A memorial service will be held at a later date for Marlan D. Barstow, age 93, of Ainsworth, NE formerly of Springview, NE. Marlan Barstow passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at the Cottonwood Villa in Ainsworth.
Janet Lee (Wasson) Graham was born September 8, 1958 in Atkinson, NE to Albert and Betty (Scripter) Wasson. She joined an older sister Jeanette and brother Myron on the family farm north of Atkinson. The family moved to Ainsworth in 1967 where Janet graduated from high school in 1976.
Dorothy Marie Schemm was born April 20, 1931 to George and Marie (Paus) Schemm in Valentine. She grew up on a farm in Todd County, SD, along with her three brothers. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Calvary Lutheran Church. She graduated from Todd County High School in Mission, SD. At the age of sixteen she attended a semester of college in Chadron and at the age of seventeen began teaching in the rural schools of Cherry County and Todd County. She taught for ten years in the rural schools and then for five years in the Valentine city schools.
William Robert Joseph passed away on October 20, 2020 at his home in Valentine. Known widely as Bill and to many friends and family as Bill Bob, he was a fixture in the local community. Bill was born to John and Gloretta "Toots" Joseph on October 7, 1937 in Valentine. He enjoyed his early years with older siblings Corrine and Jack, graduating from Valentine High School in 1955.
Dorthea L. Cook was born to Vincente and Mamie Lopez on August 15, 1932 in Valentine. Dorthea was called home on October 16, 2020 at Parkside Manor, Stuart. Dort was the youngest of nine children in the Lopez family. She attended Valentine Elementary school and Valentine High School graduating in 1950.