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Al Thrasher Dies

Al Thrasher, 89 years of age, died Sunday morning in a care home in Gothenburg, where he had been the past few months for [?] treatment.

Al had been a resident of Farnam for several years and was formerly a section foreman for the Burlington railroad. He was taken to a care home after a long sickness at home and when it became almost [?] [?] to care for him here.

Funeral services were held at the Farnam Methodist church yesterday, with Rev. B. H. Hart officiating and burial was in the Farnam cemetery under the supervision of the McVay Funeral Home.

Obituary next week.

The Farnam Press 16(16):1, Thursday, 12 January 1956

Alfred B. Thrasher

Alfred Bailey Thrasher was born in Marion, Indiana, October 11, 1867, and passed away at the Slack Nursing Home in Gothenburg, Nebraska, at the age of 89 years, 2 months, and 28 days.

He lived most of his life in the Farnam community. His parents, John and Susan Thrasher and family moved to Mascot, Nebraska, in 1885. He was united in marriage to Priscilla Jackson on September 19, 1888. To this union were born five children. Two sons and his wife preceded him in death. Those left to mourn his passing are his wife Mary Thrasher; two daughters, Velma Blackwood of Denver, Colorado, Lois Gish of Cupertino, California, and one son, Robert Thrasher of Kearney, Nebraska. Three grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Farnam, Wednesday, January 11, 1956. Rev. B. H. Hart officiated. Interment in the Farnam Cemetery with the McVay Funeral Home in charge.

Music was furnished by Mrs. Audrey Kotschwar, Mrs. Deloris Nickerson and Mrs. Doris Smith.

Pallbearers were O. L. Hudson, Ralph Parker, Claude Clement, E. B. Lewis, Hugo Blomquist, and Burr Parker.


We wish to take this means of thanking all our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness during the illness of our beloved husband and father.

We sincerely thank those who helped with the music, floral and memorial offerings, also those who prepared and served the food at our home.

   Mrs. Mary Thrasher
   Mr. and Mrs. Bob Thrasher
   Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Blackwood
   Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gish
   Mrs. Vera Thrasher Williams
   Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Reery
   Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin
   Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin

The Farnam Press 16(17):1 Thursday, 19 January 1956

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