Date Posted: 2015-07-15
Maiden Name: Silas

Eva J. Silas, age 79, died at the Hospice House in Omaha.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St in Omaha. Burial to follow in ForestLawnMemorial Park.

Eva J. Silas was born in Lexington and was a 1955 graduate of Lexington High School and the Grand Island Beauty School. She married Lorenz “Bill” Montoya on Oct. 5, 1965. They resided in Omaha. Bill died Sept. 30, 2002.

She worked for over 50 years as a “beautician” in Lexington, Grand Island and Omaha. She enjoyed her career very much and received many awards as a young hairdresser. Her most cherished gifts were given to her by the many loyal customers she served. Eva retired at age 70.

Eva will be remembered by her sweet loving heart, her joyous and contagious laughter, and her unending prayerful model of faith, strength and love. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her loving family, Herman and Paublita Silas, Modesto Silas, Jessie Munoz, Jennie Gutierrez, and Ann Cole. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly, along with many cousins and friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Josie Harper Hospice House.

Memorials suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, or Hospice House, 7415 Cedar St., Omaha, NE68124. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, NE at a later date.

Date Posted: 2015-02-18

LeRoy Allen Woodside, 78, of Kearney, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at St. John’s Good Samaritan Society in Kearney.

He was born July 2, 1936, to Axel Harold and Rosa Karolina Josephine (Schwarz) Woodside. He grew up in Lexington where he attended school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1955. He was united in marriage to Bonnie Flint in 1955. Three children were born to this marriage; Laura, Kelly and Mark. LeRoy later married Myrna Sater on September 13, 1964, in Grand Island, Nebraska. He welcomed Myrna’s daughters, Kim and Billie into the family. The couple later was blessed with two children, Joannie and DelRay.

LeRoy loved children. He and Myrna were foster parents to Marty, James and Jason Branstitter and Hannah (Hochstetler) Metzger.

During LeRoy’s working years, he spent most of his childhood working at the bowling alley in Lexington and then Cornland Dressed Beef. In 1970, the family moved to Gibbon. They bought and operated the bowling alley in Shelton, Nebraska until 1977. In 1977, they returned to Lexington where LeRoy worked at Sperry New Holland in Quality Control. In 1983, they moved to Merna, Nebraska where he was the custodian at the school and was a masseuse.

In 1993, they moved to Mississippi where he was a security guard at Casino Magic. They then returned to Nebraska and moved to Minden. While in Minden Myrna passed away and LeRoy was manager of a trailer park. He later moved to Kearney when he retired.

LeRoy had been confirmed and was a member as a young man of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Lexington Muzzleloader’s Club. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking, deer hunting, fishing, camping, playing guitar and being with family.

Survivors include his children; daughter Kelly Bliven and Terry Blum of Bertrand, Nebraska, son, Mark Woodside of Kearney, Nebraska, stepdaughters, Kim (Kirk) Carlson of Ralston, Nebraska and Billie (Lonnie) Root of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; three brothers, Bernard (Judy) Woodside of Holdrege, Nebraska, Wayne (Patricia) Woodside of Odessa, Nebraska and, Mick (Rita) Woodside of Kearney, Nebraska; one sister, Viola Woodside of Lexington, Nebraska; eighteen grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren; as well nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents; wife, two daughters, one son, one grandson, five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Services will be Friday, February 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating.

Burial will be in Grace Cemetery northwest of Lexington.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015, 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 in charge of arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

 

