Obituaries Published April 13, 2000
Charles F. McCarthy, 76, Manhattan, died Thursday afternoon at the Mercy Health Center. He was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Waterbury, Conn., the son of Charles F. and Jennie (Schlander) McCarthy. He was a 1941 graduate of Heavenworth High School in Waterbury, Conn.
Following his high school graduation, he served with the United States Air Force during World War II.
Mr. McCarthy's parents both died at a young age. After the war, having no other family, he decided to move to St. Joseph, Mo., where a friend's family was living. He then attended Kansas State University, graduating with a degree in landscape architecture.
While in Kansas State, he met Alice C. Mallam. They married Sept. 20, 1947, in Manhattan. Together they lived in Silverdale, Emporia and Arkansas City, prior to moving to Manhattan in 1952, where he was employed as a manager for Manhattan Cut Stone. In 1955, he went to work as a draftsman and architect for the Wolfenbarger & McCulley architecture firm. He retired in 1985, after 30 years of employment. Following his retirement, he free lanced for several firms, and from 1995 to present was the crossing guard at Northwest Elementary School.
He was a member of Seven dolors Catholic Church, Manhattan and Knights of Columbus, of which he was a past grand knight. Other memberships included the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specification Institute, the American Legion Post 17, and life member of the KSU Alumni Association. He coached several baseball and softball teams and various youth sports events.
He is survived by his wife, Alice, of the home; four sons, Charles F., Robert, Garry and Larry and a daughter, Mrs. Dale Day (Sue Ann), all of Manhattan; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary, in infancy and by a son, Steven.
Services were held at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Lawrence Greenan officiating. Interment with military honors followed in the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.
Elizabeth Ellen Gunn
Elizabeth Ellen Gunn, 87, daughter of Joseph and Lillian (Miller) Regensberg, was born Dec. 7, 1912, in Mora County near Guadalupita, N.M. She died Thursday at the Lutheran Care Home in Belleville.
Ellen, as she was known to most, was the oldest of 10 children. She moved with her family as a pre-schooler to Las Vegas, N. M., where she attended Las Vegas Public Schools. She also worked in retail at Montgomery Ward in Las Vegas.
On July 24, 1933, in Las Vegas, she married Preston Gunn. They moved to Jewell County.
While living in Jewell County she served on the Star School District Board, and was a member of the Union Church in Hardy. She wrote 'Down South', a news column, in the Hardy Herald for many years, she continued to write for The Superior Express after the Herald closed.
She was an active member of the White Rock Ladies Aide and Jewell Social Circle. Quilting was both a hobby and a business. Her records showed 137 quilts quilted after 1975. At one time she raised African Violets by the hundreds. She had one room on the south that was nothing but African Violets.
Ellen remained on the family farm until she entered the nursing home in May of 1995.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Preston, on Sept. 21, 1974; two sons, Don and Ed, a grandson; two sisters, Lorraine Lucero and an infant, Alene; brothers, Charles, Robert, Joseph, Hubert and Clifford Regensberg.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Jack Skinner (Sandra), a son, Steve, both of Superior; two daughters-in-law; two sisters, Bertha Wells, Clovis, N.M., and Rosemarie McCurry, Santa Fe, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters.
Services were held Monday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior, with Pastor Jon Albrecht officiating.
Interment was in the Rosemound Cemetery south of Hardy.
Afton Etta Davidson Young, 84, daughter of Harry Russell and Emma (Mapes) Davidson was born Oct. 17, 1915, at Cuba, Kan., and died Monday at Seward, Neb.
She received her education in four country schools in Kansas and Nebraska before graduating from Cuba, High School in 1934. She married Jesse Glenn Young, Nov. 26, 1936. She worked as a telephone operator at Cuba and Hubbell, worked for Cresswell Grocery as a store clerk for several years and was village clerk of Hubbell for 23 years before retiring on Jan. 1, 1992.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Hubbell, the Order of Eastern Star in 1936 and was a member of Ophel Chapter, Belleville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, a granddaughter a brother, Harold Davidson; three step-sisters, Velda O'Conner, Arleen Abrahms and Uleen Rytych.
