Obituaries

MARY FRANCES HOGUE





Mary Frances Hogue, 73, of Falls City, formerly of Waynesburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Falls City Health Center.
Mary was born Thursday, Dec. 31, 1942, in a fierce winter storm in Waynesburg, PA to  late Howard Lawrence Garber and Genevieve “Jane” Orndoff Garber.
She was a graduate of Waynesburg High School Class of 1961. She missed graduating in 1960 because of severe illness. She attended business school in Hagerstown, MD., She worked as an office manager for the former Sutton Printing Co., on Franklin Street in Waynesburg, for several years.
 She left the business world to be a full-time devoted homemaker in 1970, after her first attack of Crohn’s disease. Her second battle with Crohn’s disease in 1986 left her to be dependent on IV therapy. For 30 years, she baffled the medical community in her resilience against Crohn’s.
While quiet in her social spheres, her faith was strong, as she traveled and lived with her son John, who is ordained in the United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ faith traditions. She lived with her son John in Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and most recently Nebraska. Her recent travels led her to see her son John working to complete his credentials in the United Methodist Church of which he currently serves the First United Methodist Church in Falls City and Trinity United Methodist Church in Rulo.
Survivors include her two sons, John “Jack” (Karen) King of Beaver, PA and the Rev. John R. (Veronica) Hogue of Falls City; four grandchildren, Kristy, Daniel, Isaac and Nethanel; brother, Howard R. Garber of San Antonio, TX; and several nieces and nephews who live in California and Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Hogue and former ex-husband John Raymond Morris; brother, Theodore Garber, infant brother Barry and an infant grandchild.
A celebration of her life will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Falls City on Aug. 19 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 18, and an hour priior to services at the Church.
A committal service will take place in Oakmont Cemetery in Waynesburg, PA on Sept. 16, 2016. The family requests no flowers and memorials in her honor can be given to Epworth Village, York Ne or Camp Scholarships at Trinity United Methodist Church Rulo, 1700 Harlan St., Falls City, NE 68355.

VIVIAN 'DARLENE' LOCKARD





  Vivian "Darlene" (McIntire) Lockard, 78, of Stella, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Auburn.
   She was born Oct. 5, 1937, to Charlie and Lucina (Keeton) McIntire in Roscoe, MO.  She grew up in the Humboldt area and attended school in Humboldt through the 11th grade.  Darlene transferred to Stella High School for her senior year, where she graduated with the class of 1956.  She later attended and graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce in Lincoln and also received her license of cosmetology at Beatrice School of Beauty.
   On Sept. 21, 1958, Darlene was united in marriage to Dennis "Denny" Lockard.  To this union four children, Dennise, Dennette, Dennis and Darren, were born.  
   Darlene is survived by her loving husband, Denny Lockard of Stella, children, Dennise (Lonnie) Ramer, Dennette Wheeler (Rick Gilbertson), Dennis (Darinda) Lockard and Darren Lockard (Wendy Hammer), eight grandchildren, a great-grandchild, sisters-in-law Nellie Lee Lockard of Stella and Dorthy Lockard of Arlington, TX, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie McIntire and Lucina Hastings, step-father, Kenneth Hastings, and brothers-in-law, J.D., George and Byford (Loretta) Lockard.
   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Stella Community Church in Stella, with Pastor Bill Stearns officiating.  Interment will be at the Stella Cemetery.
   Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt.  Family greeted friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary.  
   Memorial contributions may be given to the Richardson County Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 292, Falls City, NE 68355.
   Online messages of condolence can be left at www.wherrymortuary.com.  Services have been entrusted to Wherry Mortuary, Humboldt, 402-862-2915.

SANDRA HAWS





Sandra J. Haws, 60, of Falls City, passed away July 19, 2016 at Lincoln. She was born May 21, 1956 at Santa Ana, CA to Lois (Hersh) Kamman and the late Elmer Vollan.
Sandra was raised in California and had lived in Kansas, Nebraska and California where her first husband worked in the oil fields. In 1972 she married Bill Weaver at California, they divorced in 1995. On Jan. 30, 1999 she married Michael Haws at Falls City. He passed away May 3, 2004.
When she lived in Falls City she was employed at the Pillow Factory, Golden Eagle Casino and Falls City Health Care Community. She retired in 2016 due to her health.
She is survived by daughters; Becky (Ted) Gilkerson, Billie (Mathew) Jackson; mother, Lois Kamman; brothers, Russell (Melinda) Vollan and Frank Vollan; sisters, Cindy (Gary) Bachman, Deb Scholl and four grandchildren, all of Falls City.
She is preceded in death by her father; husband, Mike; son, Harold Weaver and a brother, Joseph in infancy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. Inurnment will be in Steele Cemetery.

BRENDA MEYER





Beverly J. Meyer, 74, of Grand Island went to her Heavenly home Saturday, July 16, 2016.
   A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island.  The Rev. Michael Reiners will officiate.  A gathering of family and friends was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island.  
   To honor Beverly's wishes, cremation has taken place.
   Beverly was born July 11, 1942, in Omaha, the daughter of Marvin and Irene (Schultz) Niemeyer.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1960.  Following high school, she worked for Bankers Life in Lincoln.  On Feb. 8, 1964, she was united in marriage to Garry E. Meyer.  They lived in Gering for six years and Omaha for the next eight years before making Grand Island their home in 1978.
   Beverly loved taking care of her family and, after her children were in school, she worked part-time for Walden Books.  In her spare time she loved reading, cooking/baking, gardening/canning, playing golf, wintering in Arizona, quilting and knitting and wine tasting with her friends.  While living in Omaha, Beverly was active with the Mrs. Jaycees.  She belonged to a book club and was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and Riverside Golf Club.  Her greatest treasure was her family and time spent with grandchildren.
   Survivors of the immediate family include her husband of 52 years, Garry Meyer; their children, Melissa (Tom) Howes of Sioux Falls, SD, and Tim (Michelle) Meyer of Elkhorn, NE; grandchildren, Jessica Howes, Claire Howes, Cole Howes, Grayson Howes and Sydney Meyer; and her sisters, Kathleen Brown of Troy, NY, Marva Clutter of Phoenix, AZ, Gayle Dirkes of Richland, WA, and Bonnie Puntney of Kennewick, WA.
   Beverly was preceded in death by her parents.
   Memorials are suggested to Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island.  Online condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com.

RUTH LUGINBILL





Ruth M. Luginbill, 82, of Beatrice, passed away June 18, 2016 at Lincoln.  She was born August 31, 1933.
Ruth was married on Jan. 10, 1955 to Wayne E. Luginbill.
She is survived by her son, Larry E. Luginbill; daughters, Linda L. Luginbill and Brenda L. Hampton; eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held in Sabetha at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016. There will be a service and luncheon directly after at Verdon Church in Verdon.