Mark McKee, 64, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020, at Tabitha Hospice in Lincoln, Nebraska, of Frontal Temporal Dementia.

Mark was born in Lexington, to Ray "Bill" and Blanche Phelps McKee on May 12, 1956.

Mark attended Rural District 16 School, Lexington High School, the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and was a Nebraska Lead 10 Fellow. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Alpha Psi. Mark was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church, and was baptized and confirmed at Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church near Lexington.

Mark leaves behind to mourn his passing, his wife Janet Geiger McKee, his sister Kay Landers and her husband Gary of Broomfield, Colorado. Also, his mother-in-law Marlene Geiger of Cozad, sister in law Marcia Geiger of Joshua Tree, California, and brother-in-law Eric Geiger of Omaha. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents, his brother John McKee, his sister Lois Michals, and father-in-law Otto Geiger.

Private family services will be held at Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church and inurnment will take place at Cozad Cemetery. No visitation, nor book signing are planned.

Memorials are suggested to Lexington Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Lexington Grand Generation Center, or to the donor’s choice.

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

Date Posted: 2018-11-06
Maiden Name: Richardson

Bea Lou (Richardson) King, 62, of Lexington died Sunday November 4, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.

Bea was born March 11, 1956, in Lexington, Nebraska, to William and Doris (Schnakenberg) Richardson. She attended elementary school at District 22, before the family moved to town. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1974.

After high school Bea was employed at Plectron in Overton until 1977. She met her husband Ron when he moved to Lexington in 1976. They were united in marriage October 8, 1977. To this union, three children were born. She was an at-home daycare provider for 25 years, a para-educator at Morton Elementary School, she liked going to auctions with her father, going to garage sales, and started selling antiques online. When her mother passed away from cancer in 1991, she became involved with Relay For Life. She was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and participated in several clinical trials in Colorado and at the National Institute of Health in Maryland. She was an active member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington. She also enjoyed helping with the Meals on Wheels program.

She enjoyed riding bicycles, participating in the women’s bowling league on Friday evenings, gardening, flowers, taking care of her many pets throughout her lifetime, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Ron King of Lexington, her children: Tucker King, Lincoln, Nebraska, Thad (Jennifer) King, Kearney, Nebraska, Melissa (Sam) BeDunnah, Lexington, Nebraska, grandchildren: Anthony and Betty King of Lincoln, Juniper Leet, Betty and Lula King of Kearney, and Judah BeDunnah of Minden. two brothers: Calvin (Cheryl) Richardson of Lexington, Nebraska, Kevin (Joyce) Richardson of Broken Bow, Nebraska; nieces and nephews: Ana Zavodsky, Omaha, Matthew (Krystal) Richardson, Lincoln, Nebraska, Nathan Richardson, Lincoln, Nebraska, Mishayla (Tim) Freburg, Gothenburg, Nebraska; two uncles: Norman (Phyllis ) Richardson of Elm Creek, Nebraska and John (Elaine) Richardson of Midwest City, Oklahoma. She also had numerous other cousins and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband’s parents, and her brother Dave.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 9, at 10:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska, with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating. A link to view the service online will be available at

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Robb Cemetery, Lexington, Nebraska.

Memorials are suggested to The American Cancer Society, Trinity Lutheran Church, or Robb Cemetery.

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

Brian D. Kopf was born on December 13, 1955 in Lexington, Nebraska, to Ferd and Wanda Kopf. He passed away at the family ranch near Eddyville, Nebraska, on October 06, 2018.

Brian attended school at District 44R, and graduated from Lexington High School in 1974. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

He married Rhonda Teel in Lexington, Nebraska, in the early 80’s, and they were later divorced.

Brian lived and worked in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Dallas, Texas area, frequently returning to the family ranch to work with his parents. He returned full time to work the ranch in 1983. After his father's death in 1996, Brian managed the ranch until his death. His mother had passed away in 2017.

In recent years Brian was the recipient of one of fifty national awards through the American Red Angus Association for his cattle operation.

Brian enjoyed all sports, and ran track in high school. His track team was listed in the Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame one of those years.

Brian kept active in sports throughout his life, participating in league softball, bowling, tennis, and basketball. He travelled with his Lexington bowling team to Las Vegas several times to bowl in the National championships. He was an avid Fantasy Football player, and always enjoyed good old rock and roll music.

Brian loved working with nature, and loved his animals and all other creatures, especially his beloved cats. They miss him so much.

Brian was blessed with very good friends over the years. You know who you are, and he will miss you greatly.

Brian is survived by his brother, Randall Kopf (Nancy) of Lexington; sister, Candace (Candy) Kopf of Broken Bow; nieces, Tiffany Kopf of Colorado, and Brandie (Jason) Connerley of Elkhorn; grand nieces and nephews, Page and Zoey Connerley, Josh Connerley, and Saul Buhrman; and extended family. Brian's parents preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, any memorials are suggested to Paw Prints in Dawson County or the Buffalo Lutheran Church.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

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: 2014-09-09

Craig C. Ferguson of Omaha, died Sept. 9, 2014.

He was born in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 1974.

Craig is survived by his son, Kurt (Lindy) Ferguson; father, Boyd (Donna) Ferguson; brothers, Lance (Lora) and Mark (Michele) Ferguson; step-brothers, Christopher (Mary) and Nathaniel (Amber) Derickson; step-sister, Katherine Derickson; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ferguson; grandparents, Carl and Eloise Ferguson.

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Braman Mortuary (72nd St. Chapel) in Omaha.

Memorials can be directed to Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

Date Posted: 2015-06-30

Randy Leon High, 59, of Ainsworth, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after a three year battle with cancer.

Cremation, no visitation. Services are pending.

He was born to Charles and Zelma (Cooley) High on May 9, 1956 in Lexington. Randy graduated from Lexington High School in 1974.

Randy enjoyed farming, ranching and cattle feeding which he pursued for the past 15 years in the Long Pine and Ainsworth area. He served as an elected member of the Village Board of Long Pine. Randy enjoyed gardening, grilling, and music.

He is survived by his wife, Diane (Buoy) High, of Ainsworth; daughters Breanna (Tristan) Trumble of Lincoln and Alynn (Will) Sampson of Lincoln; step-children Spencer, Morgan, and Schyler Schenk; five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; brother Michael (Ellen) High, Lincoln; and sister Trudy (Jeff) Hines, Lincoln.

Randy was preceded in death by parents Charles and Zelma High; and son Lucas.

Cards and memorials to Diane High, 625 E 1st Street, Ainsworth, NE 69210