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Archive - Jul 2014


July 25th

Nicholas Robert Noel, Jr., 55

July 25, 2014

Nicholas Robert Noel, Jr., 55, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, May 28, at his home.

He was born June 24, 1958, in Kearney.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; sons, Nicholas Robert Noel III and Eric Noel; parents, Nicholas, Sr. and Mary Noel; sisters, Cathy (Danny) Johnson of Lincoln, Jane (Bill) Varney of Hot Springs, Ark., and Kris Farritor and Rick Sturgis of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers, David of Broken Bow, and John (Teresa) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

Jordan C. Smith, 12

July 25, 2014

Jordan C. Smith, age 12 of Cozad, very much loved youngest son of Kelly and Karla Smith, passed away, Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home.

Jordan was born July 12, 2001, at Hastings, to Kelly and Karla (Scarrow) Smith. He attended Cozad Elementary and Middle Schools. It was Jordan's passion to travel to other planets and to mingle with the stars. He had an extreme curiosity of other dimensions and life after our own.Especially after the loss of his uncle, Glen Smith, in a 2014 automobile accident.

Erma Lucille Douglass, 92

July 25, 2014

Erma Lucille Douglass, age 92, formerly of Anselmo, was called home to be with the Lord June 8, 2014 ,at Heritage Hall, Broken Bow.

Robert Charles Miles, 88

July 25, 2014

Robert Charles Miles died June 2, 2014, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home
in Mullen. He was 88. He was born March 3, 1926, in Arnold, to Austin and Mae Lester Miles..

Robert lived two miles northeast of Brownlee, until 1938 when the
family purchased the Higgins ranch southeast of Brownlee.

Robert went to grade school in Brownlee and graduated from Thedford
High School in 1943.

In the fall of 1944 he was drafted into the Army.
He took his basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, and spent a month at Fort Ord in California, before being shipped overseas in February 1945.

Berniece A. McCullough, 87

July 25, 2014

Berniece Agnes (Plambeck) McCullough, one of five children of Henry and Verna (Albers) Plambeck, was born May 6, 1927, at Litchfield. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Ansley High School.

October 13, 1947, Berniece was united in marriage to Leon McCullough. They would be blessed with three children: Doris, Dale and Dianne. The couple, with their family, lived in towns in Nebraska and Missouri throughout their lives.

Dorothy Wilson, 94

July 25, 2014

Dorothy (Redfern) Wilson, 94, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Jan. 1, 2014, at McCrite Plaza Retirement Community.

She was born Sept. 1, 1919, to Clarence M. and Ruth (Jarvis) Thompson in a sod house on her grandparent’s homestead south of Brewster.

Eight of her growing-up years were spent on what is now known as Pressey Park, south of Broken Bow.

She attended grades 7-9 in Broken Bow, and 10-12 in Oconto. After graduating from Oconto High School in 1936, she attended Kearney State Teachers College.

Larry Caudle, 67

July 25, 2014

Larry D. Caudle, age 67, of Merna died Sunday June 15th at his home in Merna.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Merlin Seidel, 25

July 25, 2014

Merlin Seidel, 25, of Sargent, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Ravenna High School football field. In case of inclement weather the service will be held at the Ravenna City Auditorium. Burial will be in the Summerford Cemetery in Sargent.

Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.

Charles H. 'Chuck' Gates,

July 25, 2014

A Graveside Memorial Service for Charles H. ‘Chuck’ Gates, son of Dillard and Ann (Mohatt) Gates were June 22, 2014, at the Gates Cemetery following the Gates Family Reunion at the Gates Community Center.

Don Schauda officiated.

James 'Jim' Garner, 73

July 25, 2014

James ‘Jim’ Garner of Cameron Park, Calif., a 1957 graduate of Mason City High School died Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Jim was stationed in Korean, serving in 1959/1961.

Jim was employed for approximately 25 years by Square D of Lincoln and Columbia, Mo., as a computer technician.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Bernadine Garner; and a brother, Jerry of Brownlee.

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