Devonne Humphrey - November 18, 2009Devonne Humphrey, 101, of Giltner, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at the Hamilton Manor.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 23 at the Giltner United Methodist Church. Rev. Marta Wheeler officiated. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Devonne Humphrey, daughter of Harvey and Cora Ann (Van Horn) Scobie, was born at Aurora on Aug. 13, 1908. She was the oldest of six children. She graduated from Aurora High School in May 1925. At the age of 16, she took normal training and taught school from 1925 to 1935 in Hamilton and Clay counties.
She married Harold Humphrey on Feb. 23, 1935 at Lincoln and moved to Giltner area where she raised her family. Her husband died Oct. 24, 1973.
She was an active member in Eastern Star for 50-plus years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora, Retired Teachers Association, Giltner’s Greenwood Club and Birthday Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Sondra (Jerome) Twibell of Glenville, Ga.; son, Dwight (Janet) Humphrey of Giltner; fourgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nadean Hoelck and Marilyn Lynch both of Grand Island and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Susan Kay; two brothers and a sister.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.