LEXINGTON — LaVere A. (Harvey) Brinkman, 91, of Lexington, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Rob Kuefner officiating.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.

Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.


She was born April 23, 1928 in Lexington to Albert and Mina (Fellers) Kring. She attended school in Lexington and graduated with the class of 1946. After graduation she completed her studies at the Midwest Academy of Cosmetology in Lincoln. LaVere was a hairdresser in Lexington for 42 years.

On June 7, 1948, she was united in marriage to Teddy M. Harvey at First United Methodist Church in Lexington. To this union two children were born, Tammy and Ted. Teddy preceded her in death on March 19, 1989.

On Feb. 14, 1990, LaVere was united in marriage to Bill Brinkman in Lexington.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she served on various committees as well as volunteered in the kitchen and taught Sunday School. She was a member of the Soroptimists, Lexington Investment Club and volunteer for Meals On Wheels.

LaVere enjoyed gardening, cooking and supper club. She loved attending her kids’ and grandkids’ activities. She was an avid Husker fan.

Survivors include her daughter, Tammy Hutt of Kansas City, Mo.; son, Ted (Kelly) Harvey of Lexington; five grandchildren, Tessa (Chae) Menard of Kansas City, Mo., Tara (John) Kammerer of Overland Park, Kan., Tawna (Ryan) Rhone of Omaha, Ashley (Drew) Anderson of Kansas City, Mo., and Jake Harvey of Lexington; 13 great-grandchildren, Madison, Evan, Alia, Alex, Claudia, Sophie, Maya, Madden, El, Faith, Claire, Emerson and Nash; sister, Irene Rachow of Scottsbluff; and nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Teddy; brothers, Virgil Kring and Glenn Kring; and sister, Inez Carpenter.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences may be shared at reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.