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July 15th, 2011

Josie Harrold, 47

July 15, 2011

Josie L. Harrold, 47 of Fremont, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at her home. She was born Aug. 29, 1963, at Omaha.
She grew up in Fremont and was a graduate of Fremont High School. She moved to North Bend in 1994, and then to Harvard, in 1996. She lived at Broken Bow from 1998 until returning to Fremont in 2004. She was employed as a cook at the Coffee Pot Café in Fremont.

Mitchell Whaley, 59

July 15, 2011

Mitchell Lynn Whaley was born Sept. 14, 1951, to Lynn Arthur and Betty Jo (Liner) Whaley in Arnold, and died July 1, 2011, in Callaway.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Jo (Gerry) Wicks; children, Fontaine Crouch of Enid, Okla., Dustin Whaley of Chandler, Ariz., Samantha Whaley of Omaha, and Austin Whaley of Sioux Falls, S.D.; granddaughters, Cierra Cofer, Kaylyn Madison and Melia Crouch; sister, Sony Jones of Sandy, Utah; brother, Chuck Whaley of Alliance; step-brother, John (Shauna) Pursley of Aurora, and numerous nieces and nephews.

James Worth, 70

July 15, 2011

James R. Worth, 70 of Grand Island, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center. Celebration of life service was Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel with Dan Naranjo officiating. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in the Merna Cemetery.
Mr. Worth was born Nov. 29, 1940, at Merna, the son of Claude and Margaret (Simonson) Worth.

Charles Beal, 77

July 15, 2011

Funeral services were held June 24 in Whittier, Calif., for Charles Allen Beal, 77, who passed away June 18 after a long illness.
Charles was born April 23, 1934, to Franklin and Frances Beal of Broken Bow. He attended elementary school in Grand Island and in rural Custer County after his parents moved onto a farm in Ash Creek. He would later often reminisce about farm life on the Nebraska prairie.

July 8th

Helen Heller, 87

July 8, 2011

Helen Marena (Jones) Heller was born May 4, 1924, and passed into eternity June 29, 2011, at the age of 87. Helen was the eldest daughter of Chloie and Earl Jones, born in Hedrick, Iowa. As she often shared, her birth weight was under five pounds and they put her in a shoe box and kept her warm on the back of the cook stove at night.

Jens "Mic" Christensen, 80

July 8, 2011

Jens Michael Christensen, known to most as Mic, 80, of Broken Bow, died June 29, 2011, at Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Mic was born Nov. 19, 1930, in Berwyn to Christian and Elsie Ogal (Wright) Christensen during a winter blizzard, a great surprise as twins had not been expected.
He attended all 12 years of schooling at Berwyn, graduating in 1948, then attended Kearney State College for one year.

Fern Lanham, 96

July 8, 2011

Fern Arlene Lanham, 96, of Arnold, died Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Fern was born Aug. 7, 1914, in Boone County Iowa, to Olive (Whalen) and Grover Sturtz. Fern moved to Nebraska at the age of 3, to the Middle Loup River on a ranch. They later moved to a ranch north of Whitman and later to the Sturtz Ranch north of Stapleton. After graduation from Mullen High School in 1932, she married Robert Lanham March 17, 1936. They moved to Arnold where they raised four children, Zandra Kyne, Sharon Storkan, Douglas Lanham and Donna Bond.

Delores Clouse, 74

July 8, 2011

Delores Irene Clouse, 74, or Arnold passed away at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. She was born Oct. 25, 1936, in Broken Bow, to Dollie Bertha Irene (Timmons) and Glen Lewis Middleton.
She grew up in Oconto, Callaway, Arnold and Stapleton and received her education in Oconto, Callaway and Arnold.
Delores and Charles (Neb) Clouse, Jr. were united in marriage Aug. 2, 1954, in Chadron, after which the couple lived on a ranch in Stapleton and in Arnold, where she worked at the Model Cafe and Archie’s Cafe as a waitress.

June 30th

Gaylord "Squeak' Schmitz, 72

June 30, 2011

Gaylord "Squeak" Schmitz, age 72 of Merna, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial with military honors was in the Dale Catholic Cemetery near Merna. Memorials are suggested to the Merna Fire and Rescue or the American Parkinson's Disease Associa-tion.

James W. Souders, 75

June 30, 2011

Memorial services for James Walter Souders, 75, of Wilmington, NC, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with interment of cremains to follow at the Merna Cemetery. The family will host a lunch in the Merna Community Center after the interment.
James died March 2, 2011, in Wilmington. The Andrews Mortuary in that city handled the cremation.

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