Margaret Ida Amelia Herbert, age 80, of Arapahoe, Nebraska died on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska. She was born on September 15, 1930 to August & Maude (King) Breinig at the family farm south of Arapahoe, Nebraska.

She grew up on the family farm and attended country school through the eight grade. She then moved into town and lived with her grandparents, Albert & Ida (Oatney) King, and attended the Arapahoe High School and graduated with the class of 1947. She worked at Morris Drug Store during those years and taught one year at a country school. She married Harvey Dale Herbert of McCook, Nebraska on April 11, 1948 at the First United Methodist Church in Arapahoe, Nebraska.

Margaret worked at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital for 5 years and then returned to work at Morris Drug which later was renamed the Arapahoe Pharmacy. She retired after having worked there for 28 years. She loved her family. She was always doing something for someone. No one knows how many wedding cakes for family she baked, or baby blankets, or keepsake items, or bridal gowns she sewed. She loved to go camping. She and Harvey traveled a lot thru their 63 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one great-great granddaughter Ashlyn Marie, three brothers-in-law: Earl and wife Lila Herbert, Merle Herbert, LeRoy and wife Kay Herbert, four sisters-in-law; Wilma & husband Jimmy Boggs, Ann & husband Avis Winters, Iretta & husband Elton Smith, Millie and husband Virgil Daniels, & several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her husband Harvey Herbert of Arapahoe, Nebraska

Son: David Herbert of Arapahoe, Nebraska

       Don & wife Margaret Herbert of Cozad, Nebraska

       Dan & wife Debra (D.J.) Herbert of Cozad, Nebraska

       Dick & wife Debra (Deb) Herbert of Lexington, Nebraska

Daughters: Shelia & husband Charles (Von) Pruitt of Arapahoe, Nebraska,

                 Patricia & husband Roy (Mick) Daughenbaugh of Beaver City, Nebraska,

Sister: Doris & husband Darrel Rauch of Byers, Colorado

Brother: Lyle & wife Janice Breinig of Arapahoe, Nebraska

Sister-In-Law: Mavis Herbert of Wray, Colorado

25 Grandchildren, 54 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great-Great Grandchildren

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Viewing and visitation will be Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 1 PM till 8 PM and Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 1 PM till 8PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Monday, June 20, 2011 at 10 AM at Arapahoe Christian Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska with Pastor David Welch, officiating. Burial will be at the Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the service.