Marcella Herbert - April 22, 2010
Marcella Rosella (Worske) Herbert was born Oct. 27, 1922, in McCook, Neb., to Dominique “Mike” and Jane (Bayless) Worske.
As a youngster she grew up in McCook and attended McCook High School. Marcella married Charles LaVern Herbert on Jan. 23, 1944, in Brownsville, Texas, and the couple settled in Palisade, Neb.
Marcella was an avid homemaker who loved raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, quilting, needlepoint, walking and puzzles. She was a devoted Christian, loving wife, mother, and grandmother and loved being with her family and friends.
In April of 2000, Marcella moved to the Heritage of Wauneta. She enjoyed playing games with the residents, helping in different areas wherever she was needed, always willing to offer a helping hand. She was elected “Queen for the day.”
Marcella passed away Thursday morning, April 22, 2010, at the Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home, Wauneta. She was 87 years of age.
Marcella was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; infant daughter Lavern and sons, Gene and Donald.
Survivors Include: son Dennis Herbert and wife Linda of Grand Island, Neb., daughter Connie and husband Virgil Littrel of Palisade, son Bob Herbert and wife Melody of Chadron, Neb., daughter Dee and husband Keith Kitt of Wauneta, daughter Cathie and husband, Ken Hanes of McCook, 13 grandchildren: Chad Herbert of Arapahoe, Neb., Aleesha Herbert of Arapahoe, Jasen Littrel and wife RanDee of Wauneta, Crystal and husband Marty Yearous of Potter, Neb., Rhiannon Herbert of Ft. Morgan, Colo., Nicholas Herbert of Chadron, Brandon Herbert and wife Kassey of Chadron, Jeremy Herbert of Chadron; Derek Gentert of Lincoln, Neb.; Ashley Fortkamp of North Platte, Neb.; Heather and husband Brent Berryman of Lincoln, Kelly Kinkaid of McCook, Dawn Stanke of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 15 great-grandchildren: Jacksen, Gregory, Lileigh, Cash, Payton, Saylor, Jacob, Hanna, Shayla, Tristin, Zachary, Jackson, Emma, Lilly and Lucus; seven brothers and sisters: Fern, Cathrine, Mary, Donald, Delbert, Charollette and Faye.
Funeral services were held Monday morning, April 26, 2010, 11:00 a.m. MT at Liewer Funeral Home, Wauneta, with Rev. Keith Wellman officiating.
Music was provided by Ms. Lisa Kisinger. Songs chosen were “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Precious Lord Take My Hand.”
Casketbearers were grandchildren: Chad Herbert, Aleeshia Herbert, Jasen Littrel, Brandon Herbert, Kelly Kincaid, Dawn Stanke, Crystal Yearous, Rhiannia Herbert, Nicholas Herbert, Jeremy Herbert, Derek Gentert, Ashley Fortkamp and Heather Berryman.
Interment followed at the Palisade Cemetery, Palisade.
A memorial has been established in Marcella’s memory.
On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com