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October 25th, 2012

James McMurtry, 82

October 25, 2012

Jim L. McMurtry, 82, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at his home.
His memorial service was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating.
Cremation was at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory with Military Honors provided by the Nebraska Army National Guard. The family requested casual attire in honor of Jim.
A memorial has been established in care of the family for designation to a charity at a later date. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Shirley Kolbo, 84

October 25, 2012

Shirley Nadine Kolbo, 84, of Callaway, Neb., passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Callaway.
 Shirley was born Aug.15, 1928, in Callaway, Nebraska to Chris and Blanche (Williamson) Roth.
 She graduated in 1946 from Callaway high School.  Shirley married the love of her life, Raymond L. Kolbo on May 27, 1951, at Callaway E.U.B. Church.  They cherished 61 years together, all of them residing in Callaway, except for four years living in Manhattan, Kan., and Fremont, Neb. 
Raymond and Shirley were inseparable and devoted to each other. 

Robert Hammond, 89

October 25, 2012

Robert L. Hammond, 89, of Kearney died Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney. The Rev Joe Hannappel will officiate.
Cremation will follow mass and burial of cremains will be in the Broken Bow Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the church with a vigil to follow at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be shared at

Woodrow Miller, 98

October 25, 2012

Woodrow Miller, age 98 of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of the Mason City and Callaway communities, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Mother Hull Senior Living facility in Kearney.
Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Callaway Cemetery. Visitation preceded on Oct. 12 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.

Julia McQuin, 69

October 25, 2012

Julia D. McQuin age 69 of Broken Bow died Sunday September 30, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Julia D. McQuin was born on October 14, 1942 to Arthur and Ruth (Neil) McQuin at Omaha. Julia moved to Broken Bow in 1995.
She is survived by her twin sister Gloria (Dan) Schuler of Lucerne Valley, Calif., and a brother Tom McQuin of Las Vegas, Nevada
Memorial services were Friday October 19, 2012, at 2:00 PM at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. mary Jane Gockley officiating.

Published in Custer County Chief, Oct. 18, 2012

Mary McCaslin, 79

October 25, 2012

Mary Teresa McCaslin, born Oct. 6, 1933, died Oct. 16, 2012, at the age of 79. Mary grew up in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. She was the daughter of Ronald and Margaret MacNeill, who both died a few years apart when Mary was a young girl. Mary moved to Cambridge, Mass., to finish her high school education. She met her husband, Merle R. McCaslin of Broken Bow, who was in the Air Force at the time stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base, outside of Boston.

October 11th

Ben Kezior, 86

October 11, 2012

Ben Kezior, 86 of Merna, died Oct. 7, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Seth Bates officiating. Interment will be in the Gates Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Ben was born Dec. 15, 1925, at Farwell, to Joseph and Stella (Tyma) Kezeor.

Craig Lindly, 50

October 11, 2012

Craig Lindly, age 50 of Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Anselmo, died Oct. 1, 2012, in Sacramento.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery in Anselmo with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers, with family greeting friends from 5-6 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospital.

Ildie Mae Blixt, 99

October 11, 2012

Ildie Mae Blixt, a resident of Chapman, Kan., passed away at Chapman Valley Mahnor in Chapman, Kan., Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at the age of 99.
Ildie was born April 9, 1913, at Cumro. Her parents were Hoasel and Inez Trew Wheeler. She attended Hall Grade School, and helped care for the family after their mother died.
She was married to Manfred Blixt March 30, 1937, in Broken Bow. They lived their lives in the Sandhills on Tallin Table, and in and around Arnold. They moved into Arnold in 1957, and she was preceded in death by her husband in June 1986.

Beatrice Cooley, 86

October 11, 2012

Beatrice Elaine Datus Cooley was born March 30, 1926, to Virgil E. and Helen G. Copsey Datus at Westerville, and passed away Sept. 14, 2012, at Golden Living Center.
She attended school in Westerville and later graduated. In high school she met the love of her life, Ivan Rex Cooley. May 7, 1942, they were married.
To this union three children were born: Gary Lee, Sept. 9, 1943, Larry Dale, Sept. 27, 1948, and Nancy Annette, Dec. 26, 1954. The couple resided near the Westerville Community before relocating to Albany, Ore.

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