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Elinor M. Goodwin

August 24, 2014

GoodwinElinor M. Goodwin, age 92 of Lincoln, passed away August 23, 2014.  She was born August 20, 1922 in Dixon, Nebraska to Fredrick and Emma (Lilje) Wolter.  Elinor was married to Orville Goodwin, Jr. on June 1, 1947, they were married for 61 years.  She retired from KMart where she worked as a sales clerk.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law: Lynn and Paula Goodwin of Denton, Texas; son: Rick Goodwin of Lincoln.  Daughter and son-in-law: Rhonda Goodwin and Ron Lawson of Lincoln.  8 Grandchildren; 17 Great grandchildren; 2 Great, great grandchildren.  Sister: Luella Bose of Laurel, Nebraska.  Many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville, Jr.  Son, Keith and daughter, Sharon.  Her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Services will be held at Wyuka Funeral Home on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M.  Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams, Lincoln.

Visitation will be at Wyuka Funeral Home, 9:00 A.M. until service time on August 28th.

Memorials to the family.

Lynn, Rick and Rhonda would like to thank St. Elizabeth’s Hospice for the special care of their Mother.

Beverly Waters

August 9, 2014

Waters, Beverly

Beverly J. Waters, age 54, formerly of Grand Island passed away on August 8, 2014 in Beatrice under the care of Beatrice Home Health and Hospital.  Beverly was born and grew up in Grand Island, the daughter of Richard and Blanche (Golus) Waters. She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral for many years where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.

Beverly was a special soul and blessed the lives she touched.  Being challenged with Downs Syndrome she loved to draw and paint – she made many award winning wall hangings for the Fair.  She loved music, her family & friends, animals, and her cat “Ling-Ling”.  Beverly was able to volunteer at the Grand Island Zoo, and do other various volunteer work during her life which she enjoyed greatly.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert John Waters.

Beverly is survived by her sisters, Sherry (Allan) Spiehs of Beatrice and JoAnne (Michael) Spaulding of Lincoln;  brother, Rich (Kathy) Waters of Topeka, KS; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services are being held at Wyuka Funeral Home Chapel in Lincoln, NE at 10:30 a.m. on Wed. Aug. 13 with visitation one hour prior; burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln.  Father Robert Barnhill from Beatrice will be the Officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Mosaic of Beatrice, 722 S. 12th St., Beatrice, NE 68310-0607.

Sheri L. Schmidt

August 1, 2014

Schmidt, Sheri Cropped (2)Sheri L. Schmidt, age 53 of Lincoln, passed away July 31st.  She was born May 20, 1961 in Lincoln.  Sheri’s folks moved to Bennet, in 1971, Sheri graduated from Norris High School in Firth, NE in 1980.  She was married in 1987 and her children were born in 1988, 1990 and 1995.  Sheri was a loving and devoted mother, wife, grandmother, daughter and aunt who put her family first and did anything for her children, grandchildren and family.

Sheri is survived by her parents, Terry and Sandra Yonkey of Bennet, NE; Husband Gary Schmidt; Son Michael (Jenn) Schmidt of Unadilla, NE; Daughter Katherine (Michaela) Schmidt of Lincoln; Son John Schmidt of Lincoln; Grandchildren Brooklyn and Ryder; Siblings Duane (Liz) Yonkey; Kim (Kirk) Lehl; Andy Yonkey; Mother-in-law Carol Schmidt; Sisters-in-law Elaine Crooks and Deb Gropp; plus many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, August 5th at Wyuka Funeral Home.  No visitation, Sheri’s wishes were to be cremated.  Burial of ashes will be at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be left for the family.

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