Archive - Obituary
May 18th, 2012
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.
Bradley Ray Hendrickson, age 41 of Broken Bow, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home.
Brad was born Jan. 28, 1971, in Broken Bow to Ted and Mary (Trotter) Hendrickson. He attended Broken Bow schools, graduating in 1989.
After graduation he was employed at Becton-Dickinson until he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked for Revlon Company. Upon his return to Broken Bow in 1996, he went back to B-D, and worked there until he had to leave for health issues.
Evelyn Patterson, 88, longtime Ogallala resident, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant.
Evelyn F. Patterson was born March 12, 1924 in Ansley, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Armour) Price. She attended school in Ansley until her junior year when she and her family moved to Ogallala. She graduated in 1942.
November 7, 1942, Evelyn married Douglas Patterson at Grand Island. The couple lived in Ansley and Lexington before they moved to Ogallala in 1956.
Max Edgar Copsey, 91 of Albany, Ore., passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Mennonite Home. He was a kind and gentle man loved by everyone who knew him.
Max was born in Sargent Dec. 6, 1920, the son of Milton F. and Anna S. (Amos) Copsey. He was raised in Westerville and attended schools there.
Max moved to Albany in 1940, and worked for Simpson Plywood. He married Ellen Moore Jan. 19, 1941, and in 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in New Guinea, the southern Philippines and Luzon. He was discharged from Fort Logan, Colo., in 1945.