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Grace E. Schultheiss

Grace E. Schultheiss, 78, of Hershey died April 7, 1995, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was born at Poole on Nov. 12, 1916, to Ivan Roscoe and Anna Henrietta Tatum Edson. At an early age, her parents moved to Farnam, where she grew up and graduated from Farnam High School in 1934. She was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Moorefield and was organist at the church for a number of years.

She married Herman L. Schultheiss at Gothenburg on April 6, 1935. They lived southeast of Eustis for three years and move to the Hershey community in the spring of 1938. Mrs. Schultheiss served several years as music chairman of the Lincoln County Extension service. She was also a council member of the Extension service and was a member of O'Fallon's Meadowlark Club. She was a 4-H leader and was grand lady of the Hershey Fall Festival in 1988. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Sutherland.

Survivors include her husband, Herman, of Hershey; a son, Dean (Marcia) Schultheiss of Tustin, Calif.; three daughters, Rose Ann (Marvin) Young of Martinez, Ga., Virginia (Jerry) Kasha of Marietta, Ga., and Kay (John L.) Schurr of Farnam; two brothers, George Edson of Farnam and Ivan "Dock" Edson of Fremont; three sisters, Trena Stevenson of Hershey, Dorothy Freeman of Tucson, Ariz., and Ruby Carmin of Borrego Springs, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dell, and a brother, Earl.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in North Platte with Pastor R. W. Schwarz of Grace Lutheran Church of Sutherland officiating. Burial will be in the North Platte Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and until service time Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C and Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established.



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