Larry L. Jones
10-02-1948 - 11-30-1997
Larry served in our US Navy during Vietnam War. Laid to rest at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE

Date Posted: 2021-10-16

William (Bill) Kenneth Holen 73 of Cozad passed away Oct. 14, 2021 at home after being placed on hospice care for a short time.

He was born June 4, 1948, in Kearney Nebraska to the late Kenneth William & Lucille Ann (Miller) Holen.

He attended grade school in Bertrand through the third grade. Then moved to Lexington with his family, where he graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1966.

At the age of fifteen, after telling his parents he was going to the movie in Lexington he went to Plainville, Kansas to ride his first bull. Needless to say his Mother was waiting at the door for him when he arrived home about 4 hours after the movie was over. Thus began the next ten years of rodeo. His highest accolade was to win the Tri State Championship for bull riding, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.

On May 17, 1969, Bill Married Nancy L. Rouse at United Methodist Church in Denver Colorado. He enjoyed traveling and visited most of the 50 states and Vancouver Canada with friends, Lee and Karen Shafer and Bruce and Patty Bader whom they crisscrossed the country with. Over 45 of those years Bill enjoyed getting their families together for Thanksgiving and Easter dinners at their home, sometimes with as many as 40 attending. He loved playing nickel dime quarter poker with his family at Harry and Sook’s at Johnson Lake. Growing up in land locked Nebraska Bill was all about rodeo, and meat and potatoes. After marriage he learned to salt water fish and crab on the James River and Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. The seafood never replaced beef but the saltwater fish, Blue Crab, Oysters & Clams all ran second place. He loved spending time at the family cottage in Virginia, getting to know Nancy’s family and making lifelong friends there too. Last but not least he loved Nebraska Football and Volleyball.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Lucille Holen, brother-in-law, Jerry Bryan, nephew, David Bryan and In-laws Harry & Marion (Sook) Rouse.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years (Nancy), three sisters; Susan Bryan of Lexington, NE. Sandra (Tim) Johnson of Omaha, NE. and Patricia Holen of Overland Park, KS. One Daughter, Shelby Forrester (Chris Votaw) of Oconto, NE, two sons; Shawn Holen and Mike Lisa (Schmidt) Holen of Cozad, NE., five grandchildren; Robert Forrester of Broken Bow, NE., Chase & (Tori) Forrester of Kearney, NE., Kiera Holen, Lisa Holen and Alec Holen of Cozad, NE., four Nieces, one nephew as well as extended family and many friends.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Inurnment will be at a later date in the Robb Cemetery, south of Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

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


Bobby White, 73, of Grand Island died Monday, May 17, 2021, at his home in Grand Island.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Friday, May 21, 2021, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island with the Rev. Kelly Karges officiating. Burial will be at 12:30 PM in the Cotesfield Cemetery at Cotesfield, NE.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Thursday at the Apfel Funeral Home – Grand Island. Memorials are suggested to the Cross Point Band at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Bobby D. White was born October 29, 1947, at Lexington, NE to Earl and Florence (Rhoadarmer) White. He grew up helping with farm chores and milking the cows. He attended South 17 Elementary School and Lexington Public Schools. Following high school, he moved to Denver, CO and attended Parks Business School.

Bobby married Linda Bogus Engerly in May of 1980. They made their home on a farm near St. Libory where Bob served as a member of the St. Libory Volunteer Fire Department. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Nebraska State Fair when it moved to Grand Island. Bob thoroughly enjoyed helping customers while working at Ace Hardware in the outdoor power department. He loved helping customers understand and learn about the new equipment.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Cross Point Band. Bob also enjoyed going on church mission trips, working on the farm, and trimming trees. Bob was an avid Husker football fan and enjoyed fishing since retiring.

Survivors include his wife, Judith White of Grand Island; daughter, Rhonda White of Kearney; three sons, Adam White of Grand Island, Aaron White of Hannibal, MO and Daniel White of Lyn Haven, FL; two sisters, Mary Jane Hinrichsen of Grand Island and Phyllis Kracman of North Platte; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Becky White of Moville, IA; and sister-in-law, Lynette White of Lexington, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard White; sister, Norma Abood, daughter, Renae White; and brothers-in-law, Ray Hinrichsen and Larry Kracman.
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Galen Frances Morris, 73, of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Lexington Regional Health Center.

