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Sharon Ann McMichael, 70 - August 11, 2011

Sharon Ann McMichael, 70, of Gothenburg died peacefully Aug. 11, 2011, at her home in Gothenburg with her family close by following a brief battle with cancer.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with the family present from 5-8 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the American Lutheran Church with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating.
Interment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
McMichael was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Gothenburg, the daughter of Andy Jackson Hite and Amanda Marie Hite.
She grew up in Gothenburg and attended schools here. She married Meryl McMichael on May 15, 1957, at the home of Rev. Hart in Eustis. Three children were born to this family: Kenneth Eugene, Kevin Lee and Lynnette Kay.
The family lived in Farnam from 1957 to 1961, Kennedy from 1961-1962; Maxwell from 1962-1968 and then settled back in Gothenburg in 1969.
McMichael enjoyed sewing, flowers and gardening, spending time with her children and grandchildren. She liked classic and old time country music, cake decorating and collecting.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; four brothers—Jasper, Dale, George and Stan Hite; a sister, Rose Ramsey.
Survivors include: her husband, Meryl “Mick” McMichael of Gothenburg; two sons—Kenneth (Tammy) McMichael of Gothenburg and Kevin McMichael of Holdrege; a daughter, Lynnette McMichael of Kearney; a sister, Gladys Hudson of Gothenburg; nine grandchildren—Emily McMichael, Amanda McMichael, Blayr McMichael, Kevin Meryl McMichael, Teran Andrew McMichael, Christopher Kobza, Alex Parker, Gavin McMichael (KC Stear), Alexander Maiwaldt; mother-in-law, Ora McMichael of Farnam; sister-in-law Janet Steuerwald of Farnam; many extended family, nieces, nephews.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, Heartland Division, Omaha, NE 68114.