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Plains Obituaries for 12-19-09

Marilyn Humphrey, 84, of Sutherland, died Dec. 3, 2009, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1925, to Arthur Murray and Lottie Hazel (Calhoun) Qualley in North Platte.

While growing up she worked in the family owned business, Qualley Brothers Dairy and attended First Lutheran Church. She attended Hansen School, graduated from North Platte High School in 1942, and then earned a certificate from the North Platte School of Commerce.

In May of 1943, she was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a stenographer in the dispatch center in the depot. She had various supervisors and eventually began working for Mr. Ed Bailey.

On Aug. 29, 1948, she married Charles J. Humphrey of Sutherland and in the spring of 1949, assumed the operation of Humphrey Cleaners in Sutherland.

In 1954, they moved to Sarben to engage in farming and, in October 1960, returned to the dry cleaning business. As a 56-year member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school, and sang in and directed the choir for many years. Throughout these years she was also an active member of the United Methodist Women and attended Bible study.

A broken leg caused her early retirement from the dry cleaning business in 1979. Following Charles’ retirement in 1985, they traveled extensively in a 5th wheel R.V. visiting family and friends around the United States.

An accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren during her retirement. She was well known for her cooking and baking abilities, always sharing her gifts. The couple belonged to the Evening Dinner Bridge Club for over 50 years and she enjoyed playing in the afternoon bridge club equally as long.

Survivors include three children, Linda (Gene) Tacey of Sutherland, Karen (Jon) McBride of Kearney, and Carl (Debra) Humphrey of Waverly; grandchildren, K. Marlana (Ron) Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo., David (Erin) Tacey of Moorpark, Calif., Eryn McBride of Omaha, Kyle McBride of Kearney, Jacob and Emma Humphrey of Waverly; great-grandsons, Evan, Reed, and Grant Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, H. Maurine (Glenn) Cofer of North Platte and Helen Bishop of Kansas City, Kan.; nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Esther Coker.

Marilyn Humphrey, 84, of Sutherland, died Dec. 3, 2009, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1925, to Arthur Murray and Lottie Hazel (Calhoun) Qualley in North Platte.

While growing up she worked in the family owned business, Qualley Brothers Dairy and attended First Lutheran Church. She attended Hansen School, graduated from North Platte High School in 1942, and then earned a certificate from the North Platte School of Commerce.

In May of 1943, she was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a stenographer in the dispatch center in the depot. She had various supervisors and eventually began working for Mr. Ed Bailey.

On Aug. 29, 1948, she married Charles J. Humphrey of Sutherland and in the spring of 1949, assumed the operation of Humphrey Cleaners in Sutherland.

In 1954, they moved to Sarben to engage in farming and, in October 1960, returned to the dry cleaning business. As a 56-year member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school, and sang in and directed the choir for many years. Throughout these years she was also an active member of the United Methodist Women and attended Bible study.

A broken leg caused her early retirement from the dry cleaning business in 1979. Following Charles’ retirement in 1985, they traveled extensively in a 5th wheel R.V. visiting family and friends around the United States.

An accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren during her retirement. She was well known for her cooking and baking abilities, always sharing her gifts. The couple belonged to the Evening Dinner Bridge Club for over 50 years and she enjoyed playing in the afternoon bridge club equally as long.

Survivors include three children, Linda (Gene) Tacey of Sutherland, Karen (Jon) McBride of Kearney, and Carl (Debra) Humphrey of Waverly; grandchildren, K. Marlana (Ron) Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo., David (Erin) Tacey of Moorpark, Calif., Eryn McBride of Omaha, Kyle McBride of Kearney, Jacob and Emma Humphrey of Waverly; great-grandsons, Evan, Reed, and Grant Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, H. Maurine (Glenn) Cofer of North Platte and Helen Bishop of Kansas City, Kan.; nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Esther Coker.

Marilyn Humphrey, 84, of Sutherland, died Dec. 3, 2009, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1925, to Arthur Murray and Lottie Hazel (Calhoun) Qualley in North Platte.

While growing up she worked in the family owned business, Qualley Brothers Dairy and attended First Lutheran Church. She attended Hansen School, graduated from North Platte High School in 1942, and then earned a certificate from the North Platte School of Commerce.

In May of 1943, she was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a stenographer in the dispatch center in the depot. She had various supervisors and eventually began working for Mr. Ed Bailey.

On Aug. 29, 1948, she married Charles J. Humphrey of Sutherland and in the spring of 1949, assumed the operation of Humphrey Cleaners in Sutherland.

In 1954, they moved to Sarben to engage in farming and, in October 1960, returned to the dry cleaning business. As a 56-year member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school, and sang in and directed the choir for many years. Throughout these years she was also an active member of the United Methodist Women and attended Bible study.

A broken leg caused her early retirement from the dry cleaning business in 1979. Following Charles’ retirement in 1985, they traveled extensively in a 5th wheel R.V. visiting family and friends around the United States.

An accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren during her retirement. She was well known for her cooking and baking abilities, always sharing her gifts. The couple belonged to the Evening Dinner Bridge Club for over 50 years and she enjoyed playing in the afternoon bridge club equally as long.

Survivors include three children, Linda (Gene) Tacey of Sutherland, Karen (Jon) McBride of Kearney, and Carl (Debra) Humphrey of Waverly; grandchildren, K. Marlana (Ron) Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo., David (Erin) Tacey of Moorpark, Calif., Eryn McBride of Omaha, Kyle McBride of Kearney, Jacob and Emma Humphrey of Waverly; great-grandsons, Evan, Reed, and Grant Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, H. Maurine (Glenn) Cofer of North Platte and Helen Bishop of Kansas City, Kan.; nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Esther Coker.

Marilyn Humphrey, 84, of Sutherland, died Dec. 3, 2009, at the Sutherland Care Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1925, to Arthur Murray and Lottie Hazel (Calhoun) Qualley in North Platte.

While growing up she worked in the family owned business, Qualley Brothers Dairy and attended First Lutheran Church. She attended Hansen School, graduated from North Platte High School in 1942, and then earned a certificate from the North Platte School of Commerce.

In May of 1943, she was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a stenographer in the dispatch center in the depot. She had various supervisors and eventually began working for Mr. Ed Bailey.

On Aug. 29, 1948, she married Charles J. Humphrey of Sutherland and in the spring of 1949, assumed the operation of Humphrey Cleaners in Sutherland.

In 1954, they moved to Sarben to engage in farming and, in October 1960, returned to the dry cleaning business. As a 56-year member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school, and sang in and directed the choir for many years. Throughout these years she was also an active member of the United Methodist Women and attended Bible study.

A broken leg caused her early retirement from the dry cleaning business in 1979. Following Charles’ retirement in 1985, they traveled extensively in a 5th wheel R.V. visiting family and friends around the United States.

An accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren during her retirement. She was well known for her cooking and baking abilities, always sharing her gifts. The couple belonged to the Evening Dinner Bridge Club for over 50 years and she enjoyed playing in the afternoon bridge club equally as long.

Survivors include three children, Linda (Gene) Tacey of Sutherland, Karen (Jon) McBride of Kearney, and Carl (Debra) Humphrey of Waverly; grandchildren, K. Marlana (Ron) Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo., David (Erin) Tacey of Moorpark, Calif., Eryn McBride of Omaha, Kyle McBride of Kearney, Jacob and Emma Humphrey of Waverly; great-grandsons, Evan, Reed, and Grant Strasburg of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; sisters, H. Maurine (Glenn) Cofer of North Platte and Helen Bishop of Kansas City, Kan.; nieces and nephews, and lifelong friend, Esther Coker.


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