Created: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 02:59:00 CST
Updated: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 03:01:04 CST
Funeral services for Mary E. Gillming of North Platte formerley of Broken Bow will be held Thursday September 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Todd Karges and Pastor Gene Goben officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.Visitation will be Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother
Mary Ellen Andersen Gillming age 72 of North Platte formerly of Broken Bow passed away Saturday September 21, 2013 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
Mary Ellen Andersen Gillming was born December 21, 1940 to Frank and Eva (Schmitz) Loeffelholz at Kearney, Nebraska. Mary grew up in the Kearney, Riverdale, Amherst area where she attended country school as well as the Hopewell Country School graduating from Kearney High School in 1959.
Mary left home and married Don Barta in June of 1959 and to this marriage five children were born Alice, James, Thomas, Darlene and Dianna. While Mary was raising her children she worked at the Ordinance Plant in Grand Island and Becton Dickinson in Broken Bow. In 1970 she moved to Broken Bow and married Alfred Chris Andersen. He had three children Edward, Daniel and Dorothy. While living in Broken Bow she worked at Master Cleaners, Sandhills Manor, Broken Bow Wholesale, Daylight Donut Shop, Custer School, Melham Medical Center and Casey’s. She also did sewing and alterations for people in the community as well as for Cinderella Shop and J.M. McDonalds. Mary and Chris managed the Omaha World Herald in the area where all eight of their children had a paper route. At times Mary would hold down two jobs to help support her family.
Chris passed away in December of 1986. Mary continued to work and live in Broken Bow where she retired in 1998. In 2005 she met and married Richard Gillming and moved to North Platte where he had two children Brenda and Mark.
Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and her many friends. She also enjoyed playing cards, domino’s, chicken foot, bowling, sewing, crocheting, canning, helping with 4-H projects, camping and fishing. She loved cooking for her family and trying new and different recipes.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Mary is survived by her husband Richard of North Platte; sons James Barta of Broken Bow; Thomas Barta of Nenzel, NE; Edward Andersen of San Antonio, TX; daughters, Alice (Rollin) Tobey of Kearney; Darlene Barrera of Long Beach, CA.; Dianna (Kenneth) Berns of Broken Bow; Dorothy (Mike) Andersen of Junction City, KS; daughter in law Donna Andersen of North Platte; grandchildren, Zachary (SallyJo) Barta of Cody, NE; Cora and Dillon Barta of Nenzel, NE; James, Jordan (Shantel) Barta all of Broken Bow; Lizbeth (Gabriel), Brittney, Nathan all of Huntington Beach, CA; Jacob Berns of Broken Bow, Kayla Berns (Brian) of Hastings; Joshua and Andrew Andersen of Junction City, KS, Leah and John Edward Andersen of San Antonio, TX; great grandchildren, Gavin, Jozelyn, Korbon, Navia, Brylee, Qualea, Leyton. Step children Brenda (Mike) Veith of North Platte; Mark (Amy) Gillming of Goodland, KS; five step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren.