Leo Frank Hoobler 1906


Elva Elmira Hoobler was born April 3, 1920 in Moulton, Loup County, Nebraska and died December 11, 2012 in Burwell, Nebraska. Elva married Rolland John Ralls December 24, 1938 in Burwell, Garfield County, Nebraska. Rolland was born June 16, 1916 in Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska and died February 4, 2007. Both are buried in Taylor, Loup County, Nebraska.

They had the following (5) children:

James (Jim) John Ralls was born March 15, 1940 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. He died December 8, 2005 in Quincy, IL. He was buried December 11, 2005. He married Martha Kay Elliott May 30, 1964 in Munday, Knox County, TX. She was born in 1942.

They had the following children:

Alan Lee Ralls was born in 1967 in Homestead AFB, Miami, FL. He married Cyndie Barker in 1995. She was born in 1973.

They had the following children:

Adam Michael Ralls was born in 1991 in Kimball, NE.

Mark Elliott Ralls was born in 1972 in Burwell, Garfield County, NE.

Patsy Carol Ralls was born in 1943 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. She married (1) Gerald E. Hughes. He was born in 1937 in Garfield County, NE. She married (2) Robert G. Brown. He was born in 1931 in Sargent, Custer County, NE.

They had the following children:

Teresa Lynne Hughes was born in 1962 in Burwell, Garfield County, NE. She married Victor Leon Bess in Reno, NV. He was born in 1964.

They had the following children:

Amy Lee Bess was born November 20, 1985. She died November 20, 1985. She was buried in Burwell, Garfield County, NE.

Emily Renee Bess was born November 20, 1985. She died November 20, 1985. She was buried in Burwell, Garfield County, NE.

Ashley Marie Bess was born in 1987 in Travis AFB, CA.

Brian Jacob Bess was born in 1989 in Kadena AFB, Okinawa, Japan.

Rhonda Deann Hughes was born in 1963 in Burwell, Garfield County, NE. She married Lane Eric Sommer in 1982. He was born in 1959.

They had the following children:

Megan Nicole Sommer was born in 1987 in Broken Bow, Custer County, NE.

Drew Eric Sommer was born in 1990 in Broken Bow, Custer County, NE.

Cord Lane Sommer was born in1990 in Broken Bow, Custer County, NE.

Tammera Kay Hughes was born in 1966 in Sargent, Custer County, NE.

Sarah Ellen Brown was born in 1974 in Sargent, Custer County, NE.

Samuel Robert Brown was born in 1976 in Sargent, Custer County, NE.

Roland Dean Ralls was born in 1948 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. He married Doris Elaine Stevens in 1969 in Taylor, Loup County, NE. She was born in 1949 in Taylor, Loup County, NE.

They had the following children:

Steven Dean Ralls was born in 1971 in AFB, Bitburg, Germany.

Gregory John Ralls was born in 1972 in AFB, San Antonio, TX. He married Beth Keller.

They had the following children:

Jacob Peter Ralls was born in 2007 in Broken Bow, Custer County, NE. He died May 8, 2010. He was buried May 11, 2010 in Taylor, Loup County, NE.

Noah Ralls.

Montanna Ralls.

Elle Ralls.

Madde Ralls.

Reita Jean Ralls was born in 1952 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. She married (1) Joseph Frank Horky in 1973 in Taylor, Loup County, NE. He was born in 1950 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. She married (2) Jon Steven Haarberg son of Victor William Haarberg and Mary Kathleen Kenney in 1997 in Wauneta, Chase County, NE. He was born in 1951 in Imperial, Chase County, NE. 

They had the following children:

Joseph John Horky was born in 1974 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. He married (D) Loriann Marie Christensen daughter of Donald Leroy Christensen and Vera Irene Gallington in 1995 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. She was born in 1972 in Callaway, Custer County, NE.

They had the following children:

Renee Ann Horky was born in 1995 in Imperial, Chase County, NE.

Brenda Kay Horky was born in 1976 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. She married John Wesley Kettleborough son of Merl Dean Kettleborough and Alta Faye Wilson in 2002 in Burwell, Garfield County, NE. He was born in 1980 in Broken Bow, Custer County, NE.

Terry Lynn Horky was born in 1977 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. He married Chandra Lynne Buehler daughter of Wayne Norris Buehler and Glynda Ann Ruble in 1999 in Fairbury, Jefferson County, NE. She was born in 1979 in Fairbury, Jefferson County, NE.

Michael Lee Horky was born in 1981 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. He married Crystal Ann Primus daughter of David Duane Primus and Becky Jean Ruterbories in 2002 in Sargent, Custer County, NE. She was born in 1982 in Burwell, Garfield County, NE.

Doris Lorea Ralls was born in 1953 in Burwell, Garfield County, NE. She married Robert Russell Petersen son of Dallas L. Petersen and Madelon Butts Petersen in 1972 in Taylor, Loup County, NE. He was born in 1952 in Burwell, Garfield County, NE.

They had the following children:

Erica Rae Petersen son of Wayne Edward Herron-Venancio and Kathryn Elizabeth Herron in 2002 in Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was born in 1978 in Newport, RI.

            Whitney Ralls Petersen was born in 1986 in Falls Church, Fairfax County, VA.

 

Obituary Elva
Elva Elmira Rails, 92, of Taylor, Nebraska died December 11, 2012 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Taylor, Nebraska. Burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery. Pastor Dennis Davenport will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. on Thursday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska.

Elva was born April 3, 1920 in Moulton, Nebraska to John and Pearl (McCallum) Hoobler. Elva graduated from Taylor High School in 1937.

On December 24, 1938 Elva married Rolland J. Rails. They farmed and ranched in Loup County until 1984 when they moved to Sargent, Nebraska. Rolland died on February 4, 2007.

She was active in 4-H, church and the Clever Clique Club. Elva enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting.

Elva is survived by her four children: Patsy and Larry Hoyt of McCook, Nebraska, Dean and Dode Ralls of Taylor, Nebraska, Reita and Jon Haarberg of North Platte, Nebraska and Doris and Robert Petersen of Kansas City, Missouri. A daughter-in-law, Marty Ralls of Anselmo, Nebraska. Sixteen grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren.

Elva was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Jim, a great grandson Jacob Ralls, infant twin great-granddaughters, Emily and Amy Bess, two brothers, Roy and Ray Hoobler and a sister, Bessie Drake.

Obituary Rolland

Rolland John Ralls moved to their own farm in 1942 and began raising a family. To this union five children were born: James, Patsy, Dean, Reita and Doris.

Rolland raised row crops and cattle. He was a progressive farmer and among the first to irrigate his crops and adopt new technology. As a veteran of the dust bowls years, he recognized the importance of conservation and planted many shelterbelts on his farm. He was also active in community life, serving on local school board, fair board, election board, Grange, and Almeria Hall Board.

In 1967, his son Jim returned from the Air Force and they formed a farming partnership. In 1983, Rolland and Elva sold their farm to their sons, Jim and Dean, and retired to Sargent. Rolland was blessed with many years of good health and at the age of 88 would still return to help his sons on the farm in the summer stacking hay. Rolland and Elva celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in 2005.

Rolland is survived by his wife Elva of Sargent and their children: Patsy and Larry Holt, McCook; Dean and Dode Ralls, Taylor; Reita and Jon Haarberg, North Platte; Doris and Bob Petersen, Kearney, MO; and daughter-in-law Marty Ralls of Milburn. His sisters survive him: Rubie Johnson, Ontario, OR; Rea and Orville Nicholson, Howe, ID; Reva Kerfoot, Caldwell, ID; and sister-in-law Pansy Ralls, Nampa, ID. His legacy also includes 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his son Jim Ralls; his brother Raymond Ralls; his infant sister Rozelle; his brothers-in-law Lloyd Johnson and Lew Kerfoot and his parents James and Mabel Ralls.