She is survived by two sons, Gary, Hebron, and Billy, North Bend; two daughters, Darla Young, Seward and Mrs. Kenneth Naysmith (Nancy), Byron; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one step-sister, Georgia Hamblin, Stromsburg.
Services were Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Hubbell. The Rev's Eldon and Mary Beth Nicholson officiated.
Interment was in Hubbell Cemetery.
Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville was in charge of arrangments.
Obituaries Published February 22, 2001
Evelyn M. Luth, 82, Grand Island, died Sunday at her home. Services will be held today (Thursday), at 10:30 a.m., at the Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island, with the Reverend Charles Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Neb.
She was born July 24, 1918, to Irvin and Isa (Harris) McCutchan at Nelson. She attended District 27 school in Nuckolls County and graduated from Nelson High School in 1936.
She was united in marriage to Joe E. Luth on June 13, 1942, in Nelson. They made their home in Sioux City, Iowa, Atkinson and Chadron. They managed a motel in Chadron for three years prior to moving to Grand Island in 1951 where they managed Pine Crest Lodge. Mrs. Luth worked at Color Craft Plastics and at the admissions gate for Fonner Park.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, Nelson, a 4-H leader, a member of an extension club and was involved with the Westlawn PTA. Mrs. Luth was an avid gardener and loved to sew.
Survivors include two brothers, Robert A. McCutchan, Nelson and Duane L. McCutchan, Kingsburg, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983 and her daughter, Jolyn R. Walker, in 1998 and an infant brother.
Fay Winnie Jensen, 100, the daughter of Charles Stenson and Elizabeth Beck, was born Dept. 6, 1900, near Hardy, Neb., in Jewell County. She died Friday in Exeter.
The youngest of five children, she grew up on the farm. She attended two years of high school at Republic, then moved to Hot Springs, Ark., because of her father's health. She later returned to Nebraska with her family.
She married Frank Moore in February, 1920. They lived at Hardy. To this union were born a daughter, Arlene Vivian, and a son, Wayne LaVerne. Frank died in 1966. In 1970 she married Morton Jensen. They traveled to Denmark to visit his sister and many other places. At a time when most women stayed at home, Fay worked outside the home for 25 years. She worked in a cream station , Dr. Leigh's dental office, the grocery store and also ran an ice cream store. She worked at McDowell drug store for 15 years. She often talked of being open until midnight on Saturday nights.
At age 62 she retired and began painting the exterior of homes. She moved to Superior Manor and lived there for 15 years. In 1992 she moved to Exeter Care Center. She continued to be independent and played cards until she was well past 99.
She was a member of the Union Church of Hardy, charter member of the Hardy American Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the Nuckolls County WWI Barracks Auxiliary. She liked to quilt and crochet.
On Sept. 4, she celebrated her 100th birthday with more than 100 friends and relatives attending. She commented, "I never did feel old."
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands, Frank and Morton, daughter, Arlene Mitchell; brothers, Claude, Harry, Everett, and a sister, Ethel Fisher.
Survivors include her son, Wayne, Exeter; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Mrs. Ken Herman (Lucy), Smith Center; Mrs. Mark Burge (Pauline), Clay Center, Kan.; and Mrs. Jim McPeek (Margaret), Fairfield, Calif.; seven step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday from the Union Church in Hardy, with Pastor Kim Dunker officiating.
Interment was in the Hardy Cemetery. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, was in charge of arrangements.
Marca Lee Knehans, 68, the daughter of Harvey Chester Kuhn and Lois Stagner, was born Aug. 29, 1935, in Guide Rock. she died Feb. 13, in Superior.
She attended school in Guide Rock and graduated from York High School. On June 12, 1954, she married Marvin Knehans in Superior and lived here one year, then moved to Pamona, Calif., in 1956. They also lived in Sylmar, Calif., before moving to Hardy, when Marvin retired, in 1994.
Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Harvey Lee, Patrick, Claude and Harold; and three sisters, Freida Henneberry, Marie Miller, Madelyne Spracher.
