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John Leo Fletcher - March 25, 2015

John Leo Fletcher, age 93, passed away on March 25, 2015 at the Rock County Hospital Long Term Care. John was born in Austin, Nebraska, on February 12, 1922, to James and Lena (Heil) Fletcher. John was the third of four children. He was raised south of Ainsworth, Nebraska and he attended one year of high school at Cottonwood. John and his sister, Bessie, each rode their horse 7 miles one-way to school. John grew-up close to Willow Lake, where...

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Marvin Earl Dorsey - March 21, 2015

Marvin Earl Dorsey was born on March 17, 1927 south of Newport, Nebraska to Charles R. Dorsey and Florence P. (Thompson) Dorsey, and passed away on March 21, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 88. Marvin was the 2nd child of four sons. He grew up south of Newport attending grade school at District 21 and graduated from Rock County High School in 1944. Marvin joined the Army and was stationed in Germany....

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Mildred Irene Harlan - March 21, 2015

Mildred Irene "Irene" Sandall was born near Bassett, Rock County, Nebraska on August 13, 1924. She was the third child of five born to Theodore "Ted" and Zada (Dennis) Sandall. At this time they were living on the Donahue place (John Stec) northeast of Bassett. During Irene's childhood the family moved to several different places in the Bassett-Newport area which was common during the Depression Years. After Irene graduated from the eighth...

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Elizabeth Anne "Liz" Ivory-Davis - March 18, 2015

Elizabeth "Liz" Ivory-Davis 71, of Ainsworth, Nebraska lost her battle with cancer on March 18, 2015 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, with her family at her side. Liz was born on July 8, 1943 in Manhattan, New York to Patrick J. Davis and Helen (Gaynor) Ivory. She married Ross Charles Cowles in 1965 and from this union had one daughter, Suzette (Cowles) Utter. In October of 1981 she remarried Jay Davis of Sturgis, South Dakota and was...

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Vonald R. Bartlett - March 11, 2015

Vonald Ray Bartlett was born at home in Riverview, Nebraska along with his older twin Victor, to Fritz and Ida (Gordon) Bartlett on November 3rd, 1939. They were the 7th and 8th children out of a total of eleven.He grew up on a farm learning that everyone worked together and no job was to menial. When the Bartletts' got together you could be sure of one thing, music would be a part of the fun. At an early age Von taught himself how to play...

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Vera L. (Potratz) Jilg - March 7, 2015

Vera Leona Potratz was born June 14, 1924 to Arthur F. and Celia S (Burgett) Potratz in Bassett, Nebraska. She was the third daughter with older sisters Marie and Evelyn. Another daughter, Donna Mae died at 2 months of age. The family lived in the Bassett area where a 4th daughter, Wilma joined the family. The family lived in several locations during Vera's elementary school period. They moved to southeast Missouri in 1936, but only lived...

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Russell Eugene "Russ" Crawford - March 6, 2015

Russell Eugene Crawford, 83, died March 6, 2015, at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, Nebraska. He was born March 24, 1931, in Ainsworth to Lloyd Dale "Bud" and Ruth Viola (Salzmann) Crawford. Russ was raised on the family farm four miles northwest of Ainsworth. He attended school at District 13 through eighth grade, and was a 1949 graduate of Ainsworth High School and played football for the Bulldogs. He worked on the family farm...

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Leslie M. Farris - March 3, 2015

Leslie Martin Farris was born November 1, 1928 near Long Pine, Nebraska to Martin and Mattie (Hopkins) Farris. He passed away on March 3, 2015 at the Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill, Nebraska at the age of 86 years. Leslie grew up in the Nebraska Sandhills until he moved to a ranch near Wewela, South Dakota. He finished the 8th grade there and never went on to high school. Leslie worked on ranches and farms near Ainsworth and...

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Esther B. (Davis) Woods - February 24, 2015

Esther B. Davis was born at Duff, Nebraska on March 19, 1923 to Henry "Bud" and Lena (Seier) Davis, the second of five children. She passed away on February 24, 2015 at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, Nebraska surrounded by the love of her family. Esther graduated from Rock County High School, in Bassett, Nebraska. After graduation, she worked as a waitress where she met the love of her life. W. Duane Woods and Esther were united...

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