Elaine McCune

Elaine McCune was born Sept. 9, 1922, at Merriman, Neb., to John and Marie (Davis) and passed away at the age of 95 in Washington state.

She was the third child of six, having four brothers and one sister.

She graduated from Gordon High School in 1941 and went to Denver to college. In 1946, she married Bob Heller of Rushville. They made their home in Colorado until Bob passed away. They had two sons, Steve and Greg. Steve passed in 2004. She was living in a nursing home in Washington near her

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William Paul Prante

William Paul Prante, 48, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at his place of residence.

He was born Sept. 1, 1969, in Fort Collins, Colo., to Terry and Sandra Prante. As a young man he grew up in Rushville, NE, and graduated high school and was an accomplished wrestler.   He also liked to race cars in his younger years, before attending and graduating from Wyo-Tech, with a degree in mechanics.

On May of 1996 he married Kim Lucas.  Together they raised 5 kids in Winnsboro, TX

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Don Peters

Services for Don Peters of Hay Springs, Neb., will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at 10 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs, Neb., with Father Joseph Joseph officiating. Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Hay Springs, Neb. A vigil will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at 7 p.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church.

Mr. Peters passed away on Oct. 18, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.

Don was born on July 1, 2017, in Hay Springs, Neb.

He

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Michelle Sue Daugherty Whited

Michelle Sue Daugherty Whited was born Dec. 6, 1967, to Gale and Suzie Daugherty, in Gordon, Neb. Michelle passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 19, 2017, at her home in Meeker, Colo.

She is survived by her significant other, Ted Carson of Meeker, Colo.; her mom Suzie and step-dad Ed Holderness of Batesland, S.D.; her son Cody Futch of Sterling, Colo.; daughters Shantel and Kayla Whited of Meeker, Colo.; grandchildren Jordyn Futch, Adalaya and Kaiddyn Conner, Layden Benson

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Braxton Tate Fuller

Braxton Tate Fuller, the son of Courtney and Tosha (Koss) Fuller, was born on July 1, 1995, in Gordon, Neb. He passed away following an automobile accident on Oct. 7, 2017, at the age of 22.

Braxton attended grade school in Red Cloud, Neb., Lincoln, Neb. and Gillette, Wyo. The Fuller family moved to Casper, Wyo., in 2008 where he attended Centennial Junior High and Kelly Walsh High School. Braxton played the trombone in jazz band, marching band and concert band. He also found he liked the

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Ellen I. Strasburger

Our mother, Ellen I. Strasburger, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at Countryside Care with her loving family at her side.

Ellen was born on Feb. 11, 1922, to parents Paul and Edith Mendenhall of Hay Springs, Neb.  She grew up on the family farm south of Hay Springs with seven siblings where she was taught a strong work ethic but also a love for music at an early age. She attended Sandridge Elementary School and graduated from Hay Springs High School. 

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Robert Clayton Burgess

Robert Clayton Burgess, 92, of Gordon, Neb., died Oct. 11, 2017, at Highland Park Care Center in Alliance, Neb.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1925, at Hyannis, Neb., to Harry and Anna (Becker) Burgess.

Bob attended grade school at the Donley place later graduating from Ashby High School in 1942.  Bob and his brothers and sisters grew up on the home ranch south of Ashby.  He ranched for a number of years with his brothers.  Around the age of 12, his Dad had taught the boys how to be

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Richard “Dick” Lee Bolin

Playing a round of golf with family, friends or competing for championships is a Gentlemen’s Game, this “Gentleman” is Dick Bolin who passed away peacefully at Regional West Medical Center at the age of 87 on October 8, 2017.  At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  Private family inurnment will take place at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering.  There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 14th at Weborg 21 Centre, 2625

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Joseph Cotterall Carr III

Joseph Cotterall Carr III, 43, of Gordon, Neb., passed away Saturday, October 7th, in route to the Scottsbluff hospital. He was born April 9, 1974, in Wheeling, W. Va. to Joseph Carr II (Janet Carr) and Priscilla Brautigam (Henry Wiley).

As a young man, he lived with his family in Ohio. He was educated in the local schools graduating from River High School. He later graduated from a Technical school as a Diesel Mechanic, and from welding school. He entered the Army Reserves and after a few

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Lois M. Adams

Graveside services for Lois M. Adams of Chadron , Nebraska will be held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Cody, Neb.

Mrs. Adams passed away on Oct. 7, 2017, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs, Neb.

Lois was born on May 4, 1936 in Lakeview, S.D.

She was 81.

A memorial has been established for St. Mary’s Church of Newzel, or Breast Cancer Research. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, Neb., 69337.

Online condolences can be made

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James Allen Dudek

James Allen Dudek was born April 29, 1952, to Norman and Pauline (Brungardt) Dudek in Hastings, Neb.  He was the oldest of four children.  He studied to be a teacher with a minor in art and music at Hastings College.  In 1977, in Kearney, he met June Thorsen on the steps of the Church of God after an evening service.  They were married the next year and in 1979 they moved to Gordon and worked on the farm/ranch with her parents.  In the 1980s two children were welcomed

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Bud Reid

Bud Reid was born on May 1, 1922, on the Reid farm southwest of Rushville, Neb., to Edwin and Clara (Barth) Reid.  He was named Benjamin Howard, but was always known as Bud.

He grew up on the family farm, attended country school at District 22 and then Rushville High School.  He graduated high school in 1940.

He married Mary Rose Roffers on June 8, 1945, in Rushville and twelve days later was inducted into the Army.

Bud had attempted to enlist in the Navy, but since he was color

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