Funeral services for Emma Smolik, 91 of Sargent will be held Monday, November 24 at 10:00 am at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sargent. The Father Jim Hunt will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sargent. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, November 23 at the church with a 6:00 pm wake service. Rhoad Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marion L. Fowler, 92
Marion L. Fowler, 92, of Ord passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Valley View Living Center in Ord.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 am at the Ord Memorial Chapel with a graveside service to follow at 11:30 a.m. the Ord City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Valley County Health System Hospice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Marion Lee Fowler was born November 24, 1921, at Mondamin, Iowa to Charles Raymond and Gladys Rachel (Sublet) Fowler. He was raised in Mondamin, Iowa where he received his education.
Marion Joined the United State Air Force in 1942, where he served on a B-24 Bomber Group for the duration.
On May 8, 1944, Marion was united in marriage to Kathryn E. Clement at Santa Monica, California.
Marion relocated to Denver, Colorado where he worked as a Lab Technician at Gates Rubber Company; he retired in 1984, and in 2001, relocated to Ord, Katheryn’s home town.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Kathryn of Ord; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Dee Fowler of Loveland, Colorado and Michael E. and Lucy Fowler of Palm City, Florida; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister.
Mary E. "Mary Beth" Parker, 72
Mary E. “Mary Beth” Parker, 72, of Ord passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at her home outside of Ord, Nebraska.
Mrs. Parker’s wishes were to be cremated. Her life will be honored on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with a dinner reception at the Country Neighbor. Private Inurnment will be in the Ord Catholic Cemetery. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Elizabeth was born March 27, 1942, at Ord, Nebraska to Dillo and Alyce (Novotny) Troyer. She was raised in Ord where she received her education and graduated from Ord High School in 1960.
Mary Beth continued her education at Creighton University in Omaha where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While at Creighton she met Gordon Parker. The couple was united in marriage in 1964, at St. John’s Church on the Campus of Creighton University. They continued to live in Omaha until moving to Gordon’s hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
While in Kalamazoo, their son, Scott was born. Mary Beth worked as a Registered Nurse at Borgess Hospital; then as an Obstetrics Nurse for the Chief of Staff at Bronson Hospital; and as an Industrial Nurse at Eckrich Meats. Gordon and Mary Beth also owned and operated Fin ‘n Feather Marine, a marina and sporting complex in Kalamazoo for over twenty years.
In 1997, the couple moved to Ord to be near Mary Beth’s family. They settled in their country home outside of Ord. Mary Beth worked as a RN for the Valley County Health System. She made many friends and cared for many people as a Home Health and Hospice Nurse until her recent retirement in January of 2014.
Mary Beth enjoyed auctions, gardening, animals and the wildlife at her country home. She had a very giving soul and enjoyed caring for people.
She is survived by her son, Scott Parker of Baltimore, Maryland; a brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Virginia Troyer of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a niece, Dr. Julie Troyer of Lake Park, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Gordon who passed away on February 18, 2012.
Clarence Davenport, 90
Clarence Davenport, 90, of Ord, formerly of Burwell, passed away on Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, at Valley County Hospital in Ord.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday November 15, 2014 at the Ord Christian Church in Ord. Pastor Dennis Davenport and Pastor Doug Durre will officiate. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials may be made to Valley County Health System.
Clarence Davenport, the son of Charles and Florence (Tetschner) Davenport, was born in rural Garfield County on August 26, 1924 and passed away in Ord on November 13, 2014, at age of 90. Clarence lived his entire life in Garfield and Valley Counties, graduating from Burwell High School in 1942.
On May 25, 1947 he was united in marriage to Vernell Donner. Shortly after Clarence and Vernell were married they were baptized into Christ at the Burwell Christian Church. Clarence and Vernell had three children.
Clarence spent his entire life farming and raising livestock. He was a member of District 56 School Board in Valley County and a Deacon at Community Christian Church in Burwell. Clarence enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 great grandsons, Dusty Helgoth and Tyler Davenport, and two sisters in laws, Edith Donner and Dorothy Arnold.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Vernell of Ord, three children, Dan (Pat) Davenport of Burwell, Peggy (Rich) Huhman of Broken Bow, and Dorothy (Jeff) Boilesen of Ord, 8 grandchildren, Angie (John) Urbanovsky, Danny (Leann) Davenport, Jess (Pam) Helgoth, Steve (Melinda) Rowse, Denise (Mark) Wray, Ronda Hunt, Jerry (Shannon) Helgoth, Cindy (Mike) Beach, 18 great grandchildren and two brother in laws, Marvin Donner and Jim Arnold.
ORD -- The Loup Valley Ag Society is holding a wine tasting at the Valley County Fairgrounds on Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM. Advanced tickets are available for $15 at the Ord Chamber of Commerce office and $20 at the door.
LISTEN: Loup Valley Ag Wine Tasting