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Kathy Lynch

November 17, 1946 — April 1, 2024

Broken Bow, NE

Kathy Lynch age 77 of Broken Bow, NE passed away on April 1, 2024, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway, NE.

Funeral Services will be on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 2:00 PM at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow. Burial will follow in the Arnold Cemetery at Arnold, NE. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online words of encouragement may be left at

Katherine (Kathy) Ann Lynch, daughter of Lawerence Lynch and Doris (Shields) Lynch, was born on November 17, 1946, with her twin sister Kitty in Arnold, NE at the Arnold Hospital.

Because no one was aware that Doris was expecting twins, they had to call the Arnold High School shop class to have them hurry and make another incubator as the hospital only had one. Although she had a rough start, including blood transfusions from her father that built a special bond between them, Kathy took off and thrived. Including winning the 1951 Professional Photographers Association Most Beautiful Child contest.

During her childhood, she enjoyed living in Arnold and growing up with her sisters. Together they loved playing games with the neighborhood children, going for walks and their many trips to see family in Colorado.

Kathy attended Arnold Public Schools and graduated with the class of 1966. After graduation, she started working at Becton Dickenson in Broken Bow, NE where she continued to work for 46 plus years retiring in 2012. After retiring she bought a house and moved to North Platte where she resided until 2022 when she moved back to Broken Bow. 

After the death of her father in 1969, Kathy spent almost every weekend back in Arnold with her mother. They would play Boggle, Dominos, and Kings Corners, go for drives, go to garage sales, scratch lottery tickets, watch Husker sports, and spend time together with family.  

Kathy loved most any animal. Even though dogs were close to her heart including her companion of many years, her rescue named Happy, she also had a special spot in her heart for rabbits, squirrels, and birds. Over the years she had many neighborhood squirrels named “Chipper”, and after moving back to Broken Bow she had a pet rabbit named Tango. One of her greatest loves for the past 25-plus years was her mother’s cockatiel, Angel. 

Along with animals Kathy loved playing games, reading, watching movies, scratch tickets, puzzles, sweets, picnics, road trips, and jewelry.

She had a spunky attitude, was very generous, and always spoke her mind. She will be missed by many.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents Lawerence and Doris, and an infant brother Ronnie.

She is survived by her sisters Karolyn (Rich) Duponcheel of Arnold, NE, Kitty (Bill) Vogel of Arnold, NE, Linda (Larry) Kastens of Anselmo, NE, stepbrothers Duane (Carolyn) Bowers of Arnold, NE, Glen (Cathy) Bowers of Arnold, NE, Garry (Linda) Bowers of Holdrege, NE, many nieces and nephews and her beloved bird Angel. 



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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

6:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Govier Brothers Mortuary & Cremation

542 South 9th Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 4, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Govier Brothers Mortuary & Cremation

542 South 9th Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822

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