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Edna  Earle  Maurer
     Edna Earle Maurer, 100, of Gothenburg, died October 3 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
     She was born February 10, 1912 in Gothenburg, daughter of Robert and Grace (Aunspaugh) Davis.
     Edna graduated from Gothenburg High, class of 1931. She taught school at District 81R for three years and married Collis Maurer on June 7, 1935. The couple had two boys, Richard and George. They farmed in Lincoln County where they raised corn, pigs, cows, chickens, and a garden. Edna loved to cook, raise chickens, gardening and playing games. She was a member of the Union Aides Society and the American Lutheran Church.
     Surviving are her son Richard Maurer of Gothenburg; five grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren along with many extended family.
     Edna was preceded in death by husband, Collis H Maurer in 1981; son, George Maurer in 1998; her parents; four sisters, Helen Giboney, Jessie Davis, Opal Kicker, Dorothy Davis; two brothers Kenneth and Wyatt Davis.
     Services were held at American Lutheran Church, Friday, October 5 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Tom Wilson, Lonna Grabenstein PMA officiating. Interment followed in the Peckham Cemetery, Gothenburg.
     Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church Kitchen Fund or Youth Groups, 1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138. Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
First published in The North Platte Bulletin print edition on 10/10/2012
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