Date Posted: 2018-07-23

Dwight Trautman, 89, of Johnson Lake, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Dwight Trautman was born on July 11, 1929 in Sutton, Nebraska to Leon and Beaulah (Ransdell) Trautman. Dwight graduated from Lexington High School in 1947. He then went on to attend Hastings College where he was a record holder on the swim team. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the USS Endicott as a radio man during the Korean War.
He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Shirley Ransdell on August 22, 1952 in Lexington. Three children were born to this union: Kerry, Joni and Cathy. Shirley passed away on May 7, 1994. Dwight later married Darlene Hennek on March 8, 1996.
Dwight owned Sixth Street Locker and Grocery with his father-in-law, Clayton Ransdell which later became Trautman’s Meat Center.
He was a 50 year member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington where he served as Elder, Past Master of the Masonic Thistle Lodge #61 in Lexington, and Past President of the Tri-County Shrine Club. He was very active with the Lexington Jaycees. When a group of friends aged out of Jaycees, they organized a social club called the B&S Club (Bent & Spent).
He was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing Cribbage and woodworking. Many family and friends cherish the beautiful wooden creations he made.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Lexington, Nebraska; three children, Kerry Trautman and Cathy (Scott) Sarnes of Lexington, Nebraska and Joni (Ed) Bennett of Lincoln, Nebraska; six step-children, Rod (Lynne) Hennek of Atlanta, Georgia, Tom Hennek of Providence, Rhode Island, Kris (Randy) Strohmyer of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Jayne (Mark) Meyer of Kearney, Nebraska, Patty (Mike) Mandelko of Lexington, Nebraska, and Mary (Scott) Hofferber of Tucson, Arizona; seven grandchildren, sixteen step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; niece, Susan (Wes) Hartman of Montrose, Colorado; nephew, Don McKean of Lewellen, Nebraska.
Dwight was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; parents, in-laws, Clayton and Melrose (Young) Ransdell; brother, Darrell Trautman and brother-in-law, Robert Ransdell.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating. The casket will be closed at the church.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral home in Lexington.
Burial with Military Honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested Johnson Lake Hike & Bike Trail, Johnson Lake EMS, Paws For Cause Or The Shrine Transportation Fund.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Date Posted: 2007-09-03

Richard W. "Dick" Barmore, 78, of Lexington, Neb., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at his family's mountain cabin in Allenspark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with the Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating. The body was cremated. Register book signing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.   

He was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Lincoln, Neb., to Fred and Grace (Staton) Barmore. On June 25, 1953, he married Wauneta Seaman in Fremont, Neb. She died May 15, 2001.   

On May 1, 2004, he married Nova Workman in Lexington.   

Survivors include his wife; sons, Rick of Lexington and David of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Kerry Madigan of Lakewood; and stepdaughters, Alice Hinkle of Beaver City, Neb., and Sondra Becker of Lexington. Additional survivors include his daughters-in-law, Mary Barmore of Lexington and Deb Barmore of Omaha; son-in-law, Thomas Madigan of Lakewood; stepsons-in-law, Leo Hinkle of Beaver City and Layne Becker of Lexington; grandchildren, David Barmore and Denise, Deanna and Danielle Barmore; stepgrandchildren, Fletcher and Jillian Becker, Brian and Scott Hinkle and Jennifer and Richie Workman; brother-in-law, Russell Greathouse of Lexington; local cousin, Brad Staton and his wife, Robin, of Cozad, Neb.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  

He moved to Lexington as a young man with his family, and his father was a teacher/coach. His father then went back to school to become a pharmacist and opened Barmore Drug in 1933. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1947. He then attended Doane College in Crete, Neb., for one year and graduated in 1955 from the University of Nebraska. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return to Lexington, he began his work as a well-respected pharmacist, a career that lasted for more than 50 years.   

He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and trustee. He was always active in the church choir singing tenor.   Always an advocate for Lexington, he served on many boards, committees and organizations. He was a member of Lexington Rotary, Lions Club, Lexington Jaycees, the Bent & Spent Club (B&S Club), Lexington Diplomats, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.   

He was always active in the National Democratic Party (his mother served as national committee woman). He was active in the American Pharmacy Association, the Nebraska Pharmacy Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association. He and his second wife were both involved in the Jail Ministry as well as serving as royalty for the previous Plum Creek Days in Lexington.   

Friends describe him as compassionate, caring, charming, a delightful personality with a great sense of humor and very sympathetic to the less fortunate. Lexington has truly lost a treasure.   

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother; grandson, Steven; and stepson, Chuck.   

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Lexington Community Foundation or the Grand Generation Center.obituary obtained from Lexington Clipper-Herald Online at

Date Posted: 2007-03-07
Maiden Name: Norton

Ida Oma Kearney, age 79, of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Lexington, died Friday, March 7, 2008 at Windsor Health Care in Windsor.     

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 11 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton with Father Jose Chavez officiating. Burial was in the St. Ann's Cemetery in Lexington.     

Visitation was on Monday, March 10 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton with Rosary following at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton. 

