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Kayla Shepherd

Sep 23, 1960 - Dec 01, 2023

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North Platte, NE

Kayla D. Shepherd, 63, of North Platte, NE passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023 at Great Plains Health Hospital. Kayla was born on September 23, 1960 in North Platte the daughter of Edward Clifford Southwell and Harriet (Hendricks) Hagert. Kayla was married on March 7, 1992 to Roger "R. D. " Shepherd. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She worked as a kitchen helper at various local restaurants, including Daves Place, ...Read More

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Marian E. Sheffield

Jul 24, 1932 - Feb 19, 2024

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North Platte, NE

Marian E. Sheffield, 91, of North Platte, NE passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Great Plains Health Hospital.She was born on July 24, 1932 in Jackson Twp., Webster County, Iowa the daughter of Marinus and Mareka (Ihnen) Poppen. She was married to Verlin Max Goforth on November 4, 1950 in Fort Dodge, IA and together they had 8 children. Verlin died on March 30, 1964 in San Jose, CA. She was married to her 2nd husband Woody M. Sheffield in Grand Island, Nebraska on January 8, 1971 and together had 1 child. Woody died on January 18, 2018 in North Platte. Marian loved children and was an in-home day care provider for many years. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband, Verlin; 2nd husband, Woody; daughter and son-in-law, Dianna (Bernard) Fay; and daughter, Barbara Royce.She is survived by her children, Verlin David Goforth, Justin L. (Cindy) Goforth, Mark E. (Vicki) Goforth, all of North Platte, Edward J. (Sharon) Goforth of Grand Island, NE, Stuart O. Goforth, of Cheyenne, WY, Kevin J. (Kathy) Goforth of Greeley, CO and Roger D. Sheffield of New Castle, CO; son in law, Dick Royce of Bullhead City, AZ; thirteen grandchildren; twenty two great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren; other family members and many friends.Inurnment in the columbarium and graveside service at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, NE will be announced at a later date. Cremation was chosen. Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte has been entrusted with the arrangements. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Marian E. Sheffield, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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George E. Ross

Jan 20, 1943 - Feb 19, 2024

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North Platte, NE

George E. Ross, 81, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away February 19, 2024 at North Platte Care Center. He was born January 20, 1943 to Robert R. Ross and Helen E. Carey in Omaha, Nebraska. Services are pending. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of assisting the family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of George E. Ross, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Dale Allen Styles

Oct 27, 1948 - Feb 18, 2024

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North Platte, NE

Dale Allen Styles, 75, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away February 18, 2024 at North Platte Care Center. He was born October 27, 1948 to Lester and Ardella (Rishel)Styles, in Freeman, South Dakota. Services will be held at a later date. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is assisting the family. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Dale Allen Styles, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Sheila Kay Johnson

