John W. Higgins
BIRTH 6 Nov 1936
DEATH 28 Apr 1985 (aged 48)
Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA
VIRGINIA KNAPPLE KING
Funeral services for Virginia Knapple King, 76, of Lexington will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lexington with Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Reynolds Love Chapel in Lexington. Virginia died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at the Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
She was born Feb. 6, 1923 in Lexington to Fred and Leota Beardslee Knapple. Her elementary education of eight years was at District 42, Gosper County. Virginia graduated from Lexington High School in 1940. After attending Kearney State Teacher's College for two years, she taught school in Holbrook for two years, then Teton, Washington, going to Central City after that.
Virginia married James B. King on Feb. 6, 1946, at Lexington. She then taught in Richmond, Calif., for two years. She went back to college and graduated in 1965 with her teaching degree. Virginia taught for 45 years. Virginia loved teaching and had many wonderful memories of her teaching years.
She directed the Methodist Church Youth Choir for many years, including the boys' choir. She was past president of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher's Honorary, the Alpha Delta Kappa chapter and other state offices for teacher honorary members. She was involved in 4-H and Girl Scouts.
She was a 50-plus years member of the United Methodist Church, a life member of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Kiwanis, a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the FVW and the Mercury Club. Virginia loved to travel and she visited Europe, Australia, Canada and Mexico.
Survivors include: two daughters, Virjean and Ed Foster of Gothenburg and Michele and Richard Goehring of Lexington; brother, Glenn and Paula Knapple of Lexington; sister, Lois and Duane Birt of York; six grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, James in 1993; and son, James Richard in 1963.
Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church or the Lexington School Foundation.
BARTON L. KLINE II
Funeral services for Barton L. Kline II, 77, of Lexington will be at 11 a.m. Monday , Aug. 27, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington, with Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. He died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at his home near Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.
He was born Sept. 2, 1923, at Alliance to Barton and Beth D. (Eaton) Kline. Barton's father was Superintendent of Schools in Bridgeport, where Barton attended school until the eighth grade. After that, the family moved to Gothenburg where Barton graduated from high school with the class of 1941. He went on to attend college at Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa. It was in March 1943 that he was asked to serve his country during WWII in the United States Army. He served until the war was over in December of 1941. It was during this time that he married his sweetheart, Marian Nisley, on Aug. 15, 1943, at Gothenburg.
Following his discharge from the service, he went on to finish his education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, in 1950. Barton's first teaching job was in Holdrege, where he taught and coached for two years. He moved his family to Lexington in 1951, when he began to farm. He farmed east of Lexington until 1967. He then went on to teach at the Lexington Junior High. He taught Earth Science until his retirement from teaching in 1987. Following his second retirement, he helped his son Kurt on the farm, traveled, gardened and just enjoyed his retirement.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lexington, a past member of the Lexington Rotary, a member of the "Three Coin Club," the Dawson County Historical Society and the Lexington Community Concert Association.
His interests were varied; from his love for music and family, to Nebraska football, gardening and Elderhostels.
Survivors include his wife, Marian Kline of Lexington; four sons, Bart III (Linda) of Boise, Ida., Scott (Diana) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Todd (Ruth) of Hastings and Kurt of Lexington; two daughters, Christin (Rick) Roffers of Waverly and Gretchen (Bob) Bricker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Bart and Faith Kline and Ben Kline of Boise, Ida., Scott, Burke and Brynn Kline of Hastings, T. J. Roffers of Lincoln, Paige and Kurt Bricker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one step-granddaughter, Shelby Robinson of Lincoln; and one great-grandson, Maxwell Kline of Boise, Ida. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
JOHN D. COX
A memorial service for John D. Cox, 89, Lexington, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington, with Rev. Todd Karges officiating, as well as Masonic Rites. There will be no visitation, as the family has chosen cremation.
John died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. He was born Nov. 12, 1913, at Fairbury to Ora and Margarete (Lambert) Cox. He grew up in Fairbury, graduating from Fairbury High School with the class of 1931. He then went on to further his education, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from Doane College in Crete in 1937.
On May 21, 1939, he married Billie Carey at the United Methodist Church in Overton. They had one child, Randy.
John and Billie made their home in several places prior to settling in Lexington. John received his master of arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1950. Other colleges attended were Hebron Junior College, Peru State College, Colorado State University, Iowa State University, University of Missouri, Kearney State College and Chadron State College.
His career in education spanned over 40 years. He taught, coached and was a principal at Overton from 1937 to 1941, at Lexington High School from 1941-1942 and was an instructor at the Army Air Force Tech Training Command from 1942-1944. He returned to Lexington, where he was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent from 1944-1983. His last position held with Lexington was that of business administrator. He was also administrative assistant for Tri-County Hospital from 1972-1976. He also worked part-time as an insurance adjuster from 1950-1985.
Active in his community, John was always very involved. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, charter member of the Lexington Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce, Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, National Education Association, Lexington Education Association, American Association of School Business Administrators, Nebraska Association of School Business Administrators, the Lexington Rotary, Kiwanis and Library Board. He was on the Board of Directors of Greater Lexington Corporation and Meals-on-Wheels. He was also on the United Way Budget Committee and Advisory Board of West Central Nebraska Area on Aging.
John enjoyed doing his yard work, flower garden, playing bridge and playing golf. His family meant the world to him and he will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Cox, Lexington; one son, Randy (Sarah Guillet) Cox, Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren, Katherine Cox and Christopher Cox of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Pauline Thompson of El Cajon, Calif.; and one very special friend, Ann Rosa Vargas, Lexington. He was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters, Aileen and Marjorie.
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.
Neta Osenbaugh, Lewisville, Texas
Neta B. Osenbaugh, 79, of Lewisville, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at The Medical Center of Lewisville in Texas. The family will have a private service at a later date.
Neta was born Nov. 2, 1925, at Arcadia to Claris and Alberta (Thompson) Bellinger. Survivors include a brother and a sister-in-law, Allen and Lois Bellinger of Gothenburg, and a sister, Dawn Smith of Lewisville, Texas.
She attended the University of Nebraska and had a long teaching career, retiring from Lexington Public Schools in June of 1989. She then moved to Texas and assisted at the Medical Center of Lewisville, where she volunteered more than 8,000 hours of her time.
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