Memorials Are Suggested: Don B. Ozanne, age 63 (1951-2014)
Don B. Ozanne died on November 15th, 2014 in Papillion, Nebraska.
Don grew up in Cozad, Nebraska and graduated from UNL in 1974. Don played football for the Huskers where he was a part of the 1970-71 National Championship and set a record for tackles in a freshman game.
He taught and coached football, basketball and wrestling for Gretna High School before becoming a realtor for 35 years.
Don was a top agent in Sarpy County and has been associated with Kendel Homes and NP Dodge for many years.
Don lived a life that reached many people and will always be remembered in our hearts.
Survived by Wife: Connie; sons and daughter-in-Law: Jacob and Christina Ozanne, Clark Ozanne, all of Papillion. Brothers: Raymond Ozanne, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Doug Ozanne, Cozad. Sister-in-law: Colleen Ozanne, Lincoln, Nebraska, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Don is preceded in death by parents Raymond and Frances Ozanne; brothers and sister-in-law: Keith and Marie Ozanne and Jim Ozanne. Sister: Wilma Nunley.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 20th, 2014, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Papillion.
Family gathering with friends Wednesday 5-8 pm at mortuary.
Memorials suggested to the American Heart Association.
Memorials Are Suggested: Viola “Toots” Bevard, age 95 (1918-2014)
Viola Victoria “Toots” Bevard, 95 of Bayard, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, with her family by her side at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Viola was born November 15th, 1918 in Stamford, Nebraska, to Lawrence A. and Margaret L. (Poehlman) Abbott. Viola was nicknamed, “Toots” at the age of three by her father and was then known as Toots, throughout her lifetime.
Toots was united in marriage to Edgar Lynn Bevard on April 13th, 1936, in the Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska and to this union two children were born.
Toots and Lynn made their home in Cozad, Nebraska, until relocating to Scottsbluff in 1967.
Toots resided in Bayard the last several years to be closer to her granddaughter.
Toots was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and the First United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing and reading. She held several jobs throughout the years, but her preferred role was that of wife, mother, grandmother and aunt.
Survivors include her son, Bob (Darlene) Bevard of Kearney, Nebraska; daughter, Judy (Orval) Whited of Bayard; three grandchildren, Michelle Bevard of Hilo, Hawaii, Scott Bevard of Kearney and Holly (Mike) Zier of Bayard; two great-grandchildren, Nikki Victoria (Logan) Le Droit of Bayard and Allen Michael Zier of Bayard; two sister-in-laws, Ruth Abbott and Ann Abbott both of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Toots in death were her parents; husband, Edgar Lynn; sister, Altra Payton; six brothers, Ernest, Amos, Clarence, Clifford “Kip”, Oren and Chester.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at the Cozad United Methodist Church in Cozad with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.
Burial followed at the Cozad Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.jolliffefuneral home.com and www.berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Former Lexington Resident: Amelia “Millie” Nicks, age 96 (1918-2014)
Amelia “Millie” Nicks, 96, of Denver, Colorado, a former Lexington resident, died Saturday, November 8th, 2014, in Denver, following a brief illness.
Millie was born February 26th, 1918, in Minatare, Nebraska, to Johannes and Rosina (Schmidt) Kufeldt.
She graduated from Lexington High School in 1936 and married her first husband, Walter Wells in 1937. Three children, Barbara, Walter and Carolyn followed. After his death in 1955, she worked part-time and returned to college, graduating from Kearney State Teacher’s College with a degree in Special Education. She taught first in the Lexington School District and then became the director of the Nebraska State School for Trainable Retarded Children in Cozad, Nebraska. She also earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Nebraska.
She married Harry “Howard” Nicks in 1968. Following retirement from the state school, she and Harry owned and managed a filling station south of Lexington on Highway 283, Nicks Sinclair, which she ran until 1995. They retired to Johnson Lake, where Howard died in 1997.
In 2004, she moved to Denver to share the home of her daughter, Carolyn.
Following Carolyn’s retirement in 2011, the two traveled extensively, in the western Caribbean, Alaska, the Northwest and Canada, a safari in Africa, Australia and New Zealand and a three week riverboat trip down the Volga in Russia, as well as returning to Nebraska and visiting her daughter in Texas and grandchildren’s families in Nebraska, Iowa and Washington.
Millie was known for her wisdom, kindness and generous nature. She was happiest when she was taking care of someone, cooking for her family and friends. On her travels people naturally gravitated to her, in awe of her willingness to open herself to new experiences. She often said that when change comes, you must open your arms and embrace it.
