Jan 20, 2020 5:11 PM

Richard "Rick" Earhart (1947 - 2020)

Posted Jan 20, 2020 5:11 PM

Richard "Rick" Earhart, age 72, of Moorefield, Nebraska, died January 17, 2020 of natural causes at his home in Moorefield, Nebraska.

Rick was born on August 9, 1947 at home in Moorefield, Nebraska to Leonard "Neil" and Carrie (Fenton) Earhart.  He grew up in Moorefield and attended grade school there.  He attended and graduated High School in Farnam, Nebraska.  Following High School, Rick entered the U.S. Navy where he served his country for four years.  Following his time in the Navy, he moved back to Frontier County, Nebraska living in Eustis, Maywood and Stockville before remodeling and moving back to his childhood home in Moorefield.

Rick married Gladys Crawford in 1971.  He worked for Frontier County Roads Department for many years where he took great pride in the roads he cared for.  He truly enjoyed grading roads and prided himself to make them the best they could be.  Rick was a jack of all trades and could fix anything.  If he didn't have a tool for something, he would just make one.  Rick enjoyed mowing and working on small engines.  He didn't like to ask for help and would find a way to do projects by himself.  Rick enjoyed fishing, even when they weren't biting.

He is survived by his son Scott (Amber) Earhart of Kearney, Nebraska; his daughter Darla (Steve) Walther of Stockville Nebraska; four grandchildren Jordan, Jace, Jade and Jessi; great-granddaughter Rayleigh; four siblings Linda (Burt) Knepp of North Platte, Nebraska, Roger (Juanita) Earhart of Eustis, Nebraska, Donnie Earhart of Lexington, Nebraska, and Kathy (James) Moore of Gibbon, Nebraska; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Landy Earhart and Tony Earhart.

Funeral services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 Tenth Street, Gothenburg, Nebraska on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in the Moorefield Cemetery, Moorefield, Nebraska.  

Memorials may be given to the Moorefield Cemetery, Moorefield, Nebraska 69039.

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Ruth L. Farmer (1932 - 2020)
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Ruth L. Farmer, age 87, of Sutherland, Nebraska died on January 16, 2020 at home.  She was born on April 30, 1932 to William and Elizabeth (Vogel) Leonhardt, the youngest of nine children.  She attended country school and graduated from Sutherland High School with the Class of 1950.

She married Lloyd Charles Farmer on January 20, 1951 and unto this union two children were born, daughter Roslyn Kaye and son Lemoyne Charles.  Ruth worked side by side with Lloyd and cooked for hired men at several ranches, including The Spade, Tin Camp, Wild Horse Creek, Pawnee Springs, and their own beloved Birdwood Creek.  Ruth was "Ranchy"! 

She loved volunteering at her church and The Thrift Connection.  She also timed for Sutherland Rodeo for many years.

Survivors include her children, Roslyn (Jim) Shaffer and Lemoyne (Sara) Farmer; grandchildren Kyleen (Patrick) Stokey, Jay (Tara) McFadden, Leah (Jamie) Carlyle, Christian (Ceara) Farmer, and Landon Farmer; great grandchildren Weston, Kaley and Kaine Stokey, Kalena (Austin) Wheeler, Lane and Josey McFadden, Heaven and Riggin Hutchison, Creed Carlyle, and Elijah Farmer; her sister June Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth; her husband, Lloyd; brothers Virgil, Bill, Ray, Jerry, Bud and Dale; and a sister, Laverne.

Memorials may be made in her name and online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at the Sutherland United Methodist Church, 631 Pine Street in Sutherland, Nebraska with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating.  Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska at 1:00 p.m.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.