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Rex Ardell Oman

Rex Ardell Oman, 74, died July 30, 1993, at Steamboat Springs, Colo., while on vacation.

He was born April 27, 1919, at Buzzard Roost, south of Brady, to Albert Eric and Eva Tamer Clement Oman. In 1923, his family moved to Farnam, where he graduated from Farnam High School. He moved to North Platte in 1938 and worked at Dryden Drug. He worked at J.C. Penney Co. 1940-42, when he went into the United States Army, Armored Division. He later transferred into the Army Air Force and took navigator’s school at Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn., and was discharged in 1946. He married Opale Louise Smith Sept. 6, 1942, at North Platte.

After his discharge, Mr. Oman worked for J.C. Penney in North Platte. In 1949, he went into the retail grocery business, running Oman’s Market until 1955. He worked for Urly Talbert Co., a wholesale grocery supplier, from 1955-1981, when he retired.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and sports enthusiast. He was a member of Prairie Lake Boat Club, First Christian Church and the 99 Men’s Bible Class, the Noel C. Donegan Post 1504 of the VFW, the P.R. Halligan Post 163 of the Amerian Legion and B.P.O. Elks No. 985.

Survivors are his daughter, Debbie S. Oman of Lincoln; four cousins; three nephews; and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his wife in May 1992; a brother, Raymond; and a sister Ethel May Oman.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Howard E. Grant, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the North Platte Cemetery.



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