Gordon Eugene Rimpley, 84, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, March 19, 2018, at his home.
He was born October 19, 1933, in Lexington, Nebraska, to William and Icis Mary Betsy (Smith) Rimpley. He married Edna Joyce Reichert on May 27, 1954, in South Dakota. Four children were born to this marriage; Tim, Todd, Tamara, & Teresa.
Gordon attended Southward Elementary school, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1953. He enlisted in the Nebraska National Guard in 1952, and served eight years.
Gordon was a hard worker, and a good provider. He loved and was very proud of his family. His family worked and helped him whenever he needed them. They each learned many life skills that are useful in their own lives.
When he built the country home on the back property, he made it accessible to all his children, and grandchildren. There was hunting, fishing, camping, swimming, canoeing, and hiking. Most of all many fond memories were made of river rides, hunting for Morel mushrooms, and asparagus each spring.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Edna Joyce Reichert Rimpley; two sons, Timothy William, and Todd Alan; two daughters, Tamara Sue, and Teresa Lynn; eleven grandchildren; Michael, Ashley, Alicia, Macy, Kyla, Brady, Ella, Aaron, Brandon, Nickolas, and step-grandson, John; seven great-grandchildren; Tyson, Cooper, Madalynn, Samantha, Adalie, Jace, and Banks.
Preceding Gordon in death were his parents; two sisters, Loretta Crawford, and Reba Beshman, and her husband, Ernest; two brothers, Harold and wife Vera, and Clayton and wife Phyllis; nieces and nephews, Phyllis, Donna, Larry, Dennis, Kirk, and Sharon.
It was his wishes for cremation. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Eddie Mariel officiating.
Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Public Library, First Presbyterian Church, or for a tree planted in his memory at the Dawson County Historical Society.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. To share online condolences with the family, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
- Date Posted: 2017-11-16
Robert H. Sherman, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died November 15, 2017, at Lexington Regional Health Center. Bob was born April 28, 1935, at his family home in Darr, Nebraska, to Ralph and Lottie (Brummet) Sherman.
He grew up in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1953. Bob married Patricia Stream on November 14, 1953, in a small ceremony in Aurora, Nebraska. To this union, four children were born: Brent, Robert Blake, Jann and Joni. The family made their home in Lexington.
Bob worked throughout his lifetime. When he was 10 years old, he set pins at the Lexington Bowling Alley and worked a Nimie’s Shoe Shop polishing shoes. At the age of 14, Bob started to work at Lexington Laundry and Dry Cleaners. In 1980, he and Pat became sole owners of the laundry and dry cleaning business and ran the business until a fire destroyed the plant in September of 2000.
Bob loved to hunt and fish on his river property and at the cabin on Plum Creek Canyon. He loved to talk sports to anyone who would listen and never missed a day of reading his sports page in the newspaper. He was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church, a member of the Lexington Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce for many years. Bob was highly supportive of his community and its various programs. His family, however, was his greatest joy. He loved having the kids, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren call and visit, and bragged about all of them to everyone he met.
Bob is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia of Lexington; daughters Jann (Jon) Kloepping of Cozad and Joni Sherman of Kearney; grandchildren Jeremy Sherman of Omaha, Andrew (Maira) Sherman of Lincoln, Katie (Josh) Griffis of Lincoln, Kyle (Luke) Wiesen of Bennington, Nebraska, and Eva (Levi Herrera) Flores of Lincoln; Great Grandchildren: Hanna and Drake Sherman, Kennadi and Ellie Griffis; Jonah, Jax and Charlee Wiesen; and Theo Herrera; sister Donna Malone of Fremont and sister-in-law Peggy Sherman of Johnson Lake.
Bob is preceded in death by his sons Brent and Blake, his parents, his brothers Jim, Jack, and Dick; brother-in-law, Jim Malone; sisters-in-law Marlene Sherman and Virginia Sherman.
It was Bob’s wishes his body be cremated. The family has carried out those wishes.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Polly Deppen-Williams officiating.
A Memorial Book signing and visiting with family time will be Friday, November 17, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church or to the Sherman Family for a scholarship in Bob’s name to be designated later.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
- Date Posted: 2005-10-10
Jimmy Lee "Jim" Woodside, 69, of Lexington died Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at BryanLGH East Medical Center in Lincoln. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. The Rev. Caroline Vickery will officiate.
A private family inurnment will be held prior to the memorial service at Greenwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation. It was Jim's wishes his body be cremated. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Jim was born May 26, 1936, at Lincoln to Martin and Lucille (Goedert) Woodside.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Woodside of Lexington; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles M. and Linda Woodside of Kearney, and David L. and Michelle Woodside of The Woodlands, Texas; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Kay Barton of Overton and Barbara J. and Larry Hedrick of Kearney.
