BEAVER?CITY -- Elsie Clason Dunlap, 85, formerly of Arapahoe, died Saturday (Dec. 30, 2006) at the Beaver City Manor.
She was born Feb. 23, 1921, at Orleans to Theodore and Millie (Noren) Christensen. She grew up in Edison, where she attended school.
She married Wayne Clason on March 7, 1936, at Norton, Kan. They farmed south of Beaver City until his death on July 4, 1964.
In Sept. 1965, she attended Nursing School at Kearney, receiving her LPN degree.
She married Wayne Dunlap on Oct. 2, 1966, at Beaver City. They lived in Arapahoe. He died on July 17, 2000.
She worked as an LPN at Cambridge Hospital and later Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Arapahoe. She retired in the mid 1990s. She lived in the Oxford and McCook nursing homes, before moving to Beaver?City Manor on March 12, 2004.
She was a member of the Town and Country Extension Club of Beaver?City and Church of Christ of Arapahoe.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Wayne Clason and Wayne Dunlap; two daughters, Janice in 1940 and Joycelyn Hyke in 1976; twin grandsons, Ronnie and Donnie Chapman; three sisters, Edith Young, Edna Harman and Estelline Brown; two brothers, Ralph and Paul Christensen; two sons-in-law, Gary Chapman in 1973 and Robert Hyke in 2002.
Survivors include her son, Dennis Clason and wife, Karla of Beaver City; two daughters, Juanita Clason and husband, Merle of Beaver City and Norma Lee?Chapman of Oxford; three step-sons, Charles Dunlap and wife, Thelma of Kearney, Don Dunlap and wife, Nancy of Lincoln and Rod Dunlap and wife, Sara of Middleburg, Fla.; one step-daughter, Charlotte Cady and husband, Larry of Odessa; 12 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 26 step-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Grace Brethren Church in Beaver City, with the Rev. Dwain Fowler officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery at Beaver City.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home in Beaver City, and prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Condolences or personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of arrangements.