Elaine Talbot

Funeral services for Elaine Talbot of Rushville, Neb. will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be at approximately 11:45 a.m. at the Extension Cemetery by Whiteclay, Neb. She was 92.

Elaine Talbot passed away at Pioneer Manor in Hay Spring, Neb. on Sept. 26, 2016.

Ardis Elaine Kuskie was born right in the middle of the eleven children born to Frank E. and Bessie Butler Kuskie, on Feb. 14, 1924, in


Raymond Michael "Mike" Davis

Raymond Michael “Mike” Davis, age 83, of Merriman, Neb. passed away on Sept. 19, 2016, in the Chadron Community Hospital from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.

Mike was born on Dec. 4, 1932, at home in Brewster, Neb. His parents are Ora Kaywood and Anna Elizabeth McCormick Davis. His siblings are Lila, Lucille, Frank, Carol, Donna and Marrianne.

Mike graduated from Dunning High School in 1951. He married Erma Leone Chase on Feb. 2, 1953, in the St. Anselm Catholic Church in


Charles Emil Magnuson

Charles Emil Magnuson was born in Rushville, Neb., Dec. 19, 1939, to Ivan Nathaniel Magnuson and Lena Ray Magnuson. In his early years, the family lived in Batesland, S.D. on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where they were wheat farmers. They moved to Gordon, Neb. when he was in 6th grade.  He graduated from Gordon High School in 1958. Chuck attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb. earning a BA in Physics in 1962. He received his MS in Physics at SUNY at Buffalo in 1966 and


Edgar "Buster" Berry

Edgar “Buster” Berry, age 83, of Gordon, Neb., formerly of Scenic, S.D., died on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Gordon, Neb.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, at the American Legion in Philip.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, at the Rockyford School Gym 20 miles south of Scenic, S.D.

Interment with military honors will be held at the Scenic Cemetery in Scenic, S.D.

E. F. Buster Berry


Mary F. Cummings

Mary F. Cummings, age 91, of Ogallala, Neb. and a longtime resident of Gordon, Neb. passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

Mary was born April 25, 1925, at Hot Springs, S.D. to George H. Malone and Stella Woodden Malone. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes Mission School in Porcupine, S.D. She then graduated from St. Agnes High School in Alliance, Neb. in 1943. She received her Bachelors degree from St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, Kan. in 1947.

Mom met


Laura Genevieve Ewert Hall

Jan. 15, 1944 – Sept. 1, 2016

Laura Genevieve Ewert was born Jan. 15, 1944, to Jennie Heywood and William Ewert in Gordon, Neb. She was a sister to Dawson Ewert and Evalyn Ewert Bowden of whom preceded her in death.

Genevieve graduated from Gordon High School with the class of 1930. On July 9, 1934, Genevieve and Walter Hall were married in Rushville. They made their home in Rushville, both being active in civic and social affairs of the community. They were members of a square dance


Don Jorgensen

Graveside services for Don Jorgensen of Scottsbluff, Neb. formerly of Hay Springs were held on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hay Springs Cemetery in Hay Springs, Neb. with Pastor Allan Wierschke officiating.

Mr. Jorgensen passed away on Sep. 9, 2016, at Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Dad joked that his obituary could simply read, “I am dead.” His response when he just didn’t want to argue, “Whatever.” His basis for the things that


Richard Eugene (Gene) Boyer

Richard Eugene (Gene) Boyer, 89, passed away, Sept. 6, 2016, at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Mullen, Neb. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 304 N. Veteran Ave., Mullen, Neb. Interment at the Seneca Cemetery will be held at 1:30 p.m.

Gene was born Oct. 25, 1926, to Lynn (Pete) and Jeannette Elliott Boyer Cooley north of Mullen in Cherry County.

After high school, during a cattle drive, Gene met and fell in love with Irene


Lois Jungck

Lois Jungck got her long awaited trip to heaven, when she died Sept. 2, 2016, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.

Lois Ruth Reid was born to Edwin and Clara (Barth) Reid at the family farm southwest of Rushville, Neb. on July 16, 1924. Her father always said she was his most expensive baby, since Dr. Broz from Rushville was called, but when things weren’t progressing to Ed’s satisfaction, he sent the doctor packing and called Dr. Molzahn from Hay Springs, who delivered her. One


John Paul Stansbury Jr.

John Paul Stansbury Jr., age 81, formerly of McCook died at the El Dorado Manor in Trenton on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. He was born in Rushville, Neb. on May 4, 1935, to John Paul and LuLu E. (Squire) Stansbury. John attended and graduated from Rushville High School.

John worked as an assistant maintenance supervisor in Grand Forks, N.D. at The University of North Dakota Rehabilitation Hospital, retiring after 23 years. On Sept. 5, 1970, he was united in marriage to Darlene A. Spicer.

John was a


John Burton

May 11, 1923 – September 4, 2016

John Burton of rural Cherry County, Neb. passed away Sept. 4, 2016, at the age of 93. Funeral services are held at the Presbyterian Church in Gordon, Neb., Sept. 9, 2016.

John was a life-long rancher of Cherry and Sheridan counties, Nebraska. He belonged to the Methodist Church in Merriman, Neb., and in later years the Presbyterian Church of Gordon.

He lived a very full and extraordinary life in many ways. He packed a horse, saddled up another horse


John Frank Burton

Funeral services for John Frank Burton, 93, of Cherry County, Nebraska, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at the Presbyterian Church in Gordon, Neb.  Mr. Burton passed away Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford, Neb.  Memorials may be made to the Tri-State Old Time Cowboy Museum in Gordon, Neb., or to the donor’s choice.

Pier Funeral Home of Lusk, Wyoming is in charge of arrangements.

A full obituary will follow.

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