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Kay Sterling

March 29, 1937 — September 19, 2019

Rosalind “Kay” Sterling passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 while under hospice care.

Kay was born March 29, 1937 in Broken Bow, Nebraska and was the only child of Jack and Edna (McMullen) Sterling.  She is survived by cousins and their spouses and  precious friends. 

Kay graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1955 and was actively involved in Jobs Daughters and was a member of the band, playing clarinet.

Kay’s career path took her to many positions within the telephone company in Nebraska and South Dakota.  She retired after 40 years of service.

Kay was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, Nebraska, an active member of the Order of Does in Broken Bow and Grand Island (serving in various offices and attending numerous annual conventions), P.E.O. Sisterhood in Grand Island and many other civic and Masonic organizations.  She holds a life membership in Telephone Pioneers of America and US West Pioneers.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, NE with Pastor Matt Fowler officiating. Burial in the Broken Bow Township Cemetery. A lunch will follow the services.  Visitation will be on Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

For her Grand Island friends, there will be a memorial service held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Riverside Lodge.

Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church, 1000 S 3rd Avenue, Broken Bow, NE  68822 or to Custer County Foundation, 403 S 9th Avenue, Broken Bow, NE  68822.

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