Date Posted: 2018-10-08
Maiden Name: Hilton

Dorthy M. Henry of Cozad passed away October 6, 2018, surrounded by family, at her daughter's home in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 78. Dorthy was born May 27, 1940 in Lexington, Nebraska to Roy and Anna (Rickertsen) Hilton. She graduated from Lexington High School. Dorthy married Harold "Hank" Henry at the Presbyterian Church in Lexington in 1958. They made their home northeast of Cozad. Their union was blessed with four children, Mike, Patty, Teresa and Nicki. She was an insurance agent for Thompson Agency in Cozad and Barney Insurance in Lexington until her retirement. Dorthy was a hard worker and loved living on the farm. She was a kind and caring person and always put others before herself. Her most treasured times were spent with her grandchildren and watching them play sports. She was a longtime member of the Cozad United Methodist Church and church circle, Rebekah Lodge, and local garden club. She was also an avid Husker fan and enjoyed traveling with her siblings.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Delores Stoll and son-in-law, Tom Petersen. Survivors include her son, Mike (Jody) Henry of Cozad, daughters, Patty Henry of Kearney, Teresa (Kent) Cordes of Kearney, and Nicki (Mike Dorsey) Henry of North Platte; 10 grandchildren, Ryan Henry, Justin Henry and Jordon Henry of Cozad, Jacob Zimbelman, Kyle Zimbelman and Luke Zimbelman of North Platte, Katelyn Petersen and Kelsey Petersen of Kearney, Claire Cordes and Eli Cordes of Kearney; 4 great grandchildren, Alivia, Emerson, Parker and Braxton; sisters, Barbara (Bob) Taylor of Arkansas and Carolyn (Jerry) Brown of Doniphan and brothers, Robert (Jane) Hilton of Elwood and Dan Hilton of Arizona.

A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Gahn officiating. Burial is at Cozad Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 12 pm to 8 pm with family present from 6 pm to 8 pm at Berryman Funeral Home.

Date Posted: 2012-02-20
Maiden Name: Mingus

Sally W. Haller, 73, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, February 20, 2012, at the Lexington Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 4, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Doyle and Phyllis (Nisley) Mingus. Sally was a 1957 graduate of Lexington High School and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Sally worked mostly as a secretary throughout the years, but her true love was painting. If she could have made a living with her art, that would have been her chosen career path. She also enjoyed music, books and movies.

Sally lived several places throughout her life, but found that the beach and warm climates were her favorite places. In 1994, she was widowed and returned to her roots in Lexington to care for her ailing parents.

She is survived by one son: Chris (Tanya) Arps of Lucas, Texas

One daughter: Kathleen (Fabian) Maceda of Dallas, Texas

One brother: David Nisley of California

One granddaughter: Amanda Maceda of Dallas, Texas

Sally was preceded in death by her parents.

It was Sally’s wishes that her body be cremated. There will be visitation.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating.

Memorials are suggested to Sally’s family for later designation.

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

Date Posted: 2014-04-30

William Robb Jeffrey, Jr., 76, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.

Robb was born January 25, 1938, in Lexington, Nebraska, to William Robb and Doris (Spear) Jeffrey, Sr. He was a Lexington High School graduate with the class of 1957, and went on to further his education at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he earned a Letter in collegiate shooting sports.

In 1959, Robb joined the Nebraska National Guard where he served for 30 years. He was active in the National Guard Rifle and Pistol Teams, where he attained the highest award for marksmanship. He retired as 1st Sgt. of the Lexington Unit. During those years he also ranched. Robb was an accomplished pilot and in later years he flew his Power-parachute.

Robb was a lifetime member of the NRA, where he achieved the 2nd highest level of distinction in the organization. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge in Cozad and the Eagles Club in Lexington.

You could find Robb at his “office” AKA the Lakota playing cards on a daily basis with his buddies. He also enjoyed his special black angus rib-eye steaks, collecting coins, traveling, shooting, being with his beloved four-legged companions, or telling stories to whoever would listen.

After 22 years of dating he married the love of his life, Sandy Skala Shreves, on August 10, 2003. Sandy passed away December 16, 2004. Sandy’s daughter, Lisa was welcomed with open arms into the Jeffrey family, as well as her husband and two sons.

There will always be only one Robb in this world and he is now telling his special stories to whoever will listen up above. Good-Bye and God speed, dear friend.

