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Carol Harris

1921 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Carol Harris Obituary
Carol E. Harris, 92, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Devonshire Acres Nursing Home. Visitation will be Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home with Pastor Ben Hackbarth officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Carol was born August 23, 1921 in Potter, NE to Warren Dewey (W.D.) and Kate Lydia (Herboldsheimer) Mathewson. She grew up in the Potter area and graduated from Potter High School in 1939. She continued her education at the School of Nursing in Scottsbluff, NE in 1942. Carol worked as a registered nurse at Sidney's Taylor Hospital and Sterling's Logan County Hospital. She later retired from nursing in 1961. Carol married Jim Rezac on June 23, 1943 in Wilber, NE. They adopted a daughter Charyn in 1946. Carol and Jim divorced in 1958. She married Bill Harris on April 12, 1961 in Potter, NE and they later divorced. She was a member of the Sterling Foursquare Church in Sterling, enjoyed crocheting, reading, puzzles of all kinds and bird watching. Carol is survived by her daughter, Charyn Betka and husband Rich of Aurora, CO; two brothers, Rodney Mathewson and wife Arlene of Sidney, NE and Max Mathewson and wife Emma of Sterling; sister-in-law, Shirley Mathewson of Sidney, NE and brother-in-law, Dale McKinney of Sidney, NE. She is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews; step-son Larry Harris and wife Deb of Iliff; one step-grandson and one step-granddaughter; special friends, Winona Hanna and husband John of Sterling and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Leota; brother, Wendel; both husbands and one step-granddaughter. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Devonshire Acres Bird Feeder Fund or a . Chaney-Reager Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Journal Advocate from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2014
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