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Leona Edgar - September 19, 2012


Leona Schriner Edgar, 93 years of age from Minden, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, at Bethany Home in Minden.
Leona was born Aug. 3, 1919, in Friend to Henry and Gladys (Dillon) Engel.
She grew up in the Friend-Dorchester area and attended school in Friend.
Leona married Clarence Schriner on May 2, 1937, and they lived in the Bloomington-Naponee area. They later moved to Riverton, then to Franklin. Clarence died and Leona married Verle Edgar on June 5, 1976, and he died in 1994. Leona moved to Minden in 1996.
She loved being around her family. She spent many hours baby-sitting her grandchildren and loved every minute of that time. Her life-long goal was to be a good mother and grandmother, well accomplished!
Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Stokes of Ravenna, Gaylene Hill of Minden, Dianna Wilhelms of Oxford and Vicki Poppe and husband, Richard, of Byron; 19 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Shelton on Kennard, Lorene Frerichs of Beatrice and Arlene Matthews of Panama City, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Edith Schriner of Kearney.
She is preceded in death by her two husbands; son, Roger Schriner; granddaughter, Debbie; three great-grandchildren, Star, Mary and Joseph; sister, Marge; and brother, Don.
Funeral services were Sept. 22 at the Riverton Congregational United Church of Christ with the Revs. Baron and Nancy Cole officiating.
Burial was in the Riverton Cemetery.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home of Minden was in charge of arrangements.