Galen was born Sunday, July 6, 1947, at 2:45 a.m. in Pawnee City, Nebraska to Woodrow Wilson Morris and Sadie Marie (Rowe) Morris, as the 6th of 7 sons. The family was noted in the Omaha World-Herald’s “Believe it or not” column after his younger brother was born because each son was born on a different day of the week.

The family moved to Lexington on May 13, 1951. Galen attended Morton Elementary, and Lexington Jr. & Sr. High Schools, graduating in 1966. At least one of his school years, he was honored with Perfect Attendance. He excelled in athletics, being a starter for the football team as both offensive and defensive end. Galen was also a starter on Lexington’s State ranked basketball team, which won the Holiday Tournament in 1965-66, and were SWC Champs in 1965. Galen also played city league basketball and was on the championship city league fast-pitch softball team. Galen was on the “Cameo teams that played against the Husker champion football team in basketball and against the Harlem Travelers Team. Galen began working as a young boy at Hodges Neighborhood Market, stocking shelves and making deliveries. He mowed lawns, cleared snow, detasseled corn, hoed beans, and worked at a turkey farm. During his high school years, he worked at Platte Valley Packing, and for National Construction putting in curb and gutter. He began his career with the United States Postal Service in 1970, eight of his years as Post Master in Bertrand. He was instrumental in establishing the 911 address system for rural patrons in Dawson County. In 2001, he received the State of Nebraska Benjamin Franklin Community Newspaper and Postal Partnership Award. In February, 2009, Galen was honored for 40 years of Government Service. He took no sick leave during that time until he suffered three strokes that ended his career.

On December 30, 1966, Galen married his high school sweetheart, Joan Millikan. Their union was blessed with one son, Lanny Dean Morris. That same year Galen was inducted in to the U.S. Army, serving his Country for two years active duty, and as a reservist for four years. His training was at Fort Bliss, near El Paso, TX. He declined Officer Candidate training, not wanting to be career military, but did become an instructor. In October, 1967, his orders sent him to Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division, Ready & Reactionary Force, engaging in the TET Offensive. On R&R he celebrated his 21st birthday in Hawaii with his wife, before returning to Vietnam. He was honorably discharged, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Galen was honored to be chosen for the first Dawson County Hero Flight to Washington, DC in 2016. He was also given a Quilt of Valor that same year at this 50th class reunion. He cherished the responsibility of putting flags at military graves in Greenwood Cemetery, and the solemn duty of flag folding and presentation to families of veteran’s at their grave site.

Galen also served his church as a Deacon, Teacher, Youth Leader, Camp Counselor, Greeter, and Usher. He was a Gideon Member, A Lion’s Club member, serving in many offices including president. He was a member of the Lexington Board of Education for 10 years. He had been a member of the VFW, was Pershing PTA president, Campus Life Advisor, on the Boy Scout committee, Community Education committee, youth league athletic coach. Galen suggested the sites for the current Library and the Grand Generation Center. He was the recipient of the 1970 Lexington Sertoma Club’s Service to Mankind Award.

Galen was preceded in death by his parents, W. Wilson and Sadie Morris; brothers, Oliver (Sonny), Elden, Rex, and Morris Lee Morris; and a nephew, Elden Morris, Jr.

Left to treasure his memory is his wife of 54 years, Joan, of Lexington, son, Lanny and wife Ladina Morris, grandsons, Caleb and Jonah Morris, all of Grand Island; step-granddaughter, Miranda and her two daughters of Hastings; brothers, Leo Morris of Murdock, KS, and Terry Morris of Elwood; 8 nephews, 5 nieces, and several sisters-in-law.

Galen was a blessing, a faithful worker, wrapped in God’s love and care, and encouraged by many. He enjoyed the beauty of creation, hunting, fishing, travel and coffee time with friends. He was delivered and now has been returned to his sender!

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Pastor Nathan Rhea, officiating. The service will be live-streamed via the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Interment with Full Military Honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are kindly suggested to the 13th & Tyler Church of Christ in Lexington or Donor’s Choice.

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


Celebration of Life Graveside Services for Clifton G. “Clif” Horn will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastors Rob Pearson and Duane Russell officiating.  Interment will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lexington with military honors provided by the Lexington Veteran’s Organization in conjunction with the United States Army Funeral Honors Team.  The family encourages those attending to bring their own chair.

