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Obituaries 05.17.23


83 year old Larry Joy of Missouri Valley passed away May 13th. He is survived by his wife, Leona, children Regina Cunard, Dianna Gettler and Kolean Joy and other family members. Visitation is tomorrow at 10, the funeral at 11 both at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine.

Jordan Ely of Blair died May 12th. He is survived by his parents, George Ely Jr., and Denise Cohn, siblings Alexis Ely, Breanna Harvill, Samantha Ely, Amanda Lineberry, Richelle Rydberg, Theodore Cohn and Dane Cohn and other family members. His funeral and celebration of Life is this coming Saturday, May 20th - Visitation is 11am, the memorial service is at noon, the celebration of life at 3pm at John A. Gentleman in Omaha.

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77 year old Alberta Gray of Omaha passed away May 14th, she is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Andrew Kumm of Blair. Visitation is 6-8 tomorrow at Sievers Sprick, a graveside service is 11am Friday, at the Fort Calhoun Cemetery.

92 year old Martha Stratbucker Thibault of Omaha, formerly of Washington County, passed away May 11th. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Schlueter and Amy Shaw. There will be a private family service, but friends are encouraged to join the family for a luncheon, tomorrow at 11am at the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church.

58 year old Ronald Harvey of Blair, formerly of Missouri Valley passed away May 11th, he is survived by his siblings, Maxine Stier, Martha Peasley, Myrna Dozier, Ramona Sell, Waunetta Lynch, Richard Harvey and other family members. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. A Celebration of Life is June 3rd, 1-3pm at the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley.

57 year old Julie Sweet of Missouri Valley died May 11th. A Celebration of Life Service is Wednesday, May 31st, 11am to 3pm at the Eagle’s Club in Missouri Valley.

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83 year old Marvin Vrooman of Blair passed away May 5th. Visitation is Monday, May 22nd starting at 10am, the Celebration of Life is at 11, both at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tekamah.


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