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Opal Irene (Ross) Beer

Born - Thursday, July 7, 1910

Mother's Home

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Friday, April 2, 1999

Bryan Medical Center

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Buried - Tuesday, April 6, 1999

Sheridan Cemetery

Section-3   Lot-537   Row-5

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Buried - Sheridan Cemetery - Auburn, Nebraska




House in Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

House Belonged to Clyde Harrison Huey's Grandmother

Born in this House

Emma Ross - August 3, 1882

Opal Beer - July 7, 1910

John Ross - April 26, 1917

Clyde Harrison Huey - August 27, 1927





Obituary - OPAL BEER



Opal Irene Ross, daughter of William H. and Emma Miller Ross,

was born July 7, 1910 in Auburn.

One of  four children, Opal lived most of her life in the Auburn community. June 1, 1941, she married John Beer. She was a member of the

First United Methodist Church of Auburn and of the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of Sheridan cemetery Auxiliary.

Her husband died in 1982. Opal died April 2, 1999, at Bryan LGH

Medical Center in Lincoln, having reached the age of 88 years,

eight months and 24 days.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; three brothers, including Charles and Clifford, and one great-grandson, Jeffrey Huey.

Survivors are two children, Clyde Huey of Nemaha and Delores Keithley and husband Buck of Stover, Missouri; eight grandchildren;

21 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ross of Omaha and Donna Catlin of Nebraska City,

other relatives and many friends.

Services were held at Casey-Witzenburg Chapel April 6,

conducted by Rev. Jocelyn Tupper.

Pallbearers were William Genthe, Dan Gerdes, Gene Breazile,

John Birdsley, Bob Holtzman and Jack Humphrey.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Paul Scott, Floyd Carmichael

and Melvin Little.  

Interment was in Sheridan Cemetery near Auburn.




1st Husband - Russell "Buck" Harrison Huey

(Brother of  Ruth Naomi (Huey) Ross -Wife of John William Ross

Born - Saturday, September 15, 1906

Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - Saturday, July 4, 1925

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Tuesday, May 1,1984

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska

Buried - Sheridan Cemetery

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Section-3  Lot-537  Row-5

Father - John Alfred Huey

Born - May 10, 1864 - Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa

Died -October 1932 - Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Mother - Nancy Victoria (McCormic) Huey

Born - May 12,1878  - Roanoke County, Virginia

Died - January 27, 1963 -Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska



2nd Husband - John McCarthy Beer

Born - Sunday, May 7, 1905

Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas

Married - Sunday, June 1, 1941

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - Tuesday, March 23, 1982

Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn,

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Burial - Friday, March 26, 1982

Sheridan Cemetery, Auburn,

Nemaha County, Nebraska

Father - John Beer

Born - June1871 - Texas

Mother - Sarah J. (McCathy) Beer

Born - January 1876 - Texas




Obituary - John BEER


John Beer, son of John and Sarah J. McCarthy Beer, was born on

May 7, 1905 at Wichita Falls, Texas.

He received his education at Wichita Falls and grew to manhood in that community. On June 1, 1941, he was united in marriage to Opal Ross.

John was an ironworker for most of his life.

He had been ill with cancer for one year and passed away at the

Nemaha County Hospital on March 23, 1982.

He had reached the age of 76 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Opal of Auburn; son Clyde Huey of Nemaha, daughter, Mrs. Lester (Dolores) Keithley of Kansas City, Kansas,

 eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, 

Mrs. Pauline Phillips of Cold Spring, Texas, Mrs. Fern Moody

and Mrs. Bernice Counts of Wichita Falls, Texas,

 one brother, Mike Beer of Livingston, Texas; aunt Flossie Beer

of Lamar, Missouri; nieces and nephews; cousins and many friends

Honorary pallbearers: Ed Huey, Rusty Ruby, Phil Palmer,

Melvin Little and Tom Whitaker.

Casket Bearers: Nelson Hill, Loyal Beard, Muril Breazile,

Gene Breazile, John Birdsley and Bob Holtzman.

Assisting with flowers: Mrs. Eunice Oakley and Mrs. Viola Ruby.

Songs featuring the voice of Merriall Womach: "In the Garden"

and "Beyond the Sunset." Clergyman: Rev. J. B. Choate.

Funeral services held at Casey-Witzenburg Funeral Chapel,

 March 26, 1982 at 2:00 p. m.

Burial was in Sheridan Cemetery. .





Son - Clyde Harrison Huey

Born - August 29, 1927


Daughter - Delores Irene (Huey) Keithley

Born - February 30, 1930



Brother - Charles William Ross

Born - July 31, 1902


Brother - Clifford August Ross

Born -February 3, 1908


Brother - John William Ross

Born - April 26, 1917



Father - William Harrison Ross

Mother - Emma (Muller) Ross






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