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April 30th

Eleanor I. Haskell, 99

April 30, 2012

Eleanor Irene Yearick Haskell passed away at the Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital April 17, 2012 at the age of 99.
Eleanor was born Sept. 5, 1912, at Pender, to George and Evelyn Gatzmeyer Yearick. Her early childhood was spent in eastern Nebraska.
Eleanor graduated from Burwell High School in 1931. After high school she received a teaching certificate and taught in rural schools in Brown County.

April 27th

Wayne E. Catlett, 86

April 27, 2012

Wayne Edward Catlett was born at Ansley, July 31, 1925, the youngest child of William and Esther (Hanson) Catlett. He attended school at Broken Bow and Tappan Valley.

Ruth E. Crone, 85

April 27, 2012

Ruth E. Crone, age 85 of Callaway formerly of Merna, died April 26, 2012, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, April 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Grandview Cemetery at Anselmo with the Rev. D.R. Nelson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 - 7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery.

Donna J. Eggleston, 95

April 27, 2012

Donna Jeanette Eggleston, age 95 of Omaha, formerly of Ansley, died April 24, 2012, at Brookstone Meadows in Omaha where she has lived the past three
years. She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Washington, Iowa, to Arthur and Monica (Shelby) Carpenter. She grew up in Comstock, and spent most of her life in Ansley on her husband's family farm.
She was preceded in death by husband Clarence Eggleston; grandson Reed Eggleston; brothers, Charles, Arthur, Walter and Harry Carpenter; sisters, Virginia Pierce, Elizabeth Carpenter and Ruth Tisher.

April 26th

Bradley R. Hendrickson, 41

April 26, 2012

Bradley Ray Hendrickson, age 41 of Broken Bow, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home.
Brad was born Jan. 28, 1971, in Broken Bow to Ted and Mary (Trotter) Hendrickson. He attended Broken Bow schools, graduating in 1989.
After graduation he was employed at Becton-Dickinson until he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked for Revlon Company. Upon his return to Broken Bow in 1996, he went back to B-D, and worked there until he had to leave for health issues.

Evelyn Patterson, 88

April 26, 2012

Evelyn Patterson, 88, longtime Ogallala resident, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant.
Evelyn F. Patterson was born March 12, 1924 in Ansley, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Armour) Price. She attended school in Ansley until her junior year when she and her family moved to Ogallala. She graduated in 1942.
November 7, 1942, Evelyn married Douglas Patterson at Grand Island. The couple lived in Ansley and Lexington before they moved to Ogallala in 1956.

Max E. Copsey, 91

April 26, 2012

Max Edgar Copsey, 91 of Albany, Ore., passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Mennonite Home. He was a kind and gentle man loved by everyone who knew him.
Max was born in Sargent Dec. 6, 1920, the son of Milton F. and Anna S. (Amos) Copsey. He was raised in Westerville and attended schools there.
Max moved to Albany in 1940, and worked for Simpson Plywood. He married Ellen Moore Jan. 19, 1941, and in 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in New Guinea, the southern Philippines and Luzon. He was discharged from Fort Logan, Colo., in 1945.

James J. Eacker, 87

April 26, 2012

James (Jim) Joyce Eacker was born in Ericson Nov. 26, 1924, and grew up in Broken Bow. Jim passed away April 14, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, Calif., surrounded by his family.
He was the 12th child of 15 born to proud parents John Isaac Eacker and Freida Marie (Thomas) Eacker. Jim joined the U.S. Coast Guard Dec. 7, 1942, and was honorably discharged April 19, 1946.
Jim married Geraldine (Jerry) Mae Nunes June 15, 1947. Jim and Jerry lived in Holmes Flat, Calif., from 1947 till 1956.

William "Bill" Hickey, 71

April 26, 2012

William Eugene Hickey, age 71 of Cozad, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at his home in Cozad after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Bill was born Dec. 22, 1940, to William J. and Gertrude (McCarthy) Hickey at their home near Anselmo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael; step-father, Lyle Kutsch and sister-in-law, Connie Hickey.

April 19th

Sandra Meinhardt, 74

April 19, 2012

Sandra Verlene Meinhardt, 74, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away at the home of her son, Brett Meinhardt, also of Sierra Vista, April 14, 2012, after a brief struggle with melanoma cancer.
She was born March 13, 1938, the third child of Ralph and Avis Headley Clay in Broken Bow. She started elementary school near Berwyn. In February 1947, she and her sister Dawn, after the death of their mother, moved to Longview, Wash., to live with their grandparents, Willie and Elsie Headley.

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