Date Posted: 2007-01-18

Patrick T. O'Callaghan, 66, of Hastings, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2007, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Funeral services will be Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, with Pastor Irwin Edwards officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements.    

Survivors include one son, Randy (Lori) O'Callaghan of Hastings; two daughters, Connie L. O'Callaghan and partner Jay Poland of Hastings, and Glatha (John) Calvin of Callaway; one brother, David (Connie) O'Callaghan of Georgetown, Calif.; one sister, Alyce (Charles) Olsen of Albuquerque, N.M.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and many friends. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret, in 2000; and his step-father, Larry Hermann.

Patrick was born Sept. 24, 1940, at Omaha, to Alvin Eugene and Alyce (Parkhurst) O'Callaghan. He moved to Lexington as a young man with his family and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1959. Following graduation, he entered the United States Air Force serving in Korea. Following his stint in the service, he returned to the States where he married Margaret Baier on May 9, 1964, at Walla Walla, Wash.     

The couple moved to Nebraska in 1966, in the Lexington/Cozad area. He worked at Monroe Auto in Cozad and in 1994, they moved to Albuquerque, N.M., until 1996, when they moved to Hastings. As a collector, Patrick would find old toys to refurbish and share with the kids, along with his talent of wood-working. Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.   

Obituary obtained from The Clipper-Herald newspaper on-line.

Date Posted: 2008-04-23

Philip O'Keefe Crowley, age 66, of Houston, Texas, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in Houston. A funeral mass was held at on Friday, April 25, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, in Houston, Texas. Philip O'Keefe Crowley, age 66, of Houston, Texas, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 in Houston. A funeral mass was held at on Friday, April 25, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, in Houston, Texas.    

Survivors include his mother, Edith Crowley of Lexington; his wife of 38 years, Ann; three daughters, Maggie (Corey Brown), Anna and Mary; and grandchildren, Tobias and Adelaide Brown. He was preceded in death by his father, A. Keefe Crowley, in December 1981.   

Philip was born Nov. 5, 1941 in McCook, and grew up in Lexington. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1959, where he lettered in track and football. He was an Eagle Scout and a member of the Boy Scouts National Order of the Arrow. Philip served in the US Army as a Sergeant in military intelligence from 1961 to 1965. He received a B.A. in journalism in 1971 and J.D. in 1974, both from Creighton University in Omaha. He practiced law in Omaha and moved to Houston in 1986 with the merger of InterNorth and Houston Natural Gas that created Enron. He retired from Enron in 2001. Philip had a passion for reading, enjoyed politics and music, and was actively involved in youth sports.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Houston Area Parkinson's Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 284, Houston, TX 77098 or Lewy Body Dementia Association,

Date Posted: 2009-10-25

Larry Milton Adams passed away October 25, 2009.

Born in Kansas, he was the son of the late James and Alice (Anderson) Adams. Larry was also preceded in death by his brothers, Bill and Bud Adams; and his sister, Donna (Adams) Brandenberg.   

Larry was a member of London Bridge Baptist Church. He retired as a CWO4 from the U.S. Army after 29 years of distinguished service. Larry served as a helicopter pilot beginning in Viet Nam and honored as the Distinguished Member of the Regiment of the Transportation Corps in 1997. Larry was also a retired banker of ten years from Wachovia Bank.   

Larry leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of sixteen years, Stacie Adams; three children, Matthew Adams (Shelly) of NE, Cassie Johnson (Mark) of OK, and Briggs Adams (Megan) of KS; five grandchildren, Blake, Caleb, Hailey, Kaitlyn, and Reagan; his brother, Harold Adams of KS; his sister, Jan Dorner of NE; and a vast number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family.   

A Home Going Celebration will be held at 12 Noon Thursday, October 29, 2009, at London Bridge Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to Larry's family. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Date Posted: 2011-07-25

Larry Conyers, 71, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Lexington Regional Medical Center in Lexington.   

Larry was born December 16, 1940, at Minden, Nebraska to Cecil and Marie (Quadhamer) Conyers. He moved with this family to Lexington as a young boy. He attended elementary school at Lexington and was a 1959 graduate of Lexington High School.     

Larry was united in marriage to Susan Rager on August 14, 1981 in Lincoln, Nebraska. One daughter, Denna, was blessed to this marriage.     

Larry worked for Salisbury Ford from 1970 to 1980, he then opened his own shop, Conyer's Automotive in 1980, retiring in 2004.     

Larry's love was racing late models at Dawson County Speedway. He raced from 1974-1979, then 1983-1993, and was the speedway promoter from 1984-1992.     

He loved to play cards, NASCAR, talk about and work on cars, but, most especially, he loved having his daughter and family home to visit. The grandchildren were his world and he enjoyed sharing his knowledge and experience with others. Larry will be so missed.     

Survivors include his wife of 30 years: Susan Conyers of Lexington, NE, One daughter and son-in-law: Denna and Kyle Dungan of Marshalltown, IA, Two grandchildren: Makenna and Jameson Dungan of Marshalltown, IA, One nephew: Darin Racek of Lexington, NE.     

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Tom Racek and niece, Theresa Racek.     

Larry's last wishes were that his body be donated to scientific research. There will be no visitation.     

Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Tess Hufford officiating.     

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the Donor's Choice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please direct online condolences to the family through:

Date Posted: 2012-04-04
Maiden Name: Braithwait

Virginia Ann (Braithwait) Hanson, 70, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, after a valiant battle with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease) with her family by her side in her home at Johnson Lake.     

