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Shirley McClure, 82

Shirley McClure, 82, of Ord passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Valley View Center in Ord.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Private inurnment will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Ord Evangelical Free Church. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Pauline Sullivan was born January 2, 1933, at Lookeba Caddo County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Willard Haskell and Carrie Louise (Warren) Sullivan. She attended schools in Oklahoma and California and graduated from high school at Anadarko, Oklahoma.
On August 17, 1950, Shirley was united in marriage to Robert Thomas McClure at Anadarko, Caddo County Oklahoma. The couple lived in Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota and South Dakota. They settled in Ord in April of 1978. Mr. McClure passed away on January 29, 1999.
Shirley attended the Ord Evangelical Free Church. She was very active in Artissimos Art Club. Besides being an artist, she loved gardening, genealogy, reading and traveling. She loved her family very much. Shirley was a wonderful person, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be lovingly remembered.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John McClure of Ord and Randall and Mary McClure of Saint Paul, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Joshua (Shanna), Michael (Hema), Daniel (Lucy), Joseph and Kathleen; and a great-granddaughter, Harper.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; and a grandson, Jonathan McClure.

Harold "Skeeter" Mayberry Jr. 72

 Harold “Skeeter” Mayberry Jr., age 72 of Burwell, died Thursday May 21, 2015 at the Community Memorial Health in Burwell , NE.
Private memorial graveside services with military honors will be held at the Cottonwood Cemetery at Burwell with Reverend Dennis Davenport officiating.  A visitation for friends and family will be held on Tuesday May 26, 2015, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at the United Methodist Church in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the Community Health Center in Burwell. 
Govier Bros. Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of the arrangments.

Lora Koker, 101

Lora Koker, 101 of Loup City, NE died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Rose Lane Home in Loup City.  Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Loup City Community Building with Speaker DeWayne Hanes.  Burial will be at the Arcadia City Cemetery in Arcadia, NE.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Community Building.  Memorials are suggested to Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements.

Lora B. (Clingman) Koker was born December 27, 1913 at Ash Canyon near Ansley, NE to Wells Boyer and Elizabeth Bell (Houts) Clingman.  She grew up and attended school in the Ansley/Arcadia area.  On March 25, 1934 she married Harry C. Koker at Arcadia, NE.  They farmed south of Arcadia in Sherman County.  She moved to Loup City in 1979.  She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
She is survived by her daughter, Viola F. Spaulding of Omaha, NE; Shirley Jean Salmons of Auburn, WA; Harriett (Maynard) Franzen of Arcadia, NE; Lora L. (Jerry) Karre of Aurora, CO; son, Gerald H. (Leona) Koker of Arcadia, NE; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren and sister, Nona Wallin of Omaha, NE.  She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, four sisters and one grandchild.

Marilyn Lucille Clabaugh, 78

Marilyn Lucille Clabaugh, 78, of Burwell, Nebraska died May 17, 2015 at the Valley County Health Systems Hospital in Ord, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor Dennis Davenport will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association.
Marilyn was born December 28, 1936 in Sargent, Nebraska to Bert and Helen (Sweet) Helmkamp. She grew up in the Taylor area. As a child she became friends with Wanda Minor, and they remained lifelong friends. Marilyn married Ken Robbins in Burnet, Texas. To this union four children were born.
Marilyn married Jim Clabaugh on April 24, 1973 in Burwell. They farmed near Burwell until 1992 when they retired and moved to Burwell
Being a livelong learner, Marilyn worked for and achieved her GED after raising her children. Marilyn was a 50-year member of the United Methodist Church where she was very active in all aspects, especially choir and children’s ministries. Making everyone welcome was her mission on Sunday mornings. She enjoyed making afghans for her grandchildren, puttering in her yard, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and participating in Christian Women’s Club. Time was spent traveling to see her grandchildren and their activities. Her passion for walking helped to control her diabetes.
Marilyn is survived by her husband, Jim Clabaugh of Burwell, Nebraska. Three children, Sue and Rick Petersen of Downers Grove, Illinois, Vern and Kay Robbins of Grand Island, Nebraska and Warren and Sue Robbins of Minden, Nebraska. Ten grandchildren, Brittony Robbins, Kyle Robbins, Krista Robbins, Nathan Petersen, Elizabeth Petersen Banaszak, Gabriel Robbins, Abigail Stahmer, Benjamin Robbins, Sara Robbins and Derrick Walker; also, two great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Everett Banaszak.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Bernard Robbins.
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