Robb is survived by his stepdaughter; Lisa and husband Michael Romine of Keller, Texas; two step-grandsons; Austin and Avery Romine; sister, Kyle and husband John Seese of Battlement, Colorado; nephew; William Robb Jeffrey, III and wife Nancy of St. Charles, Missouri; two grandnephews; William Robb Jeffrey, IV and Carson Jeffrey of Lakewood, Colorado; many cousins, extended family members and friends.

Robb was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Sandy.

The family wishes to express their sincere Thank you to Truman A. “Tab” and wife Terri Burch and their family of Lexington for their kindness shown to Robb through the years.

Funeral Services will be Monday, May 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating.

Cremation will follow the service with Inurnment to be held later in Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to Lexington Regional Health Center Hospice, Robb Cemetery, or the Donor’s Choice.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. To share online condolences with the family please visit: http://www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

Date Posted: 2015-04-16
Maiden Name: Woodside

Viola L. Woodside, 76, of Lexington, Nebraska, was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Lexington Regional Health Center.

Viola was born August 12, 1938, the 6th child to Axel Harold and Rosa Karoline Josephine (Schwarz) Woodside. There were 12 children in the family.

She attended school in Lexington, graduating with the class of 1957. Viola spent her life working up until the day she went to the hospital for the last time. She held a variety of jobs throughout the years; which included, Lexington Laundry, Sperry New Holland, and most recently Plum Creek Care Center. Viola was very proud of the fact she missed very few days of work during her career.

She was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran church in Lexington.

Viola was an avid game player. She took great pleasure in beating you at a game of marbles, outscoring you in Yahtzee, or shouting BINGO before you at the many local area bingo games she attended. When at home, Solitaire was the game she played to compete against herself. Such an avid Bingo player, that in the hospital she insisted that Donnie go down to the Grand Generation Center to let them know she wouldn’t be attending that night. He reassured her that would be accomplished when she didn’t show up.

Viola is survived by her children; Lisa (Gordon) Peters of Aurora, Nebraska, Donnie (Melissa “Pete”) Woodside of Lexington, Nebraska; three granddaughters, Andrea Peters (and fiancé Eric Hunnicutt) of Aurora, Nebraska, Jaylen Peters of Aurora, Nebraska, and China Woodside of Lexington, Nebraska;three brothers, Mick (Rita) Woodside of Kearney, Nebraska, Wayne (Pat) Woodside of Odessa, Nebraska, and, Bernard (Judy) Woodside of Holdrege, Nebraska. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Axel & Rosa, grandson, Travis Peterson, granddaughter, Cynthia Woodside, one son-in-law, two sisters, Lena & Dorothy, and six brothers, Leonard, Terry, Dick, Delbert, Paul and LeRoy.

Funeral Services will be Monday, April 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating.

Burial will be in the Grace Cemetery near Lexington.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 19, 2015, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

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: 2017-11-28
Maiden Name: Boggs

Artie Marie (Boggs) Smith, age 78, of Lexington, Nebraska died November 24, 2017 at Bryan Medical Center East Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Artie was born on June 10, 1939 in Lexington, Nebraska to Darrell & Clara (Jolliffe) Boggs where she grew up and attended Lexington High and graduated with the Class of 1957.

Artie was united in marriage to Irl Morris Smith on April 15, 1961, at Berean Fundamental Church by Pastor Keith Blood.

Artie was employed over 25 years at the Lexington Dry Cleaners as a master seamstress. Artie enjoyed many hobbies: camping, playing cards, going out to eat with friends (favorite was Olive Garden) baking desserts like her famous brownies, board games, sewing for many friends & relatives. She loved to go out with her sister Darla for coffee & shopping @ Wal-Mart visiting friends at the Plum Creek HealthCare Community many times a week. Artie enjoyed watching tennis, baseball (Cubs was her favorite team) and many other sports. Artie & Irl enjoyed camping and going to musical festivals and trying different places to eat at. Artie enjoyed spending time with her family. She always showed unconditional love for her grandchildren and special care for them.

Artie is survived by her husband: Irl Morris Smith of Lexington , Nebraska, daughter Jennifer (Roger) Summer of Elwood, Nebraska, son Christopher (Alayna) Smith of Lexington, sister Darla (Melvin) Bye of Overton, sister Linda (Wayne) Maaske of Bertrand & brother Franklin (Donna) Boggs of Bertrand, 5 grandchildren Haley, Julian, Logan, Taylor & Blake 1 great-grandson Grayson, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family & friends.

Artie was a member of the Berean Fundamental Church for over 60 years.

Artie was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles.

Artie was a Christian and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior.

Celebration of Life Service will be Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. the Berean Bible Church in Lexington with Pastor Duane Russell officiating.

Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Berean Bible Church or Club 180 in Lexington.

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