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Beverly Gleason passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial, Neb., after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Gleason; daughter Vonna Gleason and her son, Gary Clements and wife, Kay; her sister, Verna Schuler; nephew Kirk Schuler and niece Lori England; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Yvonne Ticen and nephews Stan and Todd Ticen.
Beverly was born July 30, 1931, in Marion County, Illinois. She was the youngest of three children born to Velma and Aaron Shook. She grew up primarily in Centralia, Ill., before relocating to Arvada, Colo.
She married Frederick Donald Clements in 1949. She graduated from Arvada High School in 1950 and then gave birth to Vonna and Gary Clements in Denver, Colo. She later divorced and was then married to Kenneth L. Gleason on Aug. 26, 1964, in Palisade, Colo. She and her husband, Kenneth, lived in Denver until they moved to Nebraska in 1986. She and Kenneth relocated to Palisade, Neb., where they made their permanent home.
Beverly was a good mother and wife. She was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. She fell quite ill and wasn't able to meet or know many of her neighbors; but she knew of them from reading the newspapers and through conversations with her husband and family. She cared about everyone she met. She will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Memorials may be sent to Forch Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 97, Stratton, NE 69043.
Forch Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Billy DeWayne Baker
Billy DeWayne Baker came into this world at his Aunt Grace and Uncle Ray Clausen's home at Ragan, Neb., on Jan. 30, 1934, to Clyde and Pearl Baker. Later Pearl and the children moved to Hamlet, Neb., where they attended school
In May of 1937, Pearl married Ben Myers and the family moved to a farm southwest of Hamlet where Betty, his older sister, and Bill attended country school.
Added to this union were Alvina in 1936 and Wesley in 1944. All the children later went to the Palisade school where they continued their education.
On July 14, 1954, Bill married Gloria Jean Singley at Champion, Neb. Their first home together was Art and Grace Jones' north of Benkelman, Neb. From there they moved to Kansas, Colorado and back to Wauneta, Neb., in 1964 where they would remain until their deaths.
Bill was a transport truck driver for most of his life. He retired from the Wauneta Co-op in 2000.
He passed away Monday evening, Aug. 23, 2004, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial, Neb. He was 70 years of age.
Bill had many hobbies including hunting, fishing and camping. He especially loved to assist his son, Will, in farming.
Survivors include: mother, Pearl Myers of Imperial; daughter Laura Lee Carfield of Haigler; son William Baker and wife, Vicki, of Wauneta; son Randy Baker and wife, Karen, of Wauneta; daughter Teresa and husband, Alan Taylor, of Venango, Neb.; son Daniel Baker and wife, Darcy, of DeWitt, Neb.; 13 grandchildren: Tim and Tom Steinbeck; Christopher Jussel; Chris, Jeremy and Justin Baker, Katrina, DeWayne, Billy and Sean Baker; Jessica Taylor; and Logan Baker; 7 great grandchildren: Kristen, Logan and Jacob Jussel; Kortney and Seth Steinbeck; Ethan Owens; and Gabriella Baker; sisters: Betty and husband, Mark Weston, of Henry, Neb.; Alvina and husband, Dallis Breese, of Wauneta; nieces and nephews: David Weston, Debra Boro, Sue Breese, Jerry Spencer, George, Jean and Leslie Myers, Betty, Larry and Judy Myers and Brenda, Robert and Angie Singley.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Myers; wife Gloria; brother Wesley Myers; two sisters-in-law, Linda Myers and Mary Singley and a grandson, Danny Jo Jussel.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, Aug. 27, 2004, at 10 a.m. MDT at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta with Pastor Judy Dye officiating.
Music was provided by organist, Mrs. Lucille McBride, and soloist, Mr. Kenneth Smith. Music selection was "Life's Railroad to Heaven"-Patsy Cline.
Casketbearers were Laura Lee Carfield, William Baker, Randy Baker, Ron Clausen, Teresa Taylor, Daniel Baker, Don Clausen, Mark Weston and Dallis Breese.
Honorary casketbearers were all the grandsons.
Interment was at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Neb., with Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta in charge of arrangements.
