Leona A. McNerny

Monday, September 21, 2009

June 14, 1917 - Sept. 19, 2009

LEXINGTON -- Leona A. McNerny, 92, of Lexington, died Saturday (Sept. 19, 2009) at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.

She was born June 14, 1917, at Fairbolt County, Minn., to August Henry William and Amelia (Fredricks) Carstens. She attended the Lutheran Church in Elmore, Minn.

She moved to Kansas in 1929, and was confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Bird City, Kan. She married James Michael McNerny on March 5, 1938, at Benkelman. While living in Bird City, the couple owned and operated the Sinclair Station until moving to Frontier County in 1944, where they farmed. In 1994, she moved to Lexington to be near family.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James and one brother, Maynard.

Survivors include her three sons, William Dale McNerny of Lexington, Darrell Lynn and wife, Herdis McNerny of Puyallup, Wash., and Douglas Carl and wife, Kathy McNerny of Madison; two daughters, Deanna Mae Wach of Estes Park, Colo., and Zelda Marie and husband, Richard O'Hanlon of Lexington; one brother Howard Paul Carstens of Florida; two sisters, Velma Esther Kruse of Bird City and Irma Dorothy Deeds of Colby, Kan.; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with the Rev. Michael Gruhn officiating. Burial will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bartley Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Online expressions of sympathy may be directed to reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Memorials are suggested to the family or the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.