Monthly Archives: June 2008
Mary Lucille (Allen) Welsh Farmer, 91, a descendant of Pilgrim William White who joined the Nebraska Society in 1988, died May 29 in Broken Bow. Funeral services were held June 2 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Glen Emert officiating. Burial was in the Custer Center Cemetery west of Broken Bow. Memorials may given to the United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Mary Lucille, the third and youngest daughter of Edna (Mills) and Andrew Allen, was born Jan. 30, 1917 on the family farm north Westerville. She and her twin brother, Frank, grew up and attended school District 104. She graduated from Westerville High School in 1935 and attended Kearney State Teachers College. She then taught for seven years in Blaine and Custer County.
On May 25, 1944, Lucille was married to Starling Welsh, and after his death in 1945, she resumed her teaching career. On Jan. 30, 1948, she was married to James Farmer, and they lived their entire married life in the Rose Valley Community until 1992 when they moved into Broken Bow. Three children were born to this union; James Jr., Elaine (Doug) Calkins, and Dwight. Lucille was a member of the United Methodist Church for over 75 years, the church circle, D.A.R. and the Senator and Dutchman Valley Extension clubs. Lucille was also a member of the Mayflower Society of which she was very proud. Lucille was proud of her family history and enjoyed studying family genealogy.
Survivors include two sons James Farmer Jr. of Red Cloud and Dwight Farmer of Kearney; one daughter Elaine (Doug) Calkins of Cumberland, Iowa; grandchildren, Jamie (Mandi) Calkins of Corning, Iowa, and Andrea (Corey) Yearington of Clarinda, Iowa; five great-grandchildren Spencer, Logan, and Dalton Calkins, Hunter and McKenna Yearington. Other survivors include a sister Hazel Hollenbeck of Riverton, Wyo., two brothers Clarence Allen of Kearney, and Frank Allen of Las Vegas, Nev. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a grandson Marc Calkins, and a sister Margaret Collier.
from the Custer County Chief.
Mariann Jane (Lang) Collins
Nov. 27, 1916 — June 16, 2008
A descendant of Pilgrim John Alden, she joined the Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants in 1946. At the time of her death, she had been a member of the Nebraska Society longer than any other current member (62 years). She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Leuck, and son, Richard E. Collins, M.D., both members of the Nebraska Society. Memorial services were June 2o at Fogelstrom Chapel, Immanuel Terrace. Private interment.
Cheryl Lynn (Anderson) Clark
A descendant of Pilgrims Stephen Hopkins and Mary Norris
Elaine Joan (Fillman) Bodenburg
Playa Del Rey, Calif.
A descendant of Pilgrim Peter Browne
The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants welcomes:
Richard Paul Moore
A descendant of Pilgrim George Soule
Becky (Allen) Whedon
A descendant of Pilgrim Francis Cooke
Former Nebraska Society member John Raymond Barton, 83, a descendant of Pilgrim William Brewster, died May 29. He joined the Nebraska Society in 1974 and was a member for 10 years. Memorial services were June 3, with private inurnment at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. Barton’s son, John L. Barton, of Tempe, Ariz., is a member of the Nebraska Society.