Evelyn Joan Breeden, 89, of Cozad, Nebraska, died December 20th, 2017 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska.  
  She was born October 25th, 1928 in Lexington, NE, daughter of Clarence and Ethel (Evans) Reiter.  She attended school in Lexington graduating from Lexington High School in 1946.
  Evelyn married James Breeden on November 27th, 1949 at Lexington; to this union two children were born- Kathryn and Bill. She worked for Evans Dress Shop in Lexington and Five & Dime in Cozad, Nebraska. Evelyn enjoyed reading in her spare time.
  Surviving are daughter, Kathryn and husband Ernest Nelsen of North Platte, NE; sister-in-law Bonnie and husband Steve Pfister of Lexington, Nebraska. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
  Evelyn was preceded in death by husband, James Cecil Breeden, parents Clarence P. Reiter and Ethel Reiter, son, Bill Breeden, brother Lee Reiter, sisters Mary Lou Taylor and Charlotte Selk and their spouses.
  Graveside services were held at Cozad Cemetery, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 with Pastor Larry Viter officiating. 
  Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice.
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