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July 25th, 2014

Agnes Hempstead, 84

July 25, 2014

Agnes Marie (Tully) Hempstead, age 84 of Anselmo died May 11, 2014, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services are Friday, May 16, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Visitation will be Today, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel. A Christian wake service will be today at 7 p.m. with family visitation from 5 - 7 p.m. at the St. Anselm’s Catholic Church. Internment will be at Dale Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Anselm’s Catholic Church or Anselmo Fire and Rescue.

Marvin 'Mert' Stivers, 77

July 25, 2014

Marvin “Mert” Stivers, age 77, of Callaway, died May 8, 2014, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born Oct. 27, 1936, in Callaway, to Walter and Laura (Wilborn) Stivers.

Mert graduated from Callaway High School in 1955 where he was an All-State football player. After graduation, he returned to the family farm.

September 13, 1959, Mert married Beverly West in Oconto. The couple moved to the family place where they farmed for many years. Later in life, Mert worked for All Points Fertilizer, and then for Trotters for the past several years.

Beecher J. Rhoades, 88

July 25, 2014

Beecher J Rhoades, 88, of Freeman’s Creek Rd. passed away at 3:37 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston following a brief illness.

He was born in Wheeling, W.V., March 15, 1926 ,a son of the late Beecher J Rhoades and Grayce Long Rhoades.

April 10, 1948, he married the former Betty Elizabeth Burnside and they celebrated 66 years of marriage in April.

Roberta Fuller, 62

July 25, 2014

Roberta Ann Fuller, 62, of Chapman died Friday, May 23, 2014.

A celebration of her life were Wednesday, May 28, at Monroe Evangelical Free Church of Phillips. The Rev. Marshall Erickson and the Rev. Robert Stretch will officiate.Burial will be at the Monroe Church Cemetery.

Roberta was born April 6, 1952, at David City, to Bob and Darlene (Edwards) Shrader.

Thomas E. Joyce, 85

July 25, 2014

Thomas E. Joyce, age 85, of Broken Bow, passed away Friday June 6, 2014 at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was in the Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Broken Bow. Memorials may be made to the family.

Thomas E. Joyce was born Feb. 26, 1929, in Spalding, to Thomas J. and Leona (Walsh) Joyce. He attended school at Spalding Academy Schools and graduated in the class of 1946.

Wendell Carl Case, 84

July 25, 2014

Wendell Carl Case, 84, of Ansley, passed away Tuesday, Dec.24, 2013. The second of three children, Wendell was born on Feb. 13, 1929 to Carl and Edith (Sherbeck) Case. With the exception of his military service, he lived his entire life in Ansley. He graduated from Ansley High School in 1947

In addition to his parents, Wendell was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; his sister, Florence; and his brother, Charles.

He is survived by his sons, Robert and Alan; his grandchildren, Steven, Sean, Christina, Brooke, and Andrew, as well as nine great-grandchildren.

Nicholas Robert Noel, Jr., 55

July 25, 2014

Nicholas Robert Noel, Jr., 55, of Lincoln, passed away Wednesday, May 28, at his home.

He was born June 24, 1958, in Kearney.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy; sons, Nicholas Robert Noel III and Eric Noel; parents, Nicholas, Sr. and Mary Noel; sisters, Cathy (Danny) Johnson of Lincoln, Jane (Bill) Varney of Hot Springs, Ark., and Kris Farritor and Rick Sturgis of Mesa, Ariz.; brothers, David of Broken Bow, and John (Teresa) of Colorado Springs, Colo., and many nieces and nephews.

Jordan C. Smith, 12

July 25, 2014

Jordan C. Smith, age 12 of Cozad, very much loved youngest son of Kelly and Karla Smith, passed away, Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home.

Jordan was born July 12, 2001, at Hastings, to Kelly and Karla (Scarrow) Smith. He attended Cozad Elementary and Middle Schools. It was Jordan's passion to travel to other planets and to mingle with the stars. He had an extreme curiosity of other dimensions and life after our own.Especially after the loss of his uncle, Glen Smith, in a 2014 automobile accident.

Erma Lucille Douglass, 92

July 25, 2014

Erma Lucille Douglass, age 92, formerly of Anselmo, was called home to be with the Lord June 8, 2014 ,at Heritage Hall, Broken Bow.

Robert Charles Miles, 88

July 25, 2014

Robert Charles Miles died June 2, 2014, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home
in Mullen. He was 88. He was born March 3, 1926, in Arnold, to Austin and Mae Lester Miles..

Robert lived two miles northeast of Brownlee, until 1938 when the
family purchased the Higgins ranch southeast of Brownlee.

Robert went to grade school in Brownlee and graduated from Thedford
High School in 1943.

In the fall of 1944 he was drafted into the Army.
He took his basic training at Fort Hood, Texas, and spent a month at Fort Ord in California, before being shipped overseas in February 1945.

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