Howard E. Bebb

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Howard E. Bebb

  • Birth 14 Nov 1934 Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 7 Sep 2011 Kearney, Buffalo County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 76244982

Howard E. Bebb, 76, of Kearney died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital. Howard was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Norton to Raymond and Arietta (Trotter) Bebb.

On May 21, 1955, he married Claryce Foster in Norton. She died in January 2011.

Survivors are: son, William "Bill" Bebb and his wife, Reesa, of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Monica Bebb of Lenora, Kan.; sister, Sandra Tuller and her husband, Garry, of Hill City, Kan.; grandchildren, Jeremy Webster and his wife, Celeste, Erik and his wife, Hannah, Jamie and his wife, Jillian, Josie, Jared, Jordan, Jonas and Jesse Bebb, Gavyn Reier, Justin and his wife, Megan, and Stephen and Zane Bebb; great-grandchildren, Abby Bebb and Tanner, Alexxys, Kaleb and Owen Webster; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

His mother died at a young age, and he and his sisters were raised by their father and his second wife, Irene.

Howard graduated from Almena (Kan.) High School in 1953. Howard served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961, then served four years in the Reserve. Upon his discharge from the Air Force, he and his family returned to Norton.

Howard was a hard-working man of many talents, which he used in a variety of jobs throughout his lifetime. These included fire chief, maintenance superintendent, owner/operator of a service station, electrician, plumber and carpenter. Toward the end of his career, he was employed by Eaton Corp. in Kearney and then had been a rural newspaper carrier with his wife.

Howard enjoyed fishing, rock collecting, spending time in the mountains, restoring bicycles, fixing just about anything, helping others and spending time with his family. He was a loving husband and father, a kind-hearted man with a witty sense of humor.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his sons, Albert and Charles, and sisters, Jane and Karen.

Burial of cremains was in Norton, KS.

Published in Kearney Hub on September 9, 2011

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  • Created by: CPR
  • Added: 9 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 76244982
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Howard E. Bebb (14 Nov 1934–7 Sep 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 76244982, citing Norton Cemetery, Norton, Norton County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by CPR (contributor 46798335) .