Lucille Alice Hunter

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Lucille Alice Hunter, 94, of North Platte, NE, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, NE.

Lucille was born February 28, 1919, to Henry Francis and Lucy Alice Johnson Staples at North Platte where she grew up and attended school.

On March 15, 1945, Lucille married Robert “Bob” Francis Hunter in Kansas. They made their home in North Platte where Lucille was a stay at home mother to her daughter, Karen.

When Lucille was young, she and her father were involved with the Salvation Army and she played in their band. Lucille enjoyed music, playing the piano, sewing, gardening and dancing. She also loved to travel with her husband.

Lucille was a member of the First Baptist Church and taught Sunday school for many years.

Survivors included her daughter, Karen Hunter Holmes, and granddaughter, Tami Jo (Dewain) Coleman, all of North Platte; two great-grandchildren, Taylar Rae Coleman, of North Platte and Samuel Holmes Johnson, of Harvard, NE; several nieces and nephews including Lawrence Knolles, Jim (Pam) McKinney and Harriet Sims, all of North Platte; several great nieces and nephews including Kenneth (Sue) Knolles and their family, of North Platte; and other family and friends including Paul Reilly, of Lincoln, NE and Ed Sughroue, of Alliance, NE.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; a son-in-law, Timothy Holmes; her parents, Henry and Lucy Staples; three sisters, Maude McKinney, Mary Knolles and Edna Knolles; and two brothers, Clyde and Clarence Staples.

Graveside funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore. Condolences may also be shared at The family has established a memorial. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.