Lorene M. Meyer, 88, of Broken Bow, Nebraska, formerly of Lexington, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Broken Bow Care & Rehabilitation.
  Lorene was born April 4, 1929, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Lorenz and Edith M. (Pickerill) Wilken.  She attended school in Lexington. 
  She was united in marriage to Dick H. Meyer.  Three children were born to this marriage; Grant, John, and Lorene E.  Dick died in 1987.  She enjoyed going to the Grand Generation Center where she loved visiting with friends.
  Lorene made her home in Lexington for many years, until moving to Broken Bow when her health began to decline.
  Survivors include two sons; Grant (Connie) Meyer of Cozad, Nebraska, and John Meyer of Broken Bow, Nebraska; one daughter, Lorene E. Meyer of Lincoln, Nebraska; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. 
  Lorene was preceded in death in addition to her husband, by her parents; and two brothers, Carl & Bill Engler.
  It was Lorene’s wishes her body be cremated.  There will be no visitation.
  A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at l:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington with Pastor Daniel Sauer officiating.
  Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.  Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
  Joyce Irene Royle, 75, of Lincoln, Nebraska, former Lexington resident, died Saturday, December 30, 2017, at The Ambassador in Lincoln.
  She was born June 15, 1942, in Mitchell, Nebraska; she was adopted by Arthur and Della (Young) Hughes.  She grew up in Ravenna, Nebraska where she attended school.  Joyce was united in marriage to Loren N. Royle on May 25, 1958, in Hazard, Nebraska.  Six children were born to this marriage, Loren, Leroy, Debra, Glen, Niels, and Becki. 
  The family lived in Ravenna, Litchfield, and Denver, Colorado before they settled in Lexington in November of 1978.  She worked for Sperry New Holland for a time as well as other odd jobs around town.  Joyce was a Licensed Beautician for over 26 years, and worked at Village Court Beauty Salon.  She did purchase the shop in 1996.
  In her spare time she enjoyed crocheting, reading romance novels, but she mostly enjoyed being with her family, especially the grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 
  Joyce so loved her customers; they were like family to her, and she will be very missed by all who knew and loved her.
  She is survived two sons, Loren D. Royle of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Glen E. Royle of Fort Collins, Colorado: two daughters, Debra A. Abrams of Elm Creek, Nebraska, and Becki J. (Scott) Meredith of Lincoln, Nebraska: two grandchildren, Aaron J. Reimers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Andrea (Alex) McDaniel of Elm Creek, Nebraska: two great-grandchildren, Gage & Madden.
  Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, two sons, Leroy and Niels; and one brother, Harry.
  Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating.
  Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.
  Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018, from 5-7 pm. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
  Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements.  Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
  Rita Mae Tingelhoff Adams, 89, of Overton, Nebraska, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 4, 2018, in her sleep at her residence in Cozad with her daughter, Marietta, granddaughter, Randi Cook, and three of her great-grandchildren by her side.
  Rita was born August 31, 1928, on the Tingelhoff farm in rural Dawson County, Nebraska, to Henry A. and Clara (Ortmeier) Tingelhoff. 
  She was united in marriage to Billy C. Adams on June 10, 1953, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington.  The couple traveled with the Air Force for several years, but made their home in Overton in 1970.  Rita then babysat for many years loving all the little ones who grew up who called her Aunt Rita and even Grammie. 
  Rita and her family raised rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and ducks.  She loved to garden and can, filling her shelves as well as her children’s with goodies.  Besides canned goods she loved to bake and could make the best pies and cookies.  When she sat down she loved to play cards, especially pinochle, cribbage, and pitch.  She enjoyed embroidery and many a girl received a set of pillowcases for their high school graduation. 
  She followed all sorts of sports on TV being a big Nebraska Husker and Minnesota Viking fan.  She resided in her home in rural Overton until she moved in 2013, to her daughter Norma’s house where she continued to be found rocking babies, cutting vegetables, folding laundry, studying spelling words, coloring pictures, or playing card games on her tablet. 
  Rita was a faithful member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington.  She was a member of the Funeral Dinner Committee, and spent time collecting cakes and salads for funeral meals for many years.
  She was a true angel on earth and will be so very missed by all who knew and loved her.
  Rita is survived by her children; Marietta Adams of Henderson, Nebraska, Jolene Fischer of Cambridge, Nebraska, Norma (Gary) Yeutter of Cozad, Nebraska, Kellie (Brian) Anderson of North Platte, Nebraska, and Thomas Adams of Bellevue, Nebraska; nine grandchildren, Eric Fischer and (Michelle Doetker) and their children, Nick, Christina Aaliyah, and Hailea of Cambridge, Nebraska, Tyler Fischer of Grand Island, Nebraska, Brooke Fischer of Cambridge, Nebraska, Megan (Brad) Reed, of North Platte, Nebraska and their children, Kinlee and Brody, Clint Yeutter of Virginia, Randi (Justin) Cook and their children, Dakota, Carolyn, and Logan of Cozad, Nebraska; Myriah (Austin) Durner and their children, Montana, Monte, and Milee of Cozad, Nebraska, Chareese (Shawn) Daffer and their daughter Makenna of Indianola, Nebraska, Clarissa and Tim Hansen, of North Platte, Nebraska, Lew Marsolek and son Josiah of North Platte, Nebraska; sisters, Willie Campbell of Kentucky, Dorothy Bergstraesser of Smithfield, Nebraska, Dee (Jim) Saulsbury of Iowa, and brother, Mick (Phyllis) Tingelhoff of Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Kay Tingelhoff of Eustis, Nebraska, and Ellen Adams of Kansas. 