     Due to health concerns, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; current CDC and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for Faith-Based Services and Gatherings will be followed.  The Horn family sincerely encourages each person to make their decision whether to attend Clif’s services, based on the best interest of your health, and that of your community.  The services will be livestreamed via the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home Facebook Page.

     Clifton Gerald “Clif” Horn, 72 years of age, of Gibbon, Nebraska (formerly of Lexington, Nebraska), passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska due to complications from a stroke.  He was born April 25, 1948, at Lexington, the youngest of nine children of Gerald “Jack” and Velma (Garringer) Horn.  He received his education from Lexington Public Schools, graduating from Lexington High School with the class of 1966.  Following his education, Clif was inducted into the National Guards and served his country until his honorable discharge. 

     On August 30, 1969, he was united in marriage to Karen Kay Westbrook at the Baptist Church in Lexington.  To this union three children were born:  Jeramy, Joshua, and Julia.  The couple made their home in Lexington, until moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Clif attended Bible College.  Following Bible College they returned to Lexington, where Clif began a long career in contracting.  Clif’s work ethic as a self-employed contractor was to be admired.  He was particular about the quality of his work, and in the years to come he was proud to be able to work side-by-side with his son, Jeramy. 

     Throughout the years, Clif and Karen were devoted members of the Lexington Evangelical Free Church. Clif enjoyed singing and playing guitar; led Bible classes, served on the church board, and enjoyed volunteering his time wherever necessary.  His Faith, Family and Church were his priorities.  In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting with the boys.  Clif also had a special admiration for zoos, and made it a point to travel and spend time at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium every year. 

     When grandchildren and great-grandchildren came along, he loved spending time with them.  He will be missed by his family and friends, Peace be to his memory.

     Besides his parents; Clif was preceded in death by one grandson, Daiten Gerald Horn who was born at rest; two brothers:  Ronald Horn and Dwight Horn; and two sisters:  Phyllis Shepherd and Beverly Stark.

     He leaves to celebrate his life; his wife of almost 51 years, Karen Horn of Gibbon; his three children:  Jeramy Horn of Kearney, Nebraska; Josh Horn and his wife, Gina of Lincoln, Nebraska; and Julie Gillming and her husband, Bobby of rural Gibbon; eight grandchildren:  Ashlie, Anber, and Kraegan Horn; Colton and Lauryn Horn; Brycen Gillming; Brittany Chambliss; and Jalyssa Gillming; four great-grandchildren:  Blayton, Quinn, Oliver, and Milo; two sisters:  Eunice Shepherd of North Platte, Nebraska; and Wanda Howell of Cozad, Nebraska; two brothers:  Glenn Horn of Lexington; and Gary Horn and his wife, Kathy of Elwood, Nebraska; and a host of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. 

     Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Lexington Evangelical Free Church.

     A memorial has been established in Clif’s honor, and kindly suggested to the family for later designation.

     Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at

     The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.


James Damm, 71, of Apollo Beach, Florida, passed away on March 22, 2020 in Florida after a short illness with cancer.

He was born March 24, 1948 in Minden, Nebraska to Ezra and Doris Damm. His family moved to Lexington in 1965 and he graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1966. He then went on to further is education by attending Kearney State College.

He was united in marriage on July 4, 1968 to Carleen Smith. One son was blessed to this marriage: Greggory. James worked several years at Monroe Tenneco Automotive in Cozad before moving to California for a better life, which they found when James starting working for State Farm. With his job, they lived in California, Illinois and Florida. He retired in Florida and resided there until his passing.

Survivors include his wife, Carleen Damm of Apollo Beach, Florida; his son, Greggory (Jennifer) of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandsons, Mason and Gavin of Charlotte, North Carolina; sister, Judy (Randy) Chapman of Lexington; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Lyle) Roberts of Lexington, Joan (Randy) Dethlefs of Kearney, Peggy (Tom) Kjar of Cozad and Kathy (Jody) Van Cleave of Omaha; brothers-in-law, Danny (Cindi) Smith of Lexington and Jerry (Jill) Smith of Lexington; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation, or memorial book signing. The family is honoring James wish for cremation.

Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with local arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting:


Dr. James A. “Jim” Hanson of Omaha died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at his home in Omaha.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Countryside Community Church , 13130 Faith Plaza, Omaha.

Jim was born May 20, 1948 in Lexington to Howard A. Sr. and Marie W. (Galbraith) Hanson.  Jim attended Pershing School and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1966.

Jim was baptized and confirmed in the First Presbyterian Church and also received his Eagle Scout Award in the Presbyterian Church. Jim was inducted into honor Society in high school and was in Photography Club. Jim and Ford McDonald were selected to attend Boy’s State. Jim Hanson was the only student in 1966 to represent Lexington in All State Band. Jim was known also for his outstanding music ability, with his outstanding gift to play the trumpet. Jim had a chance to receive an outstanding music scholarship to Colorado for a music career. He loved his music but his first love was in building. While in high school he worked with his father, Howard A. Hanson Sr. in his construction business. Jim also loved football and he and Tom Stuckey were All Conference representatives for Lexington.

After High School Jim attended Kearney State College, graduating in 1970 with a degree in Industrial Arts. He also played on the Loper football team. He lettered all four years in his football career, earning a special award.

While teaching in Omaha he met love of his life, Beverly Gosch. They were married March 30, 1974 in Omaha. They decided to move to Lexington, where Jim taught in the Lexington High School in Industrial Arts and assisted his father Howard A. Hanson Sr. in building homes. While teaching Jim implemented the first home built by high school students and that home still stands in Lexington. Jim believed in all his students and loved to teach and coach. He wanted his students to be the best they could and if they could not go to college to teach them a building career that not only to build to be a master craftsman. To show his belief in his students he implemented at end of school year, a student who showed a promise of a master craftsman he gave an Award of the golden hammer award in memory of his father Howard A Hanson Sr., the award went on for several years and hung in Industrial Arts room at LHS.

Jim loved school, teaching and went on to further his education and teaching and building and received his doctorate, after which he taught trustees from Prison. When Jim retired he loved to teach and continued substitute teaching until the past year when his health prevented him from teaching.

Dr. Hanson is survived by sons, Joel Hanson, Jeff Hanson, and daughter, Melissa (Mike) Bolton; grandchildren, Coltyln Bolton, Bernadette Bolton, Josh Hanson, Jodi Hanson; great-grandchildren, Willy Winston, Adon Hanson, all of Omaha; sister, Sheri (Otis) Ward, Lexington,  nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Beverly , February 2007, parents, siblings and their spouses, Colleen (John) Caldwell, Howard Jr. (Ann) Hanson, father-in-law Merlin Gosch, besides several of his wife's  brothers and sisters.

As Jim was kind, caring, his laugh and a good time many will remember, but he left his mark many places with his God-given talent of a love of his students and family and also as a Master Craftsman. The Hanson brothers and their father left their craftsman skills in Lexington by the many homes they built, and left a trade to students So they may carry on as their master was a carpenter so were Jim, Howard Jr. Howard Sr. Hanson also being a four generation of Hanson’s in Dawson County, Nebraska You found your rainbow Jim. written by, Sister Sheri

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at: KAHLER DOLCE MORTUARY, 441 N. Washington St. Or

Date Posted: 2012-03-17

Jay Patton Dillard, 63, of Ashland, Nebraska, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at BryanLGH East Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

He was born June 14, 1948, in Lexington, Nebraska to Jehu J. “Jack” and Dorothy R. (Redell) Dillard.

Jay was a 1966 graduate of Lexington High School and the Wentworth Military Academy in Independence, Missouri, graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant. He then went onto further his education at Mississippi State University. Following college, Jay returned to Lexington and worked for his father at Nebraska Alfalfa Farms.

As Jay’s health declined, he eventually moved to the Ashland Care Center in Ashland, Nebraska, where he was residing at the time of his death.

He is survived by two brothers: Brian Dillard of Axtell, Nebraska Brad (Avis) Dillard of Johnson Lake, Nebraska Two nephews: Jason Dillard of Kearney, Nebraska John Dillard of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents.

It was Jay’s wishes that his body be cremated. There will be a private inurnment at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington, Nebraska at a later date. The Family has requested all Memorials to the Ashland Care Center – 1700 Furnas St. Ashland, Nebraska 68803. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please remember the family by posting online condolences to: