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June 21st, 2013

Donald (Gene) Graves, 75

June 21, 2013

Donald (Gene) Graves, 75 of Grand Island, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Celebration of Life service was Tuesday, June 18, at the Bosselman Conference Center at Fonner Park, with Dan Naranjo officiating. His casket was carried in a horse drawn carriage to the Grand Island Cemetery.
Mr. Graves was born Dec. 10, 1937, on a farm near North Star, Neb., the son of Donald and Clara (Schultz) Graves.

Raymond Pandorf, 93

June 21, 2013

Raymond A. Pandorf, age 93 of Callaway, passed away June 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center. He was born April 17, 1920, in Callaway, to Albert E. and Katherine V. (Ridder) Pandorf.
Raymond was raised in Callaway, and graduated with the Callaway High School class of 1938. In 1944, he entered the US Army and served as an airplane armorer gunner with the 397th Bombardment Group in central Europe during World War II.

Jacqueline Douglass, 85

June 21, 2013

Jacqueline “Jackie” K. Douglass, born July 4, 1927 at Niobrara, was the youngest of 18 children of Johanna Louise (Grunke) and George Hofer. In 1931, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Ida Kilpatrick of Brewster, took 4-year-old little Jackie into their home and hearts whom they reared and loved as their own.

Kay Waddington Baiz, 76

June 21, 2013

Kay Coleen Waddington was born Aug. 21, 1936, to McKinley and Elsie (Sanders) Waddington. She passed peacefully at her home in South Beach, Ore., May 22, 2013.
Kay graduated from high school in Anselmo, and later from nursing school in Hastings. She continued her nursing career in the Los Angeles, Calif., area.
Kay was married to John Forsyth, then later divorced. She later married Gume Baiz Feb. 24, 1979. They lived in Los Angeles until moving to South Beach, Ore., after they both retired.

June 7th

Georgia Mae Ryan, 87

June 7, 2013

Georgia Mae Ryan, age 87, of Broken Bow, formerly of Mason City, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Heritage Hall Care Home in Broken Bow.
Private family graveside services will be Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m. in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Broken Bow with Father Hugh Spanel officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, June 6, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Georgia Mae Ryan was born March 17, 1926, in Broken Bow to Georgia Robert and Ethel A. (Broyles) Cox.

James "JR" Giles, 72

June 7, 2013

James Richard “JR” Giles, 72, of Thedford, passed away at his home
Monday, March 4, 2013.
He was born July 9, 1940 to Grover Stanley (Dode) and Alice Aydelotte Giles on the family farm in rural Cherry County in the hay mow, as the roof of the house was being rebuilt that summer. A neighborhood woman served as mid-wife, as there were no roads or doctors.
He was home schooled until third grade, then attended country school until 8th grade. He then attended Mullen High School, graduating in May 1957.
He married Linda Hughes in June of 1962. To this union three children

Yvonne Richards, 76

June 7, 2013

Yvonne Marie Richards, age 76 of Broken Bow, passed away at her home May 31, 2013. She was born at Pleasant Township
of Cass County Iowa to Albert and Emma Rudig. She graduated high school May 13, 1955, at Griswold , Iowa. May 12, 1955, she married Earl Edward Richards at Council Bluffs Iowa.
While living in Iowa she worked at her brother Richard Rudigs cafe.
She also worked at a hardware store , grocery store and at the school.

James Guilford, 86

June 7, 2013

James Guilford, age 86, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were May 30, 2013, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Bob Winn officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
James Everett Guilford was born Sept. 8, 1926, to Everett and Helen (Ludwig) Guilford near Sundance, Wyo., on the family homestead.

E. Corinne Prochazka, 88

June 7, 2013

Elizabeth Corinne (“Connie”) Prochazka died peacefully in her sleep May 25, 2013. She was 88 years old.
Corinne was born in Norfolk Oct. 28, 1924, to Landon and Freda Chapman. She was one of six children (none of whom are still living). She graduated from Norfolk High School in 1943.
It was during her school years that a teacher misread her name and she was known to many as “Connie” ever since. After high school, she attended nurses training but decided to become a dental technician.

June 5th

Marlene Samp-LeMon, 72

June 5, 2013

Marlene J. Samp-LeMon, 72, died suddenly Wednes-day, May 22, 2013, at her home in Fort Wayne, Ind. She worked as a Field Rep at the Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone who met her, loved her.” Always the expressive, vivacious picture of a true lady, this classy, elegant, artistic, creative, optimistic, fun, silly ‘hostess with the mostest’ adored her family - especially the three grandkids: Ariana and Ethan Pundt (11 and 8) and Carter LeMon (17 months).

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