Billy Baker, age 70, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 23, 2004, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial, Neb.
Survivors include: mother Pearl Myers of Imperial; daughter Laura Lee Carfield, Haigler, Neb.; son William Baker and wife, Vicki, Wauneta; Randy Baker and wife, Karen, Wauneta; daughter Teresa and husband, Alan Taylor, Venango, Neb.; son Daniel Baker and wife, Darcy, DeWitt, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters: Betty and husband, Mark Weston, Henry, Neb., and Alvina and husband, Dallis Breese, Wauneta.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning, Aug. 27, 2004, at 10 a.m. MDT at the United Methodist Church, Wauneta, with Pastor Judy Dye officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.
Visitation will be held Thursday afternoon, Aug. 26, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. MDT at the funeral home in Wauneta.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James T. Oliver
James T. Oliver passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Apple Valley , Calif.
Viewing was held Tuesday, Aug. 24 at the Dudley Mortuary in Apple Valley.
Cards and memorials may be sent to Mrs. James T. Oliver, 17451 Mesquite Rd., Apple Valley, CA 92307.
Bertha McCartney, wife of the late Urcell McCartney, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, in Houston, Texas.
Sylvia Kay Large was born to Joseph and Gloria Greene at Chase County Community Hospital on Sept. 14, 1956. She grew up on the family farm 8.5 miles west of Imperial, Neb.
She delighted in being a farm girl and loved the land, the animals and her family.
She attended District 66 Grade School through first grade and then transferred to Imperial Elementary School and went on to Chase County High School graduating in 1975.
Sylvia loved music. She was a drummer and baton twirler in the Chase County High School band. Community activities included 4-H and Rainbow Girls. Sylvia received many honors for her work in these areas.
Her desire to teach took her to Kearney State College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary education. While there she was a resident assistant.
Following graduation Sylvia taught kindergarten through fourth grade at District 66 for a period of four years.
While in high school and college Sylvia had been good friends with Dale Large. This friendship ultimately led to their union in marriage on Oct. 1, 1983. They initially lived on a farm west of Wauneta. Later they moved to their present home 8.5 miles west of Imperial.
Sylvia and Dale were excited to welcome three beautiful daughters into their lives-Alisha Ann, Kimberly Dawn and Samantha Jo.
Syliva joyfully embraced the responsibilities of family and farm life. Her teaching experience turned toward guiding her children. As a result of her 4-H projects and appreciation of art, Sylvia became an avid photographer. This activity evolved into a major vocation as she captured snapshots of life and important memories for family, friends and the community.
Sylvia also developed a part-time business with her sister Annette as an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. She enjoyed enriching the lives of women.
Sylvia, 47, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Chase County Community Hospital in Imperial.
Survivors include her husband, Dale, of Imperial; three daughters: Alisha, Kimberly and Samantha, all of Imperial; her parents, Joe and Gloria Greene, of McCook; a sister, Annette, and husband, James Hazuka, of Monument, Colo., and her parents-in-law, Marvin and Arlene Large, of Imperial.
She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Robert Alan Greene.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Imperial with Pastor Murray Schmechel and Rev. Stuart Pederson officiating.
Eulogy was by Annette Hazuka.
Music was Celine Dion-"The Power of Love;" Geoff Beemer, Lacey Beemer, Matt Vlasin, Crystal Large, Jeremy Vlasin, Stacy Large, Joel Grosbach, Andrea Large-"Wind Beneath My Wings;" Lacey Beemer-"My Heart Will Go On;" Jeremy Vlasin-"What A Difference You've Made In My Life" with accompaniment by Mr. Randy Hayes.
Casketbearers were Doug Kunnemann, Dan Kunnemann, David Bauerle, Dan Rowley, Lloyd Smith and James Marlatt.
Honorary casketbearers were all nieces and nephews.
Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Harold Greer, age 85, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 14, 2004, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial.
Survivors include daughters Evelyn Ott, Lincoln, Neb.; Juanita Whittecar and husband Donny, Chadron, Neb., Gloria Marshall and husband Daniel, Enders, Neb.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Harold Greer will be Saturday afternoon, Aug. 21, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Crossroads Wesleyan Church with Pastor Todd Burpo and Rev. R.W. Skeen Sr. officiating.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Neb.
