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Eva  Arline  Votaw
     Eva Arline Votaw, 96, of Wellfleet, passed away Dec. 30, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Jan. 5, 1916 in Curtis to Arthur and Stella Blanche (Hinton) Poteet.
     Eva’s father died November 1918 and she moved to Wichita to live with her grandparents, Ezra and Rose Hinton. She returned to Curtis in 1930. Eva attended UNSA school, graduating in 1933.
     She married John Robert Votaw on Apr. 11, 1933 at Smith Center, Kans. The couple made their home in Curtis. They also lived in Wellfleet, moved to Denver for a short time in 1936 and then back to Wellfleet where they remained until 1967. They returned to Curtis until January 1969 and back to the farm near Wellfleet after that.
     Eva was a member of the United Brethren Church in Wichita until 1956 and then she transferred to the Wellfleet United Methodist Church, where she was a member for over 50 years.
     She started playing the piano for church starting at the age 11 in Wichita and played every Sunday there after unless she was sick.
     She was a part of numerous organizations throughout her residencies County Farm Bureau, Nebraska Beef Foundation Board, 4-H Leader, and music programs for rural schools.
     Eva was baptized at the West Side United Brethren Church in Wichita, Kans. She transferred her membership to the Wellfleet United Methodist Church in 1956. She chaperoned two different groups of students to the United Nations Sessions in New York.
     Survivors include five children, Carlos “Bud” (Charlene) Votaw of Wellfleet, Jeanenne (Darryl) Pickett of Ft. Laramie, Wyo., David (Barbara) Votaw of Holdrege, John (Norma) Votaw of Wellfleet, and Deborah (Robert) Adams of Vancouver, Wash.; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Poteet of Joplin, Mo. and Betty Votaw of Lincoln; brother-in-law, William Votaw of North Platte; 16 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Craig Votaw; great-granddaughter, Laynie Day Votaw; brothers, Dale (Dolly) and Gayle Poteet; and a sister, Pauline (John) Nutt.
     Memorials may be made to the Wellfleet United Methodist Church.
     Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tammy Aubushon officiating. Burial will follow in the Wellfleet Cemetery. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 1/2/2013
 
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