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Phyllis Nirene Kitt - February 14, 2012


Phyllis Nirene Troxel Kitt was born Nov. 24, 1921, to Walter O. and Clarice Harvey Troxel in Elsie, Neb. She attended both grade school and high school in Elsie, graduating as valedictorian of her class in 1939.
Nirene married Bruce Kitt of Wauneta on Aug. 21, 1942. Except for brief stays in North Platte and Missouri, the couple lived in the Chase County area until 1960, when they moved to southern California. They returned to Nebraska in 1989, living in North Platte until May, 2007, when they returned “home” to Chase County. Bruce died in June, 2007.
Baptized into Christ in 1936 at the age of 15, Nirene was an enthusiastic Bible student and an example of faithfulness to God and her family. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Westside Church of Christ.
She was an avid reader and loved word games, especially crossword puzzles. Even as her body failed her, her mind stayed sharp to the end. She was well-known for her musical abilities, able to play countless melodies by ear on the piano.
After a brief stay in the hospital, Nirene passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2012, in her Imperial home, attended by her three daughters and two of her granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Kitt and wife Kathy of La Mesa, Calif.; three daughters: Yvonne and husband Jay Streeter of Plano, Texas; Cheryl and husband Bill Bryan of Imperial; and Phyllis and husband Bob Broadus of Jackson, Tenn.; two sisters, Donna Quick of Portland, Ore., and Glenda Curtis-Myers of Albuquerque, N.M.; 15 grandchildren: Alyson Streeter Hopkins of Bolingbrook, Ill.; Sean Streeter of Santee, Calif.; Ryan Streeter of Atlanta, Ga.; Adam Kitt of Fresno, Calif.; Tamara Kitt McClure of Santee, Calif.; Afton and Ian Kitt of La Mesa, Calif.; Meagan Kitt of Davenport, Iowa; Bryce Kitt, USN, of NNPTC, S.C.; Jan Bryan of Phoenix, Ariz.; Beth Bryan Williams of Nashville, Tenn.; Neale Bryan of Searcy, Ark., Sarah Bryan of Montgomery, Ala.; Joycelyn Broadus Knudtson of Athens, Ala.; and Kittia Broadus of Jackson, Tenn.; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends and family remembered Nirene in a memorial service at the Westside Church of Christ on Monday, Feb. 20. Officiants were son-in-law Bill Bryan and Ned Cooper of North Platte.
Private inurnment was at the Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.