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Athol Callan - September 03, 2009


Athol M. Callan age 82 of Cambridge, died at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. 
She was born in Wheeler, Kan. on Nov. 24, 1926 to Ralph C. and May A. (Duncan) Black.  Athol attended school in Wheeler and St. Francis.
On Aug. 28, 1945, she was united in marriage to Harlan “Bus” Hansen in Hoxie, Kan.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1976.  Athol later was married to Wayne “Bud” Callan on Jan. 2, 1991 and he preceded her in death on July13, 2005.
Athol worked many years as a nurse’s aide for the Minnick Hospital in Cambridge.  She also worked at the Rocket Inn in Indianola for many years.
Athol enjoyed travel. She and Bud traveled most of the western United States. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, reading and collecting frogs. 
Athol was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Beaver Valley and the Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge. 
Athol was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two grandsons, Lonnie and Larry Foster; granddaughter, Kristi Sayer; five brothers, Bertie, Carl, Marion, Harold and Junior; six sisters, Bertha, Margaret, Irene, Twila, Gladys and Pauline.

She is survived by two sons, Ronney and wife, Kathlene Hansen, of Bartley, Neb. and Ivan and wife, Julie Hansen, of Imperial, Neb.; two daughters, Beverly and husband, Jim Foster, of Lexington, Neb. and Linda and husband, Howard Sayer, of Cambridge, Neb.; two step-sons, Roger and wife, Shirley Callan, of Cozad, Neb. and Rodney and wife, Barbara Callan, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren two step-grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; one brother, Darrell and wife, Gloria Black, of Idaho Springs, Colo.; one sister, Barbara and husband, Vern Palmbald, of Wilsonville, Ore.; one sister-in-law, Bernice Black of Yuma, Colo..
Funeral services were held at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge, Neb. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Brian Perry officiating. 
Interment was in the Bartley Cemetery in Bartley. 
Memorials may be left to the Cambridge Senior Center or the Cambridge Manor.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge was in charge of arrangements.