Helen (Hawthorne) Warner, 94
(Sept. 6) CHADRON - Rosa Helen (Mardock) Hawthorne Warner, 94, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Hamilton Manor in Aurora, Neb. She was born April 8, 1907, near Washington, Kan. Her parents were Lealdes and Floy Belle (Haworth) Mardock.
She spent her early childhood at Laverne, Okla., and completed the eighth grade at Friends Academy in Haviland, Kan., and completed high school at Hays Springs in 1926. She attended Chadron State College and earned a one-year teacher's certificate. She was married to Ernest Hawthorne on June 9, 1929, near Hays Springs. Mr. Hawthorne preceded her in death in Feb. 12, 1985. The couple farmed for many years near Chadron. In later years, she graduated from Chadron State College and returned to teaching. She was a member of Rose Hill Extension Club, Dawes County Teachers Association and Nazarene Church of Chadron, and taught Sunday School and seved on church committees. She married Virgil Warner on June 3, 1990, at Aurora. The couple moved to Burr Oak, Kan., and remained there until she moved into nursing homes in Superior and, Nelson and Aurora. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Warner of Rogersville, Mo.; son Donald Hawthorne of Wichita, Kan.; daughters Thelma Marshall of LaGrange, Wyo., Lois Walcott of Stockton, Calif.; Marie Smith of Aurora and Mina Duncan of North Platte; and numerous grandchildren. She also is survived by Harriet Winters of Nampa, Idaho.
Mrs. Warner's funeral was at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 6, at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, with Pastor June Ballard officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron. Memorials may be made to Aurora Senior Citizens Center or donor's choice, in care of Chamberlain Chapel, Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Wilson Boyer, 93
(Sept. 7) HENDERSON, Nev. - Wilson Boyer, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Henderson. He was born Sept. 25, 1907 at Mullen. His parents were Charles and Estella (Hewitt) Boyer.
He is survived by his wife, Louise of the home; daughters Colleen Bennett of Atlanta, Ga., and Carol Bruso of Henderson; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandcildren.
Mr. Henderson's graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11. At Cedarview Cemetery at Mullen. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Moncay, Sept. 10, at Mullen Funeral Home.
Karen S. Worley, 68
(Sept. 7) DENVER, Colo. - News has been received that Karen S. Worley, 68, died in her home at 460 S. Marion Parkway, Denver, Colo., Wednesday, Sept. 4. Her death followed a long illness. Karen was born July 15, 1934 at Omaha. Her parents were Cyril and Mary Winkler.
She attended Omaha Holy Name and the University of Nebraska. She was married to Duane Worley on Aug. 9, 1962. While residing at Alliance, she was employed by R.K. Nelson, Box Butte County Clerk's office and the BN Railroad. She transferred to Denver in 1989, and retired. She was the office manager at One Polo Creek, a luxury condominium, and also at the University of Denver Woman's College. She was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, TCU, Cherubim Foundation, Pi Phi Sorority and the Coloradans for Nebraska. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Worley of Alliance, Samantha Worley of Denver; son John Worley of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and six grandchildren, Aaron Reyes of Kansas City, Nick, Ole and Brit Anderson of Hemingford and Alliance, and Britanee and Alyson Worley of Crystal Lake. She also is surveved by two sisters, Mrs. Wiltie (Gretchen) Creswell of Burleson, Texas, and Mrs. John (Lynn) Keller of Bonita Springs, Fla.
Mrs. Worley's funeral will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 9, at St. John's Cathedral, 1313 Clarkson St., Denver, Colorado. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Alliance. Memorials have been established in her memory to either the Cherubim Foundation, an organization aiding women with cancer to increase their quality of life, 900 E. Louisiana, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80210; or the Knight Museum, Alliance.
Avis A. Peterson, 81
(Sept. 8) SIDNEY - Avis A. Peterson, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 3, at Memorial Health Center in Sidney. She was born on May 14, 1919, in Genia. Her parents were Everett and Ruth M. (McLease) Peterson. Her survivors include her sister, Shirley Dierksen of Chadron. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. Private family graveside services will be held Monday, Sept. 11, in the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron with the Rev. Lynn Orville officiating. Chamberlain Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Gerald C. Towne, 74
(Sept. 8) HEMINGFORD - Gerald C. Towne of Hemingford died Thursday, September 7, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. He was 74. Graveside services will be Monday, September 11 at 2 p.m. at the Hemingford Cemetery. The Reverend Craig Collins will officiate. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kathryn E. Spethmann, 92
(Sept 8) ALLIANCE - Kathryn E. Spethmann, 92, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Highland Park Care Center. She was born March 6, 1911, the eighth of nine children to Carl and Martha (Green) Spetman in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.
