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June 4th, 2015

Beverly Cox French, 76

June 4, 2015

After a joyfully busy life as a rancher’s wife, mother, and grandmother, Beverly Cox French went to be with Jesus. Beverly was healed of Parkinson’s Disease and all ailments May 20, 2015.

Beverly was born Oct. 3,1938, in Alliance, the daughter of Donald and Donna (Osborn) Cox.

Beverly grew up on a ranch homesteaded by her grandparents and attended a one room country school north of Mullen.

She graduated from Mullen High School and then graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics.

Dennis Lee Brass, 77

June 4, 2015

Dennis Lee Brass, 77, of Kearney died Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at his home surrounded by family. A celebration of life service was Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Kearney First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Main  and the Rev. Samm Johnston officiating. 

Memorials are suggested to Aseracare Hospice or the Kearney Area Humane Society. 

Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

May 27th

Beverly Ann French, 76

May 27, 2015

Beverly Ann French, 76, of Mullen, died May 20, 2015, in Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.

Survivors include her husband, Roger French of Mullen; her son, Jerry (Tonya) French of Kremmling, Colo.; two daughters, Wanda (Brian) Lousberg of Denver, Colo., and Anne (Howard) Kauk of Omaha; one brother, Marvin (Linda) Cox of Mullen; and seven grandchildren.

The family chose cremation. The memorial service will be Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m. MDT in the Sandhills Community Bible Church in Mullen. Pastor Mark Danielson and Kurt Businitz will officiate.

Michael Anthony Stark, 42

May 27, 2015

Michael Anthony Stark was born Dec. 18, 1972, to Kathryn Eileen Stark in Sidney. He passed away May 20, 2015, at his home in Amherst, Colo., at the age of 42.

Mike attended school in Broken Bow, graduating with the class of 1992. He married Kandi Jo McKillip March 5, 1993, in Bushville. To this union three children were born, Michael Allen Stark, Ryan Jesse Stark and Lynnette Louise Stark.

Beverly Ann Johnson, 65

May 27, 2015

Beverly Ann Johnson, aged 65, of Fernley, Nev., passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, in her home after a brief struggle with cancer.

Beverly was born to Alfred Copsey and Maxine Casteel Copsey July 1, 1949, in Burwell.

She married Larry Johnson of Mason City, Nov. 12, 1967.

She completed beauty school at Queen Anne’s School of Beauty in Kearney and worked as a beautician for a short time.

Aleda Bell Peterson, 75

May 27, 2015

Aleda Bell Peterson, 75, of Gothenburg, died May 24, 2015, at her home north of Gothenburg.  

She was born May 27, 1939 at Cozad, the daughter of John and Ima (Troxel) Abbott.

Aleda grew up on the family farm north east of Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School. She married Dean Peterson Aug. 7, 1960, at Cozad, and they made their home on the farm north of Gothenburg. Aleda and Dean had five children, Kay, Karen, Kim, Kelly and Mark.

Elizabeth L. ‘Betty’ Lovitt, 87

May 27, 2015

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Lovitt, 87, of Oconto, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

She was born July 22, 1927, at Eddyville, to John “Jack” and Millie (Spellmeyer) Fees. She attended school and graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1945. 

Sherry L. Davenport, 75

May 27, 2015

Sherry L. Davenport, 75, passed away May 19, 2015, at her home near Arnold, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 29, 1939, to Darrel and Freda (Bowers) Hircock at their farm home near Arnold, the second of four children. She
attended elementary school at country schools near Arnold, and was a 1957 graduate of Arnold High School.

May 20th

Edward P. Erickson, 72

May 20, 2015

Erickson, Edward P., age 72, passed away March 6, 2015, in his home in Kino Bay, Mexico.

Ed was born on Oct. 17, 1942, to parents, Dr. George T. and Minerva (Worthman) Erickson in Broken Bow.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Heather Erickson Cooper, and grandson, William of South Carolina; his daughter, Shannon Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; his daughter, Paige Erickson of Omaha; and his sister, Barbara Gibbons of Comstock.

Viola Jane Geiser, 89

May 20, 2015

Viola Jane Geiser, age 89, passed away May 17, 2015, at Callaway Good Life Center.

She was born Sept. 23, 1925, to George D. and Ethel Maxson Scott at Arnold.

She attended Arnold High School and graduated in 1944. She celebrated her 70th class reunion last year.

December 16, 1945, she married Lyle Geiser at Ansley. They made their home on a farm/ranch northeast of Arnold. In 1982, they moved to Arnold.

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