The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published Feb. 22, 2018

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Marjorie Stickelman, Jane Hedden, Orville Pohlmann, Cecil Lovewell, Virginia Rightmeier, Shirley Hendrix


Marjorie Stickelman
Marjorie "Marge" A. Stickelman, 93, of York, Neb., died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Lincoln, Neb. She was born on Nov. 8, 1924, to Hazel O. (Craig) and Don W. Lyne in Superior, Neb. Marge graduated from Superior High School in 1942 and then attended Colorado Women's College. On June 9, 1952, she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Stickelman in Superior.
Marge was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was involved with the Women's Circle, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also very involved in community activities, such as Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Bloodmobile, election board, Meals on Wheels, York Senior Center, York Fun Club and the Yorkshire Playhouse. She enjoyed bowling, loved playing bridge, china painting and was an antique collector (glassware and crystal). She appreciated having conversation with people and enjoyed nature, especially hummingbirds.
She is survived by her children: Chat (Kellie) Stickelman of Wheatridge, Colo., Kim (Michael) Schwartzman of Peculiar, Mo., Megan (Alun) Buttermore of Salem, S.C., Lori Stickelman of Lincoln, Neb., and Kyle (Barb) Stickelman of Laramie, Wyo.; six grandchildren: Torrey (Ally) Stickelman of Littleton, Colo., Elissa Buttermore of Sacramento, Calif., Nathan (Elizabeth) Buttermore of Dedham, Mass., Aaron (Xiomarie) Buttermore of Lakenheath, Suffolk, U.K., Addie Schwartzman of Lincoln, Neb., and Colby Stickelman of Laramie, Wyo.; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Neb. No visitation, cremation. Memorials may be directed to York Adopt-A-Pet (1521 N. Lincoln Ave., York, Neb., 68467) or the Superior Auditorium Historic Redevelopment Corporation (P.O. Box 96, Superior, Neb., 68978).
Condolences may be left for the family at Metz Mortuary, York, is handling arrangements.

Jane Hedden
Jane Felt Hedden, 81, a resident of Independence, Mo. died Friday at her home.  She was born July 14, 1936, to George and Mary Felt in Superior. She graduated from Superior High School in 1954.
Jane was untied in marriage to Stanley Hedden on May 23, 1954.  She worked at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., and later stayed at home to take care of her children.  Jane was Christian by faith.  She enjoyed painting her fingernails and talking, but she truly cherished the time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Bobby Marler (Shelley) of Independence, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Jerry Miller (Rosemary) of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Patricia Hedden of Independence, Mo., six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, John Hedden; grandson, Thomas Marler; and great-grandsons, Cole Marler and  John Hedden III.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, Mo. 

Orville Pohlmann
Orville Herbert Pohlmann, 74, of Deshler, the son of Herbert and Hulda (Fintel) Pohlmann was born Nov. 1, 1943 at Dr. Reed's Hospital in Deshler. He died Friday, Feb. 9 at the Thayer County hospital.
He grew up in the Deshler area, attended country school district 92 and graduated from Deshler High School with the Class of 1961. After graduation he continued his education taking agriculture classes at The Midwest Institute for Young Adult Learning at the University of Nebraska.
After graduating, Orville farmed with his father and worked at the ASCS office measuring farms and bins. He raised wheat, milo, corn, soybeans, cattle, hogs, seed wheat, alfalfa and prairie hay. In his younger years milked cows, and raised chickens and geese.
He married Lois Werner Aug. 1, 1969 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Twin Falls, Idaho. This union was blessed with the birth of two sons.
He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler, where he served on various boards including the parochial school and cemetery boards. He was a member of the Isaac Walton League and Pheasants Forever and was active in the Republican Party. He served on the FHA Board, Thayer County extension board and The Nebraska Crop Improvement Association board.
Survivors include his wife, Lois, of Deshler; two sons, David and Tim Pohlmann of Deshler; one sister, Gladys Hobelmann of Byron; three grandchildren, Hanna, Clay and Jack Pohlmann of Omaha.
His funeral was held Thursday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler. Casket bearers were Dave Larkins, Brad Hobelmann, Curtis Probasko, Jason Probasko, Brad Krenke and Wayne Pohlmann. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery rural Deshler.

