Cynthia "Cindy" M Parsons, born August 28th, 1955 in Cozad, Nebraska to Georgia (Sheets-Parsons ) Bartlett and Melvin Parsons and went to be with her Lord on June 29th, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.   
  Cindy attended school at Lucerne Valley District 27 from kindergarten through 6th grade and then attended Cozad City Schools graduating in 1973. She graduated from Hastings Community College with an Associates Degree in Secretarial Science.
  On September 27th, 1975 Cindy married Greg Newton from Lexington, Nebraska. During this time she was employed at Countryman and Associates in Lexington. In 1983 Cindy moved to Kearney to accept a position at Eaton Corporation and later was employed with BD Construction. On May 24th, 1985, her daughter Kristina Marie was born at Good Samaritan Hospital.  
  In 1995 Cindy married David Brundage and moved back to Cozad in 1996. She was employed with Berrreckman and Berreckman Law Office and later became self employed with her bookkeeping service.  
  Her first grand babies, Hayden and Jordyn Pape, were born in July 2009 so Cindy moved to Lincoln to be closer to her family. In 2012 a third grand baby Ashlyn joined the family. Cindy's grand babies were her world. While in Lincoln she continued her bookkeeping service and developed a substantial client base and a network of extremely supportive friendships.    
  Survivors include her daughter Kristy and husband Steve Pape, grand babies Hayden, Jordyn and Ashlyn all of Lincoln, Nebraska. Three sisters; Kathy Gray-Goos of Holdrege, Nebraska, Pam and husband Bill Houchin of Riverdale, Nebraska and Mona and husband Rick Meyer of Mesa, Arizona. Two brothers, Lonnie and wife Kelly Parsons of North Platte, Nebraska and Michael and wife Jennifer Bartlett of Cozad, Nebraska.  She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.  
  Those preceding her in death were her parents Georgia Bartlett, Wayne Bartlett, Melvin Parsons and her niece Carly Gray.  
  The family has chosen cremation with a Memorial Service on Thursday, July 6th at Faith Bible Church in Lincoln, Nebraska at 11:00 a.m.  
  In lieu of plants and flowers please visit: to assist the family with memorial expenses.  
  Condolences may be sent to Kristy Pape PO Box 22302  Lincoln NE 68542.
  Floyd Earl Max, 83, of Brady, Nebraska, died July 1st, 2017 in North Platte, Nebraska.  
  He was born October 17th, 1933 in Freedom , Nebraska son of August and Gladys Max.
  Earl grew up in the Stockville and Cozad areas before moving to Brady. In 1953 he graduated from Brady High School. Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1956 - 1958. Earl married Jeanne Bailey in Gothenburg on September 12th, 1954. To this union three sons were born; Douglas, Marty, and Steven. 
  Earl worked at the railroad and was a foreman at Monroe for 25 years, after his retirement he worked for a farmer for ten years. 
  He was a member of the Brady School Board, was mayor and on the town board at Brady. Earl a member of the Brady Fire Department, and rode for the Pony Express starting in 1992. He enjoyed attending and watching grandkids sporting events, decorating his yard for Christmas, being outside whether it be mowing and maintaining his lawn. Earl was an avid hunter and always looked forward to November and the start of deer season. He liked making summer sausage and jerky and sharing it with family and friends. Earl loved telling storied to family and friends. 
  Surviving are wife, Jeanne Max of Brady, Nebraska, son, Douglas (Crys) Max of Gothenburg, Nebraska, son, Marty (Becky) Max of Hastings, Minnesota, son, Steven (Jill) Max of Ogallala, Nebraska, granddaughter, Amanda (Travis) Barkmeier of Lexington, grandson, Shane (Kelsey) Max of Gothenburg, granddaughter, Emily Max of Omaha, granddaughter, Katie (Eric) Olsen of Stillwater, Minessota, granddaughter, Abbie Max of St. Paul, Minessota,granddaughter, Stephanie (Jon) Snodgrass of Northfield, Minessota, Amber Max of Minneapolis, Minessota, grandson, Conner Max of Ogallala, granddaughter, Jade Max of Ogallala, great-grandkids, Kaden and Kooper Barkmeier, Bjorn Olsen and baby Max due in December, three sister-in-laws, Virginia Bailey of North Platte, Janice Bailey of Sun City West, Arizona, and Carolyn Bailey of Manhattan, Kansas.
  Floyd was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Norma Small, Devona Buss, Verna Miles, Betty Max, and brother, Jimmie Max.
  Book Signing will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 6th, 2017, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with the family present.
  Services will be held at the Gothenburg First United Methodist Church, Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with pastor Bobby Brueggeman officiating.  
  Cremation was chosen and inurnment will take place at Fort McPherson National Cemetery. 
  Memorials may be directed to the Brady Volunteer Fire Department, or the Brady School Foundation, or donors choice. To sign the online guest book, go to
  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:
  Jose Ricardo Velasquez, Jr., 24, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, June 26th, 2017, as the result of a traffic accident.
  He was born January 7th, 1993, in Fresno, California, to Jose Ricardo Velasquez Gonzalez and Cenorina Pedraza-Vizueth.
  Jose enjoyed lawn work, working out, lifting weights, listening to music, being with friends, BBQing, cooking, and being with family.
  Jose is survived by his mother and stepfather; Cenorina Pedraza-Vizueth and Placido Jesus Mendoza-Lopez of Lexington, Nebraska; father, Jose Ricardo Velasquez of Tennessee; five brothers, Luis Velasquez of Lexington, Nebraska, Moises, Josue, Isai Velasquez all of Texas, and Semai Velasquez of Tennessee; three sisters, Jaquelin (Yiye Rivera) Velasquez of Lexington, Nebraska, Denise “Erica” (Jose) Sanchez of New Mexico, and Stephanie Velasquez of Lincoln, Nebraska; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
  Funeral Services were held Thursday, June 29th, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at Dios Es Amor Church with Pastor Santos Ordonez officiating.
  Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.
  Visitation was held Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
  Memorials are suggested to the Family.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington  assisted the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: 
  Hattie Mae Skala, 89, of Lincoln, formerly of Cozad, passed away on May 29th, 2017 at the Tabitha Seagren House in Lincoln Nebraska.
  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church. Interment of ashes will be at Fairview Cemetary south of Cozad. 
  Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Friday, June 30th, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.