Elsie Marlene Minshull, 81, of North Platte passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Linden Court.
Marlene was born on Feb. 24, 1937 to Herman Fredrick and Elsie Minnie (Ritz) Stark at Loup City. Three years later the family moved to Sutherland, where Marlene grew up and graduated from high school in 1954.
On May 27, 1954, Marlene was united in marriage to Charles Floyd Minshull in Ogallala, and they made their home in Sutherland.
Marlene later attended college and earned her BA in Education from Kearney State College in 1969. She went on to teach in Hershey, Sutherland, Ogallala and eventually at the Birdwood School until it burned down.
Marlene retired from teaching in 1992 but continued to do substitute teaching for a while and also did in-home health care.
After her husband died, Marlene moved to North Platte where she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Marlene was kind and helpful to others. She loved her family and being around children and especially enjoyed reading to her great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Lyle (Chrys) Minshull of North Platte and Cheryl (Patrick) Doyon of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Rebecca (Brandon) Jones and Derek (Amy) Minshull; great-grandchildren, Ashtyn Jones and Jaxon, Alexis and Maximus Minshull; sister-in-law, Jean Harlow White Stark of North Platte; two nieces; a nephew; and other family.
Along with her husband, Charles, Marlene was preceded in death by her son, Kirk; parents, Herman and Elsie Stark; brother, Marvin Stark; and infant sister, Ella Mae Stark.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Polly K. Deppen-Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, south of Sutherland.
Visitation will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the church or Cody Park Santa’s Workshop. Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.