Janet Katheryne Reed, 78, of North Platte, passed away June 5, 2016 in Lincoln, NE at Bryan Health Medical Center East. She was born July 17, 1937 to Howard and Katheryne (Matthews) Weekly in North Platte. She attended school in North Platte and graduated from Nebraska Teachers College at Kearney with a Teaching Degree. She taught at Meadowlawns, Maxwell, Osgood and Platte Valley Christian. She was involved with 4-H for 10 years in the “What Knot Extension Club” and Summer Church Camp in the music area during Vacation Bible School. She was very crafty, loving to knit sweaters for family members. She also enjoyed camping with her grandkids. She is survived by her husband, Deryl of North Platte; children, Laurie (Frank) Griffin of Bethany, OK, Mark (Koleen) Stone of Ogalalla, Deryl (Jodi) Reed Jr. of Ord, and Kalynn (Stanley) Key of Burwell; a brother, William (Pam) Weekly of Lincoln; grandchildren, Chadd Griffin, Kathleen Griffin, Jacob Dowdy, Mikel Dowdey, Jerry Patterson, Lance Reed, Cody Reed, Breanna Reed, Skyler Key and Ashton Key; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Shelly Stone. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 13, 2016 at Harvest Christian Fellowship with Pastor Jacob Rahrig officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 pm Sunday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with family receiving from 5 to 7p.m. Memorials can be made to Harvest Christian Church or Youth for Christ. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Albert L. (Lyle) Moore, 87, of Stapleton died June 4, 2016 at his home. He was born June 26, 1928 at Finchville, NE to John R. and Urah (Beaver) Moore. He attended school at Gandy. Lyle served in the United States Army at Fr. Bliss and also served in England for 1 ½ years.
On December 31, 1952 he married Edna Blagdon Mitchell. They made their home on a farm south of Stapleton. Lyle was an agent for the Farmers Mutual Insurance Company for 50 years. He enjoyed many years of hunting in Nebraska and Colorado.
Survivors are step-daughters, Lila Engleman, Luella (Robert) Joedeman, and Shirley Mitchell all of Stapleton; grandchildren, Connie (Dan) Paxton of Lincoln, Brenda Coon (Jason Myers) of Arnold, Pam (Tim) Smith of North Platte, Michael (Malinda) Engleman of Stapleton, Linda (Joel) Wentworth of Emmet, NE, Kenneth (Carol) Joedeman of Stapleton, Robert (Kristi) Joedeman of Gurley, NE Bryan (Sue) Joedeman of Litchfield, MN, Lori (Darryl) Busenitz of Burns, KS, Julie (Kenley) Udd of Mills, Jerri (David) Loewer of Burden, KS, Penni (Tim) Shaw of Bassett, NE, Debi (Shane) Sundermann of Lincoln, Jan (Peter) Tighe of Broomfield, CO, Kris (Jenni) Joedeman of Stapleton, Kari Joedeman of Gandy, and Nikki (Lamar) Jackson of Coon Rapids, MN; sisters-in-law, Wanda Moore of Ogallala, and Marilyn Moore of North Platte; 59 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 37 years, Edna; brothers, Samuel (Lenora), John, and Ray; sisters, Margaret (Ira) Cumpston, Helen (Melvin) Waits, Zelma Moore, Audrey (Larry) Bierma, Betty (Edwin) Schaeffer, and an infant sister Bertha; and a son-in-law, Charles Engleman.
Memorials are suggested to the Stapleton Fire Department and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Wentworth officiating. Burial will follow at McCain Cemetery near Stapleton with military honors graveside. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Leann Sue McKim, 49, of Aurora, Colorado, formerly of North Platte, passed away June 3, 2016.
She was born July 2, 1966 in North Platte, NE and is the beloved daughter of John A (Jack) and Elaine Gloe McKim. She died June 3, 2016 in Denver, CO. She attended local schools and graduated from North Platte High School in 1984. She furthered her education at UNK before beginning her 30 year career in the telecommunications industry in Denver, Colorado.
Her family life was rich. Leann embraced the time she spent with her parents and brother, Larry, at her home and theirs. She oftentimes involved them in her projects but always took the leadership position! She devoted hours to making beautiful floral arrangements for every holiday and home decor and her vision and creativity defied description. Her pieces were exhibited in many Denver businesses.
