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Edna Ruth Christensen - December 20, 2013


Edna Ruth Christensen was born on Sept. 25, 1914, in Chase County, Nebraska, near Wauneta, to George and Cora (McElroy) Metcalf.
Edna received her education in the Wauneta Schools, graduating with the Class of 1932.
She was united in marriage to Glen D. Christensen on March 26, 1938. They spent their 57 years of marriage life on a farm east of Wauneta, where they raised their three sons: Richard, Alvin, and Neil.
She was a homemaker. She belonged to several extension and Social clubs. She was a very active member of the Wauneta United Methodist Church, holding many offices in the United Methodist Women.
Edna passed away early Friday morning, Dec. 20, 2013, at the Sunrise Heights Nursing Home in Wauneta. She was 99 years of age.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen in 1995; three brothers, George, William and Walter and sisters, Esther Novacek and Grace Oliver.
Survivors include: sons: Richard and wife, Judith, of Gaithersburg, Md., Alvin and wife, Joyce, of Lincoln, Neb., Neil and wife, Diane, of Brighton, Colo., eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, Dec. 27, 2013, 10:00 a.m. MT at the United Methodist Church of Wauneta with Pastor Bonnie McCord officiating.
Organist was Mrs. Diana Ham. Musical selections chosen were “Amazing Grace” by the great grandchildren and the congregational hymns, “Hymn of Praise” and “Morning Has Broken.”
Casketbearers were Karl Christensen, James Christensen, Kirk Christensen, Charles Christensen, Craig Schnitzler, Mike McClellan and John Christensen,
Interment followed at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta.
Visitation was held Thursday afternoon, Dec. 26, 2013, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. MT at the funeral home in Wauneta.
A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church of Wauneta scholarship fund.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home of Wauneta was in charge of arrangements.