Visitation will be held Friday afternoon, Aug. 20, from 2-6 p.m. at the funeral home in Imperial.
A memorial has been established in Harold's memory.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Malvina Mae Hockley
Malvina Mae Hockley, 68, longtime Ogallala resident, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at Centennial Park Retirement Village at North Platte.
A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at Draucker Funeral Home with Pastor Duane Dunwoody officiating.
She was born Dec. 26, 1935, in Haigler, Neb., the daughter of Clarence and Fern (Walthers) Breese. She attended school in Haigler and later, at Sidney.
In December 1951, she married Ernest Hockley at Imperial. The couple made their first home in Imperial until 1958 and then moved to Fort Morgan, Colo., where she worked as a waitress.
In 1969, the couple moved to Grover, Colo., and lived there until 1984.
She then moved to Ogallala and was employed at the Holiday Inn, later working for Union 76 until retiring in 1997.
Because of her health, she moved to Centennial Park Retirement Village in June 2004.
She was a member of the Church of God.
Her hobbies included doing crafts and needlework, and reading.
Survivors include a daughter, June, and husband, Dwayne Hood, of Ogallala; a son, William Hockley and wife, Erin, of Ogallala; two sisters: Vivian Mawhinney of Louisville, Va., and Joyce and husband, Alfonso Cabrera, of Fresno, Calif.; three brothers: Dallis Breese and wife, Alvina, of Wauneta, Harold Breese and wife, Jan, of Hayes Center, and Larry Breese and wife, Janice, of Ogallala; eight grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren: Betty Henderson of Northglenn, Colo., Ruby Trembath of Johnstown, Colo., and Donald Hockley of Greeley, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband, Ernest; a daughter, Genveeve Hockley; and a brother, Roy Breese.
A memorial has been established.
The body was cremated.
Private committal of the cremains will be at the Grover Colorado Cemetery at a later date.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.
Delbert Dale Donze
Delbert Dale Donze, 75, of Eaton, Colo., died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at the Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. He was born April 26, 1929, near Wauneta, Neb., to Emil and Phoebe (Gauger) Donze.
As a young man he attended Fairview School District 58 in Dundy County, Neb. He assisted his folks in farming and worked for neighbors before entering the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He served from 1950 through 1954 and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He flew B29s as a bombsight and was an auto pilot tech.
After his discharge, he was employed by several trucking firms as a mechanic and driver. He semi-retired in 1992 and continued to farm the family home place in Nebraska near Wauneta.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #0018, Moose Lodge #909 of Eaton, Colo. He was also a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
He is survived by a brother, Dean Donze, of Anaheim, Calif., and a sister, Mable Petsch, of Albin, Wyo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers: John, Robert, Donald and Ralph.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at the Allnutt Funeral Chapel in Eaton. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. MT at the Eden Church Cemetery, rural Wauneta, with Pastor Giles Armstrong officiating.
Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post #304 of Wauneta, Neb.
Following Delbert's request, there will be no visitation.
Friends may view the online obit and sign the guest book at www.allnutt.com.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta is in charge of arrangements.
Lois Fern Stinnette
Lois Fern Stinnette, 89, passed away peacefully July 26, 2004, at her home in Pocatello, Idaho, with her daughter and granddaughter at her side. Fern was born at the family home south of Wauneta, Neb., on Oct. 11, 1914, to John J. and Mary Donze Kitt. She grew up on the family farm, attending Calvert Country School through eighth grade and Wauneta High School, graduating in 1933.
On Jan. 17, 1935, she married Howard E. Stinnette. They had two daughters, Wanda Ann (Wareham) and Barbara Kay (Koetter). They made their home in Wauneta where Howard owned and operated his own grocery store. In the early years, during the depression, Fern helped Howard at the store in addition to caring for her family.
In 1952, Howard's business expanded, and they moved to McCook, Neb. When Howard retired, they moved to Lake McConaughy, near Ogallala, Neb., where they had spent many pleasant times fishing during the years.
