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Anna Mae Cool

March 3, 1929 — June 16, 2023

Broken Bow, NE – Anna Mae Cool age 94 of Broken Bow, died June 16, 2023, at the Brookestone View in Broken Bow.  

On March 3,1929, a special gift was given to Glenn and Opal Mae (Huffman) Cool. She was named Anna Mae. Weighing only 4 pounds at birth, she was not expected to live through the night. But God had other things in mind for her. She lived on the farm with her family and learned to milk cows and do other farm and household chores.  Anna Mae remained living with her parents until she was 40 years of age, then entered Bethphage Mission at Axtell, NE. Here she learned to be more independent and also was given some training which she used when she left Axtell and moved to Holdrege. Anna Mae learned at the workshop how to weave rugs that were sold in that shop. She received a paycheck for her work, which she thought was a great new thing for her.

September 2014 she moved to Heritage Hall in Broken Bow so she would be close to her family. She loved this move. Anna Mae especially enjoyed the afternoon music entertainment. Her favorite song became “You Are My Sunshine.” Anna Mae then moved to Brookestone View. Everyone in Heritage Hall and Brookestone became her friend and she will be sadly missed by staff and residents as well as her family. Throughout her 94 years she always had a jigsaw puzzle going. If a puzzle included her favorite things, babies, animals, especially puppies and kitties, it was a bonus for sure. She enjoyed sitting in the common area where she could ‘meet and greet’ all who passed by the puzzle table.

AnnaMae went home to her family in heaven on June 16, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Laguene, Leroy, Karl, and sister Erma Rae Spanel. She is survived by sisters Wanda Ritchie and Shirley Howard, and brother Boyd (Mary Anne) and sister-in-law Letha Cool and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation at Govier Brothers Funeral Home will be from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, with family in attendance from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at the Callaway Community Church, 705 East Stebbins, Callaway, NE, Pastor Dean Haidle officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. Memorials are suggested to the Rose Hill Cemetery or the donor’s choice.  


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