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Carol Spanel, 81

July 25, 2014

Carol Nadine Spanel, age 81 of Broken Bow, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Off Broadway Apartments in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Tuesday July 1, 2014 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Hugh Spanel officiating. Burial was in Saint Anselms Catholic Cemetery at Anselmo.

Carol N. Spanel was born Jan. 27, 1933, at Merna, to Levi Duffie and Thelma (Johnson) Cantrell. She attended Merna public School.

June 14, 1950 ,Carol married Paul Spanel at Anselmo. They made their home on a farm in New Helena area for 8 years, and later farmed in the Ortello Valley Community for 23 years.

In 1981, they retired and moved to Broken Bow.
Carol was active in the Altar Society in both Saint Anselms Church and Saint Joseph Church. Carol and Paul were members of flying farmers, and Carol was the Nebraska State Queen in 1975 of flying farmers.

Carol is survived by three sons ,Jim and Jill Spanel of Lincoln,, Tom and Cindy Spanel of Amarillo, Texas, and Dan and Lisa Spanel of Sioux City, Iowa; one daughter, Shari and David Beals of Merna; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; brother , Leland, and infant son, Robert.

Memorials may be made to the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

Govier Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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