October 24, 1921 - July 18, 2012
Harvard resident Lorna O. Brown, 90, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, NE. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the United Church of Christ in Harvard, NE with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Glenvil Cemetery in Glenvil, NE. Visitation will be Friday, from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m., with the family present from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Lorna was born October 24, 1921, to George and Dena (Kahman) Tjarks on the family farm near Glenvil, NE. She received her education in Glenvil and graduated from Glenvil High School. On March 9, 1941, she married Delbert Brown in Hastings, NE. She spent the first few years of her marriage living in various places in the United States while her husband was in the military. After her husband's discharge, they settled in Hastings, NE before making their home in Harvard, NE. She was employed in Hastings cleaning homes until she began her 14 year employment at the Harvard Rest Haven. She was involved with various women's groups, extension clubs, card clubs, volunteered at the Harvard Rest Haven and was an avid fan of the Harvard Cardinals. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren especially crocheting special items for them. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Cindy Brown of Harvard, NE; daughters, Susan Brown of Harvard, NE; Shirley Brown of Harvard, NE; grandchildren, Tricia Hazen; Todd Brown; Mark Brown; Heidi Davis and Niki Schmitt; great-grandchildren, Kurtis Bumgardner; Kennedi Bumgardner; Konner Bumgardner; Kami Bumgardner; Ladelle Hazen; Calin Davis; Ruby Schmitt; Isabella Brown and Addelyn Brown; sisters, Delores Merkel of Hastings, NE; Ilene Gerdes of Glenvil, NE; Frances Schliep of Clay Center, NE; and Barb Sadd Geneva, NE; brothers, Eugene Tjarks of Sioux Falls, SD; Delmar Tjarks of Hastings, NE and Myron Tjarks of Lakewood, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters, Ladelle and Laurie and a son, Billy.
Harvard resident Lorna O. Brown, 90, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, NE. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the United Church of Christ in Harvard, NE with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating.... View Obituary & Service Information
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