Myra Loree Huffman, 87, of Burwell, Nebraska died September 30, 2012 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor Dennis Davenport and Pastor Tom Huffman will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church.
Loree was born October 16, 1924 in Hays, Kansas. Her family moved to Ringgold, Nebraska when she was two. Loree attended rural grade school. Her first two years of high school were at Stapleton. Her last two years were at McPherson County High School, graduating in 1942.
After high school she worked in North Platte for a short time and then married Marvin M. Huffman on October 26, 1943 in North Platte, Nebraska. They lived in the northeast corner of Arthur county at Swan Lake until moving to North Platte after the blizzard of 1949. In 1954 they bought a ranch 20 miles north of Burwell. Marvin died on April 3, 1975. Loree moved to Burwell in 1976. She then went to work at the courthouse where she was the deputy county treasurer until she retired in 1994.
Loree was a member of the Willing Helpers Club and the United Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women. Loree enjoyed sewing, crocheting and fishing.
Loree is survived by five children: Tom and Joyce Huffman of Burwell, Nebraska, John & Martha Huffman of Hastings, Nebraska, Mary Sue Todd of Burwell, Nebraska, Dale and Sherry Huffman of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Jim and Kathy Huffman of Taylor, Nebraska. Sixteen grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Two brothers, John and Marge Wilson of Independence, Oregon and Bob and Velma Wilson of Wellfleet, Nebraska. A sister, Helen and Larry Trumbull of Ringgold, Nebraska. Two sister-in-laws, Emma Melvin of Mullen, Nebraska and Henrietta and Ken Blue of Ogallala, Nebraska.
Loree was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Jim Wilson.