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Merna Lee Wester

Megrue-Price Funeral Home

Superior, NE


Merna Lee Wester, 88, of Superior, Nebraska died December 3, 2013 in Beatrice, Nebraska.

She was born July 27, 1925 in Barnard, Kansas, the daughter of Ward and Velma (Tromble) Pruitt.

She attended Rocky Point and Star grade school as well as Barnard High School. On December 25, 1942 she married Darrell Wester from Shelbina, Missouri. Three sons were born to this union: Gene, Steve, and Bill. After a short leave to give birth to their first son, she returned to high school and graduated with the class of 1945.

During their first decade of marriage Darrell and Merna Lee farmed near Barnard. In 1953 they bought and moved to a farm near Burr Oak, KS. After the marriage ended in divorce, Merna Lee moved to Superior, NE in 1965.

Merna Lee was a devoted mother, generous friend, and involved citizen. She openly and regularly shared her faith, time, energy, and possessions. She was active in church and community activities. Over the years she was active in the Barnard Baptist Church, Northbranch Friends Church, Burr Oak Christian Church, and the Superior Baptist Church. She was a member of the West Walnut Home Extension Club.

She enjoyed her family, home, animals, trees, friends, and travel. A loyal and loving daughter, she took care of her father during the last eight and a half years of his life as he gradually succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimers disease.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Paul Pruitt, and a son, Bill Wester.

She is survived by:
Sister: Sue Gustafson, Concordia, KS
Sons: Gene Wester, Pasadena, CA; Steve Wester and wife Cindy, Beatrice, NE
Grandchildren: Janice Wester and David Wester, Sycamore, IL, Karen Wester, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Andy Wester and Josh Wester, Omaha, NE, Shannon Wester, Chadron, NE
Six great-grandchildren, other relatives, and a host of friends

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00 am at Megrue-Price Funeral Home with the Rev. Floyd Richardson officiating.

Burial will follow at 3:00 pm at the Fairview Cemetery, Saltville, Kansas.

Visitation will be on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 1-8 pm and Monday, December 9, 2013 from 9-8 pm with the family present to greet friends from 5:30-7:30 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church.

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