Edythe “Edy” Garner, 91, passed away at her home in Broken Bow, Nebraska on Sunday, April 29th. A ‘Celebration of Life’ gathering will be held for family and friends on Saturday, May 5th, between 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Veterans Memorial Building in Broken Bow, NE. Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Edythe was born on January 22, 1927, near Irwin, Nebraska to Henry and Martha Hathorn. She grew up on their family ranch along with 3 sisters and 3 brothers. She married Nyal Garner in 1943 and to this marriage, 6 children were born: Shirley, Jim, Sherry, Lynda, Monte, and Debbie. She took great pride in the fact that she had 15 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren.
Edythe spent a big part of her life as a cook at Lakeside, Nebraska on the ranch where she and Nyal raised their family. In 1972 she moved to Alliance where she worked as a clerk at Haywards Open Range Western Store and H&R Block. In 2012 she moved to Broken Bow.
Edythe is survived by her daughters, Shirley Herman of Belfry, MT and Deb Boyd of Callaway, NE, her sister, Hazel Musfelt of Gordon, NE, and her many wonderful grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons Jim and Monte, two daughters, Sherry Oliver and Lynda Steffen, two grandsons, Brad Herman and Dever Herman and a special friend, Don Herian.