Obituaries

Thu
12
Jul

Daniel L. Jones

Daniel L. Jones, age 79, of Aurora, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
A Graveside Service will be held at at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 20 at the Aurora Cemetery, with full military honors. Rev. Jim Garfield will officiate. Per Mr. Jones’ request cremation has taken place.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Daniel Lee Jones, the son of Willard and Mary Louise (Thompson) Jones, was born at Youngstown, Ohio on June 15, 1939 and passed away at Aurora, on July 7, 2018, at the age of 79.
Daniel was baptized on March 24, 1940 in Palmyra, Ohio.  He attended elementary school in Ontario, California and attended Chaffey Union High School also in Ontario thru the 11th grade.  Daniel joined the U.S. Navy on June 18, 1956 and was honorably discharged on July 12, 1960.

Wed
11
Jul

Gail Clare Scott

Gail Clare Scott, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Memorial Community Care in Aurora.  She was 97. Gail was a member of Aurora’s Red Hats and TOPS organizations; she and her husband, Claude Scott, were long-time members of Aurora’s United Methodist Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 14 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Rev. Greg Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
She was born Gail Clare Wright on March 24, 1921, in Palmer. She grew up there, graduating from Palmer High School in 1939.  She was the only daughter of Oliver and Inez (Jemison) Wright.

Mon
09
Jul

Sharon R. Wiles

Sharon R. Wiles, 72 of Phillips died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at CHI St. Francis in Grand Island.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Phillips United Methodist Church in Phillips with Rev. Michelle Reed officiating.  Interment will be at the Phillips Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the Phillips United Methodist Church.  Memorials are suggested to the Phillips Methodist Church or the Humane Society.  Apfel Funeral Home is serving the family.
Sharon R. Wiles was born on November 14, 1945 in York, the daughter of Ruben and Agnes (Goertzen) Regier.  She grew up in Henderson, attending Henderson Public Schools and graduated from Nebraska Christian High School in Central City in 1965.  Sharon then went to Grand Island Business School from 1965 to 1967.

Mon
09
Jul

Mia Weakland

Mia Weakland, age 51, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at her home after battling breast cancer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Inurnment will be at a later date. No Visitation. Memorials may be made to the family.  Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Mia Marie Weakland, the daughter of Jon and Ann (Gray) Vredeveld, was born at Omaha,  on September 6, 1966 and passed away in Aurora, on July 6, 2018, at the age of 51.
She grew up in Grand Island and graduated from Northwest High School in 1984.  Mia received an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Central Community College.  She worked as the manager for the Pump & Pantry in Doniphan.

Mon
09
Jul

Patricia 'Pat' Hanson

Patricia ‘Pat’ Hanson, age 87, of Aurora, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 9 at the Aurora United Methodist Church.  Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to be designated at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Patricia Ann Hanson, the daughter of John Raymond and Twila (Sailor) Beacom, was born in Sutton, on September 24, 1930 and passed away in Grand Island, on July 6, 2018, at the age of 87.
She grew up on the family farm south of Aurora. In 1944, they moved into Aurora and Pat graduated from Aurora High School in 1948.  

Thu
05
Jul

Phyllis A. (Nelson) Abbott

Phyllis A. (Nelson) Abbott, 78, of Olmsted Township, Ohio and formerly of Aurora, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 following a long illness.  Born in Aurora on January 8, 1939, she was the youngest daughter of Harold and Mayme Nelson.  She is survived by husband Frank Abbott, daughters Victoria (Patrick) Kruse, Kathryn (Cliff) Hellberg, granddaughters Alexandra Hellberg, Rachel (Mike) Johns, stepchildren Greg (Lisa) Abbott, Lori (Andy) Gasho, sister Gladys Holz of Central City, several nieces and nephews, grand dogs Sophie Marie Kruse, Floyd Abbott and grand cat Bella Hellberg.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Ken Hoch and sister Doris Oleson.
After living in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania while her husband was in the service, they settled in Ohio where they raised their family.  Though she had not lived in Nebraska for several years, she always considered Nebraska “home”.

Thu
05
Jul

Lova Klawonn

Lova Klawonn, age 78, of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at her home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 7 at Zion Lutheran Church northeast of Hampton.  Rev. David Feddern will officiate. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Lova Jane Klawonn, the daughter of Robert and Amanda (Holste) Nietfeld, was born at Ludell, on March 8, 1940, and passed away at Aurora, on July 4, 2018, at the age of 78.
She grew up at Worms, where she attended Worms parochial school through the 8th grade with her twin sister, Lorna and brothers, Richard and Edgar.  Lova graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1958.

Mon
02
Jul

Martha (Marti) Ann Tubbs

Martha (Marti) Ann Tubbs, age 75, went to see her Lord and Savior peacefully after a long battle with kidney failure on Friday, June 29 at the Westfield Quality Care center in Aurora surrounded by her loving family
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 3 at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Chapel.  Chaplain Nick Tubbs and Pastor Jeff Robinson will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Martha Ann Tubbs was born on September 9, 1942 to David and Emma (McAfee) Stanley in Hannibal, Missouri and passed away in Aurora, on June 29, 2018 at the age of 75.

Thu
28
Jun

Judy Roehrs

Judy Roehrs, age 59, of Hampton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 30 at Zion Lutheran Church northeast of Hampton.  Rev. James Gruber will officiate. Interment will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Judy Kay Roehrs, the daughter of Vernon Austin and Alice Virginia (Christensen) Higby, was born at Aurora, on January 19, 1959 and passed away in Aurora, on June 27, 2018, at the age of 59.

Thu
28
Jun

Doug Garrison

Doug Garrison, age 51, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at CHI Health-St. Francis in Grand Island.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Crossroads Community Room, 1505 P Street, Aurora.  Doug’s wishes were to be cremated.  The family requests casual attire.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Douglas Allan Garrison, the son of Dennis and Dianna (Jemison) Lechleitner, was born in Grand Island, on April 15, 1967 and passed away in Grand Island, on June 21, 2018, at the age of 51.

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