Kasey Jo Warner, 28, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007 southwest of Arapahoe, Nebraska from a pedestrian-car accident. She was born on August 31, 1979 in Greeley, Colorado to Jim & Deb (Holzworth) Walker.
Kasey grew up in New Raymer, CO on the family ranch, she attended Prairie School in New Raymer and graduated from there in 1998. She was active in school sports, particularly volleyball and basketball. Kasey's passion, however, was her love of agriculture, ranch life and her work with the New Raymer FFA. She was involved in every aspect of her school's chapter, serving as chapter president her senior year. Kasey became the Colorado FFA State Vice-President in 1998-99. She earned the American Farmer Degree, as well being awarded the Star Finalist in the National Beef Proficiency at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN, in October of 1999. Kasey attended Colorado State University and McCook Community College and then graduated with honors with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in December, 2003. She was chosen as the Outstanding Student at the School of Natural and Social Sciences as well as earning the award for the Best Undergraduate Research Project in the Biology Department. She continued on with her passion for learning with postgraduate studies and earned a Master's of Science in biology in May 2006, also from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
She married Dan Warner on November 20, 1999 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sterling, CO, and made their home southwest of Arapahoe, NE. She and Dan served as sponsors for the Arapahoe FFA Chapter and were sponsors of the Nebraska Junior Gelbvieh Association. In 2003 she became the varsity coach for Arapahoe High School girls' volleyball. Kasey also served as an interim coach for the McCook Community College girls' volleyball team in the spring of 2006.
She began her position as the biology instructor at McCook Community College in August, 2004 to the present time. She served as the co-sponsor of Student Senate at the college.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather Ben Walker, her great-grandmothers Penny Headley and Elizabeth Holzworth, her great grandfather Jim Silvis.
She is survived by her husband Dan Warner of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Daughters: Gentry and Berkley of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Parents: Jim & Deb Walker of New Raymer, Colorado
Brother: Colby & wife Karrie Walker of Merino
Parents-in-law Monte & wife Kristie Warner of Arapahoe, Nebraska
Grandparents K. C. & wife Jo Holzworth of Stoneham, Colorado
Vera Walker of Sterling, Colorado
Ralph and Joanne Lammers of Arapahoe, NE
Robert and Marjorie Warner of Arapahoe, NE
Condolences & personal reflection may be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com
Visitation will be Saturday, October 6, from 1 PM till 8 PM and Sunday, October 7, from 1 PM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home, of Arapahoe, Nebraska. Funeral Services will be Monday, October 8, 2007 at 2 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. David Otten & Pastor Mike Paulism, officiating. Interment will be in the Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Memorial suggestions are the Arapahoe High School Scholarship Fund & McCook Community College Scholarship Fund in her name.
Wenburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.