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 www.lexch.com