Archive - Obituary
August 26th, 2011
Gerald "Jerry" L. Parr, 87, died Aug. 20, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in Beatrice after a short illness.
Jerry was born October 9, 1923, in Merna, the son of Merle and Della (Cox) Parr. He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1941.
Survivors are a son, Gerald Dennis and wife, Marlys of Lubbock, Texas; a daughter, Linda Young and her husband, Jerry of New Port Richey, Fla.; a son, Brad and his wife, Kelly of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo.; his sister, Gloria McCarthy, and her husband, Verne of Brookings, S.D.; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Donald R. Hardin, 74 of Arnold, passed away Aug. 11, 2011, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Society Center. He went to be with his Lord after fighting a year-long battle with cancer.
Don was born Dec. 23, 1936, in Arnold, to Homer and Martha (Yeadon) Hardin. He received his education at Arnold Public Schools and graduated in 1954.
He attended Kearney State College with a major in music and a minor in biology. He received his masterâ€™s degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, Colo.
Daniel Leroy Tinkham was born Nov. 6, 1947, to Donald and Evelyn Woods Tinkham in Loup City. Surrounded by his family, Dan went to be with his Lord and Savior in his heavenly home Aug. 13, 2011, while at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Memorial services were Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Sargent with the Rev. Cliff Reynolds officiating. Rhoad Funeral Home of Sargent assisted the family.
Mildred Maxine Belders, age 91, of Broken Bow died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Mildred was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Union Valley west of Broken Bow. She was the daughter of Perry F. and Laura Bell (Jenkins) Sloggett. Mildred attended school in Merna, and graduated in the class of 1938.
Mildred worked for United Air Lines of Cheyenne, Wyo. for about two years. In April 1945, she started working for J. M. McDonald Co. at Broken Bow and retired in July 1977. She worked for McDonald Co. for more than 32 years.
Ruby Sheldon, age 93 of Taylor, passed away Aug. 9, 2011, at Off Broadway Apartments in Broken Bow.
Ruby was born March 2, 1918, in Beaver Crossing to John and Elise Wurst. The family later moved to York where they farmed.
After college, she began her teaching career in one-room schoolhouses. She retired from teaching at Sargent Public Schools in the late 1980s.
She met Wilson E. Sheldon in college, and June 2, 1941, they were married at Fairmont. They moved to Loup County where they lived their entire married life. To this union three sons were born; Kenneth, Leroy and Raymond.
Maxine Jane (Miller) Moody, 81, of Arcadia, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City. Funeral services were Aug. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Arcadia, with Pastor Jeff Hale officiating. Pallbearers were Joshua Staab, Stacey Kolar, Tyler Fausset, Evan Moody, Eric Real and Tony Real. Burial was at Lee Park Cemetery near Arcadia, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Arcadia or Lee Park Cemetery.
Richard L. "Dick" Rieckman, 65 of Alvo, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, in Omaha after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Dick was born Aug. 17, 1945, in Lincoln, to Donald O. and Iola I. (Rosencrantz) Rieckman. He was a graduate of Eagle High School class of 1963.
Dick was married to Sandra I. Polenz May 5, 1967. He was a life-long farmer, and a member of First United Methodist Church of Waverly.
Floyde R. Loy, 64 of Cairo, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Services were Tuesday, Aug. 9, at First Baptist Church in Cairo with Pastor Darrell Holzinger and the Rev. Jack Bolling officiating. Interment was in the Wood River Mennonite Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family or the donorâ€™s choice. Apfel Funeral Home of Cairo is serving the family.
Floyde was born Feb. 26, 1947, in Broken Bow, the son of Kenneth and Bernice (Allen) Loy. He grew up in Ansley, graduating from Ansley High School May 25, 1965.
Rosalie Agnes Seda Turley passed away Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at her home in Arnold. She was born Nov. 2, 1930, to Stanley and Mary (Janasofsky) Seda in Arnold, on a country farm in Mills Valley.
She attended Mills Valley grade school and graduated from Arnold High School in 1949. After high school, she worked at the Arnold Hospital for Jay and Norna Tryon for three years as a nurse and assisted Dr. Reeves, Dr. McShane, Dr. Chaloupka and Dr. Bryson with surgery and baby delivery, doing the duties of an R.N. She brought much cheer and laughter to many patients.
Bob Edelman, age 73 of Kansas, formerly of Merna, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Bob was born Aug. 25, 1937, in Broken Bow to Perl and Cleo Edelman. He grew up in the Sandhills near Seneca, where he enjoyed playing all sports and acquired a love for music. This love of music stayed with him his entire life.