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Plains Edition Obituaries

, 56, of Hay Springs, Neb., died at his home on April 23, 2007.

He was born Oct. 25, 1950, to Curtis M. “Curtie” Elwood and Ella M. “Susie” Elwood. He grew up in rural Hay Springs attending various country schools. While growing up he helped his dad in the family farming and ranching business. He attended Hay Springs High School where he graduated in 1969. After graduation he left the family business to pursue other interests. He was only gone a short time before returning home. He resumed farming and ranching with his father.

On June 8, 1970, he married Cathy Dannar. To this marriage three children were born – Laurie, Clint and Amber.

On Sept. 7, 1991, he married Sherrie Julius. Two more children joined his family at this time – Roy and Christine. On Jan. 11, 1992, his last child, Sasha was born. He had many loves and passions. His greatest love was his family. He deeply loved his children and grandchildren. He and his wife Sherrie had a special love. Besides being husband and wife, they were best friends. He was totally devoted to his parents; he did everything he could for them.

He also loved horses, part of making his living was on horseback. He had various jobs in his lifetime. He farmed and ranched with his father and was a part-time brand inspector. He also did ranch work for other people in the area. After his dad retired, he also gave up farming and ranching. At this time he started his own fencing business. Unlike most people he loved to build fence. That is probably why it was such a good business.

Survivors include his parents, Curtie and Susie Elwood of Hay Springs; children, Laurie (Brad) Banta of Morrill, Clint (Amy) Elwood of Holdrege, Amber Elwood of Phoenix, Ariz., Roy Julius of Hay Springs, Christine (Justin) Poor Bear of Allen, S.D., Sasha Evans of Dalton; five grandchildren; one sister, Margie (Don) Brey of Springdale, Ark.; numerous aunts and uncles, niece and nephews.

, 62, of Kearney died May 18, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

She was born Aug. 19, 1944, in Kearney to Fred Sr. and Marjorie (Welch) Best.

On Jan. 15, 1977, she married Darryl Fisher.

As a child she moved to Liberty, where she attended school. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1962. She returned to Kearney in the early 1970s.

She worked as a custodian at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for 25 years until she retired in 2001.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed watching cooking shows on television.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Michelle Root and Nikki Reicheneker, both of Kearney; brothers, Henry Best of Litchfield, Richard Best of Blue Springs, Fred Best of Petersburg and Russell Best of Wichita, Kan.; sisters, Opal May Ostrom of Neosha, Mo., and Mary Jean Schroeder of Chester, Ill.; six grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

, 83, of Morrill, died May 16, 2007, at Wel-Life in Scottsbluff.

She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Mitchell to Charles and Netta (Sayre) Morrison where she grew up and received her education.

She married Lyman Ray Henderson in 1946 at Eugene, Ore. She later married Doyle W. Craig on Jan. 16, 1970, in Morrill. She had lived in the Mitchell and Morrill area all of her life.

She had been a member of the church for over fifty years and a lifetime member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Survivors include her son, Rodger (Kay) Henderson of Coffeyville, Kan.; daughters, Karen (Virgil) Ritz of Morrill, Linda (Ron) Halley of Torrington, Wyo., and Peggy (Richard) Harriger of Gering; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Velma Karpen of Greeley, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; brothers, Elmer and Merlin; sister, Erma Douglass; foster brother, Ralph Murphy and infant grandson, Corey Mont.

, 81, died on May 15, 2007, at Community Hospital in Torrington.

She was born Barbara Ione Shriver, an only child to Roy and Florence (Harold) Shriver on March 23, 1926, in Ten Sleep, Wyo. She also received her education and high school diploma in Ten Sleep. She attended The University of Wyoming and graduated with a teaching certificate where she moved to LaGrange to teach school.

There she met Norman Emery Earl Scott and the two were united in marriage Jan. 1, 1948. To this union came two children – Roy and Patricia Scott.

She was a homemaker until 1960 when she started running the LaGrange grocery store until 1967. She then opened a cafe in March of 1967 and was in business until June of 1981.

She was a volunteer cook at the senior center from 1982-2000 thus retiring her skills. She was a member of the LaGrange Bible Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Extension Club. She enjoyed crafts, embroidery, crocheting, and she was an avid reader.

Survivors include her daughter, Patty Ann Scott of LaGrange; grandchildren, Nichole Ione Scott of Scottsbluff and Dusty Jay Emery Scott of Big Piney, Wyo.; nephew, Valden and (Billie) Robertson of College Station, Texas; an aunt from Sheridan, Wyo., and many extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Roy Emery Scott.

, 84, of Gothenburg died May 17, 2007, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 3, 1922, to Otto Alfred and Pearl Louise (Bauman) Hinze at home in Surprise.

He grew up in Surprise attending Green Leaf Elementary and Surprise High School. After his sophomore year in high school, his family moved to Gothenburg. He attended his junior and senior years of high school at Gothenburg High School graduating in 1941.

After high school he attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His father’s illness contributed to his returning to the family farm, which was the beginning of his career in agriculture. Later, because of his deep respect for higher education, he saw to it that his four sons achieved their educational goals.

On March 2, 1947, he married Esther Leona Stevens at the Zion Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. To this union four sons were born – Steven, Grant, Mathieu and Mark. Bob and Esther made their home north of Gothenburg where Bob farmed and ranched until they moved to town in 2006.

He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Gothenburg. He was also a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he played the piano and organ from 1941 until 1971, was a member of the choir from 1939 until present and was active in many other aspects of the church. He enjoyed baseball, playing semi-pro ball for the “Sodbusters.” He had a true love of the game of baseball, which he passed on to his boys. He enjoyed shooting, farming and ranching.

Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Esther Leona of Gothenburg; four sons, Steven Robert (Shari) of North Platte, Grant Joel (Kay) of Holdrege, Mathieu Lane (Julie) of Lincoln and Mark Reed (Janice) of Hastings; 15 grandchildren, Robert C. (Jennifer), Todd S. (Lori), Michelle L., Monte J., Jamie K. (Joe), Megan L., Janelle L., Creighton J., Garth A. (Holly), Erin E. (Timothy), Halley M., Wilson, Jason, Trent, Timothy (Alicia); six great-grandchildren, Steven, Malcolm, Isaac, Madalin, Jacquelyn, Zachary Alex; and an unborn great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto A. (1962) and Pearl L. (1984); and a sister, Luberta Harrington (2005).


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