Donald D. Magnuson, 97 of Lexington passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Tabitha Residence – Harbor House.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating.

The Casket Will Be Closed.

Family will be greeting friends Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at the Church.

Interment with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Dawson County Historical Society or The Lexington Public Library.

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

Date Posted: 2006-01-13

Vernon D. Smith, 83, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, January 13, 2006, at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

He was born June 24, 1922, on a farm north of Lexington to Arthur and Ella (Sutphen) Smith.Vernon attended school in Lexington and graduated with the Class of 1939. On June 30, 1947, Vernon married Loulla June Becker at the home of Ed and Bertha Becker in Elm Creek, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on November 16, 2002.

He worked for REA when the couple was first married. He then joined his father and brother, Merle in the farming operation until his retirement in 1992. During the summer, Vernon loved to take drives in the country to see the crops and their progress.

Survivors include a son, Gary Smith of Gothenburg, Nebraska; a daughter, Karen and husband Bob McNeff of Palmer, Nebraska; three grandchildren, three great-grandsons, and a step-great-granddaughter; a sister, Betty Smith of Lafayette, Colorado; a brother, Melvin and wife Margaret Smith of Arapahoe, Nebraska; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louella; two sisters, Velma Apgar and Doris Smith; four brothers, Carl, Merle, Gerald, and Lloyd; and two infant grandchildren, Cinda Kim Smith and Kalene Ann McNeff.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 18, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Lexington with Rev. Kyron BeDunnah officiating. Burial was in Hewitt Cemetery in Lexington.

Memorials are kindly suggested to First Christian Church or donor's choice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.

from Tri-City Trib online

Date Posted: 2012-10-09
Maiden Name: Dodge

Virginia Elaine Cumpston, 91, of Lexington, Nebraska, with her family by her bedside, peacefully left this life and entered an eternal life in Heaven with her Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.

Virginia (Dodge) Cumpston was born August 30, 1921, at Darr, Nebraska to Hugh and Esther (Mosher) Dodge. Virginia graduated from Lexington Senior High in 1939. She was united in marriage to Francis Cumpston on May 29, 1940. They lived in the Lexington area all of their lives.

Besides being a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother, she worked at Monroe's in Cozad for a time, and worked many years for Reach Electronics from where she retired.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, going to Bible studies, reading her Bible, playing cards with friends, and crocheting. She was proud of her 50-year membership pin from the United Methodist Church.

Virginia is survived by her sons and spouses: Dennis and Bett Cumpston of Grand Island, NE; Richard and Lori Cumpston of Lexington, NE; also included are her grandchildren and spouses, Joshua and Allene Cumpston of Central City, NE; and Jill and Joe Sandmeier of Aurora, NE; surviving great-grandchildren are Katie, Trevor, Tyler Cumpston and Jacob Sandmeier.

She is also survived by sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Bill Hatting of Lexington, NE; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leroy and Mimi Dodge of Desert Hot Springs, CA, Roger and Bernita Dodge of Penn Valley, CA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Phyllis Cumpston, Luther Miller, Barbara Cumpston, Janice Cumpston, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 64 years, Francis Cumpston, one grandchild, great-granddaughter, Alyssa Sandmeier, sister and brother-in-law, Normalee and Roy Uhler, brothers-in-law, Don, Jim, Harold Cumpston, and sisters-in-law, Wanda Miller, Lavonne Howat, Virginia Brixius and Naomi Prato.

Funeral Services will be Monday, October 15, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Tess Hufford officiating. It was Virginia's wishes that her casket be closed. Burial will be in the Robb Cemetery south of Lexington. Visitation with family present will be Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the Alyssa Sandmeier Foundation at

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through:

Date Posted: 2013-12-17

James H. "Jim" Burnett, 93, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, December 17th, 2013, at his home.

Jim was born September 13th, 1920, in Lexington, to Oliver H. and Opal (Harris) Burnett. He was a 1939 graduate of Lexington High School and attended Kearney State College, participating in the concert band as first chair French horn.