In 1993, they moved to Pocatello, Idaho, to be near their daughter, Barbara, and her family. While living in Nebraska, Howard and Fern spent their winters in the Florida Keys; after moving to Pocatello, they wintered in Palm Springs. Fern made a home for her family regardless of where she was.
Fern was first and foremost a mother and homemaker. She took a great deal of pride in her home and family and they always came first in her life. She liked to recall how, when her girls were babies, she dressed them in white dresses and bonnets-freshly laundered and ironed-both girls and dresses nice and clean! To Fern, cleanliness was next to Godliness. Frugality born in the depression years continued throughout her life. In later years, she enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren, taking special joy in their visits. With granddaughter Jill living nearby, Stanton and Nathan were frequent visitors who brightened her day-the boys knowing Grandma Fern always had good snacks available.
In addition to her many homemaking skills, Fern was talented in many other ways. She played the piano and in later years, the organ. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and in earlier years needlepoint. She also had a special touch in finishing ceramic pieces. She did much of her ceramic work at the Pocatello Senior Citizen Center. Both her home and the homes of her children and grandchildren reflect the work of her hands.
She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church, beginning at a very young age at Mt. Zion Methodist Church where going to church was a highlight of the week and highly anticipated by the entire family. She played the piano for Sunday School and church, and it was also at church that she met her husband, Howard. In Wauneta, she was a member of Eastern Star and Ivy Rebekah Lodge.
Fern is survived by one daughter, Barbara, and her husband, Jim Koetter, of Pocatello, Idaho; a son-in-law, Larry Wareham, of El Cajon, Calif.; four grandchildren and their families: Marc Wareham and Chelsea of Lakeside, Calif., Dirk and Kim Koetter, Kaylee, Derek, Kendra and Davis of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Brent and Debbie Koetter, Joseph, Robyn, and Jamie of Boise, Idaho; Jill and Stan Latimer, Stanton and Nathan of Pocatello; brothers: Paul Kitt and wife, Elnora, and Ervin Kitt and wife, Joan, all of Wauneta, Neb.; two sisters-in-law, Margie and husband, Cliff Shackelford of Wauneta and Wilma and husband, Leonard Leach, of Las Cruces, N.M.; one brother-in-law, Leon Stinnette of Broomfield, Colo., and 14 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard E. Stinnette; her daughter, Wanda Ann Wareham; her parents, John J. and Mary Donze Kitt; two sisters: Helen Kitt and Naomi Casker and one brother, Junior Kitt.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Pocatello.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Downard Hansen Funeral Home.
Donald R. Kanost
Donald R. Kanost ,73, died peacefully on July 14, 2004, at the Hospice of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Born Oct. 25, 1930, in Wauneta, Neb., Don spent his first eight years in a one room school house and continued through high school in Wauneta, before attending Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney, Neb.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, and served from 1951-1954 during the Korean War including 1 1/2 years of service in Japan.
He married Evelyn Walgren on Aug. 5, 1951, in Wauneta.
After his discharge from the Air Force, Don spent his time in the world of banking, working from 1955 to 1968 at the 1st National Bank of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Don and family moved to Broomfield, Colo., in 1968 where Don worked at the United Bank of Denver until 1970 when he began working at the 1st National Bank of Westminster. When he retired in 1987, he was a Senior Vice President and Controller of the bank.
Don hardly relaxed during his retirement, filling his time with volunteer work for Broomfield Meals on Wheels and SHARE Colorado, serving as a board member for Gate and Green Community, serving as president of Broomfield Senior Resources, taking part in the AARP as a post member in the American Legion, acting as treasurer taste Broomfield United Methodist Church as well as being and usher and serving on other committees at the church.
Don was preceded in death by his mother, Winifred Gibson Kanost; father, Elmer Kanost, brother, Edwin Kanost and sister, Mary Kanost Brown.
Don is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn Kanost; sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Van Vandiver; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Jill Kanost; daughter, Sheryl Madsen; grandchildren: Laura Kanost and husband, David Brooks; Ryan, Nathan and Leah Kanost and Shayla and Sarah Madsen, along with countless friends and other relatives.
He was loved and will be missed by his family and many friends.
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