Maiden Name: Wells


Lois Wells Anthony, 93 of Lexington passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Plum Creek Health Care Community in Lexington.

Lois was born February 22, 1925 on the family farm on the north side of the Lincoln Highway, northwest of Lexington to Vernon J. and Florence (DeLap) Wells. She joined a brother Stanley Wells.

Lois obeyed the Lord’s command and was immersed into Christ at the age of ten at the Cozad Church Of Christ.

Lois attended school at District North 22 through the fourth grade and then District North 16 through the 8th grade. She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1941. She was enrolled in L.H.S. normal teaching training and started teaching in 1941. She taught for six years, each summer she attended Kearney State Teachers College.

On September 1, 1945 she was united in marriage to Francis John Anthony in Grant, Nebraska. Two sons were blessed to this marriage, Clifford and Russell. Francis preceded her in death on January 10, 2008.

Lois was a member of the Church of Christ in Cozad. She was a former Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, served on the election board and was a member of the knitting club. She loved spending time with her family and attending aqua fitness sessions.

Survivors include her two sons: Clifford and wife Deb of Lexington and Russell and wife Pam of Wellington, Colorado. Four grandchildren: Sandra (Andrew) Wang of Kearney, Kelly (Benjamin) Kinnison of Kearney, John (Bianca) Anthony of Wellington, CO. and Darcy Anthony of Wellington, CO., six great-grandchildren: Evan, Isabella, Taylor, Barrett, Myles and Adelynn.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Johnny and one brother Stanley Wells.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cozad Church Of Christ with Pastor James McCrickard, officiating.

The casket will be open prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be at the Hewitt Cemetery in rural Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

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: 2015-03-05

Ronald E. Longly, 91, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Cozad Community Hosital.

Ron was born October 20, 1923, in rural Lexington, Nebraska to William and Eva (Lemmer) Longly. He lived on the family farm his entire life.

He attended Dawson County #7 rural school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1941. He then went on to further his education at the University of Nebraska. Ron served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He served from April 24, 1945, until his honorable discharge on April 24, 1947. After college, he returned to the farm. He was united in marriage to Mona Bauer on June 1, 1948, in Lexington. The couple was blessed with five children; Nick, Jim, Sharon, Deb and Tom.

Ron was always an active part of the Lexington community. He was a faithful member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus. He was active in the VFW, American Legion, Dawson County Democrats, Dawson County Plum Creekers horse drill team and had previously served on St. Ann’s Catholic School Board.

To say Ron and Mona loved to travel would be an understatement. They loved to take the family on special trips and each one of the grandchildren was given the opportunity to travel with their grandparents. When Mona was elected president of the National VFW Auxiliary, Ron traveled by her side and loved the opportunity to see many areas of the world.

Christmastime was a special time and many family traditions were carried down generation to generation. The annual Christmas tree trimming tradition is a favorite memory.

Ron enjoyed a good discussion about various topics and could talk your leg off for hours. He loved the farm, the cattle and checking the Markets daily. He was also an amateur weatherman. Paul Harvey’s talk, “So God Made a Farmer” summed up Ron’s life perfectly. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife; Mona Longly of Lexington, Nebraska; children, Jim (Pat) Longly of Lexington, Nebraska, Thomas Longly of Lexington, Nebraska, Sharon (Terry) Jorgensen of Lexington, Nebraska and Deb (Ryan) Berggren of Stromsburg, Nebraska; daughter-in-law, Claire Longly of Fullerton, Nebraska; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren with three on the way, five stepgrandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; son, Nick; grandson, Curt, step-granddaughter, Brandi, and sister, Maxine Renken.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Father Jorge Canela officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held Sunday, March 8 2015, from 4-6 p.m. with Wake Service to follow at 6:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church or Heartland Military Museum.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family through:

Date Posted: 2013-06-10
Maiden Name: Quitmeyer

Opal Dorothy Henrietta Quitmeyer, 90, of rural Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Opal was born April 9, 1923, on a farm in the Buffalo community to Frank and Bertha (Kopf) Quitmeyer. She received the sacrament of Holy Baptism on April 9, 1923, and reaffirmed those vows at her confirmation on May 16, 1937.

She attended First Lutheran Parochial School and Lexington High School, graduating in 1941. She moved to California and worked as a telephone operator for 10 years, returning to Nebraska in 1952, to help her brother Marvin raise his 3 children. She was a life-long member of First Lutheran Church at Buffalo and an active member of the First Lutheran Ladies Aid.

Opal enjoyed playing cards with friends and family, gardening, and large family get-togethers.

She is survived by her sister, Nora Prange of Redding, California; nieces & nephews, David (Janet) Quitmeyer of Lexington, Nebraska; Eileen Sawyers of Omaha, Nebraska; Debbie (Greg) Kitch of Georgia; Tom (Andrea) Prange, Kathie (Steve) Sturzenacker, Sue (Steve) Bailey all of California; grandnieces & nephews; Katie (Slim) Reece of Harrison, Nebraska; Casey (Crystal) Quitmeyer of Lexington, Nebraska; Brooke (Ryan) Donovan of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Nick (Lindsey) Sawyers of Long Beach, California; and their families.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marvin and wife, Ruby Quitmeyer; brother-in-law, Ernie Prange, and niece, Letty Quitmeyer.

Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Buffalo Lutheran Cemetery with Reverend Victor Rasmussen officiating.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 1, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Buffalo with Reverend Victor Rasmussen, officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to the Buffalo Lutheran Church or The Lutheran Hour.

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

Date Posted: 2018-07-24
Maiden Name: McKee

Gail Magnuson, 95, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, July 21, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the Tabitha Residence - Harbor House.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating.

Family will be greeting friends one hour prior to the service. The casket will be closed.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Dawson County Historical Society Or 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:

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