Date Posted: 2011-04-15

Lloyd D. Jones, 85, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, April 15, 2011, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.

He was born February 24, 1926, at Lexington, Nebraska to Walter Clyde and Anna Vivette (Nelson) Jones.

Lloyd grew up in Lexington where he attended school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1944. He was active in sports in high school and earned the honor of All-State Basketball player. Following high school, Lloyd was inducted into the United States Navy. He served his country proudly from May 24, 1944, until being honorably discharged on May 7, 1946. He then furthered his education at the University of Nebraska where he graduated with a business degree. While in college he met the love of his life, Leona Joan Sorensen and was married June 5, 1949, at Blair, Nebraska. Three children were blessed to this marriage; Mark, Scott and Sheila.

Lloyd and Leona made their home in Lexington where Lloyd took over Jones Plumbing from his father. He so enjoyed his customers and many became lifelong friends.

The couple loved to travel extensively. They wintered in Texas for years and it was with their help that the H.O.S.T. Mentoring Program was brought to Lexington. An avid sports fan, Lloyd was always active in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, cheering them on in all of their endeavors. He coached little league baseball, played city baseball himself as a young man and never missed a St. Louis Cardinal baseball game if he could help it.

Lloyd loved the Nebraska Cornhuskers and he and Leona were fortunate enough to be able to follow them to many bowl games throughout the years. He enjoyed playing golf, bridge, going dancing and playing tennis. He was also active in his community and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church, a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge, the VFW, American Legion, Eastern Star and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his contributions to the Rotary Club.

Lloyd is survived by his wife of 62 years: Leona Jones of Lexington, Nebraska

Two sons: Dr. Mark (Patty) Jones of Lexington, Nebraska

Scott (Starla) Jones of Hobbs, New Mexico

One daughter: Sheila (Kent) Bader of Richland, Washington

Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Nelson Keith.

The family has honored Lloyd’s wishes that his body be cremated. There will be no visitation.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverends Tess Hufford and John Craig officiating.

Inurnment will be held prior to the Memorial Service in the Methodist Columbarium for family only.

Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Lexington Community Foundation or Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be directed to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

Date Posted: 2016-09-09

Robert H. Adams, 89, of rural Lexington died Friday, September 9, 2016 at the CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.

Robert was born December 5, 1926 in Lexington to Robert and Esme (Olsen) Adams. He attended school in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1944. Bob farmed after high school and served his country in the U.S. Army. After the Army he returned home and spent the rest of his working years farming.

Bob was united in marriage to Catherine M. Purintun on April 24, 1949 in Overton, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with three children Dave, Randy and Ann.

Bob loved life on the farm, sports and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include; wife Catherine of Lexington, Nebraska; daughter, Ann and husband William Verzani of South Sioux City, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Adam, Caid, Allie and Holli.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Dave and Randy, one bother: Ben and an infant sister Caroline.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Rev. Thayne Moore, officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington, Nebraska.

Memorials are suggested to Overton Fire and Rescue Department or the donor’s choice.

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: 2008-02-11
Maiden Name: Tomasek

Iryl V. Nelson, age 81, of Aurora, formerly a resident of Lexington, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Aurora Memorial Community Care.     

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, with the Rev. Todd Karges, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.     Survivors include two sons, Russ (Linda) Nelson of Woodbury, Minn., Al (Sandra) Nelson of LaVista; one daughter, Cindy (Valta) Ross of Aurora, seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.     

Iryl was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dick in 2007, and her infant son, Terry Dick Nelson.     

She was born June 21, 1926, at Lexington, to Walter and Hazel (Hatfield) Tomasek.     

Iryl attended school at Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1944.She was united in marriage to Dick J. Nelson on Jan. 2, 1947, at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington.     

Iryl worked several jobs during her lifetime as well as being a full time homemaker.She spent most of her time on their farm northwest of Lexington taking care of their huge yard, beautiful flowers, and abundant garden. She was known for her cooking especially her cookies.     

Iryl and Dick traveled and shopped about the country. Iryl also taught Sunday school for many years.     

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Memorials are kindly suggested to the East Park Villa in Aurora, or the First United Methodist Church in Lexington.

Date Posted: 2008-06-21

Francis Edward Fagot, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. He was born March 21, 1926, at Lexington, Nebraska to Forest Mathias and Sevilla May (Reynolds) Fagot. Fran grew up at Lexington where he graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1944. He then served his Country during WWII in the United States Navy from 1944-1946. 

He was united in marriage to Ruth Miller on April 10, 1949, at Milford, Nebraska. Three children were blessed to this union; Kathy, Annette and Craig. Fran farmed north of Lexington, fed cattle and was a crop adjuster. 

Fran was always very active in the community; he enjoyed people and enjoyed serving as past president of the Dawson County Feeders Association, past president of the Lexington Rotary Club, past president of the Dawson County Museum board, past board member of ESU #10, the Plum Creekers, Toastmasters, Barbershoppers, Lexington Art's Council, a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Methodist Church choir and the Methodist Men. He also served 14 years on the Central Platte Natural Resource District board.  

He enjoyed the family cabin at Johnson Lake, flying, sailing, boating, skiing, archery, singing, gardening, people, and was, "always ready for an adventure"! 

Survivors include his wife: Ruth Fagot of Lexington, Nebraska, Brother: Dale (Virgene) Forest of Trophy Club, Texas, Daughters: Kathy (Mike) Hockley of Overland Park, Kansas, Annette (Russ) Eisenhart of Culbertson, Nebraska, One son: Craig (Pat) Forester of Cincinnati, Ohio. Grandchildren: Chris Hockley, Anne Crofford, John Eisenhart, Ben Eisenhart, Andrea Eisenhart, Rachel Forester and stepgrandchildren; Lucy and Vinnie Conlon.   Fran was preceded in death by his parents.   

The family has honored Fran's wishes that his body be cremated. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 7, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Todd Karges officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the First United Methodist Church Columbarium. Memorials are suggested to the Dawson County Museum, the First United Methodist Church Music Department, or the Donor's Choice.   

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Date Posted: 2009-01-16
Maiden Name: Lange

Maxine Evelyn (Mrs. Donald) Carlson, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, January 16, 2009, at Golden Living Care Center in Cozad, Nebraska.

She was born July 14, 1926, at Lexington, Nebraska, to Lewis Henry and Eva Mae (Dillman) Lange.     

Maxine grew up in Lexington and lived here most of her life. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1944, and then Kearney State College.     

She was united in marriage to Donald Carlson on May 22, 1948, at North Platte, Nebraska. Two children were blessed to this union; Thomas and Vicki Sue.     

Maxine taught school in Lexington and in the Bertrand area. She played piano for many activities at District #38 school when her children were growing up. She also helped her husband with the farming operation. But, her most cherished career was raising her children and keeping her home. She loved flower gardening and sewing.     

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Rebekah Myrtle Lodge, the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.     

She is survived by her daughter: Vicki Sue and husband, Mike Davis of Lexington, Nebraska, Daughter-in-law: Kay Carlson of Lexington, Nebraska, 5 grandchildren and 7 7/8ths great-grandchildren.     

Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald and son, Tom.   

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, January 21, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating.     

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 20, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.     

Memorials are suggested to Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the First Presbyterian Church.     

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy or guest book signatures may be directed to: www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com