Rozella R. Carda
Rozella Rowena (Arbogast) Carda, 86 years of age, of Alma, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Harlan County Health System in Alma. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Alma with Father Kishore Gorantla officiating. Interment was held at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, south of Maxwell. A memorial has been established in Rozella’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com. The Bauer-Torrey and Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements. Rozella was born on March 3, 1932, in Rooks County, Kansas, to Oran J. and Rena (Cadoret) Arbogast. She graduated from Webster Rural High School in Webster, Kansas. On June 22, 1957, she was united in marriage to Joseph Francis Carda in Plainville, Kansas, and to this union six children were born: Joseph, Anita, Maris, Marita, Petrina, and Damian. For years, while Joseph was employed as a lineman, they made their home in several mid-western states and Rozella was a dedicated homemaker and mother. In 1973, they finally made American Legion Auxiliary #314 The Wood River American Legion Auxiliary Post #314 will hold their regular meeting on Monday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Club. American Legion Post #314 The Wood River American Legion Post #314 will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 12, at 7:00 p.m. at the Legion Club. Gabby Sisters Eighteen members of the Gabby Sisters met at 6:00 p.m. on May 14 for a wonderful buffet supper at Sportsman’s in Gibbon. We had a short business meeting and all the snow birds are back now. We played Card Bingo. Lesson leaders were Janice, Jean, Juanita and Geri. Everyone won a prize. We celebrated two birthdays, Barbara and Barbara. Kate is not feeling well, keep her in your prayers. Our next meeting will be June 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Little Mexico in Kearney. Liz had a couple jokes for us. See you all on June 11 in all your finery. their home in Kearney where Rozella worked for K-Mart Corporation until retirement, which brought them to Alma. On July 10, 2016, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph. Rozella had a lifelong love of reading, especially westerns and love stories. In the past few years, even as her vision was failing, she was still able to enjoy the stories through her audio books. She also was a nature lover and the family spent many weekends at the lake camping, always staying until they absolutely had to go home. She was a great cook, and did a lot of canning from their always abundant garden. But, above all, she loved spending time with her children and their families. Rozella leaves to celebrate her life, her children, Anita Wortman and her husband, Mike, of Kearney, Maris Carda, of Alma, Marita Fishel and her husband, Donnie, of Shelton, Petrina Maul and her husband, John, of Kearney, and Damian Carda and his wife, Carla, of Hastings; 10 grandchildren, Jeremy Fishel and his wife, Lindsay, Brandon Fishel, Joseph Carda, Sarah Carda, Alyssa Maul, Jacob Carda, Dayton Maul, Tyler Carda, Amy Fishel, and Andrew Wortman and his wife, Jeanetta; her five great-grandchildren, Lucas Fishel, Regan Fishel, Cashton Aiken, and Maci and Bentley Wortman; two brothers, Glenn Arbogast, of York, and Jack Arbogast, of Downs, Kansas; sisterin- law, Helen Vavruska, of Tyndall, South Dakota; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Besides her parents and husband of 59 years, Joseph; she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Carda, Jr.; her grandson, Zachary Carda; two brothers, Leigh and Harley Arbogast; one sister, Emaline Kennedy; and two brothers-in-law, Stanley and Clarence Carda.