Arapahoe, Nebraska

Rachel L. Mues, age 98, of Kearney, Nebraska formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska died Sunday, September 2, 2007 at St. John's Care Center, in Kearney, Nebraska. She was born on September 2, 1909 to Carl & Mary (Hormann) Mock at Holbrook, Nebraska.

She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in 1922 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, of Holbrook, Nebraska. She graduated from Holbrook High School in the Class of 1927. She would work at a general merchandizing store until her marriage to Ernest Mues, on June 9, 1932. They made their home at rural Holbrook, Nebraska and farmed there until their retirement in 1968, when they moved to Arapahoe, Nebraska. While living in Arapahoe, she worked at Morris Drug and Hemelstrand's Hardware. Her husband passed away in 1993 and she remained in her home in Arapahoe, Nebraska for several years and then moved to Praire Pines Retirement Home in Arapahoe. In 2003, after a fall that broke her hip, she moved to St. John's Care Center in Kearney, Nebraska. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, of Arapahoe, Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ernest, brothers Carl Jr. & Arthur Mock, sister Mabel Mues, and son-in-law Harve Henry.

She is survived by her daughters: Beverly and husband Duane Freeman of Hastings, Nebraska

                                                  Dot Henry of Kearney, Nebraska

                      Grandchildren:  5             Great-Grandchildren:  9

                      Great-Great Grandchildren:  3

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Viewing and visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, from 9 AM till 8 PM at the Funeral Home and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 5, at 10:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. David Otten, officiating. Interment will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.