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Arthur L. “Art” Genereux • Ericson, NE Resident, 40

  Arthur L. “Art” Genereux, 40, of Ericson, passed away Sat., Jan. 16, 2021, in Greeley County, NE.

  Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thurs., Jan. 21, 2021, at the Wheeler Central High School Gymnasium in Bartlett, NE. Pastor Duane Waddle will officiate. Interment will be in the Bartlett Cemetery. Friends can sign the register book on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the gymnasium. Online condolences may be left at www.ordmemorialchapel.com.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  For the health and safety of others, social distancing and face masks are required for those attending.

  Arthur Leo was born Oct. 3, 1980, at Chadron, NE to Arthur and Karen (Boelter) Genereux.  He lived at rural Hay Springs, NE before moving to Ashland, NE in 1984. At the age of six the family moved to an acreage by Memphis, NE. Art attended Mead Public School through the fourth grade and in July of 1991, the family moved to Bartlett, NE. He graduated from Wheeler Central High School in 1999.

  He worked on the family ranch near Bartlett for his grandparents and later attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln where he received his diploma in small engine repair in 2004.

  Art worked at Harley Davidson Dealerships in Grand Island and Rapid City, SD. He returned to Nebraska and worked for Pillen’s and local farmers and ranchers. Most recently he was working for Dobias Excavating and the family ranch. He also enjoyed working his own cattle herd.

  On Oct. 1, 2011, Art was united in marriage to Tina Tamayo at Ord, NE. The couple and their two children, Hailey, age 16 and Trenton, age 11 made their home in Ericson.

  Art enjoyed the outdoors; ranching, camping and going to the lake. He was very social, spending time with family and friends and especially enjoyed attending the kid’s activities.

  Survivors include his wife, Tina, and their two children, Hailey and Trenton, all of Ericson; his parents, Arthur and Karen Genereux of Bartlett; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Christi and Tim Larby, and Kim and Craig Dobias, all of Atkinson and Ellie and Rob Ita of Ericson; a brother, Louis Genereux of Bartlett; father-in-law, Armando Tamayo of North Loup, mother-in-law, Nancy Anderson of St. Paul; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jennifer and Craig Critel of Burwell, Jared and April Rice of St. Paul, Cathy and Chris Ford, Shaina and Josh Jensen and Armando Tamayo all of North Loup, and Kayla and Tyler Melnick of Ord; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Louis and Mary Genereux and Boyd and Ella Boelter; uncle, Bob Boelter; and cousin, Michael Dugan.

Eulala F. Williams • North Loup, NE Resident, 86

  Eulala F. Williams, 86, of Ord, formerly of North Loup, passed away Sun., Jan. 17, 2021, at the Arbor Care Center in Ord, NE.

  Mrs. Williams’ wishes were to be cremated. A joint Celebration of Life will be held for John and Eulala at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup.

  Memorials are suggested to the Seventh Day Baptist Church directed to Camp Riverview at North Loup.

  Condolences may be sent to Kevin Williams, 285 East Burton Street, Ashton, NE 68817.

  Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

  Eulala Fay was born July 13, 1934 at Ericson, NE to Aubrey and Ella (Williams) Davis. She attended school in Ericson and North Loup country school and graduated of Ord High School in 1952.

  Eulala received her teaching degree at Salem, WV. This is where she met John F. Williams and the couple was united in marriage on June 4, 1956, at the Seventh Day Baptist Church in North Loup, NE. They first lived in West Virginia and then moved to New Jersey in 1962.

  In 1970, the family settled in North Loup, NE. Eulala was a stay at home mom to their three children. She helped cook at the North Loup School and was the North Loup Village Clerk.

  Eulala was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. She was very creative and crafty.  She enjoying sewing and making clothing and costumes for her children and was the author of a children’s book. She loved music and played the piano and accordion by ear.

  Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Ann Williams of Ashton, NE; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lesa and Kent Timmons of Wellfleet, NE and Yvonne and Larry Hanks of Calhan, CO; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Arden Davis of Scotia, Rollie and Kay Davis of McCool Junction, Shirley Davis-Poole of Texas and Lenora Russell of Ohio.

  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John who passed away on Dec. 3, 2020; an infant brother, Arvin Davis; a brother, Curt Davis; a sister-in-law, Janice Davis; and seven brothers-in-law, Kendell, Lee, Charles, Roxy, Dane, Leonard and James Williams.

Carolyn McIlravy • Former Ord, NE Resident, 64

  Carolyn McIlravy, age 64, passed away Jan. 2, 2021 at the Olathe Medical Center in Kansas after a hard-fought battle against the COVID virus.

  Carolyn was born in McCook, NE. She lived in the Ord, NE area and had one child, Angelica (Scofield) Weaver.

  Carolyn loved to help anyone and would give them anything they needed, big or small, to help them. She could always put a smile on the face of everyone who met her.

  For the last two years, Carolyn resided in Olathe, KS to be near her daughter, Angelica, and family where she was able to enjoy frequent visits from her grandkids.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents, William and Emma Joan McIlravy, and a brother, Kevin McIlravy. Carolyn leaves behind her daughter, Angelica Weaver, of Olathe; brothers, Tim McIlravy, of York, NE and William McIlravy, of Prescott, AZ; sisters, Carrie Osborn, of Ord, Mary Thomas, of York, NE and Susan Hall of Exeter, NE. Carolyn had five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Carolyn was a devout Catholic and long-time member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ord.

