Myrtie June Stock - March 31, 2010
Myrtie June Stock of Imperial, Neb., was born Aug. 5, 1922, to Gilbert Edward Fosbinder and Mary Ellen Rowley and raised in the Blanche Community near Elsie, Neb.
She passed away from this life March 31, 2010, at the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb.
She often talked about memories of growing up in the Great Depression and Dust Bowl days. One of her memories was hanging sheets at doors and windows to keep the dust from entering the house. Because of the hard times, she often boarded with other families working her way through school. She loved school and remembered fondly riding her horse to school. With influence of several important people in her life, she graduated from Wauneta High School.
She married Byron Stock and lived on the family farm, south of Wauneta. They later moved to a farm north of Wauneta and it became known as “Midway Farm,” because of its central location between Wauneta and Imperial. As part of this new chapter in her life, they adopted two children, Neil and Linda. She kept busy raising her family and working on the farm.
One of her most cherished pleasures was her group of Coffee Club gals. These were great times and a source of many laughs.
June loved to travel and had many adventures to talk about. She loved visiting with her sisters and brothers, and their families all over the country. She even lived in Canada for several years.
She finally settled down in Fleming, Colo., in 1985. Many remarkable hours were spent sewing, playing her guitar and visiting with her many friends. If there was a dance somewhere in the area, you could find her on the dance floor with her good friend, DeLayne.
Wanting to be closer to her family, she made the move to Imperial in 2005. There she often volunteered at the Senior Center helping where she could. In October 2009, she moved to the Parkview Assisted Living facility. She so enjoyed the social activities with new friends, playing cards and the challenge of Scrabble. She said it kept her mind active.
Survivors include son, Neil Stock, of Chicago, Ill.; daughter, Linda, and husband, Larry Rose, of Enders, Neb.; brother, LeRoy Fosbinder, and wife, Vera; sister, Cleophia, and husband, Kenneth Denker; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; special friend, DeLayne Bender of Windonea, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and four sisters.
June was saved at the age of 14 with a baptism in the Frenchman River with Casper Cook officiating. She was later re-baptized by Rev. Embree in the Methodist Church of Wauneta, where she spent most of her church life with Byron, Neil and Linda.
“Sometimes I was good and sometimes I was bad. I hope God will let me into Heaven,” was what she wrote in one of her last of many letters to Neil, Linda and Larry, and the rest of her family and many good friends. “I’ll see you later.”
She is happy now and at peace in Heaven with God, singing all her favorite songs that she can again remember all the words to, and playing a guitar that will never be out of tune.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Imperial, Neb., with Pastor Kay Alnor officiating.
Music was provided by Kim Silvester and Jim Brown.
Casketbearers were Tony Rose, Gaylord Fosbinder, Randy Yoder, Bill Sandman, Damian Garcia and Kerry Denker.
Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Neb.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.