Nemaha Herald


Betty Ann (Nauenburg) Fitzsimmons of Auburn, Nebraska would like to let you know that her last Bob Ross painting on earth is complete. Betty met her Lord and Savior at the age of 78 on August 20, 2016 after a brief diagnosis of lung cancer. Her next commission takes her to the place where she will be with her soulmate, mother, father, son and many other family and friends. The food is divine, the slot machines are loose and the music is playing for all to dance and sing. Betty was born October 25, 1937 to Lee and Florence (Roark) Nauenburg and raised on a farm outside of Fullerton, Neb. She was married on October 22, 1956 to her soulmate, Bill Fitzsimmons, of Cedar Rapids, Neb. Betty was a proud Navy wife for 20 years traveling the country with her husband and family until Bill’s retirement in 1971. Betty worked as a real estate agent while living in Auburn. Her precious dogs, Buddie, Mollie and Chester were the center of her later years in life. Betty was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Auburn. Those who passed before her were husband, Bill Fitzsimmons; parents, Lee and Florence Nauenburg; son, Timothy Fitzsimmons; mother and father-in-law, Bill and Pearl Fitzsimmons; husband, Leland Winfrey and son-in-law Wayne Grosserhode. She is survived by her daughter Vickie (Hoerl) and husband Wilbur of Overland Park, Kansas; daughter Valarie (Rathke) and husband Jim of Jonestown, Texas; grandchildren Pamela Snodgrass and husband Luis Soto of Denver, Colorado; Ashley Pressly of Chicago, Illinois; Nolan athke of Austin, Texas and Kelsey Grosserhode of Denver, Colo.; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews as well as family friends Melvin Halkens and Sharron Randolph of Auburn. Mass was held on Wednesday, August 24th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Auburn. Graveside services will take place at the Catholic cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Neb., at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 25th. A luncheon will follow both services. Memorials may be sent in Betty’s name to Hearts United For Animals in Auburn.


Dennis “Denny” Lowell Lockard, 81, of Stella, Nebraska was born November 11, 1934 in Shubert, Nebraska to Dewey and Iva (Curry) Lockard. Dennis grew up in Stella where he attended grade school. He graduated from Stella High School with the class of 1953. While in high school, Dennis was active in athletics competing in football, basketball, and track. On September 21, 1958, Dennis was united in marriage to Vivian “Darlene” McIntire. To this union four children, Dennise, Dennette, Dennis, and Darren were born. The couple raised their family in Stella where Denny worked various jobs before he took over “Lockard Service” in 1968. Denny operated the business for over 40 years before retiring. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Denny was an avid “Huskers” fan that loved whatever sport was competing. Denny passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at the St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska having reached the age of 81 years, nine months, and nine days. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Darlene, and brothers: J.D., George (Dorthy), and Byford (Loretta) Lockard. Denny is survived by his loving children: Dennise (Lonnie) Reimer, Dennette Wheeler (Rick Gilbertson), Dennis (Derinda) Lockard, and Darren Lockard (Wendy Hemmer); eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister-in-law Nellie Lee Lockard of Stella; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Stella Community Church in Stella, Nebraska with Pastor Bill Stearns officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016, at The Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, Nebraska. Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Stella Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation. Online messages of condolence can be left at Services are entrusted to Wherry Mortuary-Humboldt, Nebraska (402) 862-2915.


Evelyn Lucille Barnhart died August 15, 2016 at the age of 94 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was the daughter of the late Herman J. Teten and Anna Marie Elizabeth Bohling Teten. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Harold M. Barnhart, a brother Merlyn Teten, and a sister Marjorie Teten Esser. Evelyn is survived by her four children, Harold M. Barnhart Jr. and wife Mary of Watkinsville, Georgia, Ronald L. Barnhart and wife RoseMary of Fort Collins, Colo., Sandra Schneider and husband Dennis of Henniker, N.H., Rita L. Peterson of Fort Collins, Colo., and a brother Robert H. Teten of Bandera, Texas. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was born on October 19th, 1921 near the rural community of Talmage, Nebraska. Born and raised on the farm, she attended Brock Consolidated School. She and her husband Harold were married on November 20th, 1938. Many jobs and many locations from Chicago to San Francisco were home for her family during the difficult years of World War II. After the war and settling in Brock, Nebraska, she raised her family. She was an avid quilter and loved traveling. Evelyn was a homemaker and her love for her family gave her purpose in life. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a long-time member of the Brock United Methodist Church. At present she was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Collins, Colo. Funeral services were Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City. Burial followed in Wyuka Cemetery at Nebraska City. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be expressed at Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.