Date Posted: 2018-05-25

Dale L. Sherman, 81 of Lexington, Nebraska died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Kearney Regional Medical Center.
Dale was born September 10, 1936, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Irving and Elsie (Westmeyer) Sherman. He attended school in Lexington and graduated with the class of 1955.
Dale enjoyed square dancing and that is where he met Jo. Dale was united in marriage to Elinore Jo McFarren on August 23, 1959, in Cozad, Nebraska. Three children were blessed to this union: Ken, Cindy and Tim. The family lived on the farm just outside of Lexington where Dale farmed all of his life. Dale has lived in the same house his entire life except for about the first year of marriage.
Dale loved working with kids, teaching and coaching sports. He spent many years at the Lexington Junior High coaching boys and girls basketball. He also spent many summers coaching boys baseball and girls softball.
Dale kept up on what was going on in the sports world especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Kansas City Royals. He kept himself busy playing the game of golf, which he enjoyed, and made many friends throughout the years playing at the Overton Golf Course. Dale helped construct the new greens from the original sand greens and was a lifetime member. He also served as president and treasurer at the Overton Golf Course. Dale was an avid card player. He played pitch with his friends at the Grand Generation Center in Lexington and enjoyed a good game of pinochle. Dale and Jo spent over fifty years with their same pinochle group.
Dale belonged to the Clipper Ship Mariners group. He was on the District 25 School Board for eight years and a 4-H leader for the Horseshoe Bend Club. Dale was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder.
Dale is survived by his wife, Elinore Jo Sherman of Lexington, Nebraska; two sons, Ken (Janet) Sherman of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Tim (Shannon) Sherman of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Cindy (Tom) Goodman of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy (Rose Marie) Sherman of Lexington, Nebraska; two sisters, Thelma (Dick) Hald of Curtis, Nebraska and Eileen (Murl) Tiede of Elwood, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and a nephew, David Hald.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating.
Visitation will be on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington.
Interment will be held prior to the Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Grand Generation Center or Dawson County 4-H.
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: 2018-04-24

Dean C. Martin, 81 of Lexington, NE and Apache Junction, AZ, passed away Saturday April 14, 2018 at his home in Apache Junction.

Dean was born February 25, 1937 to Dr.'s George L. and Alice M. (Horn) Martin. He graduated from Lexington High school in 1955, also graduated from Fort Smith Auction School in 1956, and from Kearney State College in 1959.

While enlisted in the U.S.ARMY he learned radio transmission and turned it into a long-time love for HAM radios. He transferred to the National Guard where he remained until 1965, reaching the rank of E7.

As a young college graduate he taught English at Sumner/Eddyville for 2 years. He then returned to Lexington to open The Martin Company, a real-estate, auctioneer, and insurance company.

He married Deanna Turner of Cozad, NE in 1964, and from this union a daughter Shelley Lynn was born.

Dean began auctioneering by working at the Lexington Sale Barn sorting and taking bids on livestock by the age of 13. Dean loved life, and enjoyed being a member of many organizations including: the first United Methodist church, Eagles, Elks, DeMolay, American Legion, Kearney State College Alumni association, Dawson county board of Realtors, Goldenrod auto club, and the Nebraska auctioneers association, where he served as a board member, president, and also was awarded Nebraska auctioneer of the year in 2007.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed fixing things with his great- grandson Jaxon, as well as teaching his great-granddaughter Ava how to ride a bike. When he wasn't with family he spent his time visiting with friends, traveling, and dancing as often as possible. He also collected classic cars, coins, and antiques, which led to his specialized auctions.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles, and is survived by his daughter Shelley (Thomas) Bowers of Fairbury, NE; two granddaughters, Ashley (Kenny) Jensby of Kearney, NE, and Anna Bowers of Fairbury, NE, as well as two great- grandchildren, Ava Jensby of Kearney, NE, and Jaxon Saylor of Fairbury, NE

Visitation will be Friday April 27, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds -Love Chapel in Lexington.

Services will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel with Pastor Duane Russell officiating.

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery Lexington with Military Honors.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Date Posted: 2015-07-15
Maiden Name: Silas

Eva J. Silas, age 79, died at the Hospice House in Omaha.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St in Omaha. Burial to follow in ForestLawnMemorial Park.

Eva J. Silas was born in Lexington and was a 1955 graduate of Lexington High School and the Grand Island Beauty School.

She married Lorenz “Bill” Montoya on Oct. 5, 1965. They resided in Omaha. Bill died Sept. 30, 2002.

She worked for over 50 years as a “beautician” in Lexington, Grand Island and Omaha. She enjoyed her career very much and received many awards as a young hairdresser. Her most cherished gifts were given to her by the many loyal customers she served.Eva retired at age 70.