On Jan. 19, 1938, she was married to Carl H. Spethmann. They farmed together on the family farm where Kathryn had grown up. In 1977 the farm was designated as a "Century Farm" for being in the same family for 100 years. She moved to Alliance in 1997. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Dye of Alliance; granddaughters, Laura (Bert) Smith of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Teresa Dye of Wheatridge, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Sierra and Nathan Smith. Her husband, 5 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death.
Mrs. Spethmann's funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Council Bluffs, Iowa, with Pastor Gus George officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery at Council Bluffs. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church at Alliance, St. Paul Lutheran Church or to Salem Lutheran Cemetery at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Eric Bumgarner, 12
(Sept 8) SPRINGFIRLD, Mo. - Eric Bumgarner, 12, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, of injuries sustained in a bicycle accident, and now rests in the arms of his Lord Jesus Christ. He was born May 13, 1991, at Holdrege, Neb., to Aaron and Kerry (Wetch) Bumgarner.
Laughter and fun loving were definitely a part of Eric's daily routine. He had a love and dedication to his family and friends that will last from here to eternity. In his 12 short years he touched so many lives with his sincere heart that helped him form everlasting friendships. When he made a friend, it was for life. Though he had dreams of being a soldier in the armed forces serving his country, he is now a soldier in the Lord's army, fighting for the safety of children. Eric loved everything in life except two things, eating his vegetables and going to bed early. He is survived by his parents Aaron and Kerry; brothers Randy and Joshua of Springfield; step-brothers Steven Hoffman, Kyle Riggs, Jory Berger and Anthony Roode; and step-sisters Desiree Hoffman, Cassie Berger and Miranda Roode. He also is survived by his grandparents Roy and Judy Riggs of Alliance, Neb., Carl and Theresa Bumgarner of Nebraska, Loren and Janice Wetch of North Dakota; aunts and uncles, Anson and Carmen Bungarner, Derrick and Holly Bumgarner, Carrie and Derek Thornton and Travis Wetch of Nebraska and Shelly and Jason Blotsky of Washington; cousins, Ryan and Katelyn Blotsky and Mattie and Sawyer Bumgarner; and great-grandmothers, Beatrice Berger and Emma Bumgarner.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Park Crest Assembly of God Church, Springfield. Burial will be in Brookline Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at Walnut lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home Chapel.
Delores M. Gaipl, 83
(Sept. 9) HEMINGFORD - Delores M. Gaipl of Hemingford died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Box Butte General Hospital. She was 83. She was born Sept. 6, 1919, at Ottumwa, Iowa to James and Esther (Plaster) Lancey.
On Dec. 19, 1947, she married John Gaipl in Ottumwa. Following her husband's retirement from the Navy, they moved to Alliance in 1959 and then to Hemingford in 1970. She was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church, Hemingford Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary. Her survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tom Luke of North Platte, Neb. Her parents, husband, four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Hemingford. Father Vince Parsons will officiate. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. A wake service will be Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Bridget Church. Memorials may be given to Hemingford Community Care Center. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Vern C. Henley, 82
(Sept. 9) CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Vern C. Henley, 82, died Sept. 6, 2002, at the Cheyenne VA Hospital. He was born Sept. 12, 1919, to John and Vella (Marsh) Henley in Alliance.
After graduating from Alliance High School he was employed in Oakland, Calif. until joining the military during World War II. He spent 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army infantry with the Red Arrow 32 division in the South Pacific, with two campaigns in New Guinea. Following his discharge, he returned to Alliance. On Feb. 15, 1946 he married Etta "Lou" Marie Mundt. He operated a cafˇ in Alliance for three years. He then owned and operated the Culligan business there for 12 years before moving to Kalispell, Mont., in 1963. He retired from the Culligan business in 1976. The couple returned to Nebraska and had lived in the Gering area since 1990. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW, a past president of the Eagles Club in Alliance and a member of the West Lakeshore Lions Club in Lakeside, Mont. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Etta Henley; a son, John of Rangely, Colo.; daughter, Jan of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Angela, Erik, Amber and Alicia; a sister, Ruby Green and niece Lois Green; and three great grandsons, the latest born the day of his demise. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Opal.
Mr. Henley's graveside service, with military honors provided by VFW Post No. 1517, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Alliance Cemetery, with Chaplain Loyd Nielson officiating. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Ruth Morrison, 86
(Sept. 9) ALLIANCE - Ruth A. Morrison, 86, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Box Butte General Hospital. She was born June 9, 1917, in Box Butte County, to William Herbert and Rosa Marie (Knapp) Vogel.