Jun 13, 1949 - Feb 12, 2024

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North Platte, NE

On February 12, 2024, Sheila Kay (Jaeger) Johnson passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Sheila was born June 13, 1949 in Imperial, Nebraska to Wayne and Ruth Jaeger.Sheila graduated from Chase County High School in 1967 and in 1968, she graduated from Parks School of Business in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from business school, Sheila worked for Data Documents in Englewood, Colorado. In 1969, she married and gave birth to her surviving son Cody Kimberling. Sheila moved to McCook, Nebraska in 1970 and while living there as a single mother raising her son, she worked for the McCook Public School Administration Office. In 1974, Sheila was recognized by the McCook Business and Professional Women’s Association for her work implementing computerized financial record keeping. In 1976, after the loss of her father, Sheila moved to Imperial, Nebraska. She worked as an administrative assistant for the Imperial School system. In 1981, Sheila started her social work career for Nebraska Department of Health. Eventually, she advanced to Southwest Nebraska Regional Supervisor for Department of Health and Human Services. Sheila remained in that position until 1986. While living in Imperial, she was elected to serve on the City Council in 1984. During her tenure, she also served on the West Central Nebraska Development District Board, Imperial Centennial Celebration Planning Committee and helped spearhead Imperial’s recycling program which benefited local citizens. In 1988, Sheila started her own in-home business helping families process medical claims. In 1992, Sheila and Barry Johnson moved to North Platte, Nebraska. Together they operated Johnson’s Taxidermy for 25 years. Additionally, she was deeply involved in the day-to-day operations of her husbands PRCA rodeo career.Shelia’s true passions in life were her family, travel, and volunteering. She was a selfless daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife, and friend. After her mother’s death, Sheila devoted her life to care for her disabled brother Ronald Jaeger. She was a devoted sister and had a special relationship with her brother Duke Jaeger. Sheila was Duke’s best friend and confidant with all matters in life. She was a devoted mother who epitomized unconditional love and support. Most importantly, Sheila was a loving and deeply involved grandmother. Her love for her grandchildren was immensely palpable. She was pivotal in the upbringing of her son’s three children and swelled with pride as being the “Best Babysitter on the Planet”. Sheila was a loyal and genuinely devoted friend to many people from all walks of life. She enjoyed traveling across the country, going to various rodeos with her husband. She also loved having the opportunity to travel the world with her grandchildren and brother Duke Jaeger. Her heart swelled with pride and joy watching her grandchildren grow and participate in school activities and sporting events. Sheila was also involved in arts and she enjoyed painting and music. She was a member of Heartland Singers and volunteered to serve as treasurer and record keeping. Sheila also served as elected president and treasurer for the HOA at Kristen Court. She was a devoted philanthropist for the disabled and underserved.Sheila was preceded in death by her mother and father Ruth and Wayne Jaeger of Imperial; brother, Ronald Jaeger; sisters, Connie Jaeger, Debra Anderson, and Carol Chur.Sheila is survived by her grieving son, Cody (Donelle) Kimberling and their children, Chase, Jenna and Kinsey Kimberling of North Platte; brothers, Duke Jaeger of Imperial, and Sid Jaeger of Darr; husband, Barry Johnson and his daughter Renee (Bryan) Graysen, and their son, Rylan Grayson; numerous nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.Memorials are suggested to be sent on behalf of Sheila to Mosaic Home Capernaum. P.O. Box 67, Axtell, Nebraska.Funeral services will be held privately at her graveside. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.Mother you are deeply missed. However, know that you will live on in our forever grateful hearts and minds. You graced the world with endless love for your family. Heaven gained a true angel and I take comfort knowing you are walking hand in hand with God and your loved ones that have passed. Please continue to guide us in all that we do in life and know that you will never be out of our mind’s eyesight walking with us morning, noon, and night. RIP my beloved mother. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Sheila Kay Johnson, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Larry Ross Bland

Mar 31, 1948 - Feb 15, 2024

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North Platte, NE

Larry Ross Bland, 75, of Sutherland, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Centennial Park Nursing Home in North Platte, NE.Larry was born on March 31, 1948 in Highland, Kansas the son of Victor and Ruth (Craige) Bland.Larry graduated from college in California with a two-year degree. He was a UPS driver in Cape Canaveral, FL and finished his career as a truck driver with Crete Trucking, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed driving a grain truck for local farmers during the harvest season and was a member of the Sutherland Senior Center. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf.He was predeceased by his parents, Victor and Ruth.He is survived by a daughter, Cortney Bland of Richmond, VA; brother, Gregory (Marcia) Bland of North Platte; nephews, Douglas, Ryan and Michael Bland; cousins, Sheri Davis, Deb and Tom Beckwith; and many friends. Larry is also remembered by his good friend Mark White, Darrell White and family, and all his morning coffee buddies.Per Larry’s wishes cremation has been chosen and there will be no services.Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.carpentermemorial.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Larry R. Bland, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Alta Stubbs

