Maurice Eugene Withers, 77, of North Platte, died unexpectedly at home on December 11, 2019.
Maurice was born October 27, 1942, to Elton and Anna Marie Withers at Holdrege, Nebraska, and grew up in Smithfield. He attended school in Elwood then went to work as an over-the-road truck driver, eventually moving to North Platte. In the mid 80's Maurice went to work for the city as a heavy equipment operator and worked until retiring. To keep busy, Maurice then worked for a private contractor maintaining the rest areas along Interstate 80, primarily at Sutherland.
Maurice married Joan 'Jo' Marie Jolliffe Conway and they made their home in North Platte. Maurice was a member of the Eagles Aeries #2839 and V.F.W. He loved fishing, camping and going to auctions.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo, and parents, Elton and Anna.
Maurice is survived by his son, Steven Withers, of Joplin, Missouri; daughter, Susan Withers, of Grand Island; stepsons, Kelley Conway, of North Platte and Chris (Dana) Conway, of St. Paul, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Mark Jolliffe (Brenda Clement) of North Platte; sisters-in-law, Judy (Roy) Brooks, of Orcutt, California, Debbie (Martin) Williams, of Hastings and Kim Walker, of Ogallala; granddaughters, Shelby and Casey; step grandson, Steven Conway; as well as other family.
Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Life will be at a later date. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.