Alice Marie Roffers Faulk

Alice Marie Roffers Faulk was born and raised April 13, 1920 on a farm near Rushville, Nebraska by her parents, Nora and Mathias Roffers. Being the oldest of 5, Alice was a loving and caring big sister who watched over her siblings and worked with her dad driving a team of horses to plow their fields for their livelihood. Upon graduation from Rushville High School in May of 1939, she taught school at Squaw Mound, District 49 in Dawes County, south of Chadron, Nebraska from 1940-41 and in


Virgil Kleensang

Funeral services for Virgil Kleensang of Hay Springs will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs with Pastor Michael Wittrock officiating. Burial will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery. A visitation will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs.

Virgil Fred Kleensang, 85, of Hay Springs passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs.

He was born on January 9, 1927, as the first of


Byrdie Throop

Byrdie Throop, 83, died March 12, 2012, at Independence House, Mandarin Circle, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Born June 9, 1928, in Gordon, Neb., she was the youngest of six children born to Pearl and Everett Phillips. After graduating from high school, she eventually became City Clerk of Gordon before leaving to attend the Lincoln School of Commerce in Lincoln, Neb. She was employed by the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lincoln for more than 35 years in several administrative and


Vicki Clapp

Vicki Clapp, 63, passed away on April 24, 2012, at Pioneer Manor in Hay Springs.

Vicki was born on July 20, 1948, in Torrington, Wyoming.

Her survivors include: mother, Maxine Jungck of Sargent, Nebraska, and sisters, Verla M. (Freddy J.) Varva of Kearney, Nebraska and Sherry D. (Sterling G.) Sutton of Sargent, Nebraska.

Funeral services for Vicki will be Friday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron. Burial will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery.

A memorial has been


Dorothy Petersen Freeman

Dorothy Petersen Freeman was born June 12, 1922, to William and Hazel Petersen at Crookston, Minnesota. She died April 22, 2012, at Gordon Countryside Care at the age of 89 years.

She was united in marriage to Bart Freeman in Merriman, Nebraska, where she lived until she entered Countryside Care.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bart Freeman, sister Zerelle Sanger, brother-in-law Eldon Sanger, brother Howard Petersen, sister-in-law Jane Petersen, parents William and Hazel Petersen and


Zelma Grace Divan

Zelma Grace Divan, 86, of Martin, South Dakota, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs, Nebraska.

She was born July 16, 1925, in Martin, South Dakota to Alta Welton and Orrin Bayliss. She grew up and attended grade school and high school in Gordon, Nebraska, graduating from Gordon High School in 1943.

On June 30, 1943, she married Frank (Pete) Divan in Rushville, Nebraska. The couple farmed with Frank's parents north of Gordon until 1949, when they


James E Colvin

James E. Colvin, 82, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Cherry County Hospital surrounded by family. Jim was born in Keetsville, Mo. on July 22, 1929, to Platt and Ellen (Bennett) Colvin.

Jim was raised in Cody, Neb. area by his grandparents, John and Mia Bennett. He attended Cody High School through the 9th grade. On March 6, 1949, Jim married Jean Bennett. Three children, Dixie Rene, (1952), LaDel Kay, (1953), and Tim Ray, (1958) were born to this union. During their marriage


Roger H Richardson

Roger H. Richardson, 78, of Hay Springs, died at his home on April 26, 2012.

Roger was born on October 6, 1933 in Lyman, NE to Jack and Dorothy Richardson. He and his family farmed in Lyman until spring 1947 when they moved to the Mirage Flats area where he acquired his passion for farming and ranching. He graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1951 and married Geraldine “Jerre” Morrison of Alliance on December 25, 1952. After successful tenant farming for 5 years, he was able to purchase


Thelma Joan Henry

Thelma Joan Henry, 86, of Rushville, Nebraska passed away on April 27, 2012, at Chadron Community Hospital. She was born August 20, 1925 in Harrison, Nebraska to Bernard and Hilda (Rosenberg) Norman. She was raised north of Crawford near Sugarloaf on the family ranch. She attended rural school through the eighth grade, High school in Harrison, Nebraska and one year at Chadron Normal School, now Chadron State College. She taught at rural school from 1944 through 1948.

In 1945, she married


Correne E Wilhite

Correne E. Wilhite, 67, of Gordon, Nebraska, died April 28, 2012, at Gordon Memorial Hospital. She was born June 29, 1944, to Leona and Harley Wilhite.

Correne graduated high school from Gordon High School and then attended Bryan Memorial Hospital and graduated in 1967. She was an RN at Gordon Memorial Hospital for 40 years, and she retired in 2007. Correne was proud to be a member of P.E.O. Chapter BZ in Gordon, and with many P.E.O. members provided money to help women further their


Terrance Lee Shannon

Terrance Lee “Terry” Shannon, 80, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Box Butte General Hospital.

Terry was born on April 13, 1931, at Rushville, Nebraska, to Forrest and Tressa (Snodgrass) Shannon. He graduated from Rushville High School. When he was 18 years old, he contracted polio. With the help and encouragement of Berniece Mae Schupbach, the love of his life, Terry triumphed over the challenges of polio. Terry and Berniece were married on May 5, 1951, in Reno


Helen Lerene Tripp

Helen Lerene Tripp, 90, of Belle Fourche, SD, and formerly of Gordon, left her earthly home to be with her heavenly family on March 12, 2012. She was born on February 20, 1922 in Redmond, Utah, to Semon and Fuchsia Jensen. She was one of eight children. She attended school in Redmond and eventually graduated from Sevier High School in Redmond.

Helen worked as a soda dispenser until she enlisted in the US Army - the WAC division - in June of 1944. She was a clerk typist and in charge of the

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