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


Gladys E Fairhead

With a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, Gladys Ellen Fairhead was called home to her eternal glory on April 3, 2012.

Gladys was born on June 6, 1924, at Box Butte County, Neb., to George and Minnie (Spetman) Gerdes. Her childhood years were spent helping her parents, her mother in particular, raise geese and lambs. Gladys spent many happy hours with her grandparents learning about their lives before emigrating from Germany and their lives after arriving in the


Bonnie Marie Stephens

Bonnie Marie Stephens, 84, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died April 4, 2012 at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital in Gothenburg.

She was born July 21, 1927 in Gordon, daughter of Clida J. and Florence A. (Glover) Cunningham.

Bonnie grew up at Gordon and graduated from high school there. She lived in Gordon, Rushville, Norfolk and Gothenburg. She married Johnie E. Stephens on June 28, 1954 at Rapid City, SD. To this union, five daughters were born: Verona, Jolene, Kari Lynn, Celeste, and Roxanna. Bonnie


Glendoris "Glennie" Rash

Glendoris “Glennie” Rash, 82, of Winfield, Kansas, previously of Udall, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Cumbernauld Village.

Born January 23, 1930, in Hastings, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Carl G. and Martha Marie (Lichte) Lembke. She was raised on a farm near Dunlap, and attended the County School District 70 in Chadron. She later attended Chadron State College and St. Paul Seminary School in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Glendoris was united in marriage to Ross D. Rash on July 15


Mayme Heyer

Wonderful, loving mother and grandmother, and long time Beaverton, Oregon resident Mayme Heyer, 77, died Friday March 30.

Mayme was born June 10, 1934 in Gordon, Nebraska to Ernest and Mildred Hatch. She grew up on the family farm in Gordon where she met and later married Dean Heyer.

Dean and Mayme lived in Beaverton Oregon where they raised their family together until Dean's death in 1996. They were married for almost 40 years.

Mayme was a homemaker and then worked in banking until she

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