Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Elwood Goodwin went to be with the Lord Feb. 13, 2013. Elwood made Jesus the Lord of his life at the age of 12.
He was born in Bassett, into the home of Lloyd and Myrtle Goodwin, growing up with six brothers and sisters. Elwood graduated from Bassett High School and shortly thereafter served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Technical Sergeant after serving two years.
In 1946, he married Carol King (deceased). They had two children, Bernard and Barbara.
Sharon Hershman, 73, of Parkston, SD and Broken Bow, passed away Feb. 16, 2013, at Jennie Melham Memorial Hospital in Broken Bow.
Sharon was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Parkston, SD, to John and Frances Fergen. She was a graduate of Klamath Falls High School in Oregon. She was married to the late Paul D. Hershman in Mitchell, SD and lived in Mitchell, SD, Norfolk, and Parkston, SD before her last move to Broken Bow in August 2012.
Doris H. (Helen) Bayne, age 87, passed away at her home in Broken Bow Feb. 15, 2013 with family at her bedside.
Doris was born to Harry and Eva (Towers) Cohn in their home south of Maxwell Nov. 28, 1925. After getting most of her school education in the Maxwell area schools she moved to North Platte for her senior year and graduated from North Platte High School in 1943. She worked at W. J. O'Connor Dime store until she married Harold Bayne.
Shortly after marrying they moved to Hazard, the first of several moves to various towns in Nebraska before finally settling in Broken Bow.
June Mehal, 90, of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away Feb. 2, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla, where she had been a resident for the past year at the Summerfield Assisted Living Home.
Edward T. (Sonny) Spanel was born June 23, 1933, to Ernest H. and Frances (Rich) Spanel of Anselmo.
Sonny passed away Feb. 9, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Except for two years spent in the Army he lived his life on the family farm seven miles east of Anselmo.
May 8, 1954, he married Erma Rae Cool of Callaway. To this union three children were born.
Garry Benckeser, age 63 of Oconto, died Feb. 11, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Community Building in Oconto with Pastor Dale Coates officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Interment will be at the Oconto Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Oconto American Legion Post.
Betty J. Beaumont, age 77 of Ansley, died Feb. 6, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 9, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Inurnment was in the Westerville Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Ascera Care Hospice.
Betty was born Feb. 15, 1935, at Mason City, to Otto and Viola Conrad Ferguson. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1953.
She was united in marriage to Harold Dean Beaumont Dec. 5, 1954, at Broken Bow.
Funeral services for Leona M. McAlevy, age 79 of Merna, were Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in The Immanel Lutheran Church in Merna with Pastor Ryan Loeslie officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Iverson Memorial Chapel of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established to the family.
Jeffrey L. Kawata, age 62, of Broken Bow, died Friday Jan. 25, 2013 at the Bryan LGH-East Hospital in Lincoln.
Jeffrey Lynn Kawata was born Dec. 31, 1950, to Dolores Hurlbert and Jiro Kawata, in Ord. His family moved to Grand Island, where Jeffrey attended grade school through high school, graduating in 1969 from Grand Island Senior High.
Frances Irene Geiser was born Sept. 27, 1934, to Archie Delbert and Irma Lea Geiser, on the farm where they lived north of Arnold. She passed away Jan. 24, 2013, in North Platte, with her loving family at her side.
Her childhood was spent in and around Arnold where she attended schools and worked. May 9, 1954, Frances married Marion W. Scott, her loving husband of 58 years.
She lived her entire life in the Arnold area other than six months spent in Phillips, on the farm with Marion's brother Eugene and his wife Alice.