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Loveda Proctor

Loveda Proctor, age 92, of Aurora was found March 11, 2023 in Buffalo County, Nebraska after going missing on January 11, 2023.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, March 17, 2023 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aurora. Rev. Mark Seiker will officiate. Interment will be at the Aurora Catholic Cemetery. Visitation hours will be from 5 - 7 P.M. Thursday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1420 9th Street, Aurora. The Rosary will follow at 7:00 P.M. at the church. The funeral service will be livestreamed through Zoom Meeting ID 6297345912, Passcode Proc2023. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Loveda Bernice Proctor, the daughter of Alex and Susie Fern (Davis) Skibinski, was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on October 18, 1930 and passed away in Buffalo County, Nebraska on March 11, 2023, at the age of 92.

Loveda grew up in Grand Island attending the GI Schools for 11 ½ years. She was united in marriage to Robert M. Proctor on March 31, 1958 at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Aurora. They lived at Kingsville, Texas, Jacksonville, Florida, Port Hueneme, and El Centro, California as well as Okinawa while her husband was in the military service. They then moved to Grand Island followed by Aurora, Nebraska where they made their home. Loveda worked at the Yancy Hotel in GI, Greenburgs and the glove factory at Twin Rivers. She also worked at Carolsen Shelter Components making rafters for 3 years and worked on the phones at Lippincott Industries for 8 years before retiring. They were married 64 years.

Loveda was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church as well as St. Mary's Altar Society, the VFW, Eagles, Platt-Duetsche, Elks and Liederkranz. She enjoyed skating, camping, dancing, playing cards and bowling.

She is preceded in death by her parents; six sisters, Dorothy Asher, Delores Clark, Irene Shuck, Rita Wilson, Helen O'Neill and Pat Proctor and two brothers, Jim Skibinski and Gerald Skibinski.

Those left to cherish her memory are three sons, Steve A. Proctor of Aurora, Joe (Jennifer) Proctor of Aurora, and Victor M. (Tammy) Proctor of Aurora; 5 grandsons, Victor, Shaun, Joseph, Daniel, and Brandon; 3 granddaughters, Cassey, Laci, and Stephanie; 14 great-grandchildren, Kohldyn, Harlow & Everleigh, Matthew & Sienna, Layten & Ridgely, Harley, Blaze & Cashmere, Meelah, Braydon, Allison & Ayden; sister, Ethel Hehnke of Ravenna, Nebraska and many other relatives and friends.

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