Melvin Book, 94

    EARLING -- Melvin Joseph Book, 94, Earling, died July 6 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan.
    Services were held Monday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Church in Portsmouth with burial in the St. Mary’s Cemetery at Portsmouth.
    Book  is survived by his wife, Bernice, of Earling; children Gary Book and his wife Jane of Manson, Iowa; Terry Book and his wife Joyce of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; Denny Book and his wife Dianne of Walnut, Iowa; Joe Book and his wife Cheryl of Woodbine, Iowa; Bob Book and his partner Sharon Stessman of Portsmouth; Randy Book of Omaha, Nebraska; Jim Book and his wife Colleen of Battle Mountain, Nevada; Mary Jo and her husband Mark Schraeder of Olathe, Kansas; Becky Remington of Lincoln, Nebraska; Gloria and her husband Jack Kenkel of Earling; Tom Gaul and his wife Carol of McCausland, Iowa; Alice and her husband David Snell of Blandinsville, Illinois; Rick Gaul and his wife Marietta of Earling; Jeff Gaul and his wife Mary of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Janet and her husband Phil Blum of Earling; and Diane and her husband Dave Weis of Omaha; forty-four grandchildren; forty-five great grandchildren; siblings Eileen Bohon of Roswell, New Mexico; Donald Book and his wife Nel of Spokane, Washington; Duane Book and his wife Lois of Fort Lupton, Colorado; and Walter Book of Phoenix, Arizona; many other family members and friends.

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