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  Viva C. Klein, 94, of Arapahoe, Nebraska, former Lexington resident, died Saturday, July 1st, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Arapahoe.
  She was born February 18th, 1923, in Elwood, Nebraska, to Walter and Edna (Parsons) Fish. Viva grew up in the Elwood/Lexington area since 1939. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Klein on November 14, 1939, in Lexington.  Four boys were blessed to this marriage; Larry, Tom, David, and Terry. 
  Viva was a faithful member of the Evangelical Free Church in Lexington. She enjoyed camping, gardening, sewing, quilting, and crafting. 
  She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved attending her son’s activities while they were growing up. As a mother of four sons you know she had a great sense of humor (she had to)! She was a great lady who always had a beautiful smile. She will be so missed.
  Survivors include her sons; Larry (Marge) Klein of Fort Lupton, Colorado, Tom Klein of Walden, Colorado, David Klein of Waco, Nebraska, and Terry (Sandi) Klein of Beaver City, Nebraska; eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 
  Viva was preceded in death by her parents; husband, grandson, Brian; three sisters, Vivian, Angie and Fern; and, daughter-in-law, Marilyn.
  Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Evangelical Free Church in Lexington with Pastors Duane Russell and Michael Boling officiating.
  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
  Visitation was held Wednesday, July 5th from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church.
  Memorials are suggested to Dawson County Relay for Life or the Donor’s Choice.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.