May 06, 1934 - Feb 09, 2024

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North Platte, NE

Alta Stubbs was surrounded by her family when she passed away at Great Plains Health on February 9, 2024, at the age of 89.Alta was born to Harold and Evelyn Frohman on May 6, 1934, at Atkinson, NE, where she grew up. After high school, Alta moved to Kearney and there she met Richard Stubbs. They married on June 5, 1955, in Mexico.The couple lived in Long Beach, CA, then moved to North Platte years later. They had many different businesses over the years and Alta operated two Day Cares, Rent-a-Mom and Kids World. She was a Christian woman who loved listening to gospel music. She liked reading, making candy, and celebrating with her family. To know Alta, was to know love.She is survived by her children, Kim Sellers (Martin), Rhonda Stubbs (Ham Hawkins), and Pamela LeDroit (Kevin), all of North Platte, and Rick Stubbs (Mary) of Stockville; grandchildren, Rickie Sellers (Maddi Karre), Angel Sellers (Cisco Plunk), Jason Sellers, Ronnie Stubbs, Roy Stubbs, Jolene Sabin (Jared Hartley), Janele Murrish (Jeremy), and Charity Stubbs; her siblings, Kay Bray and James Frohman of North Platte and LeRoy Frohman of Kentucky; and many great-grandkids, nieces, nephews and other family.Alta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; sisters, Helen Jensen, Judy Eltiste, Jean Barr and Marian Abrams; and brother, Larry Frohman.Private family graveside service will be held at a later date in the North Platte Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are to the donor's choice. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.

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Bert Duane Buss

Aug 24, 1933 - Feb 10, 2024

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North Platte, NE

Bert “Duane” Buss, 90, of Paxton, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Great Plains Health in North Platte surrounded by family.Duane was born August 24, 1933, in Ogallala, NE, to Bert and Maxine (Deford) Buss and was delivered by his great-grandmother, Molly Davison. He attended country school in Keith County, started high school in Ogallala, then moved with his parents north of Paxton and graduated from Paxton High School in 1951.Duane met his wife Doris (Dotsie) Driefholt at a dance in Sarben, NE. Six months later they were married on December 30,1951. They enjoyed 72 wonderful years together. Following his service in the Army, Duane worked on several ranches in Lincoln, Keith and Arthur counties. In 1963, Duane and Dotsie moved to Sarben and resided there for 60 years. They were blessed with three children, daughters Christy and Terry and son Jim. His father taught him to rope and ride at a young age. When he was 14 he entered his first adult rodeo. He continued his love for rodeos all of his adult life winning trophies, belt buckles and saddles. In 1962, he was honored to receive the Nebraska State Rodeo Association Champion Calf Roper. In 1963, Duane and his partner, Sid Cotton, were the State Rodeo Association Champions in Team Roping. In 2013, he was inducted into the Nebraska Cowboy Hall of Fame. Duane enjoyed teaching his children Christy, Terry and Jim how to rope and ride. His love for rodeo continues through his son, Jim and wife Sharlene, and their children. Duane was a member of the United Methodist Church in Paxton and the Paxton American Legion, Post 303. He loved watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in their activities. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, delivering game birds with his son-in-law Joe and taking drives in the Sandhills, which he often referred to as “God’s Country.” Duane looked forward to visiting with his buddies and having sweet treats at the Windy Gap. He was the first to grab a cookie and most generally the plate stayed in front of him!Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Burt and Maxine Buss; brother, Glenn and sister, Martha Rogers; father and mother-in-law James and Hazel Driefholt; brother-in-laws Rob Howard, Phil Armstrong, Chuck Driefholt and Virgil Rogers; sister-in-laws Barbara Armstrong and Velma Jean Driefholt.Survivors include his wife, Dotsie; daughters Christy (Mike) Krab and Terry (Joe) Theiler all of Paxton and son Jim (Sharlene) Buss of Atkinson, NE, along with 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Margie Howard, and numerous friends.Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church of Paxton and/or the Paxton Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the services will be streamed live. Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala, NE is in charge of arrangements.

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Richard Blaine Cover Jr.

May 21, 1967 - Feb 05, 2024

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North Platte, NE

Richard Blaine Cover, Jr., 56, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away February 5, 2024 at his home in North Platte. He was born May 21, 1967 in Charleston, South Carolina, to Richard B. Cover Sr. and Margaret Tyacke.Services are pending. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Richard Blaine Cover Jr., please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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LaVonne June Banzhaf

