Maryane Kemp

Anyone who ever met Maryane over the course of her 96 years knew instantly that they were in the company of someone who loved life and everybody she met.

She was born in rural Nebraska to Louis and Hazel Nielsen on Feb.16, 1924. The family – soon to grow with the addition of Maryane’s sister, Lois, and brother, Merle – lived in a sod house in Madrid and later moved to Benkelman where Maryane graduated from high school. She then moved to Grand Island where she graduated from business college.

In 1943, the . . .