Obituaries

John William Simmonds, 72, Red Oak, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, at his home.John was born Sept. 9, 1950, in Red Oak, the son of James R. and June E. (Springer) Simmonds. He was raised in Emerson and graduated from Nishna Valley High School in 1969.John was united in marriage to Naomi Stites...
Gordon Eugene “Gordy” Viner, 78, Omaha, Neb., passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023, at Josie Harper Hospice House.Gordon was born on June 7, 1945, to Gerald and Minnie (Wistrom) Viner in Omaha, Neb.Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Minnie Viner.He is survived by his wife, Sandy...
Matthew Claude Miller, 33, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo.Matthew Miller was born March 29, 1990 in Hamburg, the son of Joseph Wesley Miller and Claudette Faye Harris Abraham.Matthew was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Miller.Survivors include his mother,...
Jane Evelyna Shearer, 87, of Red Oak, formerly of Elliott, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.Jane was born March 4, 1936, in Red Oak, the daughter of Maurice “Dick” and Hazel (Sterrett) Sheets. She was raised in Red Oak, where she graduated high...
Joan Elaine Garnatz, 82, Clarinda, formerly Red Oak, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2023, at the Clarinda Regional Hospital.Joan was born Aug. 30, 1940, near Nodaway, the daughter of Ralph Wayne and Florence Elizabeth (Morhain) Smith. She was raised in the Nodaway area, graduating from the Villisca...
Wade M. Schaefer, 49, Red Oak, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak.Wade Meredith Schaefer, the son of Robert Schaefer, was born March 19, 1974, at Dekalb, Ill. Wade was raised and graduated from high school in Denver, Colo. He...
Gordon Eugene Viner, 78, of Omaha, formerly of the Henderson and Emerson area, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Neb.Gordon was born June 7, 1945, in Omaha, Neb.A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.  The Nelson-Boylan-LeRette...
Selma Sue Cline, 89, passed from this life Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Southern Hills Specialty Care.Selma Cline, daughter of Andrew Jackson Taylor and Colva Lillie Jones Taylor, was born April 19, 1934, in Hartman, Ark. Selma received her education in Osceola High School, graduating in 1952.  She...
Yvonnie Johnson Gord, 51, Dakota City, passed away Monday evening, July 17, 2023, at Accura HealthCare of Pomeroy.She was born July 25, 1971, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Carl and Jolene (Platt) Goettsche.   Yvonnie is survived by her husband Steve of Dakota City; her children, Andrea August of...
Ernest W. Spangenberg, 93, Bill to family and friends, passed away May 28, 2023, of natural causes.Bill was born Aug. 19, 1929 in Red Oak. The son of Ernest and Dorothy Spangenberg, he was the eldest of three, Jo Ann (Johnson), and Allen (deceased 2010).Bill graduated from Red Oak High and went on...

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