Maiden Name: Jordening

Heidi (Jordening) Beardshear, Class of 1983, passed away 7-1-2022.


Fred Rios, 55 of Fort Collins, Colorado, passed away Saturday, May 23rd, 2020, at his home shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Fred was born September 29th, 1964 in Ord Nebraska to Julian L. Rios Sr. and Consuelo E. (Escobar) Rios. He attended and graduated from Lexington High in 1983. He furthered his education by attending Denver Art Institute of Colorado where he earned his associates in Video, Audio, and Engineering.

Fred was a “Deadhead” and followed the Grateful Dead from 1985-1995.

While attending a Phish concert in 2001 he asked this woman next to him to move because he couldn’t see over her. This woman, Michelle, became the love of his life and true soul mate.

Fred enjoyed playing guitar, singing and trying to teach Michelle how to play.
He loved to garden and had quite the green thumb.

He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years. Michelle Rios of Fort Collins, Colorado. And his furbaby Jonesy.

He is also survived by 6 brothers and 7 sisters: Paul (Maryann) Rios of Prague, Raymond (Adella) Rios of Wahoo, Joe (Herminia) Rios of Kearney, Jesse (Karla) Rios of Gothenburg, Julian Rios Jr. of Fremont, and Gabriel Rios of Kearney. Janie Alvarado of Kenosha, WI, Herlinda Reyes, of Fort Collins, CO, Guadalupe (Don) Jones of West Palm Beach, FL, Irene (Richard) Kacprzicki of Pensacola, FL, Mercedes (Refugio) Bueno of Lexington, Margarita (Larry) Cain of Texarkana, TX, and Maria Rios of Lexington.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; Julian L. and Consuelo E. Rios; niece/nephews Robbie, Douglas, Damon, Zachary, Carol, Julian Paul and Matthew. And his fur babies; Casey Jones, and Sierra.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lexington.

Date Posted: 2009-09-22

Michael S. McConnell, 44, of North Platte, passed away Sept. 22, 2009 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born November 11, 1964 to Ronald G. and Dian R. (Rohnert) McConnell at Hermiston, Oregon. Michael graduated from Lexington High School in 1983. He moved to North Platte in 1985 and attended Mid Plains Community College. On June 28, 1986, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Skoog in Fremont, NE. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, North Platte Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years, where he attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, he served as an EMT, Dive Rescue member and Chaplain. He was most recently employed at Shopko in loss prevention. He is survived by his daughter, Michaela; two brothers, Kelly (Susan) McConnell of Marysville, KS and Tim (Deborah) McConnell of Paxton, NE; a sister, Kim (James) Hoffman of Kearney, NE; his mother-in-law, Donna (Kenneth) Kappeler of Fremont; a sister-in-law; three brother-in-laws and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; and grandparents. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, September 28, 2009 at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont, NE. Visitation will be Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.

Date Posted: 2013-07-27

Edmund Scott Fetter, 49, of Anderson, S.C., formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, July 27, 2013. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Christian Assembly of God in Greenville, S.C.
Edmund was a 1983 graduate of Lexington High School and began his career at Nebraskaland Tire while in high school. After graduating, he relocated to Greenville. While in Greenville he worked for Consolidated then Firestone and had spent his recent years installing cable systems around the Anderson area.
Edmund is survived by his mother, Sue Barnes; two sons, Jason (Patricia) Garison, Joshua Fetter; a daughter, Jessica (Tim) Stevens; three brothers, Brent Barnes, of Lincoln, Brian (Caprice) Barnes of Lincoln, Dan (Stacie) Fetter, of Greenville; three sisters, Carrla (C.J.) Rich, of Belton Texas, Paula Jo Fetter, of Greenville, Viki (Mark) Hurlburt, of Greenville; five grandchildren, Penelope, Joseph, Christopher, Alanis and Dillon and 17 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, Harry Arthur Fetter; stepfather, Lawrence "Squirt" Barnes and a nephew, Russell Staples.
Palmetto Mortuary in Greenville handled the arrangements.