Marjorie J. Pinkerton
Marjorie J. Pinkerton, 84, of North Platte, Neb., passed away November 12, 2013 at Centennial Park Retirement Village.
She was born in Shelton, Neb., on June 20, 1929, to Eugene and Florence Inez (Dubbs) Frazell. Marjorie lived near Shelton all her early life graduating from Shelton High School and the Nebraska Wesleyan College with a teaching certificate. She taught school at her home school near Shelton and North Platte where she met the love of her life.
On July 27, 1952 she married Harry B. Pinkerton. To this union two children were born, Dwight and Jane.
Marjorie was baptized in the Valley Christian Church where she and Harry were active members.
Marjorie was a devoted ranch wife, loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking for the family, sewing, gardening and quilting along side Harry. They hand quilted graduation quilts for all three of their grandchildren. She worked on many RSVP project quilts. She was very proud to share stories and experiences of ranch life as well as when she and her sisters volunteered at the North Platte Canteen.
Survivors include her children, Dwight (Norma) Pinkerton and Jane (Joe) Mecomber all of North Platte, Neb.; grandchildren, Abby (Chris) Clark of Lincoln, Neb., Riley (Katie) Pinkerton of North Platte, Neb., and Jana (Sam) Sickler of Kearney, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Tucker and Molly Clark and Claire Pinkerton; sister, Rosalie Lippincott of Lincoln, Neb.; brother-in-law, Harold Lustgraaf; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry, father and mother-in-law, Riley and Edna Pinkerton; sisters, Lois Ramsey and Avis Sitorius; brother, Delbert Frazell; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ann Frazell, Barbara Lustgraaf and Virginia Higgins; brothers-in-law, Lester Ramsey, Anan Sitorius and Dick Lippincott.
Services were held November 15, 2013, at Valley Christian Church. Burial followed at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Memorials may be made to the Valley Christian Church, the American Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer’s Association. ❖
Margaret Lula Taylor Adkisson, 90, passed away November 17, 2013, in Arden Hills, Minn.
She was born June 18, 1923, to Lee and Lula (DeBusk) Taylor in Sargent, Neb.
Along with her sister Elinor and brother Floyd, she was raised in the York County area, graduating from York High School in 1941.
On June 22, 1941, she married Floyd G. Adkisson. They were blessed with four children, Jane, Carol, Bob, and Marilyn. The family lived in York and near Bradshaw until 1953 when they moved to Lincoln.
Margaret was an active member of First Christian Church in York and then Southview Christian Church in Lincoln. She taught preschool Sunday School, was active in Women’s Fellowship, and sang in the choir. She was a 4-H leader in Lincoln for many years. In her later years she resumed playing the cello, joining with a quartet of friends to play for church and other events. Margaret was always available and supportive her children, grandchildren, other family, and friends. In 2006 when she needed more assistance she moved to Arden Hills, MN. She died there peacefully on November 17, 2013, having just had a joyful time with her youngest great-grandchild Elizabeth Lula few days earlier.
She is survived by her daughters Jane (David) McMahill of Minneapolis, Minn., Carol (Dennis) Ahrens of Valentine, Neb., and Marilyn Olsen of Hickman, Neb.; her daughter-in-law Barb Adkisson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters-and brothers-in-law Marion (Mary Ann) Adkisson of Las Cruces, N.M., Doris French of Tucson, Ariz., Letamae (Floyd) French of Thermopolis, Wyo., Celesta (Dale) Jacobsen of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dorothy Ann (Kenneth) Wimmer of Benson, Ariz.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Floyd in 1998, her son Bob, and two granddaughters Lisa McMahill and Maria Hammer.
Service were held November 21, 2013, at Southview Christian Church in Lincoln, Neb. Burial took place at Lincoln Memorial Park. ❖