Beverley Rabe was born July 31, 1931 at Cayucos, California to Marie and Henry Rabe. At the age of three Beverley had encephalitis that left her blind and mentally challenged. She moved to Holdrege with her parents in the early 1970’s, and her parents were both suffering with cancer. They then admitted Beverley to Bethphage Mission in Axtel, Nebraska. Her parents then asked Marlene and Eiber Alberts to be her guardian, and they were her guardians for 46 years. Beverley lived at Bethphage for two years. The state was then requiring Bethphage to put door numbers in braille on every door, and the cost to them would have been very expensive. Marlene and Eiber then asked if she could become a resident at the Good Samaritan Society - Auburn. They accepted her, and she was a resident at Good Sam for 44 years where they became her second family. They took very good care of her listening to her play “Wipe Out” and sing “You Are My Sunshine” many times over the years. As it became more difficult for Marlene and Eiber to take care of everything, they added their daughters, Becky Rippe and Mary Lyn Kruger as guardians.
Darrell Richard Chandler, 72, formerly of Peru, Nebraska was born on July 19, 1948, in Humboldt, Nebraska to William “Bill” and Esther (Harms) Chandler. He was the fourth and youngest son to be born to this marriage. The family at the time of his birth lived on a farm outside of Verdon where Darrell attended kindergarten through 2nd grade at Dawson public school and half of third grade in Verdon. The family moved to Humboldt where his dad farmed and he attended a one room country school and Humboldt public school. The family moved to Peru around 1960 where his dad was the first custodian at the new Student Center at Peru State College. Darrell attended Peru Prep and graduated from high school with the class of 1966. He then attended PSC for a year and a half before working for the City of Peru for a year. Darrell then began working at Wood carve Cabinet Factory (later called Triangle Pacific then Armstrong). Darrell worked around 35 years before he had to take disability due to arthritis.
Donnita Faye (Dilsaver) Henderson, the fourth child of Chester Earl and Doris Mildred (Fuller) Dilsaver, was born October 10, 1938 at Sargent, Nebraska. Donnita grew up on a ranch in Rock County and attended District 3 through the 8th grade, and then Rock County High School, graduating with the class of 1956.
Richard Donald Ossowski was born January 27, 1937 in Blue Springs, Nebraska. He was one of five children of Matthew and Velva (Zugmier) Ossowski. Dick graduated from Blue Springs High School in 1955.
Richard Daryl Parriott, one of five children of Richard E. and Fern (Adams) Parriott, was born August 12, 1931 on the family farm near Peru, Nebraska. He attended Honey Creek school near his home through 8th grade. He then went to Peru Prep and graduated from high school.