Cornelia Anne (Ferrell) Taff

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at the Extension Chapel outside of Whiteclay, Neb., with James Ferrell officiating. Burial followed at the Extension Cemetery.

Cornelia Anne (Ferrell) Taff was born June 7, 1947, to Alec and Dorothy (Sellers) Ferrell in Franklin, Tenn. Anne passed away peacefully in her home the evening of May 27, 2017, after fighting cancer for several years.

Anne grew up in northeast Nashville, Tenn. Through high school and college, she was active


Ardeth Sidney Bennett Kocourek

Ardeth Sidney Bennett Kocourek passed away peacefully on May 9, 2017, after fighting pneumonia and heart failure.  She is survived by her sister, Iris Colleen Eriksen of Dows, Iowa; a daughter, Kitty Griffin and husband Mac of Sublette, Kan.; a son Elden Kocourek and wife Erin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a son Thomas Kocourek and wife Marcia of Shoreview, Minn.; a son John Kocourek and wife Laura of Box Elder, S.D.; a son Steven Kocourek and wife Carrie of East Dubuque, Ill.; a daughter


Charles Earl “Butch” Brewer

Charles Earl “Butch” Brewer, 70, passed away on April 24, 2017, in Omaha, Neb.  He was born on May 7, 1946, in Chadron, Neb., to Charles and Lena (Williams) Brewer of Rushville, Neb.

He was baptized into the Christian faith and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville, Neb.  After graduating from Rushville High School in 1964, Butch attended Chadron State College where he was a proud member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity graduating in 1968 with a BA


Bernice Petersen

Memorial Services for Bernice Petersen of Gordon will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10 a.m. at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, Gordon, Neb.

Inurnment will be held in the Gordon Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Tri-State Old Time Cowboys Museum, next the Gordon City Park, Gordon, Neb.

Bernice died Jan. 18, 2017, at Gordon Countryside Care, Gordon, Neb. She was 95.

A memorial has been established for the Tri-State Old Time Cowboys Museum and donations may be sent to PO Box 202 Gordon


Robert Lee Scherbarth

Robert Lee Scherbarth, 91, of Aurora, Colorado passed away May 1, 2017, at his home. Bob was born on August 8, 1925, in Hay Springs, Nebraska to parents Ernest C. and Margerita V. (Baker) Scherbarth. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Nellie Scherbarth whom he married September 12, 1947. Robert was a loving father to Lorraine L. Young, Ernest J. Scherbarth and John E. Scherbarth; grandfather to Michael Smarr and Lisa Scherbarth; and great-grandfather to Madyson, Hunter


Violet May Simmons

Violet May Simmons left her earthly home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 7, 2017. She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed, but is now experiencing joy unspeakable and the amazing love of Jesus!

Violet was born on June 9, 1923, in Torrington, Wyo., to Paul Vernon Eaton and Florence Joy Harmon. When she was approximately one year old, her mother died of tuberculosis. For the first six years of her life, Violet was raised by her grandparents, W.O. and Mabel Eaton in Torrington. When


Ralph R. Gonzalez

Ralph R. Gonzalez, of Alliance, passed away at his home Saturday, May 6, 2017, with his family by his side. He was 69.Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Bates-Gould Chapel in Alliance with Father Roy Pasala officiating. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery.Ralph was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Alliance, Neb., to Fred and Patrocina Gonzalez.Ralph had numerous accomplishments in his life, including many as a long-time employee for UPS. He was a member of the UPS Circle of Honor


Dick Harold Lehman

Dick Harold Lehman, age 85, of Rushville, Neb., passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.

Dick was born in Rushville, Neb., on Aug. 13, 1931, to Nicholas and Lillian (Nydahl) Lehman. He was raised 16 miles northwest of Rushville along with 2 sisters and 1 brother. Dick grew up working on the family farm where they raised wheat, corn, alfalfa, pigs, and cattle. He walked a half mile to District 34 county school and then attended Rushville High School. While in


Dick Lehman

Funeral Services for Dick Lehman of Rushville will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rushville, Neb.

Vigil service will be held Wednesday, April 26, 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rushville, Neb.

Dick died April 24, 2017, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs. He was 85.

A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.



Clifton Dale Wages

Clifton Dale Wages, 73, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Southridge Healthcare in Sioux Falls. He was a longtime resident of Sioux Falls. Memorial services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 7 p.m. Family will hold visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. His ashes will be placed at the Black Hills National Cemetery at a later date.

Cliff Wages was born July 28, 1943, in Lavaca, Ark., to Charles and Ama (Cowan) Wages. The family moved many times


Jack Edwin Fair

On April 19, 2017, Jack Edwin Fair passed away peacefully at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.  Deep in the heart of the sandhills, Jack was born March 24, 1932, to Harry and Lila (Knight) Fair. Jack spent much of his childhood there until May 1945, when he and his family moved to the ranch, where he lived until his passing.

At a young age Jack and his father spent much of their time on horseback, often times trailing cattle many miles, and on several occasions driving those same cattle


Cathy Lee Clamon

May 26, 1956 - April 15, 2017

Cathy Lee Clamon passed peacefully at her home in Bandera, Texas, on April 15, 2017.  She was born in Corpus Christi at the Naval Hospital to the parents of Loyd and Alice Gardner on May 26, 1956.

Cathy’s adventurous spirit began as a child traveling with her father, who was in the United States Navy.  She was interested in all kinds of things her dad was doing, including welding. Although her dad was often gone for months on the ship, she learned

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