Published: Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Edward Allen Morava was born June 10, 1953. in Marshall, Mo., to Lyle Merlyn and Helen Louise (Richardson) Morava. Ed graduated from Centennial High School, Utica, Neb., in 1971. He went to work for Burlington Northern Railroad.
Ed, of Beaver Crossing, Neb., died March 14, 2012. He was 58.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, both fathers, Lyle Morava and Richard Briney, and a nephew, Marc Banks.
Ed is survived by his wife, Leona (Griffin) Morava; children, Alvin Morava of Rapid City, S.D., Terry Morava of Fairbury, Neb., Pam (Matt) Munoz of Gillette, Wyo., Jenny (Steve) Harbour of Branson, Mo., Kristina (Brian) Eckenboy of Mesa, Ariz., Tammy (Sterling) Winkelman of Utica, Amber (Jared) West of Topeka, Kan., and Gail (Dale) Dishman of Utica; 18 grandchildren; mother, Helen Briney of Exeter, Neb.; siblings, Dorie (Jim) Winchester of Beaver Crossing, Pat (Jim) Redinger of Lincoln, Neb., Robert Morava of Exeter, Bob Briney of Beaver Crossing, Deb (Randy) Banks of Beaver Crossing, Rick (Linda) Briney of Piedmont. S.D., and Tonita (Brian) Wilbur of Potter, S.D.
Memorial service was held March 24 at Smith Creek near Beaver Crossing, followed by a celebration of life at the Beaver Crossing Legion.
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