Date Posted: 2009-02-15
Maiden Name: Hendricks

Kathleen Ann (Kathy) Hendricks, 61, of Lexington, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2009, surrounded by her loving family at the home of her parents.

She was born August 26, 1947, at Callaway, Nebraska, to Rollie Kenneth and Ruth Renee (Aikin) Hendricks.

Kathy grew up in Callaway until she was in the 5th grade, when the family moved to Lexington. She was baptized at Morningstar Evangelical Church near Callaway.

Kathy finished her education in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School with the class of 1965. She then attended a semester at Kearney State College, but decided work was more important at the time and went to work for Lexington Community Hospital. In 1981, she went back to school at Kearney State College where she received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree. She worked at Tri-County Hospital until her illness forced her to leave.

She loved her work at the hospital and the patients and co-workers loved her. She had a no-nonsense way about her nursing that left her patients feeling safe and secure. Kathy loved being out in the yard doing yard work and gardening. She enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing and bowling. She considered her co-workers her “second family” and her cats were the loves of her life.

Survivors include her parents: Ken & Ruth of Lexington, Nebraska

Two sisters: Bonnie Lee and Ron Rowand of Berthoud, Colorado
Deb & Bernie Petersen of Bastrop, Louisiana

One brother: Kenneth Wayne Hendricks of Cozad, Nebraska

Her Loving Cats: Russell & Dodger

One Niece: Corrin & Lance Goudzwaard of Littleton, Colorado

Two nephews: Keith Sladky of Ogallala, Nebraska
Jim & Dawn Sladky of Oxford, Nebraska

Nine grand nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Three uncles: Walter & Doris Hendricks of Broken Bow, Nebraska
Orin & Della Hendricks of Cozad, Nebraska
Richard & Joyce Hendricks of Callaway, Nebraska

Kathy was preceded in death by her grandparents; one aunt and one cousin.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Megan Morrow officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 18, 2009, from 4-8 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to U.S. Humane Society or Tri-County Hospital Hospice.

It was Kathy’s wishes her body be cremated following her funeral service and Inurnment will be held later with family present at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lexington.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences or guest book signatures may be directed to: