Myrtle Quinn - March 05, 2009
Myrtle Rosie Quinn, 87, of Sidney and formerly of Oshkosh and Lodgepole, died Feb. 27, 2009 in Memorial Health Center Extended Care of Sidney.
Myrtle Rosie Peters was born Dec. 7, 1921, on the family homestead north of Lodgepole. She was the daughter of Henning and Tora Johnson Peters. Myrtle attended Sunnyside School and graduated from eighth grade.
Myrtle did domestic work and helped on the family farm when five of her brothers went to serve in World War II.
On Oct. 16, 1948 Myrtle married Fred W. Quinn at Sidney. The couple made their home on the family farm north of Lodgepole until 1951 when they moved to the Meadows Ranch south of Lodgepole.
In 1957 the Quinns moved to the Oberfelder Ranch and in 1959 they moved back to the family farm. Myrtle ran a dairy, milking up to 60 cows twice a day, raised horses and fed many hogs while Fred worked at various jobs.
In 1972 the Quinns sold the farm and moved to the Eldred Ranch where together they took care of the cattle and horses.
In 1977 Fred and Myrtle moved to Oshkosh where Myrtle worked for Miller’s Grocery Store for three years. She then went to work in the housekeeping department at Garden County Hospital. Later Myrtle became a supervisor in the laundry department, retiring in 2002 after more than 23 years.
Myrtle then moved to Sidney to live with her daughter, Gloria, and husband, Ed Wilson. In 2007 she moved to Sloans Assisted Living and in January 2008 to Memorial Health Center Extended Care.
Mrs. Quinn was a member of the Francis DeBruner Post #286 in Lodgepole for 58 years until that Post was closed in 2004. She then transferred membership to Lisco. Myrtle was also a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary.
Myrtle enjoyed her family and friends and was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand when needed. Her special joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobbies included embroidery, crocheting, and making many quilts for family and friends. Myrtle loved yard and flower garden work.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Fred, of 55 years, in April 2004; two sisters, Lillie Olson and Florence Peters; seven brothers, Clarence, Art, Earl, Charlie, Clyde, Alfred, and Henning.
Survivors include four daughters, Florence (Chris) Ray of Chappell, Gloria (Ed) Wilson of Sidney, Angela (John) Paisley of Imperial, Candy (Deon) Jensen of Arthur; two sons, Jim (Nancy) Quinn of Tucson, Ariz. and Joe (Missy) Quinn of Oshkosh; a brother, Edgar Peters of Lodgepole; 13 grandchildren: Joe (Sheila) Rathman of Gurley, Bill (Tina) Taylor of Sidney, Kalee (Glen) Lipska of Sidney, Janelle Rhodes of Kansas City, Kan., Amanda Quinn of Indiana, Michelle Quinn of Lisco, Casey Quinn of Oshkosh, Jess Paisley of Omaha, Garrett Paisley and fiancé Jaclyn Burke of Enders, Whitney Paisley and fiancé Jason Burke of Lincoln, Adam Quinn of McCook, Molly and Tanna Jensen of Arthur; five great-grandchildren, Lane Rathman, Mariah and Kaitlyn Taylor, Isaac Lipska and Krayton Paisley.
Visitation was prior to the funeral service on Wednesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. in the United Methodist
Church of Lodgepole with Rev. Jurdan Counts officiating.
Interment was held in the Pleasant View Cemetery north of Lodgepole.
A memorial has been established to Nebraska Children’s Home of Omaha.
Online condolences may be sent to www.drauckerfh.com.
Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.