MAYWOOD -- Edna Ione (Davis) [Christensen] Towne went home to her Lord on June 13, 2008, at the age of 91, at North Platte, Neb.
Edna was born Jan. 29, 1917 near White, Hayes County, Neb., to Elmer and Martha (Hoschouer) Davis. She was the fourth of nine children and the last survivor of them.
She married Rudolph H. Christensen on June 16, 1934, at Oberlin, Kan. She and Rudy had five children: Roberta Christensen, Betty Goldstein, JoAnn (Alan) Sortore, Rudolph J. and Phyllis Christensen. Rudy's untimely death on Sept. 19, 1959, ended this union after 25 years.
After Rudy's death Edna worked for Farmers State Bank in Maywood for several years before joyfully marrying Virgil L. Towne of Curtis on Feb. 23, 1967, at Burlington, Colo. Edna and Virgil were happily married for more than 41 years.
Edna was a long-time member of the Maywood Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings and daughters Betty and Phyllis.
She is survived by her daughters, Roberta and JoAnn, both of Denver, Colo., son Jim of San Diego, Calif., and eight grandchildren. Roberta's children, Michael Miller of Denver, Colo., Jerry Miller of Tucson, Ariz., and David Miller of Grand Junction, Colo.; Betty's children, Soren Goldstein, Donna Fife and Ilana Lutz, all of Sunnyvale, Calif.; JoAnn's children, Craig Harwick of Sterling, Colo., and Kristen Poland of New Castle, Colo., and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:30 am, Tuesday June 17, 2008, at Maywood Christian Church with Dale Heimer officiating. Interment will follow at the Maywood Cemetery.
Viewing is today until 8 p.m., at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Maywood Christian Church.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.blasestrauser.com
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial is in charge of arrangements.