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Civillia Maureen Dorsey

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With complete confidence and trust in the Lord, the children of Civillia Dorsey announce the passing of their mother into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on June 5, 2020. She was surrounded in love by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Civillia was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Patricia Emery, her sister Colleen Axthelm, her brother William “Bill” Emery, and her still-born son, William “Billie” Highley.

Civillia is survived by her sister, Edwina (Ron) Poole, and her children Emery “Matt” (Jeanie) Highley, Pamela (Tom) Kopp, Cheryl (Hans) Kloepping, Robert (Lisa) Highley, Ken (Stephanie) Highley, Joshua (Christi) Dorsey and Mari (Tom) Schlegel.

Civillia has 21 grandchildren (Thomas, Sandra, LisaMaria, Miranda, Carlos, Christina, Matthew, Mikki, Rachel, Rebekah, Leah, Joshua, Jake, Kassy, Ben, Madelyn, Jaxon, Jenna, Micah, Josiah and Myah) and 15 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and many other family members.

Mom loved to “collect” various items, play tricks, watch old movies and to play games. Most of all she enjoyed having her family around her.

The graveside memorial service will be held Sunday, June 14 at 1 pm at the Cozad Cemetery. For condolences, please use the form below.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

“Rick” Ricky Allen Dana

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From Lincoln, Nebraska.

Born April 5, 1955 in Lincoln to Merlin and Gertrude (VanDuren) Dana.

Enjoyed working a variety of jobs including BNSF Railroad, Arrow Stripping and Dish.

Survived by his siblings Jeanette Buskirk and Greg Dana.

Preceded in death by his parents.

Passed away on April 29, 2020.

Service in the future.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

“Tom” Thomas Joseph Duffy

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From Lincoln, Nebraska

Born on April 27, 1942.

Passed away on April 20, 2020.

Service in the future.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Robert Vincent Davis Jr.

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Beaver Crossing, Nebraska.

Born July 18, 1945.

Passed away on March 22, 2020.

Service in the future.

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.

Thane Leroy Darby

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Thane was born on February 13th, 1939 on the family farm North of Pleasanton.  He graduated from Pleasanton High in 1956  He enlisted in the Navy in August 1956 and served on the USS Platte until January 1960.  After he completed his service in the Navy, he worked for Hand Well Co. in Pleasanton, NE, Coffelt Sign Co. in Emporia, KS, and various real estate companies in Emporia, KS.  In 1975, Thane moved to Fort Collins, CO and purchased a maternity wear and uniform retailer-the Kangaroo’s Pouch.  He eventually moved the store to Emporia.  Thane continued his work selling medical uniforms traveling across the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.  After retiring he focused all of his energy on his true passion – horses.

Thane loved the mountains, spending many elk hunting seasons with his friends in Colorado and eventually sharing this love of hunting with his two sons, many nephews, and friends in the mountains of Wyoming.

Thane is survived by his children Karl Darby (Angie) of St Ignatius MT, Marla Covey (Doug) of Boise ID, Luke Darby (Jennifer) of Dacono CO, and Laura Berger (John) of Longmont CO, his 9 grandchildren, his sisters Sharon DeNeui (Doug) of Pleasanton NE and Linda Bauer of Kearney NE, the mothers of his children Carolynn Nellis and Marla Darby, and many nieces and nephews.  Thane was preceded in death by his parents Jim and Alma Darby, brothers-in-law Darrel Kohlscheen, and Dean Bauer.

Reception for family and friends to be held at St Mary’s Catholic Hall 120 W. Cedar, Pleasanton NE on Saturday, February 29th at 2:00pm, light refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Thane’s memory to the Pleasanton Fire Department-Building Fund.  Mail to PO Box 127 Pleasanton NE. 68866

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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.