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Plains Edition Obituaries

, 83, of Grant died June 9, 2006, at the Golden Ours Convalescent Home.

He was born July 9, 1922, southwest of Grant to Russell C. and Ethel (Winn) Sexson. He grew up in the Grant community, graduating from Perkins County High School in 1939.

On Dec. 21, 1944, he married Ardith Norman in Grant. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1945 and served in the Philippines until his discharge in 1946. He farmed in the Grant area until 1960 when the family moved to Gunnison, Colo. They returned to Grant in 1962, where he was a building contractor.

He served as the groundskeeper for the Grant Golf Club from 1986 to 2003, when his health forced his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Ardith; three sons, Michael (Eunice) of Lincoln, John G. of Hershey and Jim (Renae) of North Platte; a daughter, Cathy (Tom) Willhite of Grant; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

, 78, of North Platte, died June 10, 2006, at her home.

She was born June 10, 1928, in Lincoln County to H. C. and Ida (Wienbarg) Carpenter.

She attended Miller School and graduated from North Platte High School. She then attended and graduated from Lincoln General School of Nursing. She served in the U.S. Air Force where she was a flight nurse. Later returned to North Platte and worked for Memorial Hospital, Dr. Dwight Larson, and then for Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She loved spending time at the lake and especially loved her family.

Survivors include, a son, Casey Mitchell of North Platte; a daughter, Karen (Riley) Burchell; two sisters, Fae (Robert) Guiles of North Platte and Donna Edwards of Kearney; a granddaughter, Starlene (Robert) Slaght of Missouri; three great grandchildren, Latosha, Skyler and Madacyn; and nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Gus Branting.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Betty Carpenter and Maxine Branting.

, 55, of Paxton died June 8, 2006, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

She was born Jan. 30, 1951, in Ogallala to James and Lela Mae (Jacobson) Thompson.

She graduated from Sidney High School in 1968.

On Nov. 9, 1968, she married Gary Frosh and they made their home in Sidney and then in North Platte. In 1973, they moved northwest of Paxton.

The Froshes were co-owners and co-operators of the Frosh Dairy. They were recognized several times by Dairy Farmers of America for Grade A quality milk. They sold the dairy in July 2005.

She moved to Indian Hills Manor in December 2005.

She enjoyed being a homemaker, playing piano and was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She also served on the District 15 school board. She enjoyed belonging to the Platte Valley Auto Club.

Survivors include her husband, Gary Frosh of Paxton; three sons, Mike Frosh (Cindy) of Lincoln, Matt Frosh of Hershey, and Luke Frosh (Jeana Sass) of Ogallala; mother, Lela Mae Thompson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Pam Thompson of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; a brother, James Thompson (Brenda) of Colorado Springs; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Evelyn and LaVern Frosh of Paxton; an aunt, Wanda (Bob) Mueller of Ogallala; two brothers-in-law, Rodger Frosh (Cheri) of Ogallala and Randy Frosh (Cheryl) of Fort Collins, Colo.; two grandsons, Tyler Frosh of Lincoln and Dillon Frosh of North Platte; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, James O. Thompson, and nephews, Tony Frosh and Scott Frosh.

, 85, of Scottsbluff died May 4, 2006, at The Village Assisted Living Facility in Scottsbluff.

He was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Jewett, Ohio, to William Howard Copeland and Ethel Margaret Hilbert.

He was raised and educated in North Platte. He served in World War II, in the Coast Guard as a Machinist Mate 2nd Class from 1942 to 1945. After the war, he began work in the heavy machinery industry as a parts and sales representative for Nebraska Machinery Company in North Platte from 1940 until 1952, and retired with the company in Scottsbluff in 1988, after 40 years. He also worked for a time in Ogallala from 1952 until 1961, in his own agricultural sprinkler supply company.

His affiliations included the Elks, American Legion, and Grace Chapel. Hobbies included music, golf, travel and friends. He was a part-time resident of Naples, Fla.

Survivors include two daughters, Collette Krupp (Robert) of Naples, Fla., and Mary Barmore (Richard) and grandson, David Barmore of Lexington; a nephew, James Copeland (Luree) of Sutherland; two great-nephews, Tory (Elizabeth) Copeland, and Ramsey (Mandy) Copeland of Sutherland; two great-nieces, Lindsay Copeland of Omaha, and Carmell Beveridge of Denver; sister-in-law, Joy Hay of Fort Worth, Texas; two stepchildren Ralph Moeller and Marilyn Moeller, both of San Antonio, Texas; a niece, Pamela Olson; and a nephew, Douglas Olson, both of Hingham, Mass.

He was preceded in death by his mother; father; a brother, Hilbert; first wife of fifty years, Mella Marion Breternitz Copeland; a second wife of five years, Bonnie Jean (Tramp) Copeland; an infant grandson, Steven Barmore; and a nephew, Kent Beveridge.

, 93, of Grand Island died June 11, 2006, at Tiffany Square Center in Grand Island.

He was born May 7, 1913, at Wichita, Kan., to Robert and Margret (Gardner) Martin.

He was raised in Kansas before moving to Grand Island as a teenager. He was united in marriage to Alvira (Aye) Cornelius on May 15, 1937, at Grand Island. They made their home in Grand Island, where he was employed at Northwestern Public Service, retiring in 1978.

He was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, past president of the Local IBEW, a longtime member of the Liederkranz and a Golden Eagle. He enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling and, most of all, spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Margret “Sue” and Robert Cordes of York and Ruth Skeen of Grand Island, and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Martin of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Debra, Martin, Kent, Lori, Kris, Mike, Gaylene and Alan; 16 great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; dear friends and neighbors, and the Peterson family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alvira Martin; a son, John Martin; his parents; a granddaughter, Jolene Skeen; a grandson, Keith Cordes; a son-in-law, Byron Skeen; a great-grandchild and two infant great-great-grandchildren.


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