The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record Obituaries Obituaries published March 6, 2014 The Superior Express and Jewell County Record
This week: Frank Jones, June Shaw, Iola Mosier, Nicholas Gering, Eugene Hanson, Henry Strnad, Bernard Schendt, Jack Shumard, Marian Fogo, Courtney DeBey, Betty Ann Carter
Frank Leslie Jones, 62, the son of Waldine and Doris (Leslie) Jones, was born Nov. 12, 1951, in Superior. He died Saturday at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior.
Frank attended the Nora school and graduated from Nelson High School. On April 7, 1972, he was united in marriage to Sandy Wehrman and this union was blessed with two daughters, Angela and Carie.
Frank lived his entire life near Nora. During high school he participated in football, track and rodeo, and continued to rodeo a short time after graduation. He and his brother Bud formed the Jones Bros. Rodeo Company in Nora in 1967. He team roped and competed in the first state team penning contest held in Nebraska. He shared his love of livestock with his daughters , helping them during their years in 4-H and FFA.
He and his father ran the sale barns in Superior, Mankato and Red Cloud at different times throughout their careers. He traveled as far as Minnesota, Oklahoma and Missouri to purchase cattle.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dean, and a brother, P.D. Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Jones of Nora; his mother, Doris Jones of Superior; daughters, Mrs. B.J. Gardner, (Angela), Nora, and Mrs. Sam Meyers (Carie), Mankato; five grandchildren, Ella and Mia Gardner and Eve, Grant and Nathaniel Meyers; and a brother, Craig Jones,Elizabethton, Tenn.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Nora Cemetery. Fred Meyers will officiate.
A book signing was held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday) at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home.
A lunch will be served following the service at the Nuckolls County Fairgrounds.
June Marie Shaw, 75, the daughter of John and Fannie (Rowe) Tetterton, was born June 4, 1938, at Beaufort, N.C. She died Feb. 22, 2014, at the Rose Brook Care Center, Edgar.
June graduated from the Oakland (California) High School. She was a former member of the Brookside Baptist Church in Oakland.
On Dec. 7, 1958, she was united in marriage to Cecil Ray Shaw. To this union four children were born.
While in California she was project manager at Public Storage in Millbrae. She worked for Wal-Mart in Hastings while living in Blue Hill. She also lived in Hawaii and Iowa. She liked to sew, do needle point, garden, knit, attend auctions and collect antiques.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil, on Jan. 19, 2014, her parents; a brother, Troy Tetterton and brother-in-law, Marlin "Butch" Shaw of Superior.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rodney Rainbolt (Donna)of Oklahoma; three sons, Ray, San Leandro, Calif., Philip and Malcolm, both of Blue Hill; and five grandchildren, Christopher, James, Shawn and Jenny Rainbolt and Shawnie Shaw.
Her funeral was held Monday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior. The Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiated. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Megrue-Price Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Iola Larayne Mosier, the daughter of Charley W. and Mildred (Kubacek) Mosier, was born on July 14, 1933, on a farm south of Davenport. She died last Tuesday at Superior.
She attended grade school near Davenport until the age of 10. At this time, Iola because a resident of the Nebraska State Home in Beatrice. In 1971 she joined the family of Mid Nebraska Individual Services at Superior, and remained with Mid-Nebraska until her death.
Iola left many friends in her church, the Superior Church of the Nazarene, and the community. Her favorite things were jewelry, shopping and people watching. She was an organized person and made sure she had her schedule correct for workshops. Iola's hobbies included going out to eat and to the movies. Some of her favorite occasions were time with her favorite nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Survivors include her brother,Wendel Mosier; her sisters Mrs. Gaylord Ehlers (Shelby) and Millie Mealey; half-sister, Marilyn Bargen; and her half-brother Verlin Mosier.
Her funeral was held Friday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Dave Coleman officiating.
Pallbearers were Reyn , Clark, Matt, Crayton, Ross, Ryan and Zach Mosier.
Interment was in the Davenport City Cemetery.
Nicholas Eugene Gering, 64, the son of Bill and Carole (Marran) Gering, was born June 28, 1949, at Franklin. He died at the San Rafael Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, Feb. 22.
Nick attended Geneva Public Schools and graduated from Superior High School. He was a member of the Annaville Baptist Church.
Nick spent most of his life in his big rig truck traveling all over the country. He had worked for Hermann Brothers Trucking for a time and Dahlsten Truck Lines from 1989 to 2004. He lived in the communities of Superior, Corpus Christi and Beloit. He was united in marriage to Linda Butler on Jan. 7, 1972. This union was blessed with a daughter, Shelby. They later divorced. He enjoyed being with friends, time at the lake boating and sports, especially Nebraska football.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Garold Gering.
