James “Jim” L. Cox

James “Jim” L. Cox, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Neb., passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln, Neb.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Neb., with Rev. Vern Olson officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Neb., with military honors conducted by the Army National Guard, Dan Cox American

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Kenneth H. Leach

Kenneth H. Leach passed away on August 1, 2019, at Cascades Living Facility, Grass Valley, Calif. He was 93. He was born on August 27, 1925, near Merriman, Nebraska.

Ken is survived by his wife, Delores; his children, Christopher Blum (Norma), Martha Blum, Louisa Lucie-Smith, Janet Bailey (Steve), Marsha Burch, and Karen Anderson (Jeffrey); fourteen grand-children, Nick Bailey, Christopher Bailey, Samantha Bailey, Anna Burch, Gavin Burch, Luke Anderson, William Anderson, Jordan Anderson

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Ruth JoAnn Kockrow Pauly

Ruth JoAnn (Kockrow) Pauly passed away on September 14, 2019, at Sanford Ava’s Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at the age of 87.

JoAnn (as she preferred to be called) was born on October 4, 1931, to Raymond and Lillian Kockrow in Fairbury, Nebraska. The family lived on several farms before purchasing a farm near Rushville, Nebraska in 1945. JoAnn attended high school there, graduating in 1947. After high school she attended Chadron State College for one year and earned an

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William Reinhert Perry, Jr.

William Reinhert Perry, Jr. died Sept. 11, 2019, at the age of 83 in the Chadron Hospital. Bill was born May 31, 1936, to William and Wilma (Eitler) Perry in Gordon, Neb. He grew up on the family farms south of Rushville and north of Gordon, where he attended rural schools.

He worked as a ranch hand on various Sandhills ranches in the Merriman and Gordon areas for many years. He also was employed at Goetzinger’s, Sheridan County Road Dept., and the City of Martin. Bill spent the last

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Adam John Cross

Adam John Cross left his earthly body on September 4, 2019, at his home in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was born on January 8, 1993, in Dickinson, North Dakota, to his loving parents, Richard L. and Kimberly J. (Hanstad) Cross.

Adam received his Bachelor of Science in Music Production from Full Sail University in 2014. He continued to pursue his love for music by playing numerous instruments and producing music. He enjoyed his sales career at BestBuy and the many relationships he made

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Barbara Jean Jones

Memorial services for Barbara Jean Jones, 71, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2019, at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Reverend Scott Firminhac officiating. Barbara died September 6, 2019, at her home and cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Beta Sigma Phi-Cancer patient assistance. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Barbara was born July 13, 1948, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, the

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Laird E. (Tom) Kockrow

Laird Eugene (Tom) Kockrow was born on March 11, 1940, to Raymond and Lillian (McFarland) Kockrow at Fairbury, Neb.  He went to be with God on August 28, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. 

His family moved to Hay Springs, Neb., in 1942, where they lived on the east side of Walgren Lake until they purchased the farm northeast of Rushville in 1945. Tom attended Rushville Public School and graduated in 1958.  He was a several sport athlete and was honored as

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Melvin Charles Krotz

Funeral services for Melvin Charles Krotz, 66, were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019, at St Joseph Children’s Home Chapelwith The Reverends Bill Baker and Diane Carlton officiating. Burial took place Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Holly Cemetery in Rushville, Nebraska, at 11 a.m. Melvin passed away at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado, on Friday August 30, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to either All Saints Episcopal Church, Lion’s

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Carol Lynn Hankins

Carol Lynn Hankins, 58, of Hay Springs passed away on August 22 in North Platte.

Visitation will be August 27, at 7 p.m. at the Rushville Methodist Church. 

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. August 28 at the Rushville Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by Chamberlain-Drabbles Mortuary. 

Carol was born in Rushville to Harold and Barbara Taylor on September 6, 1960. She went to school in Rushville

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Craig Bannerman

Craig Bannerman, age 72, died July 31, 2019, in Leesburg, Fla. Craig is survived by a sister LaRee Bannerman, N.Y, five children: Beau Douglas Bannerman, Calif., Bree Ahna Bannerman, Ga., Bret Michael Bannerman, Mass., Cory Anthony Bannerman, Ga., and Todd Anthony Bannerman, Fla., and two granddaughters: Olivia Bannerman, Wash., and Talia Elise Bannerman, Calif. Craig was preceded in death by his mother Bernadien Tiensvold Bannerman Pochon, father Anthony Bannerman and his step father George

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Lisa Wells

Lisa Wells, age 45, of Bellevue, Neb., died on August 21, 2019, in Madison, S.D.  

Memorial service for Lisa will be held at 12:00 p.m. on August 31 at Sandoz Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 90125 Hatchery Rd, Valentine NE, followed by internment in Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine. Lisa DeAnn Wells was born on June 24, 1974, in Rushville, Neb., the daughter of Anthony Matula and Marcie (Colhoff).  Arrangements are entrusted to Weiland Funeral Chapel of Madison and assisted by Sandoz

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Marybell Johnson

Marybell was born on December 17, 1927, at home, to Herman and Isabell (Lehman) Wellnitz. She passed away August 20, 2019, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. Marybell grew up helping her father driving teams and planting crops. She walked or rode her horse Snip to grade school every day. When Marybell was in 6th grade, Clayton Tallon was starting 1st grade. The teacher would lift Clayton up and he would ride behind Marybell to the Comer hill, slide off and go the rest of the way home. After school

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