Julie A. Koefoot, 57

Julie A. Koefoot, 57, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home. Funeral services were July 11, 2011, at St. Leo's Catholic Church with Father Harold Kurtenbach and Father James Schmitt officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Broken Bow. Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Julie was born June 28, 1954, at Ogallala, to William C. and Mary (Mecke) Doty. She grew up and received her education in Broken Bow, graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1972. She attended nursing school at Methodist School of Nursing in Omaha receiving her BSN from Nebraska University Medical Center in Omaha. Julie worked in Omaha, Phoenix and Pine Top, Ariz. She then worked as a school nurse in White River, Ariz. Julie married Bruce Koefoot Dec., 18, 2005, at Farwell. She worked for a short time with St. Francis Home Health as well as volunteering with Hospice, and Birthright. She was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church and the Nebraska State Nurses Association. Julie enjoyed animals, hiking, traveling, cooking, and especially being with family, children, and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Bruce of Grand Island; sons, Tim Koefoot of Knoxville, Tenn., and Johnny Sullivan of Grand Island; daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica and Chris O'Fallon of Knoxville, Tenn., and Alison and Jeremiah Baker of Lincoln; father, William Doty; four grandchildren, Carlin Baker, Audry Baker, Camden O'Fallon, Madelyn O'Fallon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Susan Doty of Lexington, Pat and Linda Doty of Broken Bow, and Scott and Lori Doty of Fremont. Julie was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Doty. Online condolences may be directed through www.apfelfuneralhome.comPublished in Custer County Chief, July 21, 2011