Cole James Roseberry


Cole James Roseberry, 12, of Kearney, died July 20, 2013, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was born on Aug. 13, 2000, in Kearney, to Dave and Dani (Keys) Roseberry.
Cole attended Northeast Grade School where he was a member of the student council and had just finished the sixth grade at Sunrise Middle School.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was involved with the youth group. He was a member of the Spartans basketball team in Kearney and also participated in golf activities.
Family and friends often described Cole with many glowing adjectives, but one in particular always stood out: “heart.” This kid with the big smile, polite, contagious personality led with his heart and touched everyone he ever met. Beyond his passion for sports and the outdoors, he had a great love for all animals. Cole had compassion for all living things. Although God has called him home, Cole’s heart will forever be living through those who had the good fortune to be graced by his big grin, engaging sense of humor and generous spirit.
Cole was a caring and generous young man who liked helping others and this continued in his death as he donated organs through the Nebraska Organ Retrieval program.
Survivors include his parents, of Kearney; his brothers, Ty and Cash, of Kearney; his grandparents, Jim and Dotty Roseberry, of Dunning, and Dewey and Mary Keys, of Hershey; his aunts, Amy (Stephen) Schweitzer and their daughter, Bret, of Kearney, Mari Roseberry, of Dunning, and Delta (Chris) Myers and their children, Darien and Gavin, of Sutherland.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Cozette Keys.
Memorials are suggested to Neighbors In Need Fund at First United Methodist Church or the Kearney Area Animal Shelter. Condolences may be shared online at
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 25, at First United Methodist Church in Kearney with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Burial will be at the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., today, at First United Methodist Church.
Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements. – See more at: