John E. Kearney, 72 of Overton passed away Monday, July 13, 2020 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
John was born January 16, 1948 in Lexington to John M. and Marjorie (Naprstek) Kearney.
John graduated from St. Ann’s High School with the class of 1966.
After graduation John worked for some area farmers until he entered the US Army in January of 1968. After serving his country he was later honorably discharged.
John was united in marriage to Karen Carpenter, and to this union a daughter, Rachel was born. The couple would later divorce.
John then worked as a welder at Perkins Manufacturing and later as a salesman for Big Valley and Behlen Manufacturing. John traveled all over the country to many farm shows as a salesman. He was awarded the forty year club honor working for Behlen.
John enjoyed hunting, fishing, his church, going out to eat but most of all talking to people wherever he went.
Survivors include his daughter, Rachel and husband Paul Mandelko of Chadron, two grandchildren: Mae and Marshal of Chadron one brother, David and his wife Paula of Overton, two sisters: Ann and husband Ron Balthazor of Lexington and Mary Simmerman of Plattsmouth. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews extended family and many friends.
John is preceded in death by his mother and father, a sister Margaret “Maggie” Kearney, two nephews: Alec Simmerman and Adam Larson and a niece, Kylie Kearney.
Visitation will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6-7 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington.
A Rosary will be held Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Father Matt Koperski and Father Jose Chavez, officiating.
Interment with Military Honors will follow in the St. Ann’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefunerahome.com
- Date Posted: 2018-11-20
Guadalupe “Lupe” Ceballos, 70, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
He was born June 5, 1948 in Lexington, Nebraska to Sisto and Guadalupe Rangel. Lupe grew up in Lexington where he graduated from St. Ann’s High School with the class of 1966. He was raised by J. Guadalupe B. Ceballos and Maria Refugia Quinones.
Following high school, Lupe went to work for Monroe’s in Cozad where he worked his way up to become General Foreman. He put in twenty eight years before taking a job at Dairy Queen which he enjoyed for the next fourteen years and then retired.
Lupe was united in marriage to Julie Stevens on August 2, 1974 in Lexington, Nebraska. Two daughters were blessed to this union: Julie and Sandra. Lupe and Julie raised their family in Lexington where Lupe lived his entire life.
Lupe loved shopping and his family called him a “shopaholic”. Lupe and Julie enjoyed going to garage sales and going on long drives. He enjoyed following storms, watching movies and decorating for every holiday. Lupe loved being with his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Julie of Lexington, Nebraska; step-mother, Ruby Rangel of Lexington, daughters, Julie Ceballos (Randy) of Lexington, Nebraska and Sandy (Jamie) Vollmer of Overton, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Jeffrey, Brittney, Jordanna, Tyson, Trevor, Josh and Lucas; four great-grandchildren, Brielle, Paisley, A.J. and Maddix; brothers, Winky Rangel of Seward, Nebraska, Diamon Rangel of Lincoln, Nebraska and Simon (Deb) Rangel of Cozad, Nebraska; sisters, Virginia (Mike) Newman of Grand Island, Nebraska, Benigna (Jim) Lucas of Cozad, Nebraska, Chita Rangel of Cozad, Nebraska, Mary (Terry) Dishman of Cozad, Nebraska, Sally (Steve) Curtice of Cozad, Nebraska and Sarah (Jose) of Denver, Colorado, sisters-in-law: Diane Rangel of Grand Island, Sharon Rangel of Illinois; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Lupe was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Sisto, Johnny and Pancho; two sisters, Alice and Patricia Rangel.
Mass Of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church with Father Matt Koperski, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be held Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
Burial will be in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Date Posted: 2008-05-06
Thomas Preston Priel, 60, of Overton, Nebraska, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home in Overton following a short illness.
He was born March 4, 1948, at Lexington, Nebraska, to William and Norma (Naffziger) Priel.
Tom attended grade school at District #6 country school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1966.
He then went on to further his education at Curtis Technical College in Curtis, Nebraska.
He was united in marriage to Ellen Neben on February 8, 1969, at the Methodist Church in Overton. Three daughters were blessed to this union; Melinda, Connie and Keri.
Tom was inducted in to the United States Navy on February 13, 1969 and proudly served his Country until his Honorable Discharge on March 14, 1973. While serving in Vietnam he was award many honors, most notably two bronze stars.
Upon his return to Nebraska, he went to work for his dad doing construction with Priel Construction. He did this until his health forced him to retire. Tom was always very proud of his little community of Overton. He served as Fire Chief for the Overton Fire Department, was a past Commander of the American Legion, and served as the Overton Mayor. Saying Tom had a sense of humor was an understatement. He enjoyed a good joke or story and never failed to get the upper hand in a discussion. He loved to camp and spend time with his family. He will be so very missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife: Ellen Priel of Overton, Nebraska Three daughters: Melinda Priel of Lincoln, Nebraska Connie & Travis Clarksean of Mankato, Minnesota Keri & Dustin Pooschke of Lincoln, Nebraska One sister: Pat Priel of California Six grandchildren: Kaylee, Erica and Aaron Geis, Dakota, Riley and Dylan Pooschke. One aunt: Margaret Barnes of Lexington, Nebraska Many other family members and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 9, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Lexington Christian Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor K.C. BeDunnah officiating. Burial will be in the Overton Cemetery at Overton with Military Honors. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Aseracare Hospice in Kearney, the Overton Fire Department or Donor’s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
- Date Posted: 2014-10-28
- Maiden Name: O’Meara
Carol “Ann” Brown, 66, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
She was born May 2, 1948, at Lexington, Nebraska, to Thomas L. and Ruth E. (Spellmeyer) O’Meara. Ann was a 1966 graduate of St. Ann’s Catholic School in Lexington.
She was united in marriage to Bob Brown on October 8, 1976, in Lexington. During Ann’s working years she managed apartments for Richter Properties for 19 years and spent 3 years at Uncle Neal’s. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington. Ann enjoyed arts and crafts, playing cards, cribbage, Yahtze, hunting, and fishing. She had a heart of gold, loved being with family and friends, and new members of the family were always welcomed with open arms. She had a special twinkle in her eye and a great sense of humor. Animals always held a special place in her heart also. Ann was a wonderful lady who will be so very missed by her loving family and friends.
Survivors include her husband; Bob Brown of Lexington, Nebraska; children; Kathy (Bill) Reagan of Las Vegas, Nevada; Gina Sohn of Gibbon, Nebraska; Sheri (Larry) Maggart of Lamar, Colorado; Ronnie Taylor of Lincoln, Nebraska; Mark (Leslie) Brown of Merriman, Nebraska; Randy Taylor and Julie of Lexington, Nebraska; Melissa (Donnie) Woodside of Lexington, Nebraska; and, Chad (Jessica) Brown of Henderson, Nebraska; fifteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; two sisters; Julie (Louie) Fettig of Worland, Wyoming; and, Eileen (Larry) Burkey of Broken Bow, Nebraska; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda; brother, Rick; mother-in-law, Betty Brown; and, two infant grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Neal Nollette celebrating. Burial will be in the Robb Cemetery south of Lexington. Visitation will be held Friday, October 31, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.