Maxine M. Abrams, 91, passed away on August 31, 2013 at Linden Court in North Platte, Neb.
She was born March 6, 1922 to Stephen and Nynon (Pearson) Clifford on a ranch in McPherson County.
She attended school in Tryon, graduating in 1939 from McPherson County High School. Maxine attended college at Greeley State College in Greeley, Colo., and received her B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from Kearney State College. She taught school in McPherson County for eight years and in Stapleton elementary school for 21 years.
Maxine married Russell Abrams on July 1, 1945, in Oberlin, Kan., and to this union were born three children.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church where she served as a long time organist and director of music. She also served her church as Sunday school teacher and librarian and the Presbyterian Women’s Association as a past president and secretary.
Maxine was a charter member of the Stapleton V.F.W. Auxiliary, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary,a past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and a past member the Twilight Twelve Extension Club.
Her hobbies included music, picture embroidery and reading.
Survivors include two daughters, Lana (Darrell) Morken of Rockwood, Tenn., and Denise (Brent) Skinner of Menomonie, Wisc., one son, Michael (Debra) Abrams of Lexington, Neb., four grandchildren, Kimberly (William) Devin and Courtney Curry of Charlotte, N.C., and Brooke Skinner-(Matt) Drawz, Minnetonka, Minn., and Mitchell Skinner (Ahna Minge), St. Paul, Minn., two step-grandchildren, Aaron Reimers of Lincoln, Neb., and Andrea (Phil) Lueking of Holdrege, Neb., and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, her parents, four sisters and one brother.
Services were held Sept. 5, 2013, at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Stapleton, Neb. Burial followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Neb.
Memorials are suggested to Cornerstone Christian Women EPC, V.F.W. Auxiliary Scholarship Fund or the American Legion Auxiliary. ❖
Mark Shane Sautter
Mark Shane Sautter, 54, of Mullen, Neb., passed away August 27, 2013 at Mullen, Neb.
Mark was born August 8, 1959 In Grand Island, Neb., to Thomas and Nora (Sorensen) Sautter.
He grew up in Cairo, Neb., and received his education at Centura High School.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1978 and was honorably discharged March 17, 1986.
He married Wendy Stoeger on June 8, 1985 in Cairo, Neb. The couple lived in Dannebrog, Neb., where he was employed by Case New Holland. He retired and moved to Mullen, Neb.
He was a member of Cairo United Methodist Church, was on the Dannebrog Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, 15 of which he served as Fire Chief. He was a Village Board Member for eight years.
Mark’s hobbies were hunting, golfing and visiting Casinos.
Survivors include special friend Kathie Hassett of Mullen, Neb., step-sons Jon (Emily) Jones, C.J. Jones and Jacob Jones, daughter Jamye Sautter and significant other Ryan Anderson, step-daughter Megan Jones, seven grandchildren, Brothers Earl (Penny) Sautter, twin Brother Dave (Brook) Sautter, Jim and John Sautter, Sister Janice (Dan) Trerice and Carrie (Rick) Anderson.
He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Sautter and Nora (Sorensen) Swanson, step-father Dick Swanson, step-sister Cozy Keys.
Services were held August 31, 2013, at the Cairo United Methodist Church with Military Honors by the United Veterans Honor Guard of Grand Island. Inurnment will be at a later date by the family.
Memorials are suggested to the Chanda Plan Foundation, 1012 Birdie Blvd., Cairo, Neb., 68824. ❖