Other survivors include five grandchildren, Jerrod Barton, Justin Barton, Kathryn Woodside, Alexander Woodside and Owen Woodside.Jim attended Lexington schools and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1953. He attended Kearney State College and the University of Nebraska before returning home to farm.
On Oct. 12, 1958, Jim married Dorothy Olds at Lexington. To this union, four children were born.
Jim was very active in his church and church organizations. He had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington since 1936, where he served as an elder, trustee, Sunday school teacher, nominating pastor committee, bell choir member, and hosted many Bible study groups. He was also active in the Westminster Woods Camp board, properties committee, and served as a counselor for fishing camp.
Jim was also very active in the farming community and Dawson County. In 1979, he received the Outstanding Young Farmer Award.He was past president of the Cattleman's Association and cattle buyer for Cornland Dressed Beef, and established the Woodside-Meyer Feedlot.
Jim helped develop the Program for the Rural Crisis Hot Line.
In 1982, he was a member of the Dawson County Ag Society.
From 1995 to 2000, Jim was the manager of the Dawson County Fair.
He was owner/operator of ABC Appliance Repair.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and sister, Jeanne.
Memorials are kindly suggested to First Presbyterian Church or Westminster Woods Church Camp.-Obituary obtained from www.lexch.com
- Date Posted: 2006-01-03
- Maiden Name: Warren
JoAnne Hawks, 70, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at her son's home in North Platte.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington, with Pastor Megan Morrow officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 6, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington, which is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn Hawks of Lexington; two sons, Scott (Kristi) Hawks of Lincoln, and Jim (Janelle) Hawks of North Platte; one daughter, Lori MacDonald of Lincoln; three brothers, Dick (Maxine) Warren of Springfield, Ore., Jim (Donna) Warren of Springfield, Ore., and Roy, Jr. (Betty) Warren of Salem, Ore.; six grandchildren, Matthew (Briana) Hawks of North Platte, Nate Hawks of North Platte, Jennifer (Jonathan) Carter of Lincoln, and Jordon, Ryan and Leah MacDonald of Lincoln; and one great-grandson, Jackson Carter of Lincoln. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Stanley Warren; and two sisters, Maxine Hodges and Juanita Moore.
JoAnne was born March 13, 1935, at Lexington, to Roy and Ollie (Gullick) Warren. She grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1953.
On June 2, 1953, she married Glenn Hawks at Lexington. Three children were blessed to this marriage: Scott, Jim and Lori.
When the children were growing up, JoAnne worked as a nurse's aide at Lexington Community Hospital. She also worked in the cafeterias of Morton Elementary and Lexington High School. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Christian Women's Club.
JoAnne loved life and always had such a special twinkle in her eye. She enjoyed doing crafts and going to craft shows, crossword puzzles, word games and playing cards with her friends.
She and Glenn traveled to Branson, Mo., for vacation for the last 33 years. She so enjoyed that trip in the fall. But, her most enjoyable times were spent with family, and most especially, her grandchildren. She will be so missed.
Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church or Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.
-Obituary obtained from www.lexch.com
- Date Posted: 2006-11-03
- Maiden Name: Gauger
Margaret A. Zimmerman, 72, of Lexington, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with the Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating.
There will be a private inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery near Lexington.Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two sons, Robb (Kim) Zimmerman of Owatonna. Minn., and Steve (Tiffany) Zimmerman of Everett, Wash.; two daughters, Sheri (Keven) Aldridge of Littleton, Colo., and Margerey (Steve) Fox of Highland Ranch, Colo.; one brother, Dave (Mary Ruth) Gauger of Raymond, Wash.; one sister, Miriam J. Butler; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, and special friends, Bill and wife Deloris Livingston of Lexington.
In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her brother John P. Gauger of Lexington.
She was born Sept. 23, 1934, in Fremont, to Earl L. Gauger and Esther B. (Berg) Gauger.
She graduated from Lexington High School in 1953. After graduating from Principia College near St. Louis, Mo., in 1958, she taught physical education at Kearney State College. She also worked as a teacher's aide in the Lexington schools and as a receptionist at a local chiropractic clinic in Lexington. Memorials are kindly suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Memorials to the Nebraska chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society go to President Pattie Gorham, Community Health Plaza, 7101 Newport Avenue, Suite 304, Omaha, NE 68152. Memorials to the Nebraska chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation go to Executive Director Shannon Lee, 11917 Pierce Plaza, Omaha, NE 68144.
-Obituary obtained from www.lexch.com
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