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Darletta Broadway

Darletta Broadway, age 88, of Grand Island, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at her home.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26th at the Higby-McQuiston Chapel in Aurora. Rev. Penny Schulz will officiate. Interment will be in Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 – 2 p.m. on Thursday. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Darletta Mae Broadway, the daughter of George and Ada (Shelton) Gimpel, was born on the family farm between Giltner and Aurora, Nebraska on August 30, 1931 and passed away in Grand Island, Nebraska on September 21, 2019, at the age of 88.

She graduated from Aurora High School in 1949. Darletta served in the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1951.

Darletta was married to Carl Broadway. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Parkside Nursing Home and as a waitress at several places in Grand Island. Darletta retired from the Nebraska Veterans Home after 19 years as a Unit Clerk.

Darletta loved reading, planting flowers in her yard and watching movies. She had traveled to all 50 states and had taken three cruises.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Dorothy Jess, brother, Wayne Gimpel; sister-in-law, Maxine Gimpel and brothers-in-law, Lyle Jess and Murlin Campbell.

Those left to cherish her memory are her five children, George of Omaha, Steven (Lisa) of Oceanside, CA, Michael (Sheryl) of Grand Island, Joseph (Heather) of Forest Lake, MN and Paula of Grand Island; 10 grandchildren, Lisa, Beth, Jennifer, Amanda, Samuel, Brian, Amy, Erin, Eliana and Alex and eight great-grandchildren, Cody, James, Brianna, Taylor, Audriana, Braelyn, Brayden and Landyn. She is also survived by her sister, Mary Campbell of Aurora, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

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