The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published Dec. 7, 2017

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Mary Hanna, Margie Zoch, Shirley Novak, Rosina Anderson, Munroe Little


Mary Hanna
Mary Joan Hanna, the daughter of James Thomas and Ruth (Wingo) Copper, was born Nov. 5, 1944, at Colby, Kan. She died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, Neb. at the age of 73 years and 25 days.
Mary was united in marriage to James A. Hanna, Sr., on April 14, 1979, in Long Beach, Calif. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2010. Mary was also preceded in death by her father, James Copper; mother, Ruth Branstetter; son, Doug Green; and a brother, Eugene Elbe.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Derita Burris, of Pascagoula, Miss.; step-children, Jeff (Ginger) Hanna of Mobile, Ala.; John Hanna of Three Rivers, Miss.; Mike Hanna of Wade, Miss.; Virginia Shephard of Escatawpa, Miss., and Lonnie Hanna of Wade, Miss.; grandchildren, April (Harlin) Fore of Saucier, Miss., and Hannah (Tyler) Jacobs of Lafayette, La.; step-grandchildren, Daniel (Leslie) Hanna of Tuxey, Ala.; Crystal (Wes) Williams of Mobile, Ala.; Jennifer Hanna of Hurley, Miss.; Jamie (Tony) Hand of Hurley, Miss.; Jenna (Ron) Hinton of Hurley, Miss.; Ronald Shephard of Wade, Miss.; Melissa Shephard of Mobile, Ala., and Leslie Hanna of Wade, Miss.; sisters, Carol Larson of St. Francis, Kan.; Frances (Jim) Herren of Goodland, Kan.; Janice King of Burlington, Colo.; Sue (Lloyd) Sporing of Superior, Neb. and Ruth (Earl) Studer of Superior, Neb.; her brother, Jim Copper, of Superior, Neb.; a host of great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Petey.
Memorial services were Monday Dec. 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Megrue- Price Funeral Home in Superior, with Pastor Natalie Faust officiating. Music was recorded music, "Amazing Grace," "Precious Memories" and "Dancing In The Sky."
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, which was special to Mary in memory of her late husband, Jim.
Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, Neb., 68978, or
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Neb., was in charge of the arrangements.
An additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Coastal Funeral Home (12800 Highway 613) in Moss Point, Miss., with graveside services to follow at noon at Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point, Miss.

Margie Zoch
Margie Caroline Zoch, 89, died last Monday at Integris Bass Hospital in Enid, Okla. The daughter of Carl and Erna (Eilers) Hinz, she was born Oct. 21, 1928, on the family farm near Nelson.
Margie was baptized on Dec. 9, 1928, at Salem Lutheran Church by Pastor Charles Bunge. She was confirmed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church on June 17, 1945, by Pastor Robert Leege. Her confirmation verse was 2 Corinthians 5:15. She attended country schools, Star and Kelly. Margie worked at the Hebron Blue Valley Care Home and the Deshler Broom Factory. During her lifetime, she lived in Nelson, Clay Center, Kan., Deshler, Denver, Colo., and Enid, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hubert Zoch, on March 9, 1989; two infant daughters; a sister, Gertrude Brandt; brothers, Jim, Leroy, Raymond and Eldred Hinz.
Survivors include her son, Harlan Zoch of Enid, Okla.; daughter, Brenda Hessman of Dodge City; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Larry Plock (Rose) of Deshler, Shirley Hinz of Lincoln and Mrs. Dick Medina (Darlene) of Deshler; other relatives and friends.

Shirley Novak
Shirley Kay Novak, 59, died last Monday in Salina. She was born Aug. 5, 1958, in Concordia to George and Edith Novak.
Shirley and her family lived in the Mankato and Jewell area where she graduated from Jewell High School with the Class of 1976.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Sharon Fowler; and a niece, Nicole Fowler.
She is survived by her daughters, Erica Collins of Salina and Demi Carlson of Hutchinson; five sisters, Brenda Dragoo, Mankato, Nancy Perez, Paola, Betty Unselt Salina, Rhonda Scheidt, Salina, and Susan Schlosser, Fargo, N.D.; one brother and five grandchildren.
Funeral and burial will be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetary, Mankato.

Rosina Anderson
Rosina C. Anderson was born Aug. 3, 1924, at the farm home near Jewell, Kan., and died Nov. 30, 2017, at the age of 93 years. She was the youngest of five children born to Mont and Altha (Betts) Clark.
She attended Spring Creek and Paradise country schools and graduated form Jewell Rural High School in 1942.
Rosina was married to Frank Anderson on Sept. 20, 1943. Born to them was a son, Jerry Lee. While Frank was overseas, she spent some time in Topeka, Kan., working at the Hallmark Greeting Card Co. After World War II, Frank returned home from service and they settled on their farm northeast of Jewell. She was a homemaker and enjoyed working beside her husband with the farming and daily chores. After 49 years on the farm they moved to Jewell. Their grandson, Darrell, and family now reside on the family farm.
She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. Rosina was a member of the Jewell Christian Church and the Jolly Mixers.
Rosina was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank, in 2002; three sisters, Ruth Thiel, Dorothy Clark and Bera Heinlen; and a brother, Elwood Clark.
Left to mourn her passing are a son, Jerry, and wife, Nancy Anderson, Jewell, Kan.; granddaughter, Kathy, and Jason Livingston, Idaho; grandson, Darrell, and wife, Juretta Anderson, Jewell; three great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Anderson, Kindra Anderson and Alyssa Livingston; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell, Kan. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewell, Kan. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Jewell, Christian Church, Jewell, or Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit..

Munroe Little
Munroe Newton Little, age 89, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems. Munroe was born June 8, 1928, near Hunter, Kan., to Otte and Hazel (Rieschick) Little. Munroe was united in marriage to Kathleen Loomis on Nov. 20, 1953. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage.
Munroe attended country school north of Mankato and then began working at various locations including farming, carpentry work and sawmilling in Idaho. He also enjoyed running a combine, but his asthma limited his ability to do so.
Munroe was an avid fisherman and gardener, where he took pride in his produce and enjoyed sharing with others. He was also known for joking with his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and sister-in-law, Karen Moyer.
He is survived by his loving wife; brother-in-law, Bill, and wife, Becky Loomis, Jewell, Kan.; brother-in-law, Wendell Moyer, Jewell, Kan.; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation was held Thursday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Kleppinger Funeral Home in Jewell, Kan. Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at Kleppinger Funeral Home, with burial in the Ionia Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Jewell Public Library.

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