Date Posted: 2017-08-11
Maiden Name: Triplett

Verla M. Heun, 84 of Kearney died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at Kearney Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at the Kearney Evangelical Free Church. The Rev. Brian Klein will officiate. Interment will be 2:30 pm at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.

Visitation will be 5-7 Tuesday at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney.

Verla was born May 14, 1933 in Sumner, to Claris H. and Edna L. (Brittin) Triplett. She was married to John F. Heun on July 25, 1951 in Broken Bow. He died on Aug. 22, 1978.

The family moved in 1938 to the rural Lexington area where she was baptized at Fairhaven Baptist Church in 1943 and attended South 17 School. She graduated in 1951 from Lexington High School and 1985 from Mid Plains Community College in North Platte.

The family lived in Lexington before moving to Greeley, Colo. They returned to Nebraska, living in Holdrege before moving in 1961 to Gothenburg. She retired and moved to Kearney in 2002.

She had been employed at Northwestern Bell and The Clipper-Herald in Lexington; The Family Life office in North Platte; Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Gothenburg Family Practice and The Gothenburg Times.

She enjoyed genealogy and had been a volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. She also was a member of Friendship BibleStudy.

Survivors include three sons, David (Sherry) Heun, Steven (Karen) Heun and Michael (Jen) Heun, all of Kearney; daughter, Karen (Mike) Struss of Prosser. Additional survivors include 12 grandchildren, Philip (Ericka) Heun, Teresa (Wallace) Harwood, all of Kearney; Jennifer (Kayne) Musil of St. Joseph, Mo.; Brian (Jennie) Theesen of Hastings; Brant (Emily) Theesen of Maryland; Ryan (Karissa) Heun of Lincoln; and Lindsay, Logan, Lance, Mark, Courtney and Natalie Heun, all of Kearney.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Allison, Hayden, Josiah, Gabriel, Henry and Asa Heun of Kearney, Hallie, Elijah, Anna, Dylan and Emma Harwood of Kearney; Isaiah, Keilah and Saydee Musil of St. Joseph, Mo.; Reagan and Riley Theesen of Maryland; Allie Theesen of Hastings; and Kaden Schnable; a sister, Marlene (Earl) Kennedy of Broken Bow; nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorials are suggested to the church or donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at

O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Young  03/06/80
Paul Casper 06-28-01
George Meyer  12/08/85
Sharolyn (Van Dyke) Hunke  11/04/82
David Warner 04/24/83
Delphia (Kugler) Milhollin  11/29/84
George Teetor  03/24/89
James Kring  08/28/91
Earl Commins  04/04/92
Ronald Thompson  08/07/93
Marilyn (Prasch) Streit  09/12/93
Charles Corder  02/23/94
Kay (Curley) Hampton  09/14/94
Richard Brown  08/04/95
Dennis Latter  07/10/96
Margrito Gomez  02/12/99
Marvin Roether  02/19/00
Marina Gomez  07/29/00
Sherry Belle (Welch) Bowden  08/27/00
Lester Neben  06/03/01
Janet (Anderson) Simonson  02/03/02
Carol (Huff) Haussler  06/18/04
Leonard Serviss  10/04/04
Jim Sherman  10/17/04
Delma (Mansir) Haskill  07/12/05
Sharon (Greenlee) Fisher  09/13/05
Harriet (Rickertsen) Calkins  09/22/05
Jack Sherman  07/11/06
Faye Maloley  10/05/06
Ronald Wickenkamp 2/4/07
Robert 'Bob' Tallon 4/10/07
Dorothy (Racek) Runyan 12/5/07
Beverly (Horn) Stark 1/24/08
Denzel D. Mills 03/06/08
Lois Jean (Haskill) Ashland 03/16/08
Leona (Major) McNulty 05/11/08
Darlene (Reichert) Whitlock 12/17/07
Bert McFadden 10/04/09
Bob Zapp 08/08/10
Donald Raymond Hennek 08/14/2012
Darlene (Reichert) Whitlock 12/17/07
Lou (Mary Lou Beardslee) McFadden  07/01/12
Peggy (Reynolds) Gleason  03/06/13
Harold Anders  10/17/13
Jon Oades  11/28/14
Jay (Janiece Gainsforth) Frickey  12/25/14
Cynthia (Washburn) Barnes  04/14/15
David Alkire  01/02/16
Marilyn (Delap) Rose  03/11/16
Janice Greenlee Brauer – 04/12/16
Tom Reed – 07/24/16
Ann Kopf Andersen – 10/11/16Charles Margritz – 11/20/16

