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Faye A Korell

January 19, 1926 — August 10, 2019

McCook, NE

Faye Arlene (TRAPHAGAN) KORELL, McCook, NE, died August 10, 2019 at the Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 21 days.  Faye was born January 19, 1926 in Red Willow County, Northeast of McCook to Fred A. and Mattie J. (SIMMERMAN) TRAPHAGAN.  She attended Red Willow School and then graduated from McCook High School with the Class of 1943.

On February 16, 1947, Faye was united in marriage to J Frank KORELL at the McCook Methodist Church.  To this union three children were born: Bradley, Kerry & Kip.  She was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  They were a source of extreme joy in her life.  As a family they lived on farms around the McCook, Lebanon and Culbertson communities.  Farming and appreciation of nature were a blessing for her.  After Frank’s death, she married Delmere THOMAS on February 14, 1992.

Faye always said the most important decision she ever made was to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and Lord on October 17, 1954.  Her favorite Bible verses were Deuteronomy 31:8 “The Lord will never fail you” and the 23rd Psalm.

Faye was a member of the McCook and Culbertson Methodist Churches for over 75 years.  She served on the Administrative Board, loved her 16 years of teaching children Catechism, worked for over 8 years on the prayer chain and taught many years of Sunday school.  She was also a member of the Jolly Janes Extension Club, Avenue of Flags, VFW Auxiliary and the YMCA Water Therapy Group.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents.  Her husbands, Frank (June 23, 1988) and Delmere (February 13, 2005). Sisters: Dorothy & Bill BORTNER and Verna & Edward MACKEY.  Brothers:  Marvin & Nellie TRAPHAGAN and Henry & Lois TRAPHAGAN.  Two nephews:  Jerry TRAPHAGAN and Dee TRAPHAGAN.

Faye is survived by her 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren:  Bradley & Dianna KORELL of Lincoln, NE.  Melissa & Ben WRIGHT of Soldotna, AK, John, George, James & Dianna.  Kevin KORELL, Lincoln, & Jacob.  Ryan & Jacque KORELL, Pueblo, CO, & Skyler.  Kerry & Michael CHRISMAN, North Platte, NE.  Alan & Sandy CHRISMAN, North Platte, & Nathan, Colton & Danika.  Aron & Megan CHRISMAN, Chadron, NE, Cooper, Taryn & Kadee.  Alesa JONES, Hershey, NE, & Quinten.  Kip KORELL, McCook.  Justin & Angie KORELL, Watertown, SD, Presten & Peyten.  Brian & Sabrina KORELL, McCook, Elina & Serenity.  Kelsey & Matthew ESCH, McCook, Hadley and Brynley.  Her brother, Gerald E (Red) TRAPHAGAN, McCook.  Sister in law, Neva Jane KORELL, Culbertson.  Along with a host of many nieces and nephews.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home

305 West C Street, McCook, NE 69001

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Funeral Service (Family only is preferred)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial (Open to the Public)

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Culbertson Cemetery

, Culbertson, NE 69024

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