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November 6th

Jean Atkinson, 95

November 6, 2014

Jean Atkinson 95, of Gothenburg, died Oct. 20, 2014, at Hilltop Estates, in Gothenburg.

She was born Jan. 9, 1919, in Broken Bow, daughter of Emory and Hazel
(Hammond) Cline.

Jean’s family moved to the Banner Community near Gothenburg. She married
Royal Atkinson April 10, 1940, at Banner Church; to this union two children were born, Peggy and Dee.

They moved to the original Atkinson family homestead and shared the home with Royal’s grandmother.

She was a busy mom and farm wife raising her garden and keeping her yard beautiful.

October 30th

Mary Alice Elliott, 90

October 30, 2014

Mary Alice (Cleavenger) Elliott was born May 18, 1924, at Mullen, to Charles and Mary Ann (Mayme) (Totten) Cleavenger. She was the youngest of three children.

Mary passed away at the age of 90 Oct. 26, 2014.

Mary graduated from Mullen High School in 1943. She worked in Johnson’s Grocery Store while in high school and in later years for Dutton’s Store.

She married Almond Dean Elliott in Seattle, Wash., June 17, 1943. To this union five children were born.

Shirley Swanson, 87

October 30, 2014

Shirley Swanson, 87 years of age, from Minden, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Bethany Home in Minden. Memorial services will be Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster United
Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Donald Hunzeker officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley was born July 11, 1927, in Merna, to Kenneth and Helen (Runner) Shultz.

She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944 and taught in a one-room school north of Merna.

Bobby R. Sutton, 92

October 30, 2014

Bobby Raymond Sutton, 92, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Burwell. Services will be held at a later date.

Bobby was born Sept. 18, 1922, to Raymond and Ethel (Wells) Sutton on the Sutton Homestead west of Sargent.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Sterling; and
brother-in-law, Ken Hilligas.

Les Baller, 69

October 30, 2014

Les Baller of Omaha was born Dec 29, 1944, and passed away Oct 21, 2014

Les was born in Broken Bow. He was Retired Vice President of Underwriting for National Indemnity.

Les was preceded in death by parents, Lester and Helen Baller; sisters, Kay Schweitzer and Reita Alexander.

He is survived by wife, Marilyn K. Baller; daughters, Carrie D’Agosto (Patrick) and Mandi Turner (Steve); grandchildren, Amber and Anna Turner, Vincent and Mia D’Agosto.

Services were Oct. 24, at Lutheran Church of the Master, 2617 S. 114 St., Omaha.

Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.

October 23rd

Martha L. Whitesel, 94

October 23, 2014

Martha L. Whitesel, 94, of Holdrege, formerly of Miller, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Christian Homes in Holdrege.

Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Miller Methodist Church with Pastor Bonnie Brock officiating.

Burial will be at the Armada Cemetery near Miller.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church in Miller.

Memorials are suggested to the Miller United Methodist Church.

Nedra L. Wilcox, 74

October 23, 2014

Nedra L. Wilcox was born Nov. 11, 1939 and passed away Oct. 14, 2014.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Callie Anne; parents, Ray and Dorothy Brown.

She is survived by husband, Don; daughter, Amy and family; step-children, Greg, Doug, Victoria, Chris and families; sister, Sabra Hughes and family; brother, Doran Brown and family; sister at heart, Patricia Edwards; her special furry family, Sophia, Miss Bear, and Annie.

A memorial service was at St. Paul United Methodist Church Oct. 18, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to cause or charity of your choice.

Zellamarie ‘Jo’ Stych, 90

October 23, 2014

Zellamarie (Jo) Stych, age 90, of Broken Bow died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.

Memorial funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ansley Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Community Connection in Broken Bow.

Zellamarie Stych was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Ansley, to Vern and Louise (Kaelin) Hayes. She graduated from Ansley High School.

October 16th

Randy Martinez, 23

October 16, 2014

Randy Martinez, age 23 of Broken Bow died Sunday Oct. 5, 2014, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Eddyville.

Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family to help with final expenses.

Randy Daniel Martinez Jr. was born Jan. 31, 1991, at Laramie, Wyo., to Randy Daniel Martinez and Sheila Menning.

Lester Elliot Baller, 101

October 16, 2014

Lester Elliot Baller, a resident of Heritage Hall for the last five years, passed away Oct. 10, 2014, at Heritage Hall. Lester celebrated his 101st birthday Aug. 12, 2014.

Lester was born on Aug. 12, 1913, to Frank and Ethel “Lizzy” (Elliot) Baller in York County, near McCool Junction. Lester had one brother and one sister. He grew up in the Callaway and Broken Bow area.

Lester was united in marriage to Helen Glendy June 1, 1935. To this union three children were born: a son, Lesley; and two daughters, Anita Kay and Rita Joy.

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