Date Posted: 2016-01-02

Glen David Alkire, 82, of Charlotte, N. C., peacefully departed this world on Jan. 2, 2016.

The family will celebrate Mr. Alkire privately and announce a larger celebration of his life at a later date.

Dave was born in Lexington, on July 12, 1933 to Helen and Leonard Alkire and was a member of the LHS class of 1951. He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering, a BA in English and a minor in German from the University of Nebraska. Upon graduation, Dave attended Army Intelligence School and Army Language School with a concentration in Japanese and served in Okinawa,Japan. He took employment with Celanese Fibers in 1959 and continued to serve them for over 30 years. It was also at Celanese that he met his wife, June, an employee and fashion show model. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

A lifelong learner, Dave continued his professional education at Harvard Business School and Virginia Tech, and studied languages recreationally post-retirement at UNC Charlotte (Spanish and German), Middlebury College (Spanish) and UNC Chapel Hill where he spent two years in the Master’s Program for German Literature.

Additionally, he was a competitive tennis player, a Flying Scot skipper, and a committed volunteer for his church and community. He ran the Charlotte Observer Marathon at age 52, rode his bike across the state of Tennessee at age 54, took up windsurfing and hiking in his late 50s, and learned to swim in his 60s, ultimately winning at a regional level and competing at the national level of the Senior Games.

He was a member of the Buddy Kemp “Live Poets” Society, volunteered with refugees and immigrants in theCharlotte area, served as an interpreter, Spanish and ESL instructor, and helped to build a Habitat for Humanity house. He was respected for his wisdom and intellect, and enjoyed for his kind heart and bright sense of humor.

Mr. Alkire is survived by his wife, June; his daughter, Kristen Alkire Eshleman; son-in-law, Jonathan; and grandchildren, Ethan, Kelsey and Evan. He was adored by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Providence United Methodist Church Local Missions,2810 Providence Road,Charlotte,NC 28211.
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Date Posted: 2016-03-11
Maiden Name: DeLap

Marilyn A. Rose, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.

She was born August 21, 1933, in Cozad, Nebraska, to Leslie and Dorothy (Johnson) Delap. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1951. Marilyn furthered her education at Nebraska Christian College in Norfolk, Nebraska in 1952. At age 70, she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2003.

Marilyn was united in marriage to Lowell Rose on April 17, 1955 in Cozad. Three sons were blessed to this marriage; David, Brian, and Brent.

Marilyn shared her beautiful voice for many years by singing in the choir at First Christian Church, which she was a member for many years. She was a member of local musical trio, the Cameos and she also sang for many funerals and weddings.

Always active, Marilyn was a past member of P.E.O., volunteered for Tri-County Hospice, and she was the Social Services Director for Westside Care Home for many years, as well as raising her sons, and attending their activities. She also enjoyed card playing with her friends from the Cozad Bridge Club.

In 2000, Marilyn moved to Grand Island, Nebraska, worked at Riverside Lodge and was active in the Third City Christian Church. In 2010, she moved to Omaha, and came back home to Lexington in 2013.

She leaves to mourn her passing her three sons; David (Carolyn) Rose of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Brian (Lynn) Rose of Kearney, Nebraska, Brent (Monica) Rose of Omaha, Nebraska; five grandchildren (Ben, Ashley, Lindsey, Adley and Harper), three great-grandchildren (Anna Kate, Grayson, Channing); one brother, Bill (Vel) Delap of Dallas, Texas, as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lowell in 1995; sister, Virginia, and brother, Bob.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at LexChristian Church in Lexington with Pastor Daniel Sauer officiating.

Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery at Cozad.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Christian College Music Dept. or local music department of choice.

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

Date Posted: 2016-07-24

G. Thomas Reed, 81, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Brookdale in Lexington.

He was born October 19, 1934, in the country on the farm, near Lexington, to George Melvin Reed and Edna Elizabeth Courter. He attended school in Lexington, graduating in 1951. He then went on to continue his education at Milford Technical College.

Tom was united in marriage to Shirley Joan Wiley on January 22, 1956, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington. Three children were blessed to this marriage; Karen, Kevin, and Ken. Joan passed away on April 20, 1967. Tom raised his children on his own, taking all of them trucking with him!!

When Tom finished his secondary education at Milford he took a job with Walter T. Dunlap for four years. Following this he began his trucking career. He drove trucks all of his life and owned his own company for 17 years. Prior to that, he worked for Allen Mitchek for 40 years.

