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Obituaries

Bernice M. Blakeman, 94

August 28, 2014

Bernice M. Blakeman, age 94, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.

Bernice was born Sept. 7, 1919, at Callaway to John P. and Anna M.L. (Schmidt) Blakeman. She graduated from Merna High School in 1940.

Bernice spent her entire life on the family farm and ranch on Cliff Table west of Merna. In 2000 she moved to Broken Bow with her sister, Ilene.

She is a past member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

Bernice enjoyed feeding and watching the many wild birds that frequented her yard.

Doris E. Hartman, 77

August 28, 2014

Doris E. Hartman, 77, of Kearney died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at the CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug.28, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney. Pastor Duane Duley will officiate and burial will follow at Kearney Cemetery.
Visitation with family was Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date.

Douglas Michael Young, 57

August 28, 2014

Douglas Michael Young parted from this life July 27, 2014, in Vernon Co, Mo. Born Sept. 29, 1956, to Harold LeRoy Young and Patricia Waldron Young in Callaway.

Doug graduated from CHS in 1975. He spent the summers of his high school years working with his dad in his painting business.

Alfred McCullough, 90

August 28, 2014

Alfred McCullough, of Broken Bow, passed away Aug. 21, 2014 in Broken Bow. Visitation were at Govier Brother’s Mortuary Aug. 24, 2014.

Funeral services were at the Berean Church, Broken Bow Monday, Aug.25 with the Rev. Larry DeMoss officiating. Burial followed at Ansley Cemetery in Ansley, with Govier Brother’s Mortuary handling the funeral arrangements.

Alfred Earl McCullough was born in a soddy south of Berwyn to David W. and Chloe (Johnston) McCullough Sept. 8, 1923. He walked to Fairview Elementary School where he graduated from eighth grade.

Virginia (Monson) Mauler, 96

August 28, 2014

Virginia (Monson) Mauler, age 96, of Sargent, Nebraska died August 18, 2014 in the Burwell Community Health Center in Burwell, Nebraska. Virginia was born November 17, 1917 in West Union, Nebraska to Otto and Eunice (Pulliam) Monson. Virginia grew up in the Sargent Community graduating from Sargent High School in 1935. She continued her education to become a school teacher. Virginia taught three years at Coburg Country School. Virginia also worked for her dad, Otto Monson, and her uncle Floyd Pulliam at the Sargent Livestock Commission Company.

Rosella Viola Klug, 64

August 28, 2014

Rosie was born to Herman Klug and Arlean Krueger Klug on August 18, 1950 in Norfolk, Nebr. She moved to the Oconto area when she joined the Fred and Velma Kranz family as a foster child in her early teens.

After graduating from Platte Valley Academy in Shelton, Nebr. in 1968, Rosie attended nursing school at Porter Hospital in Denver, Colo. During her nursing career, she worked in various facets of nursing ranging from nursing homes, assisted living and mental health for over 40 years until taking early retirement due to health issues.

Cornelia Jean Shears, 90

August 28, 2014

Jean Shears, age 90, of Broken Bow, Ne. died Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 at the St. John’s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16th Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, Nebraska with Stanley Morrison and Julie Harthorn officiating.  Graveside services were conducted at the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford, Neb.  Visitation was August 15 at Govier Brothers with family greeting friends. A memorial will be decided on at a later date.

Joseph W. Fair, 88

August 28, 2014

Joseph W. Fair passed away Aug. 9, 2014, at the age of 88.

He was born in Broken Bow, Oct. 4, 1925, to Homer and Lena Fair. He was the youngest of 10 children, eight sisters and one brother, all deceased.

Mary Lois Brim, 84

August 28, 2014

Mary Lois (Vose) Brim was born Feb.. 24, 1930, on a farm near Gates, to Sidney Theodore and Mary Elizabeth (Troxel) Vose and passed away at the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center Aug. 10, 2014, at the age of 84.

Lois grew up in the Gates-Milburn area and attended elementary school in Gates. Lois and her brother Ted attended high school together in Broken Bow graduating in 1948. After graduation, Lois taught school for 4 years.

Shirley D. Lien, 74

August 28, 2014

Shirley was born Aug. 27, 1939, in a sod house on Dowse family farm in Custer County Nebraska. The Sod House had been built by her great-great-grandfather, who was the first settler in the county. The house still stands and is listed in the National Historical Register. Her parents were Bill and Inez Dowse.

She and her husband, Mike, were married in 1962. They shared 52 years of love and friendship. The union was blessed with two sons, Marty and Mike.

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