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Reba Darlene Amm

February 18, 1942 — April 17, 2019

Reba Amm age 77, of Litchfield and formerly of Custer County died April 17, 2019, at the St. Luke’s Care Home in Kearney.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery.  Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Govier Brothers and 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  A rosary service will be held at 7:00 PM Sunday evening at the church.  Memorials are suggested to the Callaway EMT’s, The Children’s Christmas Fund c/o the Custer County Foundation or the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

Reba Darlene Amm was born on February 18, 1942, at Broken Bow, NE to Lyle and Georgia (Cox) Cliffton.  Reba’s mother and father divorced.  Georgia later married Joe Ryan.  Reba graduated from Mason City High School in 1960.  Reba loved school.  She read every book in the library including the encyclopedias.  After high school, Reba worked for a short time at Becton Dickinson in Broken Bow, where she met Duane Amm.  They were married on May 29, 1961, at Mason City.  Reba and Duane made their home near Callaway.  For several years Reba stayed home to raise their four kids.  She later worked at the City Café in Broken Bow and retired from the Callaway Market.  In her spare time, she sold Avon and was active in the Neighborhood Club.  She loved the color purple, purses and shoes, her cat Mr. C, birds, pigs, and food-especially fried chicken.

Reba is survived by her daughters; Denise (Jeff) Poland of Kearney, and Darlene (Todd) Wardyn of Litchfield, her son Daryl Amm of Kearney. Ten grandchildren; Lisa (Robert) Dashner, Ashley (Spencer) Ruble, Jacob Poland, Claire Poland, Joel Poland, Creighton Amm, Ethan Amm, Alivia (Brody) Focken, Nicole Wardyn, Nathan Wardyn, 4 great-grandchildren (and 2 on the way); Ryan Poland, Callum Dashner, Kora Ruble, and Vance Ruble.  She is also survived by her sister Judy Zimmer of Mason City, a brother Jim Cliffton of Springfield, Missouri,  a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dean and Gaylene Amm of Oconto, half-sisters; Kay Michalski of Omaha, Barb Kerwin of Bennington, and Lynette Whitley of Omaha, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Duane, and her daughter Deann. 


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