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Theodore J. "Ted" Golus

Theodore J. “Ted” Golus was born February 15, 1923 on a farm near Rockville, NE to Peter J. and Cecelia T. (Kuta) Golus.  He attended rural schools in Sherman County, St. Josaphat’s Catholic School and graduated from Loup City High School in 1941.  After graduation he farmed with his parents southeast of Loup City and in 1952 he moved to a farm west of Loup City.  He married Rosemary Miller on October 15, 1960 at Loup City. They continued to live on the farm where they raised their family of seven children.  He was active in St. Josaphat’s Church.  He retired and moved to Loup City in 1997.  He was a charter member of Sherman County National Farmers Organization; member of the Loup City Co-op board for 15 years; life member of the Knights of Columbus since 1945; District 44 school board member; member of the Sherman County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee; Sherman County school re-organization committee; St. Josaphat’s Catholic Church, Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Bible Study Group.
     He is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Loup City; daughter, Kathy Golus of Lincoln; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and RoxAnne Golus of Holdrege, NE; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Tim Riley of Omaha, NE; son, David of Grand Island, NE; son, Jeffrey of North Platte, NE; sons and daughters-in-law, Rodney and Eileen of Holdrege, NE and Kevin and Jen of Loup City; grandchildren, Rebecca and Melissa Golus; Elliott and Jameson Riley; Justin, Michael and Anna Golus; Carson and Finley Golus; brother, Harold Golus of Grand Junction, CO; sisters, Loretta Drake of San Diego, CA; Marjorie Whalen of Baton Rouge, LA; Virginia Lucero of San Diego, CA and Patricia Asher of Washington, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Margaret and sister Jeannette Guynes.

Emma Smolik, 91

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. 
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