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In Memory

Mertice Chancellor (Chancellor) - Class Of 1964

Mertice Grant Chancellor

Friday, October 11, 2013


Mertice Grant Chancellor


July 11,1945 - Oct. 10, 2013

McCOOK, Nebraska -- Mertice Grant Chancellor, 68, formerly of McCook, died Oct. 10. 2013.


He was born July 11, 1945, to Theodore M. and Darlene (Beam) Chancellor in Butte, Nebraska. He graduated from McCook High School in 1964. He also attended Gulf Coast Bible College, Houston, Texas, and McCook Beauty Academy.


He served in the Army National Guard in McCook. He married LaNora Bell Johnson in June 1965.

He was the owner of McCook Dinola, Barney Floor Coverings, Yellow Front Checker Auto and Chancellor Salon, all of McCook, Nebraska.

He was a member of the McCook Eagle Club and during his membership, served as the secretary, president and as a volunteer.

Mert loved playing cards, spending time gardening, raising canaries and especially, spending time with friends and family.

Mert was chosen as the McCook Daily Gazette Father of the Year in 1995.

He was preceded in death by his father, Theodore M. Chancellor; brother, Raymond Chancellor; daughter, Jenelda; and a grandson.

Survivors include his mother Darlene (Beam) Chancellor; three brothers, Dennis and wife, Charlene of Lincoln, Kenneth and wife, Rose of McCook and Timothy and wife, Toni of Chadron, Nebraska; one sister, Norene, the wife of the late Frank Hamilton and one sister-in-law, Helen, wife of the late Raymond Chancellor; three sons, Merlin and partner, Jeff Woodworth of Denver, Colorado, Joel and wife, Brenda of Curtis, Elgin and wife, Heather of McCook; a daughter, LaRena and husband, Rick Stuckwisch of South Bend, Indiana; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, 10 a.m. at the Norris Avenue Chapel in McCook, 1211 Norris Avenue. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook.

Visitation is at Herrman Jones Funeral Home in McCook Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Medicine Valley Booster Club, PO Box 9, Curtis, NE 69025.

Herrmann Jones Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.