  Rita will also be missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and all the children she babysat through the years. 
  Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Adams; children, Connie, Joann, Marie Kathleen, Mary Elizabeth; her parents, Henry and Clara Ortmeier Tingelhoff; her brother, Lawrence Tingelhoff; brothers-in-law, Lyle Bergstraesser, Homer “Bud” Adams, James “Harold” Adams, Larry Adams, Kenny Brandenberg, John Dorner; and, sisters-in-law, Donna Brandenberg, Jeannette Dorner, and Carol Adams.
  Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Jose Chavez celebrating.
  Burial was in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery.
  Visitation was held Monday, January 8, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
  Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church or to the family for later designation.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington assisted the family with arrangements.  Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
  Johnnie Joe Tvrdy, 85, of Platte City, Missouri, formerly of Lexington, died Monday, January 1, 2018, at Hillview Nursing Home in Platte City.
  He was born October 25, 1932, in Sumner, Nebraska, to John and Mary (Kutnik) Tvrdy.  He graduated from Overton High School with the class of 1951. 
  Johnnie served his Country in the United States Army from March 4, 1953, until his honorable discharge on March 1, 1955, as a Corporal.  He was united in marriage to Peggy Dixon on February 2, 1956, in Cozad, Nebraska.  Three sons were blessed to this marriage; Terry, Larry, and John.  The couple made their home near Lexington since 1956. 
  Johnnie farmed from 1956 until 1973, when he went to work for Sperry New Holland, until they closed the Lexington plant in 1985. 
  He was a member of the VFW.  He enjoyed collecting guns, hurricane lamps, playing Bingo, and was a constant teaser.  He loved playing practical jokes, and being with the family, especially the grandkids, and great-grandkids.   
  Johnnie is survived by his three sons; Terry (Kim) Tvrdy of Central City, Nebraska, Larry (Deb) Tvrdy of Cozad, Nebraska, and John Tvrdy of Kansas City, Missouri; Sister-in-law, Mavis Tvrdy of Ralston, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren with one on the way; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy in 2006; two brothers, Ed and Art; and sister, Pat Ruhter.
  Funeral Services were held Friday, January 5, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor Daniel Sauer officiating.
  Burial with Military Honors was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
  Visitation was held Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel.
  Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington assisted the family with arrangements.   Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneral.com.
  Leslie A. “Bud” Hickenbottom, Jr. was born July 10th, 1928, in rural Callaway, Nebraska, to Leslie Sr. and Anna (Lewis) Hickenbottom, the fifth of nine children. He passed from this life on Sunday, December 24th, 2017, at the Callaway Good Life Center.
  Bud lived his entire life in Callaway, Nebraska, except for his time in the United States Air Force from March 9th, 1951, until his honorable discharge on February 7th, 1959, where he was a staff sergeant, serving in Japan, Colorado and California, during the Korean War.
  While serving in Colorado, he met and married the love of his life, Luella (Marie) Cadwallader. Following the military years, Bud and Marie moved their growing family back to Callaway, where they raised their five children.  Bud farmed for most of his life, and after the children were raised, he and Marie began a new business venture, Bud and Marie’s Steakhouse, from which they both eventually retired.
  Bud, always being a farmer, took over gardening after his wife of 44 years passed away on August 13th, 2000.  He enjoyed gardening, and had a sense of pride, when others asked him for advice. Bud was very proud of the years he served his country, and also of his son, Dean, and grandsons, David and Christian’s service in the Army.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, as well as playing pool, cards and dominoes.
  Bud never knew a stranger.  He had an amazing outlook on life and was known for his great sense of humor and turning frowns upside down. He will be remembered as one of Callaway’s “characters,” known and loved by Callaway residents of all ages and walks of life, as well as those from the neighboring towns.
  Bud was preceded in death by his wife; four brothers, Donald, Alvin, Roger and James; three sisters, Dorothy (Lloyd) Edwards, Mildred Hickenbottom, and Laura (Palmer) Bybee; son-in-law, Rene Twohig; and a stillborn grandchild.
  He is survived by his sons, Dean and Karen (Crow) of Spokane, Washington, and Mike and Stacy (Reier) of Cozad, Nebraska; daughters, Micki Twohig of Curtis, Nebraska, Terri and Joe Schierbeek of Rockvale, Colorado, and Cheryl and Lee Nielsen of Wood River, Nebraska; sister, Lois Franzen of Grand Island, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren, Lane Hickenbottom, Ryan Gibson, Monaca Brown, Shane Miller, Cody Milller, Chris Twohig, Jessica Crowder, Kayla Schierbeek, Kaleb Hickenbottom, Mallory Gibreal, Jordan Hickenbottom, Jennifer Raburn, David Nielsen, April Martin and Christian Nielsen; 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
  It was Bud’s wishes his body be cremated.  The family has honored those wishes. There will be no visitation.
  A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held Friday, January 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Callaway Community Center with Fred Werkmeister, PMA officiating.
  Inurnment with Military Honors will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway.
  Memorials, in lieu of flowers please, are suggested to the Callaway Good Life Center.
  Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home of Callaway is assisting the family with arrangements.