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, 90, of Hershey died March 24, 2007, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born to Amos and Pearl (Ingwerson) Mowery in Minatare on July 31, 1916.

She attended school in Minatare and graduated from Minatare High School in 1935.

On May 6, 1935, she married Robert J. Long. The couple had four sons. The family moved to Hershey in 1955 where she worked at W.T. Grant Co. and the Ben Franklin Craft store.

In August 1977 she married Melvin Bayne. She helped manage the Bayne Seed and Supply Company for many years. She enjoyed helping Melvin in his business and made sure he was doing it right.

She was a member of and regularly attended the Sutherland Methodist Church.

She enjoyed her family, always following their activities closely. She really enjoyed and appreciated the wonderful girls her sons married and the wonderful grandchildren they gave her.

Survivors include her husband, Melvin of Hershey; four sons, David (Joan) Long of North Platte, Douglas (Marilyn) Long of Hershey, Stephen (Jane) Long of Hordville, and Jerry (Mary) Long of Odessa; step-daughter, Marilyn (Douglas) Long of Hershey; two step-sons, Morey (Kris) Bayne of Hershey and Duane (Nancy) Bayne of Nunn, Colo.; one sister, Velma Bacon of Texas; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and a sister.

, 73, died Jan. 11, 2007, at the Sand Hills Manor in Broken Bow after a year long complication following a surgical complications.

He was born to Tom and Marie Roseberry in Alliance.

He grew up on the “old” Roseberry Ranch and later ranched on the Roseberry Cattle Co. He worked 17 years a the Mullen Co-op where he retired as manager.

He married Estele Carrier at Mullen and to this union six children were born.

Survivors include by wife, Estele; children, Tom (Von) of Minatare, Ron of Grand Island, Mike (Meladi) of Sidney, Paula (Deon) Simmons of Louisville, Neb., and Mark (Leslie) of Ashby. A brother, John (Karen) and a sister, Lenore (Don) Larsen of Lusk, Wyo.; grandchildren, Jerome, Jesse, Jacee, Shalee, Tara, Brady, Colby, Hunter, Drema, Ekho, Shawni, Josee, Shantell and Kassidy and one one great-granddaughter WyLiegh.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lajeonia and parents.

, 66, of Torrington, Wyo died March 11, 2007, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 26, 1940, in Scottsbluff, the son of Eli and Nettie (Godbey) Ryan. He grew up in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1958. He then worked on the Joe Lee Ranch north of Mitchell.

He married Theil Flock on April 25, 1969, at the family ranch north of Lingle. The couple then lived at Henry until 2000 when they moved to Torrington.

He drove cattle truck for Sawyer Stockliners at Torrington for a number of years and was in a joint effort on cattle operations for many years until ill health force his to retire in 1998.

While living in Nebraska, he was involved with the Scotts Bluff County fair in Mitchell, and was a member of the IOOF Lodge 259 in Mitchell, the Episcopal Church of Mitchell, the Rural Mitchell Fire Department, and he was a board member of rural schools in Sioux County. He was a long-time roper and a member of the Roping Club in Torrington where he also served as president.

He was an avid fan of the local basketball and football teams, and he truly enjoyed watching the Huskers and Broncos play football.

Survivors include his wife, Theil of Torrington; his son, Shawn of Lingle, and a brother, Bruce (Terry) Ryan of Thorton, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patricia Loos, and an infant sister, Betty.

, 87, of Kearney died March 26, 2007, at St. Luke’s Good Samaritan Village.

He was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Elm Creek to Phillip and Dora (Becker) Schroeder.

On Feb. 19, 1945, he married Juanita Robinson in Phillipsburg, Kan.

He grew up in the Elm Creek area and attended school at District 96 in Dawson County.

He and his wife lived and farmed northwest of Elm Creek until his retirement and moved to Kearney in 1983. He enjoyed playing cards, farming and his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife; son, Larry (Cyndi) of Kearney; daughter, Bonnie (Bill) Botsford of Kearney; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Lois Ann Schroeder of Gering; and sisters-in-law, Iva Schroeder of Elm Creek and Naomi Schroeder of Dodge City, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lewis, Edward, Leo, Donald; sister, Dorothy Ottman; and son, Lonnie Schroeder.

, 71, died April 1, 2007, at the North Platte Care Center in North Platte.

He was born to Jesse and Reita (Smith) McEvoy in North Platte on Dec. 17, 1935.

He grew up in North Platte, graduating from North Platte High School in 1953. He attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, for 1 year before entering the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in the Philippines as an air traffic controller. After his discharge in 1961, he went back and graduated from UNL, and the University of Oregon, with his doctorate in Anthropology. He spent time in West Africa, where he did his field work.

He married Hilda McEvoy in 1957.

He taught at the University of North Carolina and Marshall University. He then went to Denver where he worked at the Civil Rights Commission. He moved various places before settling in North Platte in 2001.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Phil) Stavale of Edgefield, S.C., and Gwen McEvoy of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Dorothy Hensen of Shenandoah, Iowa; special friend, Hilda McEvoy of Denver, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


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