December 26, 1927 - December 2, 2021
Shirley Ann Beebout was born December 26, 1927, to LeRoy and Rosa (Akert) Beebout in Johnstown, Nebraska. She was the seventh of the eight children. Her father was the owner and editor of the Johnstown Enterprise. She passed away at the Sandhills Care Center in Ainsworth, Nebraska on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the age of 93. On June 2, 1946, Shirley married Duane Burger. To this union five children were born: Renee, Monte, Jan, Lori and Kim. Family was extremely important to Shirley, and she loved all family gatherings and holidays. She loved her children and especially being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Shirley attended school in Johnstown through the 11th grade. She graduated from Ainsworth High School in 1945. Shirley worked as a telephone switchboard operator after high school. Shirley also worked as a secretary/receptionist at ESU #17 until retirement. She and Duane owned the Ainsworth Variety Store for many years. Shirley was a lifetime member of the Ainsworth and Johnstown United Methodist Churches. She placed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior many years ago. Shirley and Duane enjoyed many long-term friendships as members of a card club that met for over 50 years. She was a member of Does Drove #54 and a lifetime member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #79. She helped organize the alumni activities for many of her class reunions. Shirley was a member of Home Band, a group that supported the Nebraska Children’s Home and the Brown County Hospital Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Duane; her parents; parents-in-law, Pete and Mildred Burger; sisters, Lois Beebout, Ardis Johnson, and Leona Morrow; brothers, Willard Beebout, Allan Beebout, Merlin (Turk) Beebout, and William (Pooch) Beebout; brothers-in-law, Wayne Johnson, Eldon Morrow, and Douglas Burger; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Beebout, Jeree Beebout, and Patricia Burger; and son-in-law, Jim Adkisson. She is survived by her children Renee Adkisson of Ainsworth, Monte (Cindy) Burger of Aurora NE, Jan (Keith) Rodehorst of Kearney NE, Lori (Jim) Baker of Ainsworth, and Kim (Gary) Trobee of Colorado Springs, CO; nine grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Patricia Beebout, Lincoln along with nieces, nephews and many other family members. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 in the Ainsworth Cemetery. A Celebration of Shirley’s Life will be held on June 11, 2022. Memorials may be made to the Brown County Community Foundation Scholarship Fund or to the donors’ choice. Arrangements were under the direction of the Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth and online condolences may be left for the family at www.hochfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Ann Beebout was born December 26, 1927, to LeRoy and Rosa (Akert) Beebout in Johnstown, Nebraska. She was the seventh of the eight children. Her father was the owner and editor of the Johnstown Enterprise. She passed away at the Sandhills... View Obituary & Service Information
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