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Archive - 2014

August 28th

Cornelia Jean Shears, 90

August 28, 2014

Jean Shears, age 90, of Broken Bow, Ne. died Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 at the St. John’s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16th Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, Nebraska with Stanley Morrison and Julie Harthorn officiating.  Graveside services were conducted at the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford, Neb.  Visitation was August 15 at Govier Brothers with family greeting friends. A memorial will be decided on at a later date.

Joseph W. Fair, 88

August 28, 2014

Joseph W. Fair passed away Aug. 9, 2014, at the age of 88.

He was born in Broken Bow, Oct. 4, 1925, to Homer and Lena Fair. He was the youngest of 10 children, eight sisters and one brother, all deceased.

Mary Lois Brim, 84

August 28, 2014

Mary Lois (Vose) Brim was born Feb.. 24, 1930, on a farm near Gates, to Sidney Theodore and Mary Elizabeth (Troxel) Vose and passed away at the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center Aug. 10, 2014, at the age of 84.

Lois grew up in the Gates-Milburn area and attended elementary school in Gates. Lois and her brother Ted attended high school together in Broken Bow graduating in 1948. After graduation, Lois taught school for 4 years.

Shirley D. Lien, 74

August 28, 2014

Shirley was born Aug. 27, 1939, in a sod house on Dowse family farm in Custer County Nebraska. The Sod House had been built by her great-great-grandfather, who was the first settler in the county. The house still stands and is listed in the National Historical Register. Her parents were Bill and Inez Dowse.

She and her husband, Mike, were married in 1962. They shared 52 years of love and friendship. The union was blessed with two sons, Marty and Mike.

Dean R. Dodge, Sr., 83

August 28, 2014

Dean R. Dodge, Sr., 83, of Callaway, passed away, Thursday, Aug.7, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Dean was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Lexington,, to Ernest and Rose (Sladky) Dodge, Sr. He attended school at Callaway and then two years at Milford Vocational Technical College.

February 5, 1951, he married Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Relph at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway.

Twilla Elaine Hyatt, 84

August 28, 2014

Twilla Elaine Hyatt was born June 26, 1930, to Fred L. Carpenter, Sr., and Beulah Fern Garrett Carpenter in Custer County. She was the fifth of six children. She had four brothers, Fred, Jr., Floyde, Cleon and Harland; and one sister, Freda. Twilla grew up on the farm during the depression, so hard work and making do with what you had were a way of life.

At the age of 17 she married the love of her life, Dellis B. Hyatt, before the Justice of the Peace in Ord. To this union two children were born, Della Elaine and Delwin Dellis (better known as Buz).

Wm. Dean Brinkman, 80

August 28, 2014

Wm. Dean Brinkman, the fourth child of Otto C. and Iva Mullins Brinkman, was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Crawford Valley, near Plainview.

After graduation from Plainview High School he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Most of those two years were spent building gun sites across northern Alaska. He loved Alaska for the rest of his life! While there Dean and some friends organized a rodeo which was a tremendous success with locals and his commanding officer--and Dean won the saddle bronc riding!

Michael J. Lepant, 54

August 28, 2014

Michael J. Lepant, 54 of Hastings died Tuesday, Aug.5, 2014 ,at Clarkson
Hospital in Omaha.

There was a Catholic Rosary recited Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, with Mass of
Christian Burial at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Donald Buhrman celebrated the mass. Burial of ashes was in the All Saints Catholic Cemetery at Columbus.

All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family

Michael was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Broken Bow.

Michael J. Lepant, 54

August 28, 2014

Michael J. Lepant, 54 of Hastings died Tuesday, Aug.5, 2014 ,at Clarkson
Hospital in Omaha.

There was a Catholic Rosary recited Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, with Mass of
Christian Burial at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Donald Buhrman celebrated the mass. Burial of ashes was in the All Saints Catholic Cemetery at Columbus.

All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family

Michael was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Broken Bow.

Betty Jane Pinkson McDowell, 89

August 28, 2014

Betty Jane Pinkston McDowell, 89, passed away peacefully July 9, 2014 ,at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.

She was born Feb. 17, 1925, in a sod house near Arnold to Homer and Leona Cook Pinkston. She graduated from Arnold High School with the class of 1941. After graduation she taught school in the sandhills north of Arnold.

March 14, 1942 ,she married Robert Lavern McDowell in Grand Island. They celebrated their 66th Anniversary in 2008. They had three daughters, Sandra, Jane and Betty Jo.

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