Myra Gene Mowry, 82, Morrill

Myra Gene Mowry, 82, of Morrill, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Heritage Estates in Gering. Myra had always requested a graveside service but because of the cold weather, her funeral service will be held at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 with Pastor Rich Reisig officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Myra asked for things to be simple and she wanted a single red rose from Ken and she also asked that in lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Pine Haven Christian Children's Home in St. Ignatius, Mt. and the Henry Methodist Church. Friends may call at the funeral home between 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Monday.
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Myra was born July 17, 1931 in Mitchell, NE to DeVan and Sadie (Bibbey) Wheeler. She grew up in Mitchell and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1950. In 1952 her family moved to Morrill, NE and established an upholstery shop in 1977. Myra was married to Linc Harriger in 1954 and divorced in 1968. She then married Kenneth Mowry May 4, 1974. Myra never had any children of her own but loved and nurtured many children and adults throughout her life.

Myra lived at her home on West Charles Street in Morrill until she was hospitalized. She lived a very independent life and embraced whatever came in her direction. She raised many different animals throughout her life but she loved her sheep. She loved them so much that she named them and said "They took care of me all these years I will take care of them until they die." She also loved dogs and cats. She never turned her back on a sick animal and did her best to nurse them and care for them. She also was a firm believer in spay and neutering.

Myra is survived by her first cousins Frankie Slates, Buffalo, WY, Mary Ann (Bibbey)Cready, Colorado Charles Bibbey, Bayard, NE and John Bibbey, California, other family members and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ken, her parents and one brotherIrvin Wheeler.

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