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: