Larry “Bird Dog” Starkey, 69 years of age, entered heaven with Mom & Dad on Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born in Beatrice, was baptized & confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Beatrice. He was a 1967 graduate of Beatrice High School and attended Fairbury Junior College. Larr…

Dennis (Denny) Carl Hohbein, 78 of Rogersville, Mo. formerly of Beatrice, passed away on January 17, 2019. Born November 7, 1940 in Lexington, Neb. to Carl and Laura (Deerk) Hohbein. He married Eileen Rose Diedrichs on June 13, 1964 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice and lived in their …

James (Jim) Lynn Friesel, of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was born on August 5, 1943 to Henry Owen Friesel and Mae (Bowne) Friesel in the family home in Weeping Water, Nebraska. Jim was the youngest of four children.

Maddox Gregory Allen Weber, age 2, beloved son of Jay and Jamie Weber died unexpectedly as a result of a tragic accident on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home. He was born in Lincoln on March 17, 2016 to Jay and Jamie (Schwisow) Weber. He was baptized on May 22, 2016 at St. John Lutheran…

Dolores A. (Weyers) Schultz, 86, rural Tecumseh, passed away January 18, 2019.

Matthew Camacho-Cook, age 35, of Allison Park, PA passed away January 3, 2019. Matt was born May 25, 1983 in Beatrice, Neb. He graduated from Beatrice High School in 2002. Matt earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010. He leaves behind his parent…

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Judith Ann Braun, formerly of Beatrice, passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2019 at Meadowlark Adult Care Home in Wichita, Kan., surrounded by family. Judie was born on June 6, 1955 to Walt and Louise Braun in Beatrice, Nebraska, where she lived most of her life. She graduated from Beatrice H…

Wanda Just (Kellie) of Beatrice, passed away at the age of 67 on January 15, 2019 in Lincoln at the home of her daughter after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 13, 1951 in Steele City to Chet and Goldie Kellie of Endicott. Wanda felt the greatest accomplishment of her life…

Dennis Smith, age 71 of Liberty passed away on Jan. 12, 2019. He was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on January 3, 1948 to Peter and Gladys (Hoskins) Smith. Dennis enjoyed old cars and socializing with family and good friends.

Carol L. Reich, 69, of Beatrice died in a Lincoln hospital on January 14, 2019. She was born March 7, 1949 at St. Louis, MO and graduated high school in Afton, MO. She married Walter Edmond on February 8, 1969 and they later divorced. She worked as a prep cook in restaurants for many years a…

Virgil L. Daubendiek, 76, of Beatrice died at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center on Saturday morning, January 12, 2019. He was born on March 15, 1942 in Beatrice to Ernest and Viola (Meints) Daubendiek. Virgil was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of DeWitt and attended Mo…

Robert M. “Moon” Mullen, 71, of Beatrice, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at the Beatrice Community Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on Nov. 16, 1947 at Beatrice. He grew up in Beatrice and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Air Fo…

Gary L. Franzen, 60, of Beatrice passed away at the Lincoln Heart Hospital Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019. He was born on Aug. 11, 1958 in Odell to Edward and Esther (Bartels) Franzen. He received an associate's degree from Southeast Community College in Beatrice, and was the owner and operat…

Virgil W. Dorn, 76, of Beatrice, died Friday night, Jan. 11, 2019 at the Beatrice Good Samaritan Center. He was born on Feb. 15, 1942 at rural Filley and graduated from Adams High School in 1959. He moved to Beatrice in 1961 and married Karen Heusman on July 29, 1961. They later divorced. He…

Cathy A. Carel, 63, of Beatrice passed away at her home Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2019. She was born on Feb. 1, 1955 in Fargo, N.D. to LaVerne and Wanda (Ramklu) Brandt. Cathy graduated from Beatrice High School in 1973. Cathy and Gale Carel were married on July 13, 1974. She was the parts ma…

Phyllis Joan Bear, 84, of Beatrice, passed away on Dec. 29, 2018 in Conroe, Texas. She was born on March 13 1934, to Roy James and Margie Hardy. She graduated from Holmesville High School in 1951 and married Thomas Bear in October of the same year.

Alma F. Sipp, 90, Beatrice passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at the Beatrice Community Hospital. She was born September 23, 1928 in Clifton, Kansas to Francis and Elna (Johnson) Gieber. Alma graduated in 1947 from Northeast High School in Lincoln, Neb. She was a past member of Iopa #30 lodge…

Keith Duane Rees of Lincoln, formerly of Liberty, passed away Jan. 5, 2019 in Lincoln, at the age of 93. He was born May 8, 1925 at the family farm near Liberty along with his twin brother, Kenneth, to Ernest and Inez (Blume) Rees. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Liberty and atten…

Velma “Jo” (Dingman) Ramsey of Beatrice, age 84, passed away Friday, January 11, 2019 at Beatrice Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on June 5, 1934 in Lincoln to Harry Sr. and Kathryn (Reed) Dingman. Jo graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952 and earned her Bachelor and Master Degre…

James A. “Jim” Meints, 67, of Pickrell, died unexpectedly at his home on Jan. 9, 2019. He was born Feb. 9, 1951 in Beatrice to Walter Lee and Katie Gronewold Meints.

Eva L. Cammel, 88, Marysville, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Community Memorial Healthcare, Marysville, Kan.

Tim Mark Meagher, passed on Dec. 31, 2018. He was born on October 3, 1963, to Jim and Lucille Meagher in Beatrice. He was the youngest of nine children. Tim was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Cathy Meagher and Mary Flowers. He is survived by his wife Calla and five boys. J…

Alta Mae Phillips, 86, of Omaha, formerly of Beatrice died in Omaha on January 7, 2019. She was born August 4, 1932 on the family farm near Chester, NE. She was baptized on August 21, 1932 at St. John Lutheran Church of rural Byron and later confirmed on March 30, 1947. She attended grade sc…

Errol Lee Parthemer, 78 years of age, of Beatrice passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln. He was born on November 5, 1940 in Frankfort, Kansas to Jacob and Edith (Bennett) Parthemer. Errol graduated from Frankfort High School in Frankfort, Kansas and att…

Louis B. Cumro, 88, passed away Jan. 6, 2019 at Bryan Health East in Lincoln. He was born to William and Margaret (Lyhane) Cumro on May 14, 1930 in Hollenberg Kan. Louis graduated high school from Hollenberg High School in 1948. he attended Fairbury Junior College for two years and he gradua…

Louis B. Cumro, DVM, 88, of Odell passed away January 6, 2019 at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln. He was born May 14, 1930 to William & Margaret (Lyhane) Cumro in Hollenberg, Kans.

Eileen F. Nacke the daughter of Walter and Anna (Reith) Boerger was born Jan. 21, 1941 at Linn, Kansas. She departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, Nebraska at the age of 77 years.

Michelle Marie (Volle) Clayton, 37 years of age, of Beatrice left this world unexpectedly on January 7, 2019. She was born on October 14, 1981. Michelle loved everybody and loved giving hugs! She almost always had a smile on her face. Michelle enjoyed food, especially steak and crab legs! Sh…

Blanche M. Wood, 92 of Crete, formerly of Wilber, died Jan. 7, 2019. Born Dec. 19, 1926, in Swanton, Nebraska, the daughter of Frank and Mary Vales. She married Kent Wood on May 25, 1948. Survived by children and spouses: Corinne Koch, David Wood, Gerald (Judy) Wood, Paul (Vonnie) Wood; 7 gr…

Ruth Virginia (Springer) (Walker) Gebhard, Gothenburg, formerly of Beatrice, died on Friday, January 4, 2019 in Gothenburg. She was born on Jan. 8, 1924 rural Beatrice, Nebraska. She graduated from Beatrice High School in 1942. Ruth married Harold G. Walker on July 8, 1946 in Belleville, Kan…

Craig M. Weyers, 35 years of age, of Lewiston passed away at the Beatrice Community Hospital on Friday afternoon, Jan. 4, 2019. Craig was surrounded by his family and passed away from complications due to his longtime addiction. He was born on June 2, 1983 in Lincoln to Michael and Judy (Weh…