Jun 14, 1935 - Feb 02, 2024

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North Platte, NE

LaVonne June (Aden) Banzhaf was born June 14, 1935 to Emil and Judith (Bratten) Aden at their home. LaVonne graduated from Gothenburg High School. After school she would walk to work at E and J Wash House in Gothenburg. After her dads passing in 1954, she helped raise her siblings. LaVonne married Arlo Banzhaf February 19, 1956 at Christ Lutheran Church north of Gothenburg. They settled into farm living north of the Cambridge Lake. LaVonne’s little brothers Dean and Dick spent the summers with Arlo and LaVonne so Judith could go to summer school at Kearney State for her teaching degree. LaVonne loved all her siblings but always had a soft spot for those two.Church was an important part of her life. She became a member of the Orofino Methodist church then transferred to St. John Lutheran church in Eustis.The farm life was always a challenge especially the weather and roads. LaVonne enjoyed watching her kids show their 4-H and FFA animals. She especially enjoyed sewing. Many hours were spent at her sewing machine, making clothes for herself and girls. Plus, all the crafts that she made and sold. She was always very excited to display her projects and to see and visit with her customers. LaVonne was also an excellent cook.LaVonne was also a member of ESA Sorority and made many life time sisters. LaVonne had two four legged friends by her the last 4 years that she loved.LaVonne is survived by her children, Kelly (Tom) Tirrill of McCook, Justin (Cyndi) Banzhaf of Cambridge, and Britt Hill of Hayes Center; grandsons, Matthew Tirrill and Dusty (Bobbi) Tirrill; great grandson, Jase Tirrill; brother, Dean (Gaylene) Aden; step grandson Call (Jessie) Boland; step great grandchildren, Leandra and Dawson Boland.Preceding LaVonne were her parents Emil and Judith (Bratten) Aden; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elbert and Irene Banzhaf; step father, Spence Decker; husband Arlo; son-in-law, Blaine Hill; sister, Lynnette Gunnerson; brothers, Ron and Richard (Dick) Aden; great grandson, Eli Tirrill; sister-in-law, Lily Fern Wickham.The family request no flowers. A memorial has been established in LaVonne’s honor and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.A celebration of life will be held will be held from 1:00-3:00 P.M., February 17, 2024, at the Eustis Legion Hall, Pastor Greg Boller will officiate. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of LaVonne June Banzhaf, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Tracy Lillian Morehead

Apr 05, 1962 - Feb 03, 2024

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North Platte, NE

Tracy Lillian (Pratt) Morehead, 61, of North Platte passed away at her home Feb. 3, 2024.Tracy was born April 5, 1962, to William Ernest and Sandra Lillian (Jones) Pratt. After graduating from North Platte High School in 1980, she attended Chadron State College and was on the softball team.On June 29, 1985, Tracy married her soul mate, Wayne E. Morehead, in North Platte. The couple lived in rural Hayes County where Tracy learned to love farm work alongside Wayne as they helped a number of farmers. Following his death in June 2003, she moved back to North Platte.In her teens, Tracy was a member of the original Sixth Street Belles softball, which earned state titles from 1976-1980. She later volunteered for the Platte Valley Girls Softball Association. She also helped with the Special Olympics. Tracy continued to be an avid sports fan throughout her life and enjoyed rooting for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. She also considered herself a Wallace Wildcat and Chadron Cardinal as she cheered on great-nephews Kaden, Kolton, Sawyer, great-niece Kiera and their teammates. She enjoyed hunting and being outdoors with her dog, Galaxy, running the track on her four-wheeler. Survivors include brothers Steven (Vikki) Pratt, Michael (Merideth) Pratt, all of North Platte and their children Joell Navarette Pratt, Dezrae and Brittany Herrick and Zack, Brianna, Brendan, Shane and Jordan Pratt; Brother-in-law Terry (Vonda) Morehead of Wallace; nieces Cricket (Justin) Haag and their children Sawyer and Kiera of Chadron; Robin (Gary) Hager and their children Kaden and Kolton of Wallace; Bambi (Mike) Eitel of Denver; uncle and aunt Richard and Teresa Pratt of North Platte; Clifford and Susan Pratt of Sterling, CO and Tom ‘Clay’ and Linda Pratt of Custer, SD and numerous other relatives and friends.Besides Wayne, she was preceded in death by her parents Ernie and Sandy Pratt; brother, William Earnest, Jr.; mother-in-law Ruth Morehead; grandparents William and Ruby Pratt, and Lester and Lillian Jones.Following cremation, a memorial service will be at Wallace Methodist Church on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Inurnment will follow at the Morning View Cemetery in Wallace. Pastor Shannon Williams will officiate.The memorial book may be signed on Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home, 421 West 4th Street, North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials in her name may be sent to 305 N. Schiller Ave., Wallace, Nebraska. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Tracy Lillian Morehead, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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