Frances Jamison

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Funeral services for Frances Jamison were held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Burton, NE, with Pastor Bill Serr officiating. Music was provided by Sandra Herten, pianist. Casket bearers Brett Gierau, Quinn Smith, Jeff Brehm, Brad Brehm, John Ebeling and Dennis Bracht. Honorary casket bearers were Maxine’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Springview, NE. Kotrba-Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Frances Maxine (Kurzenberger) Jamison was born March 8, 1917 to William Henry and Cora Ann (Pettit) Kurzenberger on the family farm north of Springview, NE. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church of Burton and was a member of the same church her entire life. Maxine attended elementary school in Keya Paha County and graduated from Keya Paha County High School in 1934. She married Orville (Tim) Davis Jamison on March 21, 1936. To this union four children were born, Nila, Mary, Linda and Bill. They lived two years at Mills, NE before moving to Burton, NE, and purchasing the Adelia Horton house. They moved that same house to Springview, NE, when Tim was elected the county sheriff in 1959. She lived in their house until 2015 when she moved to Cherry Hills Assisted Living in Valentine, NE. Maxine served as postmaster at Burton from 1952 until 1974 when she was transferred to Newport, NE. She moved back to Springview, NE after retiring in 1980 from the postal service. She was a lifelong stamp collector and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #98 of Springview, NE. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting afghans for her family. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with friends, playing cards at the Senior Center in Springview, NE, and playing the slots at the Rosebud Casino. She died on July 3, 2017 at the Pine View Nursing Home in Valentine, NE. Maxine was preceded in death by her husband Orville (Tim) Davis Jamison; parents William Henry, Cora Ann; brothers: Kermit, George, Gerald, Grayton, Rolland, Norval, Clayton and infant brother; sisters: Marjorie Spann, Bernice (Toots) Seberger, Mary Alice Miller; daughter Linda Smith; and son William. She is survived by two children, Nila and Rod Gierau of Springview, NE, Mary and John Brehm of Lincoln, NE; son-in-law John Smith of Springview, NE; grandchildren: Kimberlee (Dick) Jeffers, Brett Gierau, Brenda Brehm, Quinn (Amy) Smith, Dawn (John) Ebeling, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Brehm, Bradley (Dianne) Brehm, Michele Smith, Sheila (Dennis) Bracht; thirteen great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.

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