O.V. (Vern) McConaughey
O.V. (Vern) McConaughey, age 93, of Aurora, died Friday, December 2, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 A.M., Monday, December 5th at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Richard Karohl will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Aurora Lion's Club or the United Methodist Church. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at higbymortuary.com.
OBITUARY: O.V. (VERN) MCCONAUGHEY
Ora Vernon (Vern) McConaughey, the son of Ora T. and Kathryn Lee (Kinner) McConaughey, was born at Stockham, Nebraska on June 5, 1912 and died in Aurora, Nebraska on December 2, 2005, at the age of 93.
Vern was raised on the family farm and attended school in Aurora through the 8th grade. Vern graduated from Burbank High School and went on to attend a year at Glendale Junior College in Glendale, California. He moved back to Nebraska to farm with his father.
On December 8, 1935, he was united in marriage to Pauline Miller at Osceola. Vern farmed until 1953 when he went to work for the City of Aurora until 1965. He then owned and operated the Vern's Skelly Station in Aurora until he retired in 1976. Vern worked part-time for Andrew's Ben Franklin after retiring.
Vern was a member of the Aurora Lion's Club for 53 years. He served as President and Secretary-Treasurer for 21 years. Vern also served as the Lion's Deputy District Governor. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Plainsman Museum.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, James Plambeck, infant grandson, Gregory and three brothers and two sisters.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Pauline McConaughey of Aurora; four children, Verna Plambeck of Kansas City, Missouri, Thomas (Bette) McConaughey of Lincoln, Kathryn (George) Cyboron of Boelus and Dianna McConaughey of Aurora; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.