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George Edmond Taylor Sr.

George Edmond Taylor Sr., son of Lester and Grace (Scott) Taylor, was born February 25, 1928 in Table Rock, Nebraska. He attended grade school in Table Rock until his family moved to a farm north of Humboldt and then attended Bratton Union for a time, and graduated from Humboldt High School with the class of 1946. George went to work in sales and finance positions for Stansbury Implement, Strong Brothers Chevrolet, and Federated Finance Corporation. It was during this time George married his first wife Darlene Stevicks. They had a daughter Delores in 1950 and a son George Jr. in 1954. After returning to Strong Brothers Chevrolet for a time he purchased the dealership in 1962 and it became Taylor Chevrolet. George owned and operated Taylor Chevrolet until 1976 when he sold it and returned to farming with his father Lester.

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03
Jun
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Ethelann G. Stillinger

Ethelann G. Stillinger

Ethelann was born on July 20th, 1928 in Denver Colorado, one of 11 children. Her parents were John Angelo Griebling of Denver Colorado and Frances Leona McKay Griebling born in Belleville, Kansas. Ethelann’ s parents moved to Evergreen, Colorado where she attended K-12th grade. She also worked at the local Pharmacy in Evergreen. After graduation she attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska majoring in Pharmacy. While attending UNL, she met the love of her life Robert (Bob) Stillinger from Columbus, Nebraska. They were wed on July 20, 1950. After college Ethelann and Bob moved to Columbus, Nebraska where Ethelann worked for the local phone company. They moved to Basset, Nebraska in 1956 where Bob took a position at the local bank. Ethelann gave birth to their daughter Roberta (Bobbie) in 1958.

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03
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Marian Florence (Ulmer) Leatherman

Marian Florence (Ulmer) Leatherman

Marian Florence (Ulmer) Leatherman, 96, passed away on May 30, 2020 at Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt, Nebraska. She was born on December 31, 1923, in a rural home built by her father. She was the fifth of six children born to Reuben and True (Stratton) Ulmer. Marian graduated from the Dawson Public School in 1941. She worked in Omaha as a typist before she married Wayne Leatherman on October 17th, 1942, in Tucson, AZ, where he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They returned to Nebraska in 1943. Marian lived in the Humboldt-Dawson area the remainder of her life, primarily in her original family home north of Dawson.

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03
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Willard Dale Binder

Willard Dale Binder

Willard Dale Binder was born to Violet Mary (Branek) and Charles Jacob Binder on October 24, 1927 on the family farm west of Table Rock. He was the youngest of five boys, Charles, Glenn, Joe and Leland. He attended school in Table Rock and graduated with his class in 1945. In March 1950, Willard and his brother, Leland bought the local lumberyard and Binder Brothers was established. Later a ready mix concrete plant was added. As they grew, his sons joined him in the family business. Willard took great pleasure in designing projects for people. He enjoyed serving the community and spent many hours helping customers.

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27
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Flora Gene Cameron

Flora Gene Cameron

Flora Gene Cameron of Summerfield, KS, most recently residing at Good Samaritan Society in Beatrice, NE, died May 21, 2020. She was born July 1, 1934 on a farm near Liberty, NE to Joseph M. and Mae Pearl (Maine) Crosier.

Gene attended rural schools around Mission Creek including Dist. 22, Dist. 66, Dist. 77 and Bookwalter. She graduated from Barneston High School and attended Peru State Teachers College where she earned a teaching degree. She taught a short time at Dist. 37 in West Branch where she was just a few years older than her oldest students.

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20
May
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Charles “Chuck” I. Thomas

Charles “Chuck” I. Thomas

Charles “Chuck” I. Thomas 85 of Liberty, Nebraska passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. He was born on May 6, 1935 in rural Pawnee County to Clarence and Gladys (Morton) Thomas. He was the oldest of 3 children.

He graduated from Barneston High School in1952 and enlisted in the army in September 1953. He took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and afterwards was stationed at Beale Air Force Base in California. He was honorably discharged in September 1955.

Chuck worked at Meyer Lumber Yard in Summerfield, Kansas, worked at Hopper Rock Quarry and at Steel Tanks and Dempster in Beatrice.

On August 8, 1956 he married Betty Jean Tincher and they were later divorced. To this union was born 5 children.

After being discharged from the army in 1955 he returned home to begin farming which he did the rest of his life. Over the years he won many milo production awards.

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14
May
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Carol Jean Halfhide

Carol Jean Halfhide

June 27,1939 - April 10, 2020 Carol left a legacy of musical talent in Chadron

Carol Jean Thompson Halfhide passed away at her home in Chadron on Friday, April 10. She was born June 27, 1939 in Pawnee City, NE, to Ellis and Marjorie Thompson. Carol resided in Pawnee City during her school years and graduated with the class of 1957. She attended one year at NE Wesleyan in Lincoln.

She was united in marriage to Art Halfhide on June 21, 1959. They moved to Lincoln where Art was enrolled at the College of Pharmacy. Carol took full-time employment with the Lincoln Gas Company. Along with being a full-time student, Art worked part-time at a local Lincoln drug store. Three years later Art graduated in June 1962 and soon after moved to Chadron to work for Myers Drug for almost 40 years. Carol faithfully cared for their two children who were born in Chadron. For many years she taught piano lessons to several children and helped Art with their cleaning business.

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22
Apr
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John P. Lambert

John P. Lambert

John Paul Lambert was born to William and Bernice (Johnson) Lambert on February 1, 1948 at Belgrade, Nebraska. He graduated from Table Rock High School in 1967.

John worked construction and also for Cooper Feeds, Campbell Soup Company, Tecumseh Livestock Market and lastly for Fred Weber, Jr. on the farm. John was on the village board and read meters for the Village of Crab Orchard. John enjoyed drinking and having a good time with his friends at Steinauer. You never knew John without a good laugh and smile on his face.

He passed away unexpectedly at his home in Crab Orchard, Nebraska on Monday, April 13, 2020 at the age of 72 years.

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16
Apr
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Patricia Ann Brown

Patricia Ann Brown

Patricia Ann Brown was born on January 4, 1946 in Pawnee City to Emil and Wilma Mach. She passed away on April 3, 2020 in Lincoln.

Pat loved her family and they came first for her. She loved to attend the school events of all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love of cooking and baking meant everybody in the family would have their own special birthday cake and would never go hungry. Pat also loved traveling and shopping. She has celebrated 56 years of marriage with her high school sweetheart Larry.

Pat is survived by her husband Larry; son Rick Brown; daughter Ronda Brown; granddaughters Amber (Jason) Bissell and Nicole (Dillon) Blackburn; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters Janet DeVries and Jackie (Dave) Drake; and many more family and friends.

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02
Apr
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Mark David Cameron

Mark David Cameron, 61, of Summerfield, passed away at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, March 26, 2020. He was born to James David and Jacqueline (Tiller) Cameron on March 24, 1959 in Pawnee City, NE. He graduated from Summerfield High School in 1977 and went on to attend Manhattan Technichal College for auto body repair and during that time worked at a performance shop. Over the years he worked for Thies Ag, trucked and was a mechanic for Brad Sejkora, Greg Gee, Tim Krogman, and Dallas Bowhay.

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