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Obituaries 2.1.22

78 year old William Biffar of Blair died yesterday. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, children Amy Telford, Kent and Keith Biffar and daughter in law Joy, along William’s siblings, Larry, sisters Joyce Johnson, Brenda Biffar and Laurel Method. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

102 year old LaVerne Drummond McKenszie Knecht passed away January 22nd. She is survived by her children Ronald and Dennis McKenzie and Rae Olney along with their spouses and children. Her memorial service is tomorrow morning, 10:30 at First United Methodist of Blair. That service had inadvertently been listed by this reporter as today. Again, the funeral service for LaVerne Knecht is tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10:30.

54 year old Jay Urwin of Blair died Saturday. He is survived by his parents Thomas and Marilyn, Siblings Tim and Julia Urwin along with their spouses, children and other family members. Visitation is Saturday, February 5th 1pm, the funeral follows at 2pm. Both events at Campbell Aman

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65 year old John Conway, Junior of Blair passed away January 1st. He is survived by wife Char, daughters Crystal and Amy Conway and Bridget Thompson and other family members. Visitation and Celebration of Life is Sunday, February 6th 3 to 5pm, the Celebration of Life is at 5, both at Sievers-Sprick.

85 year old Elna Mayer Ruffcorn of Missouri Valley passed away January 26. Ms. Ruffcorn worked at West Harrison Community Schools for several years and at Crossroads of Western Iowa. She is survived by her children Cherie Kersten and Rick Ruffcorn, brother John Meyer and their spouses and families. Visitation is this Thursday, 2pm, the funeral follows at 3pm, both at Hennessey.

More information can be found at 78 year old Ellen Burke Quinn of Elkhorn passed away January 29th, she is survived by her husband Roger, son Russ of rural Herman, daughters Koleen Benjamen and Maureen Quinn – both of Omaha, along with their spouses and other family members. Visitation is Thursday, February 3rd at Reichmuth from 4 to 7pm followed by Rosary at 7, also at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, February 4th 10:30 at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn.


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