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Mary Lou Kristensen - June 11, 2017


Mary Lou Kristensen, 87 years of age from Minden passed away on June 11, 2017 at Bethany Home in Minden.
Mary Lou Kristensen was born Mary Lucinda Martin, Feb. 24, 1930, in Kenesaw. She was the daughter of Walter Bernard Martin and Anna Ella Martin (McCormick).
She grew up in the Kenesaw area and graduated from Kenesaw High School in 1947, with her diploma and Professional and Normal Training certificate. After passing the state exam, she began her teaching career at the age of 17 in a one-room school, District 54 in rural Kearney County. The next year, District 14 in Adams County offered her a raise in salary and she moved on to that one-room school. She soon realized that to be a better teacher she needed a college education. The next year she attended Nebraska State Teachers College in Kearney. She graduated in 1952. She then taught in Lexington for one year.
for complete obituary see June 21 Courier