Eva will be remembered by her sweet loving heart, her joyous and contagious laughter, and her unending prayerful model of faith, strength and love.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her loving family, Herman and Paublita Silas, Modesto Silas, Jessie Munoz, Jennie Gutierrez, and Ann Cole.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly, along with many cousins and friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Josie Harper Hospice House. Memorials suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, or Hospice House, 7415 Cedar St., Omaha, NE68124. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, NE at a later date.

Date Posted: 2016-09-16
Maiden Name: Sear

Marion Alice Anderson, 78, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Friday, September 16, 2016, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.

She was born January 29, 1938, at Elm Creek, Nebraska, to Robert Willis and Annie K. (Sorenson) Sear. She grew up north of Lexington, and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1955. This is where she met the love of her life, Kerry.

She then went on to further her education at Nebraska Weslyan University where she obtained her teaching certificate. She taught for a couple years at District #99, and Lexington Public Schools.

Marion was united in marriage to Kerry Anderson, a southsider, on December 23, 1957, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Three children were blessed to this marriage; Scott, Susan, and Rob.

To say Marion had a special talent for art is an understatement. She painted beautiful watercolors, many of which are on the walls of homes all around the state. She enjoyed quilting, and made the best sugar cookies you would ever eat. It was always Marion’s duty whenever Kerry served on any committee she had the job as decorating! There was no one more qualified! Marion was active in her Art clubs as well; she belonged and enjoyed attending the State Halsey Art classes, where she served on the Board. This is where she met many of her dear, dear friends. She displayed her work at Art on the Farm, was a member of A.R.T. Club in Lexington, Studio 25, United Way Board, and an active member of Chapter FS P.E.O. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church, and served on the Dawson County Election Board.

She enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii/Maui, and being with family and friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a beautiful smile, and a huge heart.

Marion’s survivors include her children; Scott and wife Corky Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, Susan and husband Rod Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, and, Rob and wife Natalie Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, six grandchildren; Lindsey Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, Blake and wife Stacy Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, Carrie Beth Reynolds of Lincoln, Nebraska, Ryan Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, Joelly & Camille Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska; one sister, Carolyn and her husband Dr. John Worthman of Cozad, Nebraska; as well as her mother-in-law, Florence Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska; also surviving are many, many friends.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kerry in April of 2016; and, father-in-law, Harlan Anderson.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 20, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Lexington Community Foundation, First United Methodist Church, or Lexington Regional Health Center. Reynolds-Love is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Date Posted: 2016-04-02

Kerry Kent Anderson, 78, of rural Lexington died Saturday, April 2, 2016, in flight from a wonderful vacation in Hawaii, landing at the airport in San Francisco, and taken to Burlingame, Calif.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, April 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Dyton Owen officiating.

Visitation will be held Thursday, April 7, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Cremation will follow visitation. Inurnment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Kerry was born Oct. 31, 1937, in Lexington to Harlan and Florence (Bacon) Anderson. He started school at District No.15 south of Lexington, where his dad, children, and grandchildren attended. His only daughter Susan, also taught there for several years. He then graduated from Lexington High School in 1955. Kerry then attended Nebraska Wesleyan University.

After five years of dating, he married Marion Sear on Dec. 23, 1957. They were blessed with three children, Scott, Susan & Rob.

His pride and joy were grandchildren, Lindsey Anderson, Blake, and his new wife, Stacy Reynolds, Carrie Beth Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, Joelly and Camille Anderson.

Kerry believed in community service and served on many boards including District No. 15 School Board, Lexington Coop, Servitech, Dawson County Cattlemen, Dawson County Feeders, First United Methodist Church committees, T-Bone Club, Lakeside Country Club, and Toastmasters.

Kerry was a “man of few words” but was a great listener. He taught a lot of things by example. He was happy with a wrench in his hands (or a golf club), working on machinery was his dearest love, but working the land was his passion. He never fully retired.

He thought the world of his friends and neighbors, and loved being with them. Some of these friends lived in Maui, Hawaii, where he and Marion went annually. This included a wonderful trip the last two weeks of his life - beautiful ending to a beautiful life.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Marion of Lexington; his mother, Florence Anderson of Lexington; children, Scott (Corky) Anderson, Susan (Rod) Reynolds and Rob (Natalie) Anderson, all of Lexington; five grandchildren, Lindsey Anderson, Blake (Stacy) Reynolds, Carrie Beth Reynolds, Ryan Reynolds, Joelly and Camille Anderson, all of Lexington; also surviving are extended family and many friends.

Kerry was preceded in death by his father, Harlan.

Memorials are suggested to Lexington Community Foundation. First United Methodist Church, or Donor’s Choice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.