John W. Higgins
BIRTH 6 Nov 1936
DEATH 28 Apr 1985 (aged 48)
Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA
BARTON L. KLINE II
Funeral services for Barton L. Kline II, 77, of Lexington will be at 11 a.m. Monday , Aug. 27, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington, with Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. He died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at his home near Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.
He was born Sept. 2, 1923, at Alliance to Barton and Beth D. (Eaton) Kline. Barton's father was Superintendent of Schools in Bridgeport, where Barton attended school until the eighth grade. After that, the family moved to Gothenburg where Barton graduated from high school with the class of 1941. He went on to attend college at Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa. It was in March 1943 that he was asked to serve his country during WWII in the United States Army. He served until the war was over in December of 1941. It was during this time that he married his sweetheart, Marian Nisley, on Aug. 15, 1943, at Gothenburg.
Following his discharge from the service, he went on to finish his education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, in 1950. Barton's first teaching job was in Holdrege, where he taught and coached for two years. He moved his family to Lexington in 1951, when he began to farm. He farmed east of Lexington until 1967. He then went on to teach at the Lexington Junior High. He taught Earth Science until his retirement from teaching in 1987. Following his second retirement, he helped his son Kurt on the farm, traveled, gardened and just enjoyed his retirement.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lexington, a past member of the Lexington Rotary, a member of the "Three Coin Club," the Dawson County Historical Society and the Lexington Community Concert Association.
His interests were varied; from his love for music and family, to Nebraska football, gardening and Elderhostels.
Survivors include his wife, Marian Kline of Lexington; four sons, Bart III (Linda) of Boise, Ida., Scott (Diana) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Todd (Ruth) of Hastings and Kurt of Lexington; two daughters, Christin (Rick) Roffers of Waverly and Gretchen (Bob) Bricker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Bart and Faith Kline and Ben Kline of Boise, Ida., Scott, Burke and Brynn Kline of Hastings, T. J. Roffers of Lincoln, Paige and Kurt Bricker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one step-granddaughter, Shelby Robinson of Lincoln; and one great-grandson, Maxwell Kline of Boise, Ida. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
JOHN D. COX
A memorial service for John D. Cox, 89, Lexington, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington, with Rev. Todd Karges officiating, as well as Masonic Rites. There will be no visitation, as the family has chosen cremation.
John died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. He was born Nov. 12, 1913, at Fairbury to Ora and Margarete (Lambert) Cox. He grew up in Fairbury, graduating from Fairbury High School with the class of 1931. He then went on to further his education, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from Doane College in Crete in 1937.
On May 21, 1939, he married Billie Carey at the United Methodist Church in Overton. They had one child, Randy.
John and Billie made their home in several places prior to settling in Lexington. John received his master of arts degree from the University of Nebraska in 1950. Other colleges attended were Hebron Junior College, Peru State College, Colorado State University, Iowa State University, University of Missouri, Kearney State College and Chadron State College.
His career in education spanned over 40 years. He taught, coached and was a principal at Overton from 1937 to 1941, at Lexington High School from 1941-1942 and was an instructor at the Army Air Force Tech Training Command from 1942-1944. He returned to Lexington, where he was a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent from 1944-1983. His last position held with Lexington was that of business administrator. He was also administrative assistant for Tri-County Hospital from 1972-1976. He also worked part-time as an insurance adjuster from 1950-1985.
Active in his community, John was always very involved. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, charter member of the Lexington Junior Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce, Phi Delta Kappa fraternity, National Education Association, Lexington Education Association, American Association of School Business Administrators, Nebraska Association of School Business Administrators, the Lexington Rotary, Kiwanis and Library Board. He was on the Board of Directors of Greater Lexington Corporation and Meals-on-Wheels. He was also on the United Way Budget Committee and Advisory Board of West Central Nebraska Area on Aging.
