Date Posted: 2014-10-25
Maiden Name: Meusch

Alice L. Klauz, 89, of Kearney, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney.

She was born May 21, 1925, in Shelton, Nebraska, to Walter and Hazel (Russell) Meusch. She lived in Shelton until the 8th grade, when her family moved to Lexington. Alice was a 1942 graduate of Lexington High School.

Alice was united in marriage to Joseph G. Klauz on May 24, 1943, in Lexington. Four children were blessed to this marriage; Bob, Betty, Rick and Merry.

Always busy, Alice cared for the elderly and needy and cleaned houses for various residents. She worked at the Hollingsworth Motel in Lexington, Plectron Corporation in Overton for 18 years, Daylight Donuts and Karre City Bakery.

Alice enjoyed people and loved spending time with the children when they were small by helping with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and being a member of the PTA. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Nebraska Women’s Bowling Association for 22 years, Penny Pinchers Extension Club for over 50 years, and a monthly card club.

She shared her talent with others by teaching crocheting for the Community College in Overton and Sumner, and taking on students with private lessons. She also enjoyed quilting, reading and country music concerts.

Alice will always be remembered for her kind ways, her infectious smile and her love for her family.

Survivors include two sons; Bob Klauz of Kearney, Nebraska; and, Rick Klauz and Linda Guill of Lexington, Nebraska; one daughter, Merry and husband Larry Johnson of Grand Island, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; Daniel and wife Stephanie Jensen of Omaha, Nebraska; Derek and wife Michelle Mullin of Kearney, Nebraska; Nicole and husband Jim Peterson of Axtell, Nebraska; Angela Johnson of Omaha, Nebraska; Steven Johnson of Simi Valley, California; Kristin and husband Matt Boucher of Murdock, Nebraska; Russ and wife Lisa Guill of Lincoln, Nebraska; ten great-grandchildren; Lexi Klauz-Rohde, Austin Boucher, Jakob Boucher, Sarah Jensen, Karson Peterson, Keegan Peterson, Lorien Guill, Lorelei Guill, Brody & Bentley Mullin; brother, Richard Meusch of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; and sister, Thelma Dodson of Corpus Christi, Texas; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph on December 21, 1967; daughter, Betty Jensen on June 9, 2011; grandson, Ryan Guill on April 17, 2006; two brothers, Oliver and Leonard Meusch; and one sister, Georgia Gillette.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Neal Nollette celebrating.

Burial will be in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Date Posted: 2016-05-30
Maiden Name: Reinhardt

Elizabeth “Liz” Warner, 93, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at CHI Good Samaritan-Kearney.

She was born September 24, 1922, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to John and Charlotte (Sinner) Reinhardt. She was the sixth of ten children. Farm work brought the Reinhardt family to Lexington where Liz graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1942.

On March 4, 1945, Liz married Ross Warner at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. They were blessed with three children, Linda, Pamela, and Charles.

Throughout her life, Liz worked at several jobs, but was very proud of the many years she worked at Plum Creek Medical Group as a medical transcriptionist. She began in 1963, and worked 41 years until retiring in 2004.

Liz was an active member of First Presbyterian Church for 78 years. She served as an Elder, Deacon, Clerk of Session, Sunday school teacher, officer of Presbyterian women, church photographer, and ever cheerful volunteer.

Spending time with her family and friends brought Liz her greatest joy! She loved traveling with her kids, having tea parties with her great-grandchildren, playing dominoes, and cards at Shackley. She also loved making pretzels and noodles at the Grand Generation Center, quilting, and dancing. Oh how she loved to polka! Her “Love of Life” will always be remembered!

Liz is lovingly survived by her children; Linda (Terry) Lauby of Lexington, Nebraska, Pamela (Bruce) Robinson of Whale Pass, Alaska, and Charles (Jan) Warner of Castorville, Texas; eight grandchildren; Heidi (Edwin) Markie of Fairfield, California, Jessica (Michael) Bliven of Eaton, Colorado, Tana Rossing of Parker, Colorado; Tristan (Adam) Berkey of Juneau, Alaska, Joshua (Erin) Robinson of Wasilla, Alaska, Desiree (Josh) Pointer of Okinawa, Japan, Charles (Michele) Warner of Austin, Texas, Amanda Warner of Castorville, Texas; and, ten great-grandchildren; Ellery and Adelyn Markie, Terrence and Freya Bliven, Hannah and Kendall Rossing, Chance and Natalee Robinson, and Kenzie and Ryan Pointer; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ross; five brothers, John, Alex, Bill, Ed, and George; and, four sisters, Freida, Marie, Irene, and Alice.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Polly Deppen-Williams officiating.

