Ruth Elaine McGaughey

Ruth Elaine McGaughey was born the second child of five to Robert K. McGaughey and Jessie Faubel McGaughey, on Jan. 20, 1926, at the McGaughey farmstead, four miles north of Gordon, Neb. She attended the Presbyterian Church in Gordon her entire life. She attended grade school at the Mount Pleasant Country School, through the eighth grade, with her other sisters and brother. Transportation to the school was by horseback, with up to three children riding the same horse. One day she fell off the


Lisa L. (Farmer) DeBoer

Lisa L. (Farmer) DeBoer, 51, of Albion, Neb., passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at her home in the Akron Community rural Albion, Neb.

Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Levander Funeral Home with Kirk Kinney officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family at:


Michael Wade Mockerman

Michael Wade Mockerman, 61, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at his home in Alliance, Neb.

He was born July 19, 1956, in Salina, Kan., to Linford Adam and Eleanor Louise (Johnson) Mockerman.  His father’s career took his family to several locations before moving to Gordon, Neb., where they lived before moving to Alliance prior to his senior year in high school.

A year after his graduation Mike hired on with Burlington-Northern Railroad and retired in February 2016


Dean LeRoy Strong

Dean LeRoy Strong, 68, of Gordon died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at his home. He was born May 9, 1949 in Douglas, Wyoming to Rex and Olga Strong. He joined his older sister Diane, as the newest member of the family. Rex moved the family to Gordon, Nebraska two years later.

Even though he was born in Wyoming, Dean was a full-blooded Nebraskan for the rest of his life. He loved the Gordon Community; he loved the Nebraska Sandhills; he enjoyed hunting Nebraska’s small lakes, but most of all he


Ileen Lenore Norton Rose

Ileen Lenore Norton Rose of Valentine, Neb., was received into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 3, 2018, at Pine View Nursing Home in Valentine, Neb. She was born in Rushville, Neb., on Dec. 4, 1938, to William (Bill) and Mollie Ray Norton. She loved the family farm she was raised on south of Rushville, on the Niobrara River along with her older brother Ralph and younger sister Marilyn.

Ileen attended the Mill School south of Rushville through the 8th grade and told many stories of riding their


James B. “J.B.” Scott

James B. “J.B.” Scott was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Rushville, Neb., to James J. “Jim” Scott and Marian E. (Davis) Scott and passed away at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo., on Dec. 30, 2017.

He grew up north of Rushville helping his parents farm, ranch, and milk cows, and enjoyed part of his summers in Hay Springs with his cousins and grandparents. He attended country school and graduated from Rushville High School in May 1965. After school he spent 6


Merle Cutshall

Merle was born on Aug. 12, 1922, in Gordon, Neb., to Susan (Sanders) and Charles Cutshall, and he passed away at his home in Wenatchee, Wash., on Nov. 5, 2017. His first job was helping the family as a ranch hand. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the South Pacific. During his time in the Navy, he was a boxing champion. After returning home from WWII, he married Leah Butterfield, in 1946. They had two children: Carolyn in 1947, and Gary in 1951. Merle owned a clothing store in Gordon and


Katie Rose Paul

Katie Rose Paul was born on December 6th, 1993. On that day the world became a little brighter. Katie was the light that lit up every room. She was the person who would never stop talking, made people feel welcomed, and would put a smile on anyone’s face. She was a true country girl at heart, which brought her to the University of Wyoming where she got her degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Disability Studies. She wanted to work with and help kids. It was her


Una Belle Landes

Una Belle Landes, 96, of Bartlesville, Okla., died Monday in Bartlesville.

Una Belle was born the youngest of four children to her beloved parents on Nov. 27, 1921, in Ewing, Neb. She graduated from Gordon High School in 1940 and soon after married her first husband of 43 years Wendell Lein. They raised six children on the family farm in rural Gordon. Once the children were grown she furthered her education earning her Licensed Practical Nurse certification in Alliance, Neb., in 1971. She


Ruth Louise Shifflett Gealy

Ruth Louise Shifflett Gealy, 96, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Countryside Care in Gordon, Neb. She was born to Scott and Mary Shifflett in Earlham, Iowa, on Nov. 1, 1921. She graduated from Dexter, Iowa, High School in 1939, and attended college at Iowa State and Park College. During the war years, she took a hiatus from her studies at Iowa State to work in the Dexter, Iowa, bank after her father died in 1942. At the end of the war, Ruth resumed her studies at Park College, where she met


Frances Young

Funeral services for Frances Young of Hay Springs, Neb., will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hay Springs with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Young passed away on Dec. 19, 2017, at Pioneer Manor, in Hay Springs, Neb.

Frances was born on May 19, 1918, in Hay Springs, Neb.

She was 99.



Charlene Mae Palmer (Ireland)

Charlene Mae Palmer (Ireland), 78, of Pocatello Idaho, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.  Born on Nov. 4, 1939, in Gordon Neb., to the late Robert and Mildred (Gardiner) Ireland.

She is survived by her brother Carl Ireland, daughters Jeanyce Nalley and husband Dave of Greeley Colo., Julene Barr-Graff and husband Mike of Pocatello, Idaho, Judith Workman of Greeley, Colo., and Jeanelle Andersen of Greeley, Colo.; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Memorial services were

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