The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published July 10, 2014

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Vera Dye, Cathy Shaw, Rollo Gass, Wayne Wilton, Richard Tegley


Vera Dye
Vera Berniece Dye, 88, the daughter of Silas Leonard and Lavina Marie (Moger) Clark, was born Jan. 3, 1926, at Warwick, Kan. She died Sunday at the Parkview Haven Nursing Home at Deshler.
Vera graduated as salutatorian from the Juniata (Neb.) School System. She was united in marriage to Ralph "Bud" Dye on Aug. 13, 1944, in Juanita. This union was blessed with three children, Robert, Donna and Dennis. They lived with Ralph's parents, Millard and Sarah Dye, in the Mt. Clare area until moving to their farm in the Olive Hill area in 1947. After Bud's death, she move into Superior in 1998.
She was a member of the Olive Hill Church, the Jewell County Extension, the Olive Hill Missionary Fellowship, CWC Club and Olive Hill Ladies Aid. She sold Avon for many years, enjoyed quilting and gardening, especially her flowers. She liked to read, do needlework and crafts, play cards and cook. She enjoyed her pets, especially her cat Timmy, that was her constant companion over the last 17 years. She was active with the Harrison Highlights 4-H Club and judged open class at the Jewell County Fair. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph "Bud" Dye, on Jan. 25, 1998; an infant brother, Leonard Dean; brother, Robert W.; and an infant sister, Alice Marie.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, Robert E. Dye of Beatrice and Dennis D. Dye of Hebron; a daughter, Mrs. Gary Hanna (Donna) of Riley, Kan; eight grandchildren, Jacqueline Denise England and Robert Bryan Dye, both of Lincoln, Neb., Mrs. Leonard Allen (Stephanie Lynn) of Hoyt, Kan., Jeremy John Hanna, Indianapolis, Ind., Brady James Hanna, Shawnee, Aaron Joel Dye of Somerville, Mass., Craig Joseph Dye, Bluffton, S.C., and Brett James Dye, Omaha; eight great-grandchildren, Calvin Dean Dye, Malena Lorraine Dye, Hanna Elizabeth Allen, Molly Jean Allen, Tyler James Hanna, Hailey Elizabeth Hanna, Steven John Hanna and Elliott Dean Dye. She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Edward Powers (Phyllis) of Omaha and a sister-in-law, Dora Danehey of Blue Hill.
Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, with Pastor David Watters, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Cathy Shaw
Cathy E. Shaw, 52, the daughter of Marvin and Barbara (Meader) Johnson, was born Jan. 25, 1962, at Norfolk. She died Friday at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings.
Cathy graduated from Norfolk High School with the Class of 1981. She held various jobs including employment with Pizza Hut, Dollar General and Reinke Manufacturing. She was united in marriage with Jimmy L. Shaw on April 17, 2009, at Red Cloud.
Cathy enjoyed reading and knew her Bible. She and Jimmy had just taken a trip to Branson, Mo., which they throughly enjoyed and was a trip of a lifetime for this couple.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Larry.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy L. Shaw of Guide Rock; children, Andy Hart of Norfolk, Michelle Hart of Des Moines, and Tina Conner of Norfolk; her father, Marvin Johnson of Norfolk; sisters, Marla Johnson of Winfield, and Janette Weber of Arkansas City; a brother, Vern Johnson of Houston; and three grandsons.
Her funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday at the Guide Rock United Methodist Church with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Visitation was held Wednesday at the funeral home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date at the Norfolk Cemetery, Norfolk, Neb. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.

Rollo Gass
Rollo Elliott Gass, 89, of Edgar, died Thursday. He was born Feb. 1, 1925, to Fred and Vina (Woods) Gass, at a farm near Edgar. He attended a one-room country school until a family move necessitated a transfer to town school. While in high school, he participated in debate, was an orator and a champion boxer. Rollo was a lifelong resident of Edgar. In 1950 he married Doris (Salyard), of Hardy.
Rollo was proud to be a Master Mason. In 2010, he earned the Bronze Jordan Medal as the oldest Master Mason in the Nelson Lodge.
After his marriage, he began Gass Dairy, which included the milking, bottling and delivering of milk while he continued to farm. Later, he took on a new role as the manager of Superior-Deshler of Edgar, where he worked for more than 30 years. He continued working for Aurora Cooperative at Ong, Geneva and Sedan.
He believed in giving back to his community, as evidenced by the clubs and committees he was a member of. His expertise and reputation was the catalyst for him serving as a Clay County commissioner. His Christian faith was strong; he was a deacon and elder of the Church of the Plains.
Growing up on a farm in the 1930s, everyone wore bib overalls and hand-me-downs. Clarence Adams ran a mercantile store and was a neat dresser. Rollo vowed to one day emulate him. And he did. Most knew Rollo as a stylish dresser, often donning a hat.
Rollo and Doris moved to town from the farm, building a new home 40 years ago.
Survivors include his daughter, Trisha Shepard, of Edgar; his son Michael Gass, of Jones, Okla.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and his wife.
His funeral was held Tuesday at the Church of the Plains.  Pastor Kathryn Bates officiated.  Burial was in the Edgar Cemetery. 
Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Wayne Wilton
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home for former Superior resident, Wayne Wilton, age 76, of Broken Bow. He died Tuesday.

Richard Tegley
Richard Lee Tegley, 76, Los Angeles, Calif., died July 1, following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 27, 1937, the son of Gale and Ruth (Dicker) Tegley.
Richard joined the U.S. Air Force beginning an assignment in Greenland and tours of duty through France and Germany at USAFE headquarters, Thailand, and many U.S. bases throughout the Golden Triangle and the Philippines. He retired as commandant after 22 years of military service at the age of 39.
Following retirement, Richard and his family lived in Morena Valley, Calif., and he had a career as a licensed real estate broker. He was president of the Riverside Morena Valley Association of Realtors, president and treasurer of the Inland Valleys Association of Realtors and president and acting executive director of Greater Inland Valleys Multiple Listing Service. He was an active member of the Morena Valley Chamber of Commerce and found time to volunteer his services to the City of Moreno Valley and pony baseball.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Coral Ann; a son, John David Tegley; and his mother and father.
He is survived by: daughter, Mrs. Johnny Curtis (Elizabeth Ann); son, Christopher Michael Tegley; grandchildren, Ashley Lauren, Andrew Michael, Emily Rose and Nathan Tegley; brother-in-law, Paul Matter, Jewell; sister, Fordyce Parsons, Kent, Wash., sister, Janet Hancock, Albany, Ga., and many nieces and nephews.
A communion service with military honors was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, Riverside, Calif. Burial will be private at Riverside National Cemetery. Miller Jones Mortuary, Moreno Valley, Calif., handled the arrangements.

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