Leann’s heart held fast to her precious Schnauzer, Bella. They were inseparable and loved each other unconditionally.
She was fiercely independent and quick witted with an infectious laugh; she had fast friendships and was known in her neighborhood for her kindness and caring.
Leann was preceded in death by her Father, Jack. She is survived by mother, Gloe McKim; brother, Larry McKim; sister, Linda Wilson; nephew Casey and niece Alexa.
Leann lived a full and rewarding life and left us too soon.
She loved greatly and was greatly loved.
Online condolences may be shared may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Cremation was chosen. A private memorial service will be held. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Tuesday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel which is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Ann (O’Brien) Schwenk passed away peacefully in her place of residence on May 31st in Henderson, Nebraska at the age of 77.
Patricia (Pat) was born on September 30, 1938, to John and Elva (Stingley) O’Brien in Wallace, Nebraska. She graduated from Wallace High School in 1956. She married Elmer “Jr” Schwenk on September 27, 1957. The couple’s only daughter, Danella, was born January 12, 1960. Pat enjoyed quilting, embroidery, and painting pottery. Pat and Jr resided in North Platte until his death in April of 2015, at which time Pat relocated to Henderson to be closer to family.
Pat was preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Elva (Stingley) O’Brien; her husband, Jr Schwenk; daughter, Danella Engen; Son-in-law, Wayne Engen; two brothers, Jack and Danny O’Brien; three brothers-in-law, Gene, Robert, and Paul Schwenk; and one sister-in-law, Lila Schwenk.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Lane Callaghan, of Central City and Emily (Kyle) Norman, of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Andrew Bryant, Addysen Bryant, Jakson Callaghan, Jase Callaghan, Kaiden Norman and Lexie Norman; a sister-in-law, Cora Ann Wood; two brothers-in-law, Ed Schwenk and Garland Wood; four sisters-in-law, Barb Schwenk, Alene O’Brien, Barb O’Brien, and Liz Schwenk; and a number of nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be from 9:00a.m. to10:00 a.m. Monday prior to graveside services at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Nadine E. Nelson, 77, of North Platte, passed away May 31, 2016 at Great Plains Health. She was born Nov. 5, 1938 to Lyle and Edna (Larson) Nelson at North Platte. Nadine spent most of her life in North Platte and worked at the Opportunity Center. She liked to bowl, Special Olympics, going for rides and Christmas with nieces and nephews. She is survived by her brother, Gene (Claudette) Nelson; nieces and nephews, Tammy (James) Bratton, Todd (Hayley) Nelson, Phyllis (Tom) Pease, Diane Foote, Amelia (Earl) Swanson and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Farrell) Foote; a brother, Wesley Nelson; and a nephew, Jim Foote. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the First Lutheran Church for Vacation Bible School. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Frank Fitch officiating. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 pm Wednesday at Carpenter Memorial which is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Louise (Slipke) Doyle, 82, of North Platte passed away May 30, 2016 at Great Plains Health surrounded by her five children.
She was born August 13, 1933 to Norbert and Margaret Slipke in Cawker City, Kansas. At the age of ten her family moved to North Platte, NE, where she attended St. Patrick’s Catholic Schools. In her senior year Margaret moved to Denver, CO, when her father’s job transferred them. She graduated from South High School May 1951, and attended Barnes Business School graduating in May 1952.
On November 28, 1953 she married James E. Doyle at Blessed Sacrament Church in Denver. She and Jim lived at Travis Air Force Base in Merced, CA until Jim’s honorable discharge in September 1954. In 1956 they moved back to North Platte.
In addition to caring for her family, she worked at Nash Finch Company for eight years, and for KNOP-TV, retiring after twenty eight years. Margaret also served her church as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, the funeral dinner committee, and was a faithful supporter of the St. Patrick’s School System.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; brothers, Leroy, Jacob, and Richard; and an infant grandson, James.
She is survived by her children, James (Patricia) E. Doyle IV of Lexington, NE, Karen (Tim) O’Connor of North Platte, Julie (Mike) Sullivan of Sterling, CO, Geri Lynn (Steve) Miller of Laramie, WY, and Kathleen (Scott) McConnell of Sudbury, MA; grandchildren, Maggie (Jimmy) Watt, TJ (Sarah) O’Connor, Sean Sullivan, Megan (Adam) Allsop, Shannon Doyle, John O’Connor, Sarah Sullivan, Jake Doyle, Benjamin Miller, Ainsley and Grant McConnell; great-grandchildren, James and Bennett Watt, and Brecken, Eli, and McKinley O’Connor; sisters-in-law, Jean (Clem) Matter, Gloria Jean Slipke, and Donna Slipke; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Catholic Schools Endowment Trust. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
The family is receiving visitors at the home of Karen and Tim O’Connor.