Millie is survived by her children, Barbara (Ray) Dickey, Arlington, Texas; Walter Wells, Beatrice, Nebraska; and Carolyn Wells, Denver; four grandchildren, Steward (Karen) Dickey, Arlington; Scott (Cynthia) Dickey, Woodinville, Washington; Brett (Rondalin) Wells, Beatrice; and Meagan (Mike) Wallinga, Orange City, Iowa; 10 great-grandchildren, Logan Dickey, Kristin Dickey, Abigail Wallinga, Allison Wallinga, Anna Wallinga, Madelynn Wells, Triston Wells, Camille Hennerberg, Calvin Hennerberg and Reese Hennerberg; sister, Lea (Charles) Hays, Central City, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Walter Wells and Howard Nicks and siblings, George Kufeldt, Carl Kufeldt, Rosella “Rosie” Kufeldt Minch, Alexander Kufeldt, Dorothy Kufeldt, Solomon “Sam” Kufeldt, David Kufeldt, Pauline Wells, Wilhelm “Willie” Kufeldt, Lydia Kufeldt Hettinger and Philip Kufeldt.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, November 21st, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Bill Ohlmann officiating.
A reception will be held at the church following the graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Millie’s life. Donations are suggested to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation (DPLFF) Schlessman Branch, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, Colorado 80204.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with local arrangements.
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Lexington Resident: James N. Screws, Sr., age 67 (1947-2014)
James N. “Jim” Screws, Sr., 67 of Lexington, Nebraska, died on Friday, November 14th, 2014, at BryanLGH East Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jim was born March 12th, 1947, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, to Robert C. and Josephine I. Screws.
Jim grew up in Holly Bluff, Mississippi, where he attended grade school until the age of 9. The family moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Jim graduated from Palmer High School with the class of 1965.
Jim attended college at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. He worked construction as a Dry Waller until becoming disabled in 1975.
In 1991, the family moved to Lexington. Jim attended college classes at UNK in Kearney.
He was united in marriage to Alice Snyder on February 22nd, 1969, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Three children were blessed to this marriage; James, Daniel and Julie.
Jim loved being involved with the Masonic Lodge and Shriners. He was a past Master of Thistle Lodge #61. He was in the Scottish Rite and York Rite. The DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, Rainbow Girls and Eastern Star all held a special place in his heart. Jim was presented the honorary Legion of Honor in the DeMolay and the Grand Cross of Color by the Rainbow Girls.
Always a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church, Jim enjoyed singing in the choir. He loved people, researching genealogy, playing Nintendo and performing with the Plum Creek Players. He had a heart of gold and was there to help whenever called upon. Jim will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife; Alice Screws of Lexington; sons, James (Robin) Screws, Jr. of Eustis, Nebraska and Daniel Screws of Lexington; one daughter, Julie Screws of Lexington; four brothers, Eldon (Bobbie) Screws of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Ray (Reiko) Screws of San Jose, California; Bo (Joyce) Screws of Holcomb, Mississippi and Jerry (Sheila) Screws of Denver, Colorado; three grandchildren, Kasie Moore, Amy Moore and Tony (VonDa) Grueschow; three great-grandchildren; Tay-Ven Moore, Rhome Moore and Myia Moore; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dolly Screws.
The Family has honored Jim’s wishes for cremation. There will be no visitation.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be (today) Thursday, November 20th, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating.
Masonic Rites will be recited at 9:30 a.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington prior to the Memorial Service.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church or to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington in assisting the family with arrangements.
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Former Overton Resident: Norma June Young, age 75 (1939-2014)
Norma June Young, 75, of Lincoln, Nebraska, former rural Overton, Nebraska, resident died Saturday, November 8th, 2014, at Monarch Hospice Care in Lincoln, following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
She was born June 26th, 1939, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Jesse and Agnes “Leora” (Fowler) Rice. Norma moved with her family as a young girl of four to Scottsbluff, Nebraska. This is where she graduated high school with the class of 1957. She then went onto further her education at Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln.
Norma was united in marriage to Kenneth Maynard Young on April 3rd, 1960, in Lexington. Four girls were born to this marriage; Linda, Kendra, Kimberly and Lisa. The couple farmed in rural Dawson County near Overton. In November of 2011, Norma moved to Legacy Estates in Lincoln to be near her daughters.
She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, where she was active in L.W.M.L., Ladies Guild and Bible Study. She also helped with Sewing for Babies with a group of ladies from Overton as well as being a member of UCIC Extension Club.
Norma was a beautiful person inside and out, always helpful, and always cheerful. Her family was her life. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and became quite the “Techy” on her iPad with emailing and doing crossword puzzles.
Norma is survived by three daughters; Linda (Tom) Nicholson of Lincoln; Kimberly (Randall) Franzen of Omaha, Nebraska and Lisa (Marty) Norton of Lincoln; son-in-law; Brad (Rhonda) Lahm of Eagle, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; Andrea (Kyle) Albrecht of Austin, Texas; Kenneth Lahm of Kansas City, Missouri; Cory Coffman of Lincoln; Torrie Franzen of Lincoln; Elizabeth Norton of Wayne, Nebraska and twins, Rachel and Rebecca Norton, both of Lincoln; one great-granddaughter, Molly Ann Albrecht of Austin; as well as extended family and many friends.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maynard and daughter, Kendra Lahm.
Funeral services will be held (today) Thursday, November 13th, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastors Rob Kuefner and William Ohlmann officiating. The casket will be closed. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Register book signing and visiting with family will be held Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Dawson County Historical Society.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.
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