Obituaries

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25
Feb

Emily Rose Grupe

Emily Rose Grupe, 23, of Beatrice, died on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Beatrice. She was born on August 28, 1991 at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her family moved to Beatrice in 2001 and she attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated  from Beatrice High School in 2010. She was a member of St.  Paul’s Lutheran Church of Beatrice and attended Joseph College of Beauty. She enjoyed cosmetology work, doing make-up, writing,  drawing and all animals. She had a kind, loving spirit and was loved by her family and friends. She will be missed by all. Survivors include her mother, Sonia Grupe of Beatrice; her father, Jim Grupe of Lincoln; one sister, Helen Grupe of Beatrice; grandparents, Doug and Naomi Grupe  of Deshler and Russell Heitbrink of Oregon; aunts and uncles, Fred andLouise Kenton, William and Linda Moser, Yvonne Wehrbein, Shelley Thomas, Bill and Paula Beaver  and Barry Grupe; many cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Bill & Irene Moser.

Wed
18
Feb

Betty Ann (Kotalik) Mahoney

Betty Ann (Kotalik) Mahoney, 82, Pawnee City, formally of Tecumseh, Nebraska, entered eternal rest on Saturday, January 31, 2015. She was born on the family farm west of Table Rock to James and Helen (Beranek) Kotalik on December 5, 1932. She attended District 17 country school and Table Rock High School graduating with the class of 1950. After graduating at the age of 17, Betty completed a state exam to become an elementary teacher. For the next 18 years she attended Peru State College at night and during the summers before graduating with a degree in Elementary Education in 1967. On July 25, 1953, Betty was united in marriage to Jack Mahoney. To this union, one daughter was born, Lucinda Mae, on October 10, 1968. Jack and Betty made their home in Tecumseh. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage before Jack’s passing on February 27, 2002. Her Czech heritage, family, music, and her great love for educating children were her life.

Wed
18
Feb

Lorena Kruse Higgins

Lorena Kruse Higgins, 88, of Beatrice, passed away at her home February 13, 2015 surrounded by her family. Lorena was born in York, NE on December 26, 1926. She was one of eight children born to John and Helen Kruse. She attended Windy Hill Elementary School in Pawnee County and graduated from Burchard High School in 1945. After graduating she worked at the Paddock Hotel in Beatrice. She married Duane Higgins in 1946.
Wed
18
Feb

Mary Ann Gates

Mary Ann Gates, 68, of Humboldt, Nebraska, formerly of Pawnee City, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Colonial Acres. She was born on February 22, 1946 to Alvin and Leona (Edie) Antholz
Wed
11
Feb

Collins Noel Schaardt February 2, 2015

Wed
11
Feb

Linda Jean Bock February 18, 1948 – January 20, 2015

Wed
28
Jan

Dennis James Schlund February 12, 1987 ~ January 16, 2015

Wed
28
Jan

Ray C. McDiffett 10/20/23 ~ 1/22/15

Ray C. McDiffett, 91, Lincoln, died 1/22/15. He was born 10/20/23 in Broughton, KS to Johnny & Agnes (Barker) McDiffett. He retired from Meginnis Ford after 18 years as Service Manager. He was a member of Havelock United Methodist Church, a WWII Army Air Force Veteran, DAV Chapter 7, Lincoln, VFW Post 9875 and American Legion Post 0305,Waverly. Family includes: Merna, wife of 67 years; daughters; Cheryl (John) Dahlgren, Pawnee City, NE, Vicki (Mike) Miller, Branson, MO, Lynne (Roy) Pyle, Dayton, OH and Patti (Greg) Hoegermeyer, Herman, NE; 13 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Visitation was on Sunday (1/25/15), 2-8pm with the family greeting friends from 5-7pm at Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 “O” St., Lincoln, NE. Memorial service was at 10:30am Monday at Havelock United Methodist Church, 4140 No. 60th St., Lincoln, NE 68507. Memorials may be given to the church. Condolences may be left online at www.roperandsons.com
Wed
21
Jan

Edis Jean (Sheik) Winchell

Edis Jean (Sheik) Winchell, age 91, died at home in Axtell, Kansas on January 16, 2015. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, at the United Methodist Church in Axtell. Rev Shirley Edgerton officiated.
Lila Alfers was organist and the congregation sang “How Great Thou Art” and “How Great is Thy Faithfulness”. A recording of “Remember Me” by Annette Winchell Farrior was played. Visitation was Tuesday, 10:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home, Axtell.  Pallbearers were Dale Shirley, Chet Koester, John Duncanson, Jeremy Brandt, Kyle Winchell and Allen Pokorny. Burial was in theRose Hill Cemetery in Axtell.
Edis was born on August 15, 1923 in Crab Orchard, Nebraska  o James Douglas Sheik and Edna  Fay (Waidely) Sheik. Her father operated a hardware store in Crab Orchard and was also a mortician. In 1930 he moved his
Wed
14
Jan

Kenneth “Kenny” Hugh Mc- Clintock

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