Wauneta J. Hendrickson

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Wauneta J. Hendrickson, 91, Kearney passed away Tuesday October 22, 2013 at the Mother Hull Home in Kearney. She was born May 21, 1922 in Burchard to Clarence and Ethel (Van Note) Gartner. She graduated from  Burchard High School in 1940. In 1942 she married Merle Monasmith and had a daughter Sally. They lived in Big Springs where they owned and operated the IGA grocery store. They moved to Kearney in July 1963. They  were married 35 years when he passed away on January 1, 1977. She married Nelson Miner on December 22, 1977 in Kankakee, IL. He died in 1980. She returned to Kearney in 1981. On December 14, 1987 she married   Oren Hendrickson in Alma, NE. They lived in Kearney and she worked at the Kearney State College in food service. Oren passed away October 25, 2010. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Ladies Orienta Shrine of North America and Naomi Rebekah Lodge 12. Wauneta enjoyed gardening, shopping and crocheting.  In addition to her husbands, she is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers and two sisters.  Survivors include her daughter, Sally Rice and husband Connelley of Kearney; grandchildren, Amy Rice of Minneapolis and Jared Rice and his fiancée Meghan Wood of Epworth, Iowa, great grandson Brody Rice of Epworth, sister Bonnie Kuhnel of Crete, stepsons, Tom Monasmith and wife Ellen of Broomfield, CO and Ron Hendrickson and his wife Deb and Don Hendrickson all of Kearney, three step-grandsons, eight step-grandchildren and  several nieces and nephews. Services were at 10:30 Monday, October 28, 2013 at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Home with visitation one hour before service at funeral home. Services with the Rev. Stan Murdoch officiating, burial was in  the Kearney cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later 
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