Survivors include his daughter, Shelby Gering, Beloit; a brother, Zhonzie Gering, Corpus Christi; a sister, Mrs. Dan Shull (Angelia), Big Fork, Mont.; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Taylor Rippe (Jamie.)
His funeral was held Friday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating.
Inurnment was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Eugene K. Hanson, 97, the son of Chris and Addie (Hart) Hanson, was born Feb, 14, 1917 on a farm near Randall. He died Friday at his home in Superior.
Eugene attended a country school near Randall. He was a member of the Union Church at Hardy. He was united in marriage to Elva Bottorf on March 10, 1940. To this union four children were born. He lived most of his life in Jewell County, south of Hardy, farming and raising livestock. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and square dancing in his earlier years, playing cards and traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elva; two brothers, Chester and Arthur; a son-in-law, Rodney Warren: and great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Paredes.
Survivors include his three daughters, Linda Warren and Mrs. Joe Sullivan (Lois) both of Superior, and Mrs. Larry Groth (Billie) of Russell; and one son Darrell Hanson of Hardy; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Rachel Lauritzen, Scandia; and a brother, Raymond Hanson.
His funeral was held Tuesday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home with Pastor David Johnson officiating. Burial was in Rosemound Cemetery, south of Hardy.
Henry Paul Strnad, 80, was born Dec.11, 1933, on the family farm in Farmington Township of Republic County, the fifth child of Bohumil (Milek) Strnad and Lois Elizabeth Sanford Strnad. He died in Republic County last Tuesday.
He lived his entire life in the Munden community within four miles of where he was born. Henry attended and graduated from eighth grade at Bethlehem School in 1947 and Munden High School with the Class of 1951. He later attended Fairbury Junior College for three semesters. On Dec. 25, 1954, he was married to Anita Rose Rundus at the Munden Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Benjamin Rundus, father of the bride. Three daughters were born to this marriage, Benita Strnad, Rebecca Craig, and Beverly Richardson.
After graduation from high school he began farming with his father and brothers, Billy, Glen, and Roger. He continued to be involved with this operation for the rest of his life. He became a small businessman in 1986 when he became part owner of the Farmers Elevator of Narka, eventually going to work for his brother, Shirley Strnad ,who owned United Grain, Inc.
In 1997 he returned to work with Strnad Farms until his death.
In the spring of 1958 Henry and his wife answered the call to be a lay minister at the Danish Lutheran Sunday School and ministered faithfully to that congregation until 2006 when regular services were discontinued. He continued to serve that congregation for special occasions filling that pulpit for the last time on Christmas Eve of 2013. Henry also served numerous congregations throughout southern Nebraska and North Central Kansas during his lifetime, as well as officiating at many funerals throughout the area. He was a life-long member of the Zion Evangelical Church of Munden. He served that church in many capacities including serving as elder, church treasurer and Sunday school teacher. He was an unabashed ambassador for the church welcoming all that came through its doors.
Henry was actively involved in the life of his community and participated in many organizations. He belonged to the Republic County Czechs and was president for many years. He served as president for several years of the Kansas Czechs, Inc. He was a past-president of the Republic County Historical Society, and a member in good standing of the Belleville Masonic Lodge. Henry was a lifetime member of the National Farmers Union and other farm organizations. He served his community as mayor and city councilman.
He was a builder, mechanic, truck driver, electrician, plumber, historian and archivist, preacher, and teacher. He said everyone had a story and he took the time to hear it.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Elizabeth (Betty) Piroutek; brothers, Billy Strnad, Glen Strnad, Shirley Strnad and Roger Strnad. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anita Strnad of the home; daughters, Benita Strnad, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mrs. Robert Craig (Rebecca), Scandia, and Mrs. Peter Richardson (Beverly), Bozeman, Mont.; grandchildren Robert Craig III and Charlsie Craig and Emily Richardson; sisters, Mrs. William Taylor (Patricia), Pekin, Ill., and Mary Rundus, Munden.
His funeral was held Friday at the Zion Evangelical Church with a sunset burial at Tabor Cemetery, rural Munden. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, was in charge of the arrangements.
Bernard (Butch) Schendt died Feb. 22 at Grandview, Mo. He was born July 18, 1940 at home in Nuckolls County, the youngest of seven children born to Ted and Minnie (Ostdiek) Schendt.
He attended the Mt. Clare and District 50 schools and graduated with the Class of 1958 from Nelson High School.
