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Archive - Oct 2012

October 25th

Alverta Cooper, 96

October 25, 2012

Alverta (Wegener) Cooper passed away Oct. 16, 2012, at her home in Lincoln at age 96. She was born Oct. 1, 1916, in Cedar Creek, to Edward and Anna (Duryea) Wegener. The family moved to property near Merna when she was two, and she attended school (K-12) in Merna, graduating in 1934. Upon graduation she began teaching in rural schools in central Nebraska.

Mona West, 78

October 25, 2012

Mona M. West, 78, of Kearney, died Oct. 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services were Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 10:30 am at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney with Dean Pofahl officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasanton Cemetery with visitation preceeding on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later. Visit  www.hlmkfuneral.com" to leave a message of condolence, tribute or memory.

Jacqueline Bristowe, 85

October 25, 2012

Jacqueline Carothers Bristowe, 85, of Stockton, Calif., passed away peacefully on Oct. 6, 2012.
She was born in Broken Bow, Nebraska, on July 10, 1927, to Dr. Paul Henry Jacob Carothers and Maybelle (Chase) Carothers. Jackie attended local schools and left home to attend the University of Nebraska in 1945.

Clarke Stanford, 75

October 25, 2012

Mr. Clarke Jack Stanford, age 75, died in him home in Tigard, Ore., Sept. 10, 2012.
Clarke was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Merna. He raised his kids in the Boise Valley, followed his son to Phoenix, Ariz., for a number of years, and settled in Tigard, Ore., with son and grandkids.
He worked as heating and cooling refrigeration, major appliance repair specialist until retiring in 2001.
One of his hobbies he shared with only a select few was his love of drawing. Clarke instilled in his family the importance of Faith in the Lord and family.

James McMurtry, 82

October 25, 2012

Jim L. McMurtry, 82, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home.
His memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating.
Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory with Military Honors provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard. The family requested casual attire in honor of Jim.
A memorial has been established in care of the family for designation to a charity at a later date. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.

Shirley Kolbo, 84

October 25, 2012

Shirley Nadine Kolbo, 84, of Callaway, Neb., passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Callaway.
 Shirley was born Aug.15, 1928, in Callaway, Nebraska to Chris and Blanche (Williamson) Roth.
 She graduated in 1946 from Callaway high School.  Shirley married the love of her life, Raymond L. Kolbo on May 27, 1951, at Callaway E.U.B. Church.  They cherished 61 years together, all of them residing in Callaway, except for four years living in Manhattan, Kan., and Fremont, Neb. 
Raymond and Shirley were inseparable and devoted to each other. 

Robert Hammond, 89

October 25, 2012

Robert L. Hammond, 89, of Kearney died Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney. The Rev Joe Hannappel will officiate.
Cremation will follow mass and burial of cremains will be in the Broken Bow Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the church with a vigil to follow at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared at osrfh.com.

Woodrow Miller, 98

October 25, 2012

Woodrow Miller, age 98 of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of the Mason City and Callaway communities, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Mother Hull Senior Living facility in Kearney.
Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Callaway Cemetery. Visitation preceded on Oct. 12 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.

Julia McQuin, 69

October 25, 2012

Julia D. McQuin age 69 of Broken Bow died Sunday September 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Julia D. McQuin was born on October 14, 1942 to Arthur and Ruth (Neil) McQuin at Omaha. Julia moved to Broken Bow in 1995.
She is survived by her twin sister Gloria (Dan) Schuler of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and a brother Tom McQuin of Las Vegas, Nevada
Memorial services were Friday October 19, 2012, at 2:00 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. mary Jane Gockley officiating.

Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 18, 2012

Mary McCaslin, 79

October 25, 2012

Mary Teresa McCaslin, born Oct. 6, 1933, died Oct. 16, 2012, at the age of 79. Mary grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was the daughter of Ronald and Margaret MacNeill, who both died a few years apart when Mary was a young girl. Mary moved to Cambridge, Mass., to finish her high school education. She met her husband, Merle R. McCaslin of Broken Bow, who was in the Air Force at the time stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, outside of Boston.

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