Joanne (Wiley) Reed  04/20/67(wife of Tom)
Robert Condon  01/18/68(husband of Jean Stuckey)
John F. Heun  08/22/78(husband of Verla Triplett)
George Schreiber  05/30/79(husband of Armelda Zwick)
Melba Commins  07/31/85(wife of Earl)
Robert Barnes  07/12/92(husband of Cynthia Washburn)
Lowell Rose  05/07/95(husband of Marilyn Delap)
Twila Neben  03/26/98(wife of Lester)
Marvin Bowden  summer—07/00(husband of Sherry Belle Welch)
Janet Neben  06/03/01(wife of Lester)
Donald Madsen  06/25/02(husband of Nora Brown)
Oneal Adams  04/10/02(husband of Margaret Ann Kring)
Delores Latter  10/10/02(wife of Dennis)
Jose Carranza  07/02/04(husband of Emma Garcia)
Lee Chadwick  12/31/04(wife of Roy)
Beth Tallon  02/06/06(wife of Bob)
Darrel Stark  02/06/06(husband of Bev Horn)
Ken Bauer  07/26/06(husband of Janice Greenlee)
Larry Weber  09/07/06(husband of Dee Macke)
Shirley Anders  12/15/06(wife of Harold)
Erwin Eggers 12/08/06(husband of Darlene Mills
Paul Andersen 11/24/07(husband of Ann Kopf)
Don Cyriacks 02/03/09(husband of Ruth Struempler)
John Leopold 03/02/09(husband of Mary Gallardo)
Darlene Smith(wife of Wayne)  06/15/08
Mona Aten (wife of Jim)  01/06/11
Ted Scholl(husband of Veronica Fagot)  08/22/11
Dave Jelden(husband of Rosie Hibberd)  09/30/11
Mike Englert (husband of Mary Zeplin)  04/04/14
Norman Nelson(husband of Marilyn Jensen)  12/23/14
Ronald H. Lienemann(husband of Mary Lou Dixon) 02/24/2015
June Alkire (wife of David Alkire) 03/01/17

Thank you to Rosie Hibberd Jelden for sending the lists above.

Date Posted: 2006-10-05

Fay M. Maloley, 74, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. Services will be held Monday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, with Reverend Todd Karges, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2-5 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.   

He is survived by his wife, Kay Maloley of Lexington; sons, Fred (Pam) Maloley of Lexington, Paul (Kim) Maloley of Gardendale, Ala., Mike Maloley of Lexington; daughters, Julie (Michael) Exstrom of Cheyenne, Wyo., Beth (Chris) Forcade of Omaha, Lori (Marc) Hock of Grand Island, Jennifer Maloley and Chris Leet of Lincoln; one brother, George Maloley of Lexington; one sister, Sally (Jim) Meehan of Denver; 15 grandchildren, Tasha (Ken) Hamilton, Stephanie Maloley, Neal Maloley, Isaac, Amelia Maloley, Eric, Darin and Melanie Exstrom, Nate and Drew Price, Ethan and Joseph Forcade, Miles and Logan Hock and Juniper Leet; two great-grandchildren, Madyson Maloley and Terran Hamilton.     

Fay was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Donald and brothers, Esa and Anthony.     

He was born March 21, 1932, in Lexington to Assad Fred and Julia (Sadd) Maloley.     

Fay grew up east of Lexington where he attended District 17 country school and then Lexington High School.     

Following his schooling, he farmed the Maloley ground and then entered the United States Army in October of 1952. He served in Korea and was honorably discharged in August of 1954. Upon his return to Lexington he continued to farm.     

