Ainsworth Star Journal

Johanna "Marlene" (Pearson) Marshall was born January 23,1933 in Mullen, NE to Fritz and Myrtle Pearson. She passed away December 12,2014 at Linden Court in North Platte, NE surrounded by her family. Marlene graduated from Mullen High School in 1952. She married Dean Marshall on September 16,1953 where they began ranching and raising their four children together. She was a member of Saint Joseph's Episcopal Church. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Marlene will be most remembered for her smile and positive attitude. Survivors include, husband Dean of 61 years; son, Fred (Nyla) Marshall; daughters, Donna (Ron) Boyer, Deanna (Tim) Simonson, Delia (Leon) Urdiales; seven grandchildren, Jason (Mandy) Marshall, Bill (Reagan) and Brandon (Terra) Boyer, Brandi (Ethan Kearns) and Jared Simonson, Eric and Ashley Urdiales; great grandchildren, sisters, Helen Dent and Mary Worrall, in-laws and numerous nieces and nephews. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, John, Bill and Donald and grandson, Josh Simonson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Cedarview Cemetery, Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home or the donor's choice. Funeral Services will held Thursday December 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. MST at St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Mullen. Father William Graham officiating. Burial will be in the Cedarview Cemetery. Mullen Funeral Home 308-546-2260

Sharon Louise Moore was born July 1, 1942 to John Ira and Mabel (Knapp) Moore of Ainsworth, NE, and passed away on December 9, 2014 at the Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, CO. Sharon spent most of her young life at the farm near Johnstown, NE. As a young child, she liked working around the farm and playing. She attended elementary school in Johnstown. She learned to drive a tractor around the farm and worked long and hard during those hot summer days raking the hay in perfect rows, so they could be stacked. Her mother, Mabel passed away in 1954. She was only thirteen years old. Her father sold the farm to Everett, (her older brother) so he could buy a house in Ainsworth so Sharon could attend Junior High there. They continued to be active on the farm, helping to care for Everett and Marianne’s children. After quitting school, she went to work at Masters Nite & Day Cafe´ and continued working there until it burned down. Sharon was an active member at the Assembly of God Church in Ainsworth. With failing health and job scarcity, she moved to Golden, CO to live with her sister Veloris. When her health improved she was able to get employment at Grand Oaks Nursing Home in Arvada, CO. She continued working there until she retired at the age of 66. Sharon moved to Wheat Ridge in 2010 to live with her sister Shirley when here sister Veloris’ health began to fail. Every year Sharon looked forward to going to Nebraska to spend time with her brother Everett, and always made a point to go to Sunday services at the Assembly of God Church. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, John Ira and Mabel; her brother, Richard; sister, Veloris; and brother, Everett. She is survived by her sister, Shirley Ellison of Wheat Ridge, CO; sister-in-law, Lorraine Moore of Madison, WI. Funeral services were held on December 15, 2014 at the Assembly of God Church in Ainsworth, NE with Pastor Gary Graesser officiating the service. Music was provided by Marjorie Wilkins. Congregational selections of “Amazing Grace” and “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder” were also provided. Pallbearers were family members of Sharon. Burial was held at the Ainsworth Cemetery under the direction of Hoch Funeral Home of Ainsworth. Memorials were directed to the Ainsworth Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services for Elzoe “Ellie” Rogers Kirkpatrick, age 77, of O’Neill, will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in O’Neill, NE. Burial will be in the Ainsworth Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. with a reception to follow at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Ainsworth. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Rev. Craig Collins and Rev. Blair Kirkpatrick will officiate. Ellie passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014, at her home in O’Neill, NE. She is survived by her husband Jim; children, Julie Brown of Paxton, NE, JoAnn (Jeff) Walthour of Mansfield, OH, Jeff Kirkpatrick and Glenda Pierce of Lincoln, NE, Bryce (Rini) Kirkpatrick of Ft. Collins, CO and Blair Kirkpatrick of Lenora, KS; brother, Duane (Connie) Rogers of Roy, UT; grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ellie was born on November 13, 1937, at Lake Hattie Township, MN to George and Veta (Church) Rogers. She graduated from Weber County High School in Ogden, UT in 1955, and then from St. Mark’s Nursing School in Salt Lake City, UT in 1959. Ellie married James Kirkpatrick on June 8, 1959, in Ogden, UT. She was a RN at Brown County Hospital, a school nurse for ESU #17, and a RN at Bethesda Nursing Home in O’Neill. She was a member of the American Red Cross, First United Methodist Church in O’Neill, the United Methodist Women, Nebraska USBC Association and the Nebraska Nursing Association. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Veta Rogers, two sisters, Lila Schooley and Lorraine Newbold Barkley, nephew Boyd Newbold, son-in-law Kenny Brown and grandson, Tony Kirkpatrick. Memorials may be made to Tony Fund/Lincoln East Band Boosters, Lincoln East High School, 1000 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, NE, 68510, or to the First United Methodist Church in O’Neill.

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