He was employed by O'Shea-Rogers Tractor & Implement in Lincoln, Neb., where he met Elaine Kuhlmann. They were married on Aug. 31, 1963 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lincoln. Two children were born to this union.
Butch and Elaine made their home in Grandview, Mo., when Butch transferred to the Kansas City area to be employed at Ford Motor Company's tractor and implement division's distribution depot as a parts order clerk. He retired from Ford after 24 years. He also retired from the Grandview School District after 10 years of service as a custodian. In 1996, Elaine acquired an ownership interest in Compass Controls, a small manufacturing company in Lenexa. Butch remained active with Compass until his death.
His interests including motor cycling, hunting, fishing and yard work.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond and Joe; and sisters, Geri Ostdiek and Catherine Yakus.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Heschmeyer (Cheryl), Eudora, Kan.; a son, Brian, Stillwell, Kan., eight grandchildren; a brother, Bill Schendt, Hastings; a sister, Mrs. Everett Jams (Marie), Olathe; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Schendt, Lawrence.
His funeral was held Friday at Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church, Grandview, Mo. Burial was in Longview Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.
Jacky (Jack) Warren Shumard, 69, Courtland, died Friday at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born in Ada, Okla., Sept. 18, 1944, the son of Warren and Vermell (Roundtree) Shumard.
Jack attended and graduated in 1962 from Vanoss High School, Vanoss, Okla. After high school he served in the Army National Guard. May 11, 1974, he married Pamela Blackburn at the United Methodist Church at Courtland. To this union two daughters were born, Nicole Lea and Tamara Lynn.
Jack was employed by Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District and at the NRCS office in Belleville. He retired in January, 2012. Jack worked part time for Farmway Co-Op until his death. Jack enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting, golfing as a member of the Men's Golf League at the Buffalo Park Golf Course in Scandia, and raising a garden which he liked to share with family and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Pam; daughters Mrs. Ryan Kraus (Nici) and Mrs. Mitch Wiezorek (Tami), all of Courtland; grandchildren, Jack and Kaylee Wiezorek, Tatum, Katelyn and Keegan Kraus; sisters Carolyn Guinn, Arlington, Texas, Kathleen Clark and Cynthia Saunders, Ada, Okla.; brothers Randall Shumard, Wylie Shumard, Ada, Okla., and Don Shumard, Mohnson, Pa.
His funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at the United Methodist Church, Courtland, with Pastor Kathy Aeillo officiating. Burial will be in the Courtland Cemetery. Visitation was noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville.
Marian Eileen Fogo, 65, died Friday at Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center. She was a restaurant manager.
She was born the daughter of Allen and Irene (Call) Hancock July 11, 1948, in Santa Ana, Calif.
Survivors include her husband, Michael, of the home; a daughter, Mary Ewing, Hays; two sons, Michael Fogo, Fort Smith, Ark., and Matthew Fogo, Magnolia, Ark.; a sister, Juanita Stark; and 10 grandchildren.
A private funeral was held with private inurnment. The Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary, Smith Center, was in charge of arrangements.
Courtney Lee DeBey was born May 28, 1935, to John and Julia (Vos) DeBey in Jewell County. He graduated from Downs High School in 1953. He met Jeanice McCleery and they were married May 14, 1960, at the Christian Church in Esbon. Courtney and Jeanice had five children, Connie, Janet, Warren, Paula and Shelly.
Courtney worked hard on the farm and was a good provider for his family. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and also taking his family on many vacations. Courtney enjoyed seeing the mountains throughout the U.S. He played football and baseball in his earlier years, and in his later years he watched many sporting activities. Courtney displayed spirituality, humbleness and integrity to people he knew well and also to strangers that he had just met.
Courtney died Friday at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents and his five-year-old daughter, Connie Lee.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanice; a son, Warren DeBey, Aurora, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Joe Koops (Janet), Downs, Mrs. Todd Hartshorn (Paula), Peyton, Colo., and Mrs. Aaron Anderson (Shelly), Carthage, Mo.; four granddaughters, Jamie, Jessica, Jodi, and Jenny; two grandsons, Bryce and Ethan; a great-grandchild, Jaxon; and a brother, Wendell DeBey.
His funeral was was held Monday at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center, with Pastor Lance McDowell officiating. Private inurnment will be in the Downs Cemetery at a later date.
Betty Ann Carter
Betty Ann Carter, 95, daughter of Robert and Carmitia (Bush) Woerner, died Feb 25 in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Superior. Betty Ann was the sister of Robert Woerner of Superior.
Her funeral is planned for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church Chapel, 4455 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, Ariz., with Pastor Eve Williams officiating. A graveside service will be held April 19 at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating.
Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of arrangements.
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