Ann was born on August 24, 1941, at the Lexington Community Hospital the only child of Maurice and Virginia (Tucker) Braithwait. In her first couple of years, she lived in Big Springs, NE and then moved back to Lexington.     

She attended Bryan Elementary school and was a cheerleader and participated in various school plays. She worked part time after school and summers in the bookkeeping department at the Lexington State Bank. She attended Lexington Jr.-Sr. High School, graduating with the class of 1959. While in high school, she participated in pep club, band, pep band, speech and play productions. She enjoyed her years in high school hanging out with a group of girls, who called themselves "the baker's dozen". She was active in Job's Daughters and earned the "Curved Bar" in Girl Scouts. She was active in the Presbyterian Church. During her senior year in high school she began dating her life-long soul mate, Howard "J.R." Hanson. She attended Hastings College majoring in Elementary education and belonged to the Chi Omega Psi Sorority. At the end of her freshman year she transferred to Kearney State Teacher's College to attend college with J.R. Upon graduation from Kearney State, they were married on July 20, 1963, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Lexington.     

The couple lived in Axtell, Nebraska where Ann began her teaching career. Upon J.R.'s graduation, they moved to Broken Bow, NE and taught for two years. In 1966, they moved to Kearney while J.R. worked on his Master's Degree. On June 8, 1967, she lost a son, David Bruce, at birth. They moved back to Broken Bow and on April 12, 1968, she had a new baby son, Thomas Albert. On November 8, 1969, she had a new daughter, Jennifer Ann. Their second daughter, Elizabeth Marie, was born on January 26, 1975.   

 In 1975, the couple moved to Kearney where Ann operated the Raggedy Ann Preschool for 6 years. In 1982, they located to North Platte where she substitute taught and owned the Hobby Horse Preschool. It was at this time she completed her English endorsement and taught 9th grade English for 4 years in the North Platte school system. While living in North Platte she would attend summer school in Kearney and live with her mother in Lexington. In 1983, she received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education. In 1989, they moved to Greeley, Nebraska where she taught 7-12 English, Speech and Drama at the Ord Jr.-Sr. High School for 4 years. In 1993, they moved to Table Rock, NE where she was Librarian and Media Specialist for 7 years.     

In 2000, they moved back to Johnson Lake and she was hired as the Elementary Media Specialist at the four elementary schools in Lexington. In 2003, she took early retirement under "Rule 85". She was able to realize her dream to retire at Johnson Lake. Along with her husband, she helped plan and build the home of her dreams. She enjoyed the wildlife, sunsets and working in her flower beds, as well as, sewing, cooking and baking. She loved to knit, quilt, cross stitch and machine embroidery and lovingly made a quilt for each grandchild. Her love of sewing took her to work part-time in the fabric department at Walmart.    

In 2005, Ann and J.R. decided to go back into teaching and taught for 3 years as the Media Specialist for Paxton Consolidated schools. She would spend weekends and summers at Johnson Lake. During the 2007-08 school year she started losing muscle control in her arms and fingers. It was determined in October of 2008 that she had ALS. On January 30, 2009, she became unresponsive at home and was placed on the ventilator at this time.     

Ann received excellent care at her home from the medical people, home health nurses and caregivers on a 24/7 schedule. She was always proud of her children and grandchildren and cherished her husband. Time spent at Johnson Lake will always be cherished.     

She was very proud of her affiliation with Chapter AN P.E.O. in Lexington. She enthusiastically cheered on her Nebraska Cornhusker football team, loved playing bridge and attending bible study groups.     

Ann was an inspiration to her family, medical community and everyone who knew her. Knowing she had a terminal illness, she never gave up.     

She is survived by her husband of 49 years: Howard "J.R. " Hanson of Johnson Lake, NE; one son, Tom (Janni) Hanson of Seward, NE; two daughters, Jennifer (Ted) Piatt of Bloomington, IN; and Beth (Chris) Ericson of York, NE. Eight grandchildren-Abigail, Ashlyn, Alec and Amelia Hanson of Seward, NE; Betsy Piatt of Bloomington, IN; and Kaitlyn, Logan, and Maelynn Ericson of York, NE. She is also survived by a very close cousin, Joan Stuckey of Lexington, NE. Brothers-in-law: John Caldwell of Rifle, CO; Jim Hanson of Plattsmouth, NE; and sister-in-law: Sherry (Otis) Ward of Lexington, NE.     Other survivors include: Aunt, Winona Bosse of Omaha, NE; Uncle Richard and aunt Wauneta Bornemeier of Hastings, NE; cousins, Tom Tucker of Lexington, KY; Tom Bornemeier of Chapman, NE; Barbara Bornemeier-Lane of Atlanta, GA; Jon Bornemeier of Hastings, NE and Karen (Bosse) Butler of Omaha, NE. She will also be missed by a wealth of friends, family faculty and former students.     

Ann was preceded in death by her infant son, David Bruce Hanson; parents, Maurice and Virginia Braithwait; her inlaws, Howard, Sr. and Marie Hanson; her grandparents, Thomas and Bertha Braithwait and Overton "Squire" and Edna Tucker; sister-in-law, Colleen (Stevenson) Caldwell, as well as aunts and uncles.     

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 11:00 First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Caroline Vickery and Reverend Dr. Charles Olsen co- officiating. P.E.O. Remembrance Ceremony will be conducted by Chapter AN.    

Burial will be held, for relatives and close friends, prior to the Memorial Service at the Robb Cemetery near Lexington. Visitation will be held Friday, April 6, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. with the family present at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to receive memorials to the Ann Hanson Memorial Fund to be used at a later date.     

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family through: