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Barbara Person

Barb Person, age 83, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Memorial Community Care.

Private Family burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery followed by a Memorial Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 15 at the Evangelical Covenant Church 1009 1st Street, Aurora, Nebraska. Rev. Karl Larson will officiate. No Visitation. Memorials may be made in care of the Evangelical Covenant Church or the Memorial Hospital Foundation. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is handling these arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Barbara L. Person, the daughter of Elmer A. and Evelyn Josephine (Nyblom) Palmberg, was born at Grand Island, Nebraska, on February 4, 1936, and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska, on October 3, 2019, at the age of 83.

Barb grew up in Aurora and graduated from Aurora High School in 1953. She graduated from North Park College in Chicago, Illinois in 1955. Following her graduation she attended the University of Nebraska.

Barb was united in marriage to Robert Person on September 7, 1956 in Aurora. Following their marriage they lived in Aurora the rest of their married lives. Barb was the founder of Mo-Nets in Aurora in 1972 which she operated for 35 years until she sold the business in 2007.

Barb was a longtime member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Aurora where she served in many capacities. She was active in the community serving on the Aurora Housing Authority Board, Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Bells and Midwest Covenant Homes in Stromsburg, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Malvin and Ruth Person; sister, Phyllis Friesen; brother-in-law, Delmer Wadell; niece, Lisa Wadell Smith and nephew, Brent Wadell

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bob of Aurora; two children, Doug (Robin) Person of San Francisco, California and Deb (Chris) Andersen of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 6 grandchildren, Austin (Lisa) Person, Graham (Maggie) Person, Madeline (Ethan) Person, Sophie Andersen, Kate Andersen and Nicole Borders; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Lorey Wadell; brothers-in-law, Roy Friesen, Karl (Phyllis) Person, Lyle (Diane) Person, Ken (Rita) Person; She is also survived by nieces and nephews, other family members and many close friends.

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