Loleta Nolte, died at the age of 90, April 24, 2014. Loleta Hummel Nolte, the oldest daughter of Erwin and Wilma Ruhnke Hummel, was born August 29, 1923 near Fairbury, NE. She was baptized on September 23, 1923 by Rev. A. G. Guelker, and confirmed by Rev. O.R. Heinitz on June 21, 1936 at Immanuel Lutheran, Daykin, Nebraska. She attended country school in Jefferson County and graduated from Fairbury High School with the class of 1940. Before her marriage she worked for the Fairbury Journal and Dr. Ed Ackerman.
Cora Bethel Gwendolyn (Mann) Krebs, 97, passed away May 3, 2014, in Carlisle, Pa. She was born November 27, 1917 to Clarence and Cora (Gaisford) Mann. She grew up on a farm near Ellis, Nebraska, attended country school, three years at Diller High School and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1935.
She taught country school, grades 1-8 for four years. In 1939, she married Elmer H. Krebs. They lived in Jansen for three years and then moved to a farm in Jefferson County where they lived until 1970. They moved to Lincoln where she worked for the state in Social Services until 1982. She was active in the Vine Congregational UCC Church that they joined in 1970. Bethel enjoyed sewing, crafts and piecing quilts. She and Elmer enjoyed many trips during their 70 years of marriage. For the past year and a half she lived in Carlisle.
Verneal D. Barber, 88, of Fairbury, formerly Diller, Neb., passed away April 23, 2014 at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury. She was born January 19, 1926 at rural Harbine, Neb. to Oscar and Ida (Engelman) Schnuelle.
Survivors are her husband, Charles Barber of Fairbury; son, Charles Barber and wife, Ardith of Diller; grandchildren, Marcy Barber of Lincoln, Neb.; Angie Clifford and husband Chris of Diller; Jeff Barber and significant other, Sandi of Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Cale and Samantha Clifford of Diller; sisters, Elaine Patras and husband, John of Elkhorn, Neb.; Joyce Neuman of DeWitt, Neb.; Janet Lawrence and husband Conrad of Henderson, Nev.; brother, Richard Schnuelle and wife, Jean of Jansen, Neb.; sisters-in-law, Arlene Wolter of Columbus; Loretta Barber of Beatrice; Carol Barber of Calif.; many nieces & nephews.
Henry H. Heller of Hebron,87, passed away on Monday May 5, 2014 at Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home in Hebron formerly Reynolds was born January 22, 1927 at rural Reynolds, NE.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 9, 2014 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Gilead, NE at 10 am, Officiant Pastor Connie Raess, visitation Thursday, May 8 at Hebron Memorial Funeral Home 2pm to 7pm, condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com .
Hebron Memorial Funeral Home of Hebron, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Joan Brunow Ebke of Fairbury, passed away May 4, 2014 at her home. She was born on November 11, 1939.
Survivors are her husband, Orville; daughter, Lori L. Adams and husband, Tom of Fairbury; daughter, Denise A. Scott and husband, Pat of Beatrice, NE.; Kari J. McCarty and husband, Jim of Norfolk, VA.; Susan L. Grace and husband, Patrick of Leavenworth, KS.; and Chad D. Ebke of Bennett, NE.; 10 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip D. Brunow and wife, Yvonne; brother, Edward Crocker of Fairbury; Richard and wife, Lorene Brunow of Wichita, KS.; Larry Brunow and wife, Pat of St. Francis, KS.; Brother-in-law, Loren Ebke and Wife, Barb of Fairbury, Sister-in-law: Shirley Ebke of Fairbury. numerous nieces and nephews.
of the American Legion Riders will meet Monday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Hebron Secrest Public Library at 144 N. 4th Street, Hebron. Present and prior military and offspring of military are welcome to attend.
The Bloodmobile will be parked at parking lot of the Cobblestone Inn and Suites (across from McDonalds on Highway 15). Monday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m. To make your appointment sign up online at www.ncbb.org use the sponsor code JCHC or call (402) 486-9414 or (402) 729-6851.