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Joyce Cunning, 85 - March 18, 2015

Joyce Margie Cunning, 85, of Gothenburg died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services took place at the First Presbyterian Church of Gothenburg on Monday, March 23, with the Revs. David and Jill Boyd officiating. Interment was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Cunning was born May 14, 1929, at Julesburg, CO, daughter of Joy and Margy (Miller) Rothrock.
She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High with the Class of 1947.
On Oct. 3, 1947, she married Francis Marion “John” Cunning at Gothenburg. To this union, three children were born.
Cunning spent numerous years babysitting and was employed as a cook at Gothenburg Public Schools and Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
She treasured the time she spent with her family and always had a soft spot in her heart for children, according to family members. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Cunning was a member of the Gothenburg First Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.
?She was preceded in death by: her husband, Francis; a daughter, Linda; a son, Johnnie; her parents, Joy and Margy.
?Survivors include: her son, Michael (Brenda) Cunning of North Platte; five granddaughters—Heather Cunning, Brandy (Ty) Persoma, Amber (Dustin) Smith, Chelsea (Josh) Hamilton and Jessica (Tucker) Shuler; great-grandchildren—Dillon, Jayden, Augustyn, Nathan, Colton, Trevon, Boelen, Bridger, Carly, Kennedy, Hudson, Presley, and Brooks; daughter-in-law, Beth Cunning; sister-in-law, Eileen Cunning; a brother, James Rothrock; sister, Jacqueline Frandsen; nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave., P.O. Box 194, Gothenburg, NE 69138, and Order of Eastern Star, 711 West 13th St., Cozad, NE 69130.