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Mary L. Korte

Mary L. Korte

Sept. 17, 1924-Nov. 27, 2018

Mary L. Korte, 94, formerly of Broken Bow, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Columbus Community Hospital.

Funeral services for Mary will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Matt Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the Broken Bow Township Cemetery south of Broken Bow. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, with family greeting from 5-7 p.m. at the Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Mary was born Sept. 17, 1924, in McCook, to Joseph Franklin and Kathryn (Phillips) Downs. Mary graduated in 1942 from McCook High School, then went on to and graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Denver, in 1945. On June 16, 1946, Mary was united in marriage to Virgil Korte. To this union a son, Don, and daughter, Susan, were born.

Mary was an RN for the hospital in Broken Bow, serving as director of Nursing. She supervised the hospital move from the Carothers Hospital to the Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center. Mary was very involved in helping with the design of the Jennie M Melham Memorial Medical Center. She enjoyed antiquing and carnival glass. Mary was very active in “Custer's Last Stitch” when living in the Broken Bow area, then the Lincoln and Columbus Quilt Guilds.

Mary is survived by her son Don (Susan) Korte of Columbus; daughter Susan (Hal) Dumas III of Visalia, California; four grandchildren, Katie (Mark) Petro of Sherman Oaks, California, Alex (Paulina) Dumas of Glendale, California, Trevor Korte of Columbus, Andrew (Jillian) Korte of Goodland, Kansas; sister, Ileen Lenhart of Hastings; and one great-granddaughter, Scarlett Korte.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Virgil; parents, Franklin and Kathryn; and four sisters, Elizabeth, Roberta, Jody, and Helen.

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