Obituaries for Plains Edition |

Obituaries for Plains Edition

A. LaVerne Neal, 81, of Tryon, died Sept. 27, 2008, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln.

He was born to Loren Thomas and Nancy Hill Neal in Tryon, on Oct. 18, 1926. He grew up in McPherson County and attended District #9 in Tryon.

He married Doris Priest on July 11, 1946, in North Platte. They lived on various ranches including the Chester Paxton Ranch for 5 years before settling in on the home place in 1952.

He enjoyed his friends and neighbors and was an active member in the Tryon Methodist Church. He helped start the Sandy Soapweeders 4-H Club, and he was a county commissioner for 5 years.

Survivors include his wife, Doris of Tryon; five children, Dave (Linda) Neal of York, Evelyn (Terry) Pettit of Culbertson, Steve (Sharon) Neal of North Platte, Dallas (Judy) Neal of North Platte and Kirk (Barbara) Neal of Tryon; one sister, Lila Shimmin of North Platte; two sisters-in-law, Betty Neal of Thedford and Sharon Neal of North Platte; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Derold Mark Neal on Dec. of 1963; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert and brother-in-law, Bennie Shimmin.

Larry Dean Trusty, 65, of Sutherland, died Oct. 3, 2008, at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha.

He was born March 30, 1943, to Hallie and Mable (Strawder) Trusty east of Wallace. He attended Wallace High School and graduated with the Class of 1961.

He worked as a mechanic and at Oris Fuller Construction. He entered the United States Navy in 1963, after his honorable discharge he came back to Wallace where he worked for Hansen’s Construction.

He married Darlene Tillman on Jan. 3, 1968, in North Platte, to this union four children were born. He worked for Kildare Lumber, also Griffin-Beatty Lumber. Eventually he started his own construction business, Trusty Construction. He was in Trusty Construction for 30 years. After retiring from his construction business he went to work for Gerald Gentleman Power Plant. He officially retired March 30th of this year.

He loved farming with Greg Fleecs, running the corn picker and having his grandsons with him. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by many friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Sutherland; children, Jody (Gary) Grabowski of Chappell, Cody Trusty of Sutherland, Haly Trusty of Sutherland and L. Dean ‘Friday’ (Melissa) Trusty Jr. of Hershey; grandsons, Austin, Kacy and Hunter Trusty, Ben and Sammy Grabowski; brother, Clinton Trusty of Memphis, Tenn.; sister, Donna (Donald) Lundvall of Grant; and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Robert, Leland, Sylvester, Allen, Roger and two sisters, Virginia and Phyllis.

Loreen R. Barnes, 84, of Greeley died Sept. 28, 2008, at the Greeley Care Home with her family by her side.

She was born Nov. 26, 1923, to Reinhold and Laura (Miller) Rose in Valley County near Arcadia, Neb. She received her early education in the Ord area and graduated from Ord High School in 1943. In her earlier years she worked as a nurse’s aide in the Ord and Grand Island Hospitals.

On Feb. 10, 1954, she was united in marriage to Louis Barnes in Denver, Colo. The couple made their home on the family farm near Greeley. She lived on the farm until she moved to the Assisted Living in Greeley on Jan. 28, 2006, and then to the Greeley Care Home on May 11, 2007.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Scotia where she helped with Sunday school and Bible school, and belonged to the Lutheran Ladies Aide. She was a 4-H leader, a member of several organizations; Scotia Happy Hour Extension Club, Loup Valley China painters, and Cedar Valley Art Guild. She served on the election board and helped with the Blood Mobile.

She was a good cook and cake decorator. She made cakes for various occasions and will be remembered for her sour cream raisin pie. She loved making crafts, sewing and knitting. She always challenged herself to learn more and started oil painting and china painting. She loved gardening, flowers, watching birds and listening to all types of music. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters, Kristy Barnes of Greeley, Vickie (Jon) Paulman of Grand Island, Linda (Jim) Thompson of Greeley and Lori Barnes of Lincoln; seven grandchildren, Amanda Barnes, Jami (Chris) Jorges, Jennifer (Brandon) Palmer, Jody (J.R.) Kingery, James “J.R.” Thompson and Travis and Mitchell Paulman; three great-grandchildren, Ashton and Brayden Jorges, and Addison Rose Palmer; a brother, Boyd Rose of Riverside, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Luella Rose of Ord and Evelyn Rose of Goodland, Kan.; many nieces and nephews, cousins, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis; a sister, Oleta Hansen and three brothers, Ron, Russell and Milo Rose.

Anna Belle Glaser, 95, of Ravenna, died Oct. 5, 2008.

She was born to William and Vesta Weeks McGraw on Dec. 25, 1912, in Elwood, Neb. She grew up and graduated from Elwood High School in 1928.

She married Melvin Glaser on Feb. 9, 1933. They moved to Trenton, where they lived on a farm. They moved to California for awhile and then settled back in North Platte. They continued to live in North Platte until moving to Ravenna in 2007.

She was a great gardener, and canner, quilter and seamstress.

Survivors include two daughters, Joan (Lyle) Bergantzel of Wolbach, Neb., and Dorothy (Ron) Fox of Kearney; one sister, Beth (John) Clark of Olympia, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin; one daughter, Joyce in 2002; four brothers and three sisters.


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