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Harvard resident Ardyce Jeanne Rader Barnett, 81, entered paradise Friday, March 27, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard. Memorial services will be Friday, April 10, 2015, 2 p.m., at the Harvard United Methodist Church, with Pastor Travis King officiating. Private family burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Trumbull. There will be no viewing or visitation, as Ardyce’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorials may be given to Harvard United Methodist Church or Harvard Rest Haven. Private condolences may be sent to Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Ardyce was born April 19, 1933, to Glenn and Lila (Swanson) Rader at Hastings. She was raised in Trumbull and graduated from Trumbull High School. She married Bill Barnett in 1952, and to this union four children were born. In 1961, she moved to Harvard, where she made her home until her death. She was a homemaker and worked at Harvard Rest Haven as the activities director. Ardyce was a member of Harvard United Methodist Church and was very active in church activities, including bible study, Methodist Women and past Sunday School Teacher. She also served on the Nursing Home Board. She was a past member of the Manor Board, P.E.O and 4-H leader. In Ardyce’s own words “My children, grandchildren and their spouses and greatgrandchildren are such a joy and blessing to me. My prayer for them is that each one will accept Jesus as their Savior and live in a way that would be pleasing to Him.” Ardyce was preceded in death by her parents; brother, LaRue Rader; grandson, Travis Carpenter and great-granddaughter, Willow Yost. Survivors: children, grandchildren great-grandchildren, Teresa (Neal) Carpenter of Saronville, NE; Nicole (Andrew) Hustad of Eagle, CO; Asher, Soren and Violet, Danielle (Chad) Parker of Lincoln, NE; Evan, Levi, Mia, Kate, Ella, Jeanie (Don) Engel of Kearney, NE; Tyler (Leslie) Engel of Gilbertsville, PA; Savannah, Camden and Maryn; Tanner (Cassi) Engel of Lincoln, NE; Nolan, Landry and Selah, ReNae (Casey) Mitchell of Amherst, NE; Lainy, Libby and Londyn; Joel (Barb) Barnett of Harvard, NE; Natalie Wagner of Lakewood, CO; Paige (Justin) Yost of Omaha, NE; Dani (Ryan) Lemburg of Hampton, NE; Olivia and Nora, Eric (Mitzi) Barnett of Larkspur, CO; Rachel (Jesse) Tortora of FL; Dacia Green of FL; Chase Barnett of Denver, CO; Nick Barnett of Larkspur, CO. Brother, Merlyn (Lucile) Rader of Trumbull, NE. Sister, Tanya (Bob) Jaeggi of Columbus, NE. Sister-in-law, Dolores Rader of Trumbull, NE. Special friends, Verna Barnett, Rev. Henry and VeNita Fawcett. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
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