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JB Morgan, 81

September 29, 2011

JB Morgan, 81 of Broken Bow, passed away Friday, Sept.23, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
JB was born Aug. 15, 1930, to French and Mae (Bassett) Morgan in Erick, Okla. He was the fourth of six boys.
He attended and graduated from Erick Public Schools and attended college. After graduating from college, JB taught school for a couple of years before trying his hand at several different jobs. His favorite, however, was driving a truck.
JB loved his family - his grandkids and great-grandkids were the joys of his life. He loved to dance, and he never met a stranger.

Mary Alice Atkins, 90

September 29, 2011

Heaven became a little brighter Sept. 18.
Mary Alice Atkins, 90, formerly of Halsey, died Sept. 18, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Mary Alice was born July 12, 1921, at Callaway, to Walter and Maude Manion Brittan. She graduated from Arnold High School in 1939.
In 1942, she married Roy Atkins. They farmed near Arnold until buying a ranch near Halsey and moving to the Sandhills in 1951, to ranch, farm, raise a family, and enjoy the "good life."

Walter E. Mannel, 86

September 29, 2011

Walter E. (Walt) Mannel passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at the Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. He was 86 years of age.
Walt was born Oct. 24, 1924, in the same house he resided in until his retirement to a house in Broken Bow in the 1990s. Walt spent his life farming and raising cattle near Victoria Creek in northern Custer County.

Irdell Dona Chase, 88

September 29, 2011

Irdell Dona Chase, 88, of Lexington, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Lexington Regional Health Center.
Irdell was born Dona Irdell, to Raphael and Amanda (Schmidt) Chartraw, near Cat Creek in Custer County, on the family farm. Irdell graduated from Mason City High School in 1940.
She took Normal Training after high school. Her first teaching job was northwest of Broken Bow and her last two years of teaching was north of Cat Creek.

Duane Hall, 74

September 29, 2011

Duane E. Hall, 74 of Brewster, passed away Sept. 24, 2011, en route to Kearney by Life Flight.
Duane was born April 17, 1937, to Loren and Lois (Sellers) Hall, in Wellfleet, at the family home. He was the eldest of two sons.
Duane graduated from Maxwell High School in 1955. He was Valedictorian of his class. He furthered his education at the Grand Island School of Business.
April 8, 1962, Duane was married to Lula Waine "Luane" Grandley, until her death Aug. 19, 1995. They have one son, Brian W. Hall.

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