Submitted by Fairbury1 on Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:00am
Doris E. Riggert, 94 of Wellington, KS. passed away November 23, 2014 at Sumner Co. Care Center at Wellington, KS. She was born April 26, 1920 at Odell, NE. to Charles & Julia (Matthews) Shanek. Survivors are Brother & Sister-in-law: Walter & Betty Shanek of Odell, Nieces & Nephews. Preceded by Parents, Sister Mildred, Husband Henry. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Odell, with Pastor Curt Magelky officiating. Burial at the Odell Cemetery – Odell, NE. In Lieu of flowers memorials to the Odell Cemetery or the Odell United Methodist Church. Vance-Gerdes Funeral Home in Odell are in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:40pm
The Fairbury Cemetery is acknowledged to be one of the most attractive cemeteries in Nebraska. The Mission of the Fairbury Cemetery Association is to preserve the Fairbury Cemetery as a beautiful and sacred garden of sleep.
The Fairbury Cemetery is asking for your help to raise $10,000 for a new lawn mower and much needed maintenance equipment to keep our cemetery beautiful.
Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that the Fairbury Cemetery Association will be able to properly maintain the Fairbury Cemetery for the many visitors and family members who come there to find peace and rest.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:44am
On November 23, 2014 at approximately 0848 hours, the Jefferson County 911 Center received a 911 call from a cell phone. When the dispatcher answered the phone, they were unsuccessful at getting anyone to talk to them. When she called the phone back, a male subject answered the phone. When the dispatcher identified herself as a law enforcement dispatcher, the caller hung up on her. The dispatcher was able to plot on her map where the call from. The call was plotted at 1016 I Street in Fairbury, Nebraska.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:16pm
Eavon Mae Littrell Zimmerman was born to William and Effie (Glebe) Littrell on January 22, 1924 at Ragan, NE. She was baptized January 26,1941 and was a member of Grace Lutheran at the time of her death on November 3, 2014.
She attended school at Bower, Richland center and District 78. She worked for Martina and Vina Bottger, Hesteds, Jerpes, Thomas Organ and Quentin Electronics.
On March 2, 1943 she married Richard R. Ransdell which was dissolved in 1969. Following retirement she returned to Fairbury. On May 24, 1986 she married Willie Zimmerman at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury.
Eavon was preceded in death by her parents, William and Effie Littrell; brother, Harold and wife Mildred Littrell; sister, Florene and husband, Carl Eaton; sister, June and husband, Jim Johnson; brother-in-law, Eugene Buller; sister-in-law Lucille Buller; and niece, Sharen Kay Upchurch.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:15pm
Sue Ellen Diller Meredith was the eldest child of Harold E. “Spike” and Margaret C. “Marge” James Diller, born on April 27, 1944 in Baltimore, MD. The family moved to Fairbury, NE before she started school. She attended St. Michael’s School kindergarten through 8th grade.
She attended Fairbury High School grades 9-12, graduating in 1962.
She worked at Fairmont’s Ice Cream Store while still in high school, and after graduating she worked at Montgomery Ward as a bookkeeper and a window dresser, and she also dressed windows at McDonald’s Department Store. She was payroll secretary at Kellwood, as well as working on the cutting floor. She worked briefly on the production floor at Swingsters, then was employed as a bookkeeper at Parks Heating & Air Conditioning.
In April of 1967 Sue married Dennis Meredith. They hd two children son, Jade Dennis, and daughter, Monica Sue. The marriage ended in 1974.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:14pm
Douglas Dean Heidemann, 67, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Beatrice Health and Rehab Center, Beatrice, NE. He was born February 12, 1947 at Fairbury, NE. He was the 10th child born to Fred and Eunice Heidemann. He lived with his parents, first on the farm west of Plymouth and later on a farm north of Fairbury. After his parents’ deaths he moved into a small group home in Beatrice where Jeanette (Bryson) Epp was the supervisor. He worked at numerous jobs supervised by Mosaic during those years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fairbury. He moved to the Beatrice Manor in 2011 due to ill health where he remained until his death.
Douglas was preceded in death by his parents; brother Orlynn; brother-in-law Jack Nider; niece, Jody McBride; and nephew Darin Heidemann.
Submitted by Fairbury1 on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:11pm
Rosie Taylor, 66 of Beatrice, NE died in Beatrice on November 12, 2014.
Joint services for Angela Miller and Rosie Taylor (Angela’s Mother) will be Saturday November 22, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Gerdes-Meyer Chapel in Fairbury. Memorials will go to Family’s Choice. Burial will be at a later date. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.