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Shirley (Hart) Hand passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at her home in Papillion, NE.  She was 85 years old.

Shirley was born in Kilgore, NE on June 11, 1934.  She was the youngest child born to Cecil and Norma Hart.  Shirley graduated from Kilgore High School in 1952.  After attending Chadron State College she taught school in Cherry County for 2 years.

Shirley married Ronald Hand on August 29, 1954.  To this union, three children were born;  Kyle, Joni and Greg.  Ron , Shirley and their family moved 72 times with the railroad.  While living in Chadron, Shirley was Worthy Matron in Eastern Star and active in PTA.  While living in Alliance she worked at Hatch Drug, LB Murphy Co., and Coast To Coast.  Shirley was active in Jobs Daughters and Demolay.  Ron’s career with the railroad took them to Colorado and upon retiring, they lived in Apache Junction, AZ before moving back to Nebraska.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ron;  children Kyle (Susan) of Ft. Worth, TX, Joni (Dave) Fichtl of Louisville, NE and Greg (Jodi) of Golden, CO, 11 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.  Also surviving are her brothers Donald Hart and Kenneth Hart.  Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Dorthy Savage and Vivian Savage, grandson Cody Hand and Great Granddaughter India Fichtl.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Louisville Senior Center, Louisville, NE at 11AM.

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