John W Burrows

John W Burrows, born April 12, 1939, went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2012.

He had a love for Christ that spread to everyone he came into contact with and served as a humble servant wherever God lead him.

John was preceded in death by his wife Donna of 36 years, his grandson Brandon Burrows, great granddaughter Robin Otradovec, his parents Milton and Lois Burrows and his brother Max Burrows.

He is survived by his children Debra Burrows of Spokane WA, Richard Burrows and wife Jane of


Judy Kay Talbot

Judy Kay Talbot, 69, of Loveland died May 24, 2012 surrounded by family. She was born October 10, 1942 in Gordon, Nebraska to Everett and Ethel (Russell) Muck.

Judy graduated from high school at the age of 16 in Gordon, and attended Chadron State College for 2 years. She lived in Alliance before moving to Loveland in 1969. Judy married Leroy Hines and then later Dean Talbot who passed away 4 years ago.

Judy worked at Hewlett Packard as a manager for 20 years and was a skilled homemaker that


Doris L. "Dodie" Berg

Doris L. “Dodie” Berg, 88, passed away May 22, 2012 at Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions in Casper. Doris was the daughter of Walter and Maggie (Gibson) Goodin born Jan. 28, 1924 at the family homestead ranch near Cody, Neb. Dodie spent her youth on the family ranch south of Gordon during the summer and the family farm north of Gordon in the winter attending Pleasant Hill School where she graduated 12th grade.

In the fall of 1942 Doris attended a business college in St. Paul, Neb., and


Floyd William Lulow

Floyd William Lulow, “Red” of Hay Springs, was born on October 10, 1928. He was one of 13 children born to Charles and Hattie Lulow of Rushville. He passed on May 29, 2012 at the Veterans Hospital in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

Floyd joined the Army in April 1951. He served in Korea for 11 months and was honorably discharged in March 1953. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

Floyd spent more than 50 years on the farm south of Hay


Karla Kay Letcher

Karla Kay Letcher, 46, passed away in New Orleans, La. on May 31, 2012. She was a lifetime resident of Hay Springs.

Karla was born November 13, 1965 to LaVern and Barbara Hankins in Rushville. She was baptized and confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church. Karla and Lyndall Letcher were married on September 10, 1988. To this union, two sons were born: Tanner, 20 and Drew, 14.

Karla attended elementary and high school in Hay Springs. She earned an Associate Degree in Business at EWC in Torrington


Dewey Denman Dirks

Dewey Denman Dirks, age 84, of Custer, SD, passed away March 28, 2012, at the Custer Regional Senior Care Center in Custer.

Dewey was born May 12, 1927, in Martin, SD to CD and Martha (Denman) Dirks. He attended Bennett County High School graduating in 1945. He served in the Corps of Engineers, US Army from October 1945 until his honorable discharge in February 1947. On June 27, 1951, he married Leah Dreyer .

Dewey farmed, work as a parts man for John Deere and a City Cop in Martin. He worked


Hazel Sarah Musfelt

In loving memory of Hazel: wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother (GiGi) and great great grandmother.

Hazel Sarah (Perreten) Musfelt 96, formerly of Rushville, passed away March 29, 2012, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Bridgeport, Neb. She was a resident of Sheridan County most of her life and also resided in Cherry County for twenty years.

The eldest of eight children, Hazel was born December 30, 1915 to the parents of WIlliam and Lulu Perreten at the home of her grandmother Sarah


Maxine Mable Kozal

Maxine Mable Kozal, 90, of Rushville passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Maxine was born northeast of Hay Springs, Nebraska on May 30, 1921, to Charles and Amanda (Schmock) Jacobson. When she was about 2 1/2, her family moved southwest of Hay Springs. She attended Glen School, a one-room school house about 1-1/2 miles south of the family farm. Maxine learned to work hard on the farm as it was a necessity growing up during the depression.


Ray Conger

Ray Conger was born on December 15, 1923, to Emil and Mabel Conger in Laurel, Mont. He grew up in Laurel and Dillon, Mont. Ray was an athlete, businessman, Christian and, most importantly to his family, a wonderful father.

Weeks prior to graduating from high school, he went to spring training with the Cincinnati Reds, Ogden, Utah minor league team. He accepted an invitation to play for the Brigham City Peaches; starting what he expected to be a career in professional baseball. When the season


Kimberly Ann Peters

Kimberly passed away on April 1, 2012, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Kim was born on October 24, 1957, in Rushville, Nebraska to Leonard and Hattie Peters. She resided at the ranch with her family in her early years. Kim participated in several OMR programs and was a resident of OMR group homes following the death of her mother.

She entered Pioneer Manor of April 12, 2006, due to declining health. She was a resident there until her death. Kim enjoyed her bibles; she called


Wanda Joyce Keller King

Wanda Joyce King, age 50 of Martin S.D., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital.

She was born on September 6, 1961, in Loup City, Neb., to Stella Bullbear and Kenneth Keller. Wanda was raised in and around the Merriman area, where she grew to love the Sandhills and the outdoors. She loved horseback riding and later in life began enjoying hunting, camping, and motorcycling.

On February 14, 1977, she married David F. King. They had two children


Lloyd T Hinn, Sr

Longtime Rushville resident and prominent businessman, Lloyd T. Hinn Sr. 82, passed away April 1, 2012, at his home. He was born August 8, 1929, in Gordon to Sam and Helen Hinn. The family moved to Rushville around 1936 after living in various places. Lloyd graduated from Rushville High School in 1948 where he excelled in sports and academics. He attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned his degree from Chadron State College.

Lloyd enlisted in the Army in 1952 and served in the Korean

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