Christian Wake Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend James Golka as celebrant. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be noon until 9:00 p.m. today at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Nila Evelyn Reitz, of Cambridge formerly of Curtis passed away May 28, 2016 in Cambridge. She was born on April 8, 1938 in the farming community of Farnam, Nebraska to Lynn and Valerie (Crampton) Messersmith and grew up on a farm with two brothers, Del and Dennis. After graduating from high school, she moved to Denver, CO where she became a Civil Service Employee. She met John Martin Reitz and the two were married in 1959. To this union two sons, were born, Lynn and Alan. Nila was also blessed with John’s first son, Dennis. She traveled the world being married to a military man in the Air Force. At the age of 41, she decided to change careers and became an air traffic controller for the FFA where she finished out her career in Washington, DC. They then retired and moved to Florida for a few years before Nila decided it was time to return to her roots and they moved to Curtis, NE very near to where she was born. She later moved to Cambridge, NE to be closer to her brother Dennis after the passing of her husband, John. Nila was a great lady who enjoyed donating her time to numerous charities and church functions.
Survivors include her sons, Dennis, Lynn, and Alan; 4 grandsons; two great-grandsons; and 3 great-granddaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, John.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Society and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday June 3, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Curtis, NE with the Reverend Tammy Aubushon officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
James ‘Earl’ Sanburn was called home to rope his final calf on Friday, May 27, 2016 surrounded by his wife, Jane and children. Earl was born August 7, 1942 to Lee and Mable (Franklin) Sanburn in Lenox, Iowa. Raised in the rural areas around Lenox, Bedford, Conway and Nodaway. Earl married Carolyn Dunn of Nodaway, August 10, 1957 and to this union, 3 children were born, Terri, Tracy and Cody. In 1959, Earl moved his family to Corning when he started working at Conoco Oil. Along with breezing race horses in the early hours and later learned to shoe. In 1960, he hired out as a lineman, trouble shooter and technician for Western Telephone Company, now known as Frontier. He worked there for 25 years. Earl was very fortunate to have owned several very nice roping horses, one that took him to a championship in Calf Roping at Grand River, Iowa in 1971. Some of Earl’s others passions included braiding leather and rawhide, along with hunting and guns. On June 15, 1985, Earl married Jenalee Jane (Beckett) Curphey of Lenox. They resided north of Lenox for a short time, then to Sidney, Iowa. Later they found themselves moving to Wickenburg, Arizona for 18 years, moving to North Platte, NE in 2014. Earl was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed and loved. He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters, Terri Sanburn (Gary Warner) of Stapleton and Tracy (Sean) Jackson of North Platte; son, Cody (Triana) Sanburn of Lincoln; grandsons, Aidan and Kade; 10 step grandchildren; 6 step great greandchildren; sister, Jean Moore of Clarinda; niece, Marilyn (Kim) Shore of Clarinda; nephew, Jeff (Lisa) Moore of California; stepsons, Richard (Kathy) Curphey of Cedar Rapids, IA, Mike (Bobbie) Curphey of Texas and Gary Curphey of Sharpsburg, IA; sisters-in-law, Leola Adams and Lois Lamb both of Mt. Ayr, IA, Imogene Mains and Janice (Mike) Miller both of Creston, IA; brother-in-law, David Beckett of Lenox, IA; cousin, Robert Miller of Sand Springs, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Joe Neuhardt; brothers-in-law, Marty Moore and Earl Beckett; and one step grandson. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com or www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com. Memorials are suggested to the family to be determined at a later date. Services will be 2pm Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Pearson Funeral Home in Corning, Iowa. The family request casual wear. Visitation will be 1pm to 7 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2016 with family receiving from 5 to 7 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte and Friday, June 3, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 at Pearson Funeral Home in Corning, Iowa. Pearson Funeral Home and Carpenter Memorial Chapel are in charge of arrangements.
Ilamae A James, 89, of North Platte passed away peacefully May 29, 2016 at Linden Court. She was born on Mother’s Day, May 8, 1927 to Pete and Marjorie Leider outside of North Platte. She grew up in Wellfleet and graduated from North Platte High School. On October 17, 1957 she married Albert N. James. She quit her job at the Lincoln County Courthouse to raise her family. Ilamae worked part time as a church secretary and eventually went to work for the North Platte Public School System until her retirement in 1998. Ilamae was a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior in North Platte where she also belonged to St. Bridgets, St. Margaret, and Alter Guilds. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi for 70 years. She loved to read and made beautiful hand-stitched quilts, going on to teach a class on quilting at Mid Plains Community College. Ilamae lived at the Regency Retirement Village where she enjoyed morning coffee with her friends.
Survivors include her son, Bruce (Debra) of CA; daughter, DaNelle Nisley of North Platte; grandchildren, Nicholas (Colleen) James of CA, Christopher (Meagan) James of TX, Ashlei (Wayne) Fernandez of TX, Michela James of CA, Colton Nisley of North Platte and Laura James of PA; great-grandchildren, Carson, Lilly and Logan; and a brother-in-law, David James of Lincoln and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert; sons, Robert and infant son, Raymond; and a grandson, Cory.
Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of Our Savior and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Friday June 3, 2016 at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior with the Reverend Dr. Jeffrey S.F. Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Dale V. Benham, 89 of Sun City, AZ, and formerly of North Platte and Omaha, NE, died in Sun City, AZ, December 22, 2015. Memorial Services will be held at the Adams-Swanson Chapel on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 11:00 AM.
Dale Benham was born October 3, 1926, in Cozad, NE to Howard B. & Beulah M. Miller Benham. He spent his childhood and early years in North Platte, NE. He graduated from North Platte Senior High School in May 1944. He received his Associates College Degree in Business Management on February 25, 1985 from the Metropolitan Technical Community College in Omaha, NE. He maintained a 4.O GPA and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Eta Sigma.
In May 1947 he married Arleta R. Reynolds in North Platte, they were later divorced.
On November 15, 1969 he married Rosa Marcette (Wells) Sawyer. They lived in Omaha and North Platte, NE. After retirement they moved to Sun City, AZ in 1990.
Mr. Benham began his railroad career in 1944, as a clerk for the Union Pacific Railroad until 1946. He went to Alaska in 1949 and worked as a clerk for the Alaska Railroad. He returned to North Platte on November 28, 1949 and worked again for the Union Pacific Railroad as a clerical worker. He then advanced to higher positions and to Union Pacific’s headquarters in Omaha, including the position of Private Secretary to the Engineer of Track, that overseen the rail lines in a private car. He advanced to the Secretary of Chief Engineer and several different management positions in Personnel Services. He celebrated his retirement on September 27, 1985 after 36 years with the Union Pacific Railroad.
In North Platte he was an active member and officer of the Oddfellow Lodge (IOOF). He maintained a lifelong membership in the Lodge after leaving North Platte. He was active in the Omaha Sports Club for both Bowling and Golfing for many years. After retiring, he and his wife Marcette spent several years traveling in their 5th Wheel around the United States performing host services at National and State Park Campgrounds. After retiring to Sun City, he became a member of the Sun City Genealogy and Computer Clubs. He did extensive home computer research in Genealogy and traced his family lines back over 600 years. He frequently returned to North Platte to participate in class reunions.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved/devoted wife of 32 years, Rosa Marcette in 2001; son John R. Sawyer in 2011 and grandson, Bryan A. Benham in 2010.
Mr. Benham is survived by a son, Kevin R. (Cindy) Benham, of Aurora, CO; 5 daughters, Colleen Benham Blevins of Sun City West, AZ; Kathleen L. Benham, of Denver, CO; Robin Lea Sawyer (Ronald) Swanson of Loup City, NE; Lila Marcette Sawyer (Robert) Mason, of Pittsburgh, PA; Shari L. Sawyer (Tim) Bazzie, of Charlotte, NC; a brother, Gary L. (Jeri) Benham of Flagstaff, AZ; a brother in law Albert A. (Ruby) Wells, of Sun City, AZ; a brother in law James S. Wahlberg, of Colorado Springs, CO; 14 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, May 31st at the Adams and Swanson Chapel in North Platte, with Pastor Scott Mustion of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.