Lexington Resident: Helen Barta (1932-2017)

  Helen H.P. Barta, 84, of Lexington, Nebraska, went to be with her Lord on Friday, February 24th, 2017, at her home in Lexington.
  Helen was born September 5th, 1932, at Hamill, South Dakota to John and Elsie (Schwarz) Ropers.
  She was united in marriage to Donald Barta on October 3rd, 1954, at Callaway Lutheran Church in Callaway, Nebraska. Five children were blessed to this marriage; Zelda, Roger, Glen, Gladys, and Howard. 
  Helen loved to garden, grow flowers, crochet, and quilt. She was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was active in various ladies groups.
  Helen is survived by her children:  Zelda (Dennis) Wood of Duncan, Nebraska; Roger Barta of Lexington, Nebraska; Glen Barta of Mt. Washington, Kentucky; Gladys (Greg) Johnson of Columbus, Nebraska; and Howard Barta of Leigh, Nebraska; also one sister, Anna (Edmond) Graczyk of Sumner, Nebraska; fifteen grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren with two on the way; several nieces, nephews, and many relatives. 
  Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; two sisters, Minnie Hanson and Betty Barta; two brothers, Louie Ropers and Henry Ropers; one granddaughter, and one great-granddaughter.
  Funeral Services will be Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating.
  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.
  Visitation was held Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 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. To share online condolences with the family, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Former Lexington Resident: Barbara Caraway (1937-2017)

  Barbara Ann Caraway, 79, of Safety Harbor, Florida, passed peacefully with her family at her bedside on Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at Evergreen Manor Assisted Living Facility.
  She was born February 28th, 1937, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Martha Samson. She was raised by her mother along with the loving support of her grandmother, aunts, and uncles. She attended school in Dayton, Ohio where she graduated with the class of 1954. She served in the Navy at the Pentagon where she met Bob at the Officer’s Club sometime in 1961. She also said she would never marry a farmer, and later said, “never say never”!
  She was united in marriage to Robert Caraway in Dayton, Ohio in 1962, and made their home outside of Lexington, Nebraska by Johnson Lake. Barb was welcomed to Nebraska by the “Southsiders” where she found some of the most genuine and caring people on earth who would become lifelong friends. 
  They were blessed with four children; Karen, Connie, John, and Alan. Barb loved being a mother, and found herself going to many piano recitals, ballet practices, and basketball games throughout the years. She would later be going to four weddings for each of their children in Florida.
  After the children were raised she worked as the secretary at St. Ann’s Catholic Church for several years. She volunteered at the hospital gift shop and was active in the community with many organizations. Monthly luncheons kept her active and connected with her girlfriends.
  Bob and Barb decided to finally move to Safety Harbor, Florida in 2014 after much persuasion by their children. This next chapter of life, being Grandma to her grandchildren was the joy of her life. She was always ready to share her life lessons and stories with the next generation.
  Barb is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) of Safety Harbor, Florida, two daughters, Karen (David) McCrae of Palm Harbor, Florida, Connie (Dean) Smith of Tarpon Springs, Florida; two sons, John (Stacy) Caraway of Safety Harbor, Florida, and Alan (Cari) Caraway of Lutz, Florida; eight grandchildren, RD (Mary), Derek, Shanna, April, Annabelle, Colton, Logan, and Landon; eight great-grandchildren; Rene’, Damian, Grace, Faustina, Caleb, Nathan, Natalie, and Ryan; sister-in-law, Patricia Moon of Lexington, Nebraska. Also surviving are nieces, Terri (Dale) Fritz of Wilber, Nebraska, Jean (Tom) Ackerman of Scottsdale, Arizona, Sandra (Steve) McDonald of Firth, Nebraska, and Lorri (Erv) Warner of Arapahoe, Nebraska.
  Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Samson, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and her brother-in-law, James (Bud) Moon.
  It was Barbara’s wishes for cremation. There will be no visitation.
  A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 4th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Espiritu Santos Catholic Church in Safety Harbor, Florida with Reverend Father Brad Reed celebrating. 
  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Father Jose Chavez celebrating.
  Inurnment will be in held in the St. Ann’s Cemetery at Lexington.
  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations made in her memory to: National Parkinson’s Foundation at (https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/SPageNavigator/donate_form.html) or Empath Suncoast Hospice at (http://empathhealth.org/get-involved/donate/).
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, Nebraska is assisting the family with local arrangements. To share online condolences, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Lexington Resident: Nancy Loose (1955-2017)

  Nancy A. Loose, 61, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Saturday, February 18th, 2017, at home, following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
  She was born July 23rd, 1955, in Lexington, Nebraska, to James and Fern (Breeden) Dodd. She attended school in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School with the class of 1973. 
  Nancy was united in marriage to Vic Loose on May 30th, 1975, in the Chapel of the Lake at Johnson Lake, Nebraska. Three boys were blessed to this marriage; Nate, Cale, and Gage.  These boys, including Vic, were the loves of her life. She lived for her kids. As they grew up she was involved in the PTA, was a room mother, and never missed an activity they were involved in. 
  Nancy was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school.  Her other loves were flowers, reading, movies, cooking, baking, and was a collector of “stuff”. She enjoyed going to the casino with her friends, and spending time with them whenever possible.
  She held various jobs throughout the years; her latest jobs included working at Elwood Care Center, Walmart, and Plum Creek Market Place for a time.
  Nancy was a kind person, always wanting people to be happy, always had a smile on her face, and was involved in Dawson County Relay for Life even before she was stricken with cancer. She always wanted to help wherever possible. She will be truly missed.
  Survivors include her husband; Vic Loose of Lexington; sons; Nate (Stacey) Loose of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Cale Loose of Lexington, Nebraska, and Gage (Amanda) Loose of Lexington, Nebraska; two brothers; Steven (Jennifer) Dodd of Ferndale, Washington, and Stan (Georgianna) Dodd of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren; Kyra & Riley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; aunt; Bonnie (Steve) Pfister of Lexington, Nebraska; also surviving are extended family members, and many dear friends.
  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents.
  It was Nancy’s wishes for cremation. There will be no visitation.
  A Memorial Celebration of Life was held Saturday, February 25th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Polly Deppen-Williams officiating.
  The family recieved friends prior to the Memorial on Saturday morning. 
  Memorials are suggested to Dawson County Relay for Life.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.  To share online condolences with the family, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Lexington Resident: Arthur Holliday (1926-2017)

  Arthur William “Bill” Holliday, 90, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Wednesday, February 15th, 2017, at Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington.
  Bill was born May 18th, 1926, in Amherst, Nebraska, to Fred and Edna (Freeze) Holliday. He attended Amherst Public schools. 
  He was united in marriage to Elaine Johnson on October 19th, 1949, in Lexington, Nebraska. She preceded him in death on January 10th, 2011.  The couple was blessed with two sons; Rod and Dan. Bill worked in the farming business until 1979, when he went to work for Orthman Manufacturing. He retired from Orthman’s in the mid 1990’s. He and Elaine also had a mowing company, mowing many lawns around the Lexington area. In fact, Bill was still mowing some lawns just a year ago. He loved being outdoors during the warm months.
  You could always find Bill at A&D Cafe every morning having coffee with his buddies. He so enjoyed getting the news of the day. 
  Bill had a gentle nature, and a sweet smile that made his eyes just sparkle. He will be truly missed by his loving family, and friends.
  Bill is survived by his sons; Rod Holliday of Waxahachie, Texas and Dan Holliday of Lincoln, Nebraska; three grandchildren; Stacey (Nate) Loose of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Matt (Shayla) Holliday of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Rodney, Jr. (Suzanne) Holliday of Waxahachie, Texas; many great-grandchildren; two brothers; Jess Holliday of San Antonio, Texas and Dave Holliday of Winnebago, Minnesota; two sisters; Meryl Kneeland of Lexington, Nebraska, and Mardi Griffis of Albuquerque, New Mexico; also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
  He was preceded in death, in addition to his wife, by his parents; two sisters, Jean and Judy, and one grandson.
  Funeral Services were held Monday, February 20th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating.
  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
  Visitation was held Sunday, February 19th, 2017 at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
  Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or Donor’s Choice.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington assisted the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Memorials Suggested: George Finnell (1938-2017)

  George W. Finnell, 78, of Brady, Nebraska, died February 13th, 2017 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska. 
  He was born December 15th, 1938 in Indianola, Nebraska, son of George Wesley and Inez (Hall) Finnell. George grew up in the Northport and Bridgeport area. He graduated from high school in 1957 and joined the US Navy where he served for four years. 
  George married Marlene Colerick on March 1st, 1964 at Bridgeport; to this union three children were born - Todd, Troy, and Amy. He spent many years as a USDA meat inspector and processed deer. George was active in his community - helping his neighbors and lending a hand where needed. He especially enjoyed family time. He was a Red Cross blood donor, a member of the Masons and Shriners. George was an active member of the Brady UMC and served on the church board as a trustee. He supported the kids in his community by being a bus driver and attending ball games.  
  Surviving are wife, Marlene Finnell of Brady, Nebraska, two sons, Troy (Marci) Finnell of Wright, Whyoming, Todd (Denise) Finnell of Brady, Nebraska; daughter, Amy Finnell of Farnam, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren - Rich, Cassie, Shawn, Les, Steph, Kendra, Colt, Wylee, Cole, Ian;  and two great grandchildren, faithful companion Maggie; many friends and extended family.  
  George was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, two sisters Margaret and Frances and several nieces and nephews. 
  Memorial services was held at Brady Public School, 112 E Popelton, Brady, Nebraska Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am with Pastors Neil Kloppenborg and Janie Freeman officiating.  
  Interment followed in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.
  Memorials may be given to the Brady United Methodist Church, PO Box 96, Brady, NE 69123 or Callahan Oncology Center, PO Box 1167, North Platte, NE 69103.  To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.

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