Lavon Schwarting

On Monday, January 14, 2019, Lavon Rose Schwarting passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 91 years. Lavon Baldauf was born as the second child on September 15, 1927, to Joseph and Mabel Baldauf in Hay Springs, NE.  The family moved to Prairie Hill Farm when she was three years old.  She attended grade school in Clinton, NE.  After Joe and Mabel moved their family to Rushville, she graduated high school and taught at the Gottier School.   Lavon loved her


Mildred Phillips

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, Mildred May Phillips passed away at the age of 98 years. Mildred was born on July 14, 1920 to Daniel and Ella Parkhurst. She grew up in Cherry County Nebraska. Mildred met her husband Chester Alfred “Mick” Phillips at a barn dance she attended with her family, fell in love and married him on October 23, 1939 in Gering, Nebraska.  

          Mildred and Mick settled on a ranch north of Whitman


Michael Edward Walters

Michael Edward Walters was born in Alliance, NE on January 11, 1943, to Edward Francis and Marian Lee (Rousey) Walters of rural Hemingford, NE. He was the first of eight children born to them. He died January 13, 2019.

Mike grew up on his parent’s farm near Hemingford, and attended the rural school there. He then attended Saint Agnes Academy in Alliance while staying with his Grandmother Rousey at the apartment house that she owned. He credited his job of emptying all the trash from all


Tina Mills

Tina Marie Mills, age 59, passed away peacefully while asleep at her home in the early hours of January 5, 2019. Tina was born feet-first to parents Evelyn and James Gwynn on June 24, 1959 and hit the ground running. She attended East Pride and went onto receive her high school diploma from Gordon High School where she was highly involved in clubs and activities. While in high school, Tina was part of Job’s Daughters International. As an adult, she became a part of the Order of the


Hyle Jay Kutschara

Hyle Jay Kutschara, 83, of Hay Springs, NE died on October 9, 2018 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs. 

His celebration of life will be Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Chadron Seventh-Day-Adventist Church, 602 Bordeaux Street.

Hyle was born December 19, 1934 to Charles and Louise (Vanbuskirk) Kutschara in Hay Springs, NE.  He grew up on the farm north of Hay Springs with his sister Mary Lou.  He attended Hay Springs High School and attended Union College


Vern Roy Landreth

Vern Roy Landreth, 80, of rural Gordon passed away on Monday January 7, 2019, at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, NE.

He was born January 30, 1938 at home north of Hay Springs to Alva and Eva (Pollen) Landreth. He spent the first five years of his life living north of Hay Springs before moving with his family to the farm northwest of Rushville, NE.

Vern served as a cook in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963. He spent time in Korea in 1962 and 1963 and was Honorably Discharged on


Harold Hupp

Harold Paul Hupp was born on March 11, 1932, to Albert and Opal (Forster) Hupp in Gordon, Nebraska, at the old hospital.  He joined 3 brothers: Vern, Orville (Doc), and Eugene (Pete).  He grew up 10 miles east and 1.5 miles south of Gordon in a house with no running water and attended the former Hay Creek Country School.  The four boys would either walk the 2 miles across pastures or ride horseback to get to school.

During junior high and high school in Gordon


Larry Dillon

Memorial services for Larry Dillon will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Nebraska will Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Inurnment will be determined at a later date.  Honorary pall bearers are Penny LaRoche, Pete Maldanado, Ed Copola, and Don Medich.

Larry Dillon, 69, of Hay Springs, NE, died Monday, December 31, 2018.  He was born January 7, 1949, in Pocahontas, VA, to Dewey & Ruby (Hess) Dillon.  As a child, he lived in


Barbara King Marcy

Barbara Ruth King Marcy was born April 9, 1927 in Amherst, Nebraska, one of five children, and the only daughter, of George and Myrtle (Harris) King. Barbara passed December 23, 2018 at Country House III in Lincoln Nebraska.

Barbara King was introduced to Charles Marcy by her brother - and Charles’ fraternity brother - Keith King and his wife Betty. For the rest of their lives Keith and Betty proudly claimed credit for what proved to be an enduring marriage, partnership, and friendship


Leslie (Les) Evert

Leslie Evert, 88, of Gordon, died December 24, 2018, at Gordon Countryside Care.

He was born July 29, 1930, in Torrington, Wyoming to Lewis and Nette (Hanks) Evert. As a young man his family homesteaded near Chimney Rock and Bayard, Nebraska. After serving in the Air Force during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953, he moved to Gordon.

On a trip to Springview, Neb., with his friend Ed Prentice, he met Annabelle Prentice. He and Annabelle were married in 1955. They had three children, Cindy


James (Jim) E. Musfelt, Jr.

Jim Musfelt, Jr. was born on October 28, 1954, to Eldon and Hazel Musfelt. He passed away on October 30, 2018.

He was preceeded in death by his father, and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Jim is survived by his mother, Hazel Musfelt; Bonnie Musfelt, Candi Musfelt and Keith Bostock, Sandi Musfelt and Waldo Breast, and Mandi Musfelt and Victor Black Elk; three sisters: Connie Schwarting, Diane Coats (Dick Coats), and Beverly Pierce (Cliff Pierce); grandchildren: Andrew Black Elk, Ralynn


Hope “LeToy” Leach

Hope “LeToy” Leach was the first-born child of Fred & Winnie (Henderson) Burck, born on January 14, 1941.  She grew up in Gordon, Nebraska and surrounding areas. In the early 1960s, she graduated from Cosmetology College in Norfolk, later returning to Gordon where she began her career as a hairdresser. She then moved to Ceres, California where she operated her own beauty salon for 15 years. LeToy returned to Gordon where she worked at Kut n’ Kurl salon for many

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