Tom was a kind man who loved his gardening and was well-known for the best sweet corn around. He loved to share his produce! Most importantly though was his family. He returned to his roots in 2013, where he lived the rest of his life, surrounded by local family and friends.

Tom is survived by one son; Ken and wife Siri Reed of Ogallala, Nebraska, one daughter, Karen and husband Larry Wenzlick of Keystone, South Dakota; seven grandchildren, Abraham, Levi, Jason, Randall, Stephanie, Morgan, and Diana; and seven great-grandchildren; Layla, Madison, Payton, Marshall, Dallas, Aubree, and Mackson; one brother, Bob and wife Nola Reed of Lexington, Nebraska; two sisters, Betty May Reed of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Patricia Rozell of Saratoga, Wyoming; one daughter-in-law, Lona Reed of Haxtun, Colorado; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his wife, by his parents; son, Kevin; and, brother and sister-in-law, Dick and Barbara Reed.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 29, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating.

Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held prior to the funeral service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

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

Date Posted: 2016-10-11
Maiden Name: Kopf

Millicent “Ann” Andersen, 83, of Papillion, Nebraska, former rural Lexington resident, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion.

Ann was born August 25, 1933, in Lexington, Nebraska, daughter of Arthur and Millicent (White) Kopf.

She attended the Reed school and school district #59 through eighth grade. She went on to Lexington graduating with the class of 1951. She attended Kearney Teachers College and then taught at the Reed school for one year. Ann married Paul Anders Andersen at First Lutheran Church in Buffalo on August 10, 1952. They had five children, Angie, Kevin, Kristy, Kyle, and Kerry. They farmed and ranched northwest of Lexington. Paul preceded her in death on November 24, 2007, after 55 years of marriage.

Ann was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Cozad. She was a former member of the church council, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school superintendent. She was the chairperson for the annual fall church supper for many years. She was a strong supporter of her children’s 4-H activities. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, playing cards, sewing, and family gatherings. She also enjoyed spending many hours watching her grandchildren’s activities. One of her joys was helping with the Christmas programs at District #44R.

Ann is survived by her children, Angie (Rodney) Sall of Lexington, Nebraska, Kristy (John) Toy of Waverly, Nebraska, and Kerry (Susan) Andersen of Sachse, Texas; daughter-in-law, Paula Andersen of Elkhorn, Nebraska; nine grandchildren: Blake (Crystal) Sall, Brett (Brittany) Sall, Andrea (Thomas) Cone, Aaron (Annie) Andersen, Andrew Toy, Abigail Layne Hamilton, Parker Hamilton, Abagail Grace Andersen, and Claire Ann Andersen; five great-grandchildren, Shank Sall, Shad Sall, Shayden Sall, Thomas Cone, V, and Reid Andersen; one brother-in-law, Sid (Marlene) Andersen; two sisters, Patty Newell of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Becky (Don Mican) Kopf of Overland Park, Kansas; and one brother, Danny (Jo) Kopf of Lexington, Nebraska; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Millicent Kopf, her husband Paul, two stepsisters-in-law Evelyn Buswell and Helen Demyanovich, infant son Kyle, and son Kevin.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church northwest of Lexington with Kathy Gundell, PMA officiating.

Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 14, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

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: 2015-04-14
Maiden Name: Washburn

Cynthia R. Barnes, 82 of San Antonio, TX went to the Lord peacefully on 14 April 2015.

She was born 8 June 1932 in Sumner, Nebraska to Cecil Washburn and Leola Eaton.

She was married 41 years to Robert L. Barnes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Cynthia was a devoted child of God, wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her brother William (Jacquee) Washburn; sister Shirley Munson; beloved sister-in-laws Donna [Barnes] Crain and JoAnn [Barnes] Woehrle; children Barb (Steve) Gates, Rodney (Diane) Barnes, William (Lynnette) Barnes, and Bobbye Sullivan; grandchildren Bill, Richard, Ricci, Ryan, Anthony; great-grandchildren Jude, Harley Cate; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was a faithful servant to our Lord; a church pianist for 40 years; dedicated to her friends from Fairview Evangelical Free Church and Floresville First Baptist Church - especially the Hope Sunday School class. Her spiritual gift (Romans 12:6-8) was 'Serving' and she will be lovingly remembered for the encouraging cards and notes she sent.

A 1:30 p.m., Graveside Service will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at Mission Burial Park South. Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse or Salvation Army.

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