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Rex McCullough

July 12, 1930 — April 25, 2019

Rex A McCullough 88, died April 25, 2019, at the Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney, NE. Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, May 9th, 2019, at the Berean Church City Campus 604 S H St Broken Bow NE. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Berean Church City Campus in Broken Bow, NE. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.govierbrothers.com. Rex Ardel McCullough was born July 12, 1930, to David and Chloe McCullough in a sod house south of Berwyn NE the youngest of 9 children. Rex attended Fairview School thru 8th grade. He developed a love of horses early in his life as he learned to work a team of horses when he was 5 years old. He graded roads for 50 cents a time. Rex moved to Colorado in 1947, where he met and married Ellen Houston in 1950. In 1952 he joined the United States Marine Corp where he served at Camp Pendleton California. When discharged they moved back to the Hillrose, Colorado area until 1956 when they moved back south of Berwyn to the "Bennett " place.  Rex and Ellen had 5 children Rex Jr, Barbara, Cheryl, Joleen, and Rachel. Rex loved to train horses and compete in horse shows with Dolly and Sox. He was a member of the Muddy Creek Horse Club.  He helped start the Happy Hollow 4-H Club teaching youth to ride and care for their animals. In 1980 Rex and Ellen moved back to the Hillrose area and later divorced. Rex married Laverna Potts they made their home in Ft Morgan area where he worked for several farmers. in 2015 due to failing health Rex moved to the Grand Island Veterans Home and in January got to move into the brand-new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney, where he resided until his death. Rex is survived by his daughters Rachel (Guy) Bitz of Ravenna, Joleen Schneider of Ft Collins CO. Cheri Hilton of Kearney, and Barbara (Tom) Strombeck of Westville OK, sister Alma Kaps of Miller, and sister-in-law Shirley McCullough of Broken Bow, grandchildren Amanda Berry, Jesse Hilton, Danie Hilton, Kylee Derr, Caitlin Derr, Cory Schnieder, Jamie Buckner, Victoria Bitz, Bailey Bitz, and Guy Bitz II, and 10 great-grandchildren. Rex was preceded in death by his wife Laverna, Son Rex Jr, parents, stepmother Margaretha, Brothers Wesley and Alfred. Sisters Marie Keys, Gertrude Pirnie, Margaret Mitchel, Hilda McCulley, Vesta Eloe, and Faye McCulley. And his first wife Ellen. Memorials are suggested to the Central Nebraska Veterans Memorial Fund Kearney NE.    
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