Olive Maud Beyer, age 88 (1916-2005)
Olive Maud Beyer, 88, died on February 9, 2005, at Lincoln, Nebraska.
Polly, as she was more commonly known, was born on June 9, 1916, at Carbon, Iowa, to Harriet (Golden) and Hervey Olds.
She married George W. Beyer in June 1939, at North Platte, Nebraska. They lived in Arnold, Nebraska, for the first year of their marriage. They then moved to Gothenburg, where they resided for most of the remainder of their 60 years of marriage. Following George's death, Polly moved to Lincoln to be near her daughter, Linda.
Polly was preceded in death by her parents; husband and three sisters.
She is survived by her daughters, Linda Fisher and husband, Larry of Lincoln, Patricia Moore and her husband, Sam of Kansas City, Missouri, and Carolyn Ulmer and Roger Ashley of Sterling, Colorado; 15 grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Arnold Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 11 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Lancaster Manor, 1001 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68502.
Cletus Y. Yentes, age 81 (1923-2005)
Cletus Y. Yentes, 81, of rural Eddyville, Nebraska, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at St. John Good Samaritan Center in Kearney, Nebraska.
Cletus was born June 13, 1923, at Eddyville to Ernest and Melissa (Kleckner) Yentes. He was united in marriage to Ruth Sorensen in 1944, while serving with the United States Marines. He drove a supply truck in the war zone in Japan for two years.
Upon returning to Nebraska, Cletus was selected for the "Mirage 49ers" for five years. They purchased a farm near Eddyville where Cletus was able to live until the last two months of his life. Cletus was a 59-year member of the American Legion, Hedglin-Welliver Unit #225, Eddyville and a Golden age member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved farming, gardening, and raising quail, but, his grandchildren brought him the most joy.
Cletus accepted Christ as his personal Savior a month before he died, and went to his eternal home on Easter Sunday.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of 60+ years of Eddyville; sons, Jeffery (Theresa) Yentes of Tempe, Arizona, and Kelly (Shelley) Yentes of Amherst, Nebraska; a daughter, Becky (Lynn) Young of Lincoln, Nebraska; brothers, Clifford (Ruth) Yentes of Omaha, Nebraska, and Darrell (Joan) Yentes of Holdrege, Nebraska; sisters, Lyla (Bill) Girth of Rockaway Beach, Missouri, and Lois (Jim) Koenig of Sun Lakes, Arizona; five grandchildren, Michelene (Ken) Witthuhn of Arnold, Nebraska, Justin (Kristi) Yentes of Gilbert, Arizona, Lindsey Yentes of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Josey and Jesse Yentes, both of Amherst, Nebraska; one great-grandson, Clay Witthuhn of Arnold; and many friends and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
It was Cletus' wishes his body be cremated. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 15, 2005, at 11 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington with Reverends Dale Harder, Bill Bickett and Melvin Shafer, co-officiating. Inurnment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska, at 1 p.m. following the service.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the Eddyville United Methodist Church, the Sumner Rescue Unit, the Nebraska Boy's Ranch at Alliance, Nebraska, or the donor's choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Marilyn Schmeeckle's graveside services at Ft. McPherson Cemetery
Marilyn K. Schmeeckle was born May 12, 1947, in Ansley, Nebraska, to Avala and Darlene (Peterson) Grim and passed away at Sunrise County Manor on March 29, 2005, at the age of 57 years, 10 months and 17 days.
She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1965 and attended a business school in Omaha. Marilyn married Lloyd Schmeeckle on August 16, 1975, in Omaha.
She worked as an accounts payable clerk for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads for 18 years.
Preceding her in death was her mother, Darlene (Peterson) Grim.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd of Lincoln; father, Avala Grim of Broken Bow; sister and brother-in-law, Karolyn and Daryl Ellingston of Hastings; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger Grim of Boise, Idaho, and Randy and Melissa Grim of Broken Bow; nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Graveside services were on Friday afternoon at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska.
Lola Green, 81, rites held on Monday at McPherson, Maxwell
Lola L. Green, 81, of Cliff, New Mexico, formerly of Hershey, Nebraska, died April 4, 2005, at Silver City, New Mexico.
Survivors include a daughter, Kay (Jim) Ferguson of Cozad, Nebraska; a grandchild, Georgia (Jeff) Karl of Cozad; and honorary family member, Marlene Johnson, Farnam, Nebraska.
