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88 year old Margaret Young of Blair died November 29th. She was a nurse at the Crowell Home and other health care facilities. She is survived by her husband, John, children John III, Timothy, Pamela Niday, Teresa Guhl, Elizabeth Clarke and their spouses and children. Margaret Young is also survived by her brothers, William and Neal McQuistan and their families. The memorial service is this Friday, 2pm at Blair’s First United Methodist Church.

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74 year old Larry Halford of Fort Calhoun died November 22nd. He is survived by sons Ryan and Neil Halford, brother Darrell Halford and other family members. The Celebration of Life is Saturday, December 3rd, 11am at Schwertley Catholic Social Hall in Fort Calhoun.

36 year old Jason Shelton of Fremont passed away November 21st. He was a volunteer firefighter in the Nickerson and Winslow Volunteer Fire Departments. He is survived by his mother Cheri Stastney, Father Randy Shelton, siblings Jeff Shelton, Joe Stastney and Missy Hammond and friend Jennifer Wiese. Celebration of Life for Jason Shelton is Saturday, December 10th noon until 4pm at the Nickerson Fire Station.

Howard Wood of Missouri Valley recently passed away. The visitation is Friday, 5-7 the funeral is Saturday 1pm, both at Hennessey.


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