The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published Aug. 17, 2017

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Gordon Whartman, Marcile Imler, Mark Laybourn, Shawn Carver


Gordon Whartman
Gordon W. Whartman, 88, of Kimball, died July 14 at the Kimball County Manor. His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today (Thursday) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Visit to view the online obituary and leave a messages of sympathy for the family. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marcile Imler
Marcile Ernestine Imler, the daughter of Perry and Cora (Heater) Brant, was born Sept. 21, 1923, at Superior, Neb. Marcile died Saturday Aug. 12, 2017, at the Belleville Health Care Center at the age of 93 years, 10 months and 22 days.
Marcile was united in marriage to Galen Imler on July 25, 1938, at Belleville, Kan. Galen preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1977. She loved to be around her family and friends; enjoyed baking, cooking and sewing. She enjoyed attending church functions. She loved to go riding around looking for wildlife and reminisce about her life.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Sharlene (Imler) Taylor; Gary Imler; Mary (Imler) Gruszka; Teresa (Imler) Dyke and Kirk Imler; 29 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great grandchildren, as well as a brother, Bob (Carol) Brant.
She was welcomed into heaven by her children, Ernie Imler; David Imler; Dennis Imler and Janet (Imler) Schnopp.
She left a lasting legacy and will be deeply missed by all of the loved ones, whose life touched.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 1 p.m. from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior, Neb., with Pastor Rick Snodgrass officiating.
Music will be "How Great Thou Art," "On the Wings of a Dove" and "Sissy's Song," with Carlita Price as organist and Alicia Reed as soloist.
Visitation will be held on Aug. 18, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Matt Imler, Kirk Imler, Carl Imler, Max Henderson, Donald Whitley and Cecil Imler.
Interment will be in the White Rock Cemetery at Republic, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in care of the family
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, Neb., 68978, or
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Neb., is in charge of the arrangements.

Mark Laybourn
Mark Eugene Laybourn, 69, of Superior, died July 11 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings after a battle with cancer. Mark was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, where his father who was serving in the Air Force was stationed at the time. Because of his father's service, mark enjoyed living many places while growing up, including Okinawa, Japan; Pennsylvania; Ohio; Hawaii; Wyoming and Colorado.
Growing up, Mark was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He was a champion wrestler, swimmer and football player. He enjoyed all water sports, fishing, surfing and sailing and was also a scuba instructor at Kaneohe Marine Base in Hawaii. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding and camping. He was an avid reader and very familiar to the staff at the Superior Public Library. He graduated from Kailua High School in Hawaii, and then attended Colorado State University. Mark worked as and was an extremely gifted marble, granite and tile setter, an art he learned and perfected in Hawaii. He worked for four years as a journeyman before becoming a master.
Mark moved to Superior in 2005 where he was readily accepted. He loved his "quiet little town" and the people who live there. He made many special friends who helped and cared for him. Mark was considered by all to be a very kind, loving, friendly and gentle person.
Those remaining to cherish his memory include his siblings, sister Lisa; brother Alan (wife, Marie); sister Julie (husband, Nassef); brother Lance (wife, Lissa); and sister Majel as well as three nieces; one nephew and five great nieces.
No services will be scheduled for Mark.

Shawn Carver
Shawn Michael Joseph Carver, 28, of Lincoln, died July 26. He was born Sept. 12, 1988, in Superior, the youngest son of Cindy and Paul Carver.
He grew up in northcentral Kansas. He married his wife, Sarah, in 2012. They made their home in Nebraska. Shawn had a thirst for adventure and lived life to the fullest. He was happiest when outside. Fishing, hunting, hiking, gardening and golfing were among his favorite activities. In the house, you could find him cooking a tasty dinner from the inspiration gathered from watching cooking shows. He also had a passion for music, whether he was listening to it or playing the guitar. Shawn was always eager to help out a friend and had the ability to make anyone laugh and smile.
Shawn is survived by his wife, Sarah Carver; brother, Carson Carver; mother, Cindy Carver; other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Carver; and his grandparents, Donald and Molly Switzer, Eunice Dutton and Levi Carter.

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