Archive - Obituary
March 9th, 2012
Carolyn Lea 'Carrie' Witte, 63, of North Platte, died Feb. 29, 2012, surrounded by family at her lakeside home in North Platte.
Carrie was born Nov. 15, 1948, to Herbert Napoleon, Jr. and Pearl Marie Karnes Stevens in Merna. She graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School then earned a bachelor of science degree in Home Economics (Consumer Science and the Family) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1971.
Daniel Paul Bradford, age 55, (spouse Twila Pracht Bradford) of Pharr, Texas, entered the presence of the Lord he loved and served on Feb. 17, 2012. Now â€śabsent from the body and present with the Lord,â€ť he is sorely missed by friends and family who look forward to one day rejoicing with him around Godâ€™s throne.
Lifeâ€™s journey came to an end for Dorothy Mae Kimball Dobesh Feb., 23, 2012.
She was the fifth of six children born to Bertie Frank Kimball and Mabel Clair House Kimball May 1, 1918, on a farm outside Berwyn. Her family called her â€śLittle Dubsâ€ť because she was so small.
She attended a one-room schoolhouse and delighted in sitting on the front bench with her older brother, Bill. She graduated from Ansley High School, where she was an outstanding student, excelling in writing, poetry and art.
Mildred Leona (Kennicutt) Porath, aged 99, passed away early Saturday morning, March 3, 2012, at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Mullen.
Mildred was born Nov. 2, 1912, to Raymond and Edna (Frazier) Kennicutt at their farm home near Eddyville. She learned many skills in their home and received her education in the Eddyville schools, graduating in 1930. The next four years she took classes at Kearney Normal School and taught rural schools in Dawson and Buffalo Counties.
Carl S. Daily left us Feb. 25, 2012, just a week before his 82nd birthday. He was born in Milburn March 2, 1930, a son of the late Claude L. and Vera (Empfield) Daily.
Carl leaves his wife of 61 years, Mary Lea; three sons, Rod and his wife Laurie, Dudley and his wife Beth, and Andy; one daughter, Sally; four grandchildren, Jason, Ben, Alison and her husband Justin, and Matthew, as well as many, many family and friends.
Maxine Knepper Ayres, 92 of Thedford, died March 1, 2012, at Linden Court following a brief hospitalization at North Platte.
Funeral services were Monday, March 5, at the United Church of Christ in Thedford with the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Interment was in the Hillcrest Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Hillcrest Cemetery, the Life Center in Thedford, or the family would like to encourage everyone that is able to donate blood to the American Red Cross.
Arthur Bendig, age 81 of Kearney (formerly of Fremont), died Feb. 26, 2012, at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home after a long battle with diabetes. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. at O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Dean Pofahl officiating.Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlene H. Glause Rhoades was born Nov. 3, 1932, and went to her final rest Feb. 25, 2012.
She was born to Paul and Genevieve Glause at Halsey. She married Claude E. Rhoades at Brewster, June 10, 1951. Together they raised four children and ranched in the central Sandhills area for the last 60 years. She will be remembered for her devotion to family, her amazing work ethic, and as someone who was always ready to extend a helping hand to others.
Mae LaVonne and her twin, Kay Lorene, were born Jan. 22, 1940, to Edgar and A. Doris Slingsby in a little house near Westerville. In the fall of that year, the family moved to California and returned back to Nebraska when Mae was five.
She attended grade school at the Knight country school outside of Westerville. She spent her first two high school years in Ansley where she was a cheerleader and the last two years in Arcadia where she was a band majorette. This is where she met her future husband Joe McDonald. To this union four children were born: Tammy, Michael, Douglas and Laurie.
Ruth Marie (Bowley) Bolen departed from this earth, her family and friends to join the Lord, her husband, John L. Bolen, (Aug. 11, 2003), son, Charles, a great-great grandson, parents John and Myrtle (Amsberry) Bowley, sisters Florence (Morgan), Sarah (Dutton), LaVonne, Ruby (Chrisp), and Katherine (Geiser).