Audrey Ann (Bryant) Cole, age 88 of Curtis, NE passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg, NE.
Audrey was born August 11, 1932 to Joseph & Bessie (Pickering) Hupf in Beverly, NE. She was one of five children born to this union. Audrey attended school in McCook, graduating from McCook High School with the Class of 1951. Audrey was also a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she was confirmed.
On May 7, 1955, Audrey married Wayne Bryant in Indianola, NE. The couple made their home north of Indianola and were blessed with three children: Jerry, Steven and Barbara. Audrey worked alongside Wayne on the family farm, milking cows and raising chickens. She was an amazing cook and gardener. Audrey enjoyed doing crafts and loved to dance. She drove the school bus and was a custodian at Republican Valley Schools for over 25 years.
Later in life, Audrey met Harvey Cole of Curtis, NE. The couple married on May 1, 2006 and enjoyed many wonderful years together. Audrey’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert and Don Hupf; brother in law, Carl Nielson, and granddaughters, Erin and Erica Bryant.
Those left to celebrate her life include her husband, Harvey Cole of Curtis; sons, Jerry (Chris) Bryant of Lincoln, NE and Steven (Cathy) Bryant of McCook; daughter Barbara (Michael) Esch of McCook; twin sister, Delores Nielson of Grand Junction, CO; brother, John (Sharon) Hupf of Riverton, WY; sister in law, Doris Hupf of Cozad, NE; grandchildren, Jeremy (Shannon) Bryant of Bennington, NE, Jennifer (Josh) Brown of Omaha, NE, Jason (Bridget) Bryant of North Platte, NE, Lindsey (Chad) Stewart of Indianola, NE, Jillian (Tyler) Hamburger of North Platte; Jonathan (Morgan) Bryant of North Platte; Matthew (Kelsey) Esch of McCook, Joanna (Jordan) Krenik of Kearney, NE, Lanay (Waylon) Christen of Anselmo, NE; Jordan Bryant of Lincoln, NE; Jarod Bryant and fiancée, Cassandra Thompson of Omaha; Jaden Bryant of Lincoln; step grandchildren, Sarah (Chuck) Schroeder and Matt Sherman, all of Lincoln; twenty six great grandchildren; Harvey’s children; Beth (Larry) Fletcher of Kearney, Roy (Judy) Cole and Rex Cole, all of Curtis; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, step grandchildren, extended family members and dear friends.
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