James Wayne Braum

James Wayne Braum

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — James Wayne Braum, 63, passed away May 13, 2018.Survivors include: his wife, Monica Lynn Jarrell-Braum; children, Ashleigh Anne Braum-Lilley, Kristina Nicole Braum, Julia Anne Nicole Braum Newton, and Jeffrey Wayne Braum; grandchildren, Mallorie Shannon Lilley, Hunter Steven

Rhonda Hyman

Rhonda Hyman

MARION — Rhonda Hyman, 61, formerly of Smith Center, passed away Tuesday May 15, 2018, at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. She was a retired city clerk for the City of Smith Center. Survivors include: daughter, Jessica Bowman of Hillsboro; sister, Christina Muhsmann

Merle Bruner

Merle Bruner

MARION — Merle Bruner, 84, passed Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Marion Assisted Living. Merle was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Hillsboro, to Cecil and Vergie (Westerman) Bruner. He and Nova Bredemeier were married in 1956. Merle was a diesel

Erma Howell

Erma Howell

Erma Howell, 90, Phillipsburg, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at Phillips County Hospital, Phillipsburg.She was born April 11, 1928, in Minden, Neb., to Elmer and Etta (Griffin) Smith.She married Jerry Howell on Aug. 27, 1947, in Kearney, Neb. He preceded