton. They farmed at Palisade and Hayes Center for many years before moving to Maywood in 1971.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church for many years and also a member of the Maywood Christian Church Quilters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn in 1996; one son, Roy Allen; one sister, Stella; and one brother, Harland.
Survivors include four daughters, Berdine Norlander of Maywood, Naomi Pinger of Mansfield, Wash., Ruth Ann and husband, Jack Shelton of Elgin, Texas, and Audrey and husband, Les Martens of Barboursville, Va.; one son, Virgel Carr of Maywood; four brothers, David Bussard and wife, Mary, Ivan Bussard and wife, Linda, Walter Bussard and wife, Barbara and Homer Bussard all of Washington; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Thursday, 3 p.m., at the Maywood Cemetery at Maywood with the Rev. Dale Heimer officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.

Opal Ellen McKillip
Opal Ellen McKillip, 95, died Sunday (February 9, 2003) at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.
She was born August 3, 1907, in rural McCook, to Ora Troy and Ethel Alice (Smith) Kelley.
On Oct. 18, 1924, she married Nile V. McKillip at Oberlin. They farmed most of their married life. After her husband’s death she worked at J.C. Penney Company for 21 years and served as Social Director at the Senior Center for many years. She moved to Willow Ridge in 1995, and was there until February, 2002, when she moved to Hillcrest.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora and Ethel Kelley; her husband, Nile McKillip in 1975; three sons, Bernard, Robert, and James; and one brother, Bud Kelley.
Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn and husband, Richard Koetter, of McCook; one son, Ronald McKillip and wife, Jacki, of McCook; one brother, Max Kelley of Cheyenne, Wyo.; one daughter-in-law, Merna McKillip of Douglas, Wyo.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lena F. Harris
Lena F. Harris, 85, died Friday (Feb. 7, 2003) at her home in McCook.
She was born Jan. 29, 1918, at Marion, to Lewis and Agnes (Shewmaker) Hornkohl. She grew up at Marion where she graduated from Marion High School.
On March 11, 1946, she married Lyle Kilpatrick. She spent her adult life in McCook where she was employed by F.W. Woolworth for 18 years before working in the McCook Public Schools cafeteria for eight years. She retired in 1997.
On Dec. 27, 1961, she married Byron “Pete” Harris in McCook.
She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary where she was treasurer for 25 years. She was the Auxiliary’s Mother of the Year and selected the Grandmother of the Year by the Nebraska Eagles Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Lyle Kilpatrick and Byron “Pete” Harris; one son, Gary Kilpatrick; one brother, Cecil Hornkohl; and two sisters, Ethel Hornkohl and Edna Bales.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie and husband, Mike Goscha of Sidney and Patsy Kilpatrick of Santa Barbara, Calif.; two sons, Kent Kilpatrick and wife, Lisa and Kirk Kilpatrick and wife, Becky all of McCook; one step-daughter, Dorothy and husband, Don Jussel of Denver, Colo; two brothers, Harold Hornkohl and wife, Ramona of Marion and Ray Hornkohl and wife, Lori of Chicago, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, 2 p.m., at the Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery at McCook.
Memorials may be given in her name and friends may call at the funeral home.
Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.


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