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Irene Hercy, 94 - September 26, 2007


Irene Lydia Hercy, 94 , of Gothenburg, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Long Term Care.
Services were held on Wednesday at 10 am at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Burial will take place at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery.
Hercy was born on Nov. 14, 1912, to William Edwin and Maud Gertrude (Horn) Hopkins, at a home south of Farnam. She lived with her grandmother while attending school and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1930.
Following graduation, she taught as a substitute teacher for a short time.
On Oct. 3, 1942, she was united in marriage to Robert Hercy at McCook. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and was severely injured in World War II, and as a result, became a paraplegic.
Hercy and her husband moved to Des Moines, IA, were her husband could take part in the VA Medical Center.
In 1947, the couple moved to Gothenburg where she took care of her husband for the next 48 years, until his death, and she never complained about taking care of him, said family members.
?She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning and taking care of her yard as well as taking care of her husband, according to family members.
?Hercy was preceded in death by: her husband, Bob; her parents, William and Maud; a sister and eight brothers.
Survivors include: her brother, Earl Hopkins of Farnam; sisters-in-law—Alice Hopkins of Palisade, Ethel Hopkins of Baker, OR, and Betty Hopkins of Omaha; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to Gothenburg Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, 610 20th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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