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Roy Cushing - September 02, 2010


Roy Ulysses Cushing was born Jan. 13, 1940, on a farm North of Stratton, Neb., to George W. and Thelma B. (Wilkinson) Cushing.
As a youngster he attended country school to the eighth grade and went on to graduate from Stratton High School in 1957.
Roy had many different jobs including working on the railroad, farming and working as a custodian for Stratton Public Schools.
In 1972, he moved to McCook, Neb., where he was a fireman and EMT. He also was the Circulation Manager for the McCook Gazette several years.
Roy moved to Imperial, Neb., in 1989, and was employed as the service manager for Ford New Holland before his retirement. In recent days, he drove trucks for local farmers in the Imperial area.
Roy passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 25, 2010, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial, Neb. He was 70 years of age.
Roy was a member of the Imperial Eagles Club, an associate member of the VFW.
He loved to hunt and fish, having many Master Angler Awards, and growing huge gardens. He loved photography and his dog “Three” who was his constant companion.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by three sons, George Cushing of Americus, Kan., John Cushing of Emporia, Kan. and Jeff Cushing and wife, Mary Jo, of Americus, Kan.; two grandchildren; brother, Gary Cushing and wife, Merlena, of Manistee, Mich.
A public wake was held at the Eagles Club of Imperial, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, starting at 5 p.m.
No visitation, Roy chose cremation.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.