N. Grace Wemple, 81 - June 05, 2014N. Grace Wemple, 81, of Gothenburg, formerly of North Platte, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C&Sycamore in North Platte with the Rev. Mark Borchardt officiating. Inurnment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
Memorial book signing will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and before services at Odean Colonial Chapel at C&Sycamore.
Wemple was born June 13, 1932, to Glen Riley and Ruth Mae Wilcott Tracy at Sutherland. She grew up in the Sutherland and North Platte areas and graduated from North Platte High School in 1949.
On Dec. 17, 1950, she was united in marriage to William J. “Bill” Wemple. The couple made their home at North Platte where she was employed with the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office until she retired.
Following her retirement, she continued to help at the clerk’s office part-time and also helped during elections.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and an Extension club. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time with her kids and grandchildren, according to family members.
?Wemple was preceded in death by: her husband, Bill; her parents, Glen and Ruth Tracy/ step-mother, Margaret Brackett Wellington Tracy; a brother, Glen Roger Tracy; sister, Henrietta Green; sister-in-law, Retha Tracy.
?Survivors include: her daughters—Pamela (Ken) Fairchild of Lincoln, Carol Wemple of Lafayette, CO, and Tracy (Wade) Geiken of Gothenburg; six grandchildren—Rebecca (James) Greene of Thorton, CO, Ryan (Melodee) Lee of Lonetree, CO, Justin (Cari) Geiken, Jordan and McKenzie Geiken, all of Gothenburg, and Lindsey (Scott) Frohn of Lincoln; three great-grandchildren—Taylor, Carter and Easton Greene; a sister, Alice (Harold) Lauer of Lincoln; sisters-in-law—Jackie Johnson and Konnie Wemple, both of North Platte; brothers-in-law—Larry Green of Grove, OK, and Maynard (Nancy) Wemple of McMinnville, OR; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
A memorial has been established.