Date Posted: 2018-02-12
Maiden Name: Stanford

Jeanne E. Gibson, 90, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Jeanne was born on November 22, 1927, the 7th child of Horace & Maggie (Jones) Stanford. At the age of 4, she made her home with Terry and Ruth Bell, attending School District 38 and graduated from Lexington High School.

She was united in marriage to Grant Reddick in 1945 and two children were blessed to this union: Terry and Vicky. In the early 1950’s, she sold Stanley Home Products. In 1957, she went to work for Sixth Street Food Store until 1960. Later, she and her family moved to Colorado, where she continued working for grocery chains. She and Grant would later divorce in 1963.

In 1968, she married Carl Nicks and inherited three step-children, Vern, Norman & Carla.

They would divorce in 1980 and Jeanne moved back to Lexington and married Eldred Gibson. He passed away in 1989.

She was a member of Rebekah’s and Ladies Auxiliary 2551 for twenty seven years.

The most important thing to Jeanne, in her own words was “Remember me for loving my family”.

Survivors include her son, Terry (Bonnie) Reddick of Hillrose, Colorado; Five grandsons, Wes (Spring) Reddick of Longmont, Colorado, Stacey (Shonna) Reddick of Broomfield, Colorado, Craig (Marcy) Stephens of Pleasanton, Nebraska, William (Kristi) Stephens of Gunnison, Colorado & Jason (Alecia) Stephens of Bertrand, Nebraska; One granddaughter: Amanda Thompson of Colorado; Fourteen great-grandchildren; Morgan Reddick, Jacenta Irlanda, Kalond Irlanda, Jasmyn Thompson, Steven Reddick Lacome, Cassie Stephens, Terry Stephens, Brandon Stephens, Brooklyn Stephens, Josh Stephens, Aaron Stephens, and Andy Stephens; one great-great granddaughter; Victoria Marie Hoffman, step-children, Vern (Diane) Carrigan, Norman Nicks, Carla (Lynn) Lapp, Ben (Karen) Gibson & Max (Vivian) Gibson; special nephew, Lonnie Bliven and many nieces and nephews; special friend, Loraine Haller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Vicky Stephens, four brothers, Dean, Lonnie, Joe & Harlan; three sisters, Betty Nelson, Helen Lobdell & Mary Bliven; brother-in-law, George Hughbanks; two nephews, Dallas Hughbanks & Mick Bliven.

Memorial Service will be Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Ohlmann, officiating.

Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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:

Date Posted: 2017-09-11
Maiden Name: Schneider

Lori Lin Walker, 56, of Grand Island died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.

Memorial service was held at Monday, Sept. 11, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Father Scott Harder officiated.

Lori was born April 22, 1961 in Lexington, the daughter of Jim “Duke” and Phyllis (Rice) Schneider. She grew up on a farm east of Lexington and graduated from Lexington Senior High School.

Lori married Dallas Walker and they spent most of their married life raising their family in Nebraska and Alaska.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Ryan (Hanna) Walker of Alaska, Aimee (Steve) Owen of Alaska, Teresa Jones (Chris Sims) of Florida, Melissa (Allen) White of Alaska, Jessica Walker and Emily (Cody) VanSickle of Grand Island; her parents, Phyllis and Steve Douglas of Little Rock, Ark.; Duke (Sally) Schneider of Omaha; sister, Jami Anson (Gary Kampschneider) of Columbus; stepbrother, John (Pat) Hays of Omaha; stepsisters, Jodi (J.D.) Alonso of Omaha and Kathryn (Jerry) Linch of League City, Texas; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas and her grandparents.

Lori’s beloved family was her life. She was a fulltime mother, grandmother and homemaker. Loving and compassionate, she was as beautiful as the gardens she cultivated.

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Date Posted: 2017-09-23

Richard L. Beans of Cozad died Sept. 14, 2017 at the Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 89.

Services were Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.

Richard was born May 24, 1928 at Denver, to Guy and Cora (Fouts) Beans.

Richard graduated from Lexington High School. He married LaVon Beckley on Nov. 25, 1951. The couple moved to the family homestead east of Cozad where they farmed for many years. Richard also worked at Monroe Auto for 31 years until his retirement.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved playing pranks on family and friends. Richard was quite handy and kept busy fixing things around the house and for family. He and LaVon enjoyed traveling, square dancing and were active with the American Red Cross. Richard was a longtime member of the Cozad United Methodist Church and a Mason for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaVon; brother, Guy, Jr. and sister, Wilma May and her husband Leonard.

Survivors include his three children, Terry (Sara) Beans of Lexington, Sheri Beans of Temple, Texas, and Steve (Dawn) Beans of Cozad; two grandchildren, Travis Beans of Fremont and Morgan Smock of Cozad; great-grandson, Jacob Beans of Fremont; brothers, Floyd (Pat) Beans of Chandler, Ariz., and Norm (Marilyn) Beans of Cozad; sister-in-law, Arlene Beans of Mesa, Ariz.; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington or Cozad Grand Generation Centers.

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Date Posted: 2017-08-01
Maiden Name: Zimmerman

Charlene Louise Zimmerman, 65, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.Charlene Louise Zimmerman, 65, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.
She was born November 3, 1951, in Overton, Nebraska, to Harold and Ruth (Anderson) Zimmerman.
Charlene attended school at Lexington, and then went onto further her education at Beauty School. Through the years she also took many college courses which helped advance her through Monroe Auto.
She spent more than 35 years working at Monroe Auto in Cozad, Nebraska. She first worked in production, and worked her way up in the company to where she finished her career in the office. When Monroe’s closed, she went to work for Home Federal Savings & Loan, and then Walmart in Lexington. 
Charlene loved her granddaughters so very much, she loved taking pictures of them as well as her great nieces. She attended her great nieces’ basketball and volleyball games, and their high school rodeo activities.
She also enjoyed being outdoors and working in her flowers.
Charlene is survived by one son, Christopher Zimmerman of Grand Island, Nebraska; four granddaughters, Skylar Zimmerman of Omaha, Nebraska, Avry Cummins of Omaha, Nebraska, Chandra Cummins of Omaha, Nebraska, and Sarah Zimmerman of Omaha, Nebraska; one brother, Dean (Kay) Zimmerman of Mesquite, Texas; two sisters, Sharon (Bob) Forrester of Arnold, Nebraska, and Doris (Kim) Simmons of Bellevue, Nebraska; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Duane.
It was Charlene’s wishes for cremation. That family has honored those wishes. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Daniel Sauer officiating.
Inurnment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery east of Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Dawson County CASA or the Donor’s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: