Archive - Obituary
May 18th, 2012
Jan Geiser, age 70, of Merna, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at St. John's in Kearney.
Janice Elaine (Payne) Geiser was born Aug. 26, 1941, at Broken Bow, to Gordon Jesse Payne and Lucille Fern (Cook) Payne. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1960.
August 14, 1960, she was united in maniage to lvan Dale Geiser at Broken Bow. They had four children and farmed and ranched on West Table near Merna, all of their adult lives.
Jan was active in T.O.P.S, Eastern Star, Friendly Circle Club, Red Hat Club, and liked to play cards with a card group that met often.
Violette Nagy, age 99 of Stuart, formerly of Purdum, died May 1, 2012, at the Parkside Manor in Stuart. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the United Church of Christ in Purdum with the Rev. Judy Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Purdum Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial services for Gaylene Louise Young, age 68 of Bastrop, Texas, formerly of the Sargent area, were Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Catholic Church in Sargent.
Born June 24, 1943, in Loup City, to Omer and Maxine Johnson, Gaylene passed unexpectedly in her home April 19, 2012, in Bastrop, Texas with her loving husband Bruce Young as always right by her side.
Janet Finney, age 76 of Merna, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Janet Ruth Pohlreich Finney was born Nov. 27, 1935, at Anselmo to Rudy and Rose (Loughran) Polhreich. She attended Columbia Table grade school and graduated from Merna High School in 1953. She taught school for one year at Farritor School east of Victoria Springs State Park, attended Duchesne College in Omaha for one year, and then St. Francis School of Nursing in Grand Island for two years graduating in 1957.
Gale Morgan Payton, age 80, of Encampment, Wyo., took his final flight to be with Jesus May 5, 2012, at Encampment, Wyo.
He was born the youngest of nine children Jan 8, 1932, in Callaway. As a youth he grew up on the old N.M. Morgan Homestead, just a half mile north of town. He loved building and flying model airplanes. He attended and graduated from Callaway High School in 1950. He married his wife Lila Chamberlin Dec. 31, 1952, in the Mason City Methodist Church.
Hastings resident, Helen B. Gates, 92, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings.
Eleanor Irene Yearick Haskell passed away at the Kearney Good Samaritan Hospital April 17, 2012 at the age of 99.
Eleanor was born Sept. 5, 1912, at Pender, to George and Evelyn Gatzmeyer Yearick. Her early childhood was spent in eastern Nebraska.
Eleanor graduated from Burwell High School in 1931. After high school she received a teaching certificate and taught in rural schools in Brown County.
Wayne Edward Catlett was born at Ansley, July 31, 1925, the youngest child of William and Esther (Hanson) Catlett. He attended school at Broken Bow and Tappan Valley.
Ruth E. Crone, age 85 of Callaway formerly of Merna, died April 26, 2012, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center. Graveside funeral services will be Monday, April 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Grandview Cemetery at Anselmo with the Rev. D.R. Nelson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 - 7 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery.
Donna Jeanette Eggleston, age 95 of Omaha, formerly of Ansley, died April 24, 2012, at Brookstone Meadows in Omaha where she has lived the past three
years. She was born Dec. 5, 1916, in Washington, Iowa, to Arthur and Monica (Shelby) Carpenter. She grew up in Comstock, and spent most of her life in Ansley on her husband's family farm.
She was preceded in death by husband Clarence Eggleston; grandson Reed Eggleston; brothers, Charles, Arthur, Walter and Harry Carpenter; sisters, Virginia Pierce, Elizabeth Carpenter and Ruth Tisher.