Joel “Joe” Bernard Penny, 65, of Decatur NE


Joel “Joe” Bernard Penny was born to Forrest and Lucille (Gatewood) Penny on March 15, 1952 in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Pierre, South Dakota.

Joe grew up on a farm south of Decatur, Nebraska. He worked for the railroad for a couple of years before he started farming. At the time of his death he was raising cattle and farming land around Burt County, including the original Penny family farm.

Joe loved to ride his motorcycle, hunt, and ride horses. He was an animated storyteller and would stop to visit friends spontaneously. No matter where Joe went or who he met, they wouldn’t forget meeting him. He was one of a kind.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Colt; brother-in-law, Bob Mussack.

Joe is survived by his wife, Brenda (Weston) of Decatur, daughters: Jennifer Penny of Decatur, Molly (David) Dickinson of Milford, NE, Fawn Barger of Scottsdale, AZ, Tyler Rambeau of Flandreau, SD; sons: Sage and Hawk Penny of Decatur; grandchildren: Brady, Jacqulyn and Colt Barger, Hunter, Cash and Penny Dickinson, and Jacob Fisherman; brother, Phil Penny of Decatur; sisters: Cindy Mussack of Omaha, NE, Sandy (Greg) Brummond of Craig, NE; step-sisters: Mary (Scott) Christ, Jean Wiersman; step-brother, Dan (Heidi) Mussack; his first wife Deborah Connealy; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and thousands of friends!

Visitation is Monday, September 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah, NE.

Funeral services will be held at the Decatur Firehall on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur Ne.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Joel Penny

Joel B. Penny of Decatur, NE


Joel B. Penny of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Visitation is Monday, September 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m. at the Decatur Fire Hall.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials are suggest to the family for future designation.

Joel Penny

Joyce Yvonne Deman, 80, of Tekamah NE


Joyce Yvonne Deman, 80 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Friday, August 25, 2017 at Tekamah Care and Rehabilitation Center in Tekamah.

VISITATION

Tuesday August 29
 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah1103 J Street
Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will be receiving friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Wednesday August 30
 10:30 AM
United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials suggested to the family for future designation.

Joyce Deman

Lucille M. Teeters, 79, Formerly of Decatur NE


Lucille M. Teeters, 79 years, formerly of Decatur, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.

MEMORIAL SERVICE

Friday June 2nd

10:00 AM

United Methodist Church, Decatur803 South 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Memorial Contribution

TO THE FAMILY FOR LATER DESIGNATION.

Lucille Teeters

 

Donald K. Haeffner, 83, of Decatur NE


Donald K. Haeffner, 83 years, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday April 12, 2017 at his family home.

VISITATION

Tuesday April 18

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Pelan Funeral Services Lyons204 Main Street
Lyons, NE 68038

Family will be receiving friends.

FUNERAL SERVICE

Wednesday April 19
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church603 4th Avenue
Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Cemetery Details

LOCATION

Hillcrest Cemetery

Decatur, Nebraska 68020

Ethelyn Fay Greve, 69, of Decatur NE


Ethelyn Fay Greve was born March 9, 1947 to Ernest Dale and Darlene Fay (Sparks) Davis in Decatur, Nebraska. She passed away on October 29, 2016 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender, Nebraska, at the age of 69 years.

Ethelyn was raised in Decatur with her parents and four siblings. She married Larry Lee Greve December 3, 1964 in Decatur and to this union were born six children; Larry, Jamie, Jeremy, Lisa, Londa and Jolene.

Ethelyn drove a school bus for many years. She also managed the Senior Citizen Center in Deactur. She was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Lyons, Nebraska where she taught Vacation Bible School, Missionettes and Sunday school. She enjoyed reading, baking cookies and making her grandchildren baby quilts. She also loved to visit with the grandchildren and treasured watching her family interacting together.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Samuel Davis; brother-in-law, Warren Greve; sister-in-law, Theresa Greve; father-in-law, Ferdinand Greve; mother-in-law, Deloris Greve.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; children, Larry Greve, Jamie (Joy) Greve, Jeremy (Renee) Greve, Lisa (William) Zollicoffer, Londa Greve, Jolene (Tony) Moore; grandchildren, Brent (Jasmine), Matthew, Shanika, Blake, Michael, Krystal, Cody, Brandon, Karlee, Zoe; great grandchildren, Kylie, Lily, Layten, Kinley, Owen; sisters, Sandy (Delwin) Johnson, Kellene Davis, Julie (Joe) Svendsen; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Vicki Davis-Hankins, Donnie Greve, Della Kellogg, Charlene Copley, Doris (Woody) Martin, Alice (Richard) King, Wayne (Charlene) Greve, Terry (Enola) Greve, Roy (Leslie) Greve, Landis (Lesley) Greve, Gloria (Dan) Muckey, Nowell (Julie) Greve; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation is Tues., Nov. 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Lyons NE. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

The Funeral Service is Wed., Nov. 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Lyons NE.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur NE.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Ethelyn Greve

Ethelyn Greve

Ray Cecil Hale, 80, of Lincoln Arkansas Formerly of Decatur NE


Ray Cecil Hale, 80 a resident of Lincoln, Arkansas, passed away March 25, 2015 at his home. He was born March 17, 1935 in Decatur, Nebraska, the son of Cecil and Juanita Ploof Hale.

Ray worked as a certified heavy equipment operator, he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and wood burning. He had a love of animals and often took in rescue cats and dogs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Hale, one brother Johnny Hale and one son-in-law Michael Nolan.

Survivors include his companion Cherokee Steinbach; six daughters Kristy White and husband Michael of Oakley, California, Rhonda Nolan of Lawndale, California, Beth Mathieu and husband Mark of Hawthorne, California, Ann Hale of Gardena, California, Heather Smith and husband John of Springdale, Arkansas and Dawn Steinbach of Deforest, Wisconsin; one brother Omer Hale and wife Muriel of Gold Hill, Oregon; one sister Betty Hale of Omaha, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren Cori White, Shawn White, Vail White , Michelle Valles, Paul Nolan, Blake Mathieu, Katie Mathieu, Ashley Cruz, Amanda Cruz, Brian Steinbach, Jeremy Smith, Brandon Smith and Preston Smith twelve great grandchildren.

A Graveside Service will be held Sat., July 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time or to the Humane Society of the Ozarks, 1020 S One Mile Rd Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704.

Ray Hale

Ray Hale

 

Glenn E. Hunter, 84, of Tekamah NE


Glenn E. Hunter, 84 years, of Tekamah, Nebraska, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Nebraska.

Memorial Visitaion

Mon., May 30th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Tekamah
1103 J Street, Tekamah, NE 68061

Family will be receiving friends.

Memorial Service

Tues., May 31st at 10:30 AM
First Baptist Church, Tekamah
12th & K Streets, Tekamah, Nebraska 68061

Military Honors will be held at the Cemetery.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Pelan Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

 

Doris J. Worley, 91, of Decatur NE


Doris J. Worley was born January 17, 1925 to John and Jenny (Walker) Beard in rural Decatur, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair, Nebraska on March 19, 2016.

On September 29, 1942, Doris was united in marriage to Don L. Worley. They were married for 70 years.

Doris was a homemaker and also assisted Don with his farming activities. She was an active member of the Decatur United Methodist Church, the Blackbird Aid Society and volunteered as a fund raiser for several charities. She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, gardening and dancing.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Don; daughter, Janice Sears; great grandsons, Garrett Hartman and Max Sears; granddaughter-in-law, Ann Sears; her parents; sisters, Beulah (Howard) Lewis, Sara (Robert) Baker; brothers, Louis (Dona) Beard, Charles Beard, Johnnie Beard; brother-in-law, William Witthuhn.

Survivors include her sons, Phil (Mitzi) and Marty (Karen) of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren and their spouses; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sister, Betty Witthuhn of Loveland, CO; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Beard of Tekamah; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, March 21st from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends during this time.

The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, March 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Decatur. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials suggested to the United Methodist Church in Decatur, NE.

Doris Worley

Doris Worley

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