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Bill Moomey dies at 89 years old his funeral was today

February 23, 2013
OMAHA – William R. “Bill” Moomey, 89, of Kearney died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin Holloway officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. at Jewell Cemetery west of Sumner with military honors by Sumner American Legion Post 41 and the Nebraska National Guard Military Honors Team. 

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney and before services Friday at the church. 

He was born Sept. 29, 1923, at Gresham in York County to Norman and Effie “Burneice” (Robertson) Moomey. 

On Aug. 28, 1946, he married Doris Johnson in Lexington. 

Survivors include his wife; sons, Randy Moomey and his wife, Sherrie, of Beaverton, Ore., Rick Moomey and his wife, Kathy, of Sumner, Tim Moomey and his wife, Sue, of Holdrege and Dan Moomey and his wife, Jodee, of Omaha; daughter, Barbara Shelden and her husband, Randy, of York; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sister, Alvertus Warren of Kearney. 

He grew up in Overton and graduated from Overton High School in 1941 then attended the National Business Institute in Lincoln. He worked at the air base in Lincoln then at the air base in Ainsworth. He then worked at the Douglas Aircraft Assembly Plant in Oklahoma City and then at the air base in Garden City, Kan. 

He was a veteran of World War II and served in the U.S. Army. He served from May 1943 to April 1946 in the 66th Division’s 262nd Infantry and was stationed in France.

He then attended Kearney State College and later the St. Louis College of Mortuary Science. He worked in the funeral business in Lexington for Pfieffer Funeral Home and then assisted at Romatzke Funeral Home in Overton. 

He farmed at the family farm west of Sumner then moved to Kearney in 1970 and sold Farm Bureau Insurance until 1982. He was an independent insurance agent until he retired in 2003. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kearney and Kearney American Legion Post 52. 

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Claudia Moomey in 1950; and brother, Mervil Moomey. 

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or the Jewell Cemetery Association. 

Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a message of condolence, tribute or memory.

Published in Kearney Hub on February 21, 2013
 
 
 

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