He married Kay Slater on April 13, 1957, at Grand Island. Seven children were blessed to this union. The family moved to Wyoming for one year while Fay worked at the State Training Facility for the Handicapped doing their gardening and farming. They returned to Lexington where they lived on the farm until his death.     

Fay was a member of St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney and the First United Methodist Church in Lexington. He also was a past Commander of the VFW in Lexington and the Vice-Commander for the Disabled American Veterans.     

Memorials are suggested to the Disabled American Veterans or the VFW Scholarship Fund.Obituary obtained from the Lexington Clipper-Herald

Date Posted: 2005-09-13
Maiden Name: Greenlee

Sharon Dee Fisher, 71, of Lexington died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Berean Bible Church in Lexington. Pastor Glenn Johnson will officiate.   

Inurnment was held prior to the memorial service in Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.   

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.    

Sharon was born May 30, 1934, at Lexington to Wrex A. and Ruth L. (McCarter) Greenlee.   

Survivors include her husband, Bob Fisher of Lexington; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dan and Rebecca Weller of North Platte, and David of Lexington; a daughter, Barbara Perkins of Lexington; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Janice and Ken Brauer of Eustis, and Wanda Hopkins of Columbus, Ohio.   

Other survivors include eight grandchildren, Angela Perkins, William Perkins, Abigail, Courtney, Katelyn, Ben, Jessica and Sandra Weller; and four great-grandchildren: Natalee, Blake, Jonis and Robby.     

Sharon was a graduate of Lexington High School with the Class of 1951. She was united in marriage to Robert G. Fisher on March 7, 1951, at Lexington.   

She was an employee and manager for Morris Press from 1978, until purchased by the present owners, Mid-Nebraska Printing in the spring of 2005, when her illness prevented her from going to work.    

She was a member of the Berean Bible Church in Lexington, as well as the VFW Auxiliary.    

For the past several years Sharon and Bob hosted a Bible study in their home with members of their church, as well as others not associated with the church.   

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Larry and a sister, Rosalie.    

Memorials are kindly suggested to Berean Bible Church, Maranatha Bible Camp or the American Cancer Society. Obituary obtained from the Lexington Clipper-Herald

Date Posted: 2005-09-26
Maiden Name: Rickertsen

Rickie Calkins, 71, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Lexington, died late last week at Fort Collins, Colo. Services were Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Collins, Colo.   

Rickie was born Harriet Anne Rickertsen in an Alliance farmhouse in 1934. She graduated in 1951 from Lexington High School.   

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Bob Calkins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Jerry Bodar of Dubois,Wyo., and Carol Calkins and Shawn Powell of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Calkins and Anne Talbot of Scottsbluff and Bill Calkins of Denver; her stepmother Eva Rickertsen of Lexington; a sister, Mary Ruth Gauger of Raymond, Wash.; and a brother, Harold Rickertsen of St. Paul.   

Other survivors include three grandchildren, Justin Eckland and his spouse, Heidi Eckland of Sterling Colo., Hannah Calkins of Scottsbluff, and Brooke Bodar of Dubois; and a great-grandchild, Ezra Eckland.During her life, Rickie lived in Lexington, Kimball, Omaha, Scottsbluff and Fort Collins, Colo.   

A gifted musician and accomplished pianist who sang soprano and inspired many congregations with her mastery of the organ, she was also employed as a nursing instructor at Nebraska Western College, a medication nurse in a Fort Collins, Colo., nursing home, and as an advocate for disabled children through Head Start in Scottsbluff.   

Accomplishments include the founding of a Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization called Friends Incorporated in Scottsbluff; advocating for all people on the Human Rights Commission of Fort Collins, and helping to found the Northern Colorado Parents and Friends of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender Persons (PFLAG) group.   

She was a prolific writer, having published a health care manual for children through the Nebraska Department of Health (Healthy Happy Me), and a very popular brochure for PFLAG, titled, "Could Your Precious Child Be Gay?" as well as many articles for magazines and newspapers through the years.   

She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) in Fort Collins and also a member of Chapter AL, P.E.O. for many years. 

Memorial contributions are asked for the Plymouth Congregational New Organ Fund or any cause of the giver's choice.Obituary obtained from the Lexington Clipper-Herald