On Dec. 28, 1940, she was married to Paul Morrison at Alliance. They have lived on their farm northwest of Alliance since 1948. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was active in Ladies Aid and Cradle Roll for over 30 years. She also was an avid quilt maker. She is survived by her husband Paul; sons and their wives, Monte and Linda Morrison of Alliance, Larry and Marcia Morrison of Sidney, Dan and Wanda Morrison of Alliance; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She also is survived by hersisters, Mabel Hashman, Pearl Johnson and Elsie Brandt of Alliance; and brothers Bill Vogel and Herb Vogel, of Alliance. Her parents, sister, Esther Dyer and grandson, Andy Morrison, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Revs. Martin T. Schnare and Richard C. Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marguerite Elliott, 94
(Sept. 9) SONORA, Calif. - Marguerite Pahlow Elliott, 94, formerly of Alliance, died Saturday, Sept. 6. She is survived by her brothers, John Pahlow of Alliance and Orvel Pahlow of Sonora; and sister Jean Behm of Littleton, Colo. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine Pahlow, husband Leonard Elliott, four sisters and five brothers. Services and burial will be at Sonora.
Dorothy Pahlow, 81
(Sept. 9) SONORA, Calif. - Dorothy Pahlow, 81, formerly of Alliance, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003. She is survived by her husband Orvel Pahlow and two sons in California. Cremation and memorial services will be held at a later date.
Virgil Hawk Wing, 57
(Sept. 10) ALLIANCE - Virgil W. Powder Woman-Hawk Wing, 57, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Regional West Medical Center at Scottsbluff.
He is survived by one son, Virgil Hawk Wing Jr. of Wounded Knee, S.D.; daughters Darlene Hawk Wing of Pine Ridge, S.D., Andrea Hawk Wing, Mickelaja Hawk Wing and Vanessa Hawk Wing, all of Wounded Knee; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He also is survived by one brother, Eugene Red Shirt Sr., of Porcupine, S.D.; and two sisters Pansy Hawk Wing of Huron, S.D., and Delphine Red Shirt of New Haven, Conn.
The first night wake begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Alliance Church of God, with Rev. Don Mink officiating. Second and third night wakes services begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Porcupine CAP Office at Porcupine. Mr. Hawk Wing's funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Porcupine CAP Office, with Rev. Abraham Tobacco officiating. Burial will be in Body of Christ Cemetery, Wounded Knee. Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Tyndall, 92
(Sept. 11) ALLIANCE - Dorothy C. Tyndall died Sunday, September 10, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Alliance. She was 92 years old. Dorothy was born November 7, 1907, in Lynn, Minn. to Andrew P. and Eleanor (Cady) Larson.
At a young age her family moved to a homestead at Hamill, S. D. After completing her education she taught school until her marriage to Alex J. (Jack) Tyndall on May 28, 1929 at Cody. They moved to Alliance in 1943 where they owned and operated Tyndall Plumbing and raised their four children. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member of the Good Sam Camping Club.
Her survivor's include her four children Vurene Garsee of Alexandria, Louisiana, Vera Carter of Alliance, Harlan Tyndall of Chadron and Elizabeth Jean Gaspers of Georgetown, South Carolina; grandchildren, Roxie Jewell, Billie Jean Byrd, Kenneth Carter, Mark Carter, Greg Carter, Bobi Bailey, Debra Burback, Jim Tyndall, Tracy Gaspers, and Nicholas Gaspers. Also surviving her are thirteen great-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 13 at 10 a.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel. Reverend Mark Schutt officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association or the Good Samaritan Health Care Center. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. -
Gerald Towne, 74
(Sept. 11) HASTINGS - Gerald C. Towne of Hemingford died Thursday, September 7, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. He was 74. He was born July 19, 1926, at Curtis, to Willis A. and Meda Pearl (Parkin) Towne. He married E. Joanne Hewitt on March 3, 1959.
He worked in farming all of his life. His survivors are his wife, Joanne; daughters, Kimberly Towne of Minden, Linda Towne of Hemingford; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Cindy Towne of Bayard; a sister, Neva Watkins of Kennewick, Wash. Grandchildren, Joseph, Justin and Brandon Towne, also survive him. His parents, infant son Gerald L. Towne, two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be Monday, September 11, at 2 p.m. at the Hemingford Cemetery with the Reverend Craig Collins officiating. Memorials may be given to the Hemingford Volunteer Firefighters Association for the ambulance fund. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. -