Survivors include one son, Marty (Jean) Kearney of Sparta, Tenn.; one half-brother, Milan Phelps of Holdrege, one half-sister, Suzette (Richard) Deisch of Windsor, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Marge Kearney and Katie Bourn both of Overton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.     

Oma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mick, a brother, Bob; and two sisters, LoAnn Rader and Yvonne Auten.     

She was born Dec. 8, 1928 at Elwood to Marvin and Susan (Lobdell) Norton. She grew up in the Lexington area graduating from Lexington High School in 1947. She then attended St. Charles Beauty School in Denver. Oma was the owner/operator of Kut & Kurl Beauty Shop in Lexington for many years.

On Feb. 3, 1951, she married Michael N. "Mick" Kearney at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton. To this union, one son was born, Martin. The couple made their home on a farm near Overton, where they lived until Mick's death. Oma then resided at Plum Care Center in the assisted living part and then moved to Windsor, Colo., to be near her half-sister, Suzette.     

She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Overton as well as attending St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Donor's Choice.  Reynolds Love Funeral Home of Lexington and Overton is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to

Date Posted: 2009-05-10
Maiden Name: Williams

Bonnie Knuth, 79, of Lexington, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, Elwood, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.     

Survivors include one son, Chris (Debbie) Adams of Eagle, Colo.; one daughter, Marcia Joye of Bellingham, Wash.; four grandchildren, Nathan and Shawna Adams of Eagle, Colo., Joshua Joye of Salt Lake City, Utah, Heather Joye of Conway, Ark.; three stepsons, Greg Knuth of Des Moines, Iowa, James Knuth of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Robert Knuth of Kansas; one stepdaughter, Lori Knuth of Iowa and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents.     

She was born May 11, 1929, at Wood River to Edward P. and Mattie Ellen (Likes) Williams. Bonnie moved to Lexington as a young girl and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1947.      

Bonnie was united in marriage to Clyde James Adams on May 2, 1948, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington. Two children were blessed to this marriage, Chris and Marcia. He preceded her in death in 1971. She then was married to Robert Knuth on July 7, 1973, at Lexington. Bob also preceded her in death.     

Bonnie was always active and involved. She worked in the Dawson County Assessor's office for many years, a legal secretary for attorney Hugh Stewart and a clerk at Barmore Drug Store. At the time of her death she worked part-time at Kitabee Book Store.     

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the VFW Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star.     

Bonnie's interests varied greatly; she enjoyed music, playing the piano, reading, dancing, visiting with people as she was a "people person" and always smiling. She also loved flowers and birds. Bonnie loved to cook and bake and considered her neighbors as part of her family. She will be so missed by all who knew and loved her.     

Memorials are suggested to the VFW Auxiliary or the Lexington Public Library.     

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to:

Date Posted: 2010-05-28

Keith LaVerne Anthony, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington, Nebraska.   

He was born to Charles Mathias Anthony and Leona Faye Barrett Anthony on May 24, 1928, in Cozad, Nebraska. They moved to the Anthony family farm north of Lexington when he was three. He was confirmed in the First Presbyterian Church and was a lifelong member. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1947.   

He was inducted into the United States Army on December 6, 1950, served in Korea as a sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps and was honorably discharged on November 23, 1952.   

Keith married Delphine Leilla Bick on June 20, 1954, at the Methodist church in Farnam, Nebraska. Two sons were blessed to this union, Scott L. Anthony and Thomas C. Anthony.   

He worked at the Ford Garage and then as a chemist for the National Alfalfa Company of Lexington. They moved to the Anthony family farm in 1959. He farmed and ran Keith's Farm Shop until his retirement. They received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award in 2002.   

Keith served in the Civil Air Patrol, was a member of the Lexington Jaycees, was a Trustee of First Presbyterian Church and served on many committees including the Agriculture Stabilization Committee Service. He served on District 7 school board, on Mount Hope and Hewitt Cemetery boards and on the Dawson County Historical Society board where he served as president. The couple were lifetime members of the Dawson County Historical Society and of the Golden Rod Antique Car Club, a supper club, and a pinochle club. Keith enjoyed his family, friends, and was happy being close to nature on the farm and working on antique cars.   

Survivors include his wife Delphine Anthony of Lexington, Nebraska. Sons: Scott (Jo) Anthony of Sacramento, California, Thomas (Tina) Anthony of Chandler, Arizona, Grandchildren: Thomas C. II and Kira Anthony of Seward, NE, Andrew (Andrea) Anthony of Chandler, Arizona. Three Sisters: Patricia (Floyd) Beans and Kathleen (Verl) Hatch both of Chandler, Arizona, Charlaine "Toni" Mays of Hastings, Nebraska, Sister-in-law: Ardyce Bick of Moorefield, Nebraska. He was also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.   

Keith was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Harold Bick and Robert Mays.   

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating.   

Inurnment will be held prior to the Memorial Service at Hewitt Cemetery.   

Memorials are suggested, in lieu of flowers, to the Dawson County Historical Society, the First Presbyterian Church or the Donor's Choice.   

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is In charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to: