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A. Louise Curless


February 10, 2021 | View PDF

A. Louise Curless, age 94, passed away at Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney on Friday, January 29, 2021. No services are planned at this time. You may view Louise’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Louise’s care and funeral arrangements. Cards and condolences may be sent to Kathy Gartner, 1332 Palomino Place, Sidney, NE 69162.

Agnes Louise (Downs) Curless was born on January 13, 1927 in Bridgeport, NE to Irvin and Maybn Downs. The family moved to Sidney when Louise was five. She attended Sidney Public Schools and graduated in 1945. In 1946, she married William R. Curless. They had four children, Kathy, Kris, Mark and Jay. Before retiring, Louise worked at Hipp Wholsesale-Cashwa for many years. She enjoyed watching the Broncos play.

Louise is survived by Kathy and husband, Doug Gartner, and Mark and wife, Barb, 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and brother, Len, of Aloha, OR. And many friends she considered family at SRMC, nurses, aids and staff.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, daughter, Kris and son, Jay, and a granddaughter, Ranae.


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