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Schroeder, Edna Blanche (Webb) 1921 - 2020

SCHROEDER, WEBB, RAHLF, EXLINE, FRANA, QUAIL, VANDERPOOL

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/4/2020 at 13:56:32

Edna Blanche Schroeder, 98, a long-time resident of Elma, IA, died Saturday evening August 29, 2020 at the home of her granddaughter in Cashion, OK, where she had recently moved, surrounded by family.

Graveside services will be performed at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 5, 2020 by Pastor Dan Christensen. Burial will be in the Howard Cemetery in Elma, IA.

Edna is survived by her daughter Muriel Rahlf of Tripoli, IA and daughter Patricia Exline and husband Jim of Wellston, OK. Granddaughters Pamela Frana and friend James Peter, Candace Quail and husband Ronald, MaLinda Vanderpool and husband Martin. Grandsons Jeffrey Rahlf and wife Kim, Kevin Exline, and Michael Rahlf and wife Jessica. Along with 12 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her loving husband Merle R. Schroeder, her parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and son-in-law Russell Rahlf.

Born September 6, 1921 in Alta Vista to John Ross and Edna Iona Webb. She graduated from Alta Vista Public High School in 1939, while in school she worked at the telephone company in Alta Vista. Edna married Merle Schroeder on June 15, 1941 at The Little Brown Church in Nashua. She was a very active member of the Elma United Methodist Church and served many years on the Howard Cemetery Board with the responsibility of plotting the cemetery. Edna worked as secretary at the Elma Coop Creamery as well as the school secretary for a time. She served as Secretary of the Elma Development Corporation while building Colonial Manor and did a great deal of volunteering in her community. There was likely never a conversation had that she did not speak of one or more of her 30 grandchildren and how proud she was of them. She gave the best hugs and loved getting them in return.

In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in her honor to Physician’s Choice Hospice 14324 N. Western Ave Edmond, OK 73013 or memorials may be directed to Elma Park or City of Elma at the following websites. https://www.cfneia.org/affiliates/elma-area or http://www.elmaia.com

Source: Conway-Markham Funeral Home database

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