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July 16th, 2015

Verna Velda Oxford, 92

July 16, 2015

Verna Velda Oxford, daughter of Lilburn Fletcher Oxford and Margaret Alice Hersh Oxford, was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Comstock, and passed away peacefully April 21, 2015, at the Western Plains Medical
Complex at Dodge City, Kan., at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 2 days.

Verna was born and reared in Comstock. She went on to Business
College in St. Paul, and from there to work for the War Department in Washington, D.C. a few months prior to Pearl Harbor.

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh, 73

July 16, 2015

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh, age 73, of Douglas, Wyo., formerly of Central City, died Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating.  Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. 

Carolyn Darlene McIntosh was born Nov. 14, 1941, at Broken Bow, to Leonard and Alice (Louder) Brassier. 

Russell Stanley Gaston, 84

July 16, 2015

Russell Stanley Gaston was born Jan. 29, 1931, at Norman, Neb., to Thomas and Merwie (Edson) Gaston. He was the youngest of six children, two brothers and three sisters.

Russell attended grade school in Norman, where his father was a rural mail carrier. Upon completion of grade school, he began high school in Minden.

Being active in sports and not having a car, he and his brother, Robert, walked and hitchhiked the 10 miles after football and basketball practice to their home in Norman.

July 15th

Kenneth Joe Eacker, 86

July 15, 2015

Kenneth Joe Eacker, 86, formerly of Broken Bow died Friday, July 10, 2015, at Prairie View Gardens, Kearney. Services were Tuesday, July 14 at Govier Brothers in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Ken Hutson officiating. Burial was in Broken Bow Cemetery, with military honors.

Kenny was born Dec. 12, 1928, in Broken Bow, to John and Freida Eacker. Kenny was the second youngest of 14 children.

Mable Lee Kelly, 67

July 15, 2015

Mable Lee Kelly of Anselmo, passed away July 4, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Thursday, July 9, 2015, at the Broken Bow Cemetery

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Mable was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Arnold to Walter and Elva Babcock. She grew up in the Arnold area. She received her education in Mason City and Broken Bow.

She was united in marriage to Calvin Kelly in 1961.

July 8th

Dr. Scott McCormick, 86

July 8, 2015

Hastings resident, Dr. Scott McCormick, Jr., 86, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings.

Memorial services were Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Shelbourn officiating. Private burial will be in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, at a later date.

Memorials may be given to Dr. Scott McCormick, Jr. Memorial Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Thelma Marie Ridenour, 90

July 8, 2015

Celebration of Life Service for Thelma M. Ridenour will be Friday, July 10, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Holdrege, with Chaplain DeWane Dow officiating. A private family inurnment will be held prior to the services in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege.

Joy Fuller, 63

July 8, 2015

Joy Fuller, age 63, of Broken Bow died Monday, June 29, 2015, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.

Joy Ann (Bailey) Fuller was born Oct. 6, 1951, in Sargent to Karl and Nola Grim Bailey.  She grew up in the Custer County area and attended school in Ansley.

Joy married Jerry Fuller Aug. 17, 1969. To this union, three children were born, Kimberlee, Kristina and Jason. While raising her family, she worked at Becton Dickinson and resided in Broken Bow for 30 years until she retired in 2007.

Gerald ‘Gar’ Holbrook, 68

July 8, 2015

Gerald “Gar” Holbrook, 68, of Elwood, died Thursday, June 25, 2015, at

Services are pending with the Arnold Funeral Home.

Gary L. Ritchie, 67

July 8, 2015

Gary L. Ritchie was born April 4, 1948, at Callaway, to Charles J. (Doc) and Wanda L. (Cool) Ritchie.

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