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Verna Irene Hill

Female 1919 - 2008  (89 years)


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  • Name Verna Irene Hill 
    Born 26 Mar 1919  McCook, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Aug 2008  Cambridge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I930  Family History of Henry Witte
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2012 

    Father Charles Lewis Hill,   b. 23 Nov 1886,   d. 26 Aug 1965  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Pearl Mae Simpson,   b. 10 Aug 1886, Elizabethtown, KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1965  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 02 Mar 1910  Holdrege, NE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • They lived near Curtis, Nebraska before moving to the Hill parent's farm. They farmed the land for a few years before buying a farm near St. Ann, NE. They lived there until 1946, then lived in McCook, NE until their deaths.
    Photos
    Charles & Pearl Hill Family
    Charles & Pearl Hill Family
    Family ID F229  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marvin Raymond Heskett,   b. 30 Oct 1915,   d. 29 Dec 2003, Cambridge, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1940  Norton, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harley Heskett
     2. Linda Irene Heskett
     3. Micheal James Heskett
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1919 - McCook, NE Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1940 - Norton, KS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 2008 - Cambridge, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • Verna I. Heskett
      Monday, August 18, 2008
      McCook Daily Gazette
      (Photo)
      Feb. 26, 1919 - Aug. 15, 2008

      Verna Irene Heskett died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at Cambridge Manor Home in Cambridge, Neb., at the age of 89.

      She was born Feb. 26,1919, in Red Willow County, Neb., the daughter of the late Charles Louis and Pearl Mae (Simpson) Heskett. She grew up on the family farm northwest of McCook and graduated from McCook High School in 1937.

      She began working for Fallicks Bakery. On April 13, 1940, Verna married Marvin Raymond Heskett at Norton, Kan. They made their home in McCook where she worked in Customer Service for North Western Bell Telephone until retiring in 1978.

      Many winters were spent in Mesa, Ariz., where they enjoyed square dancing and playing cards with friends and relatives.

      They were members of the First Baptist Church in McCook.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin on Dec. 29, 2003.

      Verna is survived by two sons, Harley Ray Heskett and wife, Viola of Emporia, Kan., and Michael James Heskett of McCook; one daughter, Linda Witte and husband, Dean of Cambridge; six grandchildren, Lynnette Honea and husband, Shawn, Cori Thomas and husband, James, Lori Druse and husband, Tom, Deann Hunter and husband, Gerry, Brad Witte and wife, Jessica and Janet Mitchell and husband, Donavan; eight great-grandchildren, Scott and Jackson Honea, Caleb Thomas, Gavin and Emily Druse, Brendan and Kaylee Hunter and Brodie Mitchell; three brothers, Ivan Hill and wife, Gloria, Howard Hill and wife, Marie and Don Hill and wife, Norma; and relatives and friends.

      Memorial funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church in McCook with the Rev. Ira Ransom officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook.

      Memorials may be given in her name and friends may sign her memorial register at Herrmann Funeral Home in McCook.

      Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.