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Fern Browning - December 17, 2010


Fern Marie Browning was born March 18, 1921, in Imperial, Neb., to the proud parents of Edgar and Sarah (Caulk) Hine. Fern was the youngest of three daughters. As a young girl she grew up and attended school in Imperial graduating from Chase County High School. At the age of 20, Fern married Lloyd Oliver Browning on Nov. 26, 1941 in Wauneta, Neb. and to this union two children were born, Joyce and Alvin.
Fern and Lloyd settled on a farm Southeast of Holyoke, Colo. where they lived for a short time. Lloyd soon began his career in construction, which took the couple to the state of Colorado where they lived for many years. Fern and Lloyd retired in 1976, and made their home in Venango, Neb.
Fern passed away Friday morning, Dec. 17, 2010 at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant, Neb. She was 89 years of age.
Fern and Lloyd loved to travel and spent 18 winters in Arizona. She loved camping, sewing and crocheting and attended the Venango Community Church.
Survivors include daughter, Joyce Batty and husband Paul of Venango; son Alvin Browning and wife Jean of Colorado Springs; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd in 2003; and two sisters, Josephine and Velma.
Funeral services for Fern Browning were held Dec. 20, 2010 at the Venango Community Church with Rev. Bill Beard officiating.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial.
A memorial has been established in Fern’s memory.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial was in charge of arrangements.