William L. McCandless, 98, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, April 7th, 2018, at Brookdale Senior Living in Lexington with his family by his side.
  Bill was born December 15th, 1919, in Burlington, Iowa, to John Thomas and Gretchen Elizabeth (Milliman) McCandless.  He attended primary school in Clearfield, Iowa and Bedford, Iowa.  Following his schooling he farmed in Iowa. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1937-1939.  He then learned his diesel mechanic skills from a correspondence course. 
  He was united in marriage to Lucille Snyder on October 7th, 1939, in Hiawatha, Kansas.  Five children were blessed to this marriage, Arlene, Carol, Judy, Don & Sharon. The couple moved to Lexington in 1952.
  Bill worked as a mechanic for Valley Implement, Wink Implement in Elm Creek, sold welders, baled hay, did custom farming, trucking, and farmed until he was 89 years old. 
  Bill was never one to walk away from hard work.  His start in life was a tough one, but as he said, “taught him how to work hard and he never walked away from that”.  He was a kind man with a heart of gold.  He always fought for the underdog, never took any guff from anyone, and loved those who were sometimes unlovable.  His belief in doing good ran deep.  He had a mouth like a sailor, but a soft touch and always a twinkle in his eye.
  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, and the Eagles Club, where he served as a Trustee for several years.
  Survivors include his children; Arlene Reed of Lexington, Nebraska, Carol Stock of Lexington, Nebraska, Judy (Morrie) Andres of Cozad, Nebraska, Don (Linda) McCandless of Lexington, Nebraska, and Sharon (Michael) Gerken of Wichita, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren with three on the way; two brothers-in-law, Leo Snyder of Arizona, and Edward Snyder of Washington; two sisters-in-law, Fern Mingus of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Betty Cook of Council Bluffs, Iowa; also surviving are nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.
  Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; sister, Jean Kitzman Blumer; and sons-in-law, Larry Reed and Calvin Stock.
  Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 12th, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Shields officiating.
 Burial will be in the Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.
  Visitation was held Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
  Memorials are suggested to Central Ne. Human Trafficking Outreach, the Dawson Co. Parent/Child Center or Donor’s Choice.
 Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.  Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.  
Marjorie E. (Gilbert) Worley of Cozad passed away March 18th, 2018 at Cozad Care Center at the age of 98. Marge was born March 6th, 1920 in Eustis, Nebraska to James and Margaret (Cooley) Fair. She attended Lexington High School and graduated with the class of 1938. 
  Marge married Glenn Gilbert and were blessed with 2 children, David and Judy. Marge worked at the dime store and helped with the family dry cleaning service. She was an amazing cook and went all out for Dave and Judy's birthdays. She enjoyed entertaining and having friends over for food and drinks. Marge loved playing bridge with the ladies during the week and poker with the gentlemen on the weekend. Marge would later marry Darrell Worley. Marge enjoyed dancing with each husband and belonged to a local dance club. 
  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Glenn Gilbert and Darrell Worley; sister, Thelma Bullock; grandson, Derek Gilbert and granddaughter, Rhonda Morrison. Survivors include her son, David Gilbert and wife Judy of Cozad; daughter, Judy Anderson and husband Denny of WA; brother, Don Fair and wife Joan of Wahoo; grandchildren, Erin Gilbert of WY, Blake Gilbert of CO, Brooke Smith and wife Sandy of ID, Pat Smith of OR, Kimberly Sassali and husband Brett of Cozad and Michelle Spotanski and husband Cory of Cozad; and numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services were held Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Jill Boyd officiating. Visitation was Sunday from 4 to 6 at Berryman Funeral Home. 
  She was born February 3rd, 1949 in Burton-on-Trent, England, daughter of Aurthur Price and Marian Hardwick.
  Judith grew up in Swadlincote, England and attended Sir William Alitt High School.  She later graduated from Mid-Plains School of Nursing. She lived in England and Germany before making her home in Gothenburg.  Judi married Harold Davis on May 18, 1973 at Burton-On-Trent, England.  They had two daughters - Andrea and Adrienne.  Judi worked as a nurse for many years at Gothenburg Hospital and Cozad Hospital.  She loved spending time with her family and friends; especially the Thursday's Girls Club.  She enjoyed traveling, knitting and flower arranging.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church.  
  Judi was best described as an "Angel on Earth".  She kissed and embraced everyone she came in contact with.  She was "Auntie Judi" to so many children.  She was the most caring and compassionate nurse you could receive.  Her ready laugh and soft English accent was endearing and timeless.   A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.  If you knew her, you loved her. 
  Survivors include her husband Harold Davis of Gothenburg, two daughters, Adrienne (Michael) Thomalla of Gothenburg, NE, Andrea (Bobby) Kelley of Cedar Rapids, IA; five grandchildren - Cameron, Shannon, Luke, Caleb and Halsey; three brothers, Stephen (Marilyn) Price, Adrian (Janet) Hardwick, Nicholas Hardwick; two sisters, Susan (Barrie) Jones, Delia (Rob) Dubry; along with extended family. Judi treasured her many special friends including Ethel Hull, Leona Cummins, Peggy Yancy, Tammy McMichael, Shannon Aden, Jane Jareske, Shirley Heidebrink, Trudy Else, and so many others. 
  Judith was preceded in death by father, Aurthur Price; mother, Marian (George) Hardwick, brothers, Paul Hardwick and Anthony Price, sisters, Betty Edge and Joan Cali, and Ken Hodgkinson. 
  Memorial Services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jamie Norwich McLennan officiating.  
  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Judi Davis Memorial Nursing Scholarship and may be sent to 1011 22nd street, Gothenburg, NE 69138.
  To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.

Marjorie E. (Gilbert) Worley of Cozad passed away March 18th, 2018 at Cozad Care Center at the age of 98. Graveside services will be held Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Jill Boyd officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 at Berryman Funeral Home.

  Phyllis Birdean Whitefoot Maline, 100, of Lincoln, a lifelong Nebraska girl, passed away December 20th, 2017. Born April 28th, 1917, to George and Dora Whitefoot, she grew up on Hardscrabble Ranch near Lodgepole, with her two sisters, Irma Kreider and Lucille Richmond. She graduated from Hastings Business College where she met her husband, Glendon Maline. They built a family business together in Cozad and raised their two daughters, Betty Ann Maline and Barbara Bartle. Later she worked at Cozad State Bank for fourteen years. After 77 years as a Cozad Haymaker, she moved to Lincoln in 2015. 
  Her interests and activities included crocheting hundreds of caps for cancer patients, china painting and playing bridge. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church and a member of PEO Chapter IB. When asked about her longevity, she attributed it to a positive attitude and....good luck! 
  Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband and by her son, Richard Maline. Surviving her are daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Ann Maline and Andy Armbruster of Davidson, N.C., and Barbara and Bob Bartle of Lincoln; grandchildren, Charlie (Allison) Garner, Jane Murray, Greg (Tammy) Garner, Megan (Thenus) Franklin, Drew (Susan) Armbruster and Ali (Kelly) Bartle. She was blessed with 13 great-grandchildren.
  Memorials may be given to the Cozad United Methodist Church, 1515 Avenue B, Cozad, NE 69130; Maline Family Scholarship Fund, Cozad Community Schools Foundation, Box 540, Cozad, NE 69130; or The Monarch Hospice House c/o Eastmont Towers Foundation, 6315 O St, Lincoln, NE 68510.
  A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Private family inurnment will be at the Cozad Cemetery. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.