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Harry William Adkisson

Harry William Adkisson, twin son of John and Mabel Adkisson was born July 6, 1912 on a farm south of Farnam in Frontier County. He passed away at his home in Hastings Friday, August 30, 1985. He was 73.

Harry received his education at Mt. Hope School and grew to manhood on the family farm south of Farnam. During his early working career, he was engaged in trucking and became well acquainted over a wide area, of which he made many lasting friends.

March 7, 1949, he married Flossie A Mak in Reno, Nev. They lived one year in Colorado, then moved to Farnam where they ran a business until 1952 when they moved to Hastings. He was foreman at Western Land Roller until his health forced him to quit working, December 1965.

Harry showed great strength and courage during his very extended illness. His family was very important and he enjoyed being with them.

His mother, father, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Flossie, twin brother, Harold of Farnam; four sisters, Stella Lehman, Zella Messersmith of Farnam; Lula Stapp, Cambridge; Hazel Lilyhorn, Holdrege; many nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1985 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at Farnam with clergyman Rev. Robert Wigert officiating. Music was furnished by Pansy Peirsol, Tom Oberg, and Donna Hazen.

Casket bearers were Keith Messersmith, Ken Adkisson, Ron Adkisson, Raymond Tillotson, Carl Johnson and Larry Adkisson.

Honorary bearers were Roger Goltl, Tom Vickers, Louis Mak, Russ Wilcox, Doug Adkisson, Danny Grim, and Scott Adkisson.

Interment was at the Farnam cemetery.

THE FREE PRESS, Cozad, Dawson county, Nebraska.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1985, page 4.


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