John enjoyed doing his yard work, flower garden, playing bridge and playing golf. His family meant the world to him and he will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Cox, Lexington; one son, Randy (Sarah Guillet) Cox, Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren, Katherine Cox and Christopher Cox of Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Pauline Thompson of El Cajon, Calif.; and one very special friend, Ann Rosa Vargas, Lexington. He was preceded in death by his parents and by two sisters, Aileen and Marjorie.
Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the donor's choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Neta Osenbaugh, Lewisville, Texas
Neta B. Osenbaugh, 79, of Lewisville, Texas, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at The Medical Center of Lewisville in Texas. The family will have a private service at a later date.
Neta was born Nov. 2, 1925, at Arcadia to Claris and Alberta (Thompson) Bellinger. Survivors include a brother and a sister-in-law, Allen and Lois Bellinger of Gothenburg, and a sister, Dawn Smith of Lewisville, Texas.
She attended the University of Nebraska and had a long teaching career, retiring from Lexington Public Schools in June of 1989. She then moved to Texas and assisted at the Medical Center of Lewisville, where she volunteered more than 8,000 hours of her time.
Rollan L. "Rollie" Aubert, 77, Lincoln, died Saturday (12/15/07) of a heart condition caused by amyloidosis. Born August 25, 1930 to Virgil and Edna (Herbolsheimer) Aubert in Pierce, Neb. Graduated from Pierce High School in 1948. Earned his Bachelor of Arts in Education from Wayne State College in 1952; Masters in Education from University of Wyoming in 1960; and Specialist degree with emphasis in Educational Administration in 1978 from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Retired teacher, coach, and administrator.
Rollie was a U.S. Army Signal Corps Instructor from 1953 to 1954. He taught Industrial Arts and coached in Orchard; Neligh; Grand Island; and Bellevue. He held School Administrator positions in Bellevue; Lexington; Blair; and Wood River. He retired from Wood River in 1992 after 38 years in public education. After moving to Lincoln in 1992, he worked part-time at the Lincoln Municipal Airport as a checkpoint supervisor; substitute taught at Lincoln Public Schools; and was a member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletic Department Event Staff.
Professionally, Rollie was a member of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators; National Association of Secondary School Principals; and was president of the Nebraska Association of Secondary School Principals from 1986-1987; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; Phi Delta Kappa; Nebraska School Masters; Nebraska State Committee for the North Central Association of Accredited Schools from 1973-1979; and Secretary-Treasurer of the Nebraska School Activities Association, District IV Managing Committee, from 1974-1979. Member of Eastridge Presbyterian Church having served as a Deacon, Elder and on the Usher Team; member of American Legion; and other past civic organizations.
In his free time, Rollie enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Lincoln Senior Men's Golf Association and served as President one year. He enjoyed being with family and friends; working in the yard and gardening; woodworking; hiking in the mountains and skiing; running; and was a faithful fan of high school, college, and professional athletics.
Survivors include: his wife of 53 years, Marilyn; daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Sam Bryant; son, Kurt Aubert, all of Lincoln; brother, Gerald, Fairfield, Calif.; granddaughters, Elizabeth (Bryant) and Stephen O'Neill, Kansas City, Mo.; and Christine Bryant, Lincoln, and her fiance, Ben Wigert, Hastings; one great-granddaughter, Riley O'Neill. Other survivors include: brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Herbert and Myrna Hansen, Sun City, Ariz.; nieces and nephews, Kelly Simental, Murrieta, Calif.; Greg Aubert, Fairfield, Calif.; Jeff Aubert, Auburn, Wash.; Michelle DeLaOssa, Mountainview, Calif.; Traci Hart, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Tim Hansen, Bedford, Texas; and Terri Stueckrath, Peoria, Ariz.; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Preceded in death by his parents; an aunt; and uncles.
Memorial Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday (12/19/07), Eastridge Presbyterian Church, 1135 Eastridge Dr., Lincoln. No visitation. Family will greet visitors at the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for later designation to Hastings College; and Child Savings Institute. Condolences and personal reflections may be left online at www.roperandsons.com. Roper and Sons Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
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