Date Posted: 2018-05-25

Dale L. Sherman, 81 of Lexington, Nebraska died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Kearney Regional Medical Center.
Dale was born September 10, 1936, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Irving and Elsie (Westmeyer) Sherman. He attended school in Lexington and graduated with the class of 1955.
Dale enjoyed square dancing and that is where he met Jo. Dale was united in marriage to Elinore Jo McFarren on August 23, 1959, in Cozad, Nebraska. Three children were blessed to this union: Ken, Cindy and Tim. The family lived on the farm just outside of Lexington where Dale farmed all of his life. Dale has lived in the same house his entire life except for about the first year of marriage.
Dale loved working with kids, teaching and coaching sports. He spent many years at the Lexington Junior High coaching boys and girls basketball. He also spent many summers coaching boys baseball and girls softball.
Dale kept up on what was going on in the sports world especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Kansas City Royals. He kept himself busy playing the game of golf, which he enjoyed, and made many friends throughout the years playing at the Overton Golf Course. Dale helped construct the new greens from the original sand greens and was a lifetime member. He also served as president and treasurer at the Overton Golf Course. Dale was an avid card player. He played pitch with his friends at the Grand Generation Center in Lexington and enjoyed a good game of pinochle. Dale and Jo spent over fifty years with their same pinochle group.
Dale belonged to the Clipper Ship Mariners group. He was on the District 25 School Board for eight years and a 4-H leader for the Horseshoe Bend Club. Dale was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Elder.
Dale is survived by his wife, Elinore Jo Sherman of Lexington, Nebraska; two sons, Ken (Janet) Sherman of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Tim (Shannon) Sherman of Wichita, Kansas; one daughter, Cindy (Tom) Goodman of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy (Rose Marie) Sherman of Lexington, Nebraska; two sisters, Thelma (Dick) Hald of Curtis, Nebraska and Eileen (Murl) Tiede of Elwood, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother and a nephew, David Hald.
Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Pastor Eddie Mariel, officiating.
Visitation will be on Monday, May 28, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington.
Interment will be held prior to the Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Grand Generation Center or Dawson County 4-H.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

Date Posted: 2018-04-24

Dean C. Martin, 81 of Lexington, NE and Apache Junction, AZ, passed away Saturday April 14, 2018 at his home in Apache Junction.

Dean was born February 25, 1937 to Dr.'s George L. and Alice M. (Horn) Martin. He graduated from Lexington High school in 1955, also graduated from Fort Smith Auction School in 1956, and from Kearney State College in 1959.

While enlisted in the U.S.ARMY he learned radio transmission and turned it into a long-time love for HAM radios. He transferred to the National Guard where he remained until 1965, reaching the rank of E7.

As a young college graduate he taught English at Sumner/Eddyville for 2 years. He then returned to Lexington to open The Martin Company, a real-estate, auctioneer, and insurance company.

He married Deanna Turner of Cozad, NE in 1964, and from this union a daughter Shelley Lynn was born.

Dean began auctioneering by working at the Lexington Sale Barn sorting and taking bids on livestock by the age of 13. Dean loved life, and enjoyed being a member of many organizations including: the first United Methodist church, Eagles, Elks, DeMolay, American Legion, Kearney State College Alumni association, Dawson county board of Realtors, Goldenrod auto club, and the Nebraska auctioneers association, where he served as a board member, president, and also was awarded Nebraska auctioneer of the year in 2007.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed fixing things with his great- grandson Jaxon, as well as teaching his great-granddaughter Ava how to ride a bike. When he wasn't with family he spent his time visiting with friends, traveling, and dancing as often as possible. He also collected classic cars, coins, and antiques, which led to his specialized auctions.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles, and is survived by his daughter Shelley (Thomas) Bowers of Fairbury, NE; two granddaughters, Ashley (Kenny) Jensby of Kearney, NE, and Anna Bowers of Fairbury, NE, as well as two great- grandchildren, Ava Jensby of Kearney, NE, and Jaxon Saylor of Fairbury, NE

Visitation will be Friday April 27, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds -Love Chapel in Lexington.

Services will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel with Pastor Duane Russell officiating.

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery Lexington with Military Honors.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

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: 2015-07-15
Maiden Name: Silas

Eva J. Silas, age 79, died at the Hospice House in Omaha.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St in Omaha. Burial to follow in ForestLawnMemorial Park.

Eva J. Silas was born in Lexington and was a 1955 graduate of Lexington High School and the Grand Island Beauty School.

She married Lorenz “Bill” Montoya on Oct. 5, 1965. They resided in Omaha. Bill died Sept. 30, 2002.

She worked for over 50 years as a “beautician” in Lexington, Grand Island and Omaha. She enjoyed her career very much and received many awards as a young hairdresser. Her most cherished gifts were given to her by the many loyal customers she served.Eva retired at age 70.

Eva will be remembered by her sweet loving heart, her joyous and contagious laughter, and her unending prayerful model of faith, strength and love.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her loving family, Herman and Paublita Silas, Modesto Silas, Jessie Munoz, Jennie Gutierrez, and Ann Cole.

She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, who loved her dearly, along with many cousins and friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at the Josie Harper Hospice House. Memorials suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, or Hospice House, 7415 Cedar St., Omaha, NE68124. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, NE at a later date.