Cecil Lovewell
Cecil Stephen Lovewell, 75, fought a courageous battle with cancer but succumbed to the disease surrounded by his family on Jan. 17, 2018.
Cecil was born on March 13, 1942, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Leonard Lovewell and Lillian Nakamura. Cecil was one of six children. When Cecil was 11 years old he moved to Kansas to live with his uncle and aunt. Cecil excelled at athletics and had a life long love of sports. He graduated from Lovewell High School in 1961, after that he served our country in the United States Army.
On Sept. 18, 1966, Cecil was united in marriage to Kathe Schriever. They were blessed with four children: William, Hope, Emily and Noah. Cecil and Kathe started their married life in Honolulu and their first child, William, was born there. Shortly after his birth they returned to Superior, Neb., which is where their three other children were born. Cecil was employed at the Ideal Cement Plant and worked there for 18 years until its closing. In 1986, the family moved to Lawrence, Kan. After that they lived in Manhattan, Kan. Cecil was employed with Weststar for 10 years and then Cecil and Kathe spent an enjoyable number of years as seasonal employees at Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado.
Cecil leaves behind an incredible and lasting legacy. He was an avid reader and was knowledgeable on almost every subject. He was a jokester through and through. He could keep such a straight face that you would fall for his jokes even when you knew better. The memories he leaves us with will always keep us laughing and smiling. Cecil was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a good friend to all and everyone knew they could count on him for anything.
Cecil is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Kathe; their four children and their spouses: son, William and Ana Lovewell of Jacksonville, N.C., daughter, Hope and Craig Whiteford of York, Pa., daughter, Emily and Chris O'Connell of Harrisonville, Mo., and son, Noah and Jessica Lovewell of Yosemite National Park, Calif.
Cecil was adored by his nine grandchildren: William, Lucy, Magy and Sofy Lovewell of Jacksonville, N.C.; Gabriel, Emma and Nora Whiteford of York, Pa.; and Lily and Jack O'Connell of Harrisonville, Mo.
Cecil also leaves behind three sisters and two brothers.
Cecil requested to be cremated. We will be having a private celebration of his life in the spring.

Virginia Rightmeier
Virginia Lee Snyder Rightmeier was born Jan. 30, 1931, to Irl and Louella Binkley Snyder, and died Feb. 18, 2018, at Jewell County Hospital ISB at the age of 87 years.
She spent the early years of her childhood in the Effingham, Kan., area, before moving with her family to the Montrose, Kan., area. She completed her elementary and secondary education in the Montrose schools, and obtained her teaching certificate from Hays, Kan., following her high school graduation, teaching for one year in Montrose.
Virginia was united in marriage to Lyle S. Rightmeier on Oct. 21, 1951, at the Montrose Methodist Church. Two children were born to this marriage, Paula (Terry) Cherney, Agenda, Kan., and Roger Lyle Rightmeier, Mankato, Kan.
Virginia was a stay-at-home mom until her children were both in elementary school before beginning work outside the home, first as a dental assistant, then in clerical capacities in the Mankato area. She was very active in the Mankato area, devoted to church and community participation at the Mankato United Methodist Church, Girl Scouts, VFW Auxiliary, American Red Cross blood drives, Mankato Golf Course, Meals on Wheels and whatever else needed to be done. She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, a gifted gardener and seamstress, immaculate housekeeper and wonderful friend.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Bud Snyder, June Joslin, Erma Dunstan, Bob Snyder, Glenn Snyder, Don Snyder, Gene Snyder, Olive Intermill and Leta Adams; siblings-in- law, J.R. Joslin, Edwin Dunstan, Nina Snyder, Barbara Ost Snyder, Barbara Bates Snyder and Kenneth Adams; and nephew, Leroy Snyder.
She is survived by her children: grandchildren, Carrie (Cherney) and David Hahn, Patrick and Chantel Cherney and Bria Cherney; great-grandchildren, Keller and Ben Hahn, Audrey and Nora Cherney; siblings-in-law, Bonnie Snyder, Barbara Diamond Snyder, Ron Intermill; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Celebration of life services will be held for Lyle and Virginia at the Harmony United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, with Pastor Gerry Sharp officiating. Mrs. Pat Grout will serve as the organist. Burial to follow church services at Pleasant View Cemetery, Montrose, Kan. Friends may sign the register book, Saturday, Feb., 24, 2018, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, Kan., is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Hendrix
Shirley Laverne Hendrix, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kan. She was born on Nov. 21, 1935, on the family farm near Tisdale, Kan.
Shirley married Vernie Ray Hendrix on Dec. 12, 1953. She was a secretary for the Jewell County Methodist Parish for 16 years. She was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church and was a member of the choir. She was a member of the Chapter CN P.E.O.
She is survived by her husband, Vernie Ray Hendrix; her children Mickie Levin (Jeff), Julie Butterfield (Larry), and Jim Hendrix (Sandy); grandchildren, Bryan Hoard (Corrine), Melanie Owings (Scott, Brandon Butterfield (Rebecca), Courtney Hendrix, Madison Hendrix and Sydney Hendrix; step-grandchildren Emily Shelton (Eric), Nick Levin (Emily), nine great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings.
"Gram" absolutely adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren! She was the best mom and was always there for her kids, no matter what.
Shirley was an avid KU basketball fan! She lived for the next game and she would be "Woo Hoo Hooing" for her boys!
Shirley was a very thoughtful and caring woman. She always put everyone else first even up to the very end. She was so thrilled to be back in Mankato and to sing in the choir and to be reunited with so many people she knew and to be back with her CN P.E.O. sisters.
Shirley loved to travel and was able to see many places in the U.S. She even got to go to the Bahamas for two of her granddaughters' weddings. Her favorite place to go was Colorado.
Shirley was a loving and doting wife to Vernie and always spoiled him rotten!
Sweet Momma, we know that you're soaring with the angels! We all love you so much and will see you one day!
Cremation was chosen so there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on Feb. 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Harmony United Methodist Church in Mankato, Kan. The burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Jewell County Hospital or the Harmony Methodist Church of Mankato.
Kleppinger Funeral Home, 409 Broadway, Jewell, Kan., 66949, is handling the arrangements.

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