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Della Mae Mader

Della Mae Mader was born in Kimball, NE, June 19, 1934, to John and Helen Adels. She attended high school in Limon, NE, graduating in 1952. After graduation, she moved back to Kimball.

Della Mae worked at the Kimball County Hospital when it was newly built. She worked for numerous doctors in Kimball (Dr. Core). It is said that is where she met the love of her life, Jim Mader, when he came in for stitches. She married James W. Mader in 1955 and they remained married for 40 years until his death in 1995.

Once married, she traveled with her husband in the oil fields of Farmington NM, OK, KS, Casp...