Cole James Roseberry, 12, of Kearney died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Kearney. The Rev. Gary Main will officiate. Burial will be at the Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Neighbors In Need Fund at First United Methodist Church or the Kearney Area Animal Shelter. Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com  to leave a message of condolence, tribute or memory. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.
Cole was born Aug. 13, 2000, in Kearney to Dave and Dani (Keys) Roseberry.
He attended Northeast Grade School where he was a member of the student council and had just finished the 6th grade at Sunrise Middle School.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was involved with the youth group. He was a member of the Spartans basketball team in Kearney and also participated in golf activities.
Family and friends often described Cole with many glowing adjectives, but one in particular always stood out, “heart.” This kid with the big smile, polite, contagious personality led with his heart and touched everyone that he ever met. Beyond his passion for sports and the outdoors, he had a great love for all animals. Cole had compassion for all living things. Although God has called him home, Cole’s heart will forever be living through those that had the good fortune to be graced by his big grin, engaging sense of humor and generous spirit.
Cole was a caring and generous young man who liked helping others and this continued in his death as he donated organs through the Nebraska Organ Retrieval program.
Survivors include his parents, Dave and Dani Roseberry of Kearney; brothers, Ty and Cash of Kearney; grandparents, Jim and Dotty Roseberry of Dunning, and Dewey and Mary Keys of Hershey; aunts, Amy Schweitzer and husband Stephen and their daughter Bret of Kearney, Mari Roseberry of Dunning, and Delta Myers and husband Chris and their children Darien and Gavin of Sutherland.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Cozette Keys.
Published in Custer County Chief, July 25, 2013