Archive - Obituary
November 2nd, 2011
John Eli Hammond was born Dec. 13, 1932 to Agnes and William Hammond of Broken Bow, and passed to eternal life Oct. 12, 2011, after complications of Alzheimer's and a stroke. The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Clear Lake City, Texas, and he was buried Oct. 15, 2011 at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
Jack, as he was known, played fullback on the football team and graduated from Broken Bow, with the class of 1950. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan Mohatt, daughter of Charles and Anna Mohatt, Aug. 19, 1952.
Robert L. Reed, age 90, of Hamburg, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa.
Robert was born in Custer County on a farm near Arnold, to Francis Oscar and Julia Lavetta (Huff) Reed July 20, 1921. He attended elementary school at Oxford District 13 and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1939.
Stanley Sommer, age 92 of Merna, died Oct. 31, 2011, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Scott Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.
Stanley A. Sommer was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Custer County to Almore and Esther (Collinson) Sommer.
Mary Bell Cooksley of Weissert, departed this life Oct. 20, 2011, after a long, eventful career in community service and agriculture.
Loyd Yarrington, age 62 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 19, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.
Junior E. Roberts, 83, of rural Eddyville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born Dec. 4, 1927, at Kimball, to Ray and Amelia (Mikkelson) Roberts. Junior grew up and attended school in Weld County, Colo., and moved to Eddyville after marrying Sarah M. (Warner) Wiley Nov. 12, 1977, at Eddyville.
Edwin Payne Sr., age 71 of Purdum, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangements.
Jean Louise (Tyler) Butterfield was born at Valentine, to John Howard and Daisy Mae (Mark) Tyler April 17, 1926; she was the second of four children.
When Jean was 2-years-old the family moved to the Antelope Ranch near Valentine. At age four the family moved to Saint Frances, S.D. near the Rosebud Reservation where her father had bought three quarters of land.
John Meyer, 101 years of age from Broken Bow, formerly of Minden and Upland, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born May 16, 1910, in Kearney County near Norman, to H. T. and Minnie (Nielsen) Meyer. He grew up in that area and attended country school. He was baptized and confirmed at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church south of Minden.
Gloria Marie Bartak, age 87, died Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center, Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow. Burial will be in the Cliff Table Cemetery west of Merna. Memorials have been established to the American Caner Society or the Merna FFA Chapter. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, 8 AM to 8 PM with the family greeting friends 6 PM to 7 PM at Govier Bros. Mortuary.