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Verla Heun, 84 - August 11, 2017

Verla M. Heun, 84, of Kearney, formerly of Gothenburg, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Kearney Regional Hospital.
Services took place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Kearney Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Brian Klein officiating. Interment was conducted at 2:30 p.m. at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Heun was born May 14, 1933, at Sumner to Claris H. and Edna L. (Brittin) Triplett.
The family moved in 1938 to the rural Lexington area where she was baptized at Fairhaven Baptist Church in 1943 and attended South 17 School. She graduated in 1951 from Lexington High School and 1985 from Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte.
On July 25, 1951, she married John F. Heun at Broken Bow. He later passed away on Aug. 22, 1978.
She and her family lived in Lexington before moving to Greeley, CO, then returned to Nebraska, living in Holdrege before moving in 1961 to Gothenburg. She retired and moved to Kearney in 2002.
Heun had been employed at North Western Bell and the Clipper-Herald in Lexington, The Family Life office in North Platte and Gothenburg Memorial Hospital as well as Gothenburg Family Practice and the Gothenburg Times.
She enjoyed genealogy and had been a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She also was a member of Friendship Bible Study.
?Heun was preceded in death by: her parents, Claris and Edna; her husband, John.
?Survivors include: her three sons—David (Sherry) Heun, Steven (Karen) Heun and Michael (Jen) Heun, all of Kearney; her daughter, Karen (Mike) Struss of Prosser; 12 grandchildren—Philip (Ericka) Heun and Teresa (Wallace) Harwood, all of Kearney, Jennifer (Kayne) Musil of St. Joseph, MO, Brian (Jennie) Theesen of Hastings, Brant (Emily) Theesen of Maryland, Ryan (Karissa) Heun of Lincoln and Lindsay, Logan, Lance, Mark, Courtney and Natalie Heun, all of Kearney; great-grandchildren—Allison, Hayden, Josiah, Gabriel, Henry and Asa Heun, Hallie, Elijah, Anna, Dylan and Emma Harwood, all of Kearney, Isaiah, Keilah and Saydee Musil of St. Joseph, Reagan and Riley Theesen of Maryland, Allie Theesen of Hastings and Kaden Schnable; her sister, Marlene (Earl) Kennedy of Broken Bow; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members.
Memorials are suggested for donation to the church or donor’s choice.