Marcelle Varlyne House, 86, of North Platte, NE, was called home by the Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Marcelle was born November 20, 1926, to William John and Ruth Louden Crook at Paxton, NE where she grew up. She graduated from Paxton High School in 1945. During W.W.II, Marcelle was active at the Canteen on Paxton Day.
On January 14, 1946, Marcelle married Norman LeRoy House at her parent’s home in Paxton. The couple made their home in Paxton before moving to North Platte in 1950. In 1954 they started House of Time and owned it until they retired in 1987. For the next 13 years they spent time traveling.
Marcelle was a faithful member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and involved in Ruth’s Circle. She enjoyed her flowers, loved Big Red Football and was always baking. Marcelle especially loved her grandchildren and always had hugs for everyone. She was a very positive person.
Survivors include her husband, Norman, of North Platte; two daughters, Sherolyn “Sherry” (Vaughn) Bishop, of Buena Vista, CO and Janiece (Scott L.) Garrett, of North Platte; six grandchildren, Kendra (Ken) Conkle, Keri (Pete) Mangers, Kyle Bishop, Amanda Garrett, Justin Garrett and Allysun Garrett; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Addisen and Aubrey Mangers; her brother, Gary (Rosa) Crook, of Omaha, NE; a sister-in-law, Virginia Crook, of North Platte; several nieces, nephews and other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ruth Crook; and a brother, R. Dean Crook.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church with Pastor Frank Fitch III officiating. Burial will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore. Condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are suggested to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.