Elva Vanek, 85
Elva May Vanek, age 85, of Sargent, died Jan. 7, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services were Jan. 12, 2011, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be at the West Lawn Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum in Eugene, Ore. Elva was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Sargent, to Noel and Minnie (Drapper) Amos. She attended school and graduated from Sargent High School in 1942. Elva married Charles Vanek. Charles died in 1982. Elva enjoyed gardening, collecting dolls, and spending hours working in her yard. Elva Vanek is survived by her brother, Larry Amos of Oregon; sister, Delores Kuma of Ord; sister-in-law, Ella Jane Amos of Sargent, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; brothers, Alvin and Wilber; sister, Etta Jane; and two sons, Terry and Rodney.