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Please keep the Cunningham family in your prayers!

Ardis A. Cunningham, 80, wife of a previous pastor Rev. Delano Cunningham, died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Litzenberg Long Term Care in Central City, Nebraska. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30 at the United Methodist Church in Central City with Pastor Tom Lucas officiating. Visitation will be at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017. Burial will be in the Central City Cemetery.

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Please keep Rev. Dean Knewtson and family in your prayers

by: Parsons District office
Rev. Mary Alice Knewtson passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. Her service will be Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Edna UMC, 223 N Delaware, Edna, KS.  Visitation will be the night before from 6-8 p.m. at the Edna UMC also.  Memorials may be made to the Edna UMC or to the church/charity of the donors choice.

Please keep the Schliefert family in your prayers


Schliefert, Mervyn LeRoy "Merv" Age 82 passed away on Aug. 1, 2017 at Tiffany Square Center in Grand Island. In 1957 he met his wife Bev they were married in 1958 to which five children were born. Merv's career took them to various locations across the country, but in 1983 they settled in Kearney, NE where they would spend most of their lives. After his retirement from farmland appraisal and loan lending, Merv became extremely active by volunteering and supporting local events. Merv was passionate about Habitat for Humanity, Kiwanis, and very involved with United Methodist Men, singing (or sleeping) in the church choir. These things, among many, earned him Kearney's Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. Merv's wife Bev worked for the Nebraska Conference in the Episcopal office.
Merv is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bev; children: Roger Schliefert of Grand Island; David Schliefert of Grand Island; Doug Schliefert and wife Jodi of Grand Island; and Linda Dixon of Central City. 
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Nebraska. The Reverend Alan Davis will officiate. Interment: Geneva Cemetery in Geneva, NE, at 2pm. VISITATION: 5-7pm Thursday at O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Memorials suggested to Kearney's First United Methodist Church or Habitat for Humanity in Merv's name. O'BRIEN STRAATMANN REDINGER FUNERAL HOMES 4115 Ave. N, Kearney NE 68847 308-234-3500

Please keep the Trenhaile family in your prayers

by: Lowen Kruse
Gail Trenhaile a surviving spouse of Rev. Curtis Trenhaile passed away on July 30 in Omaha.
Services will be Friday, August 4, 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass, Omaha, Nebraska
Cremation.  Graveside services for the ashes will be Tuesday, August 8 at the Bloomfield, Nebraska cemetery.

Please pray for the family of Steve Clark

by: Lori Broady
Please keep the family of Steve Clark in your prayers as they grieve his sudden passing.