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Ella Mae (Powell) Hust - September 18, 2012

Ella Mae (Powell) Hust passed away peacefully on Sept. 18, 2012, at the Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb. She was 91.
She was born on July 23, 1921, in Porter, Okla. to Earl and Mabel Ray. Her mother passed away shortly thereafter. She spent her childhood in Moberly, Mo.
Ella Mae was married to Sterling Powell on Sept. 24, 1943, in Grant and moved to Imperial, Neb. in 1961. That union was blessed with two children, Dennis and Phyllis. Sterling passed away in February 1981.
Ella Mae married Roy Hust on Nov. 28, 1984. Roy passed away in April 1998.
Ella Mae was an active member of the United Methodist Church in Imperial. She was a member of the order of the Eastern Star and held the office of Worthy Matron.
Ella Mae enjoyed cooking, gardening, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Preceding her in death were husbands, Sterling Powell and Roy Hust; parents, Earl and Mabel Ray; sisters, Earlene, Lois and Mildred; and brothers, Russell and Gene.
Survivors include her children, Dennis and wife, Karen Powell, of Ogallala, Neb. and Phyllis and husband, Jerry Hettinger, of Denver; and step-son, Byron and wife, Marilyn Hust, of Imperial.
Grandchildren include Tim and Rolanda Powell of Kenesaw, Neb., Tricia and Mark Kubik of Aurora, Neb., Cara and Todd Billings of Castle Rock, Colo., Deb and Joe Hrcka of Imperial, Neb., LuRae and Mike Hagan of Madrid, Neb. and Wes of Dubois, Wyo.
Great-grandchildren include Kaylee and Alex Kubik and Emelie and Carson Billings.
Funeral services for Ella Mae (Powell) Hust were held Sept. 22, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Imperial with Pastor Valera Heydenberk officiating.
Soloist was Ronnie Moritz and pianist was Marcia Bauerle.
Casketbearers were Todd Billings, Jerry Hettinger, Tim Powell, Mark Kubik, Alex Kubik and Kaylee Kubik.
Interment followed at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial.
A memorial has been established in Ella Mae’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Liewer Funeral Home of Imperial was in charge of arrangements.