Lola was born on August 28, 1923, in Elkhorn, Iowa. She and her husband, George, operated a ranch near Hershey before moving to New Mexico in 1990.
Graveside services were held at Ft. McPherson National Cem-etery near Maxwell, Nebraska, Monday, April 11, 2005, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Eric Meissner officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Legion Auxiliary.
Rosella E. Dyke, age 78 (1946-2005)
Rosella E. Dyke, 78, of Olathe, Kansas, formerly of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died on April 6, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Olathe, Kansas.
She was born on February 26, 1927, to Albert and Margaret (Otto) Cyriacks at Gothenburg. Rosella was a 1945 graduate of Gothenburg High School. She married Earnest J. Dyke on January 14, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, where he was stationed in the service. They moved to Gothenburg for a short time before moving to Omaha, Nebraska, where Earnest attended barber college. After barber college they returned to make Gothenburg their home. Rosella worked at Monroe Auto Equipment Co. in Cozad from 1967 to 1989 when she retired.
Rosella served many years as an Avon Representative. She was a past member of the Sunshine Homemakers Extension Club and the V.F.W. Auxiliary, as well as working with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America. She taught Sunday School and Bible School at the United Methodist Church where she was a member. In 2001 she moved to Olathe, Kansas, to the Cedar Lake Assisted Living, before going to the nursing home in the fall of 2004.
Survivors include, one daughter, Diane (Sisto) Rangel of Grand Island, Nebraska; one son, Daniel (Audrey) Dyke of Olathe, Kansas; seven grandchildren, Rhonda (Larry) Epps of Oneonta, New York, Chris Rangel of Grand Island, Tracy (Bob) Summers of Olathe, Kansas, Daniel (Cara) Dyke Jr. of Platte City, Missouri, Janell (Rob) Grantz of Gardner, Kansas, Amanda Dyke of Olathe, Kansas, and Stephanie Dyke of Olathe, Kansas; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leroy (Elsie) Cyriacks of Gothenburg and Donald (Ruth) Cyriacks of Oakhurst, California; two sisters-in-law, Dorothea Will of Superior, Wisconsin, and Dorothy Dyke of Kearney, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on December 12, 1994; one brother, Charley "Norman" Cyriacks; and a good friend, Wayne Pickering.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 11, 2005, 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gothenburg with Rev. Sharee Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Blase Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg was in charge of arrangements.
Kylie Michelle Kearney (1988-2005)
Kylie Michelle Kearney, 16, of Overton, Nebraska, died Thursday, April 7, 2005, the result of a car/train accident near Elm Creek, Nebraska.
She was born July 13, 1988, to Dave and Paula (Phillips) Kearney. The fourth beautiful daughter born to this union. Kylie was a Junior at Overton High School, where as a freshman and sophomore was involved in volleyball and basketball. She also enjoyed playing softball. Kylie was the girl in her class who would go out of her way to say "Good Morning" to her teachers and have a bright smile on her face.
She always loved animals, especially dogs and cats. When she was little she went with her dad to pick up a Great White Pyrenees for a friend and ended up bringing Bailey home with her. She loved that dog and even carried him around when he was almost as big as she was. She was always bringing home stray dogs, sometimes two at a time, because she didn't want them to be lonely. She loved horseback riding and hanging with her friends. The family will always remember Kylie as a fun-loving child, wearing her bathing suit and cowboy boots out playing with her animals. She was the cleaner and organizer in the family. Kylie loved having the house clean and her vehicle spotless. She even cleaned houses for extra money.
Kylie loved kids. She did babysitting for several families in the Overton area and this will leave such a void in their lives, as the kids loved her so much. Her family called her "Jones," only because her great-uncle pinned that name on her when she was little and it stuck. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska, where she was baptized and confirmed on May 12, 2002. Kylie was also involved in youth group at the church. Kylie leaves a legacy behind like no other. She always had a hug and an "I Love You" for everyone. So, be careful Jones, we'll see you later.
Survivors include her parents, Dave and Paula Kearney of Overton; three sisters, Stacie Boot and her special friend, Grant Ostercamp of Prairie City, Iowa, Julie Kearney and fiance Jake Rosentreader of Kearney, Nebraska, and Katie Kearney of Overton; grandmother, Marjorie Kearney of Lexington; one nephew, Corben Boot of Prairie City, Iowa; one niece, Joscelyn Soncksen of Kearney; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her two grandfathers; one grandmother; and two cousins.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating. Burial was in the Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the Kearney family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home of Lexington was in charge of arrangements.