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Barbara Alice (Pinkerton) Nootz
March 26, 1933 ~ June 20, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Barbara Alice (Pinkerton) Nootz, age 90 passed away on June 20th, 2023, at Perkins County Hospital in Grant, NE.
She was born on March 26, 1933, in Loomis, NE, to Ray and Grace (Hatting) Pinkerton. Barb lived a full and rewarding life that was filled with generosity, service, and love. She had many friends, and she enjoyed meeting them daily at “coffee” during retirement. Family was her pride and joy, and she cherished every moment spent with them.
Barb graduated from Loomis High School in 1951 and after teaching at a country school briefly, went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kearney State Teacher's College (UNK) and her master’s in education administration from the University of Northern Colorado. After college, she taught in Holdrege schools, then moved to Ogallala where she met her beloved husband, Lyle. They were married June 20, 1965 and had 58 wonderful years together. During her career, she devoted 42 years of her life to the field of teaching, including work in the classroom and 11 years as a principal. Her love for teaching was evident in her work, and she especially loved teaching fourth grade.
Barb was a devoted member of the Global Methodist Church in Ogallala, NE. She was an active member of several organizations throughout her life including Extension club, AAUW, Guard auxiliary, UMW, Royal Neighbors, Ogallala Booster Club, and Moose Lodge. In her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at the Kenfield gallery. She was a wonderful cook and was often found baking or making food for others. She also enjoyed gardening (especially her roses), going to high school sports, and spending time with her grandkids.
Barb is survived by her loving husband, Lyle Nootz, of Ogallala; her daughter Janelle (Joseph) Chakounis of Centennial CO; and her grandchildren Alexander and Sofia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Grace Pinkerton; and her brothers, James, Robert, and William Pinkerton.
The funeral service will be held at Draucker Funeral Home Chapel in Ogallala, NE on Monday, June 26, at 2 pm MDT, officiated by Pastor Michael Loy of Global Methodist Church of Ogallala, Nebraska, followed by a reception at the Kenfield gallery. The internment will take place at the Moses Hill Cemetery in Holdrege, NE, on Tuesday, June 27, at 1 pm CDT officiated by Rev. Chuck Rager. Visitation will be Monday, June 26th from 9:00 am tell time of Service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Faith Global Methodist Church Ogallala (faithgmcogallala.com). Barb was a kind-hearted and generous soul whose passing has left a void in the hearts of many. May her soul be at peace.
Services will be live streamed from www.drauckerfh.com and online condolences may be left also at www.drauckerfh.com
Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements