Cleona D. Douglas, 83, of Ogallala passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

Cleona was born May 6, 1934, at Denmark, Neb. to Ralph and Irene (Thomsen) Gutherless. She graduated from Maxwell High School with the class of 1952.

Shortly after graduation, Cleona married Reinhold Heil; the couple made their home south of North Platte, and their union was blessed with two children, Randy and Roxie. Reinhold passed away in 1985.

Cleona would eventually marry Pete Norman Douglas in 1987, and they made their home in North Platte. In 2013, Cleona moved to Ogallala to be closer to her family.

Cleona was active in the VFW and the Cootie Club. For many years, Cleona helped plan the VFW sponsored Easter egg hunt at Cody Park. She loved gardening, sewing, canning, playing cards, as well as crossword and jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include her children, Randy (Ellen) Heil of North Platte, Roxie (Neil) Breece of Ogallala; grandchildren, R.C. (Christian) Heil and Michael (Stephanie) Heil, both of North Platte, Amanda (Adam) Peters of Ogallala, Lyndsey (Cody) Phillips of Hastings, Mandy Breece (special friend, Clay Fraser) of Brule, and Jase Breece (special friend, Lindsey) of Lincoln; sisters, Lucille Meyer of Scottsbluff and Eunice Masters and Bunny (Floyd) Bokoskie, both of North Platte; sister-in-law, Kate Wingett; brother-in-law, Dale (Carol) Douglas of North Platte; and other family.

Cleona was preceded in death by her parents; and both of her husbands.

Graveside inurnment services will be held on Friday, March 16 at 1 p.m. at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the North Platte VFW in Cleona’s memory. Condolences may be shared at