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Marilyn McCrumb - August 21, 2012

Marilyn Kay McCrumb was born to Albert and Irene (Jesse) Krausnick on Dec. 27, 1938, in Imperial, Neb. She attended school in Wauneta, Neb.; graduating with the class of 1956.
Marilyn went on to attend one year of nursing school in Denver, Colo., as well as working for Martin-Marietta where she met Alfred.
Marilyn was united in marriage to Alfred McCrumb on June 12, 1960, in the Mount Zion United Methodist Church of Wauneta. The couple moved to their farm, 14 miles south of Wauneta, where they lived until 1987.
Marilyn kept busy with the normal routine of a farm wife. She also owned and operated the Corner Cupboard and was a school bus driver for the Wauneta School System for 44 years. No matter how busy Marilyn was, she always made time for her family, especially her grandchildren who she loved playing with.
Marilyn passed away Aug. 21, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb. She was 73 years old.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dale Krausnick and son, Jerry McCrumb.
Survivors include her husband, Alfred of Wauneta; daughter Sheila Cooley and Ron of Ogallala; grandchildren: Ryan McCrumb and wife, Renea; James McCrumb and wife, Liz; Steven McCrumb and Luke McCrumb; great-grandchildren: Ryleigh McCrumb, Trey McCrumb, Konner McCrumb, Kameran McCrumb, Gabriel McCrumb, Ashton McCrumb, Caidence McCrumb and Sydney McCrumb; sisters-in-law: Virginia Krausnick and Lillian McCrumb.
Funeral services for Marilyn were held Saturday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2012, 2:00 p.m. MT at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta, with Lay Pastor Melody Newman officiating.Organist was Mrs. Diana Ham and soloist Mrs. Dawn Doetker. Musical selections chosen were “Amazing Grace” and “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.” A recorded selection chosen was “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley.
Casketbearers were John Metzger, Keith Roschewski, Chris Roschewski, Carroll Grimm, Bill McCrumb, Bob McCrumb, Adam Jesse and Tony Larkin.
Honorary casketbearers were her grandkids, great grandkids, nieces and nephews.
Interment followed at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.
A memorial has been established in Marilyn’s Memory
Online condolences can be left at
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

There’s a wonderful trail winds yonder, up through a forest of stars,
Where the asteroids blossom as flowers, between Jupiter and Mars.
We will cross the River Jordan, on stars for stepping stones,
Where a guardian angel will meet us, and go with us to our heavenly home.
Oh, what a beautiful trail to travel, when God beckons and calls our name.
It leads to that mansion in Heaven, where God will open the door.
And there we will join our loved ones, who have traveled this trail before.
By Silas C. McCrumb
Marilyn’s father-in-law