Survivors are her husband, Marvin; daughters, Carolyn Knehans, Lake, L. A. Calif..; Mrs. David Silva (Cathy), Simi Valley; son, Gary, Hardy, five grandchildren; sisters, Irene Davidson, Webber, Donna Dee Knehans, Holdrege; Anita Simonton, Tucson, Ariz.; and Mrs. James Fischer (James), Denver.
Services were held Friday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. James Brackett, officiating.
Interment was in he Rosemount Presbyterian Cemetery.
Esther Emma Bina Meyer, 83, daughter of William and Sena (Hofts) Vorderstrasse, was born Dec. 26, 1918, at Rural Stoddard, Neb. She died Feb. 14, at the Madonna Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, Neb.
She received her education in the District 67 School, Stoddard. She was married to Alvin H. Meyer on Sept. 28, 1939.
She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler, St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies Aid, Stoddard and was a 4-H leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin H. Meyer, one grandson, four brothers, John, Art, Lawrence and Clarence Vorderstrasse; three sisters, Ida Vorderstrasse, Anna Holtzen and Marie Fintel.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frederick Tietjen (Carolyn), Chester, and Kathryn Kirkland, Arvada, Colo.; three sons, Dennis Meyer, Wheatridge, Colo.; Dean Meyer, Hebron, and Gerald Meyer, Bennet, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Pohlmann, Deshler; two brothers, Alvin Vorderstrasse, Chester, and William Vorderstrasse, Enid, Okla., and special friend, Terry Cabrera.
Service at Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler. was conducted by Pastor Phillip Nielsen.
Interment was in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Stoddard.
Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart-Suber Funeral Home, Chester, was in charge of arrangements.
William Lynn Garman, 76, the son of John Henry and Idella (Ernst) Garman was born May 28, 1924, on the family farm in Jewell County. He died Feb. 13, at Bryan LGH Health Care Center in Lincoln, Neb.
He attended Hard Scabble Country School and graduated from Burr Oak High School with the class of 1942. He married Edena Eakins. To this union eight children were born. He farmed west of Burr Oak, until he moved to Superior and continued with custom harvesting until a 56-year career ended last year.
He was involved in various organizations including Farm Bureau, Elks Club, school board, church deacon and league bowling.
He married Lylda Lee VanMeter on Jan. 30, 1998.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, David Eugene and Dennis Lynn; two grandchildren and brothers, Earl, Lloyd and Lee.
Survivors include his wife, Lylda of Superior; daughters, Deanna Gardner, Topeka; Alyce Coffelt, LeSueur, Minn.; Sharon Martin, Hunter, Okla.; Cynthia Wade, Guthrie, Okla., Susan Crabtree, Crestwood, Ky.; and Jennifer Freel, Raleigh, N.C.; step-children, Ron Smith, Exeter, Calif.; and Carol Yamnitz, Fountain, Colo.; and Sharon Smith, Superior; 28 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Friday at the Burr Oak Christian Church, Burr Oak. Pastor Mike Garst and Archie Spooner officiated. Burial was in the Burr Oak Cemetery.
Williams Funeral Home, Superior, was in charge of arrangements.
Florence Marie Wilson, 70, the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Mulford) Thompson was born Dec. 13, 1930, at Hayes Center. She died Monday at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings, Neb.
She married Russell Wilson Aug. 19, 1949, in Friend.
They lived on a farm northeast of Nelson, for 14 years and moved to Superior, in 1964. She was a member of Superior Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her father and her husband, on Dec. 7, 1963.
Survivors are her mother, Dorothy Herberg, Roundup, Mont.; two sons, Henry, Kenesaw, and Wendell, Superior; two daughters, Mrs. Eli Haywood (Anita), Linton, Ind.; and Mrs. Douglas Spurgin (Kathleen), Longmont, Colo; four granddaughters; one grandson; two brothers, Donald Thompson, Tacoma, Wash.; and George Thompson St. Marics, Idaho; and two sisters, Doralaskus Cull, Naches, Wash., and Sandra Ockfen, Roundup, Mont.
Private graveside services were held at the Nelson City Cemetery. It was her request no memorials be given.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, was in charge of arrangements.