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Ramona Maw

Ramona Maw, age 92, formerly of Giltner, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at the Hearthstone in York.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 28th at the Christian Resource Center, 603 South K Road, Giltner. Rev. Paul Nauman will officiate. Interment will be in the Giltner Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Friday. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Ramona M. Maw, the daughter of Robert B. and Mary (Blanche) Nelson, was born in Polk, Nebraska on January 27, 1926 and passed away in York, Nebraska on December 23, 2018, at the age of 92.

Ramona graduated from Polk High School. She worked as a telephone operator.

Ramona was united in marriage to Don Roger Maw on January 17, 1946 at Grand Island, Nebraska. They had two children, Jim and Carlla. They farmed in the Giltner area. Ramona worked as a cook in the Giltner High School cafeteria for many years. Don passed away on February 22, 2008.

Ramona was a member of the Giltner United Methodist Church. She especially liked to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also an avid gardener and raised violets. Ramona was known for her angel food cakes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, son, Jim Maw; two brothers, Dale and Bill Nelson and sister, Jo Ellen Peters

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her daughter, Carlla (Dennis) Eastman of York; daughter-in-law, Kathy Maw of Grand Island; granddaughters, Amy Sreenivasem and Carrie (Briant) Kadavy; grandson, Jess Maw; 4 great-granddaughters; 3 great-great grandchildren; step grandchildren, Gina Schaffert and Todd Osborne; two sisters, Ada Springer and Karen Blasť; brother, Charles (Shirley) Nelson. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Cherie Ott, Marlene Henthorn, June Maw, Phyllis Nelson and Judy Nelson; brother-in-law, Larry Maw and other family members and friends.

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