Happy V. Greathouse, 75, Harrisburg

Happy V. Greathouse, 75, of Harrisburg, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Cheyenne Medical Center in Cheyenne.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Memorial Evangelical Free Church in Gering with Pastor Brad Kilthau officiating. Interment will be held at Chalk Creek Cemetery in Banner County. A memorial has been established to Banner County Historical Society. Friends may call at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel between 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday.

Happy was born March 30, 1938 in Scottsbluff, NE to Earl J. and Eva Jane (Samuelson) Whipple. She grew up in Banner County and Gering graduating from Gering High School in 1956. She attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She married Richard D. Greathouse December 22, 1957 in Scottsbluff. They lived most of their lives in Banner County.

Happy loved sewing and was a 4-H leader for over twenty-five years. She was a member of the Cow Belles , Banner County Historical Society and the Community Church of Christ in Bayard.

Survivors include her daughters: Heidi Madigan, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jill (Jeff) Kulp, Arnold, NE, Melody (John) Hiebert, Tuttle, OK, Trina Greathouse, Omaha, NE, Amber (Thomas) Koles, Omaha, NE and Mandie (Rich) Larson, Bayard, NE, 17 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and niece and nephew Krystal Phillips and Kevin Feil.

She was preceded in death by her husband Richard, parents and sister Val Jean Feil.

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