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June 18th, 2015

Marie Kastens, 87

June 18, 2015

Marie Kastens, age 87, of Merna, passed away Friday June 12, 2015, at Heritage Hall Care Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral Services were Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts and Millie Winkler officiating.

Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery.

Govier Brothers in Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Alice Marie Hirsch was born Feb. 14, 1928, to Fred “Fritz” and Alice (Michele) Hirsch of rural Merna. Marie attended a rural country school and graduated from Merna High School in 1946.

Agnes Genevieve Finley, 93

June 18, 2015

Agnes Genevieve Finley, 93, of Kearney, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at CHI Good Samaritan.

Mass of Christian Burial was Friday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Fr. Art Faesser celebrated.

Burial was in Kearney City Cemetery.

According to her wishes Agnes was cremated.

O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home was serving the family.

Memorials are suggested to St. James Catholic Church.

Winona Faye Brummell, 90

June 18, 2015

Winona Faye Brummell, 90, of Casper, Wyo., died June 5, 2015, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. Winona was born April 17, 1925, in Loup City, to Lena (Vergin) and Charles M. Williams.

She married Bob Brummell in Reno, Nevada. He preceded her in death.

She later married Loyd Tanner.

Survivors include her husband; one sister, Evelyn Brush of Broken Bow; a sister-in-law, Bonita Williams of Bassett; nieces and nephews and their families; and her dog, Bella.

Rick L. Glendy, 56

June 18, 2015

Rick L. Glendy, 56 of Loup City, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Loup City. 

Funeral services were Friday, June 12, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Loup City with the Rev. Darrell Holzinger officiating. Cremation will follow the service. 

Memorials are suggested to the Glendy family or donor’s choice. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements. You can sign Rick’s guest book at

June 10th

Doris Chelewski, 88

June 10, 2015

Doris Chelewski, 88, went to be with her Heavenly father May 20, 2015, in Rifle, Colo.

Doris was born to Ray and Bula Price in Ansley, Dec. 11, 1926. She attended school in Ansley and taught in one room schools for a few years, then she married Edmund Dec. 5, 1948.

They farmed in Nebraska until 1963, when they moved to Rifle, Colo., where they continued farming until 1972, when they started Chelewski Pipe and Supply.

George W. Pierce, 77

June 10, 2015

George W. Pierce, 77, of Gibbon, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at his home.  A memorial service was. Friday, June 5, 2015, at Faith United Church in Gibbon with Pastor Larry Michael Rush officiating.  Interment will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Faith United Church in Gibbon. Condolences may be shared online at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Gibbon is in charge of arrangement.

George Wendel Pierce was born Feb. 24, 1938. in Sargent, to James “Gard” and Minnie V. (Loyd) Pierce.  

Frances Faye Govier, 88

June 10, 2015

Frances Faye Govier, 88, passed away June 1, 2015, at the St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island. She had been living at the Good Samaritan Village in Grand Island prior to her death.

Kay Verlea Towns, 77

June 10, 2015

Kay Verlea Towns was born April 18, 1938, in Broken Bow, to Evelyn and Bennie Hall.

She graduated from Merna High School with “The Palmer Methodist Business Writing Teachers Certificate” in 1955 and started teaching at Prairie Hill country school outside of Merna.

April 2, 1954, she met Dick Towns at the Merna Legion Hall at a Hadley Barret Dance. They were married Dec. 26, 1955.

She was a ranch wife, mother and also was employed by the Corner Style shop 11 years, receptionist for Prairie Eye Care for 30 plus years and she worked at the counter at Runza for the last two years. 

June 4th

Pamela S. Gates, 62

June 4, 2015

Memorial Services for Pamela S. Gates, age 62, of Broken Bow, were Wednesday, June 3, at The Nebraska One Box Convention Center, 2570 S 27th Avenue, Broken Bow, with Dennis Fiedler officiating. Inurnment will be in the Gates Cemetery.

Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.

Ella Mae Jensen, 84

June 4, 2015

Funeral services for Ella Mae Jensen, age 84, of Neligh, formerly of Winnetoon, were Monday, June 1, 2015, at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Creighton. The Rev. Terry Huber officiated, with burial in Bloomfield City Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, was in charge of arrangements.

Ella Mae died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Neligh.

Ella Mae (Mock) Jensen, daughter of George and Lydia (Falke) Mock, was born May 16, 1931, at Creighton. Ella Mae was baptized June 4, 1931, by Pastor Stegemann at Christ Lutheran Church in Bazile Mills.

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