Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

ASHLAND – Willajean Watson’s graveside service is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Ashland Cemetery. Following the service, a Celebration of Life will be held at the Ashland Methodist Church.

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    OMAHA – Elisabeth Vosgershian, 90, passed with love on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Immanuel Fontenelle Home, Omaha. Born Feb. 20, 1928, in Europe, she married a U.S. Army veteran, raised four children in Massachusetts, retired from Texas Instruments, and moved to Florida, painting in oils, and …

GREENWOOD – Kellie A. Hansen, 30, of Greenwood died Nov. 3, 2018 at her home in Greenwood after a battle with cervical cancer. She was born April 15, 1988 on Hahn Air Force Base in Germany to Norman Hansen and Cherie Nye. Kellie graduated from Wahoo High School in 2006.

ASHLAND – Willajean (Mansfield) Watson, 92, of Ashland, passed away on Oct. 27, 2018. She was born Dec. 30, 1925, in Lincoln, to Ethel Ferne and George Earl Mansfield. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1943. She attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1943 where she earned a teachin…

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Dalene Ballou passed away Oct. 25, 2018 in Fort Collins, Colo. She was born in Ashland, May 23, 1933. Dalene graduated from Ashland High School in 1951 where she was valedictorian and prom queen. She was an educator for over 40 years, and wrote a math book published by …

BANGKOK, Thailand – Maria Osborn Gillies, 83, of Don Sai Province, Bangkok, Thailand, passed away Oct. 23, 2018 in Thailand. She was born Oct. 15, 1935 in Don Sai Province, Bangkok, Thailand. She moved to Talmage with her husband Robb Osborn in 1974.

ASHLAND – John A. Clark, 66, of Ashland, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at his home in Ashland. He was born Sept. 29, 1952 in Junction City, Kan. to Delmar and Jessie (Guthrie) Clark. John graduated from Olathe High School in Olathe, Kan. He served his country in the U.S. Marines until he was…

ASHLAND – Geraldine “Jerry” Lemon, 95, of Ashland, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Oxbow Living Center in Ashland. She was born Aug. 22, 1923 in Ashland, to Paul and Flora (Harris) Olson. She was a graduate of Ashland High School.

    MEMPHIS – Michael “Mike” A. Otte, 68, of Memphis, entered into eternal rest Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at his home. He was born May 8, 1950 in North Bend, to Delbert and Mildred (Matous) Otte. Mike was a 1969 graduate of Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo. He was united in marriage to Lynn …

OMAHA – Eric David Holman, 39, of Omaha, died Sept. 26, 2018 in his home unexpectedly from natural causes. He was born Nov. 20, 1978 in Madison, S.D. to David Holman, and Martha (Owen) Holman. He attended Ashland-Greenwood Public schools and graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School in 19…

PAWNEE CITY – Charles (Charlie) Conlin Howard, 68, passed away in Omaha at UNMC on Sept. 10, 2018. He was born to Jack M. Howard and Hazel R. (Thompson) Howard on Dec. 22, 1949 in Pawnee City.

WACO – Peggy A. Gocke, 70, of Waco, formerly of Ashland, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln. She was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Omaha, to Clarence and Emily (Yabsley) Williams. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1966. She was married to Tom Bonds on…

ASHLAND – Vicki Marie Alley, 66, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Omaha. She was born May 21, 1952, in Omaha. Vicki retired from Farmers Insurance Group in Omaha after working many years in the insurance industry. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and reading.

ASHLAND – Merna (Newsham) Lehr was born in Ashland on July 8, 1927 and passed away on Aug. 22, 2018 at the age of 91.

ELKHORN – Harold Junior Strode, 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at Life Care of Elkhorn.

ASHLAND – Rand Dee Swiggart passed away peacefully at his home on Aug, 12, 2018. A 1969 graduate of Ashland-Greenwood High School, Rand held the basketball scoring record for over 20 years and still holds two free throw records, a point of great pride for Rand. His loves included the Huskers…

ASHLAND – Lyle L. Ueberrhein, 74, of Ashland, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 peacefully at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1944 in Wahoo to Earl and Lillian (Kennez) Ueberrhein. Lyle graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School in 1962. On Sept. 30, 1989, he was united in marriage to Mary Jo Engbl…

    ASHLAND – Ruby I. Strode, 99, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at the Ashland Care Center in Ashland. She was born Jan. 6, 1919 in Ashland, to Elmer and Beulah (Johnson) Hall. She attended District 5 grade school, Ashland High School and Teachers College. She was united in …

ASHLAND – Duane Kent Tigges, 74, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at his home in Ashland. He was born on May 28, 1944 in Cherokee, Iowa to Ernest and Tora (Jensen) Tigges. He graduated from Sioux Valley High School in 1962 in Peterson/Linn Grove. Duane had a love for the outdoors and always trie…

ASHLAND – Verna Mae Strode passed away July 17, 2018. She was born April 30, 1936.

ASHLAND – Richard “Dick” L. Root, 70, of Ashland, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Tabitha Health in Lincoln. He was born Dec. 6, 1947, in Lincoln to Floyd and LaVon (Harger) Root. Dick served his country in the U.S. Navy until he was honorably discharged in 1970. On Dec. 31, 1974, Dick was…

ASHLAND – Patricia A. Macrander, 83, of Ashland, died Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland. She was born Sept. 30, 1934 in Clarinda, Iowa to Clarence and Florence (Bramble) Rucker. On Nov. 2, 1953, Pat was married to Max Macrander in Clarinda.

ASHLAND – Barbara A. (Lewis) Ziegenbein, 89, of Ashland passed away July 20, 2018 at the Ashland Care Center in Ashland.