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Shirley Brittenham, 82 - May 11, 2016

Shirley Ann Brittenham, 82, of Gothenburg passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services took place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell on Tuesday, May 17, with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating.
Brittenham was born July 22, 1933, at Ingham, daughter of Reuben and Eva (Callahan) Johnson, the youngest of four daughters. She grew up north of Moorefield and attended Jeffery Queens School south of Brady.
She graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis in 1951, and was employed at McDonald State Bank in North Platte until her marriage.
On Dec. 31, 1953, she was united in marriage to Eldon Brittenham. To this union, three sons were born.
Brittenham and her family moved to Cozad in 1963, later moving to the family homestead at Moorefield in 1973 where her husband bought his father’s cows and land and began to manage the family homestead.
She spent her life as a busy farm wife and mother, enjoying cooking meals from scratch, spending time in her garden and researching family genealogy, according to family members.
?Brittenham was preceded in death by: her parents, Reuben and Eva; her husband, Eldon; two sisters—Lorene Hoaglund and Darlene Brittenham.
?Survivors include: her three sons—Dale (Vivian Koch) Brittenham of Lincoln, Rick (Cathy) Brittenham of North Platte and Lynn (Missy) Brittenham of Moorefield; six grandsons—Jeff (Becky) Brittenham, Erik Brittenham, Evan (Beth) Brittenham, Seth (Amanda) Brittenham, Austin (Lonna) Brittenham and Jacob Brittenham; three granddaughters—Leslie (Michael) Brestel, Becka (Jaryd Cabriles) Brittenham and Holly Brittenham; four great-grandsons—Cameron, Nathan, Jett and Roland; two great-granddaughters—Chloe and Claire; a sister, LaVawn Rowson of Fulton, MO; sister-in-law, Maxine Brittenham of North Platte.
Memorials are suggested to the Callahan Oncology Center, P.O. Box 1167, North Platte, NE 69103.