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 3, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church or Heartland Military Museum.

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

Date Posted: 2017-11-17
Maiden Name: Knapple

Marcia M. Morgan, 92, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.

Marcia was born June 8, 1925, in rural Lexington to Edward and Hattie (Marsh) Knapple. She was a 1942 graduate of Lexington High School. Marcia went on to further her education at Bishop Clarkson Nursing School in Omaha. She graduated with her Registered Nurse Degree in 1946.

She was united in marriage to Merle Morgan on April 27, 1947, in Lexington. Marcia would begin her career in nursing at the Lexington Community Hospital. She would go on to work at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Administrator for Platte Valley Care Home in Lexington, Westside Care Home in Lexington, was interim Administrator at Bertrand Nursing Home, and finished her nursing career with Central Plains Home Health in Cozad.

As a young girl, she was a member of Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church, and after her marriage she joined the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. She served on the Commission of Ministry of the Presbytery for six years. She was also an active member of Chapter HV P.E.O., DAR, and the Rebekah’s.

Marcia enjoyed playing Bridge, bowling, walking, knitting, and caring for others, but her grandchildren always brought a sparkle to her eye.

Leaving to mourn her loss are her children; Cynthia A. (Jim) Elwell of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sarah A. (Jon) Taylor of Lexington, Nebraska, William J. Morgan of Granger, Iowa, and Mary A. Reed of Lexington, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, Jimmy, Shelly, Meagan, Erin, Beth, Adam, Lacie, and Darla; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barb Knapple of Lexington, Nebraska; as well as one niece, one nephew, extended family and friends.

Marcia was preceded in death by her parents; husband Merle; daughter, Susan Maurstad; sister, Arlene Giesler; brother, Neil Knapple; and son-in-law, Bob Reed.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Polly Deppen-Williams officiating.

Private Burial will be held prior to the service at Greenwood Cemetery There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church.

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

Date Posted: 2007-08-02

Kenichi K. "Ken" Kanda, 85, of Lexington, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, with the Rev. John Craig, officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, from 2-5 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors at graveside. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four brothers: Todd Kanda of Lexington, Masami (Sumiko) Kanda of Denver, Ted Kanda of Lexington, George (Faye) Kanda of Brighton, Colo., many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Yasuo and Sam.

He was born March 21, 1922, at Lexington, to Tokuichi (Jim) and Hatsuyo (Kawamoto) Kanda.Ken grew up in Lexington, where he attended elementary school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1942.

He served his country during WWII from August, 1944, to November, 1946. He was honored with many medals; including, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze battle Stars, the Victory Medal, and the Distinguished Unit Badge with One bronze Cluster. Upon his return to the United States, Ken returned to farming.

Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.

--Obituary obtained from the Lexington Clipper-Herald

Date Posted: 2007-10-26
Maiden Name: Hanson

Phyllis J. Meyer, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, October 26, 2007, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington, Nebraska.

She was born April 18, 1925, at Lexington, Nebraska, to Albert R. and Hazel M. (Richardson) Hanson. Phyllis lived her entire life in the Lexington area, except for a time when she attended rural country schools in Gosper and Phelps counties. She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1942. Following graduation, she taught school in Gosper and Phelps counties

She was united in marriage to Martin A. Meyer on June 3, 1944, at Norton, Kansas. This union was Blessed with two daughters, Carol and Connie.

Phyllis worked 28 years for Hennek's Hardware and Steve's TV as their bookkeeper, retiring in 1991.

She enjoyed spending time at the Grand Generation Center in Lexington. She enjoyed quilting, reading and doing crossword puzzles. Phyllis loved her little dachsund, Ginger and visiting with her neighbors and taking pride in her home. This past June, Phyllis attended her 65th high school class reunion.

Survivors include two daughters: Carol S. Meyer of Lexington, Nebraska Connie J. (David) Breidenbach of Olathe, Kansas. One sister: Lois (Clifford) Hagan of Sutherland, Nebraska Brother-in-law: Norman Meyer of Kearney, Nebraska. Two grandsons: Nicholas A. (Heather) Breidenbach of Overland Park, Kansas Phillip A. Breidenbach of Edgerton, Kansas. One great-granddaughter: Samantha P. Breidenbach of Overland Park, Kansas. Three nephews: David Hagan of Cheyenne, Wyoming Michael Hagan of North Platte, Nebraska Patrick Hagan of Smithfield, Nebraska. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Martin in 2001.

Memorial Services will be Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Megan Morrow, officiating. Burial will be held prior to the Memorial Service at Robb Cemetery for family only. Visitation will be held Monday, October 29, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the Grand Generation Center or Grace Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be received at reynoldslovefuneralhome.com. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.