Vera Mae Secrest

Vera Mae (Wolkins) Secrest died March 20, 2019 in Hereford, TX. Vera was born May 25, 1925 in Tabor, IA. That same year her family moved to Gordon, NE. Vera met her future husband, Archie when she was a freshman in high school and vowed to marry him, which she did on July 2, 1943. After Archie returned from World War II, they moved to the Secrest’s ranch southeast of Gordon in the Sandhills where  two sons were born and raised- Wynn Howard (1947) and Randy Marshal


Keith Hamilton Roberts

Keith Hamilton “Bud” Roberts, 100, passed away April 13, 2019 following a short illness. He was born December 29, 1918 on the family farm 7 miles east of Gordon, Nebraska.  Bud attended country grade school at Sudan and graduated Gordon High School in 1936.  He farmed and ranched with his father and brother Jack until he retired.  As farmers, the brothers were progressive, drilling one of the first irrigations wells in the area.  Bud was a


Harley Jensen

Memorial Service for Harley Jensen will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. The church is at 419 Main Street in Rushville, Nebraska. 

Refreshments and visiting will follow at the Rushville Senior Citizen Center. 


Ruth Elaine (Sandoz) Rothfuss

Mrs. Ruth Elaine Rothfuss , age 91, of Colby, Kansas, passed away on March 24, 2019 at the Prairie Senior Living Center. She was a former resident of Dewey, Oklahoma. 

Ruth was born to James Frederick & Mary Elizabeth (Kearns) Sandoz on July 23, 1927 in Gordon, Nebraska. Her grandfather was Old Jules of Nebraska state fame for being the first settler in the Sandhills. She grew up on their ranch 30 miles south of Gordon. She attended the local one room schoolhouse through the eighth


June Weyers Dillon

June Weyers Dillon a long time resident of Monte Vista passed away March 26, 2019 at The Palisades Assisted Living in Colorado Springs. June was born in Lyman, Nebraska April 30, 1931 to Albert and Maude Richardson. They moved to a farm near Hay Springs, Nebraska where she attended high school and later met and married Louis Weyers. They moved to Monte Vista, Colorado and purchased Downtown Liquor in 1964. She was divorced in 1970 and later met Loren Dillon of Center, Colorado whom she married


Gerald Davis

Gerald Davis, 74, of Lisco passed away Saturday evening, April 6, 2019 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Lisco Legion with Pastor Kerry Johnson officiating.  Military Honors will be rendered at the memorial service.  Services will conclude at the Legion and burial will be held at a later date in Rushville.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers


Dorothy Turnbull Janssen

Dorothy Jane (Warnke) Turnbull Janssen was born in Petersburg, Nebraska to Emil Earnest Warnke and Magdalena “Lena” Katrina Dohse on July 11, 1922. She was the 5th of 6 children. Dorothy lived and loved in a 250-mile radius of Nebraska her whole life. She died on March 27, 2019, in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

Dorothy lived a very simple life. She grew up with her siblings on the farm in Petersburg. She had many memories of shenanigans with her brothers and sisters out in the fields


Donna Jean Alcorn

Memorial services will be held at St. Peters Lutheran Church on April 6, 2019, at 10:30 AM. Burial will be at the Mirage Flats Community Cemetery and lunch at the church will follow. 

Donna Jean Kuskie was born February 26, 1928, the eighth of eleven children of Frank and Bessie Kuskie who lived on a farm near Rushville, Nebraska. The family had moved there from Beaver City in 1926. 

Donna taught at the Banner School and after WWII met Russell Lynn Alcorn of Hay Springs. They were


Audrey J. Benedickt

Audrey J. Benedickt, age 93, of Gordon, Nebraska, died on March 5, 2019, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. Audrey was born June 5, 1925, at Gordon, to Arthur Coon and Jean Park Coon. She spent her grade school years in rural country schools, and she graduated from Gordon High School in 1943.

Audrey married Jim Benedickt on January 26, 1946. Their life together brought them four children: Mike, Kirk, Susan and Kathy. The family made their home north of Kyle, S.D., where they were involved in


Harley N. Jensen

Harley N. Jensen, 94, of Hay Springs, Nebraska, passed away on March 24, 2019, at the Western Nebraska Veteran’s Home in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  He was born on October 24, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Harold and Agnes Jensen.  

A visitation, open to the public, will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019, at Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary in Hay Springs, Nebraska, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Private family graveside services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Fairview


Marilyn McComber

Marilyn McComber, 77, a 56 year resident of Centennial, Colorado, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

She was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church, SAUMC Friendship Circle and Sunrise Assisted Living Community.

Marilyn grew up in Rushville, Nebraska.  She was an extraordinary woman who loved her family and God.  She enjoyed sewing, cooking, hiking, spending time with family and volunteering at Church and loved bingo.

Marilyn would like to say: “Remember I am


Patricia Joan Reed

Patricia Joan Reed was born in Culver, Kansas, to Lily Irene Reed and Harold Sterling Reed on February 3, 1933, and was an only child.

The family moved to Colorado during the depression, and this is where Patty Jo, as her mother used to call her, grew up, went to school, got married and had her four children, Debbie McCoy, Scott Hewit, Carolyn Hewit Julian and Janet Sasse.

She moved to Gordon in 1984, where she resided until she passed away on the 18th of March after a sudden and acute heart

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