Former Cozad Resident: Camille Mace-Medley (1970-2017)

Camille A. Mace-Medley, 46 of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Cozad, Nebraska passed away on February 25th, 2017, after a brave and long battle with sarcoma cancer. 
  She was born on September 13th, 1970. She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and friend, and she will be greatly missed.
  Camille was preceded in death by her father, Allen “Mike” Mace, formerly of Cozad. Her grandparents, Allen and Laurine Strickland and Jim and Ina Mace of Cozad; uncles, Kenneth Strickland and Jim Mace.
  She is survived by her son, Alexander (Sarah) Mace of Baltimore, Maryland; mother and stepfather, Karen and Craig Vogt; sisters, Deborah Lane and Farrel Hansen, all of Sarasota, Florida; stepmother, Kay Mace; uncle, Donald and aunt Jerri Strickland of Albany, Oregon; aunts, Shirley (Raymond) Zeigler of Cozad, Nebraska and Gail (Jim) Lauby of Elwood, Nebraska; two stepsisters and one stepbrother, of Sarasota, Florida.
  Cards may be mailed to Camille’s family at 2327 Tuttle Ter., Sarasota, FL 34239.
  A celebration of live was held on Saturday, March 4th,2017 at her favorite place in Sarasota, on City Island.

Cozad Resident: Anthony Emmons (1977-2017)

Anthony D. Emmons of Cozad passed away Monday, February 27th, 2017 as the result of an accident at the age of 40. Tony was born February 23rd, 1977 at Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Austin High School in Minnesota with the class of 1995. Tony attended some college before joining the military and served as a US Marine for 4 years. Tony met Brandi Havlicek while traveling on a bus from California to Las Vegas. He and Brandi were united in marriage on February 24th, 2001. The couple were blessed with 3 children, Terasa, Trenton and Taylor. They enjoyed traveling the country, moving multiple times before settling in Cozad.
   Tony worked in the oil fields in Tigoa, North Dakota, which was one of his favorite jobs. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching the kids participate in sports. He also loved coloring with the kids, fishing and riding his motorcycle. 
  Tony was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Matlow; and grandparents, Edna and Bernard Matlow. 
  Survivors include his wife, Brandi; his children, Terasa, Trenton and Taylor; sisters, Tereasa (Taylor) Fields of Minnesota, Andrea Lopez of Illinois, Jessica (Ricky) Teschendorf of Florida, Jana (Thomas) Lutz of Florida, Jamie Stewart of Minnesota, Jolee Stewart of Minnesota; brothers, Danny Emmons of Illinois, Raymond Emmons of Illinois, Harold (Michelle) Fields of Minnesota; parents, Troy and Jill Stewart of Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. 
  A memorial service was held Monday, March 6th, 2017 at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Al Jesseph officiating. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Lexington Resident: Mary Jane Anthony (1931-2017)

  Mary Jane Anthony of Lexington passed away February 27th, 2017 at Plum Creek Healthcare at the age of 85. She was born September 10th, 1931 at Lexington, Nebraska to C. Emmett and Jane (Mitchell) Oldfather. Mrs. Anthony graduated from Lexington High School and Colorado Women's College. She married Robert Anthony on her nineteenth birthday, September 10th, 1950 and they made their home on a farm northwest of Lexington. Mr. Anthony passed away on June 6th, 2012. She was devoted to her beloved husband and her family.  
  She also loved music. She was an accomplished pianist and played the organ. She loved to write and many family and friends benefited from her correspondence. She wrote poetry and enjoyed conversations with friends and especially with her grandchildren. Mrs. Anthony was active in her church, Buffalo Grove Presbyterian, and later Cozad United Methodist Church. She was welcomed by the congregation of Lexington Christian Church after she moved to Plum Creek Healthcare in Lexington. 
  Mrs. Anthony was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brother, Tom Oldfather; and great granddaughter, Francesca Heidrick.  
  She is survived by her children; Janet (David) Quitmeyer and Tim (Marita) Anthony all of rural Lexington and Anna (Galen) Stehlik of Grand Island; grandchildren, Katie (Slim) Reece of Harrison, Nebraska, Casey (Crystal) Quitmeyer of rural Lexington, Courtney Anthony of rural Lexington, Mitch (Erin) Stehlik of Grand Island, Antonia (Noe) Mendez of Gothenburg and Betsey (Matt) Heidrick of Fresno, California; 10 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law's, Dorthy Oldfather of Lexington, Hazel Anthony of Lincoln and Lois Anthony of Lexington.  
  Memorials are suggested to Lexington Christian Church, Cozad United Methodist Church or donor's choice. Online condolences may be shared at  
  A memorial service was held Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lexington Christian Church with Pastor Daniel Sauer and Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Interment was  held prior to the service at Hewitt Cemetery. Berryman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Cozad Resident: Wilma Andersen (1925-2017)

Wilma Louise Andersen, age 91 of Cozad, passed away on February 27th, 2017, at the Meadowlark Pointe assisted living center in Cozad, Nebraska. Wilma was born October 11th, 1925, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Chester and Myrtle Wells. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1943, and was employed at the Dawson County Courthouse in the Old Age Assistance office. On October 13th, 1946, she married her sweetheart and love of her life, Don Andersen, in the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. They moved to Don's family farm north of Darr where he worked for his father, and they never left, spending their whole lives there together. In honor of their 65th wedding anniversary, they had a private family ceremony and renewed their vows.  Another family celebration party was held at the farm for their 70th wedding anniversary in 2016. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Meadowlark Pointe.  
  Wilma loved caring for her flowers and had belonged to the Town and Country Garden Club. She was involved with the First Presbyterian Church of Cozad, and had served as a Sunday School teacher, trustee, elder, and held offices in the Women's organization. Music was a big part of Wilma's life. She started taking piano lessons when she was 62 years old. She sang in the church choir for many years.  She was also very close to members of the neighborhood Birthday Club. Wilma loved her family so much. She looked forward to the visits of daughter, Patty and son-in-law, Gary.  In turn, she and Don would make trips to their daughter's house to see them and the grandchildren, Scott and Amy. 
  They would often travel to California to visit their other daughter, Susan, and grandchildren, Anders and Karly. In Don and Wilma's younger years, they enjoyed traveling throughout the United States.  It was always special to her when her grandchildren and great-granddaughter, Lydia, visited for all of the holidays and birthdays.  She appreciated it so much. 
  Wilma had made plans that her body be donated to science, and her ashes will be strewn over her flower bed.  Even at the end, her last wishes were to aid the plants and community that she cherished.    
  Predeceasing her were her mother, Myrtle Daniel, her father, Chester Wells, her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Vi Wells, of Springfield, Missouri, her sister and brother-in-law, Delpha and Jack Francois, of Vista, California, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Anders and Ella Andersen, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and numerous dear friends.  
  Surviving is her beloved husband, Don, daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Gary Lockhorn, daughter, of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Susan Holthaus of Coronado, California, grandchildren, Scott Lockhorn and Kazi Jestribek of Greeley, Colorado, Amy and Sean-Casey King of Aurora, Colorado,  Anders Holthaus and Karly Holthaus of San Diego, California. A special gift from above was when her little great-granddaughter, Lydia Elyse King, was born. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, dear friends and wonderful caregivers of Meadowlark Pointe.  
  Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be shared at  
  A memorial service was held Monday, March 6,th 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jill Boyd officiating. Memorial book signing was held on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at Berryman Funeral Home. 

Memorials Suggested: Irene Regosh (1920-2017)

Irene D. Regosh of Las Vegas, Nevada passed away February 22nd, 2017 at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas at the age of 96. 
   Irene was born July 12th, 1920 at Chicago, Illinois to Ignatus and Josephine (Gajewski) Gabriel. She attended Catholic High School in Chicago. Irene was Secretary for American College of Surgeons in Chicago following graduation from high school. She met Robert Regosh while working at the college. They were married on October 9th, 1948. One daughter was born to this union, Denise. After Denise was born, Irene stayed home to take care of her. She remained a stay at home mother until Denise graduated high school and then went to work as a librarian at the Niles Public Library until her retirement.  
  In July of 1992, Irene and Robert moved to Las Vegas to enjoy their retirement. She working on crafts, quilting was her favorite.  Irene was an avid reader and loved watching Turner Classic Movies.    
  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 6 sisters and 1 brother.  
  Survivors include her daughter, Denise (Greg) Rasmussen of Cozad; grandsons, Robert Rasmussen of Hayes, Kansas and Lee (Michele) Rasmussen of Fremont, Nebraska.  
  A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at  
  A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, March 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska. Berryman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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