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Archive - Jul 2014


July 25th

Clarine Ryman, 91

July 25, 2014

Clarine Shirley Ryman was born to Pete and Hazel Rodocker May 3, 1923 ,in Halsey. She graduated from Halsey High School and married Melvin LeRoy Ryman June 15, 1941.

Most of her married life was spent living in Halsey with time also spent in Buffalo, N.Y., Omaha, Denver, Colo., and South Dakota.

Later in life she moved to Broken Bow where she made many new friends. However, Halsey was always home to her, no matter where she lived.

Clarine was the mother of four children, Melva Louise, Kathie Diane, Robert Ray, and Julie Jo.

David B. Williams, 65

July 25, 2014

David B. Williams, 65, of Ord passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Valley County Health System in Ord.

A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Trever Rook officiating. Burial was in the Ord City Cemetery. Military Honors were presented by the Ord VFW Post #7029 and American Legion Post #38; and Offutt Air Force Base Military Honor Guard.

Memorials are suggested to the Ord Flag Fund.

Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Spanel, 81

July 25, 2014

Carol Nadine Spanel, age 81 of Broken Bow, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Off Broadway Apartments in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Tuesday July 1, 2014 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Hugh Spanel officiating. Burial was in Saint Anselms Catholic Cemetery at Anselmo.

Carol N. Spanel was born Jan. 27, 1933, at Merna, to Levi Duffie and Thelma (Johnson) Cantrell. She attended Merna public School.

Carol (McGraw) Swartz, 83

July 25, 2014

Carol (McGraw) Swartz, 83, of Grand Island, died Friday, June 27, 2014 at Tiffany Square.

Services were Wednesday, July 2, at Calvary Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Sheri Lodel officiated. To honor Carol's wishes,
cremation will take place following the service. A private family burial of ashes will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.

All Faiths Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Merrill W. Berkheimer, 75

July 25, 2014

Merrill W. Berkheimer, 75, of Hazard, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Kearney Classic Car Collection Museum with the Rev. Marta Wheeler officiating. Burial was at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery following the service. Visitation was Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney.

Doris McAlevy, 74

July 25, 2014

Doris A. McAlevy, 74, of Broken Bow passed away July 3, 2014, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

A memorial service for Doris was July 9, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Kathy Salts officiating. Burial was at the Merna cemetery.

Doris was born May 8, 1940, at home in Brady to John and Lily (Dovenbarger) Parkhurst.

Doris married Russell McAlevy Aug. 26, 1958, on Travis Air Force Base in California.

Fred Cram, 83

July 25, 2014

Fred Lee Cram, 83, was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Custer County, to Osceola Cram and Alice (Torrey-Huffman) Cram. He attended grade school at District 100 just a little way from where he was born.

Fred lived and worked on the home place with his father up through his teenage years when, like most young men, a beautiful filly caught his eye. He wooed Rosetta Dilsaver until she finally accepted his hand in marriage Oct. 14, 1951.

Gary Peterson, 69

July 25, 2014

Gary Lee Peterson, 69, of Springville, Calif., passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, in his home.

There will be a celebration of Gary’s life at the American Legion Club in Stromsburg Saturday, July 19 at 5 p.m. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

Gary was born in Omaha, Dec.12, 1944. He graduated from Stromsburg High School in 1963.

Gary began farming after high school, although he helped on his parents’ farm growing up. He joined the National Guard in 1965 and served for 6 years.

Hazel Roberts, 92

July 25, 2014

Hazel Mae Roberts was born Dec. 1, 1921, on a farm in Wayne County to Harry and Mary (Grier) Lessman.

She was baptized in February of 1922 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wayne where she was a life-long member.

She graduated from Laurel High School.

Hazel married Don Beckenhauer Aug.16, 1945. To this union two sons were born, Tom and Terry.

Hazel married Eldin B. Roberts Dec.18, 1976. The couple farmed near Wayne.

Pauline Grace Hicks Merrigan, 82

July 25, 2014

Pauline Grace Hicks Merrigan passed quietly at her home in Phelan, Calif., July 5, 2014.

She was born in Broken Bow Dec 9, 1931, to Grace and Paul Hicks.

She married Louis John Merrigan who preceded her in death by several years.

She is survived by her children, Tim Merrigan, Jim Merrigan, Louis Merrigan and Rita Merrigan; a granddaughter Jolene James Carmain; and a great-grandson, Richard Morrell Beckwith, who recently arrived to carry on the family tree.

She will be missed by all who knew her.

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