James Duane Hillyard, 73, of Montrose, CO, passed away at San Juan Living Center on Oct. 20, 2016. He was born in Kansas City, MO, to James Monroe Hillyard and Edna Pearl Barnette.
There he met the love of his life, Judith. They were married on Dec. 14, 1962, then they later moved to Denver, where he worked at Accutronics as a welder and retired in 2003. Then they moved to Montrose. Jim had a love for his pets, fishing, camping, hunting and riding his Goldwing. Jim enjoyed walking around the neighborhood getting to know all the neighbors. He was a big Denver Broncos fan and enjoyed watching or listening to the games. He is survived by his wife, Judith, of Montrose; daughter, Connie; two grandchildren; aunt, Connie (Hillyard) Shafer, of Auburn; and cousins, Steve, Rick, Tom and Mark Hillyard and Garland, Garth, and Gerry Shafer.
Jim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Tom and Grace Hillyard, of Shubert and his parents.
In Lieu of flowers, get outdoors and spend some time with your family and your pets.


Kim E. Bechtold, 57, of Falls City, passed away on Nov. 27, 2016 at Lincoln. She was born August 29, 1959 at Falls City, to the late Ronald and Sandra (Stednitz) Sailors.
   Kim was raised in Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1977. When married the couple established their home in Everest, KS and she worked at Everest Hospital. Kim married Jay Bechtold on Sept. 5, 1981 at Hiawatha. They were later divorced in 1991. She moved back to Falls City in 1991; when back she worked for the nursing homes in Falls City and then was employed at the Head Start for 10 years, in 1993 she began working at Jonesbrook and also did independent in home health care for elderly people. She also drove the Aquatic Center shuttle bus during the summers.
   She is survived by son, Jay Bechtold; daughters, Amanda (Cody) Jones, Kody (Brett) McKim; brothers, Randy (Barb) Sailors, all of Falls City, Kevin (Sherry) Sailors, of La Pine, OR; sister, Rhonda Kirkendall of Falls City, grandchildren, Ryker Jones, Mallory Bechtold, Paylen Jones, Dayken McKim, Brantley Jones, Bryson McKim, and her aunts and uncles.
   She is preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Kelsey, in infancy.
   A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. at the Dorr and Clark Funeral Home with Reverend Fay Ann Blaylock officiating. A private family inurnment will be at Harris Cemetery.
   Family will receive friends on Monday from 7-8 P.M. at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home.


Terry Rue, 64, of Wilber (formerly of Falls City), passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 at Lincoln. He was born Aug. 10, 1952 at Humboldt to the late Ranselaer and Bernice (Crews) Rue.

Terry was raised at Falls City and attended Falls City Public Schools before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he returned to Falls City and worked construction at various places throughout the midwest. He also worked at Flairfold Shutter Factory at Hiawatha, KS, and Woodings-Verona in Falls City. In 1994 he moved to Wilber and worked for American Tool at Beatrice and then as a custodian for Crete Elementary School for the past nine years. He retired this year due to his health.

On March 22, 1989 he married Sheila Pilkington at Falls City.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila, of Wilber; sons, John White, of Wilber, and Trevor (Lacy) Rue, of Filley; brothers, Richard Rue, of Falls City, and Larry (Marcia) Rue, of Wilber; sisters-in-law, Pam Rue, of Falls City, and Jackie Rue, of Crete; and four grandchildren.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ronnie and Doug Rue; sisters, Patty Coolen and Karen Schulenberg; and a daughter, Heather Rue Blanton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, with Rev. Dave Lockard officiating. Interment at Steele Cemetery. Military graveside honors by the Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


Norman Wayne Olson, 65, of Falls City, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Falls City Healthcare Community. He was born Aug. 18, 1951 in Falls City to George E. and Leona V. (Oldfield) Olson.  

Norm was raised in Rulo, where he attended school and later graduated from Falls City High School with the Class of 1970. In December 1971, he was united in marriage to Jean Shurtleff. To this union, a son, Christopher Norman, was born. The couple would later divorce.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Aug. 31, 1972 and served his country until being honorably discharged on Aug. 15, 1975. After his service, Norman moved to Tucson, AZ, where he was employed at Davis-Monthan AFB until his retirement. In June of 1988, he was united in marriage to Kathy Shantie. The couple would later divorce.  

Norm enjoyed playing golf, his dogs, cheering on the Cornhuskers, and spending time with his son, Chris, who preceded him in death on June 24, 2013.  

He was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gary Olson; and sisters Kaye Davies and Jeannie Keller.

Norm is survived by his loving sisters, Gayle Coble, of Overland Park, KS, and Janelle (Mike) Marteny, of Falls City; a cousin, John (Claudia) Caverzagie, of Falls City; brother-in-law, Robert Keller Sr., of White Cloud, KS; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Graveside inurnment services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at the Rulo Cemetery, with Chaplain Sharon Schuster officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Nebraska Army Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation. Hall Funeral Chapel, of Falls City, is in charge of arrangements.


Frances Schulenberg, 98, of Lamar, CO (formerly of Falls City), passed away on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Lamar. She was born on Feb. 12, 1918 at Deschler to the late Claude and Ollie (Kohler) Claus.

She was raised at Concordia, KS, and graduated from Concordia High School in 1935. On May 4, 1938 she married Leonard Schulenberg at Falls City. When married, the couple established their home in Falls City and then lived in Hiawatha, KS, Mound City, MO, Nebraska City and Lincoln. When living in Falls City she worked as a bookkeeper for Monarch Engineering and she and her husband ran the Sears Catalog Store in Mound City until retiring and moving back to Falls City. Mr. Schulenberg passed away on June 16, 1993. She then moved to Lamar to be with her daughter.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Altar Society.

Frances is survived by her children, Larry (Patricia) Schulenberg, of Council Bluffs, IA, Mary Frances Forney, of Lamar, and John (Pat) Schulenberg, of Savannah, MO; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Adeline Chote; and brothers, James, Claud Jr. and Robert Claus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Falls City with Fr. Thomas Dunavan presiding. Interment will be in Falls City Catholic Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. The family will receive friends following the rosary.