  Services will be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ord, NE on Jan. 23, 2021 at 10 a.m.

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Mary Kathryn “Kay” Novotny • Comstock, NE Resident, 68

   Mary Kathryn “Kay” Novotny, 68, of Comstock, passed away unexpectedly Thurs., Jan. 7, 2021, at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord.

   Private Family Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 9, 2021, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Father Scott Harter was the Celebrant. Interment was in the National Bohemian Cemetery west of Ord.

   To honor the wishes of the family, memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice to be determined later, in lieu of flowers. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

   Kay was born on Nov. 20, 1952, to Robert Rease and Wilma (Stanton) Rease. She grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln Pius X. She then went on to study Elementary Education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. It was at Lincoln where she met James “Jim” Novotny.

   Jim and Kay were married on Dec. 14, 1974, in Lincoln, NE at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ. Afterwards, they moved to Omaha and she began her teaching career in the Ralston Public School District. A few years later, in 1982, they moved to Ord, NE. She started teaching at Ord Public Schools in 1983, where she spent her career teaching first and fourth grades and changing the lives of countless students in the community. She was loved by all her students and colleagues.

   Kay was a member of P.E.O, and served on the Valley County Health System Foundation Board. Beyond that she loved golfing, traveling, sewing and especially time spent with her family. She was a sports fanatic and was always up for watching any game, specifically the Husker football games. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she was the driving force of countless memories.  Some of the fondest memories include the amazing blankets that she so meticulously crafted, her amazing meals including her famous macaroni and cheese, puppy chow and her ability to always show up with delicious homemade cookies. She had a special talent that included shopping, where she was a professional at finding amazing deals. In addition to all of those things, she was also deeply rooted in her Catholic faith.

   Survivors include husband, Jim Novotny, of Comstock, NE; three children and eight beloved grandchildren. Kay’s family includes, Bob and Lara Novotny and children, Rease, Zachary, Brooke, Samuel and an expected child, of Overland Park, KS; Jeremy and Kara (Novotny) Baker and children, Micah, Baylor and Jada, of Omaha, NE; and Patrick and Laura (Novotny) Overby and child, Lucas, of Omaha, NE; and a sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Tim Shaw, of Lincoln, NE.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Wylma (Stanton) Rease.

Sharlene K. Whitefoot • Ord, NE Resident, 66

   Sharlene Kay Whitefoot, 66, of Ord, passed away Tues., Jan. 5, 2021, at the Arbor Care Center in Ord, NE.

   Ms. Whitefoot’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Tues., Jan. 12, 2021, at the North Loup United Methodist Church. Pastor Bonnie Brock officiated. Private inurnment was held at the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

   Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences may be sent to Melissa Whitefoot, P.O. Box 356, Fairfield, NE 68938.               

   Sharlene was born July 10, 1954, at Ord, NE to Leonard and Doris “Lorene” (DeNoyer) Tolen. She attended North Loup-Scotia School and graduated in 1973.

   Sharlene married Wayne Whitefoot. To this union two children were born, Robert and Melissa. Sharlene lived all her life in the North Loup and Ord areas. In the 80s she was a heavy equipment operator and helped in the construction of the Calamus Dam Project and the Ord Cargill building.

   Following many years of working in construction, Sharlene began working at Some Place Else Tavern. Over those 10 years she met many people and made many new friends. Lastly, she was a clerk at the Ord Pump and Pantry until an injury left her unable to work.

   Sharlene was an avid bowler and enjoyed many trips to State Bowling with the ladies. She loved to play pool and was quite the “shark”. She also enjoyed playing pitch and her grandkids would say she was obsessed with Yahtzee. However, the kids never got tired of playing with their grandmother.

   Survivors include a son, Robert Whitefoot, of Ord; a daughter, Melissa Whitefoot (Keith Stapleman) both, of Fairfield; her special friend, Bill Ronzzo, of Ord; seven grandchildren, Tyrell Whitefoot, Wyatt, Bailey and Samantha Stapleman, Drew Andrews, Emma Biskeborn and Mason Whitefoot; two great-grandchildren, Ryker Stapleman and Evelyn Andrews; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Trish Tolen, of Ohio, Larry Tolen, of Lincoln and Dennis and Sherrill Tolen, of Grand Island; and a sister, Sheryl Coates, of Crete.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Phyllis Burse; and special friends, Cathy Beard and Cathy Ludewig.

Vicky L. Partridge • Ord, NE Resident, 60

   Vicky Lynn (Gydesen) Partridge, 60, of Ord passed away Sun., Jan. 3, 2021, at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord.

   A Graveside Memorial Service and inurnment were held on Fri., Jan. 8, 2021, at the Ord City Cemetery. Pastor Spenser Johnson officiated.

   Memorials are suggested to the Ord Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

   Vicky Lynn was born Feb. 16, 1960, at Ord, NE to Marvin D. and Arliss (Watson) Gydesen. She was raised in Valley County and graduated from Ord High School in 1978.

   Vicky lived north of Burwell for many years. She made her home on the family farm east of Ord for the last 20 years. On Sept. 4, 2008, Vicky was united in marriage to Martin Joe Partridge.

   Vicky enjoyed the farm life and her cats.

   She is survived by her mother, Arliss Gydesen, of Ord; a brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Sharon Gydesen, of Ord; a sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Mike Svoboda, of Montana; and many nieces and nephews.

   She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin; and her husband, Joe Partridge, who passed away July 7, 2020.

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