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Dennis E. Chabot

Dennis E. Chabot, 62, of Morrill, Neb., passed away September 19, 2013 at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance, Neb.

Dennis was born July 31, 1951 in Brush, Colo., to Harold and Lottie (Hafer) Chabot.

He attended school in Brush.

Dennis married Shirley Ann Rogers on July 25, 2000 in Scottsbluff, Neb.

Dennis moved to Scotts Bluff County in 1990. He was currently employed by Bryan Rice and the Gering Valley Livestock Auction.

Dennis enjoyed collecting bicycles, tractors and wagons. He also took great care in his yard work. Dennis had a love for animals and was known to adopt any stray animals that he found. His family was very valued to him and he had a known special adoration for his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters, Lori Chabot of Grand Junction, Colo., Carmen (Aaron) Quinlin of Brush, Colo., Kasi Chabot of Morrill, Neb., and Carolyn of Alamosa, Colo.; step-daughters, Amber Nightingale of Custer, S.D., Amy Nash of Torrington, Wyo., and Cristi Freeman of Morrill, Neb.; brothers, Carroll Chabot of Yuma, Colo., and Bob (Robin) Chabot of Chickasha, Okla.; sisters, Ila (Ed) Rush of Castle Rock, Colo., Alvina Lake of Snyder, Colo., Marvella (Dennis) Teter of Brush, Colo., Glenna (Dennis) Overmiller of Smith Center, Kan., and Ina (Dewayne) Dimmick of Severville, Tenn.; sister in law, Karen Chabot of Snyder, Colo.; nine grandchildren, McKenna, Riggs, Morgan, Maddie, Brenlyn, Dailor, Trake, Haley and Josephine; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dennis in death were his parents; and brothers, Ivan Chabot and Delton Chabot.

Services were held September 24, 2013 at Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, Neb. Cremation has taken place in accordance with Dennis’s wishes.

Memorials may be made in care of Shirley Chabot, P.O. Box 295, Morrill, Neb., 69358. ❖

Bernard Lyle Hayward

Bernard Lyle Hayward, 90, of Hyannis, Neb., Passed away September 21, 2013 at his home.

Bernard was born August 13, 1923 in Hyannis, Neb., to Charles W. and Minnie (Bloom) Hayward. Of his nine siblings he was the last survivor.

He graduated from Hyannis High School in 1940 and attended Denver Business School. He entered the U.S. Army May 6, 1943 as a member of the Third Infantry Division. He served in the European Theater.

He married his wife of 67 years, Anna Marie Czereszke, in Lohr Am Main Germany.

He was a proud 50 plus member of the American Legion Post 57, founding member of Cow Country Community Foundation and Congregational Church.

After retirement from Hayward Plumbing and Heating in 1990 he pursued his hobbies of fishing, wood working and gardening. Survivors include his wife Ann, son Neal (Cecilia) Hayward of Mullen, Neb., Bill of Hyannis, Neb., and daughter Dee (Bert) Prindle of Saratoga, Wyo. Grandchildren Mark Hayward of Phoenix, Ariz., CeeCee (Joe) Polt of Brady, Neb., Kimberly (Craig) Gerdts of Lincoln, Neb., Lonnie (Heather Prindle of Torrington, Wyo., Sonia (Scott) Gallenback of Baggs, Wyo., Willie Hayward of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Hobie Hayward of Kearney, Neb. Great-Grandchildren Devin and Megan Polt, Madilyn and Macy Gerdts and Ellie Anna Gallenbeck.

Services were held September 25, 2013 at Congregational Church of Hyannis in Hyannis, Neb. Burial followed at the Hyannis Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Hyannis Cemetery. ❖

Geneva V. Neal

Geneva V. Neal, 96, of Tryon, Neb., passed away September 27, 2013, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.

Geneva V. Neal was born Feb. 14, 1917 in Lacona, Iowa, to Harry and Nellie (Bennett) Lancaster.

When she was very small they moved to a ranch near Flats in McPherson County. She attended grade school at Diamond Bar School and her family was very active in the Methodist church at Flats.

She graduated from McPherson County High School in 1935 and took training and worked as a nurse at the Sutherland hospital. She returned to the Diamond Bar School to teach 1936-1938.

Geneva was united in marriage to Donald E. Neal on April 8, 1939. To this union two children were born, Gary and Donna.

In 1948 Don and Geneva purchased a farm/ranch southwest of Lake Maloney. They were very active in the Union Sunday School at the Meadowlawn School house and helped organize a hymn sing, held in different homes once a month.

Don and Geneva worked at the sale barn in North Platte on Fridays and at Don’s father’s sale barn in Tryon twice a month.

In the spring of 1957 they rented out the farm, and purchased the service station and tank wagon delivery service in Tryon. Geneva did the book work for the station and also worked at the Post Office as a clerk and later as Officer in Charge for 23 years. Geneva joined the Tryon Rebekah Lodge in 1969 and was a life long member.

She was also a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. One of the biggest parts of her life besides loving and caring for her family was the work she was able to do in the church, Sunday school, and United Methodist Women.

Geneva is survived by her daughter Donna (Larry) Campbell, son Gary (Jerry) Neal, all of North Platte, Neb.; grandchildren Trent (Sheila) Neal, Brett (Cindy) Neal, Mindy (Brian) Hope, Troy Whited, Brad Whited; eight great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, her parents, a sister Maxine, a brother Gerald Lancaster, and great granddaughter Kylee Neal.

Services were held September 30, 2013 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Miller Cemetery near Tryon, Neb.

A memorial has been established in her name and online condolences can be made at ❖

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