Myrna Jean Larison, 78 years of age, of Holdrege

Courtesy/Nelson Bauer Funeral Home

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service for Myrna Jean Larison, will be held at the Woodruff Cemetery in Woodruff, Kansas at a later date.

Myrna Jean Larison, 78 years of age, of Holdrege, passed away Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Center in Alma. She was born August 13, 1935 to C.A. and Ethel May (Kelley) Delimont on the family farm southwest of Stamford, Nebraska. The family was made complete with her half-brother, Harold Kelley and her adopted brother, Ward Delimont. She received her primary education in a one room school house named Sunny Slope and then transferred to Stamford Public School and later to Beaver City Public Schools where she attended High School. Due to her failed eye sight from red measles, Myrna was not able to complete high school but was able to later obtain her G.E.D.

On August 18, 1953 she was united in marriage to her first love, Raymond E. Larison at the Methodist Church in Almena, Kansas. They settled in a house he built next to his parents' home on the Larison family farm in rural Orleans, Nebraska and to this union two sons were born: Paul Raymond in 1954 and Stephen Bradley in 1959.

Myrna loved the life of a farm wife and played hostess to many family dinners. She sat on the Township Board as Secretary and worked at Bugbees in Alma, Nebraska while still continuing to support and acting as caregiver to her family at home. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002. After Raymond's passing, she moved to Holdrege.

After moving to Holdrege, she was employed at Mrs. T's, in Loomis, Nebraska for 11 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege where she was the nursery room attendant. She was always known for her loving and kind manner, who always put others first.

Besides her parents and husband; Myrna was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Kelley and Ward Delimont.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her two sons: Paul Larison of Holdrege and Stephen Larison of Gibbon, Nebraska; special daughters: Marge Cassady of Gibbon and Teresa Marcheso of Seattle, Washington; special niece, Jodi Wolfe of Hays, Kansas; sister-in-law, Maxine Larison of Stamford, Nebraska; and cousins: Jerry and Janet Ford of Lee's Summit, Missouri, and Berna Forbes of Denver, Colorado; and a host of nephews, other relatives and friends.

There will be no visitation as the family has honored Myrna's wish for cremation.

A memorial has been established in Myrna's honor and will be designated at a later date.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at

The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements.

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