Former Lexington Resident: Marsha Pearson (1948-2017)
Marsha Jean (Naprstek) Pearson, 68, of Jasper, Texas, died suddenly Monday, January 2nd, 2017, at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Marsha was born January 3rd, 1948, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Milford and Myrtle (Bartos) Naprstek. She was united in marriage to Joe Pearson on May 9th, 1969, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington. They moved to Texas years ago. The couple raised three sons, Mike, Todd & William. Joe preceded her in death on August 22nd, 2007.
She found love again when she met Ralph Cofty. The couple lived in Jasper, Texas. They also had a timeshare in Kissimmee, Florida, where they so enjoyed spending time with family and numerous friends from around the world.
Marsha loved to travel, collect chickens, glassware, and antiques, fish, quilt, and Facebook. Every summer she would come “home” to Nebraska for the annual family reunion. She had a keen sense of humor, “the Naprstek humor”, for those who understand! Her death was sudden and unexpected, and she is celebrating her birthday today in Heaven.
Survivors include her companion, Ralph Cofty of Jasper, Texas; sons, Mike (Lana) Pearson of Liberty, Texas, Todd Florom of Kentucky, and William (Cerissa) Florom of Dayton, Texas; two granddaughters, Brandy Marie, and Makenzie; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin (Carol) Naprstek of Meter, Georgia, Milton (Arla) Naprstek of Minden, Nebraska, and Milford “Hap” (Loretta) Naprstek of Lexington, Nebraska; five sisters, Mary Todd of Simi Valley, California, Sally (Wes) Esslinger of Lexington, Nebraska, Marilyn Fuqua of Kearney, Nebraska, Martha (Ed) Dory of Lexington, Nebraska, and Marjorie (George) Trent of Columbus, NE; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and a host of friends.
Marsha was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Tonya; siblings, Marvin, Maxine, and Marion.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 6th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Rob Kuefner and Pastor William Ohlmann officiating.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 5th, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with local arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.