While in high school, Jim worked at Barmore Drug behind the soda fountain. On July 14th, 1942, he joined the United States Army and after extensive training in Texas, Mississippi, California and Pennsylvania he joined the Allied campaign in France with the 95th Infantry Division serving under General Patton. He participated in the liberation of Metz (France), the relief of trapped Allied Forces in the Battle of the Bulge and the occupation of Germany. He was honorably discharged on November 19th, 1945, after receiving three Bronze Service Stars and the Bronze Star Medal.

On September 19th, 1942, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Carroll while being stationed in Austin, Texas, during his time in the Army.

Marjorie returned to Lexington when Jim sailed to Europe and Jim returned to Lexington in 1945. Upon his return to Lexington he worked at Farmer's State Bank and then would finish his career with 30+ years as General Manager and Vice President of Platte Valley Products.

The couple enjoyed traveling and attended many conventions for Jim's work. They visited most of the state capitals as well as many of the Presidential libraries. They had a wonderful circle of friends and enjoyed get-togethers for coffee and Canasta. Many summer days were spent at their Johnson Lake cabin with good memories of being with family and friends.

Jim was always very active in his community and played a large part in the formation of the Lexington Jaycees, he was also a member of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Rotary Club and Nebraska Dehydrator's Association as well as chairman of the American Dehydrator's Association; also, a member of the Masonic Lodge and Tehama Shrine, the VFW and American Legion. Jim was also an active 75+ year member of the First United Methodist Church in Lexington.

Jim coached little league baseball when his sons were young as well as being a Boy Scout leader. One of his greatest enjoyments was having coffee with his business associates and friends.

Jim is survived by his three sons; Dennis (Irene) Burnett of Springfield, Virginia; Terry Burnett of Lexington; David (Sue) Burnett of Danvers, Massachusetts; his daughter, Vicki (Loren) Danhauer of Lincoln, Nebraska; his sister Marilyn Wiessner of Green Valley, Arizona; his nine grandchildren, Carolyn (Todd) Hudson of Cairns, Australia; Christopher (Kristin) Burnett of Durango, Colorado; Carrie Kielty of Lincoln, Nebraska; Erika (Jim) Pearl of Lincoln, Nebraska; Thad Danhauer of Arlington, Texas; Andrea (Rao) Gutta of Omaha, Nebraska; Beth (Shawn) Nault of Somersworth, New Hampshire; Kate Burnett of Danvers, Massachusetts and Adam (LeAnne) Burnett of Ipswich, Massachusetts; his thirteen great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry (Carolyn) Dorwart of Reedsport, Oregon; and his nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie on February 25th, 2013; his infant daughter, Sandra; his sister, Harriett Onstott; his brother-in-law, Dick Wiessner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Delbert (Doris) Carroll; Geraldine (Virgil) Berryman; and Jean (Alice) Carroll.     Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 21st, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Rev. Dr. Dyton Owen officiating.

Burial with Military Honors followed in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family. Please share online condolences with the family through

Date Posted: 2014-03-13
Maiden Name: Reiter

Charlotte P. Selk, 93, of Lexington, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Lexington Regional Health Center. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with the Rev. Caroline Vickery officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be held Monday, March 17, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

She was born Jan. 14, 1921, in Hershey to Clarence and Ethel (Evans) Reiter. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1939. Following graduation she worked at Lexington State Bank.

Charlotte was united in marriage to Virgil H. Selk, of Cozad, Sept. 10, 1944, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. The couple moved to Cozad in 1948, where she was employed as the payroll clerk at Allied Mills. In 1952, she opened her own business known as "Selk's Youth Shop" which she operated for 15 years until her health forced her to quit and sell the business. In 1962, Peggy Lee joined the family through adoption. The family returned to Lexington in 1965.

Charlotte was an avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing Bridge. She was a long-time faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Grace Circle and taught Sunday school for over 20 years.

Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Ballheim of Hastings; two grandchildren, Matthew (Loraina) Ballheim of Hastings and Melissa (Alfred) Carvolho of Lincoln; five great-grandchildren; sister, Evelyn Breeden of Cozad; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil; grandson, Michael; brother, Lee Reiter; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Clarence Taylor; brother-in-law, Jim Breeden; nephew; Bill Breeden and cousin, Doris Bowden.

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 through: