Cora Evelyn Devine, 87, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died August 20th, 2012, at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg.
She was born February 28th, 1925, in Gothenburg, daughter of James and Grace (Seimering) Gray.
Cora's father died when she was seven years old and her family lived in Gothenburg until her mother married Ralph Helberg. The family then lived north of Brady later moving to Callaway. Cora then lived with Roy & Mable Nichols so she could graduate from Gothenburg High School with the class of 1943. She married Morris Devine on January 29th, 1945, and they made their home north of Cozad until moving north of Gothenburg to her family's land. Morris and Cora worked hard making the land into their home of 67 years. Cora helped Morris on the farm as well as raising their four children, Ron, Brad, Tim and Linda. She still found time to enjoy herself at birthday club, neighborhood coffee club, teaching Sunday School, Bible School, and the church quilters. Cora could always be found embroidering or sewing something.There was always coffee brewing and something good to eat when you stopped by the house.
Cora was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be missed deeply.
Survivors include her husband Morris, three sons: Ron (Charlene) Devine, Brad (Jackie) Devine, Tim (Roxie) Devine; daughter: Linda (Nick) Swan; 12 grandchildren: Kelli (Rod) Mattson, Kristi Phillipson, Charity Hilton, Andy (Holly Turner) Devine, Carla Devine, Dusty (Amy Manley) Devine, Jake (Janell) Ritz, Luke Ritz, Timari Devine, Mandy (Brett) Eddie, Tyler (Ainsley) Swan, Charity Hilton; 16 great-grandchildren: Colter, Chaleigh, Cadie Mattson, Emma and Brody Phillipson, Kylie Devine, Tyler and Jacob Devine, Kennedy and Cooper Ritz, Kharissa, Kael, Karryn Eddie, Emery and Drake Swan, Jaxon Earll; step-sister Bel Kubicka; along with extended family and friends.
Cora was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, granddaughter Markie Rae Devine, step-brothers Stan Helberg, Roy Helberg, Roland Helberg and step-sister Eleanor Nelson.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; (today) Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., with the family present from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, August 24th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Don Wilken officiating.
Interment will follow in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Gothenburg.
Memorials may be given to the Zion Lutheran Church, 77191 HWY 47, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or Central